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Black Screen on 2nd Monitor after a graphics card update

Q: Black Screen on 2nd Monitor after a graphics card update

Im running Windows 7 dual monitor setup (BENQ BL2411). Which were working fine i replaced a faulty graphics card which was an Nvidia 520 GT 1 screen was connected via a DVI cable and the 2nd was connected via a VGA cable.
I changed the graphics card to an Nvidia 750Ti this does not have a VGA connection so i have bought a Displayport cable to use on 1 screen and mantained the DVI on the other.
I have checked that i have the latest driver for the card.
All im getting on the Displayport connected screen is a black screen.
When i go into the screen control panel the 2nd screen is being recognised.

Any Help would be much appreciated!

Thanks in advance

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Preferred Solution: Black Screen on 2nd Monitor after a graphics card update

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I have all working parts (already checked) I have had pc for 10 months and all of a sudden when I left the room my screen froze so I restarted my pc and it did not display. So I eventually identified the issue and I have been trying everything to get the graphics card to work but it still has a black screen PLEASE HELP ME IM DESPERATE
 

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I replaced the graphics card on a spare PC, but couldn't install it so changed back to the old one, but before doing so, disabled the monitor. Actually I went into Display Properties and then Monitor, Properties and under Device Usage at bottom, clicked on 'Do not use this device (disable)'

Question is, how do I re-enable it? BTW, I have it networked to other PC but can only get into shared docs

Anyway, now I get a screen view until Windows kicks in and then it goes totally blank (though I can hear Windows start via the speakers)

I've tried to start it in safe mode but it just stops with a list of driver names without going into safe mode (just seems to hang)

I tried using the last known good configuration but this didn't help either

Help please!

Thanks, Stephen
 

A:Changed graphics card-then disabled monitor,now black screen.Not even safe mode works

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Hi Yall,
So I have successfully (I think) installed my new Radeon R7 250 "low profile" graphics card on my Dell Optiplex 9020.  I plugged it in the motherboard, started up the computer then went to Device Manager to update the drivers--which I did.  Side note: Ever since plugging the graphics card into the motherboard, some tasks like starting programs or starting windows take 2-10X as long as they used to.  Anyhow, it then asked for a restart, which I did.  The computer still took extra long to start any program, and when I plugged the monitor into the graphics card all I got was a black screen. 
Take two:  I then read that I should have uninstalled my current graphics driver (Intel integrated HD graphics) before I installed my new graphics card, but failing this, I could uninstall my old graphics card and change the default graphics card in the bios.  I uninstalled the old card and went to the bios, but could not change the default...can't remember exactly what it called it, graphics controller or something.  I could see that intel HD graphics was still the default (this is after uninstalling intel HD graphics and then restarting) but could find no way to change this.  Supposedly dell will make the switcheroo on its own...but it doesn't seem to have. 
Take three:  Next I physically removed the graphics card, restarted the computer, then physically inserted the graphics card again, then started the comp... Read more

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I recently bought a new graphics card to update an old desktop (Dell Optiplex GX270 Mini Tower) with the hope of a mediocre home theater PC. After much research, I bought a HIS ATI HD4350 512MB DDR3 graphics card. However, I'm having trouble getting it to display video.

The power supply is just the factory Dell 250W max unit (14A on +12V). The graphics card company recommends a 300W supply, but everywhere I have read has said that my power supply should EASILY handle this graphics card. I have read about several people using much less (watts and amps) and having no problems. I wish I had an extra power supply to test the computer with, but I don't have one. So this is the next step unless there is something I'm missing (hopefully).

So basically what is happening is that the computer has no problems if I use the integrated graphics and associated VGA output. However, once I put the AGP card into the slot, the monitor acts like it is not getting a signal from either the graphics card or the factor VGA port. The rest of the computer is getting plenty of power and I'm pretty sure that it is fully booting into windows, but the monitor is blank. As far as the card, the fan is spinning and it seems to be getting power but there is just not video output. I've tried the VGA, DVI, and HDMI inputs. I've adjusted the AGP aperture in bios and nothing changed. I've also tried disconnecting everything but the PSU, fan, hard drive, and video card, but... Read more

A:New AGP graphics card: fan is turning but monitor is black

The specs for this card show that 300 watts is the minimum spec for a power supply. Make sure the first video device in the bios is set for AGP and not PCI video
 

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After I reformatted windows 7 I notice that it looked funny and that my graphics card was set to standard and my monitor was set to generic pnp monitor. Ive downloaded the graphic card drivers from amd but they still dont show up.

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

Dell Inc. Studio XPS 1645 A13
System Service Tag: 2T6BCN1 (support for this PC)
Chassis Serial Number: 2T6BCN1
Enclosure Type: Portable

1.60 gigahertz Intel Core i7 Q 720
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Hyper-threaded (8 total)

Board: Dell Inc. 0VV228 A13
Serial Number: .2T6BCN1.CN4864307L0140.
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. A13 04/01/2011

500.00 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
466.47 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-T633C ATA Device [Optical drive]

ST9500420ASG [Hard drive] (500.11 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5VJ47T7D, rev 0004SDM1, SMART Status: Healthy

Standard VGA Graphics Adapter [Display adapter]
Generic PnP Monitor (15.7"vis)

AMD High Definition Audio Device
IDT High Definition Audio CODEC

ATA Channel 0 [Controller]
ATA Channel 1 [Controller]
ATA Channel 5 [Controller]
Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller - 3B2F
Ricoh PCIe Memory Stick Host Controller
Ricoh PCIe SD/MMC Host Controller
Ricoh PCIe xD-Picture Card Controller

A:Not finding my graphics card and monitor after update

Coolwhip899, Welcome to Sevenforums!








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Coolwhip899


After I reformatted windows 7 I notice that it looked funny and that my graphics card was set to standard and my monitor was set to generic pnp monitor. Ive downloaded the graphic card drivers from amd but they still dont show up.


Would you like to try and start over with a clean install? This way we can be sure everything is clean. Save all data that you would like to keep before doing this.

Follow the clean install tutorial: Clean Install Windows 7. Read the warning before continuing.


If you would like to try something else, let me know and I'll see what I can do (or whoever else pops up in here).

Also, if your monitor is generic, that is fine, monitors usually don't require drivers or even need them. And, if you will, please describe to me just exactly what looks 'funny' on the monitor.

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I recently purchased a new graphics card(MSI Radeon HD6450) to hold out before I get my new laptop but whenever I start my computer with it in I get a black display.

Computer
Hp Pavilion p7-1287c

Procesor:
Intel core i5 2400, 3.1 GHz
Cores: 4

Motherboard:
Pegatron 2ac2

PSU:
EVGA 500W

RAM:
8 GB DDR3-1333

Form Factor:
ATX

Slots:
1 pci-e x16
 

A:Graphics Card Black Screen

Have you actually plugged your monitor into the card??
 

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I bought a Sapphire HD 7950 graphics card about 2 months ago. Everything worked fine until one day ago when I booted up my computer... everything booted up (Fans Lights & No system beeping) But I was only getting a black screen, with occasional small white flashes. I tried booting with multiple displays and multiple ports (nothing worked). I also tried changing my bios settings also with no luck. (the on-board graphics work fine when the graphics card is removed from the PC) My power supply is a 600W which is more than enough. Again Everything worked fine until that day. I doubt anything is damaged (I handle everything in my PC with extreme care). And yes all of the AMD drivers are installed. I will try to reply to any questions asap, I'm sorry if I don't reply quickly I have a very busy schedule . Any help on this issue would be VERY much appreciated! (Some PC Specs listed below)
Lenovo idea centre K450
600Watt new power supply
Intel® 4th Generation Core? i5
12gb system RAM
Not shure about the motherboard type
 

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Hi everyone, this is my first post and i hope its in the right place!

Last night i turned on my computer for the first time that day, and all seemed fine; windows logo came up with the little loading bar, but instead if loading the desktop, up came a black screen. Funny thing was that windows was working in the background! I read through people having the same problem in these forums, and it turns out its not an overly uncommon problem; graphics card issue. I booted in safe mode, and uninstalled the graphics card and drivers, and when i rebooted it was fine, albiet in low resolution. i downloaded and reinstalled the drivers from my providers site, and when i rebooted i had the same problem. So now i am sitting typing this (the text looks huge on this resolution) and have a simple question. Is the issue here that the graphics card is broken? I hope this isnt the case as it is an onboard card and will cost about $900 for a replacement. My specs are below (i'm a bit of a gumby when it comes to computers so go easy on me

HP Pavillion zd8000 (lappy)
P4 3.2
Onboard Mobility Radeon X600 128MB
XP Pro
 

A:Graphics Card - Black Screen

Do you have the same black screen using an external monitor? If you do, you won't be spending $900 on an on-board video card, you will spend $900 on a new motherboard...

Have you tried to install the graphics driver once more?
 

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Hi all,

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop with core i3, x64 based processor and Intel HD 3000 Graphics driver (Sandy bridge). I had been using Windows 7 for 6 years and I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 when I found that MS released a driver update that supports my old graphics card to work on Win 10 ... However after the upgrade I found my display driver listed as "Windows Basic Display Adaptor" and my monitor as "Generic PnP Monitor", so I ran Windows update which found a driver update for Intel graphics card and then the screen went blank. I booted into safe mode and found out the display listed as "Intel HD 3000 Graphics" correctly however the monitor has been an unrecognized generic pnp with exclamation mark next to it and windows would not let a driver update to it. I tried to downgrade to Windows 8.1 however the same problem reoccured exactly in the same steps.
How can I work around this and get my OS to recognize my laptop monitor. And will it be compatible with Win 10 or 8.1 or should I rollback to Win 7??

Is this a BIOS firmware problem? And if so what is the latest OS version that my dell laptop can support??

Thanks in advance

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I recently built my new computer and have been having problems with the graphics card. My computer runs fine on my i5 graphics but I want better graphics so I purchased a Saphire Radeon 7850. When I plugged it into my motherboard and plugged in the power I then turned on the computer. Everything was working fine. The fans on the graphics card began to spin. and I could here windows being booted. The problem was the screen was black. Nothing was showing up and my monitor went on sleep mode. I turned off my computer and un-plugged in the power sorce of the graphics card and tried to turn on the computer and it worked fine. The monitor worked and everything was good. If anyone could help it would be greatly appriciated!
 

A:Black screen when graphics card plugged in

Did you plug the monitor cable into the back of the actual graphics card, or is it still in the motherboard port?
 

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Im sorry to trouble you guys, but I have tried everything I can think of and have seen via google.

I tried starting my pc about 3 days ago and I got the windows loading screen up and then it all of sudden went black. To cut a long story short, my pc will not start with any nvidia drivers installed. I have tried a fresh reboot of the OS and all is good until I update the graphics driver.

I have tried re-seating the graphics card, and unplugging everything but it still isnt working.

Please could you advise on what to try next, or is my graphics card a gonner.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Graphics card and black screen on startup

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I just installed my new 7950, and upon installing the drivers then rebooting back to windows I found that although my screen resolution is listed at 1080p, either my screen or my graphics card isnt doing this properly because I have a black outline, about 2cm thick, all around my screen where the screen isnt displaying anything. Any suggestions? On the nvidia control panel I could stretch/move the screen size to my likings, is this possible with catalyst?

Thanks

A:New Graphics card causes black outline around screen

Ok First off I think you are Using a ATI Radeon card

Also if you installed Nvidia drivers on a ATI device GOD help you it even came on

Can you please do us all a favor and post screen shots of the card box and write down what drivers you installed

This would really help because the way i am reading this you are using a ATI card but you installed Nvidia drivers

7000 series card from Nvidia is Dinasour now

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I have a
Hp desktop
1gb memory
ATI radeon x200 intergrated graohics card
200gb hd
XP SP2
Pentium 4 3.06ghz

This is the problem

I got a used grapgics card- an ati x800xl 256mb. The I uninstalled my intergrated one through device manager. Turned off computer. Installed the new card to my PCI-E slot. Then connected the monitor cable to the new video card slot. Turn on computer and............nothing! Black sceen saying "No signal.

I researched this problem. Went to BIOS then switched cards or slots had a option like "PCI, PCI-E, AGP. Figuring that I installed it onto my PCI-E slot i switched it to that option. But still no start up.

I seems that the intergrated card never goes off. I uninstall it but its still there. Cause when I restart my computer its still enabled.
POWER SUPPLY is 300w of computer. Graphics card is recommended at 300w also


Question

How can I fix this problem so I can get the new card to work?

am I supposed to disable or uninstall the intergrated one? (I uninsatalled it first)

If I disable it and it still dosent work, the new card, can I reinable it cause I don't want to mess up the computer?

Thank you very much

google003
 

A:Black screen when I install graphics card

No video at all even when you first turn on the computer? You have to disable the integrated video through the bios, not the Device Manager
 

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i have just put in a graphics card (asus EN9800gt 512mb hybrid power) and wen i turn it on all i get is a black screen! what could the problem be?
I have a 500w pc and its a very brand new pc with 64bit windows 7 and intergrated grraphics.

also note that the first time i put it in i forgot to put in the 6pin adaptor and when i turned it on it made a big beeping noise. could this have stuffed up the card? becoz wen i remove it, the pc works fine

help please???

A:put in graphics card bt only black screen wen turn on!!

i think ive had this problem before. the beeping sound you heard was I believe the POST telling you that something is wrong with the graphics card. This is expected since you forgot to plug in the power. For me, it turned out that my power supply was a bust. Everything else turned on fine but there was never anything on the screen. Replaced the psu and everything booted up. See if you can find a replacement? Your wattage seems to be fine.

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Graphics Card = Nvidia 6600
Computer = Shuttle XPC Barebone (SS56G v2)
Motherboard = Shuttle FS56 V2
OS = Windows XP SP2

Well I took apart my computer and put it back together about 3 times and after the third i turned it on and the screen was black straight away as soon as i pressed the ignition button. (the other times I turned it on it was fine).

I have determined that it is the graphics card because I plugged the monitor into the motherboard VGA port and it worked like normal. I have tried taking out the card and cleaning the port.

I went into Device Manager and under other devices it says: "VIDEO CONTROLLER (VGA COMPATIBLE)" but it has a exclaimation mark by it. And when i go into the properties of it it says: "THE DRIVERS FOR THIS DEVICE ARE NOT INSTALLED (CODE 28)". But i cannot install the drivers with the cd I have and i cannot use hardware update wizard.

My CD ussually identifies the card and the installs the drivers, but this has not happened and at the top where it says what the card is it says "NO SUITABLE DRIVERS".

I have had the same problem before but i didnt know what the problem was and I gave it to a shop to sort out so i dont know what exactly is wrong.

Can someone please tell me what to do?

Much Appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Agent
 

A:graphics card problem, Black screen

There should have been a cd with the graphics card, try that!!!
 

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Hi there,
I'm a bit of an amateur at this but I'm having a bit of a problem with my project computer it's an older Mac Pro 5,1 that I have upgraded the Ram, CPUs and also installed Windows 10 on to. Yesterday I was installing the drivers for my new graphics card when the computer crashed and the screen went black. So after a few minutes I decided to turn it off and on again however it powers on but is no longer displaying an image. I've tried swapping my old graphics card back in but it still has the same problem. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks
 

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Hi guys, I've done a fair bit of looking into this but I can't get a definitive answer. I recently bought a Gigabyte GeForce 750 TI OC Edition to go with my computer, knowing it would fit in the case. But ever since I've tried to install it, it has been a nightmare. It fires up, fans whirring and all but all I get is the HP BIOS screen, no imput commands and 3 quick beeps then it goes to an entirely black screen with a blinking underscore in the top left hand corner. From what I've read around I have to enable Legacy mode in BIOS, but since my computer is running the HP 7.07 BIOS I can't find that it even remotely supports Legacy mode. Then I've read that some HP MoBo's cannot effectively run a different graphics card due to age/restrictions. It doesn't sound like a power issue as I've already upgraded the PSU with no issues. I'd just love an answer to what exactly is the issue because it's driving me nuts and I'm pretty much ready to sell the card at this point. IF I have infact bought a non-applicablegraphics card, could you recommend one that would ACTUALLY work? Thanks again.

A:New graphics card shows black screen

The HP 3300 SFF shipped with Win 7, and a BIOS that is not upgradeable to UEFI standards.Look here at the new MSI cards that offer Legacy and UEFI.

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Hello,
My dad has a nividia geforce graphics card in his computer and a 22 inch benq lcd monitor. Everynow and then when he starts the computer(its becoming more frequent every day),the computer screen is black and when you turn it on it says no signal.even some times when its left idle it does it.I'm guessing its a problem with the graphics card.Ive done all the obvious steps like clean the graphics card, make sure the screens plugged in and update the drivers.

Does anyone know what could cause this??

I will put the specs of dads computer up tomorrow

~Fastboy42~

A:Black Screen.Graphics Card Failure?

Make sure you update the graphic card drivers from the venders site, if you dont know then i can show you where.

Next click the link on my sig and do everything there then reboot. If the problem still exists then go into the bios and set the display to onboard graphics, boot then shutdown the pc and remove the graphics card. Then boot up and see if the problem still happens. If you need help with the BIOS settings then just ask.

NOTE: if you dont have onboard graphics you'll need another graphics card which you can put in instead of the one your using

If after doing all the above its still not working correctly then download http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php and run it then take a screenshot so we can see all the values and post it here

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i have just put in a graphics card (asus EN9800gt 512mb hybrid power) and wen i turn it on all i get is a black screen! what could the problem be?
I have a 500w pc and its a very brand new pc with 64bit windows 7 and intergrated grraphics.

also note that the first time i put it in i forgot to put in the 6pin adaptor and when i turned it on it made a big beeping noise. could this have stuffed up the card? becoz wen i remove it, the pc works fine

help please???
 

A:Put in graphics card but only black screen when turned on

Do you get any beeps after turning on your PC?

Also, what PSU do you have?
 

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I deleted all of my old ATI graphics card drivers, and even used a 3rd party tool to whipe out the traces in safe mode after. I then installed my new nvidea GeForce 9800 GTX+ graphics card. I installed the drivers as well as active X.

During my first gaming session with the new card, it randomly cut to a black screen and the fan started to spin at a pretty high rate. (Fan on graphics card)

Anyone have any clue what I can do here?


(First time posting by the way, so be gentle)
 

A:Black Screen after installing new Graphics card

System Specs (MB, CPU, Memory, PSU, OS)?
Are you running two monitors?
Have you considered the possibility of adjusting the screen refresh rate?
Do you have anything overclocked?
Are you generating any minidumps?

More information would be helpful.
And I am sure someone here can help you track down the issue...
 

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I just swapped my graphics card this morning to a new asus nvidia GeForce gt630 when I installed the drivers off the cd after restarting the pc I realised the drivers did not support windows 8. It loaded up to a black screen an stopped, I have since been forced to try to restore and it is now stuck on black screen with blue windows logo with no indication it is doing anything I have restarted the pc and put the old graphics card back in, but it is still stuck on a restore, I bought downloaded windows 8 pro online so do not have it on a reboot cd.
Please help

A:Graphics card install black screen

I have now got it into safe mode ..

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Hello :) Today I bought a brand new Acer V3-772G laptop that runs Window 8 with a nvida gtx 760m graphics card built in.

Getting home I decided to use Just Cause 2's bench test to find out how the laptop would hold up. After completion and getting a rather low score I noticed it said the graphics card it was running was the integrated Intel(r) HD graphics 4600 card and not the nvidia.

So after some researching and trying out different ways with no results I right clicked on computer, clicked on manage, went to device manager then to display adapter, saw the intel card and the nvidia card so I disabled the intel card in hopes it would force the nvidia card to be used.

Once I did that all windows disappeared, the desktop was still there and I could still access the tile menu/start screen so I restarted hoping it would set everything back to normal and start using the nvidia card. Oh how wrong I was. Upon restart the acer title/logo pops up then disappears as usual but after that I only get black screen, nothing else.

Is there any way to fix this? To re enable the graphics card some how?
Thank you in advance!

A:Black screen after disabling graphics card Help!

If you could get to Safe Mode, you could re-enable the onboard graphics.

In some cases, if Windows 8 doesn't successfully start a few times in a row, it will display a screen with alternate boot options - among them an "Advanced Options" tab - which will include an option to start in Safe Mode. Try letting your laptop restart a few times. If it recognises a problem with the onboard graphics, it might produce the Advanced Startup Options menu.

If you don't see that menu appear, you can use a Windows 8 repair disc (USB, CD, or DVD) to boot your computer. It will produce a menu from which you can choose Advanced Startup Options & choose Safe Mode. The Wndows 8 repair disc is not your Windows 8 installation disk, nor is it a recovery disk (such as those provided by your manufacturer). The repair disc starts your computer into the Windows 8 Recovery Environment.

It only takes a minute or two to make the repair disc (literally). From a working Windows 8 PC, press the Windows & R keys at the same time. Then type recdisc. Choose create repair disc, & provide a blank CD, or blank DVD, or USB flash memory drive.
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Apparently, your laptop uses a hybrid type program called "Optimus" that uses both the onboard graphics as well as the discrete nVidia mini-card. The idea is that the onboard graphics handle mundane graphics tasks (to save battery life), and the nVidia kicks in when needed for g... Read more

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I have a ATI/AMD Graphics Card on my Dell Studio 1558, and the chip has become faulty (design fault from manufacturer). Now the screen display is black and does not come on.

Temporary workaround I am using
I plugged in my separate VGA monitor to the laptop and using it, I switched on my laptop, and after the Windows startup logo, the computer would crash and restart (and repeat).

So I managed to get into Safe Mode, and from there, under Device Manager, I roll-backed my ATI/AMD driver to Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. Then I restarted the Laptop normally (not Safe Mode), and the laptop DID NOT crash, it made it to the logon screen and I got in.

Problem:

So now, I have my VGA Monitor plugged in to the laptop and using it, I am able to boot up windows normally.

While the laptop is on, if I unplug the monitor, the Laptop Screen stays black, nothing happens. When I plug it back in, I get this error that says Microsoft Basic Display Adapter is not compatible with your display (I'm assuming it means my laptop screen since it's a Full HD resolution, whereas my VGA monitor is half that resolution.

What I need help with

Is there any other driver I can install apart from ATI/AMD which will allow my Laptop Screen to work? I want to bypass the ATI/AMD Graphics card completely as it's faulty and maybe somehow use Windows one just like the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter is currently doing?

UPDATE: I do not mind using a smaller resolution on my Laptop Screen. I can learn to live... Read more

A:ATI/AMD Graphics Card error, black screen

I don't think a different driver would help with the laptop's screen. It sounds like a hardware problem, especially if, as you say, the chip has gone bad. It looks like the problem exists somewhere between the video card and the laptop screen, but it still allows you to use an external monitor.

You could boot without the external monitor and shine a light on the laptop's screen to see if there is anything there. If there is, that rules out the graphics card. It would be the actual screen backlight that is at fault.

Is there any chance that this laptop is still under warranty?

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Hey I'm not sure where to start but a while ago I bought a desktop and a monitor and they are

Desk Top:
Newegg.com - Acer Aspire AX1420-UR10P (PT.SG9P2.003) Desktop PC Athlon II X4 645(3.1GHz) 4GB DDR3 500GB HDD Capacity NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Monitor
newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009256

But the graphics card that came with the computer sucked, it simply doesn't support 3D games.

So I went ahead and bought this graphics card:

Graphics Card:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N520SL-1GI GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

Here note that the maximum power my computer has is 220W but the graphics card needs at least 300W for it to run

So I bought this power supply unit:

Power Supply:
Newegg.com - Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply

Here's the story:

After I bought my computer and the monitor I bought the graphics card. It took me a while to figure out how to install it, but I worked my way out and installed it. So I followed the general guide to installing graphics card, remove driver first, install card, (the computer didn't have a card so the pci slots were empty) then I started my computer and tried to install the new driver with the disc that came with the graphics card. The first time it went so well that I thought it's gonna work, but after a while the screen suddenly goes back and on the top right corner it says "VGA then DVI... Read more

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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: 860A9008
BCP2: 9780E72A
BCP3: C000009A
BCP4: 00000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\080814-23166-01.dmp
C:\Users\Woodson\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-250490-0.sysdata.xml

A:Screen has been going black (twice) since graphics driver update

I haven't done anything else major besides updating the graphics driver (nvidia), so my best guess right now is that's what's causing it. What can I do? Both times the screen has died I've had to manually shut down, both were during very inopportune times, and I can't have it keep happening. Thanks guys.

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Currently running a radeon 6850 and decided to upgrade to the Nitro R9 380, when I took my old card out and replaced with the 380 I only get a black screen and the power save mode message on my monitor. I cant figure out the onboard graphics thing because my 6850 is the only thing I see under device manager and in advanced bios there is no setting to disable onboard graphics. I installed the drivers that came with the 380 off of the disc and that didnt help either ...anyone know what I am doing wrong? Baby step walk me through the process because Im somewhat a novice these days lol, my other graphics card continues to work when I plug it back in so its got to be a driver issue unless my motherboard cant handle the new card which I find unlikely

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My card runs fine without the drivers. With drivers installed, I get a black screen on Windows 7 after 20 seconds. Anyone know what this could be?

My onboard video runs just fine as well.

My card is an HIS Radeon 6950 HD.

A:AMD Graphics card gives black screen after updating drivers

try re installing the drivers first.

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http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03381888 (This is my pc) I just installed a new graphics card a PNY GTX 650 2bg and on start up it does 6 beeps and shows nothing on the screen. I have tried switching boot BIOS, then Best Buy(Geek squad) Tried scamming me into buying a new motherboard saying I shocked mine when I installed the card, but when I put my old card in it will start up normally even though it will crash all the time cause it's damaged. I have just been running around into loose ends and it's driving me insane to find an answer to my problem please help me.

A:6 beeps on start black screen new graphics card

Hi: if your PC came with W8, you need to change 2 BIOS settings when you install a non-HP video card. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03653200 If it didn't then I don't know what the problem could be (other than a defective new video card).

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Hi,

I recently turned on my laptop for it to constantly arrive to a black screen just before I select the user login. I read some instructions on a different forum stating that I need to log in to the computer via the safe mode and un install my display driver which is Intel(R) HD Graphics, I did this which enabled me to get back onto my original login but at a price.

My driver now says that it's VGA, My screen resolution has changed, every app I use crashes constantly as well as any videos/films I play they crash, skip every minute or so.

Yet if I update the driver I end up back at square one, the black screen.

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5742 with Windows 7.

I've also tried the windows recovery which crashes.
Any help would be much appreciated,

Craig

A:Black Screen death-Linked to Graphics Card!

Welcome to the forum.

Please fill in your computer specs on this link:
http://www.sevenforums.com/profile.php?do=extra

To know your system specs, just use speccy, download link below:
Download Speccy 1.17.340 - FileHippo.com

OR:
Click on the start | Search bar |
type System info

That shall show give you your system specs.

Then follow steps mentioned in this tutorial:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

This thread may also give you some information
Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7?

Post back on how far you get.

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Okay i have a lenovo ideacentre K330B machine type 7747
cpu G630 2.7
6gb ram
integrated graphics intel hd 1000
i installed a cougar cmx 1000watt because i got a killer deal on it
and i install a gigabyte radeon 7950
i have tried everything i know that i can do for this i have tried looking into my bios and no option to for the pcie also tried booting into safe mode and disabling my integrated graphics through device manger i am having trouble finding a bios update for my motherboard but once i plug the power to my graphics card and try to boot up its just stays on a black screen and the its displays no signal but once i unplug the power my computers works as normal so i figured maybe i bought a messed up card put it in my buddys computer and boom works like a charm can someone please give me advice on something i can do without having to buy another motherboard..

A:Installing Graphics Card No signal just black screen

Use your intel HD 1000 and install the drivers for the card.

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Issue: After updating my AMD Radeon graphic's drivers through the device manager I got a black screen and could not get my screen back. 
Things I have tried: 
-I have completely power down and unplugged everything to release an static electricity.
-I removed the CMOS battery from the motherboard and put it back in after a few minutes to try to boot into safe mode
-This caused the computer to produce a repeating loop of 5 beeps when I initially started the computer. I powered it down and the next morning I booted the computer back up and there are no beeps

History of this computer:
I had purchased a Dell Inspiron 660s Desktop around 4 years ago and have been using it since. I knew nothing about computer specifications back then and I would not have purchased that model if I had known what I know now. 
I had added a new graphics card to the desktop around three years ago and had great trouble doing so. I do not remember which one it exactly was but it was an AMD Radeon low profile card that was recommended to me for use in the 660s. I believe I had PSU issues when first installing it but it after a great deal of different solutions I eventually got it to work. 
I have run into issues where the graphics card caused my monitor not to show anything. It has been a while so I do not know what had caused the issue or exactly how I fixed it. I do remember that I had to remove the graphics card and rely on the integrated graphics so I could get the drivers for ... Read more

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This is a Thinkpad E540 running Windows 10. I use both the laptop screen and an external HDMI monitor.Coming back to the desk after I started a lengthy activity, I found that the laptop screen was black. Windows device manager only detects a single "generic PnP monitor". Lenovo's driver update includes an optional graphics driver update, but it fails. When rebooting, I see nothing on the screen, not even BIOS messages. So, this looks like a hardware failure, but is there a possibility this can be caused by a software setting? Even if this is the hardware, I wonder if I can do something about it. Does the driver update provide details about the failure? Is there a diagnostic program that checks the hardware? Are there other measures I can take? EDIT: I ran the diagnostics utility from the Lenovo Support web site. It ignores the laptop's display as if it didn't exist. I would have expected errors, at least. The external display is recognized and checked.

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Hi there,

Last night I was playing an online game and alt+tab'ed twice rapidly, and my screen went black and stayed that way. I'm guessing it's either my screen or my video card that went bad, but I don't have a spare computer or spare monitor lying around to test which one is broken. I was hoping you could help me figure out which it is.

Stuff I tried:
reboot
reconnect all plugs/cables
open up case, check cables, remove dust (there was hardly any dust in my case)

Stuff that does happen:
When I switch on my computer, everything sounds normal and I even get the windows startup/shut down sounds, so everything appears to be running, except for the visuals.

Stuff that doesn't happen:
I'm not getting any kind of 'no input' message on my screen. If the video card is bad, should I be getting some kind of error message?

Why it might be the monitor that's bad:
When it broke, my screen went darker for a second, then all black, and my monitor's power went off by itself (it doesn't do that on a regular computer shut-down).
No error message? (see above)

Why it might be the video card:
Power lights on the monitor work normally: orange power light with monitor on but computer off, green power light with computer on.
I think I smelled a light burn-ish smell from the case when it broke, but it was gone very quickly and I might have imagined it or smelled my toaster instead.

EDIT: I have a flat screen monitor and a GPU from NVidi... Read more

A:Black Screen: Video Card or Monitor?

You are going to have to swap parts to find the problem. There really is no other way to find out what is causing the problem.

First and easiest would be to connect the monitor to another system to test.
 

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Hi, My father in law has problem with his z510 laptop. He has changed two things in BIOS.  He remember that he turn on securtiy boot and choose discrete GPU. After that screen is black. I've tried to help him with dissasembly parts and finding reset cmos but I didn't find it. Maybe someone can help me with that problems? Thanks in advance for any helpDariusz  

A:Black screen on z510 after bios changes (discrete graphics card)

Hello, I am having the same problem on Z510. How did you solve your problem ?

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Not sure where to put this, as I haven't gotten help in other forum parts, so I am putting it wherever I think it might work. Please help me, kudos to you if you at least try.
Computer model: Lenovo Y700
Microsoft 10
6th gen i7 processor
It has 2 graphics cards:

NVIDIA? GeForce GTX 960M 2GBNVIDIA? GTX 960M 4 GB GDD5
​16 gigs RAM

Ok my computer is having a problem with a black screen. This computer is brand new, arrived on the 14th. I was running World of Warships, then I closed the laptop, and when trying to re-enter, I get a black screen. Yes, I have tried shutting down. I can hear the hard drive, and can see the power button backlights, as well as keyboard backlighting. I cannot see the mouse. From reading other posts, I think it may have auto-selected the wrong graphics card. I have never used a TV or other screen with this. Please help me with this, I am a new windows user, having recently immigrated from IOS. A detailed explanation would be appreciated, because I have no idea how to do that much. Perhaps a graphics card issue?
Apps I had installed:
SteamTeam Fortress 2OperaChromeFirefoxWar ThunderHeroes and Generals
I hadn't messed with any settings.

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Hello,
I have an emachines 370 with the Trigem IM845GL motherboard and Windows XP Home SP2 installed. This has the onboard graphics chipset (Intel 82845GL graphics memory controller hub). I recently installed an ATI Radeon 9250 PCI graphics card to get better graphics performance. This achieved the performance increase I needed, but after installing the new card, the system consistently took about 3-4 minutes to boot up and be useable after going through POST. There was also the same delay when using the "switch user" function.

I thought this delay might be caused by some internal conflict between the new ATI card and the motherboard onboard graphics. So I tried at first disabling and then uninstalling the onboard graphics through Device Manager/Display adapters, leaving the ATI card as the only adapter. On restarting, everything worked OK, but I still got the same slow boot problem as before.

Next step was to check the BIOS settings. This is a Phoenix BIOS. Under the "Advanced" menu, there is an option to set the primary video adpter to "PCI" or "Onboard". When I had initially installed the ATI card (i.e. before uninstalling the onboard graphics), I changed this to "PCI", but subsequently found that setting to this or "Onboard" didn't affect the signal output through the ATI card. So, after uninstalling the onboard graphics (probably foolishly), I tried changing the the setting back to "Onb... Read more

A:emachines new graphics card, now black screen, no POST, no BIOS

trljcl said:



2) Clear the CMOS via the motherboard jumpers to reset to default settings - but not sure what this will do.Click to expand...

You should perform this step, but remove the Radeon PCI card first.

The Clear CMOS jumpers are precisely for this kind of mischief- to return BIOS to a known/working state in case the system can't get to or complete it's POST tests.

Once you've cleared the CMOS, you'll need to immediately go into the BIOS setup screens and redo all your settings, date, time, HD's, etc.etc.

At that point, you may reset video to PCI (disable onboard) and re-insert your Radeon. With any luck, Windows will boot and the drivers will still be intact and working.

As far as the pause you are describing before the BIOS fun.. did you install .NET and Catalyst Control Center version of the ATI drivers? These are very likely the cause of your pause/longer boot time and user switching.
 

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Hi all, heres a quick run down of my problem. about a month ago my pc started having errors at bootup. it would get as far as the desktop, then freeze the desktop, allowing me to still use my mouse but i couldnt select anything and the system would hang. After restarting on average about 5 times it would then work and my pc would run perfectly.

about 2 weeks ago i had a blue screen crash that mentioned something about the display drivers. (i was using a radeon 4870) i figured this, with the startup problem must be my graphics card on its way out. one day i started my pc and was greeted by my 1st 'black screen' with cursor and decided enough was enough and took out my graphics card, leaving only the on board graphics (radeon 4250). my pc worked fine for a few days and i decided to try and work out if the problem was software of hardware related so i reinstalled my 4870 card. this immediatly booted me to the black screen with cursor so strait away i took it out again.

so now im back to my on board graphics, however this time the problem has not gone. i am writing this via safe mode as i am still getting the black screen with cursor appear at start up.

ive tried start up repair which says there is no problem, ive tried disabling and uninstalling/re installing the onboard graphics but still the black screen.

anyone have any ideas short of re installing windows? thanks in advance

A:Windows 7 black screen and cursor - Graphics card related

Welcome aboard.

First, you are to clean the dust inside the computer, reseat the ram modules, clean the edges with cotton clothes, Reseat the sata and power cables, update the display driver.

Those actions may change the situation there.

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I've been having some weird oddities with my computer as of late. Completely at random, my screen will go black (for around 3 - 5 seconds) before eventually coming back on again and I'm noticing some weird, small, white horizontal lines randomly appearing across my monitor for about half a second, then disappearing. At first, I thought I was seeing things... but a friend of mine can back me up on this.

It seems to start and stop randomly, but I think it's getting worse. Often, the screen will go black, come back on, and then the process repeats several times before it seems to settle down back to normal again. The white lines appear while the computer is doing this, but not when the screen has gone back. They dot all around the screen, it's very hard to describe them... it doesn't look good, anyway.

I am convinced this is not my monitor. I have a funny feeling it's my Nvidia GTS 250 graphics card bugging out. I've checked the fan and the temperatures and all seems fine. I've re-installed the drivers and it still happens. I've dusted and re-inserted the card, no dice. It seems to happen completely at random and it's bugging me.

Has anyone had a similar problem before, or might have a clue what is causing this? I was planning on upgrading my machine in March anyway, but I was hoping my GPU might last a little longer (I've had it for two years or so now.)

Cheers.
 

A:Is my graphics card dying? - Black screen, odd white lines.

I'd be interested to know what your fps benchmark is. evga oc scanner is good. I have dual 460 gtx and the benchmark is around 95 fps. When I installed these in a new board my screen would go black when I paused for anything i.e. to agree to a download. I get a small vertical line loading a game but it didn't worry me for some reason. My benchs are ok, not impressive. After 2 or 3 restarts it hasn't frozen since. If your temps are good and it benchmarks ok I don't know enough and I'm not confident enough to answer questions. Somebody will help you. They put up with me. This is the best forum I've been on yet.
 

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Hello everybody,
I have a Dell XPS 13 9350 with an Intel HD Iros 540 graphics card.
Every worked nicely until an automatic update turned my screen black. After reinstalling Windows 10 from scratch, I discovered that with the generic graphics driver provided by Windows the screen works, but any specific driver for my card turns the screen black. I tried, with no success, in this order:

All the versions of the graphics driver found on the Dell website

20.19.15.4531, A07, 29 Dec 2016
20.19.15.4483, A06 07, Sep 2016
20.19.15.4454, A05 29, Jun 2016
20.19.15.4390, A04 14, Apr 2016
The latest driver found in the Intel website (15.45.16.4627)

None of these works. As soon as any of these drivers are installed, the screen turns black. Upon reboot, the screen stays black in the login screen.
The only fix I found so far is to remove the driver completely, and use the default graphics driver of Windows. I also had to disable automatic driver updates, otherwise the screen would turn black again upon reinstallation of the driver.
What are my options? Is there any diagnostic information I can provide that can help me troubleshoot the problem? I am a Linux user and I know very little about Windows.
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

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Hi everyone,

I have a 2 year old system that was working perfectly with the following specs:

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate SP1
CPU: Intel Core i5 2400, 3.10 GHz
RAM: 4 GB Single Channel DDR3 821 MHz
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67LE
Graphics Card: Gigabyte - GV-R685OC-1GD
HDD: 932GB Western Digital WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0

Suddenly one day when I was using the computer normally, the screen went black... There was no cursor, no desktop and Ctrl+Alt+Del didn't do anything. I hard rebooted, it started up fine and the windows logon screen appeared. However, as soon as I typed in my password and hit enter, the screen went black again, no cursor, no desktop and unresponsive. Sometimes some funny gray lines would appear on the screen but otherwise it was black.

I looked extensively for answers on this forum and it seemed to be essentially the same problem as described here (Black screen of death in Windows 7 64-bit Professional) so we used Stevan23's post as a troubleshooting guide. We tried virtually everything on Stevan23's list that was relevant to my system, and just like his experience, we never saw the black screen in safe mode.

My partner and I both have identical systems (identical hardware, except he runs a Linux OS), so I was able to test my graphics card in his system. Exactly the same thing happened, i.e. computer starts up ok but the screen goes black after the bios screen and never loads the desktop.

We also tried his identical graphics card in my system; it's working fine ... Read more

A:Black screen of death in Win 7 64-bit Ultimate - Graphics Card Issue?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by imoani


Hi everyone,

I have a 2 year old system that was working perfectly with the following specs:

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate SP1
CPU: Intel Core i5 2400, 3.10 GHz
RAM: 4 GB Single Channel DDR3 821 MHz
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67LE
Graphics Card: Gigabyte - GV-R685OC-1GD
HDD: 932GB Western Digital WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0

Suddenly one day when I was using the computer normally, the screen went black... There was no cursor, no desktop and Ctrl+Alt+Del didn't do anything. I hard rebooted, it started up fine and the windows logon screen appeared. However, as soon as I typed in my password and hit enter, the screen went black again, no cursor, no desktop and unresponsive. Sometimes some funny gray lines would appear on the screen but otherwise it was black.

I looked extensively for answers on this forum and it seemed to be essentially the same problem as described here (Black screen of death in Windows 7 64-bit Professional) so we used Stevan23's post as a troubleshooting guide. We tried virtually everything on Stevan23's list that was relevant to my system, and just like his experience, we never saw the black screen in safe mode.

My partner and I both have identical systems (identical hardware, except he runs a Linux OS), so I was able to test my graphics card in his system. Exactly the same thing happened, i.e. computer starts up ok but the screen goes black after the bios screen and never loads t... Read more

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Hello,

I'm from belgium so sorry for my bad english. Here is my config:

Alim: ANTEC Neo HE430
MB : ASUS P5LD2
GC: MSI Geforce 7900gs (fanless)
Ram : 2*1 Go Corsair
Pro: Intel Core2Duo 6600
2*HDD SATA 250Go
Windows XP SP3

My problem:

I've just format my computer and re install windows xp. All is ok but when i try to install the graphic drivers from the nvidia site (ver 195.62), my graphic card is seen as Geforce 7900 GTX :-(
I also try with the old cd drivers from MSI and same problem...
I also try to take off the card from the computer and replace it... no change

So I think that is not so bad and that i m able to work with this config... but the other problem is:

When i reboot my computer (windows -> restart), my screen still black when the pc reboot. I can hear the windows startup sound.... I think that my computer boot normally but without the graphic card :-(
When i trun off the PC and turn it on, screen came back and windows appear...

My question is :

Problem with drivers ?
Problem with graphics card ?
Problem with motherboard ?
Problem with alim?

Thank you to have read me and maybe answer...

Renaud
 

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Hello,
I have an emachines 370 with the Trigem IM845GL motherboard and Windows XP Home SP2 installed. This has the onboard graphics chipset (Intel 82845GL graphics memory controller hub). I recently installed an ATI Radeon 9250 PCI graphics card to get better graphics performance. This achieved the performance increase I needed, but after installing the new card, the system consistently took about 3-4 minutes to boot up and be useable after going through POST. There was also the same delay when using the "switch user" function.

I thought this delay might be caused by some internal conflict between the new ATI card and the motherboard onboard graphics. So I tried at first disabling and then uninstalling the onboard graphics through Device Manager/Display adapters, leaving the ATI card as the only adapter. On restarting, everything worked OK, but I still got the same slow boot problem as before.

Next step was to check the BIOS settings. This is a Phoenix BIOS. Under the "Advanced" menu, there is an option to set the primary video adpter to "PCI" or "Onboard". When I had initially installed the ATI card (i.e. before uninstalling the onboard graphics), I changed this to "PCI", but subsequently found that setting to this or "Onboard" didn't affect the signal output through the ATI card. So, after uninstalling the onboard graphics (probably foolishly), I tried changing the the setting back to "Onb... Read more

A:emachines new graphics card, now black screen, no POST, no BIOS

Start by resetting the cmos. This will reset the bios to the default settings.

Remove the new card from the machine. Hopefully your computer will now boot up ok, using the onboard graphics.

Is your psu putting out enough power for your new graphics card?

Regards Howard
 

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Hi all,
I've read through a number of topics with seemingly similar problems to mine, but none of them quite match my own issue.

The issue is that the monitor frequently goes blank during start up. During the initial boot it is fine, and the problem starts when the XP login screen appears. From this point, right through until everything has seemingly stopped loading during start up, the screen will go blank after approximately 5 seconds. If I turn the monitor off and on again it will display the image again, before going blank. It doesn't seem to happen during every boot, though it will do it more often than not... it will also do the same after logging out and logging in to another account, and if the computer has been left idle for some time.

I'm running a custom build PC on Windows XP Home, SP2. The graphics card is a GeForce 7300 GT, and I installed new drivers yesterday in an attempt to solve this problem. It hasn't worked, and I'm apprehensive to go through with some of the suggestions in other topics with similar problems, in case they do damage. The monitor is an old Dell 15" LCD, I've no idea on the model but it's ~5 YO.

Any advice on how to approach this one would be great!
 

A:Monitor/Graphics Card Issues: Screen Goes Blank in XP

Howdy,

I know a friend who had the same issue ...it was with a GeForce 7900 GT.......when he upgrade the video card the problem went away.......funny thing is I tried his Video card in my PC and it did the same thing...Blackout for a few seconds
 

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So i just bought a new Gigabyte GTX 770, had a 650 before and everything worked. I have the Gigabyte GA-970a-ud3 mainboard with 2 PCI-E Slots, both 16x but one runs with 4x. If i put the graphics card in the top slot (16x) LEDs light up and fans start running , i hear the windows 7 welcome screen sound through the speakers but the screen stays black, but if i put the card in the bottom slot (4x) everything works, besides the fact that the graphics card is slow as hell.
Both PCI power cables plugged into it, i tried removing all drivers, resetting cmos.
I dont know what could possibly be wrong but maybe you do, so thanks in advance
 

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