Video Card Vista start used to be Windows 7 Start - windows 7

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I have a video card that used to boot up in windows 7 - but know this computer with a GeForce 9500GT video card boots up with the Vista boot up logo.

I found out this was the video card because I have another card with another GeForce video. I took the swapped the video cards, and the indication changed. The original computer booted with the windows start up screen. And the test computer booted up with the vista boot up screen.

I was told by a local computer repair facility this had something to do with video drivers. I tried what the organization suggested and uninstalled all video drivers (I used generic Windows 7 Video Drivers). Then the organization recommended downloading the latest video drivers for the GeForce 9500GT.This video card has 512GBytes of memory. I did this. Then I was told to install the newly downloaded video drivers. I resrted the computer with the Vista login screen with windows 7 operating system, and the vista login screen was displayed.

I also purchased a new GeForce video card with 2 GBytes of DDR2 memory, and installed this in two different computers with the same vista start up with windows 7.

Can you provide any insight why this would occur?

Can Tech Support provide some sense to this issue.

Thank you for your support.
 
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Tom:
Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.
No disrepect intended, but I have never encountered a video card that will boot up in Windows.
I have a video card that used to boot up in windows 7
Please run this forum's sys info utility & post the results.
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links

Here's the method I use to update drivers.
Download the driver from the graphic card's manufacturer
2nd choice, from the chipset manufacturer
3rd choice: Windows update
Download Driver Sweeper from Guru3D if the chipset is nVidia or ATI
Install Driver Sweeper
control panel > upper right, set "view by" to "large icons"
Select the driver & uninstall it
Boot to safe mode
Run Driver Sweeper
WITHOUT rebooting, run the driver install program
Reboot; this time to normal mode.

HTH

RF123
 
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