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zestron

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So, my computer crashed, and now when I start it up, I get these blue and grey lines in the screen. It doesn't get past the windows logo loading screen, it just restarts and is just black.

Safe mode works.
I tried my "last known good configuration," but that does not do anything.

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Edited by zestron, 24 September 2007 - 02:56 PM.

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Graphics card failure. That's all it can be if its doing it on the POST/BIOS screens.
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Graphics card failure. That's all it can be if its doing it on the POST/BIOS screens.


So what should I do about that? :)
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Is my video card broken?
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Help me? :)
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It just might be your monitor. Try another monitor, and also check your VGA Cables at the back.
If That dosen't work it might be time to replace your video card.
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The monitor works, I know it's not that. And my video card is only a year old, how could it just stop like that?
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If things break they are said to brake within the first year. If you have tried a different monitor or that monitor on a different system than it is the video card and it needs to be replaced.
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Well it's not my monitor. So would I be able to get it fixed? What would be broken with it?
I don't exactly want to go buy a whole new card.
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If the card is damaged the card is damaged. All you can do is replace it. Some electronic on it has packed up. How its been damaged you'll probably never know. Heat is most common or a clogged fan is also common too.

Check any warranties you may have, you may be lucky and have a two years or maybe three or more years on it. If so, use it. Otherwise, find your credit/debit cards and seek out a new card in the shops or online.
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