Nvidia Drivers... then nothing


G

Guest

Hello,
I'm running AMD 3700+ and (2) XFX 6600LE on an MSI K8N-Neo4 SLI Platinum. I
installed the latest x86 drivers from Nvidia. After hitting the "restart
now" button, Vista shut down normally, and my machine restarted. I selected
the Vista install, and the Vista loading bar comes up. After that, the
screen goes blank, as in the monitor doesn't get a signal. I looked up a fix
for it from Nvidia, and they say:
"Window Vista, All GPUs: Installing a new driver will sometimes
result in a black screen or no display.
This is an issue with the current Windows Vista installation process. This can
be worked around using the following instructions.
1 Uninstall all old drivers on your system using Device manager -> Display
Adapter -> uninstall."
My question is, how do I get to device manager if I have no display? And is
there any other way around this problem other than re-installing Vista?
Thanks.
 
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R

Richard Urban

At this point in time most people are installing beta drivers on a beta
operating system. In many cases, no good can come of it.

Both companies are still developing the final code, and many interactions
are to be expected.

Are you certain you downloaded and installed the correct Nvidia drivers
(beta) for VISTA - version 88.61?

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Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
(For email, remove the obvious from my address)

Quote from George Ankner:
If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
 
G

Guest

I ran into the same thing. Apparently there is no native Sli support in the
88.61 Nvidial driver or in Vista itself.. I read on another forum that Nvida
is working on a 90.xx driver that will fix this problem. I have had to
physically remove my number 2 video card in order to get Vista to load. Once
there, it crawls. Hope the new driver comes out soon.
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A8N-Sli Deluxe
Athlon 64 3700+ @2805 Mhz
2 x Asus 6800 GT in Sli (sometimes)
2 Gig Memory
1 20 Gig HD
1 500 Gig HD
 
G

Guest

Go into safe mode and disable the second graphic card in the device manager.
When you reboot the computer Vista will boot to the desktop.
 
G

Guest

I ran into the same thing, the only difference is that I have no SLi. This
apparently is fairly common among old Nvidia graphic cards. I still didn't
got it fixed... Hope I helped with all this useful information :p
 
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G

Guest

I'm having this exact same issue. I have the newest drivers from Nvidia, and
I've tried the beta drviers too. Blank screen after boot up. Was there ever
any kind of fix for this, or do I just have to hope Nvidia starts making
drivers that are actually operational?
 
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