Windows 7 Video Driver Issue

Hey guys, I've been having a recurring problem at least twice a day, and more when I watch video, where I'm using my HP 6930p elitebook and the screen goes white with dull lines running through it. My laptop originally came with windows vista and was upgraded through my school to windows 7 32 bit. The problem never occurred with vista, and I have read online that maybe the drivers haven't been updated for windows 7 yet. I've viewed my windows event logs for errors and it seems that error 7009 keeps occurring saying "A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 9 service to connect". My computer has ATI mobility radeon hd3400 series drivers. Thanks for the help in advance.

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Hello All. I installed windows 7 as an upgrade to XP, and I find that my Intel does not produce drivers for the Integrated 900 graphics card for vista! Windows 7 runs great on my machine in 1024x768, however I cannot run dual monitors, which is crucial to me using this computer. Can anyone think of a workaround, or a way to get dual monitors working on the standard VGA drivers included with 7.. Thanks for your help!

I found that performance has dropped a bit since switching from Vista (32 bit) to 7 (32 bit). Vista has always run smoothly for me but since trying out Windows 7 I've noticed lag in several areas such as:

- Choppy screensaver
- Highlight box (when holding button down on desktop and dragging over icons) is jumping
- Framerate when playing videos in realplayer doesn't seem to be up to par
- Typing lag
- A bit of jumpiness when moving windows around, or minimizing them
- World of Warcraft is choppy when in windowed mode (but runs fine in full screen mode)

Hopefully that all makes sense. The choppiness isn't overly horrible but definitely enough to be easily noticable.

Here are my relevant specs:
-Core 2 Quad 2.4
-8MB Cache
-500 GB HD (75% free)
-nVidia 8600 GTS

I'm pretty sure this issue has 'video driver issue' written all over it. I updated to the drivers that nVidia released specifically for windows 7 under windows update (their "prerelease WDDM 1.1") but it didn't seem to help.

Any thoughts or suggestions or similiar experiences to share would be greatly appreciated!

Im running ubuntu and windows 7 on a compaq preasario Sr5210nx. connecting wirelessly to a linksys WRT160Nv2 using a linksys WUSB600N usb adapter. Im using the exact same WPA2 setting under ubuntu and windows 7, but windows 7 wont connect (ubuntu connects automatically / flawlessly)

in the connection settings window, Windows 7 says that im not using the right type of encryption settings for my router. it says "you are using WPA2 which is not the right type of encryption, please choose the appropriate type for your router" but I AM using wpa2......

I tried to update the drivers but compaq makes no windows 7 drivers for my model...and the windows vista drivers would not installed drivers automatically and it says they are all working properly

at one point my computer connected to the internet, and was connected for a few days until i shut down the computer....while it was connected windows still showed me an "x" over the wireless connection icon, and in my network settings indicated that i was not connected to the internet (even though I was browsing the web)

help please....This is driving me insane, ive been trying to fix this for weeks.

​Hi all,

I've installed Win 7 a few days ago. I somehow installed the drivers such as wireless card, audio, etc. But I couldn't install the video driver, which was before ATI Radeon x300. I made a very deep search via web and Ati seems to not support some of their cards in Win7 and the solution is to download the driver's Vista x64 edition. I DID everything, billions of downloads, installations, everything I could do.. But I still don't have a video graphic card. Whenever I install some driver it seems to be installed right but nothing changes, even in Device Manager it is always shown as "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter"..

In XP when I intall the driver, it automatically changes in Device Manager but now, nothing changes, nothing.

If someone had the same problem before and solved or if someone have a little idea, I'd be appreciated.

About a good time ago, I came here with hopes that my labtop's lag issues would be fixed. Windows 7 System Lag Issues. That link you see there was my original post. About yesterday, I completely reinstalled Windows 7, hoping that would cure the lag. However, about a good 30 minutes ago, it struck again as it lagged the same way. Looking into resource monitor however made me discover something I had not noticed before. My labtop, while the lag happened, was constantly between 40 to 60% maximum frequency. So now, with this new information present, what could be the problem now that maximum frequency is affected? For information on the specs and whatnot, simply read the link presented.

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After initially announcing the new online Windows 7 RTM test destination, Yochay Kiriaty, Windows 7 technical evangelist on the Client Platform Evangelist Group, revealed the key focuses of the test scenarios put together by Microsoft. Windows 7 Test Drive is addressed at two separate audiences, and as such the website content offered is divided in two sections, one for IT professionals and one for developers.

As far as IT pros go, Microsoft wants them to test “Search Federation: See how Search Federation works and see how to set up search federation connector. BranchCache: Try BranchCache and enabling BranchCache in a virtual environment. Med-V: Learn about Med-V and enabling Med-V in a virtual environment. BitLocker/BitLocker to Go: Learn about enabling BitLocker and BitLocker to Go encryption using group policy. User Account Control: Controlling user access through User Account Control. Windows Troubleshooting: Observe first hand how the Windows Troubleshooting features work,” Kiriaty explained.

The best thing about Windows 7 Test Drive, on top of the fact that the resources and content are available completely free of charge , of course, is the fact that neither IT Professionals not developers will have to spend a single second downloading , installing and customizing the platform. Windows 7 RTM can be tested through short virtual labs which come accompanied with supporting videos.

Developers will be able to test Windows 7 labs for the “Taskbar (without the Thumbnail Preview or customer switcher due the Basic Windows 7 Video Driver used to facilitate this virtual lab), Libraries, Version Control, Version Checking, Troubleshooting Platform, Windows Ribbon, Sensor and Location and IE8,” Kiriaty added.

I'm having issues with windows 7 that have come out of nowhere! Windows 7 works great with no lags or issues until I watch a video for more than 5 minutes. It can be on youtube or on a media player. After about 5 minutes the video becomes choppy and the windows aero effects begin to lag.

If the video is put in a smaller resolution it works fine, but when in full screen or a bigger size it's choppy. My PC is up to date with nothing out of date. It has more than enough power to run fast and efficient.

I've tried many things to fix this, but nothing works. I've even updated my drivers. Nothing seems to work. Is there anyone that has experienced this that can help me out? I've looked though these forums but have not seen anything that could help. if anyone could give me any tips, it will GREATLY appreciated!

My system specs are:
-AMD Phenom (tm) II X4 820 Processor 2.80 GHz
-NVIDIA GeForce 9100
-Windows 7 64 bit

NOTE: I placed this in hardware, but I have a feeling this is a software issue... And yes, updated drivers WERE used.

Alrighty, I guess I'll get this started off with what my issue is in it's most basic form. I have a dual monitor set-up on my system, a 24 inch widescreen dell LCD monitor, and a westinghouse 32 inch LCD tv, using it as my secondary (movies, etc).

My issue is that when I'm playing a game, like WoW on my main screen (24 in) and I have a video or movie playing FULLSCREEN on my secondary monitor (32 in tv), My video will completely cut out on both monitors. My system isn't locking up, because i can continue to hear the sound from the movie and game. It is random on the amount of time before it cuts out, I may be able to watch a whole movie, or it may cut out after 5 minutes, it just varies, and when it does I have to hit my reset button to do a hard reset on my computer and let it reboot. I have no idea why this is occuring.

More background info: I've always been an nVidia fan, and was using a geforce 8800gtx in my system, windows xp, running dual monitors, NO ISSUE like the one described above. I could full screen and never have an issue at all. Since then I upgraded to windows 7, and the issue started happening. After rebooting and checking the event log it stated that my video driver stopped working. Well, I assumed maybe my card was starting to die, and this was the cause. I wanted to buy a more powerful card anyway, so I decided to purchase an ATI Radeon HD5850 OC edition (thinking that even if it wasn't my old card maybe nVidia just couldn't make a windows 7 driver to run dual monitors well). Put that in my system, and even REFORMATTED my pc and put a fresh windows 7 install on it just to make sure there was nothing messed up in the OS. Well it seems that it wasn't a video card issue because it's doing the same thing with this card as well. When I rebooted after this "blackout" I checked the event log it stated that the driver stopped working. So both the nvidia card and the ati card have both been dropping video due to the driver not working.. But not when I was running winXP....

Is there something i'm missing here??

My System:
Windows 7 Professional x64
ASUS P7P55D Motherboard
Intel Core i7 860
8 GB DDR3 memory
ATI Radeon HD 5850 OC 1GB GDDR5
1000W Power Supply

Thanks for your help.

I have Asus M2A-VM motherboard with onboard sound:
ATI Radeon HDMI @ ATI RV710/730/740 - High Definition Audio Controller PCI or
Realtek ALC883 @ ATI SB600 - High Definition Audio Controller PCI (not sure why there's 2 listed, used Everest to gather info)
upgraded video card:
ATI Radeon HD 4770 (RV740) Video Adapter

Ever since installing Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (had to format XP off the hard drive first), windows is saying there is no sound hardware, which there is cus it's onboard. Aswell, when I go to play World of Warcraft it says "Failed to find suitable display device" yet there doesn't seem to be a problem with it, unlike the sound which has the little x on the speaker in my taskbar...
I have downloaded multiple drivers and checked my BIOS to make sure that Plug & Play OS was enabled, but still no changes... Please help.

Hi guys. I've installed Windows 7 Beta 1 (7000) about 3 days ago. In the beginning everything was fine. Windows didn't found driver for my network adapter and sound. I tryed the driver from XP and it worked fine for network adapter. Then I tryed to soundcard, and it worked fine again. Then I tryed for video card, because the driver installed by Windows 7 didn't gave me the ideal resolution (1280x800). The video driver worked fine too. I was really happy, when my nightmare began... Let's talk about the issues:

1- When I try to calculate the Windows Experience Index, the system freeze.

2- If I open my video folder, wich have thumbs of the videos, it freeze.

3- The worst one. If I install Windows Live Messenger (even through Essentials), when I open WLM the system freeze.

In all the cases nothing works (keyboard, mouse...) and I have to shut down manually. The 3rd case is the worst because WLM starts when Windows starts up, so first I have to go in Safe Mode to disable WLM in msconfig before starting again.

Well, I think that the problem is in my video driver (SiS M760GX). I tryed the Windows XP and Windows Vista drivers without success... I'm trying to get the latest version but actually I'm almost hopeless...

My PC: Acer Aspire 3004LCi - Semprom 3100+ 1.8GHz - 1.2GB RAM (128MB in video) - HD IDE 160GB.

I hope someone can help me.

I fixed it!! Well... almost that. After trying tons of drivers with no success, I tryed to change the hardware acceleration. Just disabled the Direct Draw thing and no more freezes. Right now I'm using WLM9 and it's working perfectly. I hope Microsoft fix this bug, it happens with other drivers and video cards.

The video played fine under Vista, but since I upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium, it now freezes very often. It doesn't matter what software I use: Media Player, Media Center or Cyberlink PowerDVD. It doesn't matter whether I play DVD or live video stream from internet.
The first couple of times after reboot it works fine, and after that it starts to freeze, so that sound is usually played okay but video freezes. After system rebooting it works fine again for one or two times and then the problems occurs again.
It worked find under Vista, and the problem appeared immediately after upgrading to Windows 7.
I have all latest Windows updates and the driver for video card NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS is up-to-date.


Everytime I shut down my computer and turn it back on the windows aero theme reverts back to basic mode. I have tried going to personalize and changing it there but it doesnt do anything and I even went into the registry and edited it and that still didnt do anything. I downloaded the latest driver 12-8 for my video card that dropped my wei score so I downgraded to 12-4 still the same thing after shut down. Here are my specs.

Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 Processor AMD FX-8150 Memory CORSAIR DOMINATOR PLATINUM CMD16GX3M4A2400C9 Video Card # 1 AMD RADEON HD 6990 Video Card # 2 AMD RADEON HD 6990 Hard Drive # 1 CORSAIR FORCE 3 60GB Hard Drive # 2 WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLACK WD2002FAEX 2TB Hard Drive # 3 WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLACK WD2002FAEX 2TB Optical Drive # 1 LITE-ON IHES208 Power Supply OCZ ZX 1250W Case CORSAIR OBSIDIAN 800D Monitor DELL 2408WFP Operating System WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE SP1 64-BIT

I have another issue. Before I got windows 7, I was this current setup:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
4 x 1GB Kingston Value ram DDR2800 running in dual channel (While the model number is the same, 2 sticks are low profile the other are normal height)
Biostar TA690G-AM2 motherboard
ATI-Radeon HD4830 video card

This setup has worked fine with WIndows XP Pro 32-bit, XP Pro x64, and Vista 32-bit. I haven't tried Vista x64. However 7 doesn't like it. It seems whenever I put all 4 sticks of memory in all 4 slots, Windows bluescreens on startup. Windows will not start with all 4 sticks in. However if I just use 2 sticks in dual channel, or 3 sticks in single channel it works fine.

My theory is its not liking the 2 pairs of sticks being different and dual-channel being enabled. But it worked fine with 3 other versions of windows... why doesn't Windows 7 like it? Oh and btw before anyone asks theres no option in BIOS to turn off dual channel, the only way to turn it off is to put an uneven number of sticks in and break it manually.

Oh and btw I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. If anyone can offer me some advice that doesn't involve buying new memory I'd apprecieate it, as DDR2 just skyrocketed recently. My 2 pairs only cost my $40 alltogether a year ago, now I'm looking at a minimum of $70 to get 4GB again!

Older system, upgraded from XP to Windows 7 (32bit) a while back - has been working fine. Have been having issues with internet "dropping out" fairly regularly. ISP says problem on my end, so decided to install a new NIC. Disabled onboard NIC and pop'd in new PCI NIC.

Windows 7 sees the new card, installs it as Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC, but says it can't start (yellow exclamation in Device Mgr).

Removed this NIC and installed 2nd new NIC (different mfg.). Windows sees this one, installs it as Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC, but says it can't start (yellow exclamation in Device Mgr).

The 2 new NIC cards are:
Zonet ZEN3200 and Rosewill RC-402. Zonet's site lists the ZEN3200 as Windows 7 compatible.

So... was thinking that maybe Windows 7's generic (Realtek) drivers were corrupt. Found driver on Zonet's site for the card (Windows 7 32bit) and tried it, but Windows 7 tells me that the driver I have is "newer" and keeps it. Tried forcing it to the new driver, but it still tells me that it won't start.

Ran sfc /scannow, and it says all is fine - no fix.

I'm at a loss now... Is it "normal" for Windows 7 to see these very "generic" NIC's as the Realtek card? Ie, is this the "normal" driver that Windows 7 installs for plain jane NIC's such as these?

Suggestions please....

I just bought a new Lenovo Thinkpad T400. This is my 5th Thinkpad. It is a 2767-P1U. It is running Windows 7. I have the Lenovo drivers installed and have upgraded them to the latest available. I have also got Norton Anti-Virus 2011 and Office 2007 Professional. Windows is fully updated as well.

The processor is: Core 2Duo T9400 with 2GB Memory.

I am having issues getting the machine to shut down from the “Start > Shutdown” command. It continues to the shut down splash screen and has the rotating circle “hourglass” and stays that way. There appears to be little to no hard drive activity and it just sits there. After about 5 minutes of waiting, I am forced to use the actual power button to hard shut down the system.

In order to investigate possible causes to this problem I began by determining what programs are running at start up in MSCONFIG. Aside from a few IBM applications, Windows and Norton services nothing seems to be in there that should cause any issues.

I checked the Event Viewer and can see that there seems to be some issues with “miniport” drivers from AMD. I thought this may have something to do with the video drivers as they are ATI (now AMD) and removed the extra Catalyst stuff and left the drivers. No change.

I removed the Anti-Virus software completely. No Change.

I tried disabling the network adapters, including Wireless. No change.

One thing is certain. If I start the computer and sign into windows and then immediately click Start>Shutdown, it goes down in 10 seconds.

My questions are: Is this a power management driver issue? A video driver issue still? Some other “miniport” issue? Something I can’t see?

Does anyone have any insight into what is causing this?

I have an older laptop with Intel 855GM chipset. I tried a lot of tutorials on the net but nothing worked for me. The driver used to revert back on standard Windows 7 native driver.
I was able to get everything working correctly finally . I put up a tutorial with correct driver for all of you who have older laptops with this chipset.
This method should be universal .
The link for the tutorial:

Install 855GM Series Video Driver on Windows 7 - Tutorial

Please tell me if everything worked OK if you tried my tutorial. Post any questions if you want.

Hi, im running windows 7 7000 through Microsoft virtual PC 07 SP1 on Vista SP1 and windows 7 wont connect to the internet, can someone find me a driver. My motherboard is an asus P5Q SE

Hi! My father's computer been broken and he thought it was a virus attack. The problem is that it won't boot even though I tried all the choices (safe mode, boot from last good configuration,etc.). None of them worked. It kept repeating and repeating.

It's an upgraded version from Windows XP (to Windows 7).
Error code: 0xc0000039
Missing driver: win32/drivers/joyar.sys

What are the reasons that it happen?
How do I fix it?
Is only the solution to fix it is through its installation disk(repair) or by reformat?

Every time I start my computer from a cold boot Windows 7 installs all my hardware drivers (wireless card, audio card, etc.)

I havn't seen anything on google regarding my problem, so maybe I will be able to get some help from the "Windows 7" forums. ha

Windows: Windows NT6.1 (Build 7100)
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7100.0
Memory (RAM): 2048 MB
CPU Info: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6320 @ 1.86GHz
CPU Speed: 1804.3 MHz
Sound card: Speakers (12- High Definition A
Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT | NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors: 1
Screen Resolution: 1280 X 1024 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #8 | Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter #8 | VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
CD / DVD Drives: F: ASUS DVD-E616P3H
COM Ports: COM1
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 6 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 37.3GB | D: 37.3GB | E: 189.9GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 22.2GB | D: 32.2GB | E: 103.8GB
USB Controllers: 5 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not Detected
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
Product Make: PT890T-A
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info:
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: ECS PT890T-A
Modem: Not detected

Thanks in advanced,