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Graphics card install black screen


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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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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
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#3
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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    I7-3930k
    Motherboard
    Asus P9X79 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Gskill DDR3-2133
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 680
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster Zx
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA246Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force GT 120GB
    WD Cavair Black 1.5TB
    PSU
    PC Power & cooling Silencer 750
    Case
    Silverstone FT02B-W
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14 w/ PWM fans
    Keyboard
    cheap Logitech USB wired
    Mouse
    old 5 button Microsoft USB optical
    Internet Speed
    6Mb cable
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#5
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

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