GeForce 6200 512Mb + Win7 problems
Hello,

I bought a new in box but probably old in years GeForce 6200 512 Mb card to

Windows 7/sp1 64-bit.
dual core AMD
4 Gb ram
new (new old stock) GeForce 6200 512 Mb AGP card


Removed old card, put in the 6200, rebooted. System started, automatically tried to install drivers and said it did. Rebooted and the machine failed to fully boot. After the windows logo, got a blue screen and a crash dump message that went by quickly.

Booted safe+networking mode and downloaded the 280.26 for win7-74bit driver from NVIDIA and ran it. Told it custom install and "clean install". It did it, then rebooted and all was good. Found a 2nd monitor and added that and 2 screens were working. Old computer is good. After about a hour, the NVIDIA driver crashed (or so said the dialog which popped up) but the displays still worked. Went to bed and the computer hibernated.

Tried to resume and got a blue screen crash like the original. Tried a full power off, unplug the power cord, plug it back in and boot sequence. No go. Same blue screen.

So, boot safe mode + network and run the NVIDIA download again with the clean install option. It reboots, then boots up with the default VGA driver and proceeds with the NVIDIA install. But on final reboot, get the blue screen again.

Any suggestions? Cash is very limited at the moment and the $39 for a better video card that would support dual screen seemed like the way to go, but at this point it doesn't seem like it is going to work.

Thanks
-Dan
Hello,



I bought a new in box but probably old in years GeForce 6200 512 Mb card to



Windows 7/sp1 64-bit.

dual core AMD

4 Gb ram

new (new old stock) GeForce 6200 512 Mb AGP card





Removed old card, put in the 6200, rebooted. System started, automatically tried to install drivers and said it did. Rebooted and the machine failed to fully boot. After the windows logo, got a blue screen and a crash dump message that went by quickly.



Booted safe+networking mode and downloaded the 280.26 for win7-74bit driver from NVIDIA and ran it. Told it custom install and "clean install". It did it, then rebooted and all was good. Found a 2nd monitor and added that and 2 screens were working. Old computer is good. After about a hour, the NVIDIA driver crashed (or so said the dialog which popped up) but the displays still worked. Went to bed and the computer hibernated.



Tried to resume and got a blue screen crash like the original. Tried a full power off, unplug the power cord, plug it back in and boot sequence. No go. Same blue screen.



So, boot safe mode + network and run the NVIDIA download again with the clean install option. It reboots, then boots up with the default VGA driver and proceeds with the NVIDIA install. But on final reboot, get the blue screen again.



Any suggestions? Cash is very limited at the moment and the $39 for a better video card that would support dual screen seemed like the way to go, but at this point it doesn't seem like it is going to work.



Thanks

-Dan

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Posted 09/16/2011 07:58 PM   
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