GeForce RTX4090 and RTX4080 owners have reported a black screen issue when loading the operating systems. The computer will not start. NVIDIA is aware of this problem and has developed a solution. You will need to update the BIOS of your graphics card to fix the problem.
A regular driver update will not fix the problem of a blackscreen. This is because the blackscreen occurs when the operating systems is loaded and the video card driver does not participate in this process.
Download the BIOS update tool required for GeForce RTX4090 and RTX4080 graphics cards from the official NVIDIA site. This program will check compatibility with the graphics accelerator and then inform the user of the next steps. NVIDIA issued an official statement.
“NVIDIA GPU Firmware Update may be required for compatibility with certain motherboard UEFI BIOS versions. This video card update is not required [GeForce RTX 4090 и RTX 4080] Some motherboards may have UEFI mode enabled, and they might experience a black screen issue when loading the operating systems. If you have this problem while booting up the operating system, you should only install this update.
NVIDIA suggests that you look into the following options if you have the black screen problem when you boot the OS.
NVIDIA recommends you close all other programs and ensure that your computer is not running any background updates. NVIDIA GPU UEFI Update Tool v1.2 works with GeForce RTX 4990 and RTX 480 Founders Edition graphics card models..