Originally Posted by computerrepair
I recommend you uninstall the video driver in safe-mode and then see if it reboots normally. If it does, go to ASUS' website and grab the updated graphics driver (and get BIOS too). That will most likely take care of your problem.
Also, if you ever see a video driver in Windows updates from Microsoft...DO NOT INSTALL IT! Microsoft is infamous for putting out video drivers that sometimes kill video output.
Alright, still having problems.
So, the video was loading fine from VGA. However, I was short on time and couldn't figure out where in Windows to get it switched to load from HDMI and not VGA. I read on a forum somewhere, (I was in a hurry so I can't remember the link), but it said that their had been some problems with the iGPU mode and the Sandy Bridges HD Graphics.
I had been saving a GIGABYTE NVIDIA GTS 450 (it is about a two years old) but had never used mistakenly ordering it with my first computer I built. I will probably just install that either way, as long as it is compatible with the motherboard I have, because I really have no use for it and the guy I'm building this for has been very patient with me.
On top of that, I am having another issue with the motherboard and one of it's drivers (at least I assume). I am getting an "ASUS Set-Up Value is NULL" error every time Windows loads. If someone could point in the right direction on where to start troubleshooting what is causing this error it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again for all of your help.
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