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http://ca.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3964#ov (GV-N210SL-1GI)

My computer is dual booting Windows 7(32 bit) and Windows 8(64 bit).

I installed the above graphics card like normal (plug it into the mother board) and then connected the monitor to it and then booted my computer. Came up with the screen asking me which OS to use so I selected Windows 7 and then I tried installing the drivers but it said it cannot find the hardware. Wasn't really bothered so I restarted the computer and instead of Windows 7 I selected Windows 8.

EDIT: Sometimes it doesnt even ask me what OS, Ever since i changed my default OS to windows 8 and it started using the windows 8 UI when choosing OS

It has been stuck on the loading screen (the 4 squares in the middle of the screen) for many hours and I'm not sure why its not moving past this. Can someone help me?

EDIT: So so far i have tried:

- Leaving the computer alone
- Booting in regular safe mode
- Booting in low resolution mode
- Booting with driver signed check disabled

None have worked.

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What happens when you remove the video card and try to boot? –  imtheman Feb 13 '13 at 7:44
    
have you tired the latest Beta driver: nvidia.com/object/… –  magicandre1981 Feb 13 '13 at 7:50
    
@PeterMaxwell It boots up normally and goes to the os selection. My default is windows 8 so it goes there using the Windows 8 interface –  Exikle Feb 14 '13 at 3:19
    
@magicandre1981 this would work if my OS would boot fully but it doesnt boot so i can not run the program –  Exikle Feb 14 '13 at 6:40
    
@Exikle How many watts is your power supply? –  imtheman Feb 15 '13 at 0:24
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I discovered that due to my computers age, though it was running Windows 8, it could not handle the newer video card as the voltage was too low.

I eneded up upgrading to a newer PC so I solved my problem as well as my question.

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