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Bios now updated to A06. Still quits responding when at the windows spashscree. I did however start hitting some keys when it became inactive and got a blue stop error scree. very long winded but says file nv4_disp is the cause. says it started an infinite loop and windows shut down to protect the computer. Im thinking with a name like that its gotta be a nvidea driver?Dunno if this could be the problem after all of this or not.
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DLed graphics card driver updates from dell on a hunch. the update removed the old drivers and restarted the machine to put the new drivers in. it actually made it into windows, installed new drivers and there i was at the desktop. Then screen went black, system inactive again :whistling:
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Do you know which Nvidia card you have
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fx 5200 according to system info.
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Is this the driver you are using

http://www.filehippo..._forceware/?951

Is onboard graphics off in BIOS set up
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no onboard graphics even listed in integrated devices section or anywhere else in bios.

I dont know if that is the exact file but I have DLed the latest drivers from niviia and dell and tried them both, currently using the dell ones.
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DLed and installed that exact file from the link you posted, no change :whistling:.


Decided to try and reseat the video card, when I pulled it out, I noticed that two of the capacitors on the card nearest the GPU look like corroded batteries. Could this be the trouble?
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Clean it gently
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Cleaned the corosion off of them but they are puffed up and larger than the other ones on the board.Still no change, cannot get into windows :whistling:
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Can you remove the card

Enable onboard graphics in BIOS set up

Boot to safe mode

Reboot to normal mode
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There are no onboard graphics listed at all anywhere in the bios.
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Have you got chipset options
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No section called that. there is one that says integrated devices , Thats where onboard video is on my wifes dell computer , but its not listed anywhere on mine.
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Try it without the card, if it does even less then at least you know the card is doing something

Try safe mode first then reboot to normal mode
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with no video card at all, what will I hook the monitor to? There is no video connection on the back of the computer except the one on the video card. I wont know how far its gotten will I?
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