03-19-2017, 07:42 PM #1
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- Oct 2016
Win 8.1 black screen after windows logo + artifacts
I was playing on my Radeon HD7870 when out of nowhere my game/PC froze with gray visual bars on the whole screen. I had to manually turn it off and when I tried to turn it on, I got a black screen after Windows 8 loading logo (circle). And it happens everytime now. Almost, because 1 on 10 resets it will sometimes show this recovery screen: Just a moment...
I managed to log in and get into my desktop by selecting continue to win 8.1 option. All was working fine (programs, browser) till I started the game again and maybe after 3 minutes same scenario.
From that moment continue to win 8.1 option is no longer working it just stays on black screen because I have now artifacts even in recovery screen and even in safe mode. Some small squares or kind of visual deformations not the whole screen with bars.
I think it looks like GPU but several times people were telling me "it's your GPU dying" when I had e.g. monitor cable problems so I'd like to check everything what's possible. I'll be very gratefull for any type of help.
Win 8.1 x64
Thanks in advance.
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