Video driver failed to initialize

Ameloma

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Windows 7 doesn't start anymore, not even in safe mode. After loading, it gives a blue screen with "video driver failed to initialize". GPU is Radeon 5850.

This started after using tune up registry defrag and restarting pc.
 
I was afraid of that. There is a way i think but i all have it in Dutch so i'll have to translate so i hope you understand ; remove all disks and stuff, if only one os is installed ; while booting press and hold F8, you should get advanced boot options (?) use arrows to click on system receovery. If it isn't there, there are no safe points for recovery i believe.
If you have an cd you can also do it from there.
 

Ameloma

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The install disc repair options don't do anything since there are no restore points. It's the same as F8 one.

Startup repair doesn't help.


I wonder if there is a way to "repair install" or something. I got only one hard drive so full install probably wipes all files.