PLEASE NOTE: Upon trying to fix this issue again, I got a BSOD. Please check the information below.
OS: Windows 7
SPECS: Corsair 650W, AMD Radeon Powercolour 7870, Intel Core i5 3570k (3.4Ghz), 8GB Vengence RAM, Gigabyte Z77M-D3H (Mobo)
Yesterday morning, I turned on my computer and was greeted by the sight of either all my monitors being a black screen, or all my monitors saying that they couldn't find the cables that they were connected too.
So, I try to restart my computer and I get the same issue. Next, I try dissconnecting all monitors and trying them out one by one. No luck.
At this point, I had work, so my brother attempted to fix said issue. Here's what he tried.
He went into safe mode and rolled back to the oldest drivers that were available to my Graphics Card and this seemed to work, for a short while, he then put it into sleep mode and immediately took it out of sleep mode and it worked. Then he turned the computer off and on again and it worked fine. However, when he turned the computer on after returning hours later, the same issue persisted.
He then tried to update the drivers to the latest drivers, this also seemed to work, so he shut the computer down again, and when he returned later on, my computer had this same issue.
The next 4 hours are spent by him going into safe mode and installing several new drivers to try and fix the issue. He changed some BIOS information, but restored it to default each time he tried something new.
Next: He went onto the AMD website and got software that it recommended to let the user know which Graphics drivers are best up-to-date with the Graphics card.
He downloaded the 17.2.2 Driver, this didn't work.
He then tried 17.11. This didn't work.
He then tried installing 16.3 manually WITHOUT the re-live software and this seemed to work... until he returned 2-hours later where he got the same issue, once again.
After which, he started doing System Restores to the system until I got home.
NOTE: Yesterday, I restored my system too 10/11/18 (my earliest restore point) and everything worked PERFECTLY. (Which is really, really weird, because when my brother tried it; nothing) I then turn my system on again today, same issue!! Although, I'm sure this was a fluke...
When I gained access to the system, I did a Scan of Malware Bytes (Premium Version) and it didn't find anything. So, I'm aware that my Graphics card isn't bust, nor are my monitors as I managed to get it working that one time by complete Fluke of system restore, and the fact that I'm on safe mode, able to write this post.
ALSO NOTE: If you need me to run any Diagnostic tools, please make sure they work in SAFE MODE (no drivers required) as I can't exactly get onto my regular booting system, because of said issue. My current drivers for my card are 18/7/2016 (16.300.2311.0) note, these worked yesterday, but when I turned my system on today, they do not work.
UPDATE: 14/11/18 (04:37AM) - PROBLEM STILL PERSISTS.
Me and a friend of mine tried valliantly to attempt to get this working again, but to no avail.
We disabled the current Graphics drivers that we had and were successfully able to boot into the regular windows without any issues using the Generic Standard Display Drivers. So it's basically the exact same issue, except now I can access my computer, somewhat.
Then we used the AMD Software to uninstall ALL Graphics drivers from the computer and then installed the latest drivers from the AMD auto updater. This didn't work, and I got the same issue; black screen after windows start up logo.
We then tried some other drivers, but upon restarting, I got a BSOD, and had to repair the sytem; it was unable to repair. The BSOD data is as follows.
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 2057
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Files that help describe the problem:
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(although, I can no longer use any other resolution other than 800x600 and I can no longer do most things on my computer, as well as being unable to use any dual monitors - 3 Monitor setup, at least I can listen to music...) It really fries your brain when you stay up all night trying to fix computer issues.
Edited by MrKalius, 13 November 2017 - 11:56 PM.