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windows 7 setup -- monitor in standby

    Question

  • I have started a Windows 7 setup on my computer. At the second restart, right after the Windows logo, my monitor goes into standby state and stays there, so I cannot finish the installation.

    I have searched a bit around and it seems that the Windows 7 setup comes with bad NVIDIA drivers which have this issue.

    How can I solve this problem? How can I finish the installation?

    Thank you, Albert

    Saturday, June 19, 2010 4:35 PM

Answers

  • Ok, I found a solution. When you press multiple times F8 at boot (just before Windows logo shows up), you got into the advanced boot loader settings. There is an option "enable low-resolution video(640x480)". With that option, I could recontinue and finish the Windows setup.

    Described with a few more details here:

    http://help.artaro.eu/index.php/windows-7/troubleshooting-windows-7/enable-low-resolution-video-in-windows-7.html

     

    • Marked as answer by Albert Zeyer Saturday, June 19, 2010 4:58 PM
    Saturday, June 19, 2010 4:58 PM

All replies

  • Someone else described the same problem on stackoverflow.

    http://superuser.com/questions/112769/monitor-goes-standby-on-windows-7-x64-installation/

    He did some further debugging:

    "It seems that drivers integrated into windows 7 setup are bad. I took my video card to friends computer, different platform, and got the same results. Then i put other ati card, installed windows 7 with it, powered off, put my HD4870, boot and instaled drivers from ati site. Everything seems to be working."


    Saturday, June 19, 2010 4:43 PM
  • Ok, I found a solution. When you press multiple times F8 at boot (just before Windows logo shows up), you got into the advanced boot loader settings. There is an option "enable low-resolution video(640x480)". With that option, I could recontinue and finish the Windows setup.

    Described with a few more details here:

    http://help.artaro.eu/index.php/windows-7/troubleshooting-windows-7/enable-low-resolution-video-in-windows-7.html

     

    • Marked as answer by Albert Zeyer Saturday, June 19, 2010 4:58 PM
    Saturday, June 19, 2010 4:58 PM