Windows 10: win-10 looks very odd after new video card Solved

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  1.    16 Jan 2018 #1

    win-10 looks very odd after new video card


    hello - first time on this forum.

    i just installed a new AMD R7360 video-card into my existing gigabyte-amd mobo win-10 machine.

    normally when i do something like this, the box boots up into something of a "safe" looking mode until the new drivers are installed.

    but this time, windows-10 booted into some odd looking mode, where all i see is a schoolhouse looking background scene with desks, and the bottom RIGHT corner has three button options:



    1. connection (internet)
    2. ease of access
    3. power off / reboot


    ctrl-alt-delete does NOTHING, right-click does NOTHING. booting into safe mode didnt seem to do anything either. i thought maybe in safe-mode i could right-click the my-file and select "properties" or something like that. but that seems to lock it up in safe-mode.

    all i can think of at this point is to go back to the old card, and try running the new driver4 DVD that way. or even put in a new SSD and reload windows-10, but that seems pretty drastic (especially since i originally loaded win-10 from a wun-7 upgrade.

    any thoughts or suggestions?
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  2. Masterchiefxx17's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       16 Jan 2018 #2

    Hi and Welcome to TenForums!

    Could you please post a picture of what you see? It sounds odd.
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  3. Posts : 37,567
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       16 Jan 2018 #3

    Hello, edwardsmarkf. Welcome to Windows TenForums.

    I suggest to start with the BIOS. Is it set to default?
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  4.    16 Jan 2018 #4

    when windows first starts, it looks like this:Click image for larger version. 

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    but after a long wait, it looks like this: Click image for larger version. 

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    again, nothing on the screen. ctrl-alt-delete now brings up the normal looking screen. RIGHT-CLICK on the screen does nothing at all. and when the mouse goes into the toolbar area, the cursor changes to a circular-waiting loop.
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  5.    16 Jan 2018 #5

    and no, there have been no changes to the bios.
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  6. Posts : 37,567
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       16 Jan 2018 #6

    edwardsmarkf said: View Post
    and no, there have been no changes to the bios.
    Ok. Which edition of 10 are you running?
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  7. Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Home /Windows 7 Home
       17 Jan 2018 #7

    Wow that is a very interesting lock screen wallpaper....

    Is that a MS wallpaper or custom? More importantly what is written on the chalk board?

    Please forgive me for going a little OT but I couldn't help myself.
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  8.    17 Jan 2018 #8

    apparently that is what happens when you try using a pci 3.0 video card in a pci 2.0 slot.....

    you learn something new around here every day, i tell you. i am surprised it worked at all.

    now, the next challenge is to get win-10 back to normal......
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  9.    17 Jan 2018 #9

    I though it was backwards compatible?
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  10. Posts : 37,567
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       17 Jan 2018 #10

    edwardsmarkf said: View Post
    apparently that is what happens when you try using a pci 3.0 video card in a pci 2.0 slot.....

    you learn something new around here every day, i tell you. i am surprised it worked at all.

    now, the next challenge is to get win-10 back to normal......
    I'll be surprised if you get it to work, if you're keeping it installed.

    dwarfer66 said: View Post
    I though it was backwards compatible?
    Yes, the other way around me thinks. A 2.0 in a 3.0 slot? Not sure.
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