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Help! I accidentally deleted my video driver!

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February 11, 2012 7:54:17 PM

I got the Catalyst Control Error after a fresh install of all drivers and everything on a new comp build and I tried to delete drivers to do a re-install and of all the dumb things I can do, I accidentally deleted both the Graphics card driver AND the on-board Intel video driver! Immediately the screen went blank and it rebooted. Everything turned on, got post beep, fans moving, just absolutely no video.
So, here's the breakdown:

-Deleted my graphics card driver AND the on board video driver and can't figure out how to re-install it with a blank screen.

Things I've tried:

-Spamming each "function" key and delete key upon individual boots in hopes of bringing up a boot menu,bios or anything for that matter
-Disconnecting the ssd and hdd with a windows recovery disc, mobo driver disc, graphics card driver disc in the optical drive to get the driver back by forcing her to boot from the optical drive
-giving it time to boot to the password section, blindly typing the password in hopes of windows booting recognizing no video driver and automatically installing it from net
-And finally removing the Mobo battery for 5 mins to try a reset.

Other thoughts:

At this point im willing to lose all data/re install windows if need be as I literally just built it today so I dont mind, just need some direction of how.

Any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated!

Specs:
Intel i5 2500k (not yet overclocked)
Gigabyte z68ap ud3 mobo
HiS HD 6850 video card
128gb crucial m4 ssd
1tb Seagate barracuda hdd
8gigs Corsair Ven
February 11, 2012 9:32:30 PM

do you still have your install disk?
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February 11, 2012 9:33:38 PM

i am prety sure in bios you don't need the drivers....did you try spamming f12 on load? if nothing shows up then are you plugged in to card or motherboard?
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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2012 9:40:11 PM

You can try getting your hands on a different gpu, install that, and boot your computer with the monitor connected to that card.
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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2012 9:50:08 PM

Um whether you have drivers installed for a GPU or not youll still get video as windows installs a generic display driver thatll pretty much work with anything to at least get video at a terrible resolution. If you are getting no video at all. Your issue is something completely different.
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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2012 9:51:54 PM

Windows will run at 800x600 with their very basic driver if you delete the specific driver. I think your problem is different.
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a c 259 U Graphics card
February 11, 2012 10:00:01 PM

Every discrete card has a basic mode that does not need a driver. It will be a low resolution, like 640 x 400 or so.

That should be good enough to enable you to reload the various drivers.
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