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Screen goes blank after GPU driver installation

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Hi guys.

I hope you can help - I've exhausted every possible solution in my head!

So I built a PC for a friend, and upon downloading and installing the Nvidia driver, the screen goes blank and into standby and never wakes up.

This also seems to happen if I let Windows update try and download a driver too, although it's hard to pinpoint.

These are the steps I've tried

 

  • Clean install of Windows 10
  • Safe mode works fine
  • Low res mode DOESN'T work
  • Without the GPU driver (and network disconnected upon Windows installation) it works indefinitely


 

The strange thing is, when I first built it, it worked for a few hours. I ever bought another GPU of the same make/model (i needed one as well) and again, when I installed the GPU it worked for a bit then went blank.

It's so odd because as I said before it works fine in safe mode so it surely can't be a hardware component?

I've tried disabling Fast Boot in the BIOS too...

Any ideas?
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Boot into safe mode and roll back the drivers 1 by 1, I know it will take a long time but it is worth it. 

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6 minutes ago, lukemcfc said:

Boot into safe mode and roll back the drivers 1 by 1, I know it will take a long time but it is worth it. 

When I go into safe mode, most drivers aren't installed as it's a fresh install of Windows. Even before the GPU has installed properly, Safe Mode states "Generic PnP Monitor" or similar.

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3 minutes ago, samclarke666 said:

When I go into safe mode, most drivers aren't installed as it's a fresh install of Windows. Even before the GPU has installed properly, Safe Mode states "Generic PnP Monitor" or similar.

Boot into safe mode and run this program (www.bit.ly/DisplayDriverUninstaller)

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1 minute ago, lukemcfc said:

Boot into safe mode and run this program (www.bit.ly/DisplayDriverUninstaller)

Cheers, i'll give that a try.

 

If that works - what's the next step?

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I've  had the same problem a few weeks back. it kept giving me a black screen after installing the drivers (tried multiple drivers). For me the problem was a faulty psu cable connecting to the GPU. After swapping the cables, the problem was solved.
You could give it a try.

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Just now, samclarke666 said:

Cheers, i'll give that a try.

 

If that works - what's the next step?

You can boot in normally into the OS and than update the GPU drivers. 

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5 minutes ago, Harjan said:

I've  had the same problem a few weeks back. it kept giving me a black screen after installing the drivers (tried multiple drivers). For me the problem was a faulty psu cable connecting to the GPU. After swapping the cables, the problem was solved.
You could give it a try.

Interesting. The GPU i'm using doesn't need external power, it's a 1050TI

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Ok so using the graphics card unininstaler the system booted

 

Will see what happens when the Nvidia driver is installed...

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Screen went black during the Nvidia setup and didn’t come back on

 

found an older amd v3900 card and that ‘seems’ to be working a bit better. 

 

I’m very very confused 

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