[SOLVED] Permanent black screen after boot. (R9 270x)


Aug 5, 2015
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I was recently playing a game when all of a sudden the screen started glitching and became black.
After restart it would show the windows logo with the loading and then black screen, never booting into windows. After a couple of restarts it launched into "windows is diagnosing problems" and than said there is no solution.
I assumed it was my hard drive so i installed windows on a new SSD (without copying files from HDD). Worked fine until i started installing the drivers for the graphics card after a couple of seconds the black screen returned, also in this case every time i restarted it never successfully booted into windows, only a black screen.
Only way to get it back was to reinstall windows.
I've reinstalled it a couple of times with different drivers for the video card and every time the same thing happens.

My specs:
Motherboard: M5 A97 R2.0 (no integrated graphics)
CPU: FX-6300
Graphics card: Sapphire R9 270X (4 years old)
Power supply: Corsair CX500M (500W)
RAM: 16GB (4x4GB)

I would assume the Graphics card is dead but I'm hesitant since I don't understand why it can still boot into windows on a fresh install without drivers? Since my motherboard doesn't have integrated graphics (that i know of)?

Kind regards!