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July 26, 2014 7:08:08 AM

I'm a newbie and I recently built a computer and after it boots says "Starting Windows" the screen goes blank and there is no hard drive activity lighting up from the computer. After about 1-2 minutes it says "Welcome" and then shows my desktop.When I boot from safe mode, the display adapter says Standard VGA Adapater and the blank screen does not happen. When I boot in normal mode it says Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti. I thought it had something to do with my graphics drivers so I uninstalled and reinstalled them but it's still giving me problems. What should I do?

Things I have tried:

-Updated to latest graphic drivers
-Ran CHKDSK (Check Disk)
-Plugged in different power connector to HDD
-Reinstalled Windows 7
-Went to msconfig to boot only essentials
-Ran CCleaner, Advanced System Care 6, JV 16 Powertools

My PC Specs:

AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
MSI A78M-E45 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard
G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card
Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
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July 26, 2014 7:32:09 AM

Hello... Your hardrive is performing slow... how full is it?
there are files on your Hardrive that never get deleted from internet activity, ( it takes viewing hidden files/folders, to delete them ). also... defragging and Disk cleanup operations can help.
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July 26, 2014 7:37:35 AM

Ironsounds said:
Hello... Your hardrive is performing slow... how full is it?
there are files on your Hardrive that never get deleted from internet activity, ( it takes viewing hidden files/folders, to delete them ). also... defragging and Disk cleanup operations can help.


It has 900 GB available out of 931 GB so I don't think it's that full.
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July 26, 2014 7:45:37 AM

Hello... the next step after a fresh Windows install, Is to load your MB chipset drivers, did you do this? go to your MB mak'r site for them... this will make sure your HD controler ( and other hardware ) has the right drivers for speed.
Don't use any upgrades to the hardware drivers from the Microsoft site.
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July 26, 2014 7:59:17 AM

Ironsounds said:
Hello... the next step after a fresh Windows install, Is to load your MB chipset drivers, did you do this? go to your MB mak'r site for them... this will make sure your HD controler ( and other hardware ) has the right drivers for speed.
Don't use any upgrades to the hardware drivers from the Microsoft site.


Yes I went to MSI's website and installed the latest drivers.
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July 26, 2014 8:14:57 AM

Hello... look at this article on loading and running some hardrive speed tests/APPS... and report back.
http://www.buildcomputers.net/hard-drive-benchmark.html
Also... do you show all happy device drivers in your Control Panel-Device Manager?
No yellow marks or red marks?
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July 26, 2014 8:39:50 AM

Hello... your hardrive is testing a good speed.

You need to load the USB3 driver in Windows, I suspect, too get rid of that USB yellow mark in the Device Manager... But I don't see a direct download for it in your MB Mak'rs site...
I use Gigabyte boards and there is a driver just for the USB3.0 feature... Check the supplied Disk for your MB for it?

Have you tried defraging the drive and then getting a faster Boot time?
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July 26, 2014 8:56:52 AM

Hi, I have fixed the yellow mark by installing Renesas USB 3.0 Driver that came with the MB's disk. What program would you recommend for defragging the drive?
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July 26, 2014 9:22:07 AM

Hello...Click Computer... Right click your Drive... Properties-Tools- Defragment now.
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July 26, 2014 12:20:21 PM

Hi, I think I solved it for now. The Defragment did not work but when I changed the screen resolution from 1280x1084 to 1400x900 (maximum resolution my monitor can handle) and restarted the computer, it seemed to load with the blank screen only being there for 1-2 seconds. I guess the video card was having trouble with automatically changing resolutions?
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July 26, 2014 12:41:11 PM

Hello... Yes... Video settings can affect Windows Performance, set your Monitor/Video card to the same Spec... Are you using VGA? connection to your Monitor?
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July 26, 2014 12:43:21 PM

Yes, I'm using a VGA cable connected to the DVI port in the GPU using the DVI/VGA adapter the GPU came with.
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July 26, 2014 12:46:17 PM

Hello... Your next Upgrade should be a 1080P DVI monitor for more Eye Candy B ) and Speed.
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July 26, 2014 12:53:02 PM

Yes that sounds like a good idea. Thank you for helping me solve this dillemma.
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