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Old 08-21-2005, 01:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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For a while my PC was doing the whole random reboot thing. Didn't know what to make of it and none of you on here did either.

It also gave a sequence of system beeps when booting sometimes that meant the VGA card wasn't seated properly, and no display.


Now it's doing the whole VGA card crap again. My computer's only working because it's on its side right now.


I'm thinkin' it's either a bad video card or a bad motherboard. Any other opinions? I need to know what to replace, unfortunately.

I'm running a Soyo Dragon Lite motherboard, and a (pos) PNY AGP 8x card.
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Old 08-21-2005, 02:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeh i had the same problem i found out its a really bad virus that messes with you entire system. Those beeps your hearing prob. arent what there supposed to be its just the virus making your system think **** like that i would reinstall the OS and it wont happen anymore that what i did.
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Old 08-21-2005, 02:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This is before software is loaded, before the vid card is even recognized, so it's a hardware problem definitely. The system beeps are concurrent with the board's manual for the VGA card being improperly seated.
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sorry guys, but I gotta do the bump.
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Have you tried cleaning the contacts on the card and the slot?
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Have you tried cleaning the contacts on the card and the slot?
eraser on the card, but how would I clean the contacts on the board?
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Isopropyl alcohol and a cotton bud (Q-Tip) should be fine.
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