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  • Issue makes computer USELESS

    So today my computer became useless. I had been playing Battlefield 2142 (for the third time after taking breaks) and was killed. All of a sudden my screen started flashing bright red colors and repeating sounds.(such as the guns shooting) I tried to ctrl+alt+del out of the game and end it, but that didn't work, so I manually shut down the computer (using the power button). When I went to boot it up again, the screen had blue lines running through it and the colors weren't fully in place. At this point, I can't even get to the log in screen for users. The monitor just keeps flashing from a light black screen with the cursor to a pitch black screen.

    I am using Windows XP just so everyone knows, and was thinking that it might be a problem with my video card.

    If anyone has ideas on how to fix this problem they would be very appreciated.

    (I'm posting this from my laptop)
    As I walk through the Valley of Death, I shall fear no Evil.
    For the valleys are gone and only Death awaits.
    And I am the Evil.

  • #2
    Re: Issue makes computer USELESS

    uninstall your graphic drivers, open the pc, yank out the card, clean out all the dust and junk from your pc, re-insert the card, start up the pc, install drivers(new if you have em) and cross your fingers!

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    • #3
      Re: Issue makes computer USELESS

      You may have also fried your graphics card. If the card was regularly overheating, its only a matter of time before it goes boom.

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      • #4
        Re: Issue makes computer USELESS

        Originally posted by Ferris Bueller View Post
        You may have also fried your graphics card. If the card was regularly overheating, its only a matter of time before it goes boom.
        agreed . pull out the vid card and if you have onboard graphics try booting with that. see if you can login

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        • #5
          Re: Issue makes computer USELESS

          Appreciate the help guys. Turns out it I needed a new graphics card.
          As I walk through the Valley of Death, I shall fear no Evil.
          For the valleys are gone and only Death awaits.
          And I am the Evil.

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