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Old 12-01-2005, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well guys, this is the first time I've ever suffered complete computer failure.

Here's what happened. I had been suffering a lot of crashing during games, last night I got the blue screen while playing CSS. It said it was caused by the file "nv4" Something nvidia related, maybe? Anyway, I gave it a cold restart and it was fine... until this evening when I turn it on and the screen is incomprehensible. Like this:







After the windows load screen, the monitor tells me there's no signal.
Sorry for the huge pics, but I don't have time to scale them down. Please help!!!
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Your video card is dieing. Its on its last leg..

either that or fan is not working. make sure the fan is working and check card for any burnt capacitors.
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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either your video card is dying, or your drivers are corrupt.
I'd first suggest taking a look at your video card, and make sure the cooler is working properly. get rid of any dust.
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either your video card is dying, or your drivers are corrupt.
I'd first suggest taking a look at your video card, and make sure the cooler is working properly. get rid of any dust.
Will do. I'm hoping it's just the card itself as I'm getting a 7800GT soon. What if it's the drivers? When I install the new 7800GT, how can I fix the drivers if I can't even get into windows?
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either your video card is dying, or your drivers are corrupt.
I'd first suggest taking a look at your video card, and make sure the cooler is working properly. get rid of any dust.
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I just cracked the case and there's no apparent damage to the card and the fan is working, albeit a bit dusty. How do I check for "burnt capacitors"? What if the drivers are screwed?
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www.guru3d.com
they have a lot of forceware drivers for download
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What exactly does a forceware driver do?

Edit: Bios isn't even rendered properly. I can't read a thing!
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Forceware is just what Nvidia calls their drivers
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How would I go about reinstalling the drivers when I can't get to windows and bios is incomprehensible?
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