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Setup program unreadable when using a Geforce 8400 card

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    Setup program unreadable when using a Geforce 8400 card

    When I run the Windows 8 setup program the screens are nearly unreadable. There is a screenshot of this below. I'm not even sure how to describe the garbled text effect for googleing purposes.
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    While I was able to finally get Windows installed with a lot of guessing at what was on the screen, the video problem persists. I suspect this is some sort of driver issue, but I am not able to download and install the latest drivers from Nvidia because the screen is so unreadable.

    I tried booting up in Windows restricted graphics mode (I think that was F5 in the special boot menu), but the problem persists. Same goes for booting up in Safe Mode.

    I know this computer is OK, because I was able to install Window 8 on it just fine when using the integrated graphics. Also I am currently dual booting Windows XP (using the Geforce card), and it it does not have the same problem.

    Can anyone shed any light on this?

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  2. #2

    Sounds like the 8400 is defective. Can you try it in another computer or try a different card in this one.
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  3. #3

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    I doubt it's the card, because it would be having problems when I boot into other OSes. This is currently being used on a triple boot computer, where it does just fine running Windows XP with the latest Nvidia drivers, and Opensuse Linux with the open source Nouveau drivers. It's only on Windows 8 where there is a problem.
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  4. #4

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Try using the VGA port & a VGA Monitor.
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  5. #5

    Try the Automatic Driver Detection at the Nvidia web site, see what that tells you: Drivers | GeForce
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  6. #6

    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466

    Double-Checked the Refresh-Rate in your settings ?

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Setup program unreadable when using a Geforce 8400 card
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