Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

W530 black screen using descrete graphics

Q: W530 black screen using descrete graphics

During the installation of Windows 10 on my Thinkpad W530 my screen would just turn black. I was finally able to get Windows installed after going into BIOS and changing to intergrated graphics. If I go back to descrete graphics, I am able to boot up and log into Windows but my resolution is very small and after several seconds the screen will turn black. While the screen is black no buttons work, the computer is completly locked up and I am forced to cold shutdown. I've installed and reinstalled the proper video card drivers many times but with no luck. Is my GPU dead? I believe my W530 has the K1000m

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: W530 black screen using descrete graphics

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.)

RELEVANCY SCORE 59.6

OK so admin at warrock said try the forum the forum kept yielding advice that was no help.
I have tried uninstalling reinstalling downloading setup from 4 different places. I have updated my winxp in a futile attempt to get it working but still have problem. The one remedy I couldn't try was change compatibility mode to xp but for some reason my xp compatibility options only range to win 2000. The open warrock file works then the g1 page comes up and I press the enter button, hackshield starts fine then I get the wallpaper before you get to logon screen with servers.at this point ratherthan tabs to choose from I get a black screen. I can hear the image maps respond but cant see anything please help

------------------
System Information
------------------
Time of this report: 7/16/2010, 19:44:51
Machine name: BLACK-PC
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100216-1514)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: INTEL_
System Model: D845GRGK
BIOS: BIOS Date: 01/16/03 13:34:58 Ver: 08.00.08
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 720MB used, 2205MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

------------
DxDiag Notes
------------
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: The file vinyl97.sys is not digitall... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 57.6

Hi I recently starting working on upgrading an old Lenovo H50. I purchased a EVGA GTX 950, and a 500W power supply along with a new case.I plugged in my video card before I installed the new drivers and it did not boot up. (It gave me a black screen) After this I unplugged the video card and tried it with the integrated graphics, which were working before I moved everything to the new case and switched power supplies (I got all the adapters). After I did this the integrated graphics VGA still gave me a black screen. I then performed a CMOS reset by moving the pin thing. (tried this multiple times, I dont even know if I did this correctly) And by removing the battery next to the pins for 10 minutes.Just for additional information. Everything is powering on. And I do assume the motherboard is working since I can directly power it on by the front case switch.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56

I'm trying to figure it out, but my ThinkPad W530 is restarting itself once and once, i'm trying to disconect everything WWAN, WAN, DVD, SDD, but the same problem.Execute diagnostics and everything is okTry to install Windows 7 and Works fine BEFORE load driversTry to install Windows 10 and restarts itselfTry to use ONLY integratet graphics Nothing Same ErrorTry to use ONLY Discrete Graphics, nothing Same errorHelp Please

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54.8

I have a W530 with a NIVIDIA Quadro K1000M graphics card running Win 10 Pro. I have an external monitor connected. I think the external monitor uses the K1000M and the internal monitor uses the Intel graphics card. The only options I have are: Extend these displaysShow on display 1 onlyShow on display 2 only There is no option to mirror the displays. How can configure my W530 so I can mirror the displays when I have a projector connected instead of the external monitor? Thanks.

A:How mirror displays on W530 with dicrete graphics card?

Hi Bazsl1, 
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
As I understand that you are facing issue while duplicating the Display in your W530
For this enter in BIOS mode Config> Display>Graphics Device>Discrete Graphics Save and Exit changes.
To use Duplicate Display in NVIDIA Optimus Mode check this link.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
And feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 Cheers,
Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54.8

So long story short I replaced my first W530 with another about six months ago. I rarely use it on battery power, but the other day I neeeded it so I went to go turn off Optimus and force only integrated graphics because A) it uses less power: even with the nvidia not being utilized in optimus mode it seems to draw power in an idle state and B) Because the nvidia GPU is more or less powered it throttles the machine to 1.2ghz. For some reason, Windows 10 will not load past the logo. It just stops. I tried the installation disk for the fall creators edition and it was the same deal though I did get to the spinning balls before it quit. I tried Knoppix which is a live boot distro. It worked ok with Optimus but the only way to get acceleration and multiple monitors was to force the Quadro only via the BIOS and then it seemed to work just fine. I even played some windows games via wine on it which kind of blew me away frankly. I tried a Windows 7 install ISO and that loaded and got to the install screen using only the default VGA drivers.  If I try to force Windows 10 to use safe mode by itself, or with the low resolution option (vga drivers) it just freezes and refuses to boot. That leaves two options here at this point. Either I have a broken HD4000 on my i7-3740QM or the the newer BIOS that was released last fall broke something. On my old W530 it booted Windows 10 with the intel GPU just fine. Seeing as how optimus works and that it offloads most of the processing to... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54.8

So, I havent really understood this with two dispaly adapters. On my Thinkpad W530 I have the Intel HD Graphics 4000 and the Nvidia Quadro K2000M Does the computer use both of these? How do I choose which one to use? It looks like mine is using the Intel, because as I right click on the desktop and go to Screen Resolution -> Advanced Settings I only get the Intel Controlpanel as an option (Not the Nvida). When I right click the deskop and choose Nvidia Controlpanel I get the error message: "NVIDIA Display settings are not available - You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU" I am totally lost  The laptop works perfectly fine, but I would of course like to use the best display adapter, if itīs possible. So it would be much appreciated if someone could explain this to me   












Solved!

Go to Solution.

A:W530 - Intel HD Graphics 4000 vs Nvidia Quadro K20...

Hi Oyvindpe,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
Change the setting in BIOS ? Config ? Display ? Graphic Device to Discrete Graphic and check.
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar




Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.Follow @LenovoForums on Twitter!

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

Hi,I have in the past had a lot of problems with my Nvidia K2000M on my W530. Windows have kept disabling this due to "code 43" (Yellow triangle by the display driver).I have solved this by reinstalling Nvidia drivers, but when this happened every 3 days or so, I started to suspect something was wrong. And I believe I was right.... I tried to uninstall the driver (probably a mistake) before reinstalling the driver, but now the graphics card cannot be detected at all. When I try to install Nvidia drivers I get the following error message: "NVIDIA Installer cannot continue. This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware". I also tried to disable optimus in BIOS, and enabled discrete graphics to try to force the computer to find the NVIDIA graphics card, but this obviously didnīt work. The computer then starts up with low graphcis and bad resolution. Under "Display adapters" in Device Manager there is no card detected at all (As the Intel integrated was disabled). So, is my NVIDIA graphics card defective, or is there som other solution to try to detect it? PS! I Also did a system update through Lenovos update center. Updated firmware in BIOS etc. This did not solve the problem..... Thanks,-ø 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

Hi,I have in the past had a lot of problems with my Nvidia K2000M on my W530. Windows have kept disabling this due to "code 43" (Yellow triangle by the display driver).I have solved this by reinstalling Nvidia drivers, but when this happened every 3 days or so, I started to suspect something was wrong. And I believe I was right.... I tried to uninstall the driver (probably a mistake) before reinstalling the driver, but now the graphics card cannot be detected at all. When I try to install Nvidia drivers I get the following error message: "NVIDIA Installer cannot continue. This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware". I also tried to disable optimus in BIOS, and enabled discrete graphics to try to force the computer to find the NVIDIA graphics card, but this obviously didnīt work. The computer then starts up with low graphcis and bad resolution. Under "Display adapters" in Device Manager there is no card detected at all (As the Intel integrated was disabled). So, is my NVIDIA graphics card defective, or is there som other solution to try to detect it? PS! I Also did a system update through Lenovos update center. Updated firmware in BIOS etc. This did not solve the problem..... Thanks,-ø  

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54

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
IntelŪ 4th Generation Core? i5
12gb system RAM
Not shure about the motherboard type
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54

Hello friends

sometimes happen that I am using my PC and suddenly the sceen goes back with a small white box in the middle and has a short message that says:

<input is not supported>

and this massage starts moving gradually from the center of the screen to up right corner and keep moving to al corners of the screen,
I tried to press all the keys of the keyboard but no thing happend, and the amazing that all the other programs, TV, music, radio they keep working,
where this black layer come from?
the only soltion to get back is to unplug and restard my PC,
this happens oftenly, sometimes once a month, or twice.

My OS: Wind XP, SP3, computer Acer, Screen: Acer 19" , screen resolution: 1024X 768

any idea about this issue? and any solution for it?
I will appreciate, thanks a lot,
the regards.
 

A:A black layer hid the screen graphics

Have you run your anti virus, and anti malware programs? Could be a rogue program that got onto the computer.
vicks
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54

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??
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54

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?
 

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hello all, thank you for taking some time to help me with this!

I bought a new PC from PCSpecialist 4 months ago and I have just found out I can't send it back to them for a repair because I have reseated my graphics card - it says that basically moving anything about voids my warranty. So I thought I'd crack this on my own (with your help!).

I have:

Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz
Asus P8P67 (New Rev 3.0)
4Gb Kingston Hyper-X DDR3 2133Mhz
2Gb AMD Radeon HD 6950
120Gb OCZ Vertex 3 Series SSD
1Tb WD Caviar Black
600W Quiet plus Quad Rail PSU
Win 7(SP1 I think)

The problem (in summary):

Screen started showing some snowy lines near the top and the screen split into two - the right third of the screen on the left and the left two thirds on the right. I found that this was solved through right clicking on the youtube video and disallowing graphics acceleration

About a month later it started happening again now but also turned the screen black with only re-starting it getting it back. It then stopped turning on at all (still black screen) but now had a beep code of one long and three short. I read that it could be the graphics card needing to be reseated so I thought I'd try it - hence no warranty anymore. Sigh. I reseated the card easily but still found that black screen (my monitor said "No Signal Input"). So I switched it from the top (blue) PCI slot to the bottom (black) PCI slot which seemed to solve it, ...for 1 day. Then the same thing ... Read more

A:Graphics problem + Black screen of death!

Read other 15 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hello all. I disabled my Intel HD graphics (dumb I know but it's in the past), and was prompted with a blank, black screen. I read up on the problem, and it seemed as if though it was a common problem, so I kinda did some tinkering. I removed my graphics card as my battery was bellow it, and then removed the battery for about 10 mins. After putting everything back together, I had no success.
The monitor is still working as I hooked up an older pc to it to see if it still works (which it does).
Any tips?
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

im running a pc with windows xp, i have a 16 mb ati rage 128 ultra which i just found out uses an agp slot. I bought a nvidia Geforce8400 that uses a pci slot. the 8400 is installed and it tells me that it is working properly, but when i switch my moniter to the new card, all i get is a black screen.

so i have these questions. 1. should i return my geforce 8400 and buy a GeForce 6200 Video Card that will fit in my agp slot?

2. or can i use the 8400 that i have? and if so, how do i do it?
 

A:changing graphics cards = black screen

OK, you are missing a few steps when attempting to install your card.

1 With the old card still installed, uninstall the driver for the card.
2 Shutdown and pull out your old card
3 Install the new card in a pci slot; connect monitor. Note your bios may need to be set to use pci video. Read your manual.
4 Pw ON and see if you get a display on your monitor.

FWIW with that old of a card now installed, I would think the agp slot is a 1X or 2X. This will not work with a modern agp type card which needs 4/8X to work.

If the above procedure does not work, I would NOT be putting any money into such an old system. It is not cost effective.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

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.
_________________________________________

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

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

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?
 

Read other 12 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hi I recently starting working on upgrading an old Lenovo H50. I purchased a EVGA GTX 950, and a 500W power supply along with a new case.
I plugged in my video card before I installed the new drivers and it did not boot up. (It gave me a black screen) After this I unplugged the video card and tried it with the integrated graphics, which were working before I moved everything to the new case and switched power supplies (I got all the adapters). After I did this the integrated graphics VGA still gave me a black screen. I then performed a CMOS reset by moving the pin thing. (tried this multiple times, I dont even know if I did this correctly) And by removing the battery next to the pins for 10 minutes.
Just for additional information. Everything is powering on. And I do assume the motherboard is working since I can directly power it on by the front case switch.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

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...
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

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.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

I did a clean install of windows 7, then i installed firefox, avast and utorrent. I then downloaded the newest graphics drivers from nvidia, I have a GeForce 7300, and installed. After I rebooted the screen went completely black after the "starting windows..." screen. And the monitor goes into sleep mode displaying: "No signal input"

Anyone know how I can fix this?

A:Black screen after installing graphics drivers

Hi Muscar

Try SAFE MODE, press F8.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

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?
 

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

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

Read other 22 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

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?

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hey its Razor1352, I've been updating my graphics driver (Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS) and it's the correct version and after a while of the installation my screen turns black. Help me please?!?!?! I want to play minecraft with my friends.

My Computer:
Windows 7 Professional x32
Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS
Processor: Intel(R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU P7450 @ 2.13GHz 2.13GHz
Ram: 3.00 GB

A:Black Screen after updating graphics driver

try boot to safe mode, and roll back the driver installation

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

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.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

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 ..

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

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
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hey guys,

I thought I'd share my experiences for those who may have similar setups. I have a Sager NP8265 laptop, with AMD/Intel switchable graphics.
I did a clean install using an ISO I got from Mosharino's beautiful thread up there.

You MUST install the latest Intel graphics drivers, and then, DO NOT REBOOT, for you MUST ALSO install the latest ATI drivers (13.11 beta right now).
If you don't do both, you will get black screen of fun when you do reboot. BSOF. Not as fun as it sounds.

As far as upgrading rather than a clean install, if you upgrade, you will likely get the black screen anyways. So what you have to do, is reboot to safe mode after the upgrade completes (oh you'll know, cause all you can see if a black screen, with a mouse cursor), and remove both graphics devices (device manager, right click the graphics adapter, uninstall)

Then you can boot into Windows normally, albeit with sh*te graphics. Then do the installs as I outlined above.
After a couple of reboots, you should (..should..) have a functioning machine again, that doesn't even look like sh*te!.

Hopefully this helps someone who had the same issues I did!

Both x64 and x86 versions can be found here:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...01&FamilyId=39

AMD Catalyst? Notebook Display Driver

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

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!!!
 

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

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

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hey all,
having some graphics card problems and would appreciate any help.
I built two identical computers for my parents from spare parts and some new components just to give them something to use until they can buy something newer. Both work fine with the onboard graphics, but video play back performance is obviously low (very choppy). Trying to install an upgraded graphics card and does the same thing in both systems.

System specs:
Dell Optiplex GX260
Windows XP home, SP3
2.4GHz Pentium 4, 1GB ram
Onboard graphics is Intel 82845G

Graphics card I'm trying to install is a PNY VCG62256APG
This is a Nvidia Geforce 6200 card, ddr2 256 mb, 4/8x AGP interface
Should mention the card was new last winter and hasn't been installed in any other PC's.
When I install the card and boot up it shows the specs of the graphics card in the upper left corner. Goes through the normal bios and windows boot screens. Windows opens in a low res graphics mode, says found new hardware etc etc, loads nvidia driver from windows update and prompts a reboot. After the reboot it goes through the load screens again and shows the windows boot screen with the progress bar for about 15 seconds, then just goes black. Monitor says "no signal" and goes into stand by. If I restart in safe mode I get a signal back and can open windows but in low res of course. Tried updating driver with the newest one from nvidia's website and no go. Does the same thing. All other drivers on the... Read more

A:Black screen after installing graphics driver?

Did you get this fixed?
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Have been waiting for NVIDIA to fix their driver since windows 10 release. I tried the latest driver from windows update and they still crash to black screen on my Asus GT610, rolling back to the windows 8 driver and everything is fine.

Anyone else having trouble or know a fix for latest driver.

A:Graphics driver crashing to black screen - GT-610

I am getting TDR's

Read other 78 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

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

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

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.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

I own a HP Notebook Pavilion dm4 1350en running Windows 7 with a ATI Radeon 6370M and Intel HD Graphics Cards.My Notebook shows up a black screen when both are working then restarts.I installed the drivers from the manufacturers site but still had the same problem.When I open dxdiag it shows no graphics card. Both Graphics Cards hardware are in good condition but the problem persists.Please help!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

cannot switch to descrete video card, so no game could be played. driver version 16.4.2previously the laptop was repaired with the same problem (replacement of motherboard).ALL GAMES STARTS with AMD R5 GRAPHICS instead of AMD R7

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Please see the picture below. This error happens randomly when I close my lid, and/or move my laptop fast from one place to the other. I get either the error screen below or a blank screen. Both the error screen below and blank screen require me to hold the power button down and reboot my W530.
 
Has anyone ever experienced this error? What is the cause of this issue? Does anyone know of a fix that won't void my warrantee? 
 
Link to image
 
Moderator note: images larger than 50k converted to links per forum rules:  Lenovo Community Participation Rules

A:ThinkPad W530: Blank Screen/Weird Colorful screen on Lid Open

Looks like a loose/damaged connection between the display and the laptop. no way to fix it without opening the laptop. Which warranty do you have? if you have the on-site, they send a tech or parts out to fix it.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

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.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

As soon as I install Intel HD Graphics 4600 in my Dell Latitude E6540, the screen goes black and after rebooting, it goes black again right after Windows is booted.
Here is everything I tried:
clean installed Windows 7(original Dell USB drive recovery media)
clean installed Windows 10
install all Windows Updates and drivers from Windows Updates
Install latest drivers manually from dell.com 
Install latest (2017) drivers from intel.com

Screen works fine in Safe Mode and if I disable Intel HD Graphics 4600 in device manager, Windows boots normally and screen works. 

Bios version is A09 . 
I tried a bios update. In Windows mode, or Dos mode. the operation goes through: restart. but the update process is no longer running. go directly into the windows boot mode.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

I bought a Geforce GT 720 for my hp-8 1214 Desktop. It has a M3970AM-HP (Angelica) motherboard. I uninstalled my drivers for my current card, removed the hardware, and replaced it with my new geforce card. The computer will turn on, get to an hp screen that says, "press esc key for start up menu." After pressing any key on that screen, the monitor goes black.  There are no beeping noises from the graphics card at any time. The only thing I can do is shut it down once I get to that hp screen. I think there is a problem with my bios and uefi support. I have updated my bios via the hp website, but I cannot for the life of me get this graphics card to work. Is there a step that i missed during installation?I had tried to research this prior to buying my card, and I was under the impression that anything before geforce 730 would work with my mobo. I am new to this, so maybe I made a mistake.Is there anything that can be done to fix this issue aside from adjusting hardware? Should I be returning my geforce for something else, or is there some troubleshooting advice that can help me? I have been trying to find some sort of utility that will upgrade my bios, but I don't want to brick my system.Thanks for any help.

A:hp-8 1214 graphics upgrade Geforce GT 720 Black Screen no be...

@MichaelsHP?, welcome to the forum. I believe that your problem is that the GT 720 requires UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS. There is no way to upgrade the motherboard to UEFI.  The last video cards not to require UEFI were the GTX 660/670's.  I suggest contacting the manufacturer's Tech Support to see if they have a VBIOS update that will the card to work with a standard/Legacy BIOS. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

As soon as I install Intel HD Graphics 4600 in my Dell Precision M3800, the screen goes black and after rebooting, it goes black again right after Windows is booted.
Here is everything I tried:

clean installed Windows 8 (original Dell USB drive recovery media)
clean installed Windows 10
install all Windows Updates and drivers from Windows Updates
Install latest (2015) drivers manually from dell.com (M3800_Video_Driver_7C6X2_WN32_10.18.15.4248_A00.exe)
Install latest (2017) drivers from intel.com (Intel HD Graphics 4600 15.40 2017 win64_154036.4703.exe)
let Dell System Detect install drivers automatically
In Safe Mode, in Registry, set "DisplayOptimizations" to 0x0  and "NoFastLinkTrainingForeDP" to 0

RESULTS: all the same, screen goes black as soon as Intel HD Graphics 4600  is installed and remains black as soon as Windows is booted, no matter how many times you reboot.
NOTES:

I restored Windows from Advanced Startup Options each time screen would go black as a result of installing Intel HD Graphics driver, sometimes restore failed, and I clean installed Windows from USB media.
screen works fine in Safe Mode and if I disable Intel HD Graphics 4600 in device manager, Windows boots normally and screen works. 
I could live with builtin Microsoft Basic Display Adapter driver (1920x1080) but the the problem is screen brightness is stuck at maximum and there is no way to change it! 
I can use the laptop using TeamViewe... Read more

A:black screen after installing Intel HD Graphics 4600

Hi Beefesoft,Thanks for posting.Here is some information you may find helpful:  http://dell.to/2zcEQc0answers.microsoft.com/.../608bb6da-a88f-48d6-af45-ea490b1e2cbd

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

i am using HP g62-b60si , i am Having a serious issue in display drivers , Specs is Intel HD graphics(pentium) , Intel Driver is Working fine but after installing Amd or Ati driver black screen  error occurs cant able to log into windows , so i thought it is a OS problem so i formatted the whole system and reninstall it again the same problem arises.but  not solved

Read other answers