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Windows won't start after installing new graphics card driver 331.65?

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November 4, 2013 7:14:58 PM

OK. Brand new build here. Installed mb drivers sound, video onboard, etc. and windows SP 1 with most updates, updated bios to latest and updated other mb drivers to latest. System is stable now. So I have put a Asus 760 GTX Direct CU II OC 2 gig card in and tried to install the latest driver v331.65. Windows won't start after reboot. Just a black screen after Bios and windows start screen? I have a ASUS Sabertooth Z87 MB, one stick of 8 gig Patriot High Performance RAM, Corsair 750 Watt Modular PSU, i7 4770K HT 3.50 ghz Processor, H60 Corsair Liquid Cooler that are all brand new. One SSD Corsair Neutron 120 GB HD primary for boot and windows. Checked the drive for error, none. Now I'm not sure why its not working. The two card fans are running, a little green light is on at the base of the 8 pin connector (there is another led that is not on to the left of the one that is) which is plugged into two six pin adapter connector cable. This eight pin to two six pin connectors cable came with the card by the way. Should work as the card is powered and bios only beeps once - short beep after MB checks, Anyway, is it a bad card, wrong power connection, not enough power for the card to run or something else conflicting? Sorry for the book.

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a c 324 U Graphics card
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November 4, 2013 7:25:00 PM

with new intel mb if there an issue with the gpu it will fall over to the onboard video port. see if the onboard video port is on. if it is go into the bios check that under primany display (ipgpu) is not first. if it is set it to peg/pci and see if the gpu comes on. on the power supply if it made for slit and higher end gpu will have a six plus two pin cables (one or more and a few six pin cables. the cpu power plug (eight pin on the edge of the mb) will be two four pin black connectors with a clip on them or one large eight pin cable.
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November 4, 2013 8:16:00 PM

I had the six pin plus two pin PSU cable connecter directly plugged into the GPU at first but after one failed GPU driver install attempt, used the eight pin to 2 six pin connecter adapter instead thinking I had the GPU connected wrong. I did see the card listed at first when I selected PCI under Primary Display during BIOS setup so let me check this again.
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November 4, 2013 8:45:44 PM

OK. Checked the BIOS and the Primary Display was set to Auto so I selected PCI and restarted saving changes. But in Windows the listed display adapter is still the onboard VGA Standard Adapter. SO it must be something with the power cable connection I'm thinking? Let me try to revert back to the six to two pin PSU cable connection and see if that makes a difference as I did see the GPU listed on First start up with this cable configuration.

Update.. I changed cable configuration back to six and slit two pin PSU cable to 6+2 PCI-E direct PSU plug in. Still, the graphics card doesn't show in the Display Adapter menu? I'm thinking that after I installed the card the first time I showed up but then tried to install the NVIDIA Driver and that's when it went south. If the driver is not installed it should show up in the Display Adapter port?
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November 4, 2013 11:18:33 PM

Are you getting an output to the monitor from your new card?

I wonder if I could make a suggestion.

Uninstall the new card from the Installed Programs list and from that same list, if it is there, uninstall the Intel Graphics driver too.

Restart the computer, try to disable on-board graphic in BIOS and then try to reinstall the software for the new card.

If there are no Intel drivers then the video adapter should be missing from Device Manager.

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a c 324 U Graphics card
a c 270 $ Windows 7
November 5, 2013 1:20:15 AM

also make sure under the the display adaptor you turn on muilt montior support it keep both gpu running. also make sure your motherboard bios is updated.
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November 6, 2013 4:17:17 PM

I found the problem at least I think. First, I kept the driver installed and checked Bios settings - all clear there. Then I opened the case and re-seated the card though it was already seated to begin with so that was not the issue. Then a thought came to mind about my monitor cable connections to the graphics card. One for digital and analog. I had both plugged into the card. So I disconnected the analog first but still the black screen. I then reversed and disconnected the digital and then it worked. Something with both plugged in made the graphics not show on my monitor. Smorizio, do you think its a multi monitor issue?
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a c 324 U Graphics card
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November 7, 2013 2:16:35 PM

dont know...some time strange things happen when anlog and digital ports are plugged in. some cards turn off the other ports if the old analog port is used. on some of the cards some vga to hdmi adaptors dont work.
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