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Trying to put in a NVIDIA Video card... gets stuck at"starting window"

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May 26, 2012 2:36:28 PM

Ok well i had a gtx 550 ti i wanted to upgrade in my 5 year old PC running AMD athlon x2 6400+. windows 7 64bit




I previously had a hd 3850 running but decided to upgrade.


When i put in the new graphics card, everything is fine, resolution is 640x800 by default, and when i installed the nvidia driver and restart my computer it always gets stuck at "starting windows" and the windows logo never shows up and just hangs there.


If i put back my old 3850 it doesnt do that and proceeds into the desktop.


I heard it might have to do with windows installing its own drivers causing the problem, but i cant stop it from install, and when i change the settings to not do it automatically, it somehow still installs.


Any help? im trying to play D3!
a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2012 2:37:58 PM

Uninstall your AMD graphic drivers either from Device Manager or the Control Panel. Then you can swap your new GPU in and boot up Windows, which will then find a basic driver until you install your Nvidia driver.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 26, 2012 2:42:11 PM

If you install both AMD and Nvidia drivers at the same time, trouble will wait for you around the corner. Uninstall one first, then install another one.
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May 26, 2012 2:44:00 PM

I think i may have tried that as well. Not 100% sure.
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a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2012 2:45:20 PM

Well get 100% sure and check to make sure the AMD driver is gone.
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May 26, 2012 2:50:37 PM

ok well i uninstalled catalyst driver through control panel and uninstalled the driver through device manager, still same result.
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May 26, 2012 2:55:54 PM

Also to mention,

I am unable to use any other ways to access it like safemode (w/ or w/o networking), repair my computer, low resolution, last known config... etc
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a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2012 3:06:00 PM

Did you have the Nvidia drivers on? Uninstall both, then put the 550ti in, then boot back up and install Nvidia drivers.
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a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2012 3:07:25 PM

BAHAHAHAHA sorry had to laugh at your noobsauce....

type msconfig in run and go to boot and choose safe boot,

run driver sweeper,

go back to msconfig and switch to normal boot

restart

(that is if the kboard shortcuts are not giving you safe mode on a reboot)

reinstall latest whql drivers and start killing baddies

Ill see you in the streets of D3 my tag is MrJackHarer#1689
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May 26, 2012 3:14:50 PM

jjb8675309 said:
BAHAHAHAHA sorry had to laugh at your noobsauce....

type msconfig in run and go to boot and choose safe boot,

run driver sweeper,

go back to msconfig and switch to normal boot

restart

(that is if the kboard shortcuts are not giving you safe mode on a reboot)

reinstall latest whql drivers and start killing baddies


If this doesn't work you may just have to wipe the disk and do a full reinstall of Windows.
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May 26, 2012 6:49:11 PM

jjb8675309 said:
BAHAHAHAHA sorry had to laugh at your noobsauce....

type msconfig in run and go to boot and choose safe boot,

run driver sweeper,

go back to msconfig and switch to normal boot

restart

(that is if the kboard shortcuts are not giving you safe mode on a reboot)

reinstall latest whql drivers and start killing baddies

Ill see you in the streets of D3 my tag is MrJackHarer#1689


ok to clarify, do i go into msconfig then choose safe boot and restart?


or do u just choose that, run driver sweeper, go back to normal boot and THEN restart?
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May 27, 2012 7:45:59 PM

ok well i reinstalled windows, and as soon as it did the initial restart, it happend again and got hung at "starting windows"
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 28, 2012 7:45:04 AM

Did you connect the 6-pin PCIe power connector to your graphics card directly from your power supply unit?
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