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AMD Graphics card gives black screen after updating drivers

Q: AMD Graphics card gives black screen after updating drivers

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.

Preferred Solution: AMD Graphics card gives black screen after updating drivers

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.)

A: AMD Graphics card gives black screen after updating drivers

try re installing the drivers first.

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

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

My problem:

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

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

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

My question is :

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

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


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Hi, my video card died this morning so I installed one from a different computer. I have a three year old Dell Vostro 410 running XP Pro. I took out an nvidia G310DE from a different Dell computer and put it into my computer. I managed to get a display so I uninstalled the old ATI drivers, restarted and installed the new nvidia drivers. When I restarted, I got a black screen with a white square cursor after the windows splash screen. I can boot into safe mode with no issues though. I've tried the driver from the nvidia website, the dell CD, and let windows look for drivers. Each time, I get the same result.

I've been at this for the past 4 hours now and can't think of what else to do. Thanks for your help!

A:Installed new graphics card and drivers - Black screen with white box cursor on start up

<<I've tried the driver from the nvidia website, the dell CD, and let windows look for drivers>>

Why would you use the drivers from the Dell CD...which I would think are only for the Intel onboard video?

Did you disable the onboard video in the BIOS settings?

Did you completely uninstall all the ATI software...both via Device Manager and via Add/Remove Programs?

I think I'd take a look at Device Manager and see what's reflected there.


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Hello everyone. I am having a lot of trouble trying to update the driver on my graphics card. I currently have an Alienware MX17 R3 with an Radeon HD 6870m.

I try to download the driver directly from the AMD site but I get this message. (Attatched)

I go to the Alienware driver page and unfortunately the driver on their website is the one I currently have which is from 2011. To be sure there is a new driver for this card somewhere and I just can't find a way to get it on my computer.

It's very unfortunate that I can't download the newer driver from the AMD site and have to resort to the Alienware site... who does not have the most updated driver. It's 2013 and I'm forced to use a very outdated driver.

Does anyone have any solution to this.

A:Need help updating drivers for graphics card.

Hi there Ryan90!

Seems like it's a common issue where Dell driver won't let you install the regular drivers. Sometime we might need to modify the INI file. Try this one AMD Catalyst if that didn't work I did find an article that might help you with your problem Proper AMD/ATI Driver Install - Alienware User Support it's worth a try.

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I wanted to do some gaming on my lap top but although my computer and operating system met all the minimum requirements of the game, found that the game kept on crashing or freezing. I sought advice on the problem and a possible solution via the game website and was advised to try updating my graphics card drivers. My graphics card is an Intel (R) HD graphics card.

When I went to the Intel website I downloaded and installed the Intel Driver Update Utility tool as advised but when I tried to install the latest driver update I received the following message:-

?A customized computer manufacturer driver is installed on yourcomputer. The Intel Driver Update Utility is not able to update the driver.Installing a generic Intel driver instead of the customized computermanufacturer driver may cause technical issues. Contact your computermanufacturer for the latest driver for your computer.?

On further advice, I went to the Toshiba website and tried to update the drivers from the 'Download Drivers' section of the Lap top PC support section but when presented with a list of available drivers to select from the drop down menu, was unable to find anything relating to graphics card drivers.
My graphics card drivers are now 2 years old. Can you advise?


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I ran a system scan on pcpitstop.com and the results told me that I should update my NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller and Network Bus Enumerator Drivers from versions to 67.8.9. I know that it isn't necessary to update your drivers unless they are giving you problems so does anybody have any advice for me? I have an NVIDIA GeForce 6100 video card installed with Windows XP SP3.

A:unsure about updating graphics card drivers

If your current drivers are working properly, I would not update them.

I have an ATI AIW 9800 Pro running three year old drivers. Anything newer kills my TV tuner.

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I upgraded my old windows XP with a newer version, and went through the settup smoothly. But my graphics cards drivers were not installed anymore. I bought my computer last year over the internet, and I never got a disk with driver settings. Is there a way I can get my graphics card working withought having to call my manufacturer and asking them for it?

A:after updating windows, no drivers for graphics card

All of the major pc sellers have websites with downloads for their products.

Otherwise, open the case, pull the graphics card and see what make and model it is . . the graphics card makers also have drivers on their websites.


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Hello everyone,
As the title states I attempted to update my graphics card drivers due to a problem I was having when connecting my laptop to my TV. I downloaded and installed the new drivers and my graphics card stopped working.

Now to be totally honest I'd never actually upgraded a graphics cards drivers before and in retrospect should have looked into it more...but anyway... Having done a little more research since it stopped working I think I may have installed the wrong drivers the first time around. Since then I have tried every single possible driver I could find from AMD ATI and Acer all with no luck, they just fail to install correctly.

I've been trying to fix this for about three days solid and now I'm pretty much sick of my life please if someone could help I would be insanely grateful.

Thank you.

Regards Stevan.

Computer Specs:
Vista home premium 32-bit.Acer aspire 5536AMD Athlon X2 dual core QL-64 2.10 GHz4 GB RAMRadeon (mobile?) HD 3200

A:Intended to updating graphics card drivers...ended up breaking it.


this should be the correct driver for your Laptop, hopefully it should be ok after a restart

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Note - I've seen topics talk about this problem, but there's a few things I don't quite get.


earlier today I downloaded a tool from amd.com to update my drivers. I acquired the file through the autodetect page:
AMD Driver Autodetect

My computer is a fairly recent Hewlett Packard laptop with the model name "HP Pavilion dv7-6b15ed". Its OS is Windows 7 (64 bit).

To the point:
I started the update after getting the installer from the aforementioned file, and after just a little while, the entire screen became black. It's now been in this problematic state for over two hours. People I've spoken to have assured me the screen turning black is normal, but I doubt over two hours is what they had in mind.

Two important points I hope you can answer:

Should I wait before I perform a forced shutdown? Is there any possibility it'll recover by itself? The last time I did force a shutdown, I had to return my computer to an earlier state to get it back up and running and it hasn't run quite as sharply ever since.

Is there a way to prevent this problem from occurring with this program or is there a better alternative for getting one's drivers up to standards?

I'm afraid I'm not very technical at all, so I really need some help, preferrably soon. Any response would be appreciated.

A:Black Screen While Updating Drivers

press Ctrl+ALT+Del do can you start the Task Manager? If not a Hard Shutdown is all that is left.
The video driver conflicted with something else. It's best to manually download your Video driver from the HP site. HP drivers are more suited for this machine.

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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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Alright, so I recently installed an update for my graphics card driver and I restarted my computer afterwards. When it restarted it went through the blue HP screen and then it immediately went to a black screen with a flashing " _ " So I restarted it again. Upon it rebooting I see the blue bios menu which has Esc: Boot Menu, F10: Setup, F11:System Restore and F9: Diagnostics, all as options for things I can do. Neither the boot menu nor the system restore options work, the setup menu doesn't help me at all and the diagnostics says that everything is working fine. I can't get into safe mode using the f8 key because the windows start-up menu doesn't even appear. It goes bios menu and straight to black screen. Tapping f8 from the start of turning my computer on does nothing as well. Also, I don't have or know where my windows disks are...Obviously I can't use msconfig to start in safe mode because windows wont boot and I can't seem to find anyone that has the same problem. Most can at least get to the safe mode menu, I can't even get there. What i have tried that doesn't work:F8 KeyF5 key(to try to open the OS menu)F10: Opens setup menu, that menu doesn't helpF11: System restore wont open and it just goes to the black screenF9: Diagnostics, everything checks out and it says there's no problemsEsc: Boot menu, doesn't open, straight to black screenAs previously stated I also have no idea where my windows disks are...I can look around for them but if there is any alternat... Read more

A:Black Screen error after updating drivers.

hi,,,, download this and burn to disc,,,, will the pc boot from disc drive??? if so shove the disc in and do a startup repair,,,http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vist...-disc-download/as you say this issue came about after a driver update for the gpu then i would also think about removing the graphics card and see if it will boot to on-board gfx,,,,, was there issues with the previous drivers for the gpu or was it just because they were there,,, i always go by the adage "if it aint broke, don't fix it" where hardware drivers are concerned good luck.

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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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I'm running Windows 2000 professional and installed a PCI USB card to add 4 extra USB ports, here's the exact card I installed: USB card

Everything was working fine I tested the new USB ports and they worked, when I got up the next day I had a blue screen and I didn't write down everything but it referenced NVENET.sys.

I thought I might need to install the drivers that came on the CD with the USB card even though Windows seemed to find the needed drivers and recognize the new installed card correctly.

After installing the drivers on the provided CD I now get a blue screen every time I boot just as it's about to start windows that says:
"STOP: 0X0000001E (0xC0000005,0xEB4E1F11,0x00000000,0x0000000C) KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED"

I can however boot into safemode with networking (that's how I'm typing this now) and get no errors going in this way. I also tested the new USB card and it worked correctly reading my thumb drive.

I have a Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard and I'm sure that my problem is the new USB drivers but I'm unsure how to revert back to the original ones?

I did removed the USB card but I still blue screen before window loads, so that didn't help.

Thanks for any help and suggestions.


A:Blue Screen after installing USB Card & Updating Drivers

Are there any yellow exclimation marks in device manager.. You can remove or rollback in Device manager. Right click on the hardware. then properties and check the driver tab.

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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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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!

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

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

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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.

Hp Pavilion p7-1287c

Intel core i5 2400, 3.1 GHz
Cores: 4

Pegatron 2ac2


8 GB DDR3-1333

Form Factor:

1 pci-e x16

A:Graphics Card Black Screen

Have you actually plugged your monitor into the card??

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

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

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

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

A:Graphics Card - Black Screen

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

Have you tried to install the graphics driver once more?

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I updated my ATI HD 5770 drivers today, and rebooted. Afterwards, the login screen sound played, but nothing was visible.

I booted into safe mode and deleted the video drivers and attempted to install some working ones - the same issue occured (Windows Update).

Can anyone give me a hand in finding the correct drivers to install?

Windows 7 HP 64 Bit
ATI Radeon HD 5770

Cheers :)

A:Video card drivers - black screen on login screen

Resolved. I was a retard and didn't realize it was showing the desktop on my TV which was on a different display.

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

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

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


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

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

What I need help with

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

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

A:ATI/AMD Graphics Card error, black screen

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

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

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

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

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

help please???

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can someone please tell me what to do?

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


A:graphics card problem, Black screen

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

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I have a
Hp desktop
1gb memory
ATI radeon x200 intergrated graohics card
200gb hd
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


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


A:Black screen when I install graphics card

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

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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


A:Black Screen.Graphics Card Failure?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance

A:Graphics card and black screen on startup

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

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

Anyone have any clue what I can do here?

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

A:Black Screen after installing new Graphics card

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

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

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I just 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?


A:New Graphics card causes black outline around screen

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

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

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

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

7000 series card from Nvidia is Dinasour now

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

A:Black screen when graphics card plugged in

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

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

A:Graphics card install black screen

I have now got it into safe mode ..

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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


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

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

help please???

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

Do you get any beeps after turning on your PC?

Also, what PSU do you have?

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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

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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.

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

A:New graphics card shows black screen

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

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

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

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

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5742 with Windows 7.

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


A:Black Screen death-Linked to Graphics Card!

Welcome to the forum.

Please fill in your computer specs on this link:

To know your system specs, just use speccy, download link below:
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Click on the start | Search bar |
type System info

That shall show give you your system specs.

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

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

Post back on how far you get.

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

Any Help would be much appreciated!

Thanks in advance

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

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

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

A:6 beeps on start black screen new graphics card

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

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

All the versions of the graphics driver found on the Dell website, A07, 29 Dec 2016, A06 07, Sep 2016, A05 29, Jun 2016, A04 14, Apr 2016
The latest driver found in the Intel website (

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

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

​16 gigs RAM

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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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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