N/APosted on - 02/28/2015
My PC was working and everything fine in the first PCI slot I used. I took out the graphics card while the PC was off and when I put it back on, nothing came up on the monitor. I plugged it into a different PCI slot and it worked fine again until it showed a blue screen, I reinstalled windows and now the screen shows black when turned on. I want to reset the bios to factory value but am not sure if the hardware will work, need some advise.
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There is actually no problem with your BIOS and there’s no need resetting it to factory defaults. I think you are not aware that your graphics adapter requires cleaning because you said when you transferred it to another slot it worked fine and then later on showed BSOD. Try cleaning your graphics adapter. Get an ordinary pencil eraser then rub it to the gold connectors of the video card. See image.
Do it on both sides then finish off with a clean cloth. When you are finished, install the video card back to the slot and then try starting your computer. It should be back to normal. You encountered the blue screen error because the computer can’t fully connect to the graphics adapter because of the dirt.
In case it fails again, try testing your graphics adapter on a different computer. If there’s no difference and still fails, you need to replace it with a new one.