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GTX 660M black screen after installing driver

Q: GTX 660M black screen after installing driver

Hello,

I own a custom laptop on an MSI 16F2 platform. Few weeks ago my GTX 670M card died.

Out of better options, I bought an used GTX 660M from an acquaintance.

I had it installed, started Windows and everything looked OK. Then I installed the Nvidia drivers and after reboot, right after the loading screen, I got a black screen (with the screen still lit).

I went into Safe mode and uninstalled the driver. Then installed again and got the same result. Went into Bios, change settings, tried resetting CMOS, nothing worked. Installed Windows 7 Ultimate again, then Windows 8, same thing. I also tried the driver modding instructions on this forum, still nothing.

I have no clue what is wrong. If you have any idea, please help me with this.

Thank you,

Fox

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A: GTX 660M black screen after installing driver

I have connected the laptop to an external monitor and it works with the Nvidia driver installed. The laptop screen works just fine without the drivers. I would really appreciate any form of help. Is it maybe the BIOS?

Thx,
Fox

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A:Black screen when installing 169.01 Driver

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A:Installing AMD driver causes black screen.

This very well could be a hardware problem, I have seen this countless times with bad video cards and or power problems, rarely a motherboard pci-e problem. Likely, this is either psu related or the video card itself, these were the 2 most common causes if no software changes took place. If you happen to have a different video card to test with, that would be the fastest part to replace to start with.
 
One thing you can check for inside your computer is for blown or bulging capacitors, check the motherboard and the video card.

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A:Black Screen after installing Intel VGA Driver

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Stabillo


i decide to reinstall my computer from windows 7 32 home bit into windows 7 64 bit,
everything works fine until i decide to install the lates intel vga driver, after restarting the computer, the screen keep showing grid lines like this pic. the only solution to fix this is to remove intel vga driver,is there anyway to fix this problem thx




my pc spec:
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Welcome to Sevenforums,

Does it make the same with the Intel vga drivers Msi provide for the motherboard ?

Those were x32 or x64 VGA drivers?

I also would upgrade my Ram to 4gb even if the minimum requirement is set to 2Gb for Windows 7 x64bits

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VB

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A:Black screen after installing graphics drivers

Hi Muscar

Try SAFE MODE, press F8.

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(Sorry bad English)
 

A:Black Screen when Installing Windows after adding RAM

First of all, no one has any idea what we are attempting to fix/troubleshoot. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact cpu, exact ram, etc, etc. If this is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, post the exact make and model# If you have a service tag# then post that as well.

Next does this system complete POST; do you see POST data then it goes to a black screen OR do not get any display?
 

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A:Black screen with NO cursor while installing Windows 10

What's the brand name and model name and complete model number of your laptop?

Is it upgrading from Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10?

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At the prompt, try running the chkdsk /r command...in an effort address file problems.

Louis

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Windows 8.1 upgrade reboots to black screen of 'nothingness'. - OUC1TOO - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Error 0xC1900101 ? 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Community








Originally Posted by Microsoft Forum Moderator


Error 0xC1900101 – 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1


Hello,

We understand that many customers are receiving error 0xC1900101 – 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1. This error is typically caused by an incompatible driver.



If you are receiving this error:
1.
First, please double-check the error code. There are many variations of error 0xC1900101, each with a different location code -- the error extension, located after the dash. The information in this thread is intended only for location code 0x40017. If you are receiving a different location code, these steps are unlikely to resolve your issue.

2.
Check that you’ve already updated all of your drivers. In particular, if you have an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, make sure you’ve installed the latest Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers


3.
Check that you do not have any Frequently Asked Questions - What devices are supported by the SteelSeries Engine? that support the SteelSeries Engine installed on your PC. The SteelSeries Engine software is currently not supported on Windows 8.1. Please uninstall the software before attempting to update to Windows 8.1



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A:Screen goes black after installing graphic drivers

presumably, you downloaded the 15.7 driver..?

it should run ok..
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A:Black screen after installing GeForce GT220

Hi.

You can use CPU-Z to find your motherboard info.

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Is this 16gb SSD on an MSATA drive? Install Windows on MSATA (SSD) Drive - Windows 7 Help Forums
Install Windows on System with MSATA and ISRT - Windows 7 Help Forums

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A:Black screen installing Geforce 6600

Hello and welcome to techspot!

I am pretty sure your problem is the PSU. Almost positive. A 220W psu running a 256Mb 6600?!
 

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A:Black screen when installing new video card

Hi, i think is just some power issue to the card, or fine you may have changed to pci, but would suggest that you put it into AUTO mode so that the system can select the default display of its own, the other would be to make sure that the card is working fine, is it tested to meet standards or it those fake chinese cards, i would try it in another computer to be sure that its not bad.
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A:windows 8.1 black screen after installing an update

Hello shafi19,

Your issue sounded exactly like mine. Even to the point of me, also, using the same fixes. (save the VGA try)

Good news! I got my computer back up & running by finally getting the System Restore to work.

For reference let me explain my whole situation in 2 parts. 1) ISSUE & 2) RESOLUTION

ISSUE

Last night I saw I had two updates from Windows Update. A "Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2964757) without KB2919355)" AND "Windows 8.1 Update for x64-based Systems (KB2919355)"
(see pic)

*EDIT* Also I notice now one updates says without the other? Never seen something like this, so maybe this was my issue???
I downloaded the updates, started installing, & went to bed. This morning I started my laptop up and it finished installing the update. I was able to log in and it loaded (seemed slow). ONCE LOADED it only showed a black screen with a working pointer/cursor.

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RESOLUTION

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did you install windows 7 and reformat your hard drive (it goes through this step with you in installation), or did you upgrade from windows vista?

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A:Black Screen after installing new Graphics card

System Specs (MB, CPU, Memory, PSU, OS)?
Are you running two monitors?
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Do you have anything overclocked?
Are you generating any minidumps?

More information would be helpful.
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Use your intel HD 1000 and install the drivers for the card.

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Here is what happened. I went to the ASUS site and downloaded and installed the latest drivers for the video card. I then restarted as instructed and from then on, I get a blank screen when turning the pc on. I cant even see BIOS.

I have tried using a different PCI slot, a different video card, a different vga and dvi cable, and resetting BIOS but nothing. I have access to another PC and external enclosure if I need to use it. Thanksin advance
 

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Please give me some details. The bios doesn't even post because of black screen so would I have to connect the mobo to a different PC and update? If so, how would I update it. This isn't something I've done before but I have enough experience to understand instructions. Thanks.
 

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A:Black screen on monitor after installing new CPU, ram, case, and mobo

Hello doctor,

Go back through, checking all cables - make sure they are secure, triple check that they are plugged in all the way, and that they are in the correct plugs. Reseat your graphics card, your memory, and everything. Make it snug. retrace and go over everything you replaced to make sure it is fully plugged in. Let me know if you can see anything after this.

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A:Black laptop screen after installing arch linux

IMO post a link to this post in the Linux section, that may bring more assistance.

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A:black screen with blinking cursor tried installing Windows 7 again

Hmm just so I have it right you cannot install 7 back on the drive you put the Linux OS on? Plus have you any data you need backed up? Because I reckon that you will need to complete wipe that drive using diskpart clean all or Partition Wizard - wipe and reformat it before you can do a proper install.

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A:Big black bar on side of screen after installing geforce drivers

It should be with the aspect radio set in the Control Panel.

You must ask NVIDIA GPU users because I forgot how and I'm using ATi graphics card atm.

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A:Black Screen After Installing Video Card Software

What Sort Of Motherboard Is It And Was You Using Onboard Graphics Before Card Install ?
 

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A:PC crash while installing new video card. / BLACK SCREEN!

P.S. I have used this site for a long time to help me with my tech problems for over the years. You guys are great. Any help would be much appreciated
 

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A:Black screen ATI driver HELL

Try installing the card via the systems control panel. Click on START -> CONTROL PANEL -> SYSTEM -> HARDWARE -> DEVICE MANAGER. Check under the heading DISPLAY and see if your card is installed or has errors. Select the card and click delete or remove and then reboot the system. Your computer should pick it up on restart as recognised new hardware.

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A:Black screen after driver install

Forget about it... I managed to restore most of the data and I'm doing a fresh install.

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A:Black Screen Nvidia Driver

Common problem with nVidia driver, roll back to the previous version, or uninstall anything related to nVidia in program's an features, uninstall the driver and let Windows install its default nVidia driver at restart, then block Windows update, driver updates.

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A:Black screen during AMD Driver installation.

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A:Possible driver conflict, black screen

Start Windows in safe mode. Tap the F8 key a few times as the PC is booting. Once Windows starts in safe mode go to Add and Remove Programs to uninstall all of your graphic drivers. Restart and then install the Nvidia graphics driver again.
 

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A:Black Screen - Driver issues

Hi Greg147,
To start with I would like to know what is model and make of both computer and video card.
Also, you can try the follow steps to see if that help:

Disconnect any external device from the computer then try to turn on the computer and check if you are able to go in safe mode with networking.

1. If yes, try to uninstall the nVidia drivers from safe mode with networking.
2. Restart the computer and go in safe mode with networking.
3. Then download the latest drivers for nVidia card which is present in the computer using nVidia website.
4. Install the driver in safe mode with networking.
5. Restart the computer in normal mode and check if the computer is working fine.

If no, then run the diagnostics on the computer and check if the hardware is working fine.

Though you have uninstalled and reinstall video drivers would request you do the same in safe mode with networking.

Please post back with the results.

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Look on the motherboard manufacturer website to assure that you have the latest Chipset drivers... there are sometimes two for some Asus boards.
Describe how your old video card crapped out? Perhaps your motherboard is going to the happy hunting ground?
But I suspect the problem will be found in the motherboard manual at the ASUS site.
The big mystery: What did the place where you bought the card say when the second card didn't work either?: Did they not offer to give your money back?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/driver-installation-black-screen.133107/
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change the port where you have the numberpad connected.

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http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/26514-black-screen-after-driver-install.html
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A:Windows boots into black screen with cursor after installing ubuntu

Bump I checked more is this right should any of that stuff be in d and not c or is that for ubuntu

 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-boots-into-black-screen-with-cursor-after-installing-ubuntu.1075297/
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A:Black screen upon startup after installing Windows updates ASAP.

Turn off the computer and unplug everything from the computer except the power cable. Boot the computer and let it sit for about 20 minutes and then shut it back off. Plug everything back in and boot it. It should start working again.
 
I have had this happen to a couple computers at work and that is how I fixed it.
 
David

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/513745/black-screen-upon-startup-after-installing-windows-updates-asap/
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A:Black Screen with mouse pointer after installing malwarebytes antimalware

First try over in the Am I Infected forum.
If they say you're OK, then let's see this report:
Please do the following:
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/581380/black-screen-with-mouse-pointer-after-installing-malwarebytes-antimalware/
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A:installing NVIDIA 6600 agp card, I get black screen... im going out of my mind...

your problem is with your monitor refresh rate.

your monitor going into standby mode is its way of saying that it does not support that high of refresh rate. while in safe mode windows loads generic video driver at 800X600 @60hz. go back into safe mode and set your refresh rate to 60hz and apply/ok settings and reboot.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/installing-nvidia-6600-agp-card-i-get-black-screen-im-going-out-of-my-mind.32121/
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A:Windows boots into black screen with cursor after installing ubuntu

Your Windows 7 partition can be having inconsistencies go back to the startup repair as you did before.

Reboot or turn on the machine. As soon as you see your machine's name logo splash screen keep tapping F8. Go to "Advanced Options" or "Repair Computer" Select your language then "Repair Your Computer" An installation of Windows should be detected after that select "Next"

If that does not fix the issue. Do the same as before go to Next again go to command prompt type in

Code:

CHKDSK C: /R

Also you do not need Wine to access Windows files Ubuntu can access all Windows partitions and files via the Ubuntu GUI alone. Wine is used to install and run some Windows programs mainly games written for Windows but experimental at best.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-boots-into-black-screen-with-cursor-after-installing-ubuntu-673949.html
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A:Re-Installing Win7 / Process hangs in a black screen with cursor

Are you running any virtual drives, or DVD decryptors? If you are, disable them and try again.

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Obviously you've set the boot order in your bios?

Here's a guide on how to make a bootable flash drive.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

It's always good to have an OS flash drive in your laptop bag anyways.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/277754-re-installing-win7-process-hangs-black-screen-cursor.html
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A:AMD Driver Update. Black Screen after Restart.

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http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/25396-amd-driver-update-black-screen-after-restart.html
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A:Windows 10 black screen after driver installation

Insert your recovery disk and boot into safe mode then do a system restore.
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/windows-10-black-screen-after-driver-installation.61993/
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A:black screen after updating sound driver

Try to see any key can call the bios boot manager to choose to boot from the DVD..or you need to go to the BIOS and change the bootup to DVD...

After that choose System Restore from the DISC...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/black-screen-after-updating-sound-driver.1007321/
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A:Black screen after video driver cleaning

i'm having a similar problem with windows vista, try removing the graphix card, doing a fresh run without it, then restarting with it in, should detect new hardwear and, may solve ur problem... maybe :\
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/black-screen-after-video-driver-cleaning.126219/
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A:Black Screen After Nvidia Driver Update

Usually, you will want to do a clean installation. Sometimes going from one version of driver to another might cause some issues.

Who manufactured your card? In some cases, specific manufactures 'tweak' their cards and sometimes the reference drivers are not recommended, but to use the manufacturer's drivers. But one thing you might want to also consider is a driver cleaner after you uninstall the current driver you are running with.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/183764-black-screen-after-nvidia-driver-update.html