Hey guys, so I royally screwed myself over with this one. I had a dinky little nvidia 9400gt in my semi old computer. I wanted to put in a Radeon HD5750 to give it a boost (It had more bang for the buck). I didnt uninstall the nvidia drivers BEFORE I installed the radeon drivers so now I have a non-functional Catalyst conrtol center on it and working nvidia drivers. The combination wont let me boot the comp. The nvidia card works but it wont boot past the boot page (Pres F2 for setup option, F11 for boot menu, both of which dont function properly). So I tried to reset the bios. All that accomplished was getting rid of the F2 option for my boot page. If you can solve this you will be my hero.
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okay, you've screwed up... What I'd recommend is, if you can, put the hard drive in another pc as a secondary and back-up all your stuff. Then put it back in the first computer and format and reinstall your os. I hope there's a better way, but that's all I got.
I think I might have reset the bios wrong. I took out the battery and power supply for the motherboard and pressed the power button to discharge the system (because I couldnt find the 3 pin bios reset thing). I think I found the 3 pin thing although I'm not sure if it is it or even if I reset it wrong
Ok so I tried the 3 pin switch reset and now it wont even go to a frozen loadscreen anymore. The fans blow and the power light go on for 2 seconds and then it shuts off. If I got a new motherboard that works with all my old components will that work cause I kno how to start a fresh computer its just this upgrading crap is messing me up!
Drivers don't initialize until windows starts, if you are freezing up before that and are unable to even enter your bios setup then you have another problem. Make sure your card is seated correctly and that you have the 6 pin power connected if you're using the 5750 (I don't think the 9400 has any external power connector).