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Graphics card doesn't post any graphics to my monitor, computer boots up fine

Q: Graphics card doesn't post any graphics to my monitor, computer boots up fine

Hey everyone, I'm in dire need of some help with my PC. The computer turns on fine, and boots up (can hear the windows start up tune) but I can't see anything on the monitor. Here's the details:

I was playing a computer game on friday, and during that it crashed. I have no idea if this is when things started or not, but I restarted and it was fine.

On sunday I had another crash, only the screen flickered once or twice and there were green pixel lines going from top to bottom of the monitor , about 2 inches apart in a perfect pattern. When I restarted, there were no graphics on the monitor. The light was flashing indicating it was on power saving mode.

I took the computer apart, unplugged everything, and put it all back together, and for whatever reason it worked fine for about 6 hours.

The next day I turned the computer on, and it loaded fine, but shortly after there was the return of the green pixel lines, with the added addition of the top left corner of the screen being filled with green pixelated triangles in a perfect pattern. These were flickering furiosly.

I tried restarting my computer, and again I got no graphics posted to the monitor. However the computer booted up fine, and I heard the start up tune, and 5 minutes later I shut it down by pressing the "Power Off" button on my keyboard.

I tried another monitor and again, got nothing. I then tried taking the computer apart and putting it back together again, only this time it didn't help.

I've taken my graphics card out, put it back in, used both the monitor cable ports, left the computer off all night without the power cable in, and I can't get anywhere.

I've taken my old card (GeForce 8800GTX) out, and borrowed my landlords 7800GTX, which is working fine at the moment. I would go and buy a new card, but I don't want to risk this happening again if I don't know why it's happening. (Fingers crossed I don't break my landlords graphics card by putting it in my pc)

I would like to know what's causing this, if it is my graphics card, or whether my motherboard will just start eating future graphics cards. A friend of mine had a scenario not long ago where his motherboard kept breaking his graphics cards some how. How would I know it would be safe to splash out on a new card?

My computer worked fine for 2+ years until now.

I'd also like to point out that the fans didn't go into faster mode at any point, they all remained pretty calm, so I don't think it was overheating.

My computer's spec is:
OS: Windows XP
GPU: GeForce 8800gtx
DVD: Sony DVD-RW Q170A
Networking: Nvidia nForce Networking Controller
Processor: Intel(r) Core(tm)2 Quad CPU @2.66GHz
Motherboard: nForce 680i SLI
PSU: Enermax Galaxy 1000 watt

Thank you everyone =)

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A: Graphics card doesn't post any graphics to my monitor, computer boots up fine

Its usually just the graphics cards, they do fail especially if they overheat - then video card fan not speeding up might have been the problem - most are dynamic and should actually speed up under load. Depending on the manufacturer of your 8800GTX you might be able to get it replaced under warranty if they have a 3 year or greater warranty.

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I'm trying to figure out if my problem is my graphics card (EVGA GTX 460 1GB) or my motherboard (Biostar TZ68A+ LGA1155).

This computer is a brand new build. Please click my system specs for more details.

I have two PCI-E 2.0 slots. There is one x16 slot and one x4 slot.

90% of the time, my machine freezes a few seconds after powering on (at the BIOS logo screen or a few seconds after that) while inserted in the x16 slot. Sometimes it works, however, yet it is so infrequently that I've given up on the x16 slot for now. It will even freeze after I've entered my BIOS settings page, even just while browsing around in it.

The same graphics card in my PCI-E 2.0 x4 slot works fine (if you ignore the fact that it's running at 1/4 it's potential speed). At least I can boot the machine up.

I've spoken with a few different professionals about this, and the conclusion is that my problem lies either (a) with my PCI-E x16 slot; or (b) with my GTX 460. Apparently the graphics card COULD work just fine in the x4 slot and still be damaged.

Now, I know that you're going to tell me to try a different card in my computer, or try the card in a different computer. However that isn't practical for me at the moment.

I was wondering what you guys think, or if anyone has experience with this first-hand.

What are you leaning towards? Mobo, or Gfx card?
 

A:Graphics card in PCI-E x16 doesn't work, works fine in the x4 slot ??

Should also have mentioned that I've run three passes with Memtest86 without any errors.
 

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Hi All,

So, I upgraded from an Apple 20" HD Cinema display with an EVGA GTX 470 SC graphics card to a 27" Apple LED Cinema display with an EVGA GTX 680 SC graphics card.

My issue is that with the previous setup, I'd see the POST information during boot before the Windows 7 splash screen prior to desktop loading. With the new configuration, the screen remains black until it hits the Windows 7 splash screen.

The new display turns on automatically via its connection to the computer. It has no on/off button, unlike the 20" Apple Cinema display.

Also, with connections, the 20" used a direct DVI connection. The 27" display has a Mini DisplayPort connector, which is plugged into an MDP to DVI adapter, which is then plugged into my graphics card.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

A:New monitor and graphics card, POST screen not displaying during boot

Wow. 250 views and no ideas? Anyone?

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I recently got a VGA-HDMI Cable, so I could link my TV to my computer, but when I went to plug it in, my computer did not detect it. I then tried to force my computer to detect it, as many of the things I saw online recommended this, but this did not work either.
Please help me!
Thanks
J
Also, if its any help, my graphics card is AMD Radeon HD 6400M Series, and as this is a laptop, I cant really get a new graphics card.
 

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hey guys,
yesterday i bought a new Nvidia XFX 7600gt AGP to replace my old 5200 AGP and i got 512mb ram to up my gaming performance. I put these into my computer, the correct slots and everything, plugged my comp back in with the new adapter from the comp to monitor and then the problem began. The computer booted up, and the monitor had power, but nothing was displayed on the screen. Instead of a green light on the monitor, there is an amber one like when it's in standby. I'm baffled.
My specs are:
Intel Pentium 4 3CPUS
3.00ghz
Previously had 512mb ram, just put another 512 in.
Previously had 5200 AGP, just put in a 7600GT AGP.

Any help would be appreciated!
 

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Hi, I bought a new graphics card: ATI Radeon 9250 (AGP) and I plugged it into my AGP slot after removing my old NVIDIA Geforece3 Ti 500 graphics card and its drivers. When I turn on the power supply with my new graphics card in my monitor doesn't turn on and remains on standby mode. I made sure that everything is plugged in properly. Is there a way of allowing me to fix this problem so I can carry on with installing the drivers?

Here is my system overview:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 1/31/2010, 16:03:02
Machine name: AWARA2
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
System Model: Dimension 8200
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 801MB used, 1565MB 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

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab... Read more

A:Monitor doesn't turn on after I put in my new graphics card

You see no video at all, even no bios screen? If this is true, the new card may be bad
 

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Hey guys Mettalknight here

I recently bought a new Graphics Card (A Powercolor HD7750 Pic) this graphics card has 1 HDMI 1 VGA and 1 DVI slot. My old graphics card had the same setup so I thought no problem I will just take my 2 vga monitors and since I already have a converter it will work no problem right? Well I was wrong on that one. So my VGA monitor now works but the one that is converting from DVI to VGA doesn't. Is there any way to fix this? Do I need to go out and buy a new converter?

Thanks a lot for the help!
Mettalknight

A:Got a new graphics card and now my second monitor doesn't work

The problem is that the new card is DVI only on the DVI port. Also what you are connecting with is not a converter but an adapter. An actual DVI to VGA converter can cost upwards of $100 or more, where the adapters are a couple of dollars at most.

Sounds like your old card (what was it by the way?) was intended to do VGA over the DVI port in addition to the native VGA port. Unfortuneatly there is much you can do in this regard as very few if any cards made recently do more than VGA from one port, either native or via DVI adapter.

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Friends,

Lately I have been having graphics problems in games. There are these " artifacts", wierd shapes, triangles, ect that appear and "shot" through my screen. it is hard to explain what it looks like, except that it is NOT normal.

It is hard to say when these appeared. I have recently got a different monitor. It is not new. It is a Dell CRT monitor. I replaced 1 CRT with another because I am cheap .

I have the latest drivers, I think, for my graphics card ( GeForce 5700 LE ). Not great , but not terrible. I play the games with either low or medium settings. I ran a benchmark test that was terrible.

Any ideas as to weather it is the card or monitor?
 

A:Solved: Graphics problem, monitor or graphics card ??

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My motherboard is gigabyte ga-z97x-gaming 3 and it doesn't seem to detect my graphics card. If I plug my monitor in the graphics card I won't see anything, but if I plug it directly into the mother board I can see it. The graphics card is also from gigabye but I don't know its name. Do you have any idea on how to solve this ?

Edit : My graphics card is gv-n460se-1gi

A:My computer doesn't seem to recognise my graphics card

Hi do you have the 2 six pin power connection connected to the card?

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Hi, I don't know a lot about computers, but I can make my way around one fairly ok, I'm trying to fix up a graphics card for my father, but the system seems to not like Asus driver setup, I don't know what to do?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The graphics card is; Asus AH 3450/ DI/ 512MD2 (LP)

How can I insert images here?
 

A:Trying to load driver for graphics card and computer doesn't like it.

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I have a desktop computer (pavilion P6-2130) and want to change the graphics card, from the GT520 initially build-in by HP to a GT-710 (2GB, silent). The PSU is 300W, so it matches the new card's requirements. I changed the cards, started the computer and now i can see the first HP screen (that indicates "press ESC for boot menu") but it hangs there. After some while, the speaker beeps once. then after some while it beeps again, once. (it takes easily 30seconds between the beeps). Then after again some while, the screen only shows a blinking cursor. So i suppose the gt710 card is not dead, but somehow unsupported ?Thank you for your help.

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well, my computer started crashing\shutting itself down like maybe twice a day now.
i'm not an expert in these matters, but i think its related to the graphics card
or the monitor. because it seems to happen only when or after i play a computer game or a flash game online. plus the monitor is a bit old and not the one i bought with the computer, and it seems to get heated up. so i figured maybe the monitor\card have an overload or something and cause the pc to crush. can anyone help? )=
 

A:computer crashes..could be related to monitor or graphics card )=

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Help - I'm not real computer savvy with all the terms so go easy on me. I want to add a 2nd monitor and was told I needed a 2nd graphics card. I purchased a PNY Verto GeForce GT 730 graphics card (Best Buy guy's advice). I got the card in with no problems, plugged the 2nd monitor cord into the new VGA port and turned it on. The 2nd monitor came on but the original monitor was black. I ran the software for the new device, but still nothing. I then switched the cords around so my original monitor is plugged into the new VGA port. Now the original monitor is working but the 2nd one is black. I assume this means my computer isn't recognizing the ORIGINAL graphics card???

I looked in Device Manager to see if there was an exclamation point, but all it shows is the new one: NVIDIA GeForce.

I have a Lenovo desktop. 64 bit. I can't wait until Monday to call PNY and need to fix this ASAP. Any help is appreciated!

A:Added graphics card for 2nd monitor, now computer not reading 1st one

Some computers disable the original-built-in card when you add a second aftermarket one.
There should be another place to add another monitor on the new card. It should be able to handle both.

Edit: Your power supply can handle the new card right?

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Help - I'm not real computer savvy with all the terms so go easy on me. I want to add a 2nd monitor and was told I needed a 2nd graphics card. I purchased a PNY Verto GeForce GT 730 graphics card (Best Buy guy's advice). I got the card in with no problems, plugged the 2nd monitor cord into the new VGA port and turned it on. The 2nd monitor came on but the original monitor was black. I ran the software for the new device, but still nothing. I then switched the cords around so my original monitor is plugged into the new VGA port. Now the original monitor is working but the 2nd one is black. I assume this means my computer isn't recognizing the ORIGINAL graphics card???

I looked in Device Manager to see if there was an exclamation point, but all it shows is the new one: NVIDIA GeForce.

I have a Lenovo desktop. 64 bit. I can't wait until Monday to call PNY and need to fix this ASAP. Any help is appreciated!

A:Added graphics card for 2nd monitor, now computer not reading 1st one

Some computers disable the original-built-in card when you add a second aftermarket one.
There should be another place to add another monitor on the new card. It should be able to handle both.

Edit: Your power supply can handle the new card right?

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OK, so, it's been a half year since I have a nvidia gt 440 2gb ram and so on. And recently sometimes freezes my PC and I get a black screen(sometimes other colors), but that's not the problem, so I wanted to change my graphics card until I get a new one with an ATI Radeon Sapphire X1550 that I found, I know its old, but I don't have another one.

OK, I removed my nvidia drivers completely with DDU, pull out physically the graphic card from mobo and...
My problem is: When I plugged ATI X1550 in my motherboard, my PC boots but nothing appears on my screen.

Please help!!

And oh, one last thing, if u guys think that ATI X1550 is broken or damaged, it's not, I have tried it on a friend with windows xp sp3.

A:pc boots but no display when i plug my graphics card

Could you fill out your system specs completely please? It's hard to give good advice if we don't know what we are dealing with for hardware.

Thanks

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About an hour ago the computer was working fine. After going out, coming back and turning it on, it would not display anything on the monitor.

I opened the case up and looked at what happened. Everything is plugged in correctly. I have removed most of the dust inside. The graphics card fan spins once and then stops upon powering it up.

I believe it is an AMD (Radeon HD?) R7700.

After looking online I tried replugging the PCI-E into it and nothing changed. It worked fine an hour ago, can anyone help me out?

UPDATE: Turns out it appears to be overheating as the only decent explanation. It refused to work for a good 5 hours, but after leaving for 3 hours and coming back it worked fine.

A:Graphics card not working - worked fine before

Update - still not working but when i reseated the RAM and powered it on it made beeping sounds and the fan spun - still no picture. Reseated again and nothing happened. (Back to square one)

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I use a Compaq Presario AY655AA ACJ CQ3220IX with the following configuration:
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz
HDD Model: WDC WD3200AAJS-60M0A1
Drive Capacity: 305,245 MBytes (320 GB)
Total Memory Size: 3 GB DDR3
Video Chipset: Intel GMA 4500(M)(HD)
Video Card: Intel G41 Chipset - Integrated Graphics 0 [A3] [Hewlett-Packard]
CD Drive Model: hp DVD A DH16AAL
Monitor: 18.5 inch TFT Compaq W185q
Motherboard Model: FOXCONN ETON
Motherboard Chipset: Intel G41 (Eaglelake) + ICH7
USB Version Supported: v2.0
Audio Adapter: Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio [A1]

I want to play latest games like NFS The Run, Max payne 3 etc. I'm willing to play them with 1024 X 768 resolution and all the graphics set to medium level. My desktop can run games like Racedriver Grid and Tom Clancy Hawx just fine with these settings. Can an entry level graphics card fulfill my needs?
Thanks for your help.
 

A:Solved: Can an entry level graphics card would do just fine?

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I've recently built a new PC and triple checked that all parts were compatible. When I turn the system on, it runs perfectly fine (including the graphics card fans) but displays a box saying "Power Save Mode" on my Lenovo monitor. When I unplug the PCI-E plug from the Graphics Card and turn the PC on, It boots normally and is fully functional, booting into Windows 10 as intended. How might I fix this?
 

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I recently tried to upgrade my graphics card (Geforce GT640 to a Gigabyte Geforce GTX 970 mini). However, after switching to the new card, Windows 10 Home Edition no longer booted properly - instead of Windows starting, I would get a blank (black) screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left, after which nothing would happen. After initially having this problem, I had thought that getting into safe mode might help, so I switched back to my original graphics card to get into Windows and then followed the ?Option 1? instructions on this post F8 Advanced Boot Options - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 in order to enable F8 advanced boot options. I restarted my computer with the original graphics card and used F8 upon booting, verifying that I am able to access these advanced boot options and enter Windows 10 safe mode with my original graphics card. I then exchanged to the new graphics card again, and upon booting up the computer, I hit F8 in order to try and get into advanced boot options and safe mode.
However, after hitting F8 several times in a boot-up that lasted several minutes (longer than it normally takes to boot-up), instead of taking me to advanced boot options, it took me straight into Windows 10. Thinking the problem was somehow solved, I installed the drivers for my new graphics card and everything seemed to work fine.
I then restarted the computer, only to find that my original problem of getting a blank screen with a cursor was still an issue. It seems ... Read more

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Hi all

I have got a hp dx2250 and have just bought a Asus Radeon HD5450 1GB PCI-Express Graphics Card and it turns on but no display and the fan goes mad. I have now replaced the power supply from a 250w to a 400w and still does the same. Have you got any ideas please as I am lost now.

Thanks

Ross
 

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I assume so, but it never hurts to make sure. The card I'm talking about is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670. I currently use the GTX 460 SE, which recommends at least 450W of system power. I may end up going with the GTX 660, which requires the same amount of power as my 460 SE.
 

A:Will a Graphics Card requiring 500W of system power work fine with my 650W PSU?

Yes, more available power is never a bad thing and the system will only draw as much as it needs. Just make sure it's a quality brand unit otherwise if it's some cheap unit then the wattage numbers are pretty much irrelevant.
 

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I have been trying to upgrade my graphics card. system is well behaved with old simple graphics card a GB radeon H6450.

A month or two back I tried a GB GTX 750 card and had the same problem. Today I bought a GB R7260X thinking maybe it would do better with a Radeon card rather than a nVidia. But no luck.

Change out the card connect up the power supply and it won't even post, the fans come on but no beep. Change back to the old card, it leaps straight into life.

Differences are old card is single slot with no fan, a very basic card. New cards both take up two slots on the back panel, much larger with big fans. Old card was bus powered new card 1 the GTX750 was aso bus powered. The R7260X has a 6 pin connector. Both new cards fit in the case just fine.

Where do I start with troubleshooting this if the system won't even post? I have to think the old card connects fine but the new cards don't due to some sort of Mboard damage or maybe a short with the larger card?? The GTX 750 I returned and was given a refund. they tried it in the shop and it booted first time.

Appreciate any advice.

Chris Ross

A:System will not post with upgraded graphics card

Hi,

Is this the right place to post this issue?

I have basically decided to replace the motherboard. Unfortunately being a socket 1155 processor it also means I need a new processor as very few boards are now available in 1155 socket. I think I'll recycle the old processor into another computer, I can pick up a cheap 1155 board quite easily to make a PC for my mother in law.

The reasoning is that it'll only boot with the old card, a couple of times it refused to boot with old card and I played with the monting plate screws to ensure it didn't side load the card and after that it booted, seems like a problem with the PCI-E 16x socket. I also tried with now graphics card after enabling on board graphics and it also refused to boot.

Any further thoughts?

thanks,

Chris Ross

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I recently upgraded from a gigabyte GA-K8NSC and a Radeon 9250 (my 6600GT recently died >_<) to an Asus A8S-X and a GeForce 8600GT. Initially the computer worked fine, and I booted up without problems and proceeded to install the drivers for the new components.

After a few reboots I was going into the control panel do uninstall something and the system froze. I performed a hard reboot and the system powered up but refused to do anything. My monitor does not get a signal, all the fans etc are working, and my DVD drive will eject. POST never happens.

I thought it might be a PSU problem as I was using a 20-pin to 24-pin converter, so I ordered a new PSU. The problem persists, and the computer works fine with the old components.

I followed the instructions in the "Troubleshooting Guide for "Problem Builds"" sticky and it did boot up - I tried using the bare minimum of components to have a usable system, and it stopped working again. I then took everything out so it was the way it worked previously - and once again it failed to boot.

I'm at a loss here, and I really hope it's not faulty components. -_-'
 

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hello this little problem got has me a little confused

currently running:
windows Vista medial center edition 32 Bit service pack 1
Nvidia 9600 GT card 512MB
2GB of PC3200 rams
Motherboard: Asus A8R-MX/DP
chipset: ATI radeon xpress200
PSU: 500watt

problem: when i try to install a ati 5770 1GB graphics card, the computer would not post. the fan would start spinning, all the blue lights would go up but i would not get the initial "beep" to start the boot. i also notice my optical mouse is flashing its red laser. is that a power issue? or the MB compatibility issue? i notice that this is an older motherboard. with pci express 1.0 i think and the card is a 2.0 card but i believe they are backward compatible.
when i put the old graphics card back in, the system started up fine.

thank you for your help in advance.
 

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I built my uncle a computer and the thing that's bugging me is that the Graphics card is causing a hang on POST.

Here is the graphic's card.

MSI N9600GT 512M OC GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

But when I clear the CMOS and reboot it will boot fine.

Any idea's here guy's?
 

A:Graphics card causing hang in Post?

Sounds like time for a removal in Device Manager or Add and Remove, then a registry edit, then a reinstall will be needed to fix it.
 

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Ive spent a good while searching for anyone having the same problem, while some are similar mine is different in that, when I get up in the morning and boot up my computer my monitor acts like my computer is off as it does when I shut down the computer but leave the monitor on, the power light flashes and thats it. I know my computer is booting because I hear the windows song and one of the pop up things I have once I am to my desktop. I have no choice but to hard shut down my computer but when I boot it the 2nd time the monitor works just fine, its been doing this for the past 3 days, anyone know whats going on here?
 

A:Computer boots but my monitor doesn't respond

What is this computer? Make and model?
 

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I've been fighting this problem for months and haven't found an answer anywhere but maybe you guys can help. My computer seems to boot fine, but nothing is displayed on the monitor. The power light on the monitor ON button just blinks amber. If I wait a minute or so and then hit the reset button the computer reboots and the monitor comes on. The computer started doing this about 6 months after I built it. Once in a great while it will boot up on the first try, but it's very rare. I was thinking video card, but have unseated and reseated it a couple of times to no avail. I also got a new battery on the motherboard thinking it was having a problem. Now I'm thinking power supply or BIOS - any ideas?

Specs:
2.8Ghz Intel p4
Radeon 9600 pro
ASUS p4p800 MB
1 GB of Micron ram
QMAX 350W power supply

Thanks in advance for any help.
biacookies2002
 

A:Computer boots, but monitor doesn't display anything

Im having the exact same problem with my computer but it doesnt happen as often as with you. Im guessing its some fault with the card or with Windows.
 

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I'm kind of stuck here...

First what happened: last night my computer froze so I turned it off and then back on. However, when I did, the monitor just remained in standby as if the computer was not on. Everything on the computer seems to be working ok (fans going, lights on, etc). I also don't hear any beeps during the startup.

I've been browsing a lot of forums trying to figure out what is wrong, but I'm somewhat lost. I don't know that much about computers...
It seems some of these forums say the main culprits for a problem like this are the graphics card or the motherboard? Is this true?

Since every thread always has someone asking for specs - here they are:
Intel i7 940
Asus p6t intel x58 chipset sle/crossfirex mainboard triple-channel x
800w power supply
1 TB SATA II 3.0 gb 7200rpm HD
3 x 2GB DDR3 PC3 PC1333
1 x EVGA nvdia gtx 260 896mb pci-e
windows vista home premium

What I've done so far:
I have tried unplugging it and holding down the power button in the front for about 1 minute. 90% of the time this did nothing. One time it started to boot correctly with the monitor only to freeze during the windows load up bar and 1 other time it didn't even make it that far...
I have tried using another monitor on the computer. Same problem. I have also tried using my main monitor on another computer and it works fine.

I have been running this setup for almost 2 years, and nothing has been changed recently...

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A:Monitor doesn't start when computer boots

hm ... you might try resetting the CMOS battery.
 

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Firstly, I have to point out that I was directed here by one of your guys in 'Graphics Card Problems' as he diagnosed this as a software or O/S problem.

Ok, following a serious DHCP Client attack, which was kindly rectified with the help of one of your esteemed technicians here, I have now found myself with a very irritating graphics card problem. Ever since I followed the steps neccessary to get rid of my malware issue, my movie files and video games (and even my screensaver!) now refuse to respond. I figured that my old GEForce 7300 was due for an upgrade anyway (bought GTA IV...couldn't play GTA IV), so today went and purchased an NVIDIA GEForce GT 630 (2GB of memory built in, and an HDMI slot).

Since having upgraded my graphics card, I am still unable to play/install any games, screensavers etc. Although my system says that my graphics card and drivers is up-to-date, whenever I try to add a screensaver, or install/play a game, I get the attached message description re hardware acceleration. I have uninstalled and re-installed Direct X, but to no avail; I am also receiving error messages regarding Direct3D.
Device Manager is recognising the graphics card (see screenshot 3 attached), and all drivers are up-to-date

Can anyone please help or advise?

Here's what I have:

Pre-Built Hewlett Packard Compaq SR5228UK - 09758-OEM-7332157-00061

Samsung HD161HJ ATA Device

Windows Vista Home Premium

IE8

Intel Pentium Dual CPU E1240 @ 1.60 GHz

Mainboard: ECS Livermore 8

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My Monitor Doesn't Display Anything After Graphics Card Upgrade
Please help me to resolve the problem............
Motherboard: Asus H61 M-K
Processor: Intel Core i 3 - 3250 CPU 3.50 GHz 3585 MHz
Memory ( RAM): 8 GB DDR3 DIMM
PSU: Powerlogic Magnum Pro 475X
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Current Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
I want to upgrade it to GeForce 9600 GT ................I bought a new 1 GB 9600 GT and installed it.................
But my PC monitor doesn't display anything and it goes black and going to sleep.
I don't connected its PCI 6 pin connectors as my PSU haven't one.
But I correctly connected to my PCI - E x 16 3.00 slot.
The graphics card fan is spinning it is getting a normal hot assuming it is working..............
But my monitor is still black.......................
I know my new graphics card working well because I checked and bought it.
I know my monitor is working well because it displays with my old graphics card.
When my computer booting after installing new graphics card, the beep sound hears once and BIOS is not showing................
I thought it is a RAM problem and inserted and reinserted those but monitor is still black..............
I used one DIMM and monitor black.................
I disabled my intergrated graphics before installing the new one...............
So what went wrong?
My PSU haven't 6 pin PCI connector.So is it the problem?
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A:My Monitor Doesn't Display Anything After Graphics C.Upgrade

Check if the power cords are attached correctly.
Probably your monitor does not support the GeForce 9600 GT or it needs some drivers to work properly. Check through the manufacturer's website.
 

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I have lost my cd rom windows will not acknowledge that it is there although on start up is is shown as being found. thanks for the help with the video card.
 

A:lost cd-romdrive while installing graphics card card doesn,t work right either

Welcome to the forum Ray and Julia,

Recheck all the cables and make sure they are plugged in properly.

When you install a new video card you have to remove ALL drivers for the old card.
Uninstall the drivers for the old card in Add/Remove Programs and if you don't have the option there, check in Control Panel/Device Manager and make sure there are not 2 cards showing under Display Adapters. If the old one is still showing, Highlight it and click Remove.

Uninstall the new video card drivers, restart then re-install the new drivers.
 

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Hello all

I recently had a bit of a problem with my graphics card. Yesterday, I turned my computer on and nothing would come up on both my monitors. The light on them just blinked. The computer worked fine (I was even able to use it through LogMeIn), so it was a problem related to the monitors, hence, the graphics card.

I opened it up and cleaned a bit. Now I managed to turn it on successfully, except for some weird things that have been happening:

- I can't use Aero. I'm stuck with the Basic Theme on Windows 7. Can't change it to Aero.
- When running some fullscreen games, I get terrible framerate. Weirdly, when I switch to windowed mode, the framerate goes back to 100%.

Also, I already tried reinstalling the drivers and nothing changed.

Also, I'm a bit scared of turning it off again and not being able to turn it back on.

What can I do to fix these things? Is the graphics card really faulty, despite it having turned on again? What can I do to fix these problems I listed before?

Thanks in advance

TSG SysInfo:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 445 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 257826 MB; F: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 242994 MB; H: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 209858 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, A6VMX
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A:Something doesn't seem to be right with my Graphics Card

To be honest I would say it was a hardware fault. Have you got a different PCI slot you can try putting the card in as this could be the problem.
 

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Running Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit on a Lenovo Ideapad Laptop

Note: I'm not particularly tech-savvy, so I apologize if this seems incoherent to you.

Two days ago, I was trying to make my monitor display just a little less contrast, so I opened a utility called Intel HD Graphics that I found on the bottom right toolbar, and it had sliders with which I fixed the problem. But then I noticed a slider called "Hue", and by moving that quickly from side to side, my monitor went from blue to green to pink to yellow and back again, what can I say, I'm easily entertained.

Anyway, the computer froze up, and I had to rude boot it. From then on, I would start the computer, and it would look good, like it would start for real, and I would even see some icons on the desktop, but then it would freeze up and I'd have to rude boot it again. It still works in Safe Mode.

Any help?

A:Computer boots to desktop, then freezes. Maybe a Graphics problem?

In Safe Mode, open a Command Prompt, type chkdsk /r and press Enter.
You will see a message like this:






Quote:
>chkdsk /r
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)


Enter Y then reboot normally. Let chkdsk run to completion. This can take and hour or more.

See if that fixes the problem.

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Hello,
I have an emachines 370 with the Trigem IM845GL motherboard and Windows XP Home SP2 installed. This has the onboard graphics chipset (Intel 82845GL graphics memory controller hub). I recently installed an ATI Radeon 9250 PCI graphics card to get better graphics performance. This achieved the performance increase I needed, but after installing the new card, the system consistently took about 3-4 minutes to boot up and be useable after going through POST. There was also the same delay when using the "switch user" function.

I thought this delay might be caused by some internal conflict between the new ATI card and the motherboard onboard graphics. So I tried at first disabling and then uninstalling the onboard graphics through Device Manager/Display adapters, leaving the ATI card as the only adapter. On restarting, everything worked OK, but I still got the same slow boot problem as before.

Next step was to check the BIOS settings. This is a Phoenix BIOS. Under the "Advanced" menu, there is an option to set the primary video adpter to "PCI" or "Onboard". When I had initially installed the ATI card (i.e. before uninstalling the onboard graphics), I changed this to "PCI", but subsequently found that setting to this or "Onboard" didn't affect the signal output through the ATI card. So, after uninstalling the onboard graphics (probably foolishly), I tried changing the the setting back to "Onb... Read more

A:emachines new graphics card, now black screen, no POST, no BIOS

trljcl said:



2) Clear the CMOS via the motherboard jumpers to reset to default settings - but not sure what this will do.Click to expand...

You should perform this step, but remove the Radeon PCI card first.

The Clear CMOS jumpers are precisely for this kind of mischief- to return BIOS to a known/working state in case the system can't get to or complete it's POST tests.

Once you've cleared the CMOS, you'll need to immediately go into the BIOS setup screens and redo all your settings, date, time, HD's, etc.etc.

At that point, you may reset video to PCI (disable onboard) and re-insert your Radeon. With any luck, Windows will boot and the drivers will still be intact and working.

As far as the pause you are describing before the BIOS fun.. did you install .NET and Catalyst Control Center version of the ATI drivers? These are very likely the cause of your pause/longer boot time and user switching.
 

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Hello,
I have an emachines 370 with the Trigem IM845GL motherboard and Windows XP Home SP2 installed. This has the onboard graphics chipset (Intel 82845GL graphics memory controller hub). I recently installed an ATI Radeon 9250 PCI graphics card to get better graphics performance. This achieved the performance increase I needed, but after installing the new card, the system consistently took about 3-4 minutes to boot up and be useable after going through POST. There was also the same delay when using the "switch user" function.

I thought this delay might be caused by some internal conflict between the new ATI card and the motherboard onboard graphics. So I tried at first disabling and then uninstalling the onboard graphics through Device Manager/Display adapters, leaving the ATI card as the only adapter. On restarting, everything worked OK, but I still got the same slow boot problem as before.

Next step was to check the BIOS settings. This is a Phoenix BIOS. Under the "Advanced" menu, there is an option to set the primary video adpter to "PCI" or "Onboard". When I had initially installed the ATI card (i.e. before uninstalling the onboard graphics), I changed this to "PCI", but subsequently found that setting to this or "Onboard" didn't affect the signal output through the ATI card. So, after uninstalling the onboard graphics (probably foolishly), I tried changing the the setting back to "Onb... Read more

A:emachines new graphics card, now black screen, no POST, no BIOS

Start by resetting the cmos. This will reset the bios to the default settings.

Remove the new card from the machine. Hopefully your computer will now boot up ok, using the onboard graphics.

Is your psu putting out enough power for your new graphics card?

Regards Howard
 

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Hello
New To The Forums Here So Heya =]
This lil issue never really bothered me but is so irritant its like a bad itch.
was wondering if anybody would take 2 secs to give a tiddy hand lol

basicly:
when i press the ON button without my ATI Radeon HD 5450 in the PCI-E slot my pc makes 1 click sound then i can see the POST and away we go (Whopp)
but with the ATI Card installed it clicks like 10 times and the front lights flash every time it clicks (i say clicks cause thats what it dose sound like lol) the power and HDD light flash, its like its resetting itself severaltime to get power buildup to run the card :S
on the box for the card it says MINIMUM 300W PSU so i though hmm my standard wont do no good, so i got myself a 500W ATX PSU an still dose it and on the ol trusty CPU-Z it reads its running at 8x when apaz my mobo is up-to 16x an my ATI is a 16x but the main Q is whats with what loks like bad starting, its like a old vw in the cold lol

any ideas??
if ya need any more info just ask im not a noob at pc's =] (just not to much jargon hehe) =]

thanks in adavnce
M.D Tyler


Addicional-

I Have Also Another Computer With A PCI Graphics Card on XP Which USED to run fine but now since a reinstall with the same drivers and same OS as was same disc, wont work past the Boot Manager unless its run in VGA Mode, Any Ideas Here??

ps thought ide ask here as they both are kinda the same an saves 2x posts =]

CPU-z For 1st Q

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A:Graphics Card Change, Strange Booting Before Bios POST

Hello mileztyler1205. Welcome to the Forum.

Because you say that when you take the 5450 card out of the PC you still get video that leads me to assume that the motherboard has on-board graphics.
It is necessary to disable the on-board graphics chip in order to use a video card. Newer motherboards switch the on-board chip off automatically, but some older boards required you to do so manually in the BIOS settings. That is where you should start.

The "click" sound is interesting. Most PCs beep, not click. Here I am going to guess that the speaker on the motherboard or computer case is defective and rather that beep you are just getting an electronic snap (or click).

As for the second machine it sounds like the video driver did not install correctly.
Completely uninstall all graphics card software and the driver. Then restart and try again.

And it is always better to write 2 posts. Otherwise it gets very confusing as to what question is being addressed.

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I finally bit the bullet and did a installation repair of the system. The PC works fine now, except for one fact - XP Pro cannot "see" the Radeon X800GT AGP card. According to the Hardware Device manager, I have no display adapter and the system refuses to install drivers downloaded from the AMD site. Even the installation software from AMD balks since it too cannot find the card. While this is going on Windows is using the standard vga driver.
I would have been inclined to think that the card might be faulty but.... This is a dual booting PC and the alternative OS is Lubuntu. The card is identified absolutely correctly in that system and the driver used is excellent.
I would be grateful for any help in getting Windows to recognize the video card.
Update
I solved this. Somewhere in the Hardware Device listings was something called a Microsoft 3.5 AGP Filter abd a little further down a ViA AGP something or other. I uninstalled them and re-started. XP now said it had fouund new Hardware and offered to install, I declined (assuming that if the system could now "see" the graphics card, ATI should also do so) as I had already an ATI driver handy. Installed the ATI driver and it worked, so this machine is now 100%.
 

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I connected a gtx 750 it frozr to my hp xw 8400 workstation, when i powered everything it didn't boot and there was a red light and 6 beeps in  a row (graphics card not detected).  How is this possible that it can't detect my graphics card?? 











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A:Graphics card gtx 750 it: doesn't work

You are very welcome, @wout_symons?.  I am sorry to say that the BIOS can't be upgraded to UEFI.  It has to come from the factory with a ver. 8 BIOS.

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We've recently had a new graphics card installed, GeForce 220, and are having problems viewing on the TV. When we start the computer we can see it loading up, but when it finishes and gets to the desktop the screen will go blank and we can't see anything. The computer is no forced to use the VGA and we can't watch any videos, DVDs etc. The computer will not recognize the TV if we have both the TV and a monitor. We have tried other tvs/monitors and the video card is working properly so we figure it is the tv being a 720, anyone have any solutions/suggestions for me that don't involve buying a new TV? Oh we are running Vista 32bit. Thanks!

A:new graphics card doesn't work with 720 TV

hm... did you update the drivers? or try it in safe mode?

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Hello,

First, sorry if I am asking simple questions but I really don't know the answers. I don't mean to waste your time and I would really appreciate any help.

My PC freezes up whenever I try and play a game and it happens with all of my games. This started to happen a couple of weeks ago. Everything was okay before this started happening. I haven't changed the hardware and the only software change I have made was to install Civ IV. Grrr. Usually the screen just freezes and I have to restart. The games start as normal and play as normal for about 5 mintues before they freeze up.

On a hunch I tried swapping my Radeon 9800 Pro for my old MX 420 graphics card. There are no problems with the old graphics card.

After putting the Radeon 9800 Pro back in my machine I noticed that the fan doesn't turn. I had to use a mirror to check. I took the card out to clean the fan and I noticed that the heatsink was hot. I say I noticed the heatsink was hot - I actually burnt my finger and hopped around the room swearing

So my diagnosis is: the games are freezing up because the graphics card is overheating. And the graphics card is overheating because the fan isn't working. I don't know why the fan isn't working. The card is connected up with a four-pin lead from the PSU and should have all the power is needs. My PSU is 400W.

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A:My graphics card's fan doesn't turn

Arctic Cooling makes extremely high quality, quiet aftermarket coolers for ATI GPU's. The units for the 9800 Pro's are about $30 USB. Combined with a dab of Arctic Silver 5, you're 9800 Pro should no longer have any temperature related issues... plus also be very ready to try Overclocking if you choose this route.

The main problem is- Arctic Silencers are about 40mm thick, so it will be tight in the AGP slot if you have something in the first PCI slot. I'd think this is a bad combination anyways since the first PCI slot usually has shared resources with the AGP slot and should always be left open anyways.

If you think you have enough room (try measuring from the PCB on the 9800 pro and out where the fan is now to be 45mm or so), the link is:
http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.php?idx=36&data=1&disc=

It's either this or you remove the fan yourself and hit an electronics store in hopes of finding a suitable replacement if you wish to repair vs. replace the 9800 Pro.

If it's a true-blue ATI, it may still be under warranty as ATI cards of that era carry a 3-year warranty. If you still have proof of purchase documentation, ATI will most likely RMA the card in a week or two. Realize any repairs you attempt yourself will of course void that warranty.

Good luck!
 

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Hi Tech Support Guys and Gals,
I was using my Hp laptop and the screen randomly froze. I manually powered off the computer and now when I turn it on, I hear one longer beep followed by two short ones. In addition, the screen doesn't work. If I let the computer keep working and boot up, I eventually hear the welcome screen theme play so it seems like the computer keeps functioning, but the monitor won't work. Any ideas? Thanks in advance
 

A:Computer froze, now when computer boots up monitor doesn't work

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I just bought a new computer from Acer, it was fitted with Nvidia's Geforce G210, since I had a 8600GT lying around, I placed it in the computer.

It worked for about a week then suddenly quit. When I hit the power button, the fans start turning, but the monitor says there's no video input.

I thought it was the 8600GT that was malfunctioning, so I fit it into my other rig, surprisingly enough, it still works.

The new Acer computer still works with onboard graphics though.

I bought the Acer M5800

Here's the link to the computer's page: http://www.acer.com.sg/acer/product...d189e.c2att1=228&ctx1.att21k=1&CRC=3279785648

Here are the computer's specs:
Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q8200 (2.33GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 1333 FSB)
2GB Ram
750GB S-ATA HDD
Nvidia GeForce G210
Acer said it was "Probably incompatible with the motherboard" I doubt so since it worked for a week
 

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I'm running an eMachines M310 notebook. It has an ATI Radeon Mobility U1 (also known as ATI Radeon Mobility IGP M320) graphics card. I recently installed Vista. I noticed that I didn't have the Aero color scheme available, and discovered it was because I didn't have 3D Acceleration. I checked the Device Manager to see if there was a problem with my graphics card, and low and behold, it was only showing VGA. I disabled VGA and rebooted, and Device Manager then listed my graphics card, but had the yellow exclamation point indicating that there was a resource conflict and that the graphics card wouldn't work until I disabled another device on the system. I couldn't figure out where the conflict was. I disabled just about everything I could without completely crashing my system, but every time I would disable a device, more and more resource conflicts would pop up. How can I get my system to recognize my graphics card without having conflicting resources? Also, is there any way to enable 3D Acceleration on my graphics card? I don't think it supports it, but I've seen a few mentions of a patch or something.
 

A:System doesn't acknowledge my graphics card

The yellow flag may or may not be a resource conflict. Usually it is simply a defective or incorrect driver. Download the new driver. Once you know where it is, go to the Device Manager in System and remove or disable existing driver. Then install correct driver for VISTA.
Cannot figger out why you would want VISTA on an M310. I would move back to WXP at the first opportunity, as eMachines does not easily make the drivers available.
 

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i have about a 5 yr old compaq running xp.i had bestbuy to put in a radeon 9550 avg graphics card and i had to restore my com now windows wont detect the card so when i try to install the soft ware it says it cant find any hardware to install the software.i could use any help plz and ty.
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A:Windows doesn't detect my new graphics card

Double post

Already answered here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic112198.html
 

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A few weeks ago I reinstalled Vista because of some problems. I believe I updated all the drivers, service packs, and directx (I believe). I tried playing a game and an error message appeared, "unable to initialize direct 3D" I've searched around and tried to fix the problem but haven't found anything. Here's the dxdiag system tab:

And here is the display tab, my graphics card does not show up:

Here's a screenshot of the device manager, which gives me code 43:

Here's a screen of GPU-Z:

And Here's a screen of CPU-Z:
If there is anything else you need me to provide, just let me know. I'd really like to get this problem solved. I've reinstalled the video card drivers and it didn't help, I'm thinking it might be a BIOS problem. Any suggestions?

A:Dxdiag doesn't recognize graphics card

Hello, try Speccy, free program and see if it shows your hardware . Get free of it here : Speccy - Download

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Hi All!

I have a nvidia graphics card (Not sure what kind, It's part of the problem) and windows 7 does not recognize it. It branded my computer with "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter."

I was wondering if there is anyway to check my graphics card in this state or fix this problem without knowing what kind of driver to update

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows 7 Doesn't Recognize My Graphics Card

Welcome to seven forums. We can try going to device manager>right click on display adpater>properties>details tab>drop down menu> hardware id(first in list) Copy and Paste the hardware id string. This should allow us to figure out your video card. Or try typing in the search box sys info click on system info>then components>display. however if it is'nt reconizing it I don't think it will show up, but might as well give it a try.Thanks. Fabe

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