Swapped rtx 3070 out for 1070 in PC w/ Win10, now 1070 will work in Ubuntu but not fresh Windows install

HDHaggis

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Update: It randomly decided to work in Windows 10 after swapping back from Ubuntu to Windows. o_O

So I swapped an rtx 3070 (sold it) for a gtx 1070 in a PC and afterward Windows 10 would not show anything but a black screen even if I installed another GPU (gtx 1030).

I can use the gtx 1070 in Ubuntu Linux just fine, even running 3d programs with it.

I installed Windows while the gtx 1030 was installed and can run Windows 10 fine it seems. I don't even see the bios splash screen logo if the gtx 1070 is installed (just like when the 1030 was installed before the new Win10 OS install)

This is very confusing to say the least.

Any ideas?

TL: DR:
  • swapped rtx 3070 for gtx 1070 and Win10 would only show black screen with either 1070 or 1030
  • gtx 1070 runs fine in Ubuntu
  • fresh install of Win10 runs with 1030 but not 1070
  • see regular BIOS splash screen w/ Ubuntu and Ubuntu runs fine
  • screen stays 100% black if 1070 is installed booting to Win10 w/ new Win10 install
 
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Hallyday

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Boot to safe mode, use DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) to wipe all bits of the display drivers, then try to boot to windows with the 1070.
 

HDHaggis

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It seemingly randomly started to work now after swapping back to Windows from Ubuntu. o_O
 
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