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I seem to have deleted my graphics drivers so I now have a black screen. Can anyone tell me how to get a picture

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January 13, 2014 9:40:51 AM

I seem to have deleted my graphics drivers so I now have a black screen. Can anyone tell me how to get a picture so that I can perhaps reload the drivers. Thanks for any help.
January 13, 2014 9:49:48 AM

Pull the craphics card out of the machine, and plug your monitor into the on-board video and then go through the installation procedures for your graphics card again.
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January 13, 2014 9:55:38 AM

2x4b said:
Pull the craphics card out of the machine, and plug your monitor into the on-board video and then go through the installation procedures for your graphics card again.


Unfortunately the mother board does not have on board graphics!!
Anything else I can do?
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January 13, 2014 9:57:08 AM

Are you using a TV? Can you access the BIOS (no drivers needed).
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January 13, 2014 10:01:06 AM

If it is just Windows where you are getting the black screen, just start Windows in VGA mode. That should get you into Windows with basic graphics drivers so you can install the correct ones.

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January 13, 2014 10:30:22 AM

alexoiu said:
Are you using a TV? Can you access the BIOS (no drivers needed).


I am using a monitor and can access the bios in startup. I can see as far as the windows logo then nothing although I can hear the windows opening tune.
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January 13, 2014 10:31:10 AM

I tried VGA mode and that did'nt work.
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January 13, 2014 10:37:54 AM

If having the Windows DVD, try booting from it and select Windows repair.
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January 13, 2014 10:39:15 AM

You could try a windows recovery disk and attempt to restore to a previous savepoint.

If that doesn't work try to take it to someone who has some spare equipment (a different video card) and see if that works in VGA mode.

It might be a good idea to see if you can access and backup your documents and data files in case you need to do a clean install of windows.
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January 13, 2014 11:06:53 AM

Yea I will have to try another video card. Although I can't access anything cause I can't see anything LOL. what a mess
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January 13, 2014 11:15:31 AM

You've tried VGA mode.
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January 13, 2014 11:25:18 AM

Yes safe mode, vga, boot from windows disk, don't have recovery disc.
Thanks for all\the suggestions and please keep them coming.
I will have my tea and think about it. I will return after.
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January 13, 2014 11:46:03 AM

Try this:
-Use a different port of your graphics card (VGA, if available),
-While getting the black screen, disconnect and reconnect the video cable,
-Windows repair, using an Windows DVD,
-Testing a different graphics card,
-And the most funny: blindly updating the driver from device manager, using only the keyboard (Start, devmgmt.msc, Enter then Tab and arrows for automatically updating the driver). You'd need though an working system for following exactly the right steps. Otherwise the result might not be the expected one.
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January 13, 2014 1:04:56 PM

Yes safe mode, vga, boot from windows disk, don't have recovery disc.
Thanks for all\the suggestions and please keep them coming.
I will have my tea and think about it. I will return after.
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January 13, 2014 5:17:30 PM

An easy thing to do would be to take it to a reputable repair shop. They would likely have all the equipment necessary to fix it up in minutes. But they would charge for it. They will also have some recovery disks laying about..
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