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PC - Black screen after boot - Windows 10


I've been using my pc for about one year now and it was working fine till yesterday. I get a black screen after booting. I have tried unplugging everything and trying over but it did not help. Monitor also works fine. Maybe something in my PC is defect? A few days ago I also experienced problems while gaming, it did not matter whether it was Dark Souls 3 or Runescape (which should run very easily on my pc), vertical stripes appeared on monitor every few seconds and games freezed and crashed often (only while playing games). Don't know whether it has anything to do with my pc not working now though. So the only thing I can actually acces is the inside of my computer and the BIOS. Is there anything that I should change in the BIOS? Here are the specs of my PC:

- Cooler Master GM Series - 650W
- Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H
- 8GB RAM DDR4-2400
- Intel Core I5-6500
- R9 270X 4G
- Windows 10

If something is defect, how can I test which one it is so I can replace it? Can I reinstall windows or something? How? Any help is appreciated, no clue what to do.

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Best bet.

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Can not enter PC

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Don't I need to download Speccy on the computer in order for it to analyse it? I can't enter my PC (not even safe mode as far as I know) so I can't download anything.

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Try this!

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Thanks - but new problem

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Thank you, I think that helped. I removed the GPU from my pc and turned my PC on. Now when I turn my pc on it says ''Preparing...'' (under the Gigabyte booting screen). Yesterday (when I could still access my PC) I tried to reinstall Windows so sometimes weirdly enough a windows download appears on the screen at 64% but after a second it goes back to the ''preparing...'' part. I waited 5 minutes but I am guessing it is an infinite loop as the windows download was not making any progress. What now?

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Re: what now

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Reinstall Windows again. Keep the graphic card removed.

If asked for, format the partition during the install. A clean install on an empty partition should work on good hardware.

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Worked, thanks - Install drivers

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Thanks! That worked. Had to reinstall windows completely so I lost my files but at least I'm back in my pc. But now I don't have a videocard in my PC. Does this mean my videocard is defect? It worked fine before, maybe the drivers don't work properly? I want to try to put my R9 270x in one more time and install drivers to test them, however when entering the AMD drivers site I realized that there are no drivers for R9 270X Windows 10 64 bit? (See: Why is this the case? Can I download them from another site?

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AMD Problem

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Found another forum and it seems that this GPU and other AMD GPUs often have display problems when downloading drivers. After having downloaded the driver the screen turns black and you can't boot in the pc again without removing the videocard. Unfortunately there does not seem to be a solution to this problem (In the forum I found there were around 50 people with the same videocard and same problem, nobody had a real solution). Just thought I'd let people know in case they read this :l. Thanks to the people answering though

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I have my ways. Sharing how.

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When I see this I pull the AMD card and move to onboard. But now what?

Go get DDU ( ) then dust off the failed driver and apps.

With AMD you will find that NEWEST DRIVER isn't always the best choice. You either go back version by version till you find a good one or research what version works for others.

-> Before you explode. This is common for the older AMD cards.

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After reinstalling windows

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Your next move should be to reinstall the motherboard driver files from the manufacturer. Putting a graphics card back is the last thing you do. Before you insert that card, you then also want to install it's driver files while using the onboard video, then shut down, install the video card, and reboot and it should work then.

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