just reinstalled win 7 home professional. Now windows 7 doesn't recognize my HDMI monitor, and other items. I thought win 7 was plug n play - auto detect hardware and cue user to get drivers, yada. After reinstall sys not recognize yada. Spent about 6 hours on web sites, googling/binging, yada. Lost I am. I reinstalled this exact system several years ago with zero problems. Think I did exact same thing. Result different. Umm.
Cause (this time). I allowed nvdia to update driver THEY selected as appropriate upgrade. Their process included creating a restore point. (I had several already saved.) All seemed fine. When I powered up, next day - no dice. Win auto fix fail, tried all choices, none work. F-8 safe mode boot from win disk work - but not offer any fixes. And No restore point exists! Auto fix said bad driver. (looks like Nvdia did it.)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i7 960 @ 3.20GHz
Bloomfield 45nm Technology
12.0GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 534MHz (8-8-8-20)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. SABERTOOTH X58 (LGA1366)
Generic Non-PnP Monitor (1920x1080@1Hz)
14MB NVIDIA Standard VGA Graphics Adapter (EVGA)
465GB Western Digital WDC WD5002AALX-00J37A0 ATA Device (SATA)
1863GB Western Digital WDC WD2002FAEX-007BA0 ATA Device (SATA)
ATAPI iHAS524 B ATA Device
High Definition Audio Device
How do I get correct drivers for these? How I get win7 to recognize my non PnP monitor, graphics card, MB etc. Tried several programs from major geeks. They were cons to get me to buy software. Say free download (but afterwards, must register to actually use, must purchase to register - NOT stated upfront. Hate sleezware. My backup/sys restore image on DVD is 'missing.' Appreciate simplified help in fixing this. Future?take away? I will keep 2 or 3 sys restore images on DVD. Again, thank you.