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Blank Screen After Installing Driver... HELP!

Q: Blank Screen After Installing Driver... HELP!

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545, the screen is broke so I use an external monitor which doesn't project BIOS or Boot up so I cannot see anything. I found a thread on here that adds the Intel Graphics Driver for Mobile 4 Series for Windows 8 which I supposed would work on 8.1.

The link I installed:
Mobile Intel Series 4 and Intel HD Graphics 1st Generation

I installed it and restarted the laptop for the GUI to start.

But as I restarted, the screen was blank. I tried cycling through projection modes as I usually do, but this time It didn't work.

I have no clue of how to remove the driver to as I cannot see anything on the external monitor as I've tried it on 2.

I've tried booting into Safe Mode but as I've said, I cannot see anything on the screen so I'm not sure where I am.

Please help!


Preferred Solution: Blank Screen After Installing Driver... HELP!

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: Blank Screen After Installing Driver... HELP!

to uninstall the driver start your pc while hitting f8 then choose safe mode then remove it from programs and features.

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I have been having his problem for the past couple of months and cannot find any answer. I run Vista 64 and use a GTX 260 in sli, 4 gb ram, Q9650 on an evga 780i mb. If I use any driver up to 182.50 everything is fine. If I try to install any of the newer drivers 185, 186, 190, they all result in the monitor losing its signal just after the Window's green progress bar but before the Wondow's chime, which I can hear, but the monitor has lost its signal. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers dozens of times using various methods, so its not a method of install issue. The cards work perfectly fine until I try to install one of the newer drivers. Powering off/on the monitor does nothing. I have tried three different monitors, again no change. I have tried just one card, swapping cards, no luck. My motherboard drivers and bios are up to date. I have tried booting in low res mode, no luck, although booting into safe mode is fine. Has anyone had a similar problem and heard of any way to fix it. Thanks for any help.

A:Blank screen after installing driver

have you checked the manufacturer's web site for their knowledge base or forums where this might be mentioned ?

As far as I know, If the card is new, installing a new driver shouldn't make the screen go blank. I believe that only happens with an old card and a very new driver.

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Hey guys. I'm exhausted! I've been trying to chase down this problem all day. Here's what I got.

I just moved over my old system into my wife's case. Everything worked fine in mine and moved over:

mobo: Gigabyte GA-7vt600 1394 w/ amd 3000 cpu and 2gb of ram
psu: Enermax ELT500awt (500 watts)
hd: new seagate 160gb ide w/ xp pro freshly installed.
and gpu: bfg 512mb 7600gs (which seems to be the issue)
(if I'm leaving out anything important, let me know)

Again, everything worked peachy in my machine, I essentially just switched cases minus her dvd drives and wireless card. But now, whenever I try to install the nvidia drivers, the screen goes blank.

The first issue was that I get this error: "The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit." Which I didn't really mind because I wanted the latest driver anyway. So I went and downloaded 178.13 which just came out yesterday or something and everytime I try to install it, it eventually goes blank (though the rest of the computer still runs).

So then I have to boot into safe mode to uninstall it. Then I tried both 91.47 and 93.71 from suggestions off of some old posts and I get the same error.

I downloaded the latest 4-in-1 mobo chipsets and installed them. As well as the latest directx 9.0c and get the same result.

I've run a driver cleaner program and cleaned out the registry. I even tried... Read more

A:Screen goes blank after installing nvidia driver

Prior to trying to install the graphics drivers, you did install all the mobo chipset drivers didn`t you?

If not, I suggest you do so.


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Hi, i have this problem where my computer gives me blank screen with blinking cursor or "_" when i'm installing nvidia forceware of any version. My computer was totally fine before i brought it to motherboard reparation place because some of the pins are bent. Now, sometimes it just stays blank screen and sometimes it then restarts. That kind of problem is on Vista though. On XP, it just won't let me go further than the Welcome screen or it just gives me 4-bit color on 640x480 resolution. However, i am able to install the video driver came from the cd. It's been weeks like this and i haven't found a solution. The technician can't repair it either. I have tried flashing bios, format my computer, reseat my video card but nothing works. Can anyone help me please?

My spec :
MSI Platinum 975X V2
Intel C2D E6400
A-Data Vitesta Extreme Edition 2GB
CoolerMaster 450W

A:Blank Screen when installing Nvidia Driver

What pins were bent? What did they do? Does the video card have the separate power connector connected to it?

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Hi, i have this problem where my computer gives me blank screen with blinking cursor or "_" when i'm installing nvidia forceware of any version. My computer was totally fine before i brought it to motherboard reparation place because some of the pins are bent. Now, sometimes it just stays blank screen and sometimes it then restarts. That kind of problem is on Vista though. On XP, it just won't let me go further than the Welcome screen or it just gives me 4-bit color on 640x480 resolution. However, i am able to install the video driver came from the cd. It's been weeks like this and i haven't found a solution. The technician can't repair it either. I have tried flashing bios, format my computer, reseat my video card but nothing works. Can anyone help me please?

My spec :
MSI Platinum 975X V2
Intel C2D E6400
A-Data Vitesta Extreme Edition 2GB
CoolerMaster 450W

A:Blank Screen when installing Nvidia Driver

Sorry for the late reply. My internet speed is 56K so downloading the thing takes quite some time. Anyway, the driver still doesn't work. My computer hung at the Welcome screen. Do you have any other suggestions?

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My computer is Dell desktop running Windows XP Pro SP3. I installed a new display driver and after restart I saw the "Windows XP" logo but nothing after that, NO login screen. Wait for 20 minutes but still nothing on the screen. I think the computer completes its power up but nothing on the screen. I manually power down and then power up, again same exact thing: screen went blank after "Windows XP" logo. I did not see any booting options like: safe mode, Last Known Good, ...
I then put in windows XP CD and boot from CD then after loading, I chose "Repair" and then see DOS Command window.
with C:\Windows". I type dir and see listing of directory. But don't know what to do.
I think if I can some how get the original display driver on the windows XP CD to my computer so that it will use this instead of the one I installed last night.

Please help. Greatly appreciate your help.

A:Solved: blank screen after installing display driver

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Hi, I'm new on the forum, and just learning the forum. Anyway, a few days ago I upgraded my PC from Windows XP Media Center Pro to Windows 8, and when I try to install the drivers from the cd that came with the gpu, a GeForce GT 430, the monitor just goes black. It worked when the OS was on XP MCE, but now it just goes blank. I tried googling solutions but I didn't find any real solutions, so I'm trying here. The specs of my PC are:

Windows 8 Beta Consumer Preview 32-Bit

4 GB Ram

Intel Core 2 Duo

Intel Viiv software (Or whatever the viiv is, I'm not the most technologically advanced person)

The GPU, Galaxy Geforce GT 430 1GB memory, DDR3, HDMI, DVI, VGA.

I have a 19 inch ASUS Plug & Play monitor. I can't really check the specs right now, so I'm currently saying these specs off memory. So, I don't know what else to provide, but can anyone help me with this? I already rebooted before, as this problem happened before. Big mistake, I had to reload the OS... System restore didn't work. And if your wondering how I got to system restore, I had to take the card out and connect to the built in video card. A little confusing? Basically:

Computer screen goes black and stays black when I try to install my Galaxy GeForce GT 430 graphics drivers. Its still blank now. Help?

A:Screen Blank upon installing Galaxy GeForce GT 430 driver

Hi and welcome to you.

Visit World Leader in Visual Computing Technologies | NVIDIA to download/install the driver.
Or even easier, a direct link for you: Drivers - GeForce

If you're having problems, boot to safe mode + networking. You can download/install there. Then boot to normal mode and run the installer again, so your control panel is installed well for it.

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I would like to replace a pair of these:

with a pair of these:

This is the kind of motherboard i have

This is the memory specs of the motherboard:

I turned the pc off and unplugged it

Installed the boards and turned it back on

The fan worked but nothing came up on the screen

Could someone maybe help me get them working?

I hope the cards are right for my pc


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I have two computers on which I want to install XP. One is a Sony Vaio, which is currently running Ubuntu fine, but I prefer XP. Another is an IBM Thinkpad which has XP on it, but I am horribly locked out so I want to just install a fresh copy.

Basically, when trying to install XP I see the initial startup screens that display IBM's logo and the Vaio logo (depending on the computer) and then I see a black screen with a blinking white cursor. I am utterly perplexed as to why the XP install screen is not coming up.

The Thinkpad doesn't have an internal CD drive, so I have written the XP image onto an External Hard Drive (I created a 10GB partition, formatted it to FAT32, and wrote the iso image on that partition and set that partition as the active partition in Windows) and am trying to use that to install XP on both computers. Obviously, I set the external hard drive as the first thing on the boot menu. I wonder if that might be part of the problem...

A:Blank Screen When Installing Windows XP

I believe you are in a catch-22.In order for a USB-connected external drive to function...the USB drivers must be installed in Windows.But you cannot install Windows XP onto an existing open install of XP...and if there are no USB drivers installed, the system cannot recognize USB devices.You may want to look at some of the threads at http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sou...nal+&aqi=g3.And...of course...you need two valid licenses for XP to execute your plan.I could be wrong, but that's the way I see it...I've not tried what you would like to do.Louis

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ok, this is my first posting, so please bear with me
Im trying to install an ATI radeon 9600se graphics card.
I have an azrockK7VM2 motherboard with VIA chipset 266. 512mb DDR ram.
It has onboard graphics, and the guide said I should disable this in bios,
which I did, under 'onboard VGA share memory', it was set at 8mb, I changed it to 'none'as it said I should.
I inserted the card, and the puter just beeped at me, and gave a black screen. Aftrer removing the card, the only way I could get the puter to work again was by removing the lithium battery for awhile, to rest the bios.Now I am baffled. The guide from ATI said I should get a GART driver from VIA, but I couldnt find one there. I really dont have much idea what Im doing,can anyone help? btw, I did download all the drivers I will need for when I get the
card working.

A:blank screen when installing a radeon9600se, help?!

there should be an option that lets you turn off the integrated graphics (on/off) in your bios, you'll need to do that and set your primary graphics adapter setting, also in the bios.

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Hey guys,

I'm reinstalling windows after some component issues (had to reinstall old motherboard after new one was borked), because Windows was not booting. However, when I boot from the USB to reinstall Windows/ repair it, it works all the way until it goes to a blank blue screen (kind of like the login screen without login box, blank login screen). After that point, nothing happens.

Any tips?

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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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Hi guys...

I am runnin 3 OS in my desktop right now.. Win xp , win 7 and fedora 10..

I wanted to remove all these and install only Win xp..

I hav 2 hdd; Samsung40gb and Western digital160gb.. All 3 os r installed in 40gb hdd..

So i thot of formatting dat disk and reinstalling xp.

After boot from disc... In the "setup is inspecting your computers hardware config" stage the screen goes blank.!! And remains blank...!!

This problem is similar to the one in :

but i tried CMOS reset.. It din work..

This prob is only when i put Win xp disk. Win 7 works fine!!

I even tried booting with the USB.. It din work

So pls suggest some way out of this....pls

A:Problem installing Windows Xp.. Screen goes blank!!

try removing the other hard drive and then format this existing one. Access recovery console before setup if possible and try
chkdsk c: /r

Do you have an onboard video card?

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Installed a new hard drive into a 1-year old Toshibia Satellite Laptop. When powered on, screen is white. No control with any F keys. Any thoughts by uoi all? Thnaks.

A:Blank screen after installing a new Hard Drive

Assuming you've formatted the drive and successfully installed an OS on it, this could indicate several different components. Do you at least see a BIOS Flash Screen before the OS attempts to load?

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Here is the page with my pc specs:

I Installed a Chaintech Geforce 6600 video card and was pretty sure it is compatible with the system. First of all, when I plugged the monitor into the new card, I got a blank screen. I then plugged it back into the old card and it worked fine. I have SIS760 integrated video.

After some research I disabled the SIS display adapter in device manager and rebooted....blank screen with new card. I then went into bios and switched the setting from "PCI" to "AGP/onboard". (confusing since my new card is AGP, and I do not want onboard!!) Blank screen. Finally, I removed the old drivers (I was reluctant to do this at first). My fears were confirmed when I rebooted. I got a blank screen no matter where I plugged in my monitor. All I got was 1 long beep and two short ones. (Video error code).

I then removed the new card and rebooted. I was then able to see again thank god; I re-enabled the sis display adapter and rebooted which resulted in my pc freezing every time windows started up. I then booted in safe mode and turned the display adaptor off again and windows loads fine (I suppose removing the drivers was the cause of the freezing). I am now stuck wondering what on earth to do. I have read about people needing to do something with jumpers and power supply, but I know nothing about that stuff and do not wa... Read more

A:Blank screen with after installing new video card

YOu should disable the onbaord video in the bios not in device manager. uninstalling video drivers should not cause freezing. make sure the card is fully seated and if it reqquires a 4 pin molec connection tot he PSU make sure it is plugged in. Also another thing to check is the ram, the ram is so close to the video slot that sometimes you can inadvertantly dislodge a module just enough to casue a black screen when you boot up. Last but not least what wattage is the power supply? does it meet minimum power requirements that the card maker state is needed?

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As the title says, I installed SP1 and now when I boot I get the logon screen and as soon as I log in I get a blank screen with just the cursor. Safe mode works fine.

A:Windows 7 Blank screen just cursor after installing SP1

Hi try system restore from safe mode

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as above i am a vista user looking to move to 7 fresh but test first so set a partition for dual boot that part went ok however once install had finished and windows started to load my display dropped out (no signal) so cannot see to use to locate correct drivers etc ?

any help greatly appreciated

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I need someone to help me solve this problem. I was trying to install window xp onto my computer and now after the blue setup pages when the computer is about to restart the screen just freeze in a blank black pages. the problem started when i re formated the hard drive and was trying to install xp now i can't get into window 98 se and everytime i restart it'll just go into the blue setup pages for xp and do the same stuff over and over. (freeze black screen.) my hard drive is fully erased and i can't seem to install or do anything now, so if any one out there know how to figure out this problem help me out..thanks

A:when installing xp home edition the screen just blank out and freeze.

Had the same problem.There's a set of 6 setup floppies you download from MS. Use the Home edition, not Pro. They set up all the boot files and drivers necessary to reinstall from the CD

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I have a problem with my graphic crad driver..

yesterday I installed Windows Vista 64-bit on my computer,
After I insert to windows, I installed the all driver..
I done to installed the all drivers.. now I need to install other driver for my graphic card, after it's done to install them, It's doing reset for system,
after that, when the windows is uploading.. when the "Welcome" screen,
my screen shutdown! blank screen! but I hear the sounds of the windows!
I goes to Safe Mode, and there i removed the driver,
Now I work with standard VGA graphics adapter..

I tryed to downloads another drivers from the sites: Leadtek, Nvidia, and Omega drivers..

I don't know what is the problem

My graphic card is:

Pls, help =/
and sorry with my English..

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Hi, I am new here.

Once in a while (once a day for the past 3 days) my computer screen goes blank (black) and everything freezes. Once it happened while I had a song playing and the music kept going for another 20 seconds or so until it freezes and makes a buzzing sound. I had this problem before in the past but it disappeared when I created a new profile (because my old one got corrupted due to the crashes). I believe it is my display driver that crashes as in the past it has recovered once, and it said it was the display driver that stopped working. I believe I have the most up to date drivers as I went to device manager and clicked update and it noted that I have the most up to date drivers on my video card. These crashes happen when I am browsing the web, and not playing video games.

I am running on Intel® Core™ i7-2600 @ 3.40GHz, 8gb RAM, on a 64 bit Operating system. Windows 7

Any ideas whats wrong?

A:Driver crashes - screen goes blank

Please post the computer model next time.Try downloading Speccy and then install the program. To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post.Download SecurityCheck.exe from Here. Run SecurityCheck and follow the instruction from inside the code box.. When the scan is finished, a notepad will automatically open as check.txt Please copy and paste the contents here on your next reply.

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Specs -

Win XP Pro
Athalon XP 200 or something like that, running at 2.1 ghtz
1 Gig of ram
Win XP, latest SPs
The video cards -

GeForce 4 4400 Ti
Gigabyte - ATI Radeon X800 XL (AGP)

Upgrading from the Ge to the ATI, obviously.

From the Device Manager, I uninstalled the GeForce. I then shut down the computer, removed the GeForce and installed the (gigantic!) Radeon X800 XL. Seemed to have gone well.

Upon reboot, everything proceeded as usual until the WinXP loading screen. The XP splash screen with the loading animated bar below it displays as normal, then the screen goes blank and stays that way. The hard drive and processor sound like they're finishing the loading process, but nothing is displayed on the screen. There is a signal, just no image.

Attempts to go into safe mode are met with the same, or the computer halting, shutting down and rebooting during the process.

Attempts to put the old card back in the system and load windows from the "last successful boot configuration" is met with the same null image. All attempts to reboot in any safe mode or regular configuration with either card is now met with the blank image after the XP splash screen.

I'm looking in to hunting a Windows XP disc to try to boot from that and see if anything will happen in that, if I need to do a repair install and what not.

ANY ideas regarding this would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Cpt Biggles

A:Blank screen after XP loading logo, after installing new video card

The nVidia drivers are kept in a folder in program files. Uninstalling the card was good but if you didn't remove the old Detonators through add remove programs, they may be trying to load when you boot and poor XP is confused. There are a lot of different reasons why it would stop after the boot and just before the welcome screen The fact that the boot screen shows suggests your OK in the drivers department though. You may have damaged your logonui.exe file. If you can't get on the screen then you're pretty much helpless and the repair install may be your only option.

You could burn Bart's PE to a CD and try to boot from that. It's a stand alone live XP program that is self contained. You need to set your boot order to boot from CD. It uses none of your drivers to load and should show up. You can access your files then if it's a software issue, and run the system file checker from the run box to scan and repair any missing or corrupted system files. If you do run the sfc you will have to reinstall all your service packs and updates when you are done.Type the following into the run box and hit OK

sfc /scannow

Or you can open command prompt and start system restore. From the run box type in cmd and the command prompt window will open. If your OS is not on the C drive then replace the C with the appropriate letter. When the command prompt opens you will see

C:\Documents and Settings\your user name>

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Recently, while trying to update the drivers to my ati rage 128 magnum/XPERT gl graphics card, I've started noticing some problems that have snowballed into a huge problem. At first the problems after I rebooted were that I kept on getting a dialog box that says overlay?(swapping?) isnt supported? I then checked the device manager and for some reason it says theres a problem with my graphics card and my monitor. After rebooting a couple more times and finally in safe mode,now it wont load up to the desktop(in safe mode or any other mode as I've tried them all) even though I know the computer is booting up in safe mode to the desktop but the monitor stays blank.I know its booting up to the desktop as I hear the sounds of my yahoo messenger telling me that I just logged on from my my laptop) However I can boot up to safe mode with networkng but I get a bsod if I do that. And now it just boots up as far as the disking checking screen and stops there, even though I still hear the computer boot up to the desktop but I cant see it as the screen is always gets stuck on the disk checking screen.

However I still think the problem is with my aborted attempt at a graphic's card driver update.

So I would really appericate some help on resolving this issue. So Thanks In Advance

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Until today my Inspiron 15 3000 series laptop has been working fine when coupled with a Dell D3100 Docking Station allowing me to plug in a larger Acer monitor. That is until I kept getting a Dell Update window popping up telling that an Intel HD 5500 graphics driver update was available.
I ignored this several times until I finally got sick of it and foolishly clicked on update driver. Unfortunately this resulted in a blank screen on both the laptop and the external monitor that was connected via the graphics port on the docking station/port replicator.
The only way to get it working again is to disconnect the docking station which then allows the laptop screen to start functioning again.
If I go into device manager the option to rollback the driver for the display adapter is greyed out. How do I remove this Dell suggested driver update so that the docking station works again?

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I am pretty sure this is a video driver compatibility problem

I just build a new computer installed windows xp and all the basic drivers like network card and sound. Everything works fine. download the new nvidia driver and during installation where it needs to like reset the display settings it flashes the screen and it just blanks out nothing comes back on the computer is still running. reboot computer...shows window xp is loading then when it gets to the log in screen it blanks out. Computer seems to be running normally but the screen is blank and it says no video input. Reboot computer again in safe mode everything works fine uninstall the video driver and reboot the computer in normal mode everything works fine. tries to reinstall video driver again same thing happens. few days later i got my friend's video card and it's a ATI...and it does the same exact thing. has anyone encountered this problem before i don't know what drivers or problems is conflicting. Also installed SP1 for window xp and that didn't fix it either. Sorry if grammar is bad...just really frustrated right now.


amd 3600xp 64bit
512 mb ram
Geforce 6200 turbo cache PCI-E
motherboard is a Asus a8s-x series

Anything else anyone needs to know that would help let me know please

A:Video driver problem need help (blank Screen)

i found this video card quite good and working fine...so u just try to unistall the previous video drivers if so any and then try installing the new drivers(if possible in the safe mode)...if again the screen blanks then just rollback the drivers to a previous version as u done before from the nvidia website...i suppose that there is a compatibility issue with the latest version of the drivers...hope this solves the problem..note first install xp with sp2..then try this...and by the way check ur monitor plugged in correctly..

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I recently uninstalled my nVidia geforce driver and restarted. Right after restarting i can only see a blank screen at logon. Even going to safe mode (even with command line prompt) i end up getting the same result. Please help! All oher troubleshooting options return the same result. Windows usually returns to generic vga mode, right?

A:Uninstalled nVidia Driver.... blank screen!

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Video driver not working, blank screen after Windows logo.
OS Windows XP-1 upgraded to XP-2.

Lost my video driver, on my older HP 951 computer.
It came with XP-1, I upgraded a long time ago.

I tried to recover with both the XP-1 & XP-2 disks, won't work.
I have net access, obviously on a newer computer.
Is there a way I can download a driver and install it on my 951,
OR recover the driver, that must be there?

It boots up, but after showing the Windows "Logo Screen", it's black.
I just have some old info. and files on it, I really would like to keep.
Can anyone suggest a reasonable solution.
My technical skills are medium low....

A:Video Driver Lost/Screen Blank HELP

you need to login into safe mode. safe mode uses a standard set of drivers in VGA mode that should let you get in to your system and fix any problems. you can enter safe mode by entering the boot menu after the bios screen by pressing F8. you must do this before the windows logo come on the screen.

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The issue is installing vista and then trying to update the Nvidia drivers for the 7800 GTX 512 only to restart and have a blank screen. You hear the startup sound, but nothing.

Basically I racked my brains trying to find a solution online for this problem, installing the drivers, restarting a million times, safe mode,etc. Now that I found the resolution, just thought I'd share so it may help somebody else who is on the verge of going crazy.

All you have to do is do another upgrade install of Vista and all is well. Updating the drivers after that is not recommended until Nvidia decides to get off their asses and make a compatible driver.

Seems like a logical resolution, but you'd be surprised how well it eluded me.

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My HP Pavilion notebook has an NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 graphics card. I have not found a Windows 8 driver for this card, but at least two older Vista drivers that I have tried will run the card.

But after installing the display driver the boot sequence proceeds normally up to the lock screen (where password information is entered) which then appears blank. There is not a way to get past the blank lock screen, and the only way out is to uninstall the display driver. After uninstalling, the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter takes over again, the lock screen appears, and is not a problem once more.

I don't think the driver is directly responsible for this, as it seems to function normally. But something causes a hang at that screen. Possibly this is where the installed driver should have started but it is late in starting, so nothing is displayed?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L630 and accidently went to device manager and downloaded the wrong display driver. (My original one was the Intel R HD I believe) once I change it the screen immediately went blank, so I manually shut it down. I rebooted the computer and the normal screen came up so I chose to restart it in safe mode. After the list of drivers and opened up the creen stopped on please wait for a good 5~10 minutes with no sign of progress. I shut it down manually again and every following time the screen is completely blank when I reboot it. I am not that good with computers(obviously) but please suggest anything. Btw the computer is on with the CPU lights flashing; just the screen isn't on.

A:Downloaded wrong display driver/screen blank!


the creen stopped on please wait for a good 5~10 minutes with no sign of progress. I shut it down manually

You should have waited for as long as it takes to boot the computer, never shut if off in the middle. When you start the computer, do you get the Toshiba Logo? Or the Black screen listing all of the drives? Can you boot into Setup (Bios)?
Can you press F8 at bootup and get the Advanced Boot Menu (Safe Mode etc)? Here you can choose Last Known Good Configuration or Safe Mode and uninstall the driver you installed, then install the proper one Model Content Page

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Hi all, I recently updated the driver for the Ati card in my laptop, during the installation the screen had gone blank and has stayed that way ever since. But first, heres a back story...

I started having trouble with the laptop a few months ago when I assume the ati card had overheated and caused the screen to flicker, this laptop comes with an Intel card also which you can switch to by pressing the power save button near the keyboard. The intel card ran just fine, and if I output the video through hdmi, the ati card would work fine also, which led me to believe that there maybe an issue with the screen. Also, if I kept pressing the power save button and switching between cards, the ati card would eventually begin to work normally on the laptops screen.

I wanted to update my drivers today as they were a couple of years old, I had trouble installing them in the past as there was a conflict between both gpu cards, so I became frustrated and left it. I used Ati's auto detect tool and it began to install the new drivers when the screen went blank. I thought this was normal during a driver update, but I left the laptop running and it stayed that way for over an hour. So I turned the laptop off using the main power button (Probably wasnt a good idea I imagine). Now the screen just stays blank, even if I try to switch to the intel card.

Any help on this issue will be much appreciated.

A:Acer 8935g screen blank after GPU driver update

It might be the inverter or the backlight for the LCD. Have you tried using the HDMI output on both cards if the Intel integrated supports HDMI out?

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Ive tried running a sfc scan now it says it couldnt repair it I also tried runing the repair twice already with windows 7 recovery disk. I have attached the need files as well as HiJack This Log
Also I do not have any network connections showing up when I go to network configurations, but I still have internet access.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:04:27 PM, on 2/28/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16464)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
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A:Blank Device Driver Screen + Corrupted Files

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
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IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop
1. Close any open browsers.
2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.
How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall...
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt
Note: Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall
Note: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html
Note: If after running ComboFix you get this error message "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." when attempting to run a program all you need to do is restart the computer to reset the registry.
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Hello all, hoping I can get some help with this.

I have an HP Pavillion dv9000 laptop computer with an nvidia video card. I do not have all the specs handy but due to the problem I'll explain below.

I had been playing WoW for a while when occasionally the game would freeze and my monitor would switch off and on and there would be a message stating the display driver had to be reinitialized. I didnt think anything of it but then it happened one time and I got a blue screen message that flashed on and off quickly before the computer shut down. I couldnt make out much beyond "display driver error" and when i turned the computer back on the monitor was totally blank no matter how many times i rebooted. I let the computer sit for a while unplugged and with the battery removed and it began working properly but then it happened again and now it is not returning to normal. I cannot see anything but I can hear the computer working. Anyone have any ideas what I can do about this?



A:Display Driver error causing blank laptop screen

Go to HP Support and download and install the "NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600" driver once again

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Cannot boot in safe mode or VGA mode or last known good config after installing an Nvidia 91.xx driver upgrade. Graphics card is an Nvidia Ti4200 AGP card. When trying to do normal windows boot it gets as far as the Windows splash screen , then goes blank forever. In a safe mode boot attempt the last line printed to screen is "WINDOWS/System32/DRIVERS/agp440.sys", then it hangs there forever.

Swapped to a known good Nvidia 6600 graphics card. Same symptoms. 6600 card again proves fine back in its own PC.

Am able to get to windows recovery console using Win XP CD. Disabling and re-enabling NVSvc and agp440 services does not help. chkdsk c: /r found some error and fixed them, but no improvement. The service VgaSave is enabled.

Nvidia tech support says there's nothing about their drivers that should interfere with Windows booting into Safe Mode with VGA graphics. But something has screwed that up.

My win XP Pro CD is SP1, but the pc is at SP2 with all latest updates as aof a few days ago. I do have an SP2 Cd from another pc.

If I could just get to the System Restore screen I could fall back to a good restore point, but no display!! Helllp!

Win xp pro sp2
ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe Mainboard
Nvidia GeForce4 Ti4200 graphics card
Intel P4 2.6 GHz CPU
1 GB Ram
Western Digital WDC WD800JD 80 GB SATA HDD
Thermaltake 430W power supply model XP550NP
No onboard video
No pci or other cards installed, just mouse, kybd, two optical drives

A:Blank screen even in safe mode after Nvidia driver upgrade

Still no progress. Does anyone have any ideas at all? Need to get my PC back up. Is there a log accessible from DOS or REcovery console that would show what offending file is mising or stopping the boot? Can anyone aim me at a Microsoft article on things like this?

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Hello all, hoping I can get some help with this.

I have an HP Pavillion dv9000 laptop computer with an nvidia video card. I do not have all the specs handy but due to the problem I'll explain below.

I had been playing WoW for a while when occasionally the game would freeze and my monitor would switch off and on and there would be a message stating the display driver had to be reinitialized. I didnt think anything of it but then it happened one time and I got a blue screen message that flashed on and off quickly before the computer shut down. I couldnt make out much beyond "display driver error" and when i turned the computer back on the monitor was totally blank no matter how many times i rebooted. I let the computer sit for a while unplugged and with the battery removed and it began working properly but then it happened again and now it is not returning to normal. I cannot see anything but I can hear the computer working. Anyone have any ideas what I can do about this?



A:Display Driver error causing blank laptop screen

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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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Hello, I've got a problem with graphic card drivers:

On newly installed Windows XP (sp2 updated to sp3) once I install drivers for ATI Radeon x1600 a reboot, everything seems fine until the drivers actually loads (on logon screen) - graphic card doesn't send any signal into my monitor.

If I start Windows in VGA mode, system starts up properly, but CCC shows this error: http://www.google.com/search?num=100...=&oq=&gs_rfai= and once I change resolution, screen goes blank again. But this problem in most cases is caused by incorrectly installed drivers, with newly installed OS it should not be the case.

I tried to remove drivers (CCC and driver) and install older drivers (10.2, 8.4, 7.11, 7.5) with and without CCC and nothing helped. And yes, I have DotNet 2.0 properly installed.

Could it be caused by legacy drivers form ATI (I installed them first)? Or maybe is the integrated graphic card on mainboard (ASRock 4Core1600-D800) causing it (although I've disabled it in BIOS)?

A:Windows XP - Graphic card driver problem (blank screen)

Uninstall all version of catalyst control center and all your ATI drivers including any legacy drivers. At reboot windows will use a standard vga driver and probably work in lower resolution at 640 x 480.


Find the latest catalyst driver for your card and download and install.

When your screen goes blank, your monitor probably switches into standby, this is caused by incorrect refresh rate or reolution your monitor cannot display.

It may also help to search for an updated inf file or driver for your monitor and update this driver before you install the catalyst driver.

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I've posted in this forum under a different name a while ago, but I forgot my username, and my old email host went down, so I made a new one.

Anyway, I know that the MX400 is a really old card, but it's the only thing I got right now. I pulled it from another working PC, so I do know the card still works fine.

I placed in another PC, booted up, and got the ugly 640x480 resolution. I could change the resolution in the Displays settings fine.

However, some old games that required OpenGL just wouldn't run at all, while they would run fine on the other PC. Also, I couldn't play videos in VLC or Windows Media Player.

I forgot all about updating the drivers, so I upgraded the drivers using the last supported version for my MX400, v93.71, from the Nvidia site. I got the "Drivers updated successfully, please restart" message, and restarted. The PC restarted, the Windows logo appeared, the loading bar moved around, and then the screen just went completely blank.

I could only boot the PC into VGA or safe mode, so I used System Restore to go back to the time I removed the driver. And now everything is fine again. Except that I can't watch videos or play 3D games.

The other PC also had the latest drivers installed, and worked fine. Not sure why this is happening to this PC.

Oh yeah, and heres my specs:
Processor: P4 HT 2.6Ghz "Northwood"
Mobo: FIC P4-865PE Max
RAM: 1.25GB PC3200 DDR

A:Solved: Nvidia GeForce2 MX400 driver upgrade = blank screen!

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My problem seems to be two fold.

1. Dxdiag is reporting everything in display as n/a.

System Information
Time of this report: 8/23/2011, 12:15:47
Machine name: REBECCA-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Model: MS-7597
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 925 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
Page File: 1040MB used, 7148MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name:
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A:DxDiag display and blank screen after video card driver install

I solved both issues. They had to do with use of dual monitors, so it was making my television the primary monitor and not my comp's monitor. Unplugged the television and reinstalled the driver, works perfectly now.

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Hello, i keep getting a very dim screen after installing amd graphics driver only with amd if i used the intel hd driver alone nothing wrong , every time i install the amd driver it works for a while and then the very dim display happens again Very Dim = Looks black but can see the display under sunlight or phone flash -tried downloading the original drivers from hp and it still happens -tried doing system restores (works for a while and comes back again)-tried using the brightness buttons can you please help me .. i don't wanna keep using my intel driver for gaming ..

A:Very Dim Screen after installing amd driver

@MOU2 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, but I don't have very good news for you ...You actually have two different video chips, which is why you have two different video drivers. Since you are seeing the same problems, whether the drive is HP or AMD, this clearly indicates that the video hardware is failing. From your descriptions, it sounds like the AMD chip is failing -- and there really isn't anything you can do about that as the video chips in laptops are not mounted on "cards" that you can replace. Sorry, but hardware does eventually wear out.

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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!!
Mod:  edited the Subject line to expand the problem description


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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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My computer had a virus that disabled all network adapters. So with the help of google, I found that replacing the ndis.sys driver may solve the problem. After placing a new ndis.sys in System32 and rebooting once, the computer just reboots every time it reaches the XP splash screen, even if I choose Safe Mode.
After disabling auto-reboot on system failure, I received this error:
***STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x80599ED1, 0xF8484826A4, 0XF84823A0)
Machine was running fine before the driver, not counting the network adapters.

With the help of google again, it appears that a Recovery Console repair install is the best option, but I thought I'd ask around. Any help is appreciated.

(Edit) To whom it may concern: this is a second PC, separate from the one mentioned in my Malware forum post.

A:Blue Screen after installing a driver

Replacing system files...is no cure for problems arising from malware. Ditto for the XP Recovery Console.

The malware problem needs to be addressed/neutralized first and foremost...before trying to move on.

Has the malware problem been addressed properly?


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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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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. 
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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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When I go to open my laptop back up everything comes on but the home screen won't come on. The fans run, LED backlight and keyboard comes on. I have to turn the laptop off by holding the power button then it all comes up. EDIT: I have went through the Lenovo Service Bridge and checked for updates and the only thing that wasn't updated was the solutions center so it looks like everything is up to date.Also I threw in the driver power state failure so I didn't have to open another thread. That has been going on for some time while I'm doing things and I'm not sure what to do. 

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When I go to open my laptop back up everything comes on but the home screen won't come on. The fans run, LED backlight and keyboard comes on. I have to turn the laptop off by holding the power button then it all comes up. EDIT: I have went through the Lenovo Service Bridge and checked for updates and the only thing that wasn't updated was the solutions center so it looks like everything is up to date.Also I threw in the driver power state failure so I didn't have to open another thread. That has been going on for some time while I'm doing things and I'm not sure what to do. 

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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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