Can you go back to a working restore point, check for Windows Updates, and see if it's suggesting a video card driver? If so, you can tell it to not suggest that driver again. Otherwise, you may have to step through updates individually or in small groups until you can tell which one is blowing up your system. Then, tell it not to suggest that update.

To troubleshoot any issues particular to that video chipset, we'd need to know specifics about make/model/etc.

On 12/16/2011 11:03 AM, pctech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:03:18 -0500
from:daparnin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
subject: [PCTECH] No video

I've got a new PC with a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit. The PC
boots, windows starts, and then the monitor says that there is no signal
and goes to sleep. The hard drive light flashes occasionally like it's
waiting for a log in but I can't tell. If I boot into safe mode or the
last working startup then it displays fine. This first started when I
loaded the chipset and other drivers following the Windows install. I
reverted to the last working startup, loaded the drivers individually, and
it was OK. I rebooted and it was still OK. I ran Windows Update and it
lost the video signal again. I reverted to the last working startup and
it was OK. I let my wife use it to get on the Internet and a day later
she said that it was doing it again.

It's a DVI video output on the motherboard with no VGA, although the
monitor supports both. I do have a decent DVI card that I could stick in
it but I would prefer to get it working as is. Ideas?


Dave Parnin

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