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Drivers causing no boot.

So I bought a G920 Driving Force wheel to use on my PC. For an hour or so the wheel was working fine until my pc started to slow down significantly and programs stopped responding. So, like I usually do when I have a PC issue like this I restarted it, and now my pc will not boot. I tried multiple things to get it to boot, but I have determined it's due to bad drivers which I get when I connect the G920. I formatted my HDD and reinstalled windows completely, and it booted fine and worked fine. Plugged in the wheel again, and the same thing happened. Slow performance, so I restarted and no boot again. My PC just sits at motherboard opening screen, and sometimes I can enter bios, sometimes I can't. My drive with said drivers installed isn't even a boot option. This is all happening because of the G920 drivers, and I'm not sure what to do. I confirmed its a driver issue because if I dont connect the wheel my PC works as usual. Any advice is appreciated, thanks Happy

i7 4790
GTX 1070
16gb ddr3

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Since no drivers can stop a boot to the BIOS

The problem is the PC and not drivers.

That looks like a nice enough PC but the story could be that it has never been cleaned or maintained. That is, do you know to keep the heatsinks clean and the fans running?

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PC is in good condition

I keep the PC very clean inside and maintained. I've determined that there are no hardware issues at all. If I do a fresh install of windows it boots up and plays games fine. It's only when I install the drivers.

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If drivers cause problems then

It's a hardware, driver and windows problem. The maker of the PC needs to supply the first working set of drivers.

There are some devices that need a firmware update before they work right with drivers and Windows but you lead and still maintain that "My PC just sits at motherboard opening screen, and sometimes I can enter bios, sometimes I can't." so it's not drivers. Drivers can not stop a PC from getting to the BIOS screen so it's hardware again.

If you can get into Windows, share a Web Speccy report so I can check what I can see there.

As it stands, unless the top claim is changed, it's a hardware issue (which includes the firmware on devices such as the BIOS.)

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