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Windows Starting Up then goes black screen, check signal cable


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#1 cornflakes2

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:11 PM

my older desktop is running win7.

When I start it up, it shows starting windows 7 and then the screen will go black

and say "check signal cable".

 

If I'm not mistaken, I believe this is a graphics card issue, correct?

 

I'm able to load the computer into safe mode and get into windows and all my programs.

 

I tried windows repair with no success.

I tried last known good configuration with no success.

I tried updating the graphics card driver but it said it was already the most recent driver installed.

 

Can anyone help me and/or confirm if my assumption is correct that it's a graphics card

issue and not something else?



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:08 AM

If you have Onboard Video via Mobo ....try that also.

 

Check all Cables / Disconnect > Reconnect.

 

Remove Video Card and ReInstall / Plus Download Latest Drivers { Then Uninstall Old and Select Option Remove from Drive }

 

If these all Fail ....try/ borrow another VidCard.



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 10:00 PM

Thanks, I purchased a basic level graphics card and put it in, now everything is working fine, so I guess it was the graphics card.



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 06:09 PM

Good to hear you`re up and going again.

 

And throw the old card out , as you now know its faulty.

 

I have many spares laying around for testing purposes , which makes it easier to diagnose faults , but even i have been caught out replacing bad with bad.






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