Computer won't boot passed the BIOS menu

I was playing a game one night when my computer suddenly froze completely.
I was unable to Ctrl + Alt + Del, or anything else, so I held down the power button to switch my computer off. I then tried booting the system again, but after the start-up screen that allows you to enter BIOS, the monitor goes blank and displays the 'No signal' error. After trying a few more times, I got the same result.

I was then told after several attempts that 'Windows hasn't loaded correctly', and was then given different options to try and repair my PC. Neither the Start-up Repair nor the System Restore worked. I then foolishly messed around with the BIOS settings, changing 'Boot Option #1' from Windows Boot Manager to P0: WDC, and 'Initial Display Output' from PCIe 1 Slot to IGFX. This caused my computer to not display anything upon booting. After a while, I managed to clear my CMOS memory, and now I'm back to square one. Since then, I have tried reinstalling Windows 10, but to no avail. I also later managed to boot in Safe Mode, which actually booted the system properly, however everything was dull and had a low resolution (I think it was running off my on-board graphics instead of my GPU). Right now my best guess would be a faulty Graphics Card, but I am not entirely sure. Can anyone help me out?

Additional notes:
-CPU & GPU are a few years old.
-Booting up without my GPU connected displays a 'No signal' screen.

Specs:

Processor - Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4150 CPU @ 3.5GHz GPU -
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SE
Motherboard - Gigabyte H81M S2PH
RAM - 1x 8GB
OS - Windows 10, 64-bit
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    Question from sainger7 : "Computer won't boot past the BIOS menu"

    I was playing a game one night when my computer suddenly froze completely.
    I was unable to Ctrl + Alt + Del, or anything else, so I held down the power button to switch my computer off. I then tried booting the system again, but after the start-up screen that allows you to enter BIOS, the monitor goes blank and displays the 'No signal' error. After trying a few more times, I got the same result.

    I was then told after several attempts that 'Windows hasn't loaded correctly', and was then given different options to try and repair my PC. Neither the Start-up Repair nor the System Restore worked. I then foolishly messed around with the BIOS settings, changing 'Boot Option #1' from Windows Boot Manager to P0: WDC, and 'Initial Display Output' from PCIe 1 Slot to IGFX. This caused my computer to not display anything upon booting. After a while, I managed to clear my CMOS memory, and now I'm back to square one. Since then, I have tried reinstalling Windows 10, but to no avail. I also later managed to boot in Safe Mode, which actually booted the system properly, however everything was dull and had a low resolution (I think it was running off my on-board graphics instead of my GPU). Right now my best guess would be a faulty Graphics Card, but I am not entirely sure. Can anyone help me out?

    Additional notes:
    -CPU & GPU are a few years old.
    -Booting up without my GPU connected displays a 'No signal' screen.

    Specs:

    Processor - Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4150 CPU @ 3.5GHz GPU -
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SE
    Motherboard - Gigabyte H81M S2PH
    RAM - 1x 8GB
    OS - Windows 10, 64-bit
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  2. If you suspect the gpu. take it out, run it with the iGPU and see if it boot to normal windows
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  3. rgd1101 said:
    If you suspect the gpu. take it out, run it with the iGPU and see if it boot to normal windows


    I removed my GPU and plugged my monitor into the motherboard. Everything booted as normal, thanks!
    I guess the GPU was the problem after all. Do you think the hardware is just faulty and I need to get a new GPU, or do you think it has something to do with the software not functioning properly? Hopefully there is a simple fix to this, because I cannot afford a new GPU right now. Please let me know if there is any solution, thanks.
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  4. GeForce GTX 460 SE
    Minimum System Power Requirement (W) 450
    Supplementary Power Connectors 6-pin & 6-pin
    https://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-460-se/specifications
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  5. Calvin7 said:
    GeForce GTX 460 SE
    Minimum System Power Requirement (W) 450
    Supplementary Power Connectors 6-pin & 6-pin
    https://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-460-se/specifications


    Thanks for your answer.
    The PSU I currently have is a Corsair VS450. Is this an adequate PSU for the GPU I have?
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  6. Do you have another 460 or another psu for test?
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  7. rgd1101 said:
    Do you have another 460 or another psu for test?


    Unfortunately not. Surely the PSU is adequate though, considering it managed to power my system for the last 3 months?

    I am also currently running off my on-board graphics, and my system seems to be struggling. It's crashed three times already, and the disk usage peaks to 95%. So for now, I'm not going to use it until I solve the problem with the GPU.
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