deleted my graphic card drivers/information

January 28, 2011 at 08:41:53
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hi all, please help if you can.

Earlier the week i bought a new GC and everything worked well but i was forgetting to uninstall the previous GC drivers. i heard a good way of doing this was through 'drive sweep' but stupidly i uninstalled all drivers/informations for the windows/system32 including the stuff from the new GC. now when i boot up the PC it gets just before the stage of the vista badge and instead it goes to a black screen and says 'signal over range'.

any questions please ask


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#1
January 28, 2011 at 12:59:08
Do a system restore point to before you borked it. Then read the instructions that were with the GC.

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#2
January 28, 2011 at 14:03:39
it says there is no system restore to restore from, the only restore i can do is a complete system wipe which restores it to the factory settings. if i did this would i require a windows disc or would it reset to when i first bought it? and is this the only option in fixing the problem?

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#3
January 28, 2011 at 19:21:21
Try to boot to safe mode maybe and remove any video adapter in hardware manager. Then reboot. It may be that you then need to follow the instructions to install new card then. Some say like power up, no to find new hardware let vesa and reboot then install but read the instructions.

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#4
January 29, 2011 at 05:51:42
iv tried safe mode but i still get the same problem (signal over range).
there is nothing wrong with the card, i deleted the drivers on my system causing it not to boot in any form. so i cant get back into windows to re-installed them or chance anything.

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#5
January 29, 2011 at 06:23:35

signal over range means the monitor is getting a signal it can't display. One more thing to try, but I doubt it will work is, try pressing the menu button on the monitor,even though it's black, and see if you can adjust the resolution manually. If not, you have to reinstall windows.

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