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Black screen when trying to install from USB/DVD

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Black screen when trying to install from USB/DVD


    Hey guys,
    I'm trying to install windows 8.1 pro,I have tried USB and DVD. Both of which give me a black screen after the windows 8 loading logo. Is there any solution to this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    I'm guessing you are encountering an issue that might be graphics related. With that said, you can try these suggestions:

    Make sure you are running the latest bios version
    Set your bios to optimized defaults (no overclocking)
    Check to see if your first choice graphics is set to PCI-E
    If not, adjust accordingly
    Try a clean install again

    OR

    Make sure you are running the latest bios version
    Unplug your GTX 750 (optional)
    Move the monitor cable to your integrated port
    Set your bios to optimized defaults (no overclocking)
    Check to see if your first choice graphics is set to integrated (or whatever it is called in your bios)
    Try a clean install again.
    If successful, plug your PCI-E grahics card back in and move the monitor cable back to same.
    Reboot and see what happens.
    If the addition of the PCI-E fails (after the OS installation) then at least you will know the cause.


    Good luck,

    my2cents

    PS: You have a nice rig BTW
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  3. #3


    It's probably a problem with using TV as monitor and drivers are not set to display on it. Can you try with an ordinary monitor ?. You can set it to TV later on, when all the drivers are installed.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll try using the integrated graphics. And I'll reset my my BIOS and put it back to AHCI. I'll update the thread when I've done that
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    Ok, so I've reset my BIOS and I'm using the integrated graphics and still no luck, I get to the Windows 8 loading screen, and still it gives me a blank screen
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    Has anyone got any other suggestions?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Immersive View Post
    Has anyone got any other suggestions?
    Hi again Immersive,

    Is this a clean install? Did you wipe the hard drive clean as part of the process? Did you also try removing the 750 from the slot?

    Clean Install - Windows 8

    Also, did it ever work using your current TV/monitor (per CountMike's concern?)
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  8. #8


    I have seen problems like that using TVs for display. It might work up to time when GPU drivers kick in, send wrong signal to it and bang, black screen. (Two black cats fighting in a tunnel during the night, I call that).
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    Ok, I'll try it with a normal monitor. And I'll let you guys know again if it works haha. Thanks for your help
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  10. #10


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    How long have you waited when it gets to the black screen? I've gotten that black screen and the activity light on my thumb drive is still going. After what seems like a long time the install does continue.
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