Very unlucky... just can't understand this

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Takezo, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Takezo

    Takezo MDL Novice

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  2. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

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    Really strange, I never seen that. Perhaps you have some kind of video driver issue. What is your laptop's brand? Three DVDs is too much!
     
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  3. phasewolf

    phasewolf MDL Novice

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    I have seen the same thing on a desktop. Turned out it was a bad video card.
     
  4. koma

    koma MDL Novice

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    it's the rendering :) or a wrong driver or a messed up video card.
    Absolutely not a w7 related problem
    Sorry :(
     
  5. Takezo

    Takezo MDL Novice

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    Probably a bad video driver, tried another one and it was solved, but the driver itself is not very good compared to the one I was using.

    Interesting note is that I used this driver (I tried several versions, to see which one was the best for my GPU) with the Ultimate trial with no problems... then I switched to Home Premium (which is my OEM original version) that I downloaded and activated and now this happens... I will try again this with the Ultimate version, just to see if that happens only with Home Premium...

    Are you guys sure that it is not a problem with the ISO I downloaded of Home Premium? And I want to enphatize that I am not in any way using tools for piracy, I just downloaded the ISO, but the key is original (came with my laptop).

    My laptop is currently a Gateway P7908u, GPU GTX 260M.
     
  6. bassie995

    bassie995 MDL Novice

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    I don't think it is the ISO you use, but my guess is either bed drivers for your videocard, as some people say. But more likely: You have a broken videocard... Which can lead to some very annoying issues... I just had it, trust me ;).

    If I were you, I would try and lend a friend's videocard, and check if that one does the same. Then you at least know that it is either a hardware problem or the drivers. If you take a card that is (almost) the same as yours, and you have the same drivers as your friend, you know if it is a problem with your videocard itself: Try to get one that is the same, or almost. Then try that one and see if it still does this. Then, it is a problem with your PC (drivers etc.).

    If you don't know how to replace the videocard in a laptop, just go and ASK someone. Don't try it yourself, for your own sake.
     
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  7. berdinatilli

    berdinatilli MDL Novice

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    looks like bad video driver (issue related to 3d)
    first try turn off aero, if that helps try step two
    try get newer w7 compatible driver...
     
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  8. Takezo

    Takezo MDL Novice

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    Ok. I just reinstalled the Home Premium version again. Tried the Ultimate version with no problems as I can remember (with the same drivers). Using it with the same drivers and with no problems. I don't think it's a defective GPU. The interesting thing is that that happens not all the time, sometimes with a lot of windows opened one of them would do that, which could be solved by using the key alt + tab or Windows + D...

    The main concern is why that happened. Is not happening now, but I'm gonna stress it and test as many times as I can just to ensure everything is fine. I am currently using the Token Restore software to backup my activation, and it could be the problem. I will test the system, but I think everything is fine now...

    Thank you guys for everything