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Issue with Graphics Card and Blank Screen?

Q: Issue with Graphics Card and Blank Screen?

I've had this issue for a very long time now, and it's still something I'm trying to work on, because if I don't fix it, it's going to ruin the games I play by blacking my screen out all the time.

The graphics card I have is a Nvidia GeForce 9200. I have an Acer Aspire Windows 8 desktop (Professional), with an AMD Athlon II X2 215 Processor. The memory is 4.0GB

Yes, I'll admit, a crappy PC for playing lots of games in general and to be honest, a bit like dogcrap. lol I bought this back in 2009, and it was on sale at the time, because I had to replace my falling apart PC before it that could have been better.

The main issue I am having revolves around updating from Windows Update. I had to start doing it manually because the screen was blacking out every time I clicked on Windows 8 to be the OS I want to start up, where my monitor flicks on and off repeatedly with no stop in sight, even though I can hear the start-up screen in the background of it all. I think the issue is mainly with trying to install ANY Windows 8 update (because I have tried), and the same goes with updating Nvidia (manually and through Windows Update). I have had this issue for more than 4 months now, and it's becoming maddening. I'm not sure if I should just hope I'll win a PC giveaway at some point, or hope my tax refund this year will help me get another PC that might be better than this pain in the butt.

I have noticed that this graphics card might not be that compatible with Windows 8 from checking Nvidia's list, and that's why I'm afraid it might be a graphics card issue.

I'll post the dxdiag if needed, and let me know if I can provide any other help with my issue. Thanks everyone.

Preferred Solution: Issue with Graphics Card and Blank Screen?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Issue with Graphics Card and Blank Screen?

I've had the black screen issue with the 9800gt which I think is a newer card than the 9200.

My black screen issues arose as soon as you booted into Win 8. I would have got a few minutes of usage but when entering the desktop area - bingo, black screen of death.

As my card like yours, is an older card, it will not run on the newer drivers. After many weeks of frustration, I installed the older 295.73 drivers from the Nvida site and hide any updates that windows offers.

Basically due to the age of the card, I'm stuck with these drivers for ever more. My guess you have the same problem. I'm assuming that at one stage the card worked until updates were applied via Windows?

I booted in safe mode and ran a utility called driversweeper befor I installed the downgraded drivers. Might be worth a blast!

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Recently I noticed that my resolution was maxed at 1024*768 and i couldnt go any higher than that and in all of my frustration and attempts to figure out why this was occuring i managed to disable my graphics card and now upon startup, everything seems fine while the windows XP logo loading page is up then when the blue screen should appear and the desktop, all i get is a blank screen. It seems like the comp is startin properly, just that i have no graphics. Ive tried to go into safe mode but while it begins to load it then stops at agp440.sys which i then disabled in the recovery console but then it just stops at the previous process and so on.

Does anyone know how I can re-enable my graphics card or fix this problem about not being able to get into safe mode???

I cant find anywhere in BIOS where I can re-enable it... I've also taken out the mobo batt and reset CMOS settings but still no go!!!

Any help would be hugely appreciated.

A:Solved: accidently disabled graphics card, now blank screen and cant re-enable card

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i am new to this forum as im sure you can see so if there is any info missing please tell me and ill try to fill it in.

i am having trouble getting my graphics card to work, it has worked in the passed and has been stored away for about 2 months but have just pulled it out again. when i start the computer with the graphics card pluged in there is a blank screen and i cant do anything, when i pull the card out and start with the motherboard VGA it say "overclocking failed" even though im not trying to overclock it and gives me the options of "F1 to run setup" and "F2 to load default values and continue" but once i go past that all is fine again. i have flicked the CMOS battery out, updated BIOS, installed fresh copy of XP and im out of ideas

it is a AGP 7600GS graphics card
P5VDC-MX motherboard

any help would be great


A:Blank screen with graphics card

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I know it is an older system but I am currently using a Dell XPS 420 (Windows 7 HP 32 bit, 4GB RAM,  Intel Core 2 quad Q9300, Motherboard Dell TP406, Bios A07). It still runs well but recently the existing graphics card has been crashing frequently so I have upgraded to a new one - Sapphire Radeon R7 250 2GB DDR3.
The PC meets all the minimum requirements for this card however all I get is a blank screen. I have also contacted Sapphire support who will likely suggest uninstalling / updating every driver , flashing bios, reinstalling windows.... but does anybody here know if there is any reason why this graphics card should not work with this PC / motherboard. 

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Hey guy's I was just taking out my current graphics card to see if i could do it because I am planning on purchasing a new card.
However once i plugged it into my motherboard instead of displaying the screen like it normally does, it instead shows a black screen however power is still getting through to it as the fan is still running.

So i tried taking the card out and booting with onboard graphics and that worked fine. So im thinking how do I set it to boot onto onboard over my gts 250 then maybe try installing the drivers from there in windows.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Took out graphics card and now blank screen

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I seem to have a problem installing my new graphics card, i have a Nvidia Geforce6600LE pci-e and whenever i insert it into the slot and start up the computer up, my monitor wont get any signal. My motherboard model is Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-VM900M and my on board graphics is a P4M900 VIA Chrome9 IGP chipset. And i also noticed in my graphics display Utility(S3 Screen toys) states that it only supports AGP. I had a look in BIOS and i tried to switch primary display to PCI-E but there wasnt one, it only had PCI, on board and PEG(Default setting). I really would appreciate any help that you can offer.

thank you.

A:Blank screen after graphics card inserted

Did u try PCI?

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i just installed ati radeon x1050 on my system and i get blank screen on startup post. i need HELP.


Gigabyte 7IXE4
AMD Athlon 1.2Ghz
40GB Hardrive

A:PC starts up blank screen with new graphics card

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BG info: I have a pc with:

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU
Gigabyte Technology DDR3 Model: H61M-S2v-B3
4.00 GB Ram
Intel(R) HD Integrated Graphics
PCI Express 2.0 DualBios
650W Power Supply
500GB Hard Drive
Ok, my problem is that I have no graphics cards. So i went and bought a Ge force N520GT 1GB Graphics Card. When I insert the graphics card into its slot, and boot the computer, bios runs and the computer starts up normally but the screen gives me "NO SIGNAL". This happens when the vga cable is in the card output and/or the motherboard output while the card is still in. When i remove the new card and return the vga cable to motherboard output and reboot the screen gets a signal.

After doing some research I found out that you have to uninstall the first graphics card(for me its integrated in processor), so I don't know if I have to do that.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!

This the the link to the Graphics card I bought.


A:Blank Screen after Inserting New Graphics card.

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i have recently bought a Pc - with slots PCI - PCIX and AGP PRO
and a graphics card- Ge force 8400GS 512mb PNY

from what i can tell they should be compatible... = /
i have got the graphics card and then opened up my pc taken the old one out and placed the new one in its place, when i turn my pc back on its comes up with the normal writing in white... then it goes onto a blank screen just before the Windows loading screen SHOULD come up.
the last thing it says is "Media test failed... Check cable."
i have no clue...
Solutions that i have tried;
i put the old card back in and turned it on fine and put the new graphics cards disk in and installed the drivers with the new card in another slot so it would actually install.
then i took the old one out and put the new one in on its own... Still blank screen.
i also tried it in every slot i have....

A:Just bought a new graphics card and my screen is just blank

ok try this download driver sweeper use it to uninstall the nvidia display drivers then install the newest drivers from the nvidia web site for your card and that should fix it.

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I want to upgrade my graphics and I am pretty sure the card I bought is compatible. I get a blank screen when starting with the card in and it plugged into the monitor. I have a drivers disc but can't use it because I can't see anything.

Windows 7 32 Bit OS

Here are the specs

I have Biostar Mobo N68S3+ with an AMD X2 Phenom processor ang 4Gb of RAM
My PSU is 220-240 400W
The card is a Galaxy GT 440 1026mb

I currently use the integrated graphics to connect to the monitor

Do they just not match or am I doing something wrong?

Much appreciated

A:Adding graphics card, blank screen

Have you checked if your inserting the card properly? Can you access BIOS at least? When do you see the white screen?

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Just installed a NVIDIA Ge Force FX5200 graphics card. Only problem is I can't get any picture. Have hunted high and low for answers. All checks state it is compatible with my motherboard. Have tried numerous option in BIOS but still cant manage a picture. I have to keep plugging my monitor in to the on board card to get my picture. If I can get some suggestions that would be great.

A:New Graphics card installed - blank screen only

have you used other cards in that slot before and if so did they work fine.

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So i use the Think Centre e73 with internal graphics. I have put an pci-x Nvidia card in it. Everything is working super until today. I noticed the bios upgrade and decided to update. now I won't get any output from pci-x. I assume it reverted back to using the internal Intel graphics, which wouldn't be a problem if I had the display port adapter. Is there anyway I can change this from a switch on the mobo?  I did try to reset settings by the clear cmos hoping that it would turn into some kind of autodetect to no avail. As of now it boots up but with a black screen. I have been searching the forum for the last hour trying to figure it out. I'm about ready to try anything from hammers to sorcery to sort this out.
I really hope you lot can help me here. I consider myself quite good with computers but I'm at a total loss here.
Thanks in advance.
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A:Blank screen after BIOS update (with graphics card...

Can you connect to the VGA port that is built-in (internal graphics)?

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Hi all,
I've read through a number of topics with seemingly similar problems to mine, but none of them quite match my own issue.

The issue is that the monitor frequently goes blank during start up. During the initial boot it is fine, and the problem starts when the XP login screen appears. From this point, right through until everything has seemingly stopped loading during start up, the screen will go blank after approximately 5 seconds. If I turn the monitor off and on again it will display the image again, before going blank. It doesn't seem to happen during every boot, though it will do it more often than not... it will also do the same after logging out and logging in to another account, and if the computer has been left idle for some time.

I'm running a custom build PC on Windows XP Home, SP2. The graphics card is a GeForce 7300 GT, and I installed new drivers yesterday in an attempt to solve this problem. It hasn't worked, and I'm apprehensive to go through with some of the suggestions in other topics with similar problems, in case they do damage. The monitor is an old Dell 15" LCD, I've no idea on the model but it's ~5 YO.

Any advice on how to approach this one would be great!

A:Monitor/Graphics Card Issues: Screen Goes Blank in XP


I know a friend who had the same issue ...it was with a GeForce 7900 GT.......when he upgrade the video card the problem went away.......funny thing is I tried his Video card in my PC and it did the same thing...Blackout for a few seconds

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hi there...i accidentally disabled my gfx card from device manager and the screen remains blank every time i turn on...any way i could enable it again? tried the different safe modes and it still was blank...what should i do?

A:HELP! Accidentally disabled graphics card and screen is blank now!!

hi and welcome to TSF try starting in safemode try F8 on boot once in safemode go to device manager and re-enable your card

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I have been experiencing problems with Windows 10 ever since I've installed a new graphics card: the MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti. It worked well the very first time. But rebooting gives me a blank screen. I have been able to enter the system once (by clicking the spacebar and entering my password blindly but that does not seem to work anymore) to try and update the driver that came with it. I wasn't able to as I first needed to uninstall the previous one, which required a reboot. I was also able to check under Device Manager / Display Adapters to disable the shared Intel Monitor and enable the GeForce card. As confirming these new settings also required a reboot, I decided rebooting was probably the best option. I should have known better. I'm back to my blank screen and nothing seems to work. I have tried F2, F8, F10, F12, Windows + P + down arrow twice, spacebar, and Ctrl.

Would any of you know how to reboot and enter the system? And what to do next?

Thank you.

A:Blank screen + cursor after instelling new graphics card / Windows 10

Possibility the card is faulty. Try reseating the card again and the 6pin Power connector. What Wattage PSU ? Do you get the Manufacturer's logo screen at boot ? What are you using to the monitor HDMI, DVI ? Check that also by swapping cables.

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I had a Geforce GT1030 video card in my M81 and each time it booted up, would go to black screen or go to black screen before finishing booting to Win10.  Ive actually tried several different Geforce cards with same results.  I took out card and used onboard video with no problem.  Gonna try ATI cards but seems like an issue with M81 and Geforce driver set.  I have even tried messing with bios settings to no avail. Anyone else experienced this?   Thank you!!
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A:ThinkCentre M81: new Nvidia card, getting blank (black) screen (Win 10, GT 1030, graphics, driver)

ok, a little more digging found a nvidia compatability list for win7 thru 8.1 but not for 10. interesting part is that i believe a lot of these cards use the same geforce experience drivers.

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Hi there,
I'm a bit of an amateur at this but I'm having a bit of a problem with my project computer it's an older Mac Pro 5,1 that I have upgraded the Ram, CPUs and also installed Windows 10 on to. Yesterday I was installing the drivers for my new graphics card when the computer crashed and the screen went black. So after a few minutes I decided to turn it off and on again however it powers on but is no longer displaying an image. I've tried swapping my old graphics card back in but it still has the same problem. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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So I did a full upgrade to Windows 7, because frankly I can't stand Vista anymore. Everything is running smooth, EXCEPT for my screen weirds out from time to time, usually happens when I have multiple programs running, but not necessarily. See screenshot:

My first guess would be that my computer is low on video memory, BUT this is a three month old laptop, and though it only has an integrated Intel graphics card, that should be able to handle 7, no?

Heres the specs for my computer, just in case youre wondering what Im running. HP G70-250US Notebook PC - Product Specifications

Any help or guidance is greatly appreciated!

A:Screen weirds out, is this a graphics card issue?

I too have this problem, any ideas?

I have an Dell Inspiron. Specs: Dell Inspiron 1545 Specification, Review, Price and Ratings | GadgetAnalysis

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Hey everyone, been a while now

So i got a new computer, happened to be an emachine. Knowing that emachines usually fail within a year, I replaced the powersupply with a Rosewill 300w ATX Power Supply. Since my older computer fried due to a powersupply failure, I decided to test my old parts in the new computer. I added 512MB Kingston ValueRAM, a GeForce FX5500 PCI Video card, my old hard drive from my old machine, and a new optical drive, a CD-RW 48x drive. After installing and configuring all the parts, and chaecking that all the parts worked, I went on to play World of Warcraft. After about 2 hours of play the screen began to flicker, and my framerate went down to around 7 fps. Then the screen went totally blank and the monitor read [[NO SIGNAL]]. I tried installing the latest drivers for the video card, but the same problem happened again. To me, it seems like it was overheating. The fans were running at full blast. What do you guys think?

Thanks in advance


A:Screen Flickers in Game, Graphics Card issue?

Try Memtest for 7 Passes
Also download and run CCleaner (I know it's strange, but it'll probably fix it)

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Hi everyone,

I have a 2 year old system that was working perfectly with the following specs:

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate SP1
CPU: Intel Core i5 2400, 3.10 GHz
RAM: 4 GB Single Channel DDR3 821 MHz
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67LE
Graphics Card: Gigabyte - GV-R685OC-1GD
HDD: 932GB Western Digital WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0

Suddenly one day when I was using the computer normally, the screen went black... There was no cursor, no desktop and Ctrl+Alt+Del didn't do anything. I hard rebooted, it started up fine and the windows logon screen appeared. However, as soon as I typed in my password and hit enter, the screen went black again, no cursor, no desktop and unresponsive. Sometimes some funny gray lines would appear on the screen but otherwise it was black.

I looked extensively for answers on this forum and it seemed to be essentially the same problem as described here (Black screen of death in Windows 7 64-bit Professional) so we used Stevan23's post as a troubleshooting guide. We tried virtually everything on Stevan23's list that was relevant to my system, and just like his experience, we never saw the black screen in safe mode.

My partner and I both have identical systems (identical hardware, except he runs a Linux OS), so I was able to test my graphics card in his system. Exactly the same thing happened, i.e. computer starts up ok but the screen goes black after the bios screen and never loads the desktop.

We also tried his identical graphics card in my system; it's working fine ... Read more

A:Black screen of death in Win 7 64-bit Ultimate - Graphics Card Issue?

Quote: Originally Posted by imoani

Hi everyone,

I have a 2 year old system that was working perfectly with the following specs:

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate SP1
CPU: Intel Core i5 2400, 3.10 GHz
RAM: 4 GB Single Channel DDR3 821 MHz
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67LE
Graphics Card: Gigabyte - GV-R685OC-1GD
HDD: 932GB Western Digital WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0

Suddenly one day when I was using the computer normally, the screen went black... There was no cursor, no desktop and Ctrl+Alt+Del didn't do anything. I hard rebooted, it started up fine and the windows logon screen appeared. However, as soon as I typed in my password and hit enter, the screen went black again, no cursor, no desktop and unresponsive. Sometimes some funny gray lines would appear on the screen but otherwise it was black.

I looked extensively for answers on this forum and it seemed to be essentially the same problem as described here (Black screen of death in Windows 7 64-bit Professional) so we used Stevan23's post as a troubleshooting guide. We tried virtually everything on Stevan23's list that was relevant to my system, and just like his experience, we never saw the black screen in safe mode.

My partner and I both have identical systems (identical hardware, except he runs a Linux OS), so I was able to test my graphics card in his system. Exactly the same thing happened, i.e. computer starts up ok but the screen goes black after the bios screen and never loads t... Read more

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I have a HP Pavillion laptop model dv9292eu. The graphics card is a Nvidia Geforce Go 7600 and I am having issues with it. It appears the drivers have been corrupted. I cannot boot into normal mode. I keep getting vertical green lines in the background.

When i get to the login screen the famous blue screen appears which states the following:

Stop 0X000016
Attempt to reset the device driver and recovery failed. Collecting crash dump.....100%

Then the computer restarts.

I then logged into Safe mode and the following message appeared:

Program Signature:
Problem = Bluescreen
O.S Version: 6.0.6001.
locale ID = 2057

BCcode 116
BCP1 87D0F328
BCP3 00000000
BCP4 00000002


I did some searching and i found 116 code is related to the graphics chip. I was advised to go to HP site and download the graphics drivers. I downloaded the first version of the graphics card driver for my laptop and executed the file in safe mode.

I restarted the laptop and the greenlines were gone and i actually got to the login screen!woo! but then when i logged in, the screen went blank for 10 mins and nothing appeared. I hit the power button to restart and the problem came back. Sorry for profanity but ***?

I then went back and downloaded the latest graphics card drivers and same problem happen... Read more

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My encrypted Thinkpad T470 (2yrs old) has suddenly begun "crashing" during use. This doesn't seem to be triggered by any particular programs or user behaviour that I can identify, and once it happens it will occur again relatively soon if I restart it without a long rest. What happens is that the screen goes black, and white boxes flicker in and out. Sometimes I see white lines near the top, which I associate with graphics card issues, but I've never seen this white boxes pattern before. The laptp will not project on an external monitor, so it's not just a display issue. It does not fully shut down when this happens, but rather requires a force quit in order to restart. It restarts normally until it crashes again. Any ideas on what is happening here? Am I on the right track to suspect graphics card issues? Thanks.

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i just bought a "FIC Powered by ATI 9600XT 256MB Video Card" from pcdirect.com. It hasnt worked once since i took it out of the box. As soon as i plug the monitor into it the monitor goes black and the power light turns orange instead of green. I plugged my old nvidia geforce FX 5200 in and everything works fine,I thought maybe it was a driver issue but shouldnt the monitor still work? I was on the phone with a dell tech guy for two hours trying EVERYTHING including pulling out the motherboard battery to clear its memory or something like that...anyway, does any have an idea as to why this isnt working? or is it just defective? thanks in advance, i have to get to school so i wont be able to reply until later tonight

o and add this to the equation, i just tryed to put it into my 4 year old Dell 4100 and it works FINE. The other ocmputer is a 1 year old Dell 4600 WTF, this c auses me to believe that its not a defect but infact something with the monitor. It goes into a power sleep mode everytime it connects so it must be. Its a dell flatscreen

A:New Graphics Card = Blank Monitor

nymb: I don't know much about flat screen monitors, but I do know that they have a native resolution and trying to run them on a different resolution can give you problems. Could this be your problem?

I get from your post that you have 2 computers and 2 monitors. The card will not work on the 4600 with the flat screen, but it will work on the 4100 with a different monitor. Will the card work on the 4600 with the monitor from the 4100?

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Ok please be gentle as i dont know much about computers

I have just installed Nvidia geforce fx 5200 128mb graphics card. When i startup i have a blank screen. I need to take the monitor cable out of Nvidia card slot and put it in another slot(i presume it's the onboard slot) Now i see a red box flashing (connection msg)then i take it out the onboard slot and move it back to the slot for Nvidia card and everything works fine.
This only really happens if the computer is off for a while but if i am just restarting then i dont have to move the cables to different slots, everything starts up as normal.

I understand you may need to know some info regarding my computer but you will probably have to tell me where to look to find this info lol What i do know is that its a Compaq presario S3350UK, Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.66GHz 2.67GHz, 1.00GB of RAM
windows xp pro

I appreciate any help that you can offer. Thanks

A:New Graphics card monitor blank on startup Help

Hi all i guess this isn't any easy problem to fix. I have reset defaults in Bios and also updated the Bios. Since this i noticed in the setup PCI is now set as the primary instead of AGP/onboard.
Thought that i had sussed it ! Switched off for a few mins then started up and again and blank screen again grrrrrrrr. Once again switched vga connector to motherboard vga port and screen powered up but no display. Switched it back over to PCI port and everthing is connected and running.
I feel i may have to disable onboard graphics but there is no sign of it in device manager.
Please someone help Please

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OK so admin at warrock said try the forum the forum kept yielding advice that was no help.
I have tried uninstalling reinstalling downloading setup from 4 different places. I have updated my winxp in a futile attempt to get it working but still have problem. The one remedy I couldn't try was change compatibility mode to xp but for some reason my xp compatibility options only range to win 2000. The open warrock file works then the g1 page comes up and I press the enter button, hackshield starts fine then I get the wallpaper before you get to logon screen with servers.at this point ratherthan tabs to choose from I get a black screen. I can hear the image maps respond but cant see anything please help

System Information
Time of this report: 7/16/2010, 19:44:51
Machine name: BLACK-PC
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100216-1514)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: INTEL_
System Model: D845GRGK
BIOS: BIOS Date: 01/16/03 13:34:58 Ver: 08.00.08
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 720MB used, 2205MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: The file vinyl97.sys is not digitall... Read more

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Hi guys i've got a problem with my toshiba qosmio g20. I've had it running sweet on xp and i recently upgraded it to vista ultimate lite. It for some reason won't read my graphics card geforce 6600. it says the best driver is already installed for you called standard graphics adapter but thats wrong so i can't play games so im gonna put it back to xp but to do that is a mission. this laptop has raid harddrives so I need to install a driver. so i press f8 or whatever it is(can't remember) to enter the menu thing (this is at the blue screen before you enter the partition menu) it comes up with something like "please enter you manufactuers disk into the A:" but i don't have a floppydrive built in to be able. i've tryed usb floppydrivebut it doesn't read as A: so can use on of them. I've heard about useing nlite to put the drivers in a cd with the rebootstuff but i can't getit to read the drivers too. it was easy enough going to vista as you could insert a flash drive with drivers on it.

Please help me fix this or ill have to take it into a shop and pay them.

A:reboot issue and graphics card issue NVIDIA

Do you have AHCI or RAID as an option to select in BIOS?

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Hello forum,
So I just updated my Nvidea graphics card, and for some reason after restarting my laptop, in order to install these files to the system, the "System Thread Exception Not Handled" Blue screen error flashed on my screen, and later redirected me to an automatic repair screen, which attempted to fix this issue.
I ended up restarting the laptop on safe mode, uninstall my Nvidea graphics card and completely reinstall it from scratch.
But for some reason it keeps giving me the same error each time I restart my laptop.
After some research online, apparently there's an issue with Avast and Nvidea?
You will find attached the SF Diagnostic Tool grab all option files needed to view the issue at hand.
Any help would greatly be helpful.
Many are saying that I've not been installing the corrent drivers, but that's not possible, as it's directly from the MSI website (GT70 0NE) linked to the official Nvidea website, saying that the driver includes my graphics card (680M).
While other people are saying that maybe Avast is causing some issue towards the graphics card?
I have the Avast 2014 Professional Antivirus.
Laptop Specs:
Windows 8.1
MSI Dragon Edition 2, GT70 0NE, Intel Core i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40 GHz 64 bit
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Any help would greatly be appreciated, I'm currently running my laptop without the nVidea Graphics Card Drivers, and seems to be fine so far.

A:BSOD Graphics card issue/Avast Issue?

This appears to be a duplicate topic
The other one is here: BSOD System Thread Exception Not Handled Error/Nvidea Card

I responded to the other one.
You may want to PM a staff member to have this one deleted (to prevent confusion)

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Hi everyone!I'm near the end of my teather with thus issue with conflicting graphics cards. I have the AMD 7400m as well as 3000 from integrated Intel. I've tried changing the BIOS from dynamic to fixed visa versa. I've disabled Intel graphics whilst trying to install AMD, nope... still got the blank screen problem. I've wiped my computer 3 times to 3 different Windows to see if that would fix the problem (7, 8 and 10) and they all had the same problem. I have the latest BIOS for this computer and I have no idea what to do anymore. I've changed compatibility modes before installing.... everything. No idea what to do anymore and I want to give up. I'm currently on Windows 8 (Stuck with a blank screen) and will leave over night to see what happens.Has anyone got a solution? I know some people have had similar problems and the sulutions for fixing it didn't fix mine.... What is going on?Thank you.

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Until today my Inspiron 15 3000 series laptop has been working fine when coupled with a Dell D3100 Docking Station allowing me to plug in a larger Acer monitor. That is until I kept getting a Dell Update window popping up telling that an Intel HD 5500 graphics driver update was available.
I ignored this several times until I finally got sick of it and foolishly clicked on update driver. Unfortunately this resulted in a blank screen on both the laptop and the external monitor that was connected via the graphics port on the docking station/port replicator.
The only way to get it working again is to disconnect the docking station which then allows the laptop screen to start functioning again.
If I go into device manager the option to rollback the driver for the display adapter is greyed out. How do I remove this Dell suggested driver update so that the docking station works again?

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I've been having lots of problems with my Precision M4800. After getting it back from Dell's support it worked for a while then crashed and refused to boot. Since then I've been trying to get the graphics card running again. I decided to try turning switchable graphics off and on but now my screen is blank.
When I say blank I mean the display backlogged doesn't even turn on. When I power it on, the indicator LEDS light up normally and I can hear the computer working but nothing shows up on the display. I've tried mashing f1, f2, f6, f8, ctrl+alt+enter, delete, Fn+F1, Fn+Esc and f12 during startup but still nothing shows up on the display. I've also tried removing the battery and holding the power button for 30 seconds. I ran the LCD built in self test and it passed, so the problem 100% isn't with the panel.
If it helps I also ran Preboot System Assesment twice and while nothing showed up on the display, the computer beeped the code 333 both times. This indicates that "PSA diagnostics did not record the system user pressing Y or N after the video test. Please ensure that you accurately answer questions that are prompted during the diagnostic." Unfortunately, nothing shows up on my screen so I dont know whether to press Y or N. I gave it a go anyways pressing N whenever it beeped at me (the beeps before the error code) but it just stopped beeping after a few times.
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A:Blank Screen after turning off Switchable Graphics

Well, I managed to reset the BIOS setting to default by unplugging my CMOS battery. Hopefully this helps someone else.

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as above i am a vista user looking to move to 7 fresh but test first so set a partition for dual boot that part went ok however once install had finished and windows started to load my display dropped out (no signal) so cannot see to use to locate correct drivers etc ?

any help greatly appreciated

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The problem happend after i ..
right click on desktop > Graphic option > first thing that i cant remember what is it ..
Then the screen suddenly blank ! (The system is still running)..
and i startup with safe mode..it has no problem..
I disabled intel hd grahics 3000 device on safe mode..
and it work's , my screen is not blank anymore..
but without the intel hd grahics i facing many problem like,
cant adjust screen's brightness..

what i should do? maybe reset the setting of intel hd grahics ?
but how..if i enable the intel hd grahics device..it becomes blank again..

someone help me

hp pavilion g series
Microsoft Window 8.1 pro
processor : intel(R) core(TM) i5-2410m cpu
system type:64-bit operating system, x64-based processor

A:Screen Blank after enable intel hd graphics 3000

Hi, Welcome to EightForums,

In order to help resolve your issue can you please advise what the Make/Model of your computer/laptops is and system specs.


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I'm sorry to join and immediately ask for help, but I would be grateful if someone can spare some time to help me out if they can.

Anyway, over the last 4 days or so, I've started having some problems. As soon as I open a game or other graphical software (e.g. Google Earth, Chess etc.), my computer instantly freezes, and the screen becomes partly pixelated. I have found nothing that can reverse this, and I have to turn off the computer manually.

I have tried updating the drivers and a System Restore, but this hasn't fixed the problem.

Here is an image of what happens.

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Here are my specifications:
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3068 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466643 MB, Free - 37303 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 6122 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc, 0PP150, A00, ..CN7082182T2054.

Some other information that may or may not be relevant.
- I did some temperature checks using GPU-Z, but there was no change when I opened a game.
- My computer is almost 3 years old, but my video card was replaced last year when it failed. The warranty is now over, so I would obviously prefer not to have any parts replaced if I can avoid it.


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Mohterboard: ASUS M3N72-D
Monitor1: Samsung SyncMaster T240HD(DVI or HDMI)
Monitor2: Samsung SyncMaster 2433aw(DVI)
Old Card: HIS Radeon 4870/4850(dont remember which)
New Card: HIS Radeon 5870
OS: Windows 7

-I press the power button on my computer.
-Everything in the case turns on, Including the new graphics card.
-The fan on the card whirs up to a ridiculously high speed, but i do not get a picture on either of my monitors. (no startup screen bios or anything)
-The monitors both sit in standby mode. and the graphics card fan continues to spin at a high speed.

I have gotten everything to start up and run nicely without any issues once or twice, but if I turn the computer off and back on I run into the same issue.

If I reinstall the old card everything works fine of course, and it works fine if I run an HDMI cable to the on-board GPU.

I've tried quite a few things already to resolve the issue but none of them thus far has worked.
-Uninstalling on-board GPU drivers
-Uninstalling old graphics drivers
-Installing the new drivers for new card (did this one of the times it actually worked)
-All manner of cable setups (one monitor(either dvi slot), two monitor, etc.)
-Checked all connections to make sure they are secure.
-Both PCI-E slots on the motherboard.
-Configuring the BIOS to not run the on-board GPU (I'm not sure if i did this correctly, but i went back and set everything back how it was)

My limited knowledge is telling me that for some reason or another t... Read more

A:Having an issue with new graphics card.

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I have HP Compaq dc7800p small form Factory DC 7800ps9/e6550/80hndI'm trying to purchase a graphics card for my PC I recently purchased one but it did not fit my computer I wanted to know if there was a specific graphics card I have to purchase and what is it?

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Hi everyone
i bought an asus m2a-vm motherboard and it works fine with the onboard graphics but when i try to use my 6600gt in the pci express slot i just get a black screen and no signal.
Any help would be much appreciated...thanks

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tryed to install a new graphics card on my pc to no avail. anytime i put the card in the pci slot the screan turns black. i have a 400 w power supply so thats not an issue. also if i leave the monitor plugged into the pc output the monitor goes in power safe mode. if i plug it in to the back of the card it shows up the card info and bios but monito goes blank after. could this be the onboard graphics card interfering??

A:graphics card issue

have you put the graphics card into the slot properly and installed the drivers for it?

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I bought a GeForce GT 630 (DDR3) Graphics Card about a month ago. It required at least a 350 watt power supply so I am using a Diablotek DA ATX 600 watt power supply. I have tried many times to use my graphics card but every time I do, horizontal lines come up on the screen. They do not fill up the entire screen but they are more spread out and they are multiple colors but mostly yellow on the startup screen. They seem to erase as you move your mouse over them but they come back even if you do this. It also magnifies the screen and makes everything difficult to use because of the large size. I am not sure if I should get a different Graphics Card or if there is something I can do to fix my problem. Please Help. Thanks

A:Graphics Card Issue

Diablotek absolute trash

your psu needs to be of this quality and a 550w minimum




check the driver is installed ok

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hi im having graphics card issues i purchased a nividia 630 2 days ago and since then ive had a nightmare ive tried absolutely everything i can to try and get this to work but it keeps freezing my pc on the loading windows screen ive spoken to nividia and my pc supplier and they all say that it should work please help i have also changed my psu from 350 to 600 watts

A:graphics card issue

With the card installed are you able to access safe mode? If it locks up in safe mode I would return the card. Does your motherboard have onboard video and have you disabled it?

If you have another PC you can test with you can try the card in that machine.

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Hi, I'm having some issues with my new graphics card (To run TESIV Oblivion near max resolution, and to use in a new build, hopefully soon). I haven't installed it because when I read the manual it said in the "recommended system requirements" that I needed a 450W PSU with a 30A 12V rail. I have this PSU but it only has 18A 12V rails. I was wondering if I would be able to run the graphics card well with only 18A, and if not if someone would be so kind as to point me in the direction of a reasonably cheap, yet reliable, PSU with the necessary Amperage (or however you spell it).

A:Graphics card PSU issue

It might work, but I don't suggest it. Why play around with power? I would suggest a brand like Thermaltake or Antec for a new psu. That card does seem to require quite a bit of amps though :suspiciou !

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Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered.

I get that alot since and it's been a couple of weeks now. Everytime I play a game and the graphics card reaches 70-80 degrees a black screen appears and stays for around 3 seconds and then everything is back to normal. I downloaded riva tuner to make my fan spin faster on my Geforce 9800 Gt. I pretty much need to have the fans running at around 80% to keep my graphics card under 70 degrees. This wouldn't be a problem if it made no noise, but after a few weeks of just hearing that fan, I can't stand it anymore. I opened my case on the side to let in more air and nothing really changes. I used a can of compressed air to remove all the dust and nothing has changed. Is there anything I can do instead of buying a new card? I can provide pictures of the inside of my computer if needed. Help would be greatly appreciated

A:Graphics card issue..

opening the side of the case will attract more dust outside by all the fans you have. And yes please provide pictures. Also after looking on google the 9800Gt has some heat issues. And check this out (You are experiencing TDR's

TDR's can be cause by Driver conflicts on your system or bad drivers, or bad software

They can be caused by USB drivers, Network drivers, ACPI drivers, Adobe drivers, etc
I got this from MS support... they have a list of known problems
of which Nvidia driver could be one of the problems

hardware or software drivers
Corrupt or old DirectX can cause it (update it)
even the software you are running like a game (coded wrong, error in it)...update/patch software.

update your MotherBoard drivers first

Yes, there can be a problem with the driver... Im not discounting that
but most don't have the problem

so you have to look at your system first

A TDR does not mean that a NVida driver is bad)

Lucky last try use river tuner to reduce clocks to 669Mhz

Good luck
(sorry if those dont work)

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I am looking for a new graphics card.

My mother board:

would XFX Nvidia GeForce 8500GT PCI Express x16 2.0
work - notice the 2.0 part.
Would any PCI Express X16 + the 2.0 bit work?
I need to know ASAP!

Thanks Techguy, you are always my first and last resort.

A:Graphics card issue.

yes backward compatable

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Pls I have an issue with my system it's not up to a hear since I got it and the system starting doing something blinking, I thought it was the OK so I upgraded it to a Windows 10from Windows 8 that it came with, still the same it, it does something like a twitch it started once in a while but now it is almost evry 2mins,and I can even use the system to do any media production, since I use it church services, it has been very difficult with the constant twitch on the screen. Pls I need some urgent assistance. I don't know if It is the graphics card that is having the issue.

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hey im a newb,,,

my graphics card is a radeon 9200 i upgraded a while back for better gameing for ever(crack)quest and when i loaded the driver from the disk it woulndt let me play and i had to delete it and now am useing my old driver for the radeon 7000 and i get ati message everytime i log on that says i need to upgrade it and delte the old one i think thats what it means. so anyway sometime my comp will just turn off in the middle of gameing and i have to reboot or the monitor will turn off and and the computer will restart. and i am notice on when windows starts up it haves a loading bar now it never did before and in the middle of restart the monitor will shut off for a second and have the power saveing message and then comeback on..

back to the graphics card i read that the reason the driver for the 9200 isnt compatable with everquest is that it might be my mother board is to old,
if thats the case whats a good board to look in to ???

A:graphics card issue

if u go here http://www.pcfactoryoutlet.com/

and put in emachine as manufacturer and a26ev17f and the comp thats my specs lol except a logic tech laser mouse the readon 9200 and 256 mor memort =)

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I've a HP envy Leap Moton laptop with 8GB RAM and 4GB NVidia GT-750 graphics card,last year my laptops got accidently hit and due to that its hindges broke and needed to be replaced.After that i didn't noticed till now that whenever i play any high-end games my PC starts to Lag and ending me quitting the game.It should happen and also HP's benchmark saying that it is an Extreme Gaming Laptop.Please provide a solution ASAP

A:Graphics Card Issue

Need the precise Product Number or Model number. So the hinges have now been fixed? How did that happen? The GT750 video card is probably not adequate for some higher end games so also please specify the games you are trying to play as there may not be any fix to make your computer run a game beyond its hardware capability. 

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Hi, I was hoping someone could help with the following problem. I initially had a problem running Empire Total War game on my pc, my graphics card seemed to shut itself down and so I replaced it after being advised to do so on this website. I installed my new graphics card which runs like a dream. The problem is when ever I switch my computer on it starts up in 8bit mode, I then have to change this manually. Even more perplexing is that after changing to 16bit or above, when I start up my ETW game it resets everything to 8bit and as a result the game wont start. I then have to come out of the game and reset it to 16bit while the game is running. From then on it runs fine but inevitably have to go through the whole process again when I either switch on my computer or boot up the game again. Other games that are not run through steam seem to be fine although problem with steam does not explain why when my computer boots up its in 8bit.

Many thanks, for any support offered

A:Graphics card issue, perhaps

What video card is it that you have purchased?

Did you make sure to uninstall the previous video drivers and then install the newest drivers from NVidia: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

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