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Old 10-10-2004, 05:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default pc lock-up

Done a complete re-install for a mates pc and now it locks-up all of a sudden. Anything that I can try to recrify the problem.

256Mb RAM
Gigabyte GA-7DX MB
Geforce 2 MX 400 Video
CD reader and CD writer

Thanks in advance

Originally had Geforce FX5200 128Mb but have changed to 64Mb Geforce 2 MX400 and screen went black for a second every so oftern, rolled back the driver from Nvidai to Microsoft and now pc locks up


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Old 10-10-2004, 05:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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sorry forgeot to say Windows XP SP1 fully updated

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Old 10-10-2004, 06:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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apart from the graphics card, did you make any other hardware changes? also did you make sure you was grounded, i screwed my graphics card once from static.
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Old 10-10-2004, 06:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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have you updated the Chipsets.Look for a Bios update .
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Old 10-11-2004, 01:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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have updated agp and via chipset drivers and , fingers crossed, seems to be working ok now. Thanks a lot guys.
I remember my last PC was like that with an ATI card, had to update via drivers before reboot after loading ATI drivers. One overwrites the other apparantely !!

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Old 10-11-2004, 04:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Disco stu doesn't advertise Sry I know that doesn't pretain to anything, but it popped in my head

BTW: Generally, don't ever use graphic drivers given by microsoft. I went through windows update and it said it had updated drivers from 'nvidia corporation' and it made the display completely fux'd up. I rolled back the drivers to my original nvidia ones and it worked fine.

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