I get through the setup, but as soon as it tries to install the graphics driver, the crash happens again, black screens, PC rebooting, same again. I download the previous graphics driver on my laptop, move it over to my PC, and try again with that older driver, and it made no difference. I did that, tried again, Windows booted, but I was connected to the internet (I hadn’t removed the ethernet, the same was true the first time). So before I do anything, I decide to try to use chkdsk to make sure my drives were fine. Before I can even search for the command prompt, the crash happens again, black screens, PC rebooting, same again.
Your driver upgrades will be downloaded and installed, and you may be prompted to restart your computer. Most PC and laptop owners know they need to periodically update their operating system software, security programs and so on. However, fewer computer users know how to update their device drivers—or even why drivers are so valuable. Your graphics card is typically secured to your case by two screws on its left side. Set them somewhere where you know you won’t lose them.
- Rest your computer with that recovery media and you might get the original drivers which came with the computer.
- if you say you had it from Acer then contact the acer store and give your snid so that they will send you a recovery media.
- the drivers in the site are the drivers for your computer from the manufactures.
So I ran the wireless driver I have, and that fixed the issue. That’s the only reason I mention installing the Wireless Card driver manually, but if this suggests something different than what I concluded, please let me know. I now think it’s very likely your GPU is the problem, but the tests you propose to do are sensible and should prove it pretty conclusively.
Bit Graphics Libraries
Will a GPU work without drivers?
graphics cards will work just amd radeon r7 200 series driver fine without ‘proper’ drivers in 2d mode, just don’t try to play any games until you’ve installed the drivers.
For Optimus laptops or dual GPU hardware with intel and nvidia GPUs, you have three options to utilize the card driver usage at your preference or your hardware capabilities. In Manjaro this will automatically be available for hybrid graphics systems using intel/modesetting for the integrated card and free drivers for the dGPU. For intermediate and advanced users, it is also possible to use the mhwd command to install, re-install, and remove installed graphics drivers at any time, as illustrated below. If there are driver updates available, the "Download" option will appear.
Another issue with that is, if everything goes well, the first time my PC crashed and wasn’t able to recover it didn’t happen straight away; it was hours after installing drivers. For now though, I’ll just get on with it and see what happens. I really do think your best course of action is a clean reinstall without that graphics card installed. I go back into Windows and, now with the ethernet disconnected, attempt to re-install my drivers. I’ve got the latest driver from NVIDIA, downloaded onto my HDD, ready to install.
Is it hard to install a graphics card?
With plenty of space for your new graphics card, it’s time to actually install it. The process is relatively simple, but can be a little fiddly depending on the size of your PC case and whether your other components obstruct you at all. Regardless, you’ll be slotting your graphics card into the PCIExpress slot.
Now, I mention the ethernet still being connected because Windows 10 immediately searches for a display driver, so my thinking is that it found one, installed it, and that caused the crash. This is backed up by the other stuff that happened today that I’m about to get to. Your GPU drivers are missing, obviously, and even though you’re well aware of that fact, the installation disk is nowhere to be found. Windows installed some drivers but they seem to fell short. Simply select and install an ‘nvidia-prime’ profile through MSM or mhwd (such as video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-440xx-prime) and ensure the package nvidia-prime is installed.