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Windows 7: No display on system startup

21 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
No display on system startup

I'ts been going on for a while now couldn't say exactly how long (1 year+?)... But for the most part when I turn my computer on nothing will be displayed (no signal either) and if it gets to the windows log in screen (can tell based on the sound) I can unplug the DVI attached to my 4890 and plug it back in It'll work, but before that it won't (sometimes it'll work better for a while and usually worse after BSODs). It also seems I can't control anything before the log in screen if there's no display. The biggest issue with that is I get a lot of BSODs (which always say a different unrelated driver is to blame never the same one) and if I get a BSOD I have to select how to start windows, but since I can't control/select anything before the log in screen I end up having to repeatedly turn on and off my comp until I get a display (usually 30 times or so). I'm not sure if the BSODs and my display issues are connected or not, but I was thinking it might be my PSU crapping out or possibly my motherboard... Any help appreciated!

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22 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 (XP, by Virtualization)
 
 

Hello,

I had a similar issue (though not as severe) whilst using an ECS (Especially Crappy Stuff) motherboard (which had onboard VGA) and a graphics card. Once I installed the graphics card I couldn't see anything on the screen until the Windows logon prompt came up!

To configure the card I first had to go into the BIOS with the card disconnected, setup the BIOS, as if a card was connected - shut down, install the card, then start up! Long story short not an ideal arrangement, but I have no doubt the motherboard was at fault.

Have a look to see if you have an ECS motherboard, if you do take it out of your computer, throw it on the ground, get a hammer, smash the board, pour flammable liquid onto the board - set afire, etc!!!

But really if you have a graphics card installed but your motherboard has VGA onboard I suggest taking out the card and seeing how the computer behaves. In all likelihood it is the motherboard, but there is a small chance that the graphics card is causing you some grief!

Good luck

Davo
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22 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Well my motherboard is MSI, but I do have onboard VGA so I'll have to try that


[edit] I guess I lied, I thought I did but I guess not. just a male vga port, which I honestly don't know what that's even for =/

[edit] Sorry just remembered my mobo is Asus, my laptop is MSI!
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29 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

turned out to be the gpu and I RMA'd it
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