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cmos reset

fresh install

don't waste time updating windows

install 11.11 whql

reboot

win
    
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Originally Posted by crimsQn View Post

After reformat & install windows, you should install chipset driver first.
Also, you said you have old graphic card. First uninstall all display drivers. Plug in the old graphic card, and see if windows detects it properly. If it does and your 6950 doesn't, it's hardware issue. I agree with above that you went too far to reformat your disk.

THey are both detected as standard vga's. I can update the 5770 and it works fine, whereas I can not seem to upgrade the 6950 past standard vga, so the driver installs but then keeps crashing on startup.

edit: although in device manager in safe mode it does show as 6900 after the driver installs
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What do you mean by "upgrade the 6950 past standard vga?"

Don't fool with the other card. You already know it works. You've done so much uninstalling and installing in different ways we can't chase all the anomalies you might have introduced.

Do a fresh install with the card in, run this, and reboot. If you get the same problem you definately have a hardware issue.
Edited by PARTON - 12/6/11 at 10:47am
    
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Only that it wont work with the driver installed. Im just confusing people at this point
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What you are describing is absolutely identical to the problem that I had and I already posted my solution. I think you're going too far with formatting and reinstalling. Did you try uninstalling under the 5770 using Catalyst installer and then reinstalling under the 6950? I know this may sound really simple but there are many ways to do this and I found even the slightest deviation from these steps resulted in the exact same issues you're having.
Edited by ChaoticKinesis - 12/6/11 at 10:52am
     
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Yeah I did exactly what you suggested yesterday, I think I wrote that I had no success frown.gif

But with a clean install and the same problem persisting (Im still trying again right now, its installing windows again), I don';t understand how it can be old drivers causing the issue. Im hoping I just forget to do chipset first and thats the problem
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Originally Posted by PARTON View Post

cmos reset
fresh install
don't waste time updating windows
install 11.11 whql
reboot
win

With the addition of updating chipset and mobo I did exactly this.

Same problem. Black screen after driver install--->bsod/graphic glitches
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Its the 2nd card I am going to be returning with the identical problem, but if I were to pop my 5770 back in (again, as I have tested this) and it runs fine....
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try a different brand 6950 or 560 ti?

I know that's a terrible answer but I'm at a loss.
    
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