Windows 7 won't accept graphics card

By shadowgunner9 ยท 5 replies
May 2, 2011
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  1. I partitioned my hard drive today and split it into two, one containing Windows Vista and the new partition containing Windows 7. I booted up the Windows 7 partition for the first time and the colors were all weird, and it appeared to be a graphics card problem. I decided to update the drivers, and got the most recent ones. I installed the drivers and rebooted and everything, but it was still the same weird color. It's a problem with my graphics card, because when I go to Device Manager, it has a yellow triangle by the graphics card, and when clicked upon the properties, it gives Code 43 "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems." I have no idea what to do, and I hope someone on here does. Thanks for the help.

    My computer:
    -Nvidia Gefore 8800 GTX
    -Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4 GHz
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The graphics card may not be able to run Windows 7 as the Windows Aero interface needs DX10 or DX11 to operate correctly
  3. shadowgunner9

    shadowgunner9 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I know it is capable of DirectX 10, and shouldn't it be Windows 7 compatible if drivers are created for it?
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    If you get a code 43 with both Vista and Win7 then it's R.I.P. graphics card. I presume you are limited to 800x600 VGA output. Is the card's fan spinning up?
    If you get the code 43 on Win7 only then that would indicate you haven't updated/loaded the motherboards chipset drivers.
  5. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    The 8-series video cards are DX10 compatible.
    @shadowgunner9, it would be good if you could post a screenshot.
    BTW going by your description and as dividebyzero mentioned most probably and quite unfortunately your GPU has died :(
  6. rachitihm

    rachitihm TS Rookie


    Instead of using Device Manager's driver updater, go directly to the video card manufacturer's website for the driver.

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