Can't uninstall current ati drivers without black freeze screen, yet inserting new card gets me stuck at 'starting windows'

Hey all - I just bought a new power supply, GS600w corsair - installed it and it works fine.

I also just bought a gtx 660 ti gpu.

Now, multiple times I've tried uninstalling my current Ati drivers, but when I do the screen goes black and STAYS black, once giving me a BSOD. I can't seem to uninstall the damn thing. So I (stupidly) just tried putting my new card in and every time I boot I get stuck on the 'starting windows' screen.

Specs:

Dell studio xps 8100
Intel i7 2.8 ghz 860
6gb ddr3 ram
(Old) Radeon hd 5770
(New) GeForce 660 ti 2gb

Please advise me how to go about this. I'm assuming I need to resolve a way to be able to uninstall the old drivers properly?

Please keep in mind my computer knowledge isn't great!
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  1. How are you uninstalling the drivers?
    Are you using Add and remove programs?

    That should work, but usually when going from AMD to Nvidia, you want to use a Driver Cleaner Program.

    Haven't use one in years, so I can't recommend one.

    The one I use to use was call "Driver Cleaner", but the name has been stolen so many times, I don't know which one is the original anymore.
  2. millwright said:
    How are you uninstalling the drivers?
    Are you using Add and remove programs?

    That should work, but usually when going from AMD to Nvidia, you want to use a Driver Cleaner Program.

    Haven't use one in years, so I can't recommend one.

    The one I use to use was call "Driver Cleaner", but the name has been stolen so many times, I don't know which one is the original anymore.



    I have tried it through device manager, through a driver cleaner program, and through add & remove programs. Every time I go to uninstall, my screen goes black to no return.
  3. I would have done a clean install by now, that is not normal, and probably indicates malware, or a virus.
  4. Update: now I've managed to uninstall the ati drivers, and I kept getting error messages saying I had no drivers installed.

    I rebooted into safe mode. I ran CCleaner and driver cleaner.

    I reinstalled the new card, and still, stuck on 'starting windows' screen. Any ideas?
  5. Nope.

    You could have done a clean install by now.
    I'm not trying to be mean.
    If it still doesn't work then, you will know it is a hardware problem.
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