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no display in vista ulti 64

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I despise vista so much already.

I can not for the life of me install my nvidia drivers because vista keeps installing its generic drivers automatically regardless of even being in safe mode for example.

If I uninstall the generic drivers, and disregard restarting the comp, I can install the nvidia drivers, but I get a blank screen on startup, if I just completely isntall the nvidia drivers over the generics, blank screen on startup.

This is trying it with only one video card.

In advanced system settings, I have automatic installation turned off, but it vista disregards it and still installs them anyway.
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I thought you can just install it over the windows one. Works fine for me.
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I guess you haven't seen the Vista crashing/causes post in the News Section.

Have you checked for the latest and greatest drivers at nVidia?
Sometimes the previous version is actually the best to use... sometimes the drivers on the disk you got with the card suck too though
    
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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.



EDIT: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 1:31pm
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