Blank Screen in Windows® 7
The Windows 7 comes with many new features. Windows 7 has various attractive user interfaces with which you could easily access the system without the need of much effort and without needing any technical supports. But, Windows 7 desktop could show some issues. The most possible issue includes the desktop goes blank. You could be getting a black screen in your system instead of clear images displayed. You could be getting images or wallpapers in the system goes blank after every start up or reboot. There could be many reasons behind it. The most possible reason behind it is the issues with your video card. The system comes with an on-board video card which gets your system screen with high-clarity images and videos. If this card is damaged or expired; then the screen could certainly goes blank. Two video cards in a single form factor might also result in the issue.
Here are some steps to fix desktop problems in the Windows 7 system:
- Check for multiple cards
- Install new driver
- Activate Windows 7
Check for multiple cards
To get the issues resolved you need to firstly ensure that the system is plugged to the video output which allows you to see the boot screen and press function key to enter the set-up. Once you have entered into the set-up, you need to scroll through until you get the video adapter options displayed in the screen. When the option appears in your screen, you need to set it to 'auto'. Then, you need to turn off the system and switch the screen cable back to the onboard card and restart. After that, you log onto the Windows, you need to right-click on the wallpaper which could bring up the display settings box. If you get the card with no errors icons; then it means no errors with the card and with clicking on the 'Settings' tab, if you get two squares with number '1' and '2' in them; it means there is a conflict between the two and it causes screen issues. You need to remove one among these to resolve the issues.
Install new driver
First step to do is to boot the system in safe mode. Then, in the Control Panel window, open the Device Manager and expand the Display Adapters Tree. The next step is to right-click on the second 'NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2' or the video card and uninstall the card. Then, you could boot the system normally and the Windows could automatically install the default driver and could enable the second card. Then, you need to download the Windows 7 drivers for Windows 7 Series GPU. After a reboot, the drivers could get installed and after another reboot, you could all issues with the system screen dissolved.
The next step is to activate the Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System in your system which could be done with the help of Microsoft website. You could then run the 'scannow' command to replace any problematic files in your system. You could try opening a support incident with Microsoft to see if they could fix the activation status of your system. If the problem doesn’t get fixed, you need to wipe the hard disk drive and reinstall Windows in your system. This could make the system work properly with a fine display.
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