|I believed it was a driver issue as well. I uninstalled the old nvidia drivers in safemode before purchasing the new card. I was only able to boot while the vga compatible drivers were loaded, each time I tried installing nvidia drivers the system would result in a BSOD. |
I went out to buy a new card since I believed it was about time to upgrade.
Came back with the new card, just thought I could pop it in and install the new drivers when I got the OS up and running. Though the screen is all black (the monitor doesn't even come out of stand-by). The fans spin, the keyboard lights up, and the PCI Wireless card LEDs blink, but nothing else happens. No beeps or any POST activity.
I thought maybe the PCI-E 16x slot it was in might be problematic, so I then swapped it to the second one. That did result in a few rapid beeps. No other POST activity.
I thought it may be too much load, so I unplugged some non-critical devices (CD drive, Secondary slave drive) but no change.