Uable to install driver without screens going black
Upon installation and re-boot, screens go black, and have to shut-off and start again in safe-mode, do a backup restore so i can function again. Tech support was hopeless. using this video card along with original Geforce MX440 so I can use a third screen. Have the 6200 connection using Dvi/VGa adapter on third screen. The other two connected my original card. There was some suggestion about power supply not being adequate (180w) by tech support, it is borderline but should work. Also, instructions given on Nvidia site say to disable downloader accelerator and virus protection running in background (which tech support failed to mention). Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: uable to install driver without screens going black
I would first off agree with the power supply.. I don't think it is enough to power both cards. I would recommend upgrading. Also, is one AGP and the other PCI? Also, it is possible that your motherboard is incapable of using 2 cards..
When you install the driver, are you trying to install just the driver (ie select from location) or the whole package? It's possible that it is trying to install over the existing driver for the old card, and have an issue...
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Restart the PC and press F8 (a few times). It will give you a black screen with option to start the PC in safe mode and after starting the PC you should remove the drivers you have just installed. After restart you should be able to boot the PC and reinstall the drivers.
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did you have an Nvidia video card in the computer before installing the ATI?
IF you did, then you may need to reinstall the Operating system in order to get the ATI card working, the Nvidia drivers and ATI drivers will conflict.
It looks like your graphics card changes the screen resolutions and/or refresh-rate to something beyond your monitor's capabilities.
After installing the drivers and the screen goes black, restart you're computer and press F8 to get the Windows advanced menu boot and choose "Enable VGA Mode".
When booted into Windows, right click on the desktop and select "properties", select the tab "Settings" and pick a really low resolution like "1024x768" and press the "Apply" button (but don't reboot yet when asked to). Next press the "Advanced" button, then select the tab "monitor" and change the monitor resolution to "default" or 60Hz.
Now restart your system and see wether Windows will boot normally. If so, you can change the resolution and refresh-rate back to you preferred values. Whenever you pick a too high resolution or refreshrate the screen will turn black again, but don't worry, don't press anything and just wait 15s, after which Windows will roll back to the previous setting ...
I have the same system and card. The problem is the system is trying to run two monitors at once. Use Windows safe mode (F8 during boot) to uninstall any Pny drivers you may have put on. Reboot. Install the pny drivers again. Before rebooting, use the device manager to look at the display drivers. There should be two, an Intel one, and the pny Nvidia one. Disable the intel driver and reboot. Worked for me. Youmay also want to upgrade the power supply. The 3000 has a 225W and the 8400 card wants at least 300W.
Try looking for a message in the BIOS startup screen usually delete or an "F(X)" something button i.e. F1 or F2 That says it will let you chose your boot device. If you can than press that and chose the hard disk option. If it doesnt let you or it doesn't work than theres probably something wrong with your hard drive and I doubt it has much to do with your video card unless the driver caused it. In that case try starting your computer in safe mode by pressing F8 after the BIOS startup and selecting safe mode and then uninstalling the driver from the change/remove applications part of the control panel. Of course if none of that works you could just yell and swear at HP until they help you. :)
I have three suggestion. Since your currently using your old video card now I'd like you to update windows. You need to have at least .Net framework 2.0 installed in your PC. Do not skip installtion of earler version of .Net framework like 1.0, 1.1.
If you haven't updated in a while this may take some time.
Download & install DirectX 9.c at this link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2da43d38-db71-4c1b-bc6a-9b6652cd92a3&displaylang=en
Download your latest drivers from PowerColor here: http://www.powercolor.com/eng/support_driver.asp?CategoryID=1&SeriesID=2&ModelID=7
Restart the PC. After windows finishes loading remove your older video software from Control Panel -Add/Remove. Shut down PC, unplug power cord. Remove older video card, clean slot with a blast of canned air or clean paint brush. Install newer card. Make sure it is seated correctly. Re-connect Pc & boot to windows. Install downloaded drivers. If your card continues to wig-out after 10-45 min, it might be over heating. Make sure you have plenty of fresh air to enter the case.
I sound like the the driver corrupted some of your system files. Can you boot into safe mode and perform a system restore to before you installed the driver. If that works make sure you download the newest drivers from the nvidia website.