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Windows 7: HELP - New graphics card...windows wont boot


15 Jun 2012   #1

Rhode Island
 
 
HELP - New graphics card...windows wont boot

i built my pc yesterday and got it up and running just fine on the onboard graphics. now i just recieved my gfx card in the mail. installed it but now windows will not boot. it tries to repair startup but cannot fix the problem.

im a mac user so im not too swift in bios/windows. can someone help me get this working please? thank you.

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22 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 (XP, by Virtualization)
 
 

Hey mate,

Remove the graphics card and try to boot into Windows. If Windows will not boot attempt a repair with the graphics card removed. Once you have Windows reliably booting up with the onboard graphics then you can have another go at the GFX.

Look in your BIOS before installing the card, do this by pressing F2 or DEL (depending on your motherboard brand, model, etc) - then set your primary graphics to PCIe (or similar), which represents and external card.

Turn the PC off, install the card, with your monitor connected to the card start up and see if Windows loads. If it doesn't and you have the same issue you either have a faulty graphics card or a faulty motherboard.

Good luck

Regards

Davo
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