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Windows wont boot with the addition of a physx card

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Mathragh, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Mathragh

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    Hi all,

    Heres the beef:
    Whenever i try to boot up my PC(see left) with a Nvidia 9500GT plugged in another PCI-E slot, windows wont boot. It'll be stuck on the windows icon thingy that you get before the login screen, or incidentally make it to the login screen, but freeze there. (after that, i hear some fans spinning up).

    I cannot fathom why this would be happening, since both my current card, and the 9500GT are perfectly fine( 9500GT boots as main card without the 7950 in the system).

    Things I've tried:
    - Putting the card (9500GT) in another PCI-e slot -> same result
    - Running the system stock -> same result
    - running the system with only 1 card(either one) -> boots fine
    - i've ran and SLI set-up before (with 2 8800GTX's) -> ran fine

    Soo, I was wondering if any of you guys had any idea what might be causing this/ potential solution.

    Perhaps I'm missing something totally obvious, but I guess you guys'll find out =D

    Maff
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    It looks like it is board have u tried talking with asus
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    That might be a good idea, I should still have warranty.

    However, dont you think the SLI set up i used to run wouldnt have worked either if it was a board problem?

    Just messing with ideas here:)
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    there is a chance its the os aswell or maybe even the bios
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    I suppose I could try to boot up in safe mode, and try to install some drivers from there?

    I'm also running the second-newest bios, apparently a day after I updated my bios the last time they released a new one lol.

    however, the release notes of the newest bios only list:
    1.Improve system stability.
    2.Enhance compatibility with some USB devices.

    I might try this bios update later, when I've got the time, but I'm not expecting a lot.
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    UPDATE:

    Apparently my conclusion that the card wasnt defective after booting up once was faulty.

    After retrying the card today it appeared to be defective.

    Soooo! mistery solved, this thread can be closed, and thanks newlife for responding:)
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    I know you've said your thread is closed now but I was wondering...

    You didn't mention any tweaks or physx specific installations. Have you tried this set up before because I was sure that an Nvidia Physx card with an AMD in your system requires specific driver tweaks and software?

    If that software side of things is sorted then that's all cool, just ignore me but last I heard, you can't use a physx card without some tweaking - see link for details http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135891
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    Hehe, I found that post, and it was the reason for trying it in the first place! Sadly though, I couldnt even get to the part of installing anything, as the PC just wouldnt even boot in windows with the card installed on the motherboard.
    So thanks for the tip! But that part of the story was accounted for, but not brought into practice since the card fails.
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