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I was on my PC and I left the room for a few minutes. When I came back my PC was unresponsive. So naturally I restarted. After reboot, I got the error message that my os was corrupted. Tried repairing, didn't work. So tried a new OS install and got error message saying that my storage device was MBR but needed to be GPT. Took out my Samsung M.2 put in my other PC and changed to GPT. Installed windows and my resolution was low right off. Highest res was 1080? I have a 2560x1440 32" MSI curved screen. So I went on to install video drivers but got error message saying my hardware wasn't compatible. This should have given me a clue that my graphics card was the issue but I've never had anything like this happen. I've had cards to fail in the past but it was obvious it was the card. This time I was thinking it was a software issue. So then I thought maybe I should check for updates since I had just reinstalled windows. So I updated. When all that was done I restarted and my screen was blank. This is when I started to think that maybe my 2080 was the problem. I installed an EVGA 1070 Hybrid I had laying around and this fixed my problem. I've had a couple of graphic cards fail me in the past but not like this. Never have I experienced error messages when they failed. Weird to me.