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I turned on my pc yesterday and it would not go past xp loading screen. The xp screen was looking different also., Green lines down one side and looking fuzzy. I tried a new monitor and still same.

System restore wont work. Wont boot unless safe mode but still looks a mess. (screen) i done a mem test but showed no errors so was wondering could it still be ram/graphics card?

does any one have any other ideas? seems odd to just happen
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Is it branded if so please post the make and model
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hello. its a compaq presairo sb ***** The only other part i can make out is sr1639uk
its rubbed off

thank you for the reply.

Edited by ident, 26 September 2011 - 11:02 AM.

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Try F8 as you did for safe mode and then from there try Last Known Good if you have not already and then VGA mode.
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Hello, last know good config wont do any thing. Just goes black. VGA mode loads but looks horrible for obvious reasons.

Any suggestions on checks i can perform?

thanks
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Does VGA mode load without the

Green lines down one side and looking fuzzy. I tried a new monitor and still same.


If so and you then have the desktop etc.
go here and download and install that graphics driver following the instructions on the site
http://h10025.www1.h...147958&sw_lang=

Those instructions are on the link View Directions.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 28 September 2011 - 01:47 PM.

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Hi, i do not understand this part

Does VGA mode load without the ....

with out the what>???? the quote was empty.....

I installed the card but same issues. A member on bleeping suggested my video card is dying.
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resolved was graphics card issue. New one sorted it.

thanks for all help
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Sorry about my error, post amended it was in fact your quote, about the green lines.

The purpose of the test was eliminate or confirm the graphics card error.
It may have revealed that it was a driver error, as generally speaking

Try booting into VGA mode and see if that works. If it does, you almost certainly have a video driver problem
As VGA mode means
Note If you press F8 and choose Enable VGA Mode on the Windows Startup menu, Windows starts with a screen area of 640 by 480 pixels with low 8-bit color and uses a potentially OEM-provided video driver, not the Microsoft Standard VGA driver. However, if you choose any Safe mode options, the generic Microsoft Standard VGA driver is used.


However I am pleased the issue is sorted

Edited by Macboatmaster, 28 September 2011 - 04:28 PM.

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