Computer boots fine, blank screen

September 15, 2010 at 03:56:15
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, Dual Core 2.4/ 3 Gig ram
Hi,

I recently decided to upgrade my nvidia gfx drivers. After installing the drivers, I was presented with a BSOD. I rebooted into safemode and uninstalled the new drivers. Rebooted again and windows installed its default gfx drivers. I then decided to install an older version of my nvidia drivers, same story... i again went into safemode and uninstalled the drivers.

After rebooting again, windows was in the process of installing its default windows gfx drivers when it BSOD again. Now when I reboot the screen stays blank. It boots normally as I can hear the windows startup sound, and can even log in as I can hear the log in sound as well.

I am unable to get into the bios or safemode as I cannot see anything on the screen at all.

The computer was working fine up until the first BSOD after installing the new nvidia drivers.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could do?


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#1
September 15, 2010 at 04:16:09
If this is a laptop (you do not state or what Graphics Card/Chip) then the nVidia Drivers may of been customised by the Laptop Manufacturer..

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#2
September 15, 2010 at 04:40:38
Hi, no its not a laptop.. its an old custom built desktop pc. The gfx card is a nVidia 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition. Everything has been working fine and I did install the correct driver, but it seems to have had some sort of compatibility problem.

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#3
September 15, 2010 at 05:13:27
Does the motherboard have a VGA port that you could plug the monitor into? Atleast for the time being until the problem is solved.

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#4
September 15, 2010 at 05:55:18
Unfortunately not, I was thinking of perhaps trying an older graphics card I have lying around to see if maybe it detects that one so I can fix the problem.

I will have a look later when I get home if this works and update y'all


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#5
September 15, 2010 at 09:57:29
Yeah that would be a really good way of eliminating any other causes and to be able to troubleshoot the one thats not working.

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#6
September 15, 2010 at 10:27:28
Well, I replaced the card with an older one(Ati) and everything works perfectly. Uninstalled the nvidia drivers, popped the nvidia card back in...same thing black screen, with normal boot up. Im stumped... do you think the nvidia card is fried?

I cant test it in another pc either to determine if thats the case.


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#7
September 17, 2010 at 15:46:40
Update:

I got it working, but the BSOD persists. After much searching it seems I have been infected with a rootkit which is the cause. Attempting to clean it out, so that should fix the problem.


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