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Computer Problem: Booting to Windows but with no Display

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Huddo93, May 15, 2012.

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    Hi guys,

    Lately my computer has been through a lot and I've now hit another snag in my effort to get my computer back to normal.

    So a little background information for you all; Beer spilt into computer, so I replaced my mother and GPU with working components (New Asus Z77 Deluxe V and a second hand working GTX 275). Since then I cleaned and rebuilt my computer, that night as I was trying to reinstall Windows 7 Professional 64bit I had problems with getting my screen to show up, and after rebooting a few times it decided to give me a bios screen and I installed windows successfully. For the week running up to today the computer booted fine every time and I have had no issues.

    For some reason this morning, I cannot get a display but I can hear it booting up to windows login screen, and I can type in my password and press enter and login in (with no screen) and then ALT+F4 and shut down fine, and I've repeated this process in hope for something to change again like it did when I was first installing Windows 7.

    The thing I find really really odd, is that It wont even show up the Bios screen, the screen is completely black for the whole booting/post process.

    I haven't tried any hardware swapping just yet (as I haven't had time today due a full day at University), but I guess the main thing I wanted to ask you guys, Has anyone had any experience with this sort of Issue? or seen any other forum posts around with a similar problem?

    Ill start some debugging process' once I get home in a couple hours.

    Thanks Guys!
     
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    Hmm usually no display at all means that the card could be at fault since the computer boots normally, try another one if you can, oh and try the motherboard's built in display, sometimes the bios settings gets effd up for no reason (happened to me a few times)
     
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    Yeah, just tried on board display and it works, and now im gonna try a different video card.

    Update again soon
     
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    Very odd, just used a old 9400GT (uses no external power, rule out MB). Plug back in my GTX275, didn't bother to screw it in, and it didnt work, no display. Decided to put in one of the thumb screws, straightened up the card a bit and it decided to work.

    At this point in time I'm thinking possibly a poor PCI connection, it is a rather old card and might be suffering from some bad contacts in its old age.

    Finger crossed no more problems.

    Cheers guys
     
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    Like you said it could be a bad connection.
    well glad it worked out for you :)
     
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