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unreadable characters in startup and missing dll files


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gracerren

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when I start the computer in the start up the characters including the graphic card name and etc. are unreadable. sometimes it open with just a yellow mini dots in the graphics and seems working fine except in the error in graphics. sometimes while loading in windows xp after that it just blank and blinking lights of the monitor.

what is the problem in that?
could someone help me to fix this..?

I also forgot that when it opens in the desktop there are tabs that sayings cannot find dll files it seems 2 dll files are missing in windows32 folder..

thanks...

Edited by gracerren, 30 May 2010 - 04:57 AM.

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Alzeimer

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When you check in Device manager do you see a yellow question mark beside your Graphic adapter.

Do you have the latest drivers for your graphic card?

What are the DLL files missing.

Is your graphics integrated or you have an add in card (AGP or PCI-X)

If an addin does you card have a fan on it and is it turning.

Bad ram might also be a cause of your problems so if your graphic cards looks to be good maybe you should check your ram
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gracerren

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I have a agp geforce fx 5500 and a 768RAM and also the fan is working but it was so noisy sometimes...
I think the problem is the driver. i manage to fix the missing the dll files by installing the latest driver and as of now it is running good..

I just want to ask if it is compatible to install a nvidia gefoce 9400Gt in my MOBO? is there any requirements?

by the way thanks for your reply...
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I just want to ask if it is compatible to install a nvidia gefoce 9400Gt in my MOBO? is there any requirements?

If your motherboard has a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot, you should be good to go.
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im sorry but i think my mobo doesnt have that pci x16.
does it mean that i need to buy a new mobo?
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What is the make and model number of your motherboard?
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Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
Motherboard Name ECS L4S5MG3 (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video)
Motherboard Chipset SiS 651
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go here for a list of AGP video cards that your mobo supports...your mobo only supports a 4X graphics card
what games are you wanting to play...

Edited by happyrock, 07 June 2010 - 08:22 AM.

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