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Windows 8 nor BIOS boots

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    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8 nor BIOS boots


    Very recently, my computer started having issues. One of the symptoms being virtually unusable Internet connection. The connection problem was only on that device. Many windows features were broken too like wmp and control panel, neither would load. Here's the main issue: I got a new graphics card in my computer, performed a factory reset on my computer hoping it would fix all issues, and now when I turn on my computer the monitor receives no signal. Additional info : when I turn on the computer my iPhone charger receives power for a small moment and then stops receiving power

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    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    I still have my old graphics card if that does anything
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    How different is the new card from the old one? Doing the factory reset will restore the original driver for the original card. If you went from AMD/ATI to NVidia or vice versa that may be your issue? I would put the old card back in just to see if you can get something to show on screen. Swapping cards shouldn't affect the BIOS though, no drivers are loaded at that point. Does the motherboard have onboard graphics? if yes, just remove the add on card and move the monitor video cable to the motherboard connection, and try again to access BIOS.
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    How different is the new card from the old one? Doing the factory reset will restore the original driver for the original card. If you went from AMD/ATI to NVidia or vice versa that may be your issue? I would put the old card back in just to see if you can get something to show on screen. Swapping cards shouldn't affect the BIOS though, no drivers are loaded at that point. Does the motherboard have onboard graphics? if yes, just remove the add on card and move the monitor video cable to the motherboard connection, and try again to access BIOS.
    I did both of those and each time just got no signal on my monitor
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  5. #5


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Do you hear the one BIOS Beep? Does the power LED turn on? Is the hard drive LED blinking? Have you tested that monitor on another PC to make sure it works?
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    HDMI, VGA, DVI or Display???

    Multi video outs??
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    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    I didn't hear any beeping when starting up my pc. And I havent tried on another pc as I don't have another but I did try on another monitor (my tv). I tried vga that didn't work. Then I tried hdmi that didn't work. Then I tried both at the same time and that didn't work either.
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    Windows 8.1


    Power led turns on and I don't know where my hard drive is located
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    The hard drive activity LED is usually on the front of the case close to the power LED. If it has one, I've seen the odd PC with no hard drive activity LED. So everything was fine before you did the factory reset? When did you swap video cards, before or after the reset? Did the new card ever work?
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    power down pc - and check to make sure old card is seated correctly..

    I assume you get no logo or nothing?? No flashing curser?? no error messages?? no beeps?? although answered
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