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StealthSoul

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My computer was functioning perfectly fine last night, and when I went to turn it on this morning I was presented with a blank (black) screen and saw nothing. I can tell the computer is booting up because I hear the Windows start-up sound through my speakers.

I have tried the monitor on a different computer and it was working just fine, so I know that the monitor is the issue. I have tried to re-seat my cards and RAM but I still have the same problem. I'm on Windows 7 and I have a Dell Dimension E521. My graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce 7300LE.

I'm currently using my on-board graphics card which works, so I guess the problem is just that I can't use my graphics card. What's going on?

Is there any explanation for what happened, and what can I do to get my PC working properly again?

Thanks
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EricJB

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I had some problems like this recently. Did you by any chance update the driver for the GPU? Recently, Windows Update downloaded and installed a new driver for my GeForce and I remember that gave me problems. I had to roll it back.

So, yeah, check out if the driver has been updated or changed recently.
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Surely, I can't tell, if that's the culprit, but one of golden rules says:
Never install any non-Microsoft updates through Windows updates.
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Surely, I can't tell, if that's the culprit, but one of golden rules says:
Never install any non-Microsoft updates through Windows updates.


I learned that the hard way myself.
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