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No display output during Windows Update

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February 19, 2013 1:56:54 PM

Hello,
I was installing a long list of Win7 updates on my PC when the display abruptly shut off during installation.
I know there was an update for the Intel integrated graphics chip somewhere in that mess of updates.
The PC has that integrated GPU plus a GTX660 (with fully updated drivers).
I didn't want to restart the PC, but I am unsure of what to do next.
February 19, 2013 2:05:05 PM

Well if you have the monitor plugged into the gtx 660, the update shouldn't affect the display. How long have you been waiting for it to turn back on? If its been a few hours, just restart the computer and try again.
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February 19, 2013 2:09:36 PM

It's definitely plugged into the GTX660 (I built this PC myself)
I've been waiting for about 45 minutes now, this is the second time it's happened. Going to go restart it and install updates a few at a time.
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February 19, 2013 2:11:57 PM

OK, big update, ugh, it's definitely a driver issue now.
After restarting it, the display is fine, then after it loads Windows the display turns off again.
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February 19, 2013 2:27:32 PM

Can you boot into safe mode? If you can then uninstall the gpu driver then boot normal and download/install it.
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February 19, 2013 2:32:37 PM

wanderer11 said:
Can you boot into safe mode? If you can then uninstall the gpu driver then boot normal and download/install it.
thanks for your help, I wasn't sure which one to uninstall first. :) 
I think you're referring to the Intel GPU driver that Windows Update was trying to install?

Something strange just happened though too. I was trying Startup Repair and it didn't find anything wrong. So it shut down the PC and I started it up and now it's working fine...
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February 19, 2013 2:40:55 PM

No, by gpu I was talking about the 660. The intel hd driver should make no difference since you aren't plugged into it. Anyway, good to see it's working now.
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