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Video card issue in Windows 7

Q: Video card issue in Windows 7

First off, this is very random when this happens, sometimes every five minutes, sometimes every five days. Whenever I'm running a full-screen program other than an internet browser, my computer will freeze and then the display will completely distort forcing me to restart my computer. I have visually inspected the card, reseated it, cleaned the slot, tried it in a different one, new drivers, old drivers, but it still happens and only in Windows 7; not XP. I have narrowed it to my video card which is a BFG nVidia GeForce 6200 pci card with 256MB of RAM. I have done everything that I can think of and it still won't work.

Preferred Solution: Video card issue in Windows 7

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.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Video card issue in Windows 7

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Hello & welcome to TGF.

Which W7? 32 or 64 bit?

When did the problem begin? What changed; installation or removal of hardware or software; updates to W7; antivirus, other program?

Random issues are very difficult to troubleshoot, for me. Reads like you've done everything I would do.

XFX suggested, for a different issue I had:
download new drivers for graphics card
uninstall nvidia graphics, in control panel > prog & features > nVidia
Download driver sweeper http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/
boot to safe mode
run driver sweeper
install new driver
boot to normal mode

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I have a Dell 8300 that is several years old. I (regretfully) opted for the free Windows 10 when it came out a few months ago. Despite it having some issue fully installing and running correctly, I have otherwise not had any issues until the last few days. I’ll say now that I also have 2 monitors which have never given me issue, one hooked up by HDMI and the other by traditional monitor cable.

This all started by appearing to not fully boot up. From a restart, the screen would be black which lead me to believe something was occurring that would prevent it from fully booting to my homescreen/desktop. Thinking I had inadvertently got a virus, I tried to boot in Safe Mode so that I could troubleshoot and if needed revert to a previous System Restore point. I had a *** of a time even getting into Safe Mode...only one out of every 5-10 hard resets would get to the blue screen when pressing F4, and once there, I would not allow me to do a restore point. I tried System Restore to one point, which said it failed, so I tried another, which failed, and another etc. It also would not complete the Startup Repair. It would give some type of error that it could not complete those tasks. I did not want to do a full system Reset/Refresh because I don't want to lose my personal files.

Selecting the option to boot in Safe Mode appeared to be doing the same thing where it would load to a black screen which again made me think it was locking up somewhere in the load process which nor... Read more

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Hey! I Have A Compaq Presario SR1420NX With An Nvidia FX5200 Video Card, Running Windows Vista Home Basic 32Bit With Service Pack 1. On Occasion, When I Turn On Or Restart My PC, I Get This Message:

"nvlddmkm stopped responding"

I Am Also Using The Latest Geforce Drivers from The NVIDIA Web site (Official drivers, Not Beta drivers). What Can I Do To Prevent This Problem Once And for all???

A:Windows Vista & Nvidia Video Card Issue!!!

Looks like that bug has been around a while

http://www.google.com/search?q=nvlddmkm stopped responding&num=20


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The computer I used was '' Lenovo Y510P ''. There is a '' Nvidia GT755M [SLI] '' as a display card. I have tried both ways of downloading the video card driver from both GeForce Experience and Nvidia driver site. Both kinds of graphics cards are starting to update. Later, the 'graphic driver is installed' part of the screen goes and never comes again. I can not enter Windows when I turn off the computer. I have to take format from scratch.After formatting, Windows automatically loads a graphics card driver in 2017, trying to update the driver again, it stays black on the screen again. I have to format again.With DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) program, I deleted the old video card driver and updated it again. But I met the same problem.I communicated with Nvidia and stated that I had such a problem. They asked me not to install the 388.13 video card driver. That graphics card driver has been loaded without any problems. But I have the same problem with all the video card drivers out there.NOTE: This problem only happens on Windows 10. I can update the display board without any problems in operating systems like Windows 8,8.1.NOTE: I have been having this problem for about 2 months, before I could update my display card in Windows 10 without a problem.The driver I am currently using is: 388.13

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The computer's a year old, running XP, and my boyfriend and I have no idea what's wrong with it (it's his). I'd put in hardware support but I don't know which piece of hardware may be corrupted, exploding as we speak, or what.

It began last night. He's done this before -- he has two monitors, one meant for a TV (I believe) and another old computer screen. Normally it runs on the TV one because it's bigger. He switched to the older one to show me how he can adjust the settings so that it's all vertical. That was great and dandy and we didn't expect any issues. He's done it before and it really isn't doing much to the computer.

Later, after midnight, he goes to switch everything back to normal. First, the computer acts like the monitor is there but that it can't do anything -- it tries to go into sleep mode or something. Then I suggest he unplug, shut down, plug things back in normally, and power back up. This appears to work.

I was a bit happy then, until we got to the XP loading screen. It's going... and then after, it flashes, then goes black. Nothing comes up, nothing does anything.

And so the three hour saga of last night begins. We restart, we spam F8, we get into safe mode, he disables Nvidia but can't open the application. Nor does his mouse function in safe mode (I know some don't, but it really doesn't help the situation). I've used my laptop to bring up shortcut keys and we're functioning through everything that way. He restarts after disabling Nvidia, an... Read more

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It's a Dell Dimension 2400, and it's behaving very oddly. I reformatted the hard drive, installed XP Pro from a Dell CD that did not come with that computer (he didn't have his CD on him, so I borrowed it from his colleague since he was losing money with no computer; I assume it's just the OS when it has a separate driver CD; do some of Dell's OS CD's include the drivers?), and then installed all the programs that the client needed. I then got the drivers from the Dell website (chipset, audio, video, and network). It was running great the whole time I was working on it, which was for many hours.

The next morning, the client started to use it. It worked fine for a little bit, but then started to give errors like the following:

"Instruction at "0x00000000" memory could not be read. Click OK to terminate the program."

Program: Explorer.exe

"The application failed to initialize properly (0Xc0000044). Click OK."

Program: Firefox

"The application failed to initialize properly (0xc000012d). Click OK."

Program: iexplore.exe

It came to a point where even RIGHT-clicking on MY COMPUTER and attempting to select "Properties" would cause issues (gave an error message saying the action could not be performed).

When I checked it out later on, sure enough, it was doing exactly that. And even when I tried shutting the computer down, it said I was not authorized to do so. Very odd.

It even got to the poin... Read more

A:Is this a RAM issue, video card, video drivers...?

check the hdd for a recovery partition for the dell pc this may be a problem where you have used another xp cd to install and not the original one.

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I just installed Windows 8 on my PC and am having a quirky issue on the desktop. Whenever I try to right click on the desktop, the screen flashes as if it is resetting itself, and then it goes back to the desktop photo. The menu never pops up. If I open a program or a folder, the right click menu shows up just fine. Is it disabled? Is there a fix?

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Hi all

I was working away on my desktop tonight, and suddenly the monitor started freaking out. Here is a video to show you what's going on at startup

http://yfrog.com/7fvid00002z - starts 26 seconds in, sorry bout that

When it happened I was working in Cubase. I'd just reset the audio driver, and it started doing like in the video. After a little bit, the signal cuts out completely. It's not the monitor, I've checked with a spare and it's the same. I don't have another video card around at the moment, but I'm wondering if it's likely to be an issue with the hardware, or software/virus type stuff.

The computer is XP, 2gb ram, nVidia Geforce card (sorry, can't recall which one) etc. Incidentally the card itself looks fine, ie it doesn't look like it's shorted or anything.

Thanks in advance

A:Video card issue or something more serious? (w/ video)

Yeah, it's most likely the video card. I'd suggest reinstalling the drivers and then if that doesn't work, replacing it.

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So the other day i was on my computer and i went to open Minecraft, i logged in and then when it went to open and all the sudden different colored pixelated lines came across the screen so i shut my computer off and waited a bit then when i turned it back on it was fine untill i tried to open Minecaft again, then the lines got thicker and changed from horizontal to vertical. I shut my compter off again, waited and this time the lines were there as soon as i turned it on, so i started it up in safe mode and tryed to run a virus scan but it only ran for a second and said there was no threats found. So i tried to start it normally and everytime i did it would bluescreen after it logged in. Then i tried to reinstall windows with my windows 7 disc and it got about half way through then bluescreened and then when i turned my computer back on everything was bigger and i could only see about 1 3rd of the screen and i cant see the things that i can do (all i could see was safe mode). So im wondering if its my video card and if it is i have a spare one i can try but i dont know if it will screw up the spare, and since its half way through installing windows will that affect the card at all? By the way my computer is a Gateway DX series with a ATI Radeon Premium HD 4600 series graphics card

A:Video card issue, please help

what are you running
video card brand and model
power supply

check the listings in the bios for 12v line voltages and temperatures and post them
in the device manager uninstall the video card
reboot tapping f8 and choose low resolution mode
when windows finishes rebooting
disable a/virus
install your drivers
reboot the computer

wait till windows finishes installing

gateway are well known for failing power supplies

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I've got a new card installed in my computer, and the video is excellent. The issue I'm having is I have no audio. I had a look into it, and my sound device thinks I'm using a HDMI cable (when I'm really only using a VGA cable).

As for the card, I'm using an ATI HD2400 card. I have the latest drivers, and when I install the only video card, I get sound back.

Here's a screen shot of my sound devices before and after I hooked up the new card.

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ok so i have a GeForce4 MX 440, and i am trying to get it to run on a 500mHz P3 Hewlett Packard 8565c. but i cannot find a driver set that will actually run anything besides a desktop app. every game a run freezes at the loading screen or just freezes up during the ad screens. i have tried the 56.72, 56.64, 44.03.....can someone point me in a better direction?

A:Video Card Issue

Might not be the video drivers. You may need to update the AGP controller drivers for your HP computer. They are typically GART drivers.

Surprise surprise, HP doesn't offer any updated drivers on their site (that I could find...) They do tell us that it is a Via Pro chipset, so we can probably just use the VIA 4 in 1 drivers; however, other sites claim that it has an ASUS P2B-VT with an Intel BX440 chipset.

Please verify which chipset is on your motherboard. Then I can suggest updating the chipset drivers and possibly the BIOS on the board.


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I know this was a thread before but I wanted to ask about this. One day I turned on my computer and the screen would not come on. I figured out that I had to put the cable back into the on-board video port and it came on. Now up until this day my video card was working fine. I am not sure how it got switch back onto the on-board card but I need help getting back to the other one. My mother board is the
ASUS M2N68-AM if that helps. I have never played with the bios before and don't want to mess it up. If someone could give me a step by step guide to how to change it back I would be very grateful. Now I have a decient video card and don't want to have to buy another one if I can avoid it. It's a Nvidia Gforce 8400 I think it's been so long since I looked at it I am not 100% sure and I can't find the box it came in. It's a 512mb card.

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i was told i have a device error but i don't know how to get a report or documentation on that. i have pinpointed it down to my video card because windows will only start normally if i unplug the video cable that goes to my tv. otherwise it only starts in safe mode. can anyone help?

A:video card issue

I'm just reaching here.... Is that port/plug able to run both ways?...
I mean can it be video out, or video in? Maybe windows thinks its a source for vid, and just won't start..

Or, ...... is your comp set to tv out as default monitor?.. Is your tv on when you boot? can you see windows on your tube?...
Perhaps on boot it sees that connected port first and just assumes that is the monitor your using.

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I just recently received a new Radeon 9800 Pro 128MBDDR card and swapped it with my old Radeon 9500 Pro 128MB card.
I'm running Windows XP Professional with SP2 and I'm receiving an error similar to one someone had here, but as I have no idea how to fix it using the troubleshooting he was given, I'm requesting aid here.

"INF error
Video driver not found.

Setup was unable to complete.
Install display adapter with a Standard VGA driver before running setup"

This was what popped up when I attempted to install using the provided Catalyst software disk. I attempted to reinstall Windows, but the problem was not fixed, and the card driver in hardware profiles is showing as "Radeon 9100 Family (Microsoft Corporation)", which likely means it's running on the Windows drivers...

I'm not great at software troubleshooting, and this driver thing worries me. Please advise.

Here is the Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:49:53 AM, on 4/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
E:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
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A:New video card issue

Edit 3:
Now it's not even showing in my hardware profiles and the installation disk continues to give me the INF error and I have not appropriate VGA driver. Tried finding a fix on the ATI website, but there isn't anything between catalyst 4 and 7.4

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I'm hoping someone can help with some suggestions.

I have a Core2Duo 2.2GHz PC with 8Gb RAM running Win7Pro 64-bit. Motherboard is an MSI MS-7345. Nothing special, I know, but it is a work PC only!

Recently I bought a new video card as the old one was causing some minor issues. I bought a Gigabyte GT520 (nVidia) PCIe card (yes I know, again, nothing special) but after I installed it, my PC would regularly freeze and then come back with a message that the display driver failed and had recovered. Other times it would just freeze and then eventually start responding again. Funny thing was, that you could still move the mouse and you could use Ctrl-Alt-Del to try to open Task Manager, but nothing would happen when you did. Tried the latest driver, tried earlier driver versions (based on what I read on forums) but nothing helped. At the suggestion of a forum, I replaced the PSU with a 600w unit. This made no difference either.

Just last week I bought a new video card - this time an Asus HD 5450 (ATI) card. Same problems still occuring, although slightly less frequently than before.

So now I'm guessing it's either a motherboard or CPU issue. Before I replace either, is there any diagnostics (or inbuilt Windows tools) that might be able to tell me which it is?? I can buy a replacement motherboard and/or CPU, but if I'm going to end up having to buy both (because I'm guessing), I'd rather just buy the latest spec CPU and a motherboard to suit.

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A:Video card issue....or is it?

Have you updated/reinstalled the video drivers?

Also, as you have used both chipset types (ie: nVidia & ATI), you could have a driver conflict issue. Personally, I'd recommend a fresh install of the OS before any further hardware swapping. Just to rule out an OS/software/driver issue.

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Thanks for your help.

If an integrated video card (nVidia 128zx) does not have an IRQ assigned, what needs to be done?

A Standard VGA video driver and a 16 colors configuration is all that shows.

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Hello folks...

Sorry if this straddles OS and hardware forums so if an admin wants to move it, that's fine and sorry.

I have a problem that perhaps you folks can corroborate for me or give me an insight for, thanks.

Recently when working on my brother in law's PC, I encountered what is in the attached photo.

The computer freezes, and has to be hard rebooted. It happens sometimes at sign-in and sometimes randomly. It did it when I had his PC but I had done some tweaks since then and it seemed to have resolved.

Some background:
PC came to me with a shot power supply which I replaced with exact same one, refurb.
PC had over 250 virusus which I cleaned up and then defragged.
Interior of PC was VERY filthy, clogged heat sink, power supply fan, etc. and innards covered with dust.
Now personally, I feel it is an onboard video issue and may relate to the fact that this PC had some stress, and was likely overheated at times.

I don't have the PC right now, or I would test it with an old card I think I have or simply blow the HD away and start from scratch.

Anyway, thoughts are appreciated.


A:OS Issue or video card?

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Hello everyone I really need everyone's help with my issue. I have a 2-3 year old system, that looks like this;

AMD Athlon XP Duron (K7) Socket A
256MB, 40 GB HD, 4x AGP slot, Windows XP, Direct X 9.0c

I bought Madden 2005 but have been having a problem with the game freeze during gameplan 99% of the time, w/high pitch beeping noise

I was told that I needed a new video card, had a Prophet 4000XT 64MB. So on friday I bought MSI Nvidia 5500XT TV OUT 256MB DDR. I got home and uninstalled the old card, put in the new one, removed the old video drive and installed the new driver from MSI site, version 6711 and thought there would be no problem.

I was wrong. I tested it out on videos wo/any problem. I tried to play the game Madden 2005 and MVP baseball 2004 and both tried to launch and went to full blank screen w/hour glass in the middle and the locked up, had to rebot. I was told today to adjust the Chipset Features Setup in bios to, AGP mode 4x (max), AGP Comp. Driving AUTO, AGP Fast Write DISABLED and AGP APerture Size to 256MB. still didn't correct problem

I have tried adjusting the resolution, refresh rate, hardware accelation, etc. still can't determine what the issue is.

In Direct X 9.0c, the display mode said that my drive is not digitally signed, I did the Direct Draw test, first part-no problem, secound part-no problem, thired part (full screen mode)- it goes to full screen w/words "Direct X Tool" at top, rest is all white and locks up, hav... Read more

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Hopefully I posted this in the right section. I've searched for similar topics, but I can only find bits and pieces of information. Nothing really close to my situation.

I'm having issues with my GeForce 7800GS. When trying to play a game like Half-Life 2, I get very low FPS. Approximately 15fps. My video settings are all set to the lowest settings in game, and I disabled Vertical Sync, Anistotropic Filtering on the card. I have the latest drivers also. Still, I get very low fps. Practically unplayable.

I'm not the most technical person so I decided to use CPU-Z to get all my system specs. Below are screenshots of each tab in CPU-Z. Any helps would be greatly appreciated.

Might have to copy/paste the link into browser to see images.


A:Video card issue...I think. Please help!

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First I tried to update the driver for the onboard video, that failed miserably and I got a black screen. So I got a brand new GeForce 8400 installed it and tried to install drivers for it and it said drivers were installed . Yes I have directx 9 installed. But now upon reboot I have a black screen. I already disabled the onboard graphics in My computer/properties/hardware. Please help I'm pulling the little bit of hair I have out.

A:Video Card Issue

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When ever i install my ATIRadeon express 200m graphics card driver it shows up with a window that says "No ATIGraphics Driver is installed, or the ATI Driver is not functioning properly, install the ATI Driver appropriate for your ati hardware" what you think is wrong? and i have the latest drivers from the site and i have uninstalled it 3 times and it still shows up. Please help if you can... i would appreciate it.

A:Video Card Issue - Please help!

Here is the site for Toshiba ATI driver:
Is this the driver you're using? Are you running XP? Why are you installing new drivers? Many times it is required to uninstall old drivers before installing new ones.
Windows Update (Custom) often has updated drivers for various Hardware devices. Have you checked?
HMMM-more questions -no answers yet.

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I was playing Sims 2 (have had this game since the day it came out 3 years ago so I know for a fact it should be working fine on my computer).

When I had it paused for a second, the screen went black, then came back on with thousands of little multicoloured psychadelic verticle lines/bricks all over the screen... then the screen went to a purple colour (Sims 2 loading screen colour) with a little TS2 hourglass, and then my house came back on and I could resume playing.

Why did this happen? Bad drivers? Overheating (GPU is 80C)?

My refresh rate on my desktop was lowered to 60Hz from my set value of 75Hz.

Wasn't an issue in the past......................................

A:Video card issue?

Has it only done this once? 80*C is warm but not baking for a 9800XT. My X1800's don't even consider 100*C hot. I do, they don't.

If this is a one time thing I would guess something caused VPU recover to kick in, or a driver that isn't quite what you need for your system. You can always try a newer or older driver.

I am guessing the fan on the card is working or your temps would have went out of range and caused a reboot.

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I'm running two video cards with three monitors. The main one is an Asus Nvidia 440GT and the secondary is a Zotac Nvidia GT 610. Both use the same driver.

My problem is that the Zotac card refuses to start on the first boot of the day. I restart and it initializes flawlessly until the next morning. Same thing every morning.

Now, to me, this sounds like a bad solder joint that won't connect cold. The boys in Pakistan want me to reinstall windows and all 135 programs as well as a 4 hour diagnostic session. I said bullshit. I'll replace the $50 card before I piss away several days rebuilding an otherwise perfectly functioning machine.

I'm not a gamer, and I know these are not high end video cards, but they do what I need done.

Does anyone else concur, or have any suggestions. Or.. do you think my assessment is correct and I should just replace the card.

A:2nd Video Card Issue

Give the oven trick some thought. If it kills the card you are going to replace it anyway.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1764 with Windows 7 Home

A few days ago while watching a video on ESPN.com an error message popped up saying I had an issue with my video card and then my computer froze and restarted itself before I can write down what the error message said. Now when I turn on my computer I get to the screen to type in my username and password and get to my desktop but before the computer is fully loaded it freezes. Everything on my desktop comes up normally with all the icons and background. I can start my computer in safe mode and tried a system restore to no avail.

Can anyone help with my issue or send me in the right direction?

I did notice that under safe mode when my screen saver is supposed to come on I get this message "The screen save can't run because it requires a newer video card or one that's compatible with Direct3D".. Don't know if that is related

Thanks for the help

A:Possible Video Card Issue

This laptop has Intel HD Graphics. It is called on-board graphics permanently part of the motherboard and it is not a video card. The graphics driver might have become corrupted or the graphics chip might have overheated

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This is very unusual, but last night i shut my computer down, then this morning when i went to turn it on, it can't load the windows logon screen, so in safe mode, i uninstalled the driver for my MSI nvidia NX 6600GT and then rebooted and it start normally, but, when i reinstalled the driver same thing hapened. Any suggestions??

A:video card issue

maybe try a different driver for the card and see if that fixes it

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Well the thing is Im wondering if my computer can support a 128 MB Video Card, I know I need to check my motherboard specs and all but how do I do this? And also at the same know if my computer can or cannot support 128/256. Thank You.

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Okay, I just got a new mobo so I could use my phenom II. But the thing is whenever I plug my monitor into my 250 the monitor doesn't come on. When I lug it into the onbaord graphics it does come on. Any suggestions?

A:Video Card Issue

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I recently purchased a Geforce4 MX440 64MB AGP video card . When I install it my video will not come on at all. It doesn't matter if I plug the monitor into the new card or old onboard card, no video with new card in. Tried adding it manually and it's not even on the selection list. Can't install the drivers that came with the card as it says hardware device not found, please install your card.

I am running XP home. and have an ECS mobo #P4VMM2, MicroATX, VIA P4M266 Chipset 1.7ghz P4 cpu.

Someone suggested disabling the vga in BIOS, there is a setting for PCI or AGP and mine is set to AGP, where in BIOS do I go to do that? Is this a voltage issue? Thanks for any help you can give in advance! It's driving me batty.

PS: I have been to the driver site and d/l and installed the XP gforce drivers for the whcl.

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Does anyone have any ideas?

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I'm having a problem with my laptop display. When it's plugged in the screen looks fine, but when I unplug it the display looks dim and sort of faded. Updating my graphics card driver solves the issue, but after I do that I can't open some programs like Skype and itunes. So I have to roll back the driver and deal with he display issues if I want to actually use my programs.

Any help on how to fix this would be appreciated.

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Hello Everybody,

I got a serious problem with my video card: Geforce 6600 GT 128 DDR3. Whenever I start a game, the game will start first. My LCD monitor then shows "No Signal". After that, my machine will restart itself. I don't have any problem with runing any other applications, such as: AutoCAD.

I tried two games so far. One "Nascar Thunder 2004"; the other one is: "X2". Both of them came with the video card.

The configuation for my machine is:
Inter PIV 3.00 GHz
Asus P4P800-E Deluxe
Kingston 1G Memory
Geforce 6600 GT 128 DDR3 Video Card
Dual LCD Monitor

I know this doesn't make sense. But trust me, it does happen to me. Would it be a conflict between the motherboard and the video card? How come the video card works fine with other applications but games?

Any comments will be appliciated.

A:Video Card Issue, Help Please!

Hmm...Have you tried getting the latest video card drivers from Nvidia?

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comp specs:
dell dimension 9100
windows media center 2005
intel pentium dual core 2.8 ghz
1 gig ram
160 mb storage
nvidia geforce 6800
sound blaster live! 24-bit

hello. i've been recently getting the dreaded blue screen of death with the main problem being the file nv4_mini.sys.

It started after playing fear combat online (great game btw), the whole screen froze and pixelated. it always worked fine before, so i have no idea what triggered this problem. i restarted to find out that everything had been pixelated, slower, and my monitor was constantly blinking. leaving the computer on like this would eventually lead to the BSOD with the problem stating nv4_mini.sys.

anyway, i wiped my harddrive, installed all new drivers, same problem. wiped harddrive again, installed some older drivers, same problem. looked on several other forums addressing the same problem and it seems that a lot of other people have the same problem, with slight variations. the common factor having an nvidia graphics card. a lot of the solutions state that the drivers are corrupt, damaged, whatever. i've tried. and i've come to the conclusion that its my video card (i think). but, i'm really not sure, and although i'm pretty good with computers, i tend to get frustrated with trouble shooting. thus, i know nothing about it. everything else seems to be fine except for the graphics.

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A:video card issue

Try booting into safe mode,

Then run Driver cleaner pro ,, remove nvidia ,,

reboot and then install latest official forceware driver from www.nvidia.com ,


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Hello gang,

My Nvidia 560 stopped working so while I was waiting for the replacement I was using my onboard Intel HD graphics. After I installed the new card, my monitor would not display anything unless it was connected to the onboard graphics.

No big deal I thought. I booted into safe mode, removed all display drivers ( Nvidia and intel) and ran driver sweeper to remove the remnants.

The computer booted with the monitor plugged into the 560 just fine in the crappy resolution. I installed the latest Nvidia drivers downloaded from the website.

Now I get video through POST and the windows loading screen, but when it loads to my desktop the monitor displays no video.

I am trying to avoid reinstalling the OS. Any ideas?

Also keep in mind my motherboard does not have the ability to disable the onboard graphics in the BIOS.

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
ASRock Extreme7 Gen 3
EVGA Nvidia 560 GTX SC 2GB

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Update. I have tried driver versions 301.42 (newest), 295.73 and 285.62.

Now when I boot, I get video past POST into the windows loading screen and after the display goes blank the computer reboots.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102609#DetailSpecs Is the radeon x800 made before the lets say x1300 because this card seems more expensive and it has a better clock speed. Is it just as good as the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130264

A:Video card issue

Not as good as the 6800GS, but not far behind. If you are on a tight budget, you won't be disapointed with an X800 card. But if you have the cash, get that 6800GS. I will last you a little longer in the long run (SM3.0 support for example).

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First post here - j/s.

Anyway, I'll explain this quick.

I bought a HD 5670 a week ago, it has been giving me some problems with multicoloured lines on screen. I've done the elimination process and it's defo the card. The onboard chip works fine. The lines only appears sometimes though and usually only when I turn it on in the mornings.

Here's a screenie of the issue:

Returned the card to the store as they had to take my word for it as faulty (their test machine was bust).

Got my money back and am going to use it to buy a better card - HD 6850.

The worry is that, what if that card also creates problems? Then it'd clearly be the motherboard's fault, huh? What then? Only option I see is to get a refund for the PC as well. (It's about 2 weeks old.)

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I was on my computer last night and all was fine. When I woke up this morning, my screen resolution had changed to a super low res, (I don't remember how low) and now Windows 8 lists my video card as a Microsoft Display Basic Driver. It is actually an Asus card with 1 GB of ram but windows shows it only has 256mb. Has this happened to anyone else?

A:Video card issue

Hi Titan.

Seems like you card misses its driver.
First thing you can try is reinstall the driver (latest one if available, try to get from ASUS download site)
But few question here. Did you do anything last night? Like updating, changing setting, connecting dual monitor, got powerline failure.? Or any event during running.
There is a routine I use to do, every few months I take out the Video card, clean it with dry clothe, and re-seating it firmly to the PCI-e slot.

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Hey everyone,

I've been having on/off problems with (I think) my graphics card for about a year. It just recently went screwy on me again and I wanted to see if anyone could possibly tell me what's going on, since it's driving me crazy and it makes me all nervous when the problem comes back after a few months of "worry-free" use. lol

Basically what happens is the graphics on my screen will go all screwbally, all kinds of colors going on and it freezes my computer and eventually crashes and reboots itself or I have to manually reboot - it depends on its mood. I noticed it happened the most when trying to play Second Life, but it also happens when I'm not running a game like that, just not as often. Now, when I reboot... the BIOS screen (that's what that black screen is when you boot up, right? I'm sorry if I'm using the wrong term) has all kinds of funky characters on it. Words are misspelled, there are exclamation points and such. My computer does boot up, but once I'm in, my graphics card is no longer working and the device manager gives me that code 10 error saying the device cannot start.

It seems that if I leave my computer off for a few hours, I'm able to start up my PC and everything is normal again.

I've tried reseating the cables to and from my monitor/video card and I've reseated the video card itself. I have the latest drivers installed and I've even rolled back to a previous version to see if... Read more

A:On/Off again video card issue - I think?

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Hi guys,

I purchased a GeForce 7600 PCIe for my system. I loaded the card in the system and everything seemed to be ok. My computer froze while on it, it froze while it was just sitting there. So I made sure I had the latest drivers and everything and the card is still doing this. What could be the issue that I am missing? The card has SLI technology, does a motherboard have to be ready for that in a video card or does it matter? Very lost with this, as the card functions fine and then it just locks. Also, I have windows Vista, and alot of people keep telling me that is the issue. But I have Windows Vista on another PC that just got a video card upgrade to PCIe and it has no problems at all.

Thanks for your help.

A:Video Card issue

It sounds like a PSU (Power Supply Unit) problem to me. What're the specs on yours? Find the sticker on your PSU and either post a screenshot, or post the info off of it. This is how a typical PSU sticker looks.

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Hi everyone, my first post on this forum.
Hoping someone may be able to help me out.
I have a Dual Core 6400 with 2 gig RAM, 2x 250 G SATA drives, Asus p5nsli motherboard, 550w power supply and a 256mb Nvidia 7600GS graphic card.

My problem:
Last evening I was working away when the suddenly the screen just when black and came up as out of scan range. No restart, No BSOD, infact every thing seem to be functioning okay... although the hard drive light was on. Does anyone have any idea on what might be the problem? im thinking graphics card but the fact the hard drive light remained on also think maybe it could be a HD problem? I couldn't find anything odd in the event viewer.
This has happened a couple of times before but only ever when I have been rendering animations and had put it down to software problems but this time i was just using firefox to browse the internet.

any ideas would be greatly welcomed... many thanks,

A:Possible Video Card Issue?

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Hi, New to the forum. I did a search for cideo card forums and this came up so I hjope i can get my answers here. I hvae an Sappire ATI Radeon Atlantis 9800 pro( with 128 ram) and i have the new drivers instaled, and etc. well last week i revmoed my brothers Steam account with its games(half life 2 and etc) and then started my own steam account. After i did that i noticed what ATI is calling a bursting effect in games only. Now I tried re-seating the card, tried un-installing the drivers and fresh instlaling them, done all mal-ware scans and still have this issue(look at screenshots below). look in order too.


see those silver sparkling stuff as well as the transparency. those are what i'm dealing with. Now if my card is failing wouldn't it affect what i view online or even in non-games like watching a movie? and if not what are some other signs? Or does anyone have any clue what this issue may be? Also If my card is failing can someone suggest a better card that costs a reasonable ammount since money is tight?(this card was bought june 05)

Thank you in advance

A:Video card issue

Definately artifacts that can be caused by overheating. Does it do this immediately or only after playing for a while?

I'd inspect the card fan to ensure it's spinning full speed, as well as get a can of compressed air and ensure the heatsink isn't packed up with dust and debris.

If all else fails, it's possible you fried some vram on the card from higher temps.

If you do consider upgrading, I'd highly recommend the Sapphire X800GTO as it's 256mb, comes in AGP (be careful not to get the PCI-E version!) and can be had on NewEgg from $125 to $139 (depending on specials/sales, etc.). I've also gotten lucky and gotten full 16-pipe versions from Sapphire where GTO's are only supposed to have 12 (your 9800 is only 8-pipes to give you some measure of comparison).

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Well, I got a new computer 8 days ago from Best Buy. I bought a graphics card for it and tried to make it my primary card. I found out that the computer is freezing whenever I hit a key during the boot up, this includes the keys to get into the settings.

So, I brought it back to best buy and took it to the geek squad. The guy hooked it up and tested it out...Everything worked fine....I thought okay, cool and brought it home and tried again. It freezes...

So, this issue is obviously something wrong with something at my house, but I don't know what/how to fix it.

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, I couldn't figure out where exactly to put it.

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OK i just recently purchased the Ati radeon 9250. my problem is how do i install it ive looked at the directions and used them but still no luck. to install do i take out my old card and just pop in the new one and install it from disc becuase i cant get a image if i do that. basically i need the exact order to do things while installing it if anyone can help. i might mention his pretty old computer running a pentium 3 500mz processor lol.

A:Video card install issue

First go into Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel and remove the drivers for your old card. Then shut down and remove the old card and install the new one. Reboot the computer and install the new cards drivers. Download the newest drivers from ATI. The ones that comes with cards are usually very out of date.

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My computer has been working well and I use it as an HTPC. I have a SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X HD4870 2G GDDR5 PCI-E video card that I had hooked up to my TV via HDMI. I have watched countless movies on it and haven't had any issues. The computer is just a few weeks old and I have over 1,300 movies on it. I was working on the computer and walked away from it for a few minutes. I was logged in to the computer via a VNC (TeamViewer) and I came back to the computer and noticed that I was logged off. I went downstairs to check the computer and the first thing I noticed that all of the external hard drives were off.

There was no picture on the monitor. The front light was on (on the power button) but the computer wasn't running. I shut the power off on the back, unplugged the external hard drives and powered it back on. The video card was now making an extremely loud noise (normally runs very quiet) and the red LED (D1601: Over Temp Protection) was on and solid. The computer would not boot up to any BIOS screen or any picture at all on the monitor. I tried plugging in a normal VGA monitor and no go. I shut it down and pulled out the video card and plugged into the on board port for HDMI (also tried VGA) and booted up again. Everything seemed to power on but I still have no picture.

A:Sapphire Video Card Issue

Try resetting the Bios by disconnecting the power lead then removing the coin shaped silver battery for a few minutes.
There may also be a jumper you should move temporarily, if you have a manual for the motherboard it will explain what to do.

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Ok ladies and gents, I'm a bit stumped with this most recent issue brought to me by a friend's dad. Gotta love the fact that since you know computers you are everyone's tech guy

I'll preface the issue with the computer itself. He has an eMachines T6216 with an ATi x1300 Pro (256mb) PCI-E card.

Anyway, onto the issue. For the past month or so his computer has been experiencing weird booting habits. You push the power button and receive power and everything appears to be working (hd spinning, leds flashing, etc etc). However, there is no display. In order to get the computer to boot with a display he was having to hold the power button down for four seconds to manually turn the machine off, then quickly press the button again and presto! Everything worked from then on. He said this didn't happen EVERY time he did a cold boot, but the majority of the time.

So now down to the main issue. Today I received a phone call asking me to stop by and take a look at his comp, that he wasn't getting any video out of the card. However, when using the onboard video he booted just fine.

Right away I think its something simple as the card slid out of its slot or something amateur like that. Hoping it's that simple at least, because it is about 10pm and I'd rather not go on a house call this late for something that isn't an easy fix.

Either way, I get there and I check the card and it was seated fine. No lose connections at all. So I proceed to ... Read more

A:Mobo/Video Card Issue

e-machines do have problems. As for this case the only thing you can do is try another Slot(AGP or PCI) with another graphics card. Perhaps you could borrow one from a local PC shop or another friend to test with.

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Hi Guys,

Perhaps some of you might help me out or at least help me understand the issue at hand:
I recently bought an ECS Geforce6100PM-M2 (v3.0) motherboard. Wanted to install my old MSI NVIDIA N9600GT video card, I found out that there seems to be something wrong with the compatibility.
The motherboard can't seem to find the video card; upon connecting the monitor to the video card, I get "No Signal" on my AOC F22 22-inch monitor.

ECS Tech Support suggested flashing the BIOS, which I did successfully (No visible damage done as far as I'm concerned) - Did not work, still "No Signal" on display.

I downloaded & installed the latest NVIDIA drivers to support the video card (I do have the install disc) - Also no result, still "No Signal" on display.

I tried it on both Windows Vista Home basic 32-bit as well as Windows 7 32-bit & 64-bit.

Weird: I installed the MSI N9600GT MD1G video card on an Intel system of a friend of mine, runs great, runs like a charm.
I installed an XFX Geforce 8500GT 512MB card on my AMD system, also runs like a charm.
When I place the 9600GT onto my AMD system, I can't get display signal.

It was brought to my attention that:
1. The 9600GT card is too fast for the motherboard to handle.
2. Faulty video card (which I doubt because it runs fine).
3. Manufacturing fault on the motherboard's side.
4. Incompatibility motherboard & video card (something I was not aware of because it was ... Read more

A:Video Card/Motherboard Issue

My initial thought while reading through your post was that you may have to change the BIOS to disable the onboard video (assuming that is what you were previously using), or to tell it to boot from PCI-e slot rather than VGA, again in the BIOS.

However, not so sure after you said the 8500GT worked! I would still check the BIOS for those options though.

Also, does the 9600GT require its own power? If it does and you haven't connected it that could be a cause, if it does and you have connected it it may be that you PSU just can't output enough juice to run it.

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So i bought a Radeon 9700 Pro
Problem is that after I get in into anything 3d, it usually crashs in under 10 seconds

I have tried everything from getting new drivers to updating my chipset, fooling with power settings in bios, changing AGP speed, turning of Fast Right, etc. etc. etc.

I spent 2 hours on phone with tech support yesterday and got pretty much nowhere. The guy said it could be a power issue even though I have a 310wat power supply and it only needs a 300wat. Oddly, it works in some games and not in others, Neverwinter Nights works fine, while anything that runs on the halflife engine crashs. Even more oddly, last night halflife based things started working, i thought the problem was fixed somehow, but then today it started crashing again.

So anyways, if you have any ideas please let me know

I dont feel like wating for a geforce 5900 or blowing another hundred bones on a new power source.

A:Video card issue, I doubt anyone can help, but please try =)


Mobo .. Iwill P4R533 series
CPU .. p4 1.7ghz
Ram .. 512 mb Rambus
Sound Card .. Soundblaster PCI 512

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I originally posted this problem in the XP forum, received some suggestions from Rollin Rog but I still have a problem that I "think" is hardware related.

I would appreciate an opinion.

This problem started innocently.

I noticed that I had forgotten to turn my power options back on after doing a defrag. So, enabled the default for desktop (turn off screen after 10 minutes) and then left the system for a while.

When I returned, the screen was black (normal), but when I wiggled the mouse, nothing happened. So, I rebooted and just after the Windows XP screen with the progress meter, the system stopped booting.

Did a reset, and booted to safe mode and system came up fine.

I suspected either video drivers or card failure.

So, I uninstalled the drivers via Add/remove (card is an ATI Radeon 9200) as well as the ATI Catalyst Center, and rebooted.

At the desktop, PnP detected new hardware which I cancelled out of.

Downloaded the latest drivers and software from ATI and installed.
Reboot was requested to complete the install.
Did so, and on the subsequent reboot, I had the identical symptoms with the system hang before the desktop appears.

Prior to the initial uninstalls above, I did a system restore to 2 days prior, with no change.
Have also disabled and re-enabled "most" services as part of my troubleshooting.

So, right now I am running in Normal mode with native Windows drivers and everything appears fine.

My question is:

Is this a symptom of a vi... Read more

A:Solved: Video Card Issue?

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