It's been ages since I've had a PC problem that I couldn't fix myself.. But this time I've got a problem I have no idea about...
I'm currently writing this in Safe-Mode on the pc that is having the following problem:
Windows loads up, i hear the distinct sound of it being at the login screen (password protected account).
Screen tells me "no signal".
As to what happend and what i've done until now, the story below should help out a bit with that.
Yesterday I was online and played some games before I left the house. As per usual I has shut off all programs and then did the routine Start > Shut down..
The pc turned off properly, no hickups nothing.
When I came back home I had my screen tell me there was no signal when I started up the Pc and heard the distinct windows loading sound effect.
I have a password on my PC so i couldn't get passed the login screen (well yeah i could've blind typed the password..) anyhow,
I figured the cable was being screwy or something since that had happend before... So i checked and fiddled a bit with it and it didn't help. Usualy about half a second later it would work...
The cable is a default HDMI with a mini HDMI to HDMI converter in between the port on the graphics card (if that makes any sense)
Noticed the converter being a bit strange and when i pulled it out i saw that some1 messed with it and that it was coming apart...
So today I went to the store and bought me a mini HDMI to HDMI cable to eliminate the converter piece..
As such that works because I'm now in safe mode on the pc.. But heres the kicker to the fun story, the normal mode login goes black on me after the windows loading screen pops up, leaving me with a "No signal" on my screen.
On top of that, I used to run on a resolution of 1980 by 1600 or something ( not sure bout the 1600) anyways, its now stuck on 1260 by 1024...
As per usual I've followed the default process of elimination:
[x] Get a new cable
[x] Revert windows to previously known working config.
[x] Get rid of graphics drivers all together
[x] Re-install all graphics related drivers
What happend was that after i got rid of the drivers, i could log back on in normal mode and have a normal screen (aside from it being the wrong resolution)
Then windows decided to install the drivers back onto the machine and proceeding to restart... and then I'm back in safe mode because windows is a [bleep]...
This is my setup:
Windows 7 64 bit
Nvidia GTX 560 TI (Mini HDMI and 2x DVI ports)
Ram : 4gb (still need 2 upgrade it, poor student is poor)
Motherboard : MSI Military class 2
Core i7 processor
Hope any1 can help me out ^.^; Meanwhile i'm going 2 get rid of the graphics drivers again and start hopefully working in Normal mode again..