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Q: Solved: nVidia Video Issues

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3005 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 600190 MB, Free - 490701 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 2750 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RY206, ˙˙˙, ..CN7443184907B9.
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled

I saw a thread that is now expired on this one issue that I am all of a sudden having with my nVidia Control Panel; however it just ended and never gave a definitive answer. I am getting the error that the NVIDIA Display Panel Extension cannot be created. I have uninstalled and reinstalled still have a problem (dated 7/14/09). I had originally started by upgrading the RAM in this desktop because my laptop is just too small for my aging eyes, lol. I had also bought a new Samsung Monitor. So as if I didn't know any better, I upgraded the RAM AND hooked up the new monitor to the system at the same time and the darn monitor would only show the Dell screen and the loading windows screen then blank. Well I hooked it back up to the TV I had it hooked to prior AND removed the RAM and now I see this error message, which I am assuming is probably the whole issue although why does it work on this APEX TV as opposed to my Samsung Monitor?!?!?! Any help you guys could give me would be GREATLY appreciated, I have been up ALL night screwing with this and I am about to throw BOTH computers away! Thx guys! ~Blondie

p.s. I attached a screen shot of my device manager so you could see an error I have in there!

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A: Solved: nVidia Video Issues

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Is anyone else having issues with their M4800, running a Nvidia K2100M, and system crashes, lockups, and video drivers not loading?  I have an open case with Dell support and so far they have been unable to resolve it.  It is one of the most peculiar issues I've seen on a Precision Laptop in a long time.  The system is running Win7 Pro x64 and has a standard HD screen (1920x1080).
Basically, I can't get the Nvidia driver/card to work.  The system worked fine for the first couple of months we had it, but then started acting odd.  It would not POST, so Dell swapped out the motherboard.  It would then POST and I could then log into Windows, but then I couldn't get external monitors to work right with a dock. 
I then started troubleshooting with the laptop by itself and discovered the Nvidia driver would not load and device manager said it had insufficient resources to load.  Dell then swapped out the Video card, but the same problems continued although device manager now says Windows has stopped this device as it has reported problems.  What problems, it is a brand new K2100M card? 
I have tired a lot of different permutations of removing/installing the HD4600 drivers and the K2100M drivers, along with different K2100M driver versions, and all bug out with either a BSOD, system lockup, or the Nvidia driver just not loading with the error mentioned above.  I always install the HD4600 driver first an... Read more

A:M4800 and Nvidia K2100M Video / Optimus Issues

I have an M4800 (out of warranty so Support is no help) with the Nvidia K2100M card.  i have physically verified the card under the keyboard and palmrest.  
i cannot get the Dell or Nvidia drivers for Windows 7 to install.  both will say that there is no Nvidia hardware present.  
I have found the posts on the internet saying to uncheck "Enable Switchable Graphics" in the but that never helped. and every time i went back into the BIOS again, the box was checked.  
i have found posts that talk about looking for the card in the Device Manager as a hidden or unknown device but looking at the Vendor code in the hardware ID, but even there i can't find any NVidia device.
anyway, can you tell me at least how to get the Nvidia drivers installed?

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This laptop does terrible video, youtube, netflx etc... Must be dropping lots of frames.

So I am trying different drivers and the laptop locks up.
So I restarted in safe mode, and the video is very good, smooth, normal looking.
No sound in safemode so that is not good to use as is.

I have rebooted back and forth, so was wondering what is safemode doing that the nvidia driver cant do in normal mode?

I have tried laptop2govideo for drivers. Running 296, 297 drivers, they can load but if I started chrome or firefox, the video after a minute locks up or turns black. I then discovered if you turn off aero, then the video will stay on, but the video playback quality is bad, jerky, etc...

So how can I get safemode type normal video quality and also have sound?

I know the video card is old but if safe mode looks good, cant it be made to work?
Also, safe mode the laptop is much quicker navigating file manager, everything seems peppy .

A:dv9000 laptop with GO 6150 nvidia video jerky issues, safe mode ok

I am trying an older driver which is slightly better still little laggy.

Nvidia 186.82, the inf for laptop is inside the driver archive
v186.82 Windows 7/Vista 64bit | NVIDIA - 18x Series GeForce Driver Releases - LaptopVideo2Go Forums

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As of late I've been making use of NVIDIA Experience to install all of my drivers. It worked perfectly up until tonight when I decided I wanted to change over to the Beta drivers. The attempt to install the Beta driver failed completely so I decided to do a complete re-installation of all my graphics drivers.

Following the instructions on this page (http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/how-to-reinstall-video-drivers-quick-guide.52502/), I removed all traces of Nvidia software from my PC.

After using CCleaner for a final tidy up and a restart, I reinstalled Nvidia Experience and installed the latest graphics driver. Everything was successful except the installation of Physx which failed.

A quick Google of the issue suggested it was a corrupt installation I was trying to upgrade from but control panel registered no installation of Physx and I assume the previous process should have removed all traces of the driver from my system.

I'm not sure where to go from here, direct manual installation of the driver failed as well and now, having recently bought Dragon Age : Ultimate, I'm unable to play it due to this issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Solved: Issues With Nvidia PhysX

Managed to find my solution in another forum.

For anyone interested in how I managed to fix it, the post is here : http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f19/issues-with-physx-835682.html#post5198321

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I was in my dorm yesterday and i decided to hook up my TV to my video card and do dual monitor. . . i have one problem i left my driver disk at home and i need a file (nv_4mini.sys) But like i said i am at college and cant get home anytime soon to get the CD with the files on it. . . I cant seem to find the file Any one who may know where i could find this file on-line or if someone could email it to me it would be awesome!!

A:Solved: Nvidia Video Card Help

You shouldn't need to install anything to hook up additional displays.

But you can go to Nvidia's website and download their latest driver, since its complaining about a Nvidia driver file.

Here's the latest driver: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.85.html

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Since I installed a new nvidia video card (3D Blaster 4 Titanium 4200) in replacement of an older ATI , I have problems with this [email protected]!?&@ blue screen ( IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) after 15 minutes of normal use.
Everthing works great in safe mode, but I want my new video card
Is there a possibilty to remove some drivers to avoid a hard disk format ?-)
I'm using windows 2000 with a Dual 710 MHz Pentium III and a memory of 256 MB.



A:[SOLVED] nvidia & ATI video card

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Hello everyone. I updated my drivers with 191.07. All went well and integrated perfectly except for one anomoly :- I like fairly big icons and text, and I always use a res. of 960 x 600 which is perfect for me. After installing these new drivers, I can't get 960 x 600 any longer. I can get down to 1024 x 768 which (for me) is too small. Below that is 800 x 600 which is a wee bit too large.

Does anyone know why I can't get 960? I've been all over Nvidia's website, but they craftily don't give "conact us" details. I wiped it out and did it again but the result was the same. I have a Forsa (Nvidia) GeForce 6600 card which has 256 megs of RAM. I have 1 GB of RAM and a P4 2.4 GHz CPU.

Many thanks

Larry (More Problems)

A:Solved: Nvidia video drivers 191.07

In the nVidia Control Panel, navigate to the Change Resolution tab under the Display Section. Here, click on the Add Resolutions button and, on the page that pops up, click Create Custom Resolution.

Set your required resolution, scan rate and color depth.

The little arrow at the bottom left will allow you to set scan timings if you require custom settings for those too. Just leave it on auto and click the Test button to test your custom resolution. If you are happy with it, you can save it as a regular resolution selection.

Try it and see if that helps.

Let us know.


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I'm not sure if this exact question has been posted, and i'm sorry if it has, but I am planning on buying a new desktop with 3gb memory. I'm not sure yet what kind of video card I want, but my choices are the nvidia geforce 6150, nvidia geforce 7100, 128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400, DVI-I, VGA adapter, and 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT DVI-I, HDMI. I really want one that will allow for Sims 2 to run pretty smoothly , but also for one that will run my photoshop cs3. I have the nvidia geforce 6150 on my laptop with 2gb of memory and it runs ok...but it's a little slow. Which of the top options is the best? Is the 8400 a good card? I would rather get the 8400 because it's a better value, and I am assuming that the higher the number the better the card? is that true for nvidia video cards? Will having at least 3gb of memory on the desktop help for the video card to run better?


A:Solved: SIMS 2 and nvidia video cards

sarahelsharif said:


I'm not sure if this exact question has been posted, and i'm sorry if it has, but I am planning on buying a new desktop with 3gb memory. I'm not sure yet what kind of video card I want, but my choices are the nvidia geforce 6150, nvidia geforce 7100, 128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400, DVI-I, VGA adapter, and 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT DVI-I, HDMI. I really want one that will allow for Sims 2 to run pretty smoothly , but also for one that will run my photoshop cs3. I have the nvidia geforce 6150 on my laptop with 2gb of memory and it runs ok...but it's a little slow. Which of the top options is the best? Is the 8400 a good card? I would rather get the 8400 because it's a better value, and I am assuming that the higher the number the better the card? is that true for nvidia video cards? Will having at least 3gb of memory on the desktop help for the video card to run better?

thanks!!Click to expand...

I'm not sure about nvidia cards, but higher numbers USSUALLY mean better card. The exception is probably with the radeon x series cards. The numbers are only between 1k and 2k but they are better than the regular 9k series ATIs from what I understand. As for the memory count. More is always better.

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I just upgraded my PCI video card from a PNY GeForce 5500 128 mb to a 8400 512 mb - but now I'm having resolution problems... the new card is defaulting to 640 x 480. I figured that because the card was newer that my monitor was too old (it was an old CRT with only VGA plugs), so I went out and got a new Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW to use the DVI plug on the new card.

With the 5500 I had my old monitor set to 1280 x 1024 - now, I can still select a higher resolution, the screen flashes like it's going to resize it, but doesn't do anything. It just stays at the 640 x 480.

I made sure I had the recent drivers for the Samsung and my old M782 from Dell... and I've downloaded and installed the most recent drivers from nvidia. I've also tried removing the card and uninstalling it and the monitor from device manager. Then when I reboot, I need to use my fiances computer to remote into mine via LogMeIn because when I put the card in it doesn't display anything until I install the nvidia drivers. Oh, and I also just reformatted and rebuilt the XP Pro install several months ago. Up until now, it's been running like a dream.

Any ideas on what to do now?

I'm buying the new card in order to play Sims 3. I have a 3ghz hyperthreading Dell with 2 gb of memory. It only has PCI slots, so if anyone can suggest a better card that's a reasonable price I'm all for it. I only have 14 more days to get this worked out before I can't return the ... Read more

A:Solved: HELP! Nvidia GeForce 8400GS Resolution Issues

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I have an nVidia 6600 video card.
But my system won't play video files, whether it is mpeg, wmv, avi or real video... It plays them for a minute or two then the whole system just shuts down. I have already installed WinDVD, DiVx, real etc.

It plays audio files just fine. Playing games also dont give me any problems, Doom 3, Far Cry work beautifully at pretty high resolutions!

Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?

My system config is:

AMD Athlon 64 3000+
ASUS A8-NE PCI-e mobo
1 GB DDR 400 RAM
200 GB SATA HDD Seagate
256 MB PCI-e nVidia 6600 Graphics Card
16 x DVD Writer Samsung
400 W power supply (SMPS)

I'd be most gratefull if I anybody could show how I could solve this problem.
Or even if somebody could just point me in the right place to look at.

A:Solved: nVidia 6600 wont play Video

Common problem.

http://www.google.com/search?lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=nVidia 6600 wont play Video

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This is for a friend who is having trouble w/video card. If anyone can answer or help out, with the given information I am copying below, thank you very much. Of course, if further details are required or requested, I'll provide, accordingly.

Nidia e-geforce 6200, Video Card.
ddr2, 256 mb, pci.

I got my video card installed but my games all crash when i try to run them.
when i boot up the computer with the nvidia i cant get more than 4 colors unless i boot to safe mode then i get 32 bit color???

256 mb ram "stock dell2350 series"
I dont have the "resource cd"
pentium 4 1.6 ghz.
windows xp home sp3, 55 gb hd

the video is "pci" I only have 3 pci slots.

its an intel mother board. i dont know the model of the mb. but its the same one that came with the dell. update;

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Hello, I hope someone can help us.

We recently upgraded to windows 7 and we're trying to download and install the newest drivers for the EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 video card we have installed. However, updating through Windows doesn't work and despite taking, from what I've read everywhere, the proper steps to uninstall the old drivers the right way, as soon as windows loads after the restart it automatically installs a set of
old drivers ( without letting me choose which drivers I'd like to install (the latest ones seem to be 257.21). Is there anyway someone can PLEASE list the exact steps ,in order,
the procedure for properly updating NVIDIA Video drivers in Windows7. And yes... I've been searching on this site for hours & have not been able to find an answer to my problem. I've done everthing I've found that's been suggested, i.e. Disconnecting from the internet, turning off virus scans, restarting in Safe Mode...nothing works. My wife says this is a great place to find answers and we would appreciate any help
Some Specs:
Windows7 64-bit
Intel i7 CPU 920 @2.67GHz

A:Solved: Updating NVIDIA Video Drivers in Windows7 is impossible

You need to uninstall the drivers using Programs & Features, but on reboot Windows will install drivers for it from Windows Update if the computer is connected to the internet or it will install older drivers that are included with Windows.

In almost all cases you can simply install the new drivers over top of the old drivers without any issues. Run the new NVidia installer and it will install the drivers. 99% of people do not uninstall the older drivers prior to installing the new drivers.

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Hi could anyone recomend where i can get just a fan for this nVIDIA GeForce 6200 AGP Video Adapter card .

It is really noisy ,i have took it out and cleaned it and even added a little oil ..was quiter for a while then back again.


A:Solved: nVIDIA GeForce 6200 AGP Video Adapter new fan needed

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I just got my Nvidia Geforce 9600 GSO pcie video card in the mail today and hooked it up to my pci express slot in my Dell Inspiron 531 computer and when i powered on my computer ,all I got was a real loud screeching sound so I turned the computer off, On my video card it has a power connector slot but I cant find where to plug it in at and i think maybe with my computer model what i am needing to plug it in is not included due to them saving money and not including old connectors..

A:Solved: Nvidia 9600 GSO video Card on a Dell Inspiron 531

It's not an old connector. It's the new(ish) PCI-E 6-pin power connector, standard to any quality power supply today. And anyways, your card wouldn't propably run with the Dell's crappy low-power crap-quality power supply even if it had a PCI-E 6-pin connector.

I have posted two good power supplies in the other thread..

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I've searched the Net from top to bottom to find some UniVBE drivers that support the nVidia Vanta chipset and I've turned out blank. Does such a thing exist? Like, I can't play Contructor, that's why I'm asking

Someone said that I can find UniVBE drivers for nVidia cards at www.bootdisk.com, but I searched almost every link there and haven't found it.

A:UniVBE for nVidia Vanta (and other nVidia video cards)

advantis I have the same problem. I've looked everywhere but the drivers either have different series numbers (like 1630 or 2311) and I have a (supposedly the last 4 digits are the key).

Just read a long post from 12/01 and that guy didn't have any luck eithr.

They're telling us to live with what we have or ... get a new video card.

gah. But: you mighat want to read this post:
Drivers padutch All Other Software 28 198 12-09-2001 05:29 PM
by padutch

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I have built a desktop with all new parts featuring the ASUS M4A785-M Motherboard which features the built-in graphics card, ATI Radeon HD 4200.
My Ram is A super-fast G Skill 4GB of DDR2 800 PC2-6400, power supply is 500 watt and strong as a horse.
CPU is X2 5000 AMD64 Athlon 2.2 GHZ True-Dual Core Design.
The ASUS page with all the specs and desciption is here;
I have on hand a EVGA E-GeForce 8600 GTS PCI-E, that is barely used, works great, with drivers disk and all that came with it when I bought it new.
I do not plan on playing games that are any newer than 2008-with the most demanding graphics -wise being Call of Duty 4.
I want to play many other games which are older, like 2003 thru 2007 ( Black Hawk Down, Battlefield Vietnam, etc, etc).
My question is, if I am planning on only playing slightly older games, do I need to bother disabling on-board video, and installing the EVGA, or will the difference be marginal at best?
Thank you in advance for your patience and time!

A:Solved: Opinion sought on my Onboard Video vs A Nvidia 256MB card.

According to http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/ the 8600GT is about 3x faster than the HD4200 chipset in the motherboard.


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 3 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 19042 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5N-D
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Disabled

Hi, I like to believe I'm kinda tech savvy. I'll start by saying that my old 19" monitor went out and now I have a 32" dell monitor I'm using. Every time I update my video drivers to most current and then restart comp for them to take full effect, it will go through the green microsoft loading bar and then screen goes to self test, Yet there is still a windows sound and I can even log in, but no video for these parts. I can go into safe mode perfectly fine. I can even uninstall my video drivers and I'm capable of starting normal mode fine. Only when I update drivers do I have this problem. I have done alot of troubleshooting to try to get this monitor to work with my computer, searched on several different search engines for a solution to this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm seeing several error messages in the event log and I'm unsure which one is the actual crashing of the comp, so I'll be back to post that info. Thanks for your time and help!

A:Solved: Current Nvidia Drivers causing video not to load at startup

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The same problem as what I posted in this thread.

Basically, KotOR is not working on my new, better, computer. I believe it's a driver problem, but don't know how to find out. My video card is a NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256MB, but the game recommends GeForce4 Ti or better (128 MB VRAM). So that's my other assumption as to why it doesn't work.

I can play a few minutes into the game, but then it makes a loud noise and my computer restarts. I thought it was a program called Smart Doctor that came on a CD with my video card, because I uninstalled it and the game let me get a little further into it, but when I went back to playing today, it restarted on me within 1 minute. My file only has 7 minutes in it, and I'm very disappointed.

Can someone help?

A:Solved: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256MB video card with KotOR

The 6600GT is a much better and newer card then the the GeForce4 line of cards.

Your problem sounds like a heat or power issue.

What are your CPU, mainboard, and video temps?

What is the brand and the wattage of the power supply? Did you remember to plug in the auxilary power connector into the video card?

If your motherboard didn't come with an temp and voltage monitoring software you can try using Speedfan: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

it would also help if you posted the complete specs of the computer including the operating system.

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I just had this card installed, and i am now having problems with video's down loaded from the web. The video picture colors are all off, sound is fine. I Am using Windows XP pro. It/videos work intermitantly?? Mostly dont,,, PC Games and still pics are just GREAT. Any ideas on how to fix. I have fiddled with different things but nothing changes the video color quality.

A:New, Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 256Mb Video Card and have problem with down loaded video

Ah, my friend.it sounds not to be a video card problem, but more of a codec issue. make sure your codecs are up to date and if that doesn't work, post your system specs.

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hi, yes, my motherboard has ATI on board video and it's still on. I have a Nvidia geforce 550 ti video card that i much prefer to run my games.

I'm having a video confusion problem in my games where i can't see some of the video. I was told by the maker of the MOD for the specific game that i need to disable the ATI on board video so there wont be any more conflicts with my Nvidia video card.

How do i disable the on board video on my motherboard. the motherboard is the following:

MSI 790FX-GD70


A:how do i disable the ATI on-board video so my nvidia 550ti video card will run my gam

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I recently bought an old Dell to replace the one that was stolen from me. I ended up having to replace the motherboard and heatsink. After updating windows and installing Guild Wars all of a sudden playing dvds or other videos my pc locks up. Also Guild Wars cannot start cuz direct 3d fails to initialize. I tried updating directx and nothing helps. I am gonna roll Windows Media Player back to see if that may be the problem but I am worried that my new video card may be no good. I ran DxDiag and found failure at step 8 when checking direct 3d. I am at a loss and would love to hear any questions or suggestions. Thanx.
Here are my system spec.s: 2.8 ghz processor on a new Asus P4i65G motherboard. I also installed 1 gig ddr sdram 3200 and a used GeForce 4 Ti 4600 video card. I am runnin XP home with sp 2. If I have forgotten anything please ask and Ill post it for yall.

A:Solved: Video Issues on New PC

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Hello Everyone,

I have an Intel D101GGC motherboard in a MDG machine.

One day my computer froze and I rebooted the machine. Since then no video is coming up.

I changed the RAM, power supply and i added new video cards but that still does not resolve the issue. Not even the bios is showing up when I boot up the computer.

Any suggestions to troubleshoot this issue will be really appreciated.

Please let me know if you need any further information.

Thank you in advance.

A:Solved: Video Issues

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My daughters emachines desktop monitor went completely fuzzy yesterday. The text is moving so fast it's a nightmare to read. I was able to access the video adapter through the control panel appearance menu. It claims it's working OK. I believe it's an onboard ATI express200. I did my best to check the hardware profile as well. There was a yellow mark for the following hardware. A PCI bus 0, device 20, function 0. I did a search and am still unsure what that designates.I did try swapping monitors, there was no change in the symptom.

I'm at a loss because the nightmare screen is making any troubleshooting attempt a disaster. The model # is T6524 if that helps any. Thanks in advance for any input.

A:Solved: Video issues

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Okay, I am no stranger when it comes to PCs, but this one is driving me nuts. I have a custom built desktop and its been running perfect for about two years now.

4GBs of ram
32-bit windows 7
AMD Phenom Quad core 3.00GHz processor
Nvidia GeForce GTX260
700W PSU


A while ago I had this same exact problem, see REF http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/904090-solved-video-card-issue.html Where my video card (Geforce GTX 260) shutters about every 4-5 seconds. The shuttering happens when watching videos, but when playing games the games lock up completely for a good 30 seconds. While accsesing the nvidia control panel and navigating to where it shows the nvidia logo spinning that even shutters while rotating. I tried the latest drivers for my card via nvidias web site, and device manager,neither of which worked. I uninstalled the video cards drivers then let it install its self again. I physically took out the card and put it back in. I updated direct x and ran windows updates. I even upgraded my Bios.

Now the last time I had this problem I installed the chipset drivers from the MoBo disc and it fixed the issue, but this time it did not work. The reason why this is happening is becasue I wanted to get sound via my DVI cable, so I had to put in a SPDIF cable on my card then on my MoBo, which thus reinstalled the video card. Now I got sound via DVI (which I did not even know was possible) but the stupid card is shuttering again. If anyone ha... Read more

A:Solved: Video card issues (again)

Don't know the fix, but I have the same shuddering problem with an old Gforce 5500. When playing a movie on netflix, the video and sound shudders every 5 or 10 minutes.

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I recently bought a 21" Sony Trinitron monitor, but I was disappointed with its picture quality when I connected it to my pc. The colors weren't very good and text wasn't very focused, no matter how much I messed with the OSD. I figured I must need a better video card, so I went out and spent $100 ($70 after rebate), but it didn't improve the quality much at all.

At first, I figured I bought a crappy monitor; but then, when I hooked it up to my dad's computer, the monitor looked great. Text was sharp and crisp, and colors were very accurate. His pc has a video card built into the motherboard, so I can't take it out and put it in my pc. But his pc is just as old as mine (over 2 years) and cheaper than mine and it produces higher picture quality than mine. And why would the vid card be built into the motherboard anyway? Seems stupid to me... and yet it produces higher quality images. I don't get it.

Now I'm not sure what to do to get my 21" monitor to look good on my pc. I really don't want to fork out $200-$300 for a high-end video card, and I'm skeptical that would even solve my problem. I don't want to return the monitor, but I fear I may have to... If I'm stuck with mediocre picture quality, I might as well continue using my 15" monitor, because I bought the 21" one hoping it would look great. Any suggestions about getting the monitor to look good on my pc?

A:[SOLVED] video card issues

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Using a Voodoo3 3000 AGP (on WIN2k w/ DirectX 8.0) and NHL2002 loads up fine, menu graphics are all crisp and clear... even the game-loading screen (where the progress bar is at the bottom) shows up fine. But as soon as it goes into the intro where the players jump out on the ice and pregame skate, the video is all rainbow pixel'd. You can make out the shapes and the game is playable, but the video is not the crisp & clear as it was during the menus.

Went into 3DSetup thru the WIN2k Start menu --> NHL2002 --> 3DSetup and "3dfx Interactive, Inc. Voodoo Series Driver" is the only choice. Even tried setting all detail levels to lowest and 640x480 resolution.

NHL2001 (yes, 2001, the previous version) works fine right now, no video problems. But its 3DSetup shows 2 choices:
- 3Dfx Voodoo 3 (selected and working)
- 3dfx Interactive, Inc. Voodoo Series Driver [D3D]

NHL2002's didn't say [D3D] nor did it have the choice "3Dfx Voodoo 3" where it's working. Have already tried updates via EASports and running the latest official Voodoo3 3000 driver for WIN2k (v1.03).

Any ideas guys? Much appreciated for reading thru this.

A:(Solved) NHL2002: video issues

Try setting your screen pixels settings to 800 x 600, if you have a large monitor and your settings are higher, this can cause a problem. I have had similar problems with different games...post back if this is not the problem...Rhett... P.S. I notice you have win 2k, I have heard some games have problems with that o. s. anyone else have ideas ??

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I have recently been experiencing lockups. I have noticed that when the system recovers from the lockup I get a notification from windows in a pop-up that says it has recovered from a video issue.

I also notice that if I hit ctrl+alt+del, a few seconds later the system starts to respond usually giving me about 30 secs to 3 min to proceed with what ever I am doing. I also notice that the system will start to respond if during the lockup phase I press the power button on the computer to start a soft shutdown.

Troubleshooting steps I have tried:
1) Re-install video card drivers.
2) Boot into safe mode ( I am here now, and system seems to be ok)
3) Remove startup applications
4) Checked my Hijackthis logs to see if anything looks out of place ( Will post later in this msg )
5) I have tried updating my drivers from Nvidia (Note: I have a nvidia 8600 GT - No go still locks up.
6) Scanned the system for malware using malware-bytes which reports no infections.
7) Checked to see if the video card was over heating, and it was in normal limits.

Has anyone heard of this type of issue? I haven't had a problem like this one before. Usually if a system starts locking up and its due to video errors reinstalling the driver or checking to see if it is a heat issue resolves it. I am still new to windows 7 and vista architecture.

Hijackthis log:


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:31:09 AM, on 7/19/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
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A:Solved: Windows 7 Video Issues.

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Hi i recently installed a nvidia geforce fx5200, now when i am playing videos it sometimes just goes to a plain green image although my video is apparently saying its still playing. The latest driver is installed for the video card. What could be causing this?

Any help greatly appreciated


A:Solved: Video card issues?

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Im unsure if this is a video card issue or something else. Currently my computer will only load up in safe mode, but the reoccuring issue was that if I were to play a game like, World of Warcraft or The Sims, my computer would change to a bunch of colors and freeze up.

A:Solved: Video card issues?

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Lately I have been having troubles with my Video Card (lately being generous, more like 6 months), so I decided to post here to get some advice. Whenever I run games like Guild Wars, or World of Warcraft, my system either reboots or hardlocks (screen goes black and I have to press the Power button to shut it down, or the screen freezes without going black, and I have to press the power button to shut it down.) However, when I change the shortcuts of the games to include "C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Wow.exe" -opengl, the system never crashes, and the same is true for Guild Wars. However, I take a huge performance hit when I use that command, and it's usually not worth playing in crowded areas.

There are times when the system never restarts when operating in a normal mode, so it's very sketchy. Sometimes I just log on without using OpenGL if it is something that requires me to perform in an area with 40+ people in it, and pray it doesn't crash. This crasy doesn't happen with Unreal Tournament 2004 (then again, I don't play that as extensively), so I'm not sure what's going on anymore.

My question is, what do you suspect my problem would be? Bad motherboard, bad video card, poor power supply? So far, my only troubleshooting has been as follows:

1. Replace Hard Drive
2. Replace all fans, and add some for cooling
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A:Solved: Video Card issues

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I have a Dell Dimension 2350, it has 1.8 G p4 and 512 ddr ram, onboard video is very slow. i and trying to add a Geforce Mx 440 Card, when i try to install it for some reason it always loads up to the s video port. my onboard stays as a desktop extension. i can not get the card to change to using the monitor port. is this an issue with the card? also in the bios these Dell machines will not allow you to disable the onboard, just set the output to Auto, and that does nothing. any one have any ideas, short of a steel-toed punt?.

A:Solved: Video Card Issues

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I'm having trouble with the VIVO on my video card. (video-in/video-out) The video card is an Albatron FX 5900 TURBO. (256 MB DDR) On the back of the card there are three ports: one VGA, one DVI, and one VIVO. The VIVO port looks similar to an s-video connection, but instead is for a VIVO adapter. (an s-video cable will not fit because there isn't a little hole for the safety pin that's on an s-video cable) The adapter that plugs into the VIVO port has four connections on it: s-video in, s-video out, composite in and composite out.

I've sat down with this one on a few occasions, and I've never been able to get a signal out to my TV. I've tried using both s-video and composite. I'm running version (the latest release -- 10/10/2005) of Albatron's nVidia driver.

I normally use dual displays, (2 CRT flat screens) but you can only have 2 displays in use at one time. When I try to get the TV display working I switch the displays in use to my primary display (CRT monitor) on VGA and secondary display (TV) on VIVO s-video out.

One issue, which I don't think should matter, is that the VIVO adapter I'm using didn't come with this card. I bought this card from a friend and he lost the original adapter, but gave me the VIVO adapter that came with his notebook. The adapter he gave me looks identical to the picture in the manual for this card. Would it make sense that these VIVO adapters are product specific and need the... Read more

A:trouble with nVidia VIVO (video-in/video-out)

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I have been unable to watch any video or live streaming on Xfinity. It worked up until two days ago (Jan 15th). All I get is still loading when I choose a program. My Netflix works fine and as far as streaming live I only get ESPN. For other programming all I get is loading then it freezes. I have Windows 8.1Pro. I uninstalled and reinstalled Microsoft Silverlight 64 bit. Could it be that this programming only runs on 32bit?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2666 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 281129 MB, Free - 239537 MB; D: Total - 19850 MB, Free - 2098 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 935 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3577
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A:Solved: Audio or Video Issues with Xfinity

Software coding (ie: 32 or 64 bit) won't matter.

Not all content uses Silverlight, and the fact that Netflix is working, proves Silverlight is working (Netflix does use silverlight). Most video content, such as Youtube, simply uses Adobe Flash.

Have you tried a different browser?

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So last night I tried to update the drivers for my Nvidia GeForce GXT 260 by going into the Device Manager on the Hardware tab in System Properties to do so.

Well this failed and it said it was going to revert to the older version, however when it did so it came back on in the lowest settings and internet pages were scrolling very slowly.

I figured it was the way I went about updating it so I went to the Nvidia drivers pages and did it from there. Same results.

So my question is how can I properly update the drivers OR at least get it back to the way it was so web pages scroll at the proper speed.

Thanks for any help.

A:Solved: Video card driver issues

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Hope i'm in the right place. My o/s is Windows XP Home Edition. My question is... I'm trying to transfer old cartoons from VHS to DVD format with my computer but the video quality on the tapes needs some sharpening and cleaning. The audio is good. Can I improve the video quality before I burn the content to disc. If anyone knows of any software that would help I would much appreciate it.


A:Solved: Media transfer, video issues.

i use this - it converts the files to proper format needed for dvds and can clean them up too.

note: it only converts them to NTSC mpeg-2 form - it does not create the vob files;
you need this for that


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Okay, I'm not playing Nemo myself! however a friend is trying to.
The game in question is: Finding Nemo -Nemo's underwater world of fun

When I try to play the game I get the following messages: D3D8.DLL file is linked to missing export DDRAW.DLL: unlock CB
A device attached to the system is not functioning

The PC is: Gateway GP7-600, P3, 600mhz, Win98SE
Video on board: Intel(R) 82810-DC100 Graphics Controller
Audio on board: Crystal WDM Audio Crystal Semiconductor MFR:1 Product ID: 100
Resolution set at 800x600 16-bit/color

When I run DirectX 8.1 diag's I get the following problems:
Your sound card does not support hardware buffering. Sounds will only play back from software buffers.

Direct 3D Failure at step 1 [loading direct3d DLL] HRESULT=0x80004005 generic failure.

When I try to play the game I get this message: D3D8.DLL file is linked to missing export DDRAW.DLL: unlock CB
A device attached to the system is not functioning

Thanks for any input!

A:Solved: Sound and Video Issues with NEMO

Install the latest DirectX version

Also the DDraw is DirectDraw, so maybe the graphics card is not compatible. What are the video cards from both machines?

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When I play you tube videos, the video progress bar flickers continuously.This is also apparent in BBC I player when in full screen.

I am using Flash player 10.1 R 53.

I am not sure if this is a Firefox issue with Flash player or a Flash player flaw?

Incidentally, I have no progress bar flicker in IE8 but BBC I player is a black screen with sound in full screen mode (Flash version 10.2...latest version available)

In You tube IE8, there isn't even a progress bar just black area as if it was where the video was cropped. You can still pause/play if you guess where to press in the black area.

I have uninstalled the Flash version for Firefox (And IE8) for an earlier version but there are still issues.

Has anyone ever seen this?

OS: Windows 7

A:[SOLVED] Flash video Issues Firefox 3.6

I have uninstalled in both browsers again and the players menu bar has reappeared. However full screen progress bar flicker (Similar to an old VCR Tape flicker) is still present.

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Ok I got the issue of it not wanting to start installer fixed but the only thing that will install is ati catalyst install manager. I need the drivers and controll center and stuff. My cd that came with card dosnt want to work so im screwed. I have downloaded different versions of software from the sapphire downloads area for this card and none of them install more then the catalyst installer.. plz help!

video card is sapphire hd 3650 512mb ddr2 ram

A:Solved: ati video card drivers: more issues

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So my mom's computer sucks and I'm trying to figure it out (I need a new motherboard for mine...I'd rather fix hers lol). My sister says it doesn't recognize that the speakers are plugged in and when I try to play something in Media Center it says, "There is no audio hardware available or the hardware is not responding." Also, upon starting Media Center, it says, "Your video card or drivers are nor compatible with Media Center." She says the internet isn't connecting but, honestly, I've no clue how to even start with that. On my last computer I just plugged the modem connection into the computer and it did everything itself...it doesn't do that on this one (nothing happens, and when I checked the internet connection through Media Center it said it couldn't find it).

I just asked my mom about what happened to it prior to this and she said something about the electric meter being changed which zapped it, unmountable boot drive, so my sister just reinstalled Windows and apparently that leaves us at the current point. Is it possible that the power zap messed with the drivers or do I just need to do some kind of basic check/install or what? Sorry...I'm not a total dunce with computers but I could definitely be a lot more knowledgeable. lol

A:[SOLVED] Sound/video card and internet issues...

Sister? Mom? Your computer? Your mom's computer?


Most of your post is completely irrelevant to whatever computer is broken.

Do you have physical access to the computer, or is it somewhere else?

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Videos utilizing the adobe flash plugin in firefox have two thirds of the video (starting from the bottom) overlayed with what appears to be the green and magenta colors of the top third of the video (there is a little bit of overlap) the top third of the video appears normal, maybe a little more blue than usual but for the most part normal.

Occurs in the live feeds of twitch.tv and youtube.com if I full screen the video in youtube it appears normal, but this does not happen on twitch.tv

Restarted system, no difference. Everything appears to be up-to-date.

Took my laptop to my university's tech support for a hardware display issue, received a new laptop frame (same HDD/Battery different everything else) though I don't think this is the problem. They also installed a display driver "Quadro Notebook Driver Release 295".

Any help would be much appreciated.

Firefox Info:
version: 14.0.1
Plug-in: Shockwave Flash 11.3.300.257

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU M 620 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3951 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA NVS 3100M, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102299 MB, Free - 13248 MB; D: Total - 195667 MB, Free - 167876 MB; E: Total - 7175 MB, Free - 3160 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 172B
Antivirus: Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, Updated and Enabled

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A:Solved: Firefox flashplayer plugin video issues

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I tried to update the built in Nvidia NVS 5400M to the latest Nvidia driver from Nvidia's website R390 U8 (392.00)  WHQL After reboot the thinkpad would crash imidately anywhere within a few seconds, to two minutes after boot. The only way to stop the thinkpad from shuting down after boot is to select intergrated graphics in BIOS and completely disable the Nvidia GPU. I DDUed the drver and tried reinstalling... no dice. Nvidia says I have no compatable devices installed.I DDUed and reinstalled the driver package for the NVS 5400M from Lenovo... no dice. Thinkpad still crashes right after booting Windows.I tried to roll back the driver but the Nvidia NVS 5400M doesnt show up in device manager. Instead it says Standard VGA Graphics Adapter with a yellow triangle warning symbol. Properties shows error: "This device can not start" (Code 10)I did a system update from Lenovo for all the recomended updates (not optional).I checked Windows updates and everything is up to date. I'm starting to think that the NVS 5400M died... But I'm still clinging on to hope that that's not the case. 

A:[SOLVED] T430 shuts down crashes when booting with Nvidia GPU enabled after Nvidia driver update

OK... I [SOLVED] the issue... I downloaded the lenovo nvidia nvs 5400m driver again from Lenovo...I deleted the Nvidia folder C: DRIVERS/WIN/VIDEO/NVIDIAThen I reinstalled the drivers from Lenovo while the GPU was disabled in BIOS.I finished the driver install and let the ThinkPad reboot and load up Windows.Then I did a reboot, went into BOIS and enabled the GPU again...When Windows loaded I imidately went into the folder C: DRIVERS/WIN/VIDEO/NVIDIA and ran setup.exeNvidia was able to see the GPUI did a custom install and only selected the graphics driver, it got all the way to the end asking me to reboot... but before I could click on reboot the thinkpad died again.When I truned on the thinkpad again I could tell Windows was trying to sort itself out.... like it does when you add multiple graphics cards.When Windows loaded I imeditaly went back to setup.exe and tried again... This time it ran all the way through but didn't ask me to reboot so Im guessing it had detected drivers already installed from my prior attempt.Checked Device Manager and Nvidia NVS 4500M was there. No crash or shut down... Problem [SOLVED] 

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Hi all, Since I got my X1C6 and the Ultra Docking station last year, I'd had minor, but still irritating problems. 1) Connecting the dock to 2 idential dell 4k montiors over displayport (with the lid closed), it would only drive one of them at 60hz and the other at 30hz no matter what I tried. 2) Worse, it locked both monitors at 6-bit display depth, leading to lots of color banding. Looking up both issues online, I found no solution to #1 (in fact, it seems like the ultra dock is ONLY capable of driving one 4k monitor at 60hz and the other at 30hz - which seems really lame considering it's 2018 and a machine and dock this expensive should be able to do both). For issue #2, research indicated it was an intel driver issue, and after months waiting, Lenovo just released new intel drivers which I installed today (version The good news? The new driver totally fixes the 6-bit depth issue - both 4k monitors register as 8-bit now. The bad news? Now BOTH monitors are locked at 30hz. Argh! All I want, is to be able to drive both screens at 4K 60hz 8-bit depth. Is that too much to ask? Anyone experiencing the same issue? Or have any solutions? Thanks, S.

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I just bought a Sparkle Geforce 9600 gt 2 gig and I have a intel D925XCV motherboard. My issue is my computer won't boot with it. I've tried the card on another computer I have and it booted up fine. I've also flashed the motherboard on the intel which didn't seem to help. I have the power connected up properly as well(480watt PSU). Is it a compatibility issue or is it the PSU not hackin it?

A:Solved: Sparkle GeForce 9600 GT Video Card install issues

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I have this windows update as optional,

nVidia - Display, Other hardware - NVIDIA GeForce 9200
Download size: 152.6 MB

running windows 7 - do i need it? it seems rather big at 152.6mb

A:Solved: nVidia - Display, NVIDIA GeForce 9200

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Hey Guys,

I was recently given an Nvidia 570 that I decided to install on a separate Machine of mine for testing. It's using a 750 Watt power supply however whenever I power up, I cannot get anything on the screen whatsoever.

The recommended power supply is 550, however the CPU demands 90 Watt dedicated power supply, the CPU fan must be using at least 20 - 30 Watts alone. Then there's the SSD and various other parts and peripherals.

My question really is 750 Watts enough for this, or should I use something different?

The Mobo is: Nvidia 750i, that's PCI express enabled (it's only 2 years old, should be solid, fingers crossed).

If there's any advice people can offer, it'd be much appreciated.

A:Nvidia 570 Issues

I think it would be more useful to know exactly what model power supply unit we are dealing with here.
Amps are more important than watts in this scenario, so it would be best if I/we could just look at the specs for your specific power supply.

You can easily exceed the watts and not have enough amps though.

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I bought a new desktop with vista in it. After upgrading to windows 7, i installed my nvidia driver for GT230. However, after restarting windows 7 goes to the desktop but nothing loads. No taskbar, no explorer, just a movable mouse.

I switched into safe mode and rollback the drivers and used the standard VGA driver, however whenever i try to install nvidia drivers, the same thing happens. Someone help please.

A:GT 230 Nvidia Driver issues


Remove the tv and any 2nd monitor then boot to Windows and install latest driver.


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