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I had an issue similar to this when I changed GPUs on Windows 7. I swapped out either an nVidia or ATi GPU for one of the opposite company and I could no longer get a display after the loading screen. I never figured it out, so I just backed everything up and reinstalled. Things were peachy after that!

Edit: Note, when I changed the GPUs, I did the full process of uninstalling, cleaning, and installing the proper drivers. Windows just acted funny and absolutely would not display anything after the loading screen. Safe mode worked fine (which is how I backed up my stuff). I strongly believe this is a software problem (more specifically, Windows) and not a hardware problem.
Question when you reformatted did you have the card in while reformatting? because i dont want to reformat and it not be able to go to desktop and i mess the whole installation up or something.
 
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Question when you reformatted did you have the card in while reformatting? because i dont want to reformat and it not be able to go to desktop and i mess the whole installation up or something.
Yes, I had the card I intended to use installed in the PC during the OS installation. You can see the screen during installation so there's no reason to mess it up. If you need to back anything up, you should be able to use safe mode.
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Yes, I had the card I intended to use installed in the PC during the OS installation. You can see the screen during installation so there's no reason to mess it up. If you need to back anything up, you should be able to use safe mode.
yea i was just asking what card you had in at the time of windows installation.
 
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yea i was just asking what card you had in at the time of windows installation.
Ah, the question was what card. I can't remember to be honest. It was either a 3870x2, a 4890, or a 5850. Those are the only ATI cards I've had in the past 2 years.
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Ah, the question was what card. I can't remember to be honest. It was either a 3870x2, a 4890, or a 5850. Those are the only ATI cards I've had in the past 2 years.
Well exactly what i am trying to ask is at the time when you reinstalled windows, did you keep the card that you knew worked in? or did you chance it and put in the card that did not work?
 
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Well exactly what i am trying to ask is at the time when you reinstalled windows, did you keep the card that you knew worked in? or did you chance it and put in the card that did not work?
I used the GPU that didn't show my desktop. The card worked fine, the problem was with the software in the Windows install. There's no risk. The card probably works fine, it's just an issue with the existing Windows install.
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I used the GPU that didn't show my desktop. The card worked fine, the problem was with the software in the Windows install. There's no risk. The card probably works fine, it's just an issue with the existing Windows install.
alright ill report thursday
 
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Well the reformat did work thats good to hear. But i still get this annoying monitor flicker when in certain games.
 
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