Ok, so here's my problem, I get the feeling that I have somehow damaged my integrated GPU, but I can get the pc working as long as I have the display driver disabled.
My friend wanted me to try a new game with him which I would really like to list, as I am sure it was the culprit, but I have forgotten the name and I have to wait for my friend to be online again to find out.
So first I ran the game on my dedicated GPU, a crappy Geforce 9800GT, I played maybe 4 matches with him and then my pc froze completely had to do a hard restart. On my friends insistence I rejoined the match once i restarted my pc as he didn't want to lose, game froze again completely. Then when I started up my computer again there were vertical blue lines across my screen, but it still booted. I knew that I had just killed my GPU, and sure enough once I booted it crashed three times and then froze completely. It is now dead.
Like a complete retard I assumed that the card was just at the end of its life and had failed, so I then switched to my integrated graphics and started one game and about 1 min into the game it started stuttering like it was about to freeze and then it froze for about a second or two and I immediately turned the game off. This was on my xps 8300 which is the intel sandybridge series. I found the drivers on the official DELL website. They were working before this incident as I used them for a while because I didn't have a cable for my monitor to connect to my GPU. I can confirm that they were working with these drivers and I had no issues.
Later that night I restarted my computer to install updates and it booted up to the splash screen and then just showed a black screen. I was unsure what the issue was, and after several restarts and startup repair not finding any issues, I performed a clean install of windows. I then proceeded to install all my drivers again and when I got to the graphics driver, it asked me to restart. I did so and it booted to black screen once more.
I started in Safe mode, disabled graphics drivers. Here I am. Is it possible that I killed my integrated graphics? If so, how is it that I can see anything on my monitor?
Dxdiag is attached. I know it doesn't list the drivers, but I can leave a link to the download location. It unfortunately does not show the name.
Edited by hamluis, 05 February 2018 - 06:48 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.