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Black Screen Issue after installing Graphics Driver

Q: Black Screen Issue after installing Graphics Driver

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

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Preferred Solution: Black Screen Issue after installing Graphics Driver

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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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?
 

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Hi mates,i hope you doing well i have some issue in my pc netbook thinkpad x201 when i installed driver i get black screen since windows 7  log in i try to uninstall driver from safe mode and networking windows start with normal mode without graphics card driver without brightness control i try to install all driver that has compatibale with hardware material    

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My encrypted Thinkpad T470 (2yrs old) has suddenly begun "crashing" during use. This doesn't seem to be triggered by any particular programs or user behaviour that I can identify, and once it happens it will occur again relatively soon if I restart it without a long rest. What happens is that the screen goes black, and white boxes flicker in and out. Sometimes I see white lines near the top, which I associate with graphics card issues, but I've never seen this white boxes pattern before. The laptp will not project on an external monitor, so it's not just a display issue. It does not fully shut down when this happens, but rather requires a force quit in order to restart. It restarts normally until it crashes again. Any ideas on what is happening here? Am I on the right track to suspect graphics card issues? Thanks.

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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

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System Information
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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

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

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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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I am new to this forum and i hope this is the right category.
 
So i was playing heroes of the storm when suddenly my screen went all weird with a sort of horizontal purple-ish lines across the screen. My computer didn't respond to any mouse or keyboard input so i restarted it hoping it would be gone when it booted up.. it was. until shortly after it happened again. First those now flickering lines and then they were gone and came back and then a complete crash. i restarted my system again and the same thing happened and right before it crashed it gave me the following warning: ''amd display driver stopped responding and has recovered''. I have an AMD radeon HD 7770 series video card.
 
So i thought that it must be something with either my driver or my video card. When i booted my pc up again it never got to the login screen... just a black screen. I tried booting up in safe mode what worked and disabled the display driver. Booting up normally it worked until it didn't. Back in safe mode i checked the display driver in device manager again and it wasn't disabled any more. I now uninstalled the driver completely but when i booted up black  screen... Back to safe mode and sure enough.. the driver was reinstalled. I then disabled some windows function that automatically re-installed it and when i now boot up normally it was fine. Checking the device manager i see that i am now using Windows Basic Display Adapter. 
 
So i go to the AMD site to download th... Read more

A:Installing AMD driver causes black screen.

This very well could be a hardware problem, I have seen this countless times with bad video cards and or power problems, rarely a motherboard pci-e problem. Likely, this is either psu related or the video card itself, these were the 2 most common causes if no software changes took place. If you happen to have a different video card to test with, that would be the fastest part to replace to start with.
 
One thing you can check for inside your computer is for blown or bulging capacitors, check the motherboard and the video card.

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I want to play the Crysis Demo and they recommend the Nvidia 169.01 driver. I have an 8800GTS 320mb. I downloaded it and then ran the driver. About half way through it slows down, and then the screen goes black. This isn't to unusual, other driver updates have done this before. However, this continues for hours, and there is an intermittent beep from the mobo. Any ideas?
 

A:Black screen when installing 169.01 Driver

anybody got an idea?
 

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Clean install Win 10Windows installs Basic graphics driver, which worksInstall Intel graphics driver, and screen goes black, laptop still runningI have tried 2 different drivers from Lenovo and 1 direct from IntelSame symptom with allAny ideas?

A:Yoga 2 Pro black screen after graphics driver install

What exact version of Windows 10?What is the exact model (MTM) of your Yoga 2 pro?What driver versions are you trying to install from Lenovo?  (I only see one availabe which is version 10.18.15.4240 dated 7/14/2015 for Windows 10 64-bit, and the generic Intel drivres are always hit or miss since they have not been certified by Lenovo.)Have you updated the chipset drivers for your system? 

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Hi there

Already tried this, btw:
Black screen after installing graphics drivers

I've pretty much done everything I've found. I have a custom built desktop from like three and a half years ago or so:

MOBO: Intel DH55HC
CPU: Intel Core i5 650 3.19-3.45 GHz
GPU: GeForce GT 610 1 GB
RAM: 4 GB 1066 MHz
HDD: WDC 200 GB SATA
TOSHIBA 1 TB SATA

I have Ubuntu installed in the 200 GB drive since quite a long time, there I have my proper nVIDIA drivers installed and working with no problem, yesterday I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a 285 GB (or so) partition on the TOSHIBA drive, after initial setup I installed the Network drivers, no problem, YET. Then, already having internet access, I installed Google Chrome, no big deal, later I proceeded to get the latest Recommended/Certified nVIDIA Driver (376.33) from geforce.com for my GPU, everything's ok, not a single problem yet, I restart the machine and after the "Starting Windows" screen, it goes to black. In the link I added above to another thread on these forums I read that it's due to some parts of the GPU are burnt out, so they don't work with OpenGL and any other related stuff. Though this didn't make sense to me because it's working flawlessly on Ubuntu (also the GRUB is ok, if you're wondering) I did a clean uninstallation of nVIDIA drivers (through safe mode, as I can't see nothing in normal mode) and image is back. I reinstalled, and again the same issue. I even properly removed the GPU... 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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[prologue] A while back I posted a thread on here about how Age of Empires II wasn't working in Vista on my laptop. I never got it to work, but just today I tried playing it on my XP box, where it used to work - and I got the same error as in Vista. Well, someone on a different forum suggested disabling the graphics driver to play the game (as did the last commenter on my thread), so I figured I'd try that. I did, but I still got the same error, so I decided to turn the driver back on.[/prologue]



And there was where the real problems started. I couldn't figure out how to re-enable my graphics driver. When I went to do so (right-click on background, Properties, Settings, Advanced, Adaptor, if I remember correctly), it showed my VGA un-accelerated driver instead. I thought perhaps if I disabled this, it would revert to my Radeon 9600 card.

I thought wrong.

When I restarted my computer, after the Windows loading screen, I saw . . . nothing. Nothing at all. A black screen. Now I knew Windows was functioning, because when I did the keystrokes to log in, I got the sound effect, but the display was obviously disabled. Duh.

But how to get it back again?

I asked around on IRC, and I was recommended to try starting in safe mode, and deleting my drivers so that they'd be reinstalled. Whether that would have been a good idea or not, I'll never know, because safe mode wouldn't work either. Instead, the names of various system files scrolled by, and then sto... Read more

A:Disabled Graphics Driver - Now XP Boots to a Black Screen

Odd that Safe Mode didn't work. From the same boot menu try selecting VGA Mode and see if you get a display then. If so then remove the graphics drivers, reboot and allow Windows to re-install them.

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Hello,

I own a custom laptop on an MSI 16F2 platform. Few weeks ago my GTX 670M card died.

Out of better options, I bought an used GTX 660M from an acquaintance.

I had it installed, started Windows and everything looked OK. Then I installed the Nvidia drivers and after reboot, right after the loading screen, I got a black screen (with the screen still lit).

I went into Safe mode and uninstalled the driver. Then installed again and got the same result. Went into Bios, change settings, tried resetting CMOS, nothing worked. Installed Windows 7 Ultimate again, then Windows 8, same thing. I also tried the driver modding instructions on this forum, still nothing.

I have no clue what is wrong. If you have any idea, please help me with this.

Thank you,

Fox
 

A:GTX 660M black screen after installing driver

I have connected the laptop to an external monitor and it works with the Nvidia driver installed. The laptop screen works just fine without the drivers. I would really appreciate any form of help. Is it maybe the BIOS?

Thx,
Fox
 

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hi, i just joined and this is my first post.

anyways, my computer is the HP Pavilion a6077c.

heres the specifications:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...53&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=ca&lang=en&product=3401269

Driver update file:
196.21_desktop_win7_winvista_32bit_english_whql.exe

anyways, every time when i try to the latest Nvidia driver, whose file name is mentioned above, i immediately get the black screen and/or the monitor itself just closes in the middle of the install. surprisingly, if i hook up another monitor, the second monitor will work while the first one will stay black/closed, however the furthest it goes is to the desktop, which has no icon, no taskbar, only wallpaper shows, also right-clicking works but none of the options appeared in the right-click menu works.

after that, no matter how many time i reboot the computer, it stays the same although safe mode works flawlessly. i haven't tried uninstalling the driver in safe mode after it started black screening me since i didnt thought of it at the time and this is my 4th reformat. from last reformat, even though the driver provided by Nividia causes the black screen problems, the one provided by HP didnt cause any problem. and sicne the last few black screen problem and reformat, my computer stopped showing the HP's splash screen when turning on, it just stays black until to the login/welcome screen.

i also did some googling around, as far as i know, there isnt any solid fixes or wor... Read more

A:need help - black screen appear after installing nvidia driver

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i decide to reinstall my computer from windows 7 32 home bit into windows 7 64 bit,
everything works fine until i decide to install the lates intel vga driver, after restarting the computer, the screen keep showing grid lines like this pic. the only solution to fix this is to remove intel vga driver,is there anyway to fix this problem thx




my pc spec:
Mobo :msi h67ma -e45
RAM : 2GB Ram
Procesor: intel core i5 2300

A:Black Screen after installing Intel VGA Driver

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Stabillo


i decide to reinstall my computer from windows 7 32 home bit into windows 7 64 bit,
everything works fine until i decide to install the lates intel vga driver, after restarting the computer, the screen keep showing grid lines like this pic. the only solution to fix this is to remove intel vga driver,is there anyway to fix this problem thx




my pc spec:
Mobo :msi h67ma -e45
RAM : 2GB Ram
Procesor: intel core i5 2300


Welcome to Sevenforums,

Does it make the same with the Intel vga drivers Msi provide for the motherboard ?

Those were x32 or x64 VGA drivers?

I also would upgrade my Ram to 4gb even if the minimum requirement is set to 2Gb for Windows 7 x64bits

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I have been running on my home-built Windows 8.1 PC now for several months without problems. I have a Radeon HD 6570, but in the last few days it has been giving me some strange problems.

At first, sometimes when I wake the computer from sleep it would turn on like normal, but immediately after anything shows on the screen, the monitor switches into "ANALOG - POWER SAVING MODE" as though it were no longer receiving a signal from my computer (which very likely is the case). I had some hotkeys set up for other reasons that give audio feedback, but I found that when this happens they only made sound less than a second after the screen went blank, as though the computer crashed.

And then sometimes, instead of blacking out, it would turn blue (the save color as the Windows 8 BSOD) with scary glitchy horizontal lines through it, as though the computer has tried to BSOD but the display had screwed up before it could.
Now it's started happening randomly, not just when waking up from prolonged sleep. At one point the screen turned to black, then seemed to recover, and Windows gave the classic "Display driver has stopped working and had now been recovered. So I checked the graphics drivers and they are up to date, and I figured I should try rolling then back. After clicking the rollback button in the Windows Device Manager, it flashed black for a second, then normal, and then again as it works when messing with video card drivers. Then it gave me another message about ... Read more

A:Graphics driver crashes, black screen, forced to reboot

Welcome to the forum!

With a new home-built computer one of the first questions has to be do you have all the latest drivers from the motherboard manufacturer site, like chipset and ACPI? Maybe even the newest BIOS depending what it fixes.

EDIT: Found this on their site: MSI USA - Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more

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I'm a bit worried basically I was updating Intel graphics driver and while it was updating the screen went black for a couple of seconds then the screen was back to normal. I'm using a windows 7 laptop

A:While updating Graphics driver is the screen suppose to turn black?

Yes it is normal. What is happening is the old driver is being uninstalled before the new, and the brief black screen is the time between that happening.

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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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Windows Update is pushing an Intel graphics driver for T480 and T480s that is broken on Windows 10 Pro 1803 OEM. The recommended update on the Lenovo Support site is also broken. After Windows Update has installed this driver, the screen goes black and I have a blinking cursor. The only thing that works is to turn the laptop off and on again but then after initializing windows I'm supposed to be getting the login screen but instead I get a completely backlit black screen that doesn't respond to anything - no cursor, no blinking, nothing. The workaround is topower off and on 3 times in order to go into safe modeuninstall the graphics card driver in Device Manager and check the box to delete the driver fileschange from Yes (recommended) to No (your device might not work as expected) in Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Installation Settings->Do you want to automatically download manufacturers' apps and custom icons available for your devices.I've experienced this on 2 T480s and 1 T480 in the last 30 hours, so I know it's a general issue. I can reproduce the issue with a brand new laptop fresh out of the box, not domain-joined. The driver that works is from March 2018. Any drivers after this date seem to produce the above issue. The issue doesn't seem to exist on Windows 10 Pro 1709.

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I just downloaded and installed the newest driver for the Intel HD Graphics 5500 in my Lenovo T450s. Now ON1 Photo RAW starts up and briefly shows the user-interface but then the program window goes black. The only thing I can see on screen is the white Title bar on top with the ON1 logo and program name + the Minimize, Maximize and Exit buttons on the right side. Even though I cannot see the Menu bar, if I hover my mouse pointer over the area where the Menu bar is, the menus will open and I can see and select menu items.I uninstalled ON1, downloaded it again and installed with Admin credentials but the problem is still there. I have no problems with any other programs. Is there a way to "roll back" to the old graphics driver? UPDATE: I have just rolled back to the previous HD 5500 driver and reinstalled ON1 Photo Raw, but it did not solve the problem My system: Lenovo T450s Intel Core i7-5600U, 20GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel Graphics 5500 (OpenGL ver. 4.4) and I'm running Windows 10 Pro (10.0.17134)

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I just downloaded and installed the newest driver for the Intel HD Graphics 5500 in my Lenovo T450s. Now ON1 Photo RAW starts up and briefly shows the user-interface but then the program window goes black. The only thing I can see on screen is the white Title bar on top with the ON1 logo and program name + the Minimize, Maximize and Exit buttons on the right side. Even though I cannot see the Menu bar, if I hover my mouse pointer over the area where the Menu bar is, the menus will open and I can see and select menu items.I uninstalled ON1, downloaded it again and installed with Admin credentials but the problem is still there. I have no problems with any other programs. Is there a way to "roll back" to the old graphics driver? My system: Lenovo T450s Intel Core i7-5600U, 20GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel Graphics 5500 (OpenGL ver. 4.4) and I'm running Windows 10 Pro (10.0.17134)

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I recently had an issue, whereby my computer would no longer startup for unknown reasons. In order to fix this, i found a windows 7 cd (previously windows 8) and installed it. It was all going well until i attempted to update my graphics card driver. Each time i do so, i get as far as the windows logo on startup, the computer somewhat reboots, and it goes straight to a black screen with only my mouse visible. Every time, i have to go into safe mode, uninstall the driver, and carry on without. My graphics card doesn't appear in the 'windows experience index' under either 'graphics' or 'gaming graphics'. Any help would make me a very happy boy, thanks!

A:updating Graphics card driver results in black screen after start up

Have you tried waiting for at least 5 minutes before everything gets back up running? It also happens to me everytime I update something and restarts and everything gets ready up on a minute.

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Good morning! I wonder if anyone else has either experienced or solved the issue I am currently having with my Yoga 710. I looked for similar postings that may have solved this issue but did not find them so if I missed it, I apologize.  After visiting the IT help desk at my university several times as certain programs such as Spotify desktop, Zoom, Skype, SPSS Amos Graphics (a statistical modeling program) would open but display a black screen, the technicians realized that the Intel 520 Graphics Driver appeared to cause an issue once it advanced past a particular version of the software. They rolled back the graphics driver and everything was working great until last night my computer wanted to update Windows 10 which automatically updated the graphics driver and eliminated the option to roll back to a previous version of the graphics driver. Now I can't use a significant number of the programs on my laptop.  I could rollback the Windows update but that doesn't seem helpful overall. It seems silly to keep having to roll back the graphics driver when the Windows update seems to be forcing it to be more up-to-date. On an Intel forum it seems like Intel is saying that Lenovo has tested it and says everything is OK, but that doesn't seem to be the case.  Any ideas or links to solutions would be most appreciated! Best wishesMandy

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I have a Dell Latitude D630 that was wiped and has a clean install of XP Pro on it. I'm trying to reinstall all the drivers from the Dell website, as there's no system restore disk, etc. I've gotten everything back to good except for the integrated Intel graphics card.

I tried to install the software/drivers for it from both the Dell site (the D630 page) and also the updated software from the Intel site (specific Intel graphics card page), but both installations cause my screen to go black upon install, and the only way to get it back is to reboot and pick Last Known Good, which reverts to the generic drivers that XP installed for it. I've tried multiple installs & uninstalls, and all have had the same result.

It's not a huge deal as the laptop works fine with the generic drivers, but not only am I tired of getting the "your computer has discovered new hardware" (my graphics card) message each time I boot up, but I can see myself playing some games on this laptop and doubt the generic drivers will support anything decent.

Any ideas? Should I delete the generic drivers before trying to install the real ones, etc.? TIA
 

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I had a Geforce GT1030 video card in my M81 and each time it booted up, would go to black screen or go to black screen before finishing booting to Win10.  Ive actually tried several different Geforce cards with same results.  I took out card and used onboard video with no problem.  Gonna try ATI cards but seems like an issue with M81 and Geforce driver set.  I have even tried messing with bios settings to no avail. Anyone else experienced this?   Thank you!!
 
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A:ThinkCentre M81: new Nvidia card, getting blank (black) screen (Win 10, GT 1030, graphics, driver)

ok, a little more digging found a nvidia compatability list for win7 thru 8.1 but not for 10. interesting part is that i believe a lot of these cards use the same geforce experience drivers.

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dell optiplex 320 running Windows 8.1 standard.  The display is listed as ATI RADEON XPREES 200 in the device manager. 
It is using the driver provided by the operating system - ATI Technologies dated 10/2/2010 and version 10-2_legacy_vista32-64_dd_ccc and ATI_ATI-Radeon-Xpress-X1100_A03_R172873.  From a cold boot the blue Windows logo appears and then the mouse cursor
in the middle of the screen, but the start screen with the tiles is not displayed.  Maybe this sounds weird, but I think the start screen and tiles is there, but just not being shown on the screen.  There appears to be nothing there, but I can move
the cursor around on the black screen and click in frustration.  Then I press the power button and the laptop enters sleep mode.  Once in sleep mode I press power again to resume the computer and then the lock screen shows up and I can see the start
screen and tiles and everything works like it should.  This only happens from a cold boot.  If the computer was on and restarted it does not happen.  Has this happened to anyone else?  Any suggestions?  I will check for a newer display
driver from ATI.  The only driver on the Windows Update Catalog is for Windows Vista.

A:Ati radeon xpress 200 series driver installing windows 8.1 pro black screen

mouse cursor in the middle of the screen, but the start screen with the tiles is not displayed.


Usually it is nVidia users who complain of this.  An explanation would be that you are seeing your secondary monitor display in an Extended display configuration.  When you press Win- etc. it would show on your primary monitor (which you can't
see).  So, press Win-P anyway and imagine that you can see its display.  Then you would press CursorUp, Enter and switch display configurations so you could see something. 

only happens from a cold boot.

Then there is a feature in a boot that makes this change.  Try using Win-P again when you can see it to see what the configuration is then.


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hi there everybody .

i've a really big problem with my graphic on windows 8!

i've a NVIDIA Geforce 9500 GT brand . and when i'm trying to install the new version of desktop graphic driver ; it's crash after about 30 seconds and have a black screen. or when i'm trying to reboot or shut down the system after installing this driver , system is freeze or crash. so what is the problem? what do i do?

i've tried and found out many ways to solve this problem , but nothin..!

plz help me.

A:crashing system and black screen after installing R310 (ex: 310.90) Graphic Driver!

umm.. no body wants to help me??

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So I just recently put a new HDD in my brothers computer which has now caused it to start giving a black screen with a white line across it on startup after the windows logo.

It was fine before this and the only way I have found to solve this is to boot into safe mode and uninstall the video card drivers.

The drive was previously run in RAID on my machine and formatted afterwards, so I dont see why there would be any issues with with, nor the video card.

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Hey guys, the title actually says it all. I installed the nvidia geforce 310m driver and everytime its enabled and I try to switch the notebook on theres only a black screen...

Ive looked for solutions but most of them are for computers where you can easily take graphics cards in and out, but I can't do that because im a newbie, i dont wanna open the laptop because I might mess something up

Please help!

Also sometimes it does work, but when the Nvidia driver IS enabled it goes laggy and i got this "MEMORY_MANAGEMENT" blue screen of death, help please!
 

A:Black screen after installing Nvidia GeForce 310M driver on my MSI CX623 notebook

Could be an unsupported driver. Uninstall the drivers and try using the version available from the laptop manufacturers website.
 

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Evidently there are some really awesome games in the metro store, but I wouldn't really know because they all either fail to load or BSOD. Notable exceptions: Pirates Love Daisies, which is great and doesn't crash my system, and Cut The Rope, ditto. Mah Jong runs and is an ok game.

Some games (Trump, and Carmen Sandiego) loaded before I figured out how to install my manufacturer's graphics driver, with Win8 running the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. MBDA failed to recognize my screen's native res of 1366/768, and set the res to 1024/768 (stretched). After updating the driver to Intel GMA 500 8.14.100.2030 both games will launch, but then stall out on the loading screen, eventually reverting back to metro/start but still trying to load in the background.

Other games (Hive Mind) launch and load, but then BSOD when you try to play.
Cut the rope runs but gave me a low memory warning then ran perfectly without any lag.

All in all, this is really a lot of app failures considering that these games are supposed to be optimized for tablets.

A:So many metro games crash, screen res or graphics driver issue?

Hi,

You've said the magic term: BSOD

We will fix your machine easily for you. Please see the Crash And Debugging subforum. The top thread details what you have to do so we can fix it.

You can attach the zip requested to this thread here.

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Hello,
I am having win7 and a saphire amd radeon 7850 HD 1gb gpu. Some days ago i was playing a video game and suddenly something lke that happened http://i.stack.imgur.com/Op2se.jpg,( i havent taken this photo but it looks a bit similar to my occasion), i was still hearing the sound of the game for 2 sec after this but then nothing. I restarted my pc and the game and the same happened after some min.

I decided to open my pc case and and clear the dust from my gpu, so i pulled it off, clear it and then put it back again. I booted my pc but it stacked in a blank black screen after the animation of starting windows. So i decided to place my gpu in the other PCI-E gate. I booted up my pc, windows started, and also the installation of the new driver started(meaning the gpu). When installation finished i got ths error http://prnt.sc/d82cxv and i restarted my pc as windows requested me but i stacked again in the blank black screen.

I placed my gpu on the first PCI-E again, where it was initially but the same happened again. So, i decided to boot my pc on safe mode with internet conn. Windoes started, but the resolution was very low. I opened ccleaner but it didnt show my gpu, so my gpu didnot exist. I went to device managerm ->display adapters and uninstalled my gpu. I restarted my pc, windows started (in normal mode), after the new driver was installed and i got the same error again, i tried to install the driver from amd but i got another error so i cant install the amd driv... Read more

A:Win7 stack on a blank black screen-issue with the gpu driver

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Good day!
 
After installing the latest update for Windows 10 (Version 1607, OS Build 14393.222), the screen just went black! I noticed that I'm already logining in windows from the light of the fingerprint but I couldn't see anything on screen.
 
I tired to format everyting in the PC and reinstall Windows back again through entering the Recovery Screen. I was able to get the screen back but this time the brightness was full and I couldn't change the level of it. I did some search about this issue and then I manually update the display adapter (Intel HD Graphics 520) from the device manager. After this update the screen went off again!
I then tried to reinstall windows again and I connect my laptop to HDMI port. I was able to view everyhing in the extended screen but when I project to the PC screen I don't get anything.
 
I disabled the Intel HD Graphics 520 driver and by doing so I was able to see the screen back in PC. So it seems it's a driver issue. I tried to uninstall the driver and reinstall it again with the lateset version (Version 21.20.16.4505) but when I enable it the screen goes black again.
 
Now the display adapter is disabled and I can't change anything in the screen settings or control the brightness. What is the solution?
Also the screen goes black while browsing some sites with malicious content.Yesterday was going through a site 
 I encountered black screen.
What is the solution?

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Hi Everyone, Lenovo System Update installed the 'critical' Intel HD Graphics Driver 21.20.16.4590 on our X1 Yoga (20FR) and during the install the display freezes and on reboot we get the spinning dots at bottom of screen. We did a system restore to roll back the drivers and installed them again via the download on Lenovo's web site following their instructions but same probem. Anyone else having this problem but found a solution? Thanks.

A:X1 Yoga (20FR) display freezes/black screen with spinning dots with latest Intel HD Graphics Driver

Hi ChrisPerry,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
As I understand that you are facing issue after installing Intel Display driver from Lenovo 
If that's the case why not give it a try to update it from Intel one from here. And try to update it from Device Manager manually from zip file. 
 
Do let us know how it goes.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 Regards,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"!

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so i have an answer regarding the GeForce driver and Windows 10 update = black screen issue however I can not find anyone who knows how one can access BIOS on Lenovo Y50-70 when the screen is black on start up? Which I need to do to remove and reinstall drivers or reinstall OS. it was loading OS after few hours once these issues started but today nothing. Power is on, lights are flashing on keyboard, fan is whirring, same stuff as always but wont go into log in screen. novo button does not work.can not pull battery as it is inside machinetried many combinations of buttons how do we get into BIOS ? 

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Recently my Lenovo Y50-70 laptop suddenly started acting weird right after Windows 10 update. It got worse a couple weeks later after a May 2017 Windows 10 Anniversary update. So I updated the graphics drivers and ever since then my laptop will take hours to boot up. I changed the power settings so it does not go into sleep mode as that was the first issue I noticed when issues started - it would go to sleep or hibernate and would not come back without hard start. I turned off the screen saver, changed power settings so that screen & laptop wont hibernate or sleep. Made sure Windows Updates all up to date. Tried to Skype to take a peek before removing it but it wont open and I got a message saying "Cant be opened using the Built-In Administrator account. Sign in with a different account and try again." I have no idea what that means. There is only the one account on here and only I use this laptop. If that was as bad as it got I could deal with this but... Last night I was trying to backup everything and eventually fell asleep waiting for reboot to kick in. The OS was booted up when I woke up this morning and I decided to restart it after my backup to external drive failed........ bad decision on my part there as I have spent last 12 hrs trying to get this stupid thing into Safe Mode, or BIOS or even just regular start up. Nothing. As of 9am today I can not even get it to boot at all it just keeps running, lights on, fan spinning but nothing happening ... Read more

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 Hi all,First post!  My Dad's Lenovo laptop goes to a black screen when starting up, so is unusable.I haven't seen it in the flesh yet but have started to research things for him and have found that 'black screen' shows up quite a lot for Windows 10 and Lenovo PCs! We were so impressed with my Dad's PC I've ended up with the same model myself:Lenovo YOGA 500 Convertible Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6" Touch Screen.Also labelled as: Yoga 500-15IBD Laptop (ideapad)  I see some people mentioning hardware failures and others device driver problems with the graphic card etc. but haven't read a definite cause/fix for this so far. I've just found this recent critical BIOS update for this PC which mentions the black screen problem:Software name: BDCN63WW Version 63[Important updates] Fix Win 10 lid close black screen issue.http://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Yoga-Series/yoga-500-15ibd/downloads/D...I haven't seen this mentioned in the forums? Has anyone else used this?If the PC always boots to a black screen I'll obviously have trouble installing this! I'm hoping that it will boot in Safe Mode or I'm going to have some trouble installing it?! I don't know whether to install the BIOS update on my own machine which is running fine - I think I'll wait until I see my Dad's laptop first which will be in a few weeks. Has anyone had any experience of this BIOS update or other comments on this?Thanks. &nb... Read more

A:Yoga 500 'BLACK SCREEN' - BIOS update: "[Important updates] Fix Win 10 lid close black screen issue"

I'm still wondering about this... I've just updated the Lenovo Companion after seeing it mentioned in another thread. It looks like this s/w is supposed to scan the PC and recommend Lenovo updates - critical and nice to have ones. Initially the Companion was showing a critical update for Lenovo SHAREit and a recommended one for my BIOS. It says I'm currently on BDCN28WW and offered something like v61 and not the 63 I mentioned in my first post? After letting it update SHAREit and re-scanning the BIOS update is no longer being offered and still shows me on v28 ??? I'm not sure I trust this 'Companion' app!My laptop seems to be running fine so I don't want to break it updating the BIOS if it's not required. For all I know my Dad's broken one may be broken because it upgraded?! Does anyone else use/trust the Companion app?And has anyone else seen it change it's mind on recommended BIOS updates?Thanks.

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