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I now have windows vista ultimate 64 bit and when I install the nvidia graphics drivers, I get a blank screen at the windows startup, and no I am not still using the XP drivers.

I can of course get into safe mode, now going to try taking out one of my video cards and reinstalling the drivers again.
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post #2 of 10
That's probably your best bet. I never had this problem with 64-bit ultimate but uninstall everything associated with your driver and don't let windows install it for you. Stop it and go to nVidias site and get the drivers yourself. Vista installs generic ones that suck.
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Yeh I installed the ones from the nvidia site.
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Hmmm.... That's interesting. So you never even get to Windows unless it's in safemode...?
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I have the same issue with my ATI cards. I seem to have to remove one card, install the drivers, then reinstall the second card.
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well then I guess thats what I will do.

ericeod to save the day yet again.
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haha that's really weird how you can't just install cards anymore. Oh well. Good luck with those cards!!!
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well then I guess thats what I will do.

ericeod to save the day yet again.
LOL, wait until you try it first...

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post #9 of 10
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Still sucks, but on topic, I can tell vista sucks, it wont let me install nvidia drivers because it keeps installing microsoft's own video drivers, so I went to disable the automatic driver install option and it completely ignores it and still installs microsofts drivers.

So I tried to do "install updated drivers" and went to the location where I have the nvidia drivers, and it says that the drivers dont need to be updated because they are up to date already.
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post #10 of 10
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I dont think anyone will believe me when I say this, but it is my monitor.

I was only able to find one other guy on the entire internetz with this exact same problem and he was told it was his monitor, so I just threw a HannsG monitor on and I now have a display, he had a gateway monitor.

Both our monitors worked perfectly fine in XP.




EDITl:I feel like such a dousche, but I also feel very very frustrated.

I was very adament about not using the other DVI connector on my gts, because it never worked in XP, but I figured, ah what the hell you know, couldn't hurt, and ouila, I have a display.

So in XP, I can only get a display using the DVI connector closest to the mobo, and in Vista, I can only get a display using the DVI connector farthest from the mobo.
Edited by joemaniaci - 6/2/08 at 1:29pm
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