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04-08-2011 07:23 AM - edited 04-08-2011 08:01 AM
after formatting my computer and installing Windows 7 on it (up from Vista, 64 bit), the video card fan is suddenly making ALOT of noise; plus it gives the following error message when it boots:
"Unable to load NVIDIA Display Driver - You must update the video BIOS for the NVIDIA GeForce GT 220."
Also, when trying to play a simple card game like solitaire, it states something along the lines of: "Hardwareacceleration has been switched off, or isnt supported bij the videocard's driver."
I've tried installing both old and new drivers, and removing the driver completely so it will automatically install the default driver on startup, but nothing seems to work. Also it look like it's a hardware problem, since the Videocard's fan is suddenly making much noise (it always did that when starting up, but after windows had booted the noise usually died out.
The noisy fan is the one on the NVIDIA GeForce GT220 thingy:
And this is my desktop:
So, why did that fan decide to make noise after installing windows 7? It used to go silent after Windows had booted, but now the fan keeps on buzzing where it used to go silent...
Plus the desktop is currently running on an incredibly low resolution; it can't handle anything that requires a video card, so it's kind of denying the video card. But still the fan goes crazy all the time.
Will reverting back to the factory image help? I've tried spamming F11 on startup, but nothing happens (event hough it clearly shows "press F11 for recovery"). Also, after disconnecting everything from the PC that did work once, but the menu it showed was nothing like this at all:
So how to revert it back to the clean shipping status then?
Why did this happen by simply installing Windows 7, and how to fix it?
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04-08-2011 08:35 AM - edited 04-08-2011 08:40 AM
I don't see any firmware/BIOS updates for the video card on HP's website that are for Windows 7 or address the problem you have.
Did you try downloading and installing the latest video driver directly from nVidia's website?
I selected this one for your card assuming you upgraded to W7 x64:
Your video acceleration is turned off because the driver didn't load. Do you even have the Aero desktop?
See if the lastest driver will install and fix the issue you are experiencing.
04-09-2011 02:11 AM
I've managed to solve it after a night of messing around; installing new drivers didn't work whatsoever, since the problem stays that it doesn't load the driver until the Video Bios was updated. And installing other windows OS's didn't help either, or formatting the drive etc. etc. etc.
However, in the end I just set all disk partitions to non-active, rebooted the PC, and got into some weird menu (never saw that one before) that forced the desktop back to factory defaults (including the 'congratulations with and welcome to your brand-new purched desktop', lol), and after all was done the graphic card got recognized again and the errors stopped. Being curious, I installed Windows 7 again, and all the problems started once more. After another reset, I installed Windows 7 for a third time, but this time using 'update' rather than clean-install, and that seems to work fine so far.
So: set all partitions to non-active and reboot the PC. That did it for me in the end.