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Windows 7: Messed with graphics card driver settings, now black screen always

16 Dec 2018   #1
loudandlow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Messed with graphics card driver settings, now black screen always

I had a VERY minor problem after switching to a plasma tv as a monitor with some flashing durring startup, between the loading windows screen and the logon screen. I saw an option to change "CVT"? I think to an option that said something like "reduced flashing", hit save, and it went black.



Restarted and it will show the computer posting and the BIOS, show the progress bar of windows 7 loading, but when it's supposed to go to the blue background and ask for a password, back to black.



I know it's in the driver and I most likely just need to restore settings to factory default, but unless I boot in safemode, my monitor is completely black and I can't see anything to do it, and the driver doesn't load in safemode.



Feeling like a real jackass, help!?!


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16 Dec 2018   #2
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In safe mode you could try uninstalling the driver. Use safe mode with networking and download/install this: Display Driver Uninstaller Download version 18.0.0.5
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