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Graphics card install black screen

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    Graphics card install black screen


    I just swapped my graphics card this morning to a new asus nvidia GeForce gt630 when I installed the drivers off the cd after restarting the pc I realised the drivers did not support windows 8. It loaded up to a black screen an stopped, I have since been forced to try to restore and it is now stuck on black screen with blue windows logo with no indication it is doing anything I have restarted the pc and put the old graphics card back in, but it is still stuck on a restore, I bought downloaded windows 8 pro online so do not have it on a reboot cd.
    Please help

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    Windows 8


    I have now got it into safe mode ..
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    Windows 8


    Ok I'm now back to square one as its restored back to a week ago with my old graphics card , should I download the new cards drivers before I put the new card in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadbeatolly View Post
    Ok I'm now back to square one as its restored back to a week ago with my old graphics card , should I download the new cards drivers before I put the new card in?
    No.

    Uninstall the drivers for the old card first. Don't reboot, but shut down instead. Replace the old card with the new. Start up the PC. Install the drivers for the new card.

    That ought to do it for you. Let us know, if you like.
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    Windows 8


    Ok sadly it's got worse, I thought the black screen was due to the power supply not being big enough so I upgraded it to 350w and when I restarted it same issues. So I now had new driver installed but it wasn't working , at no point did I delete the old drivers but thought it was automatically doing it as I installed the new ones. From safe mode I decided to reinstall a clean install which has failed and now I'm stuck in a computer restarted unexpectedly says to restart computer and reinstall, completely and stuck now.
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Graphics card install black screen
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