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Vista black screen on boot before splash

  • Nvidia
  • Windows Vista
  • Graphics
  • Displays
Last response: in Graphics Cards
January 2, 2009 6:49:16 AM

I have Vista and just installed a 3rd HDD. Upon turning on the PC it will not display after loading past the splash screen, I can hear the sounds that indicate it has loaded up to the login screen but my LCD shows No Display. I removed the 3rd drive, this did not help. I can load into safe mode with no trouble. If I uninstall the nvidia drivers I can load into my normal login, but after installing the latest drivers and some older ones it will still not work. I have checked the gfx card to make sure it is correctly seated. Any help would be appreciated.

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January 2, 2009 8:31:08 PM

Check all your GPU settings in safe mode other than that im not sure
January 3, 2009 2:59:07 AM

Ok so I connected my HD TV up to the gfx card using an S Video lead and everything worked. I guess the problem is either with the DVI on the gfx card, the DVI cable or the monitor itself.
January 3, 2009 3:03:01 AM

check the cable and TV if they are not the prob depending on who made your card you may be able to warranty it.
Good Luck