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New Mobo, black screen when installing drivers

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July 28, 2014 12:01:24 AM

Apparently my question wasn't saved from main page. Sorry in advanced - I have to post from mobile.

Basically, I just updated to a Z97-A with an i7 4790. It seems to post fine.. I did a clean install of Windows, and it all seemed fine and dandy until I began installing drivers.

At that point, my screen went grey and I restarted.. And nothing. I had already tested the mobo... And the gfx card worked fine with my old x58.

I tried with minimal hardware. Reset CMOS. But it seems like I can get Windows to install, and then the screen goes black while installing drivers and then I can't get it to work again without reinstalling windows.

XFX 7970
Samsung 840 evo
i7 4790

Thanks in advance.
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July 28, 2014 12:37:59 AM

Restart PC after each driver install so you can pinpoint which driver is causing the problem.
July 28, 2014 6:03:54 AM

Truth is, I'm not evn e getting to the first driver install before it dies.

So, it suddenly started to boot to the BIOS screen. I can see my SSD there as well as the optical drive.. I tried swapping which port the SSD was on, because I noticed it wasn't seen in boot options (and now it is). When I hit save and exit.. It just jumps back to this now.

Also, BIOS version is shown as 0702. I remember that it said the version was of some point in April.. But I don't see any options on ASUS's site to actually download updated drivers?

Edit: swapped the port that my SSD was plugged into. It didn't seem to change anything.
July 31, 2014 7:18:26 AM

Are you sure your Power Supply delivers enough Watts to your system? It may cause a shutdown.
Can you post your PSU? :)