Well recently on our family computer which was my old gaming computer has been having troubles. Recently the screen has not been responding while it has been idle and you have to restart.
I had my 7900gs in it and the fan was running very loud on the start. Now the screen wont turn on at all. I assumed that the video card had died and i put in a old card which i believe is like an ATI 9250 or something around that.
Now i cannot even get to my desktop to uninstall the Nvidea drivers and install ATI Drivers. Even if i boot into safe mode once the Windows XP loading thing goes away it BSOD's. I dont know any other way to fix it other than reformatting which i dont want to do. Do you guys have any ideas on how to fix it without doing that?
What i am guessing is it is a driver error due to the fact that i get a BSOD on start. But the wierd thing was it started to boot but the screen would lose video and then it would come back. My screen then got distorted at one point and i restarted. It ended up the screen just had a meltdown and once i unplugged the screen and plugged it back in it worked again. After i restarted after that it just BSOD's
Last edited by warpig1292; 08-06-2009 at 10:56 PM.
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Hmm, might be able to boot a Linux live disc and manually remove the drivers. It'd be a PITA but could be done. If you could boot the live disc it would at least tell you that the hardware is still good.
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No onboard video? Usually that doesn't get driver screwed when a slot card dies.
Another thing to try is the VGA mode from the f8 list.
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An even easier way, would be removing any video card from the computer, clear your cmos jumper to reset the bios to factory defaults and then try booting using the onboard video. If you can do that then it's the video card. If you have the same problem trying that way then it is something else, usually ram will throw off errors like that. If it still does it, run memtest86+ and see if your ram passes, if it doesn't then it is indeed bad ram. Pm me this doesn't fix your problem and I can assist you further.
Ok will do. I dont think that this mobo has onboard video... IS there any way i can check. It was just a POS dell my parents had bought but came from the factory with a video card. And i have tried another card and that is what is causing me the errors... But i cant even see what would happen if i ran the card in it.
I will try running memtest in the morning.. I just need to find my cd thats laying around somewhere