Windows 8 Thread, Black Screen on Cold Boot in Technical; Originally Posted by SYNACK
GPU, had the same kind of issue on an asus tablet till they spat out WDDM ...
9th February 2014, 01:34 PM #16
No, don't have one available
Originally Posted by SYNACK
It's a standard Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti running the latest WHQL drivers from Nvidia. I'm presuming that shouldn't cause the issue.
9th February 2014, 01:39 PM #17
Unless it is very slightly dodgey, not enough to cause problems with most things but some things in computers were not made to be fully ready in as shorter time as Windows 8 can manage a boot. Can you add a delay in the bios, that may also alleviate the issue.
Originally Posted by Zoom7000
9th February 2014, 02:22 PM #18
One thing, did you install the AI Suite crud that comes with the motherboard?
I have had huge problems with pretty much every version of that software so now I never install it. The power management part can really mess up graphics cards when coming out of sleep for example too resulting in the card not initialising.
Also try turning fast boot settings off in the bios as well as removing all usb devices besides essentials in case one of them is the cause.
9th February 2014, 11:02 PM #19
- Rep Power
Actually having this issue with a dell 9010 we recently ordered, will try your suggestion now - thanks!
Originally Posted by ZeroHour
10th February 2014, 03:01 PM #20
Noooo... I stay miles away from AI Suite! Never ever needed it! I'll have a look at the fast boot options when I get home. As for USB devices, all I have plugged in is:
Originally Posted by ZeroHour
Microsoft Wireless Receiver for Keyboard and Mouse
Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
That's pretty much it!
10th February 2014, 03:06 PM #21
I had a similar issue with my Home PC when I built it a year ago. Cold boot would black screen, but subsequent reboots were fine.
Turned out the PSU was iffy, because as soon as I swapped from the 850W down to a 750W spare it worked perfectly.
Do you have another PSU you can test with it?
10th February 2014, 03:14 PM #22
You trying this without any additional hardware plugged in to the machine?
**EDIT**Oops, didnt see the last page on this thread, ignore what i said.
Unless of course its a device plugged inside the machine (graphics adapter, wireless pci card etc)
Last edited by Tesla; 10th February 2014 at 03:20 PM.
10th February 2014, 03:30 PM #23
I had a PC that did this exact thing for 5 years! I just left it in sleep. Always would post but nothing would happen had to force reset and it was fine. I think it was a RAM issue. Same ram in both slots? or have you got some OCZ ram that needs overclocking to get the rated speed. (so the SPD data isn't quite right)
11th February 2014, 12:50 PM #24
I've got the following RAM in my rig:
Originally Posted by chazzy2501
GeIL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz VALUE PLUS Dual Channel (GVP38GB1600C9DC)
It's running at stock, haven't forayed in to overclocking as yet.
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