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Black Screen After Windows Boot or Resolution Change

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by ant2008, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. ant2008

    ant2008 Member

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    Hi,

    I recently installed Windows 7 on my home PC after swapping my graphics card. I am now running a GTX 480 with the latest drivers installed. However, after the "starting windows" screen or changing the resolution, all I get is a black screen. The quick fix I discovered is to change the input and then change it back and then it all works fine. I still feel, however, that there is a problem with something I did but I cannot figure it out. I did remove the graphics drivers and then it boots fine, but at a very poor resolution.

    Thanks for the help,
    Anthony
     
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    What monitor?
    It may be unable to do hi-res.
    Boot into safe mode and try a resolution that you monitor can handle.
    Google up your monitor specs to see its limitations.
    Jeff
     
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    It's a VIZIO hd tv, 22 inch with VGA input. It handles HDTV just fine and the card recognized the native resolution of 1920x1080, which is what I am currently using. The problem only happens when the computer first boots and with a resolution change, even if I let the timeout take it back to the previous setting. It's not that big of a problem because I found a simple workaround it's just the idea that things arent working right.

    Anthony
     
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    Anthony, you didn't post the model number. I was trying to look up the specs but it seems there are a few 22" models.

    Maybe a video driver conflict. Make sure you uninstalled all the old drivers and double check all of the registry entries are gone if you can.

    Sorry I can't be more helpful

    Jeff
     
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    The model number is vo22lfhdtv10a. It worked perfectly fine with my old setup. However, I seriously doubt there is an old driver because this is a new install.

    Anthony
     

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