View Full Version : Display misaligned after BIOS / initial startup

04-06-2011, 10:33 PM
I'm trying to install windows 7 on a freshly built PC and I am not able to because the screen seems to be misaligned after bios/the initial boot up. Once I get to the windows 7 install menu the screen shifts to the right 2" (black bar on the left side) and the screen is cut in half with the top portion on the bottom and the bottom portion on top.

Here's the hardware I'm running with:
Radeon HD 5670 1gb
mobo: ASRock M3A770DE
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz

I have a DVI to VGA adapter, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814998101&cm_re=DVI_to_VGA-_-14-998-101-_-Product

The monitor was tested on another comp and works fine.

Any ideas!?!

Paul Komski
04-07-2011, 02:59 AM
If you press F6 during the startup of Win7 do you, a bit later on, get any option to add drivers? If so add your video drivers (for 32 or 64 bit Win7 as appropriate) at this point of time from any external media.

Are you sure that your video is supported by your version of Windows?

Running a Live Linux CD might help rule out any specific hardware issues but it sounds like a drivers issue especially if the initial screens and the BIOS setup render OK.

04-07-2011, 12:57 PM
Yes, it does sound like a driver issue...almost. It sounds more like a refresh rate problem to me, though.

What kind of monitor is connected?