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Old 04-07-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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I recently got a HP Pavillion zd8000 which had Windows XP installed on it.

I installed windows 7 on it and had the graphics card problems where the screen wouldnt display anything.

I followed the directions for MObility Modder and the laptop worked fine.

Then a couple days ago, it would start up, show the login screen for about 5 seconds, then black out. i would hear the windows login noise but nothing would happen.

i experimented with it and found if i disconnected all power from the computer for about 10 seconds, then recconected it and started it up it would work

this is very annoying because i cant put the computer in sleep and would like to have it fixed
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Whenever I get any unexplained problems I normally try a power shutdown then go to the AMD site (for mine) and download the chipset drivers.

Don't know if a similar procedure would work for you (?)
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Going to the HP site there are only drivers there for XP so I would bet this hardware really is not compatible with Windows 7 and I doubt you will permanently solve the problems because of that. You really need chipset driver and video driver at least to be sure.

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Run the freebie version of this driver prog. SlimDrivers DriverUpdate - Update Drivers for Windows 7, XP, and Vista (left download button for the freebie) and it should find the relevant drivers if any require updating, but create a restore point first.
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