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Graphics Card Cannot Start Anymore + Want to update Intel Motherboard


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I've updated the drivers to the Intel chipset & Synaptics SMBus.

Thanks very much for the link to PC Pitstop.com Overdrive Full Tests. Here's the link to the results:
http://www.pcpitstop...?conid=25368470

Edited by jeremygex, 03 July 2013 - 05:58 PM.

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Thank you for the update jeremygex :thumbsup:

I am in work at the moment so I will need to check your test results when I finish but for now can I ask you to address the issues identified by PCPitstop, if you hover the cursor over any item with a red X against it you will get a brief description of the problem, if you click on it you will be given information as to how best solve the issue.

I will check back later after work.

May have been crossed wires jeremygex as I have been waiting on an update, how are things going.

Edited by phillpower2, 07 July 2013 - 07:55 AM.
Update requested

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It's been some time before my last post, but I thought it was best to update all of the drivers and to address as many issues identified by PCPitstop first.

Please see the latest DriverMax screenshot :

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I have just performed another test at PC Pitstop :

http://www.pcpitstop...?conid=25368470

"Reduce System Restore Capacity" : System Restore is set to 1% of hard drive space = 5903 MB = 5.76 GB
I use CCleaner, which I hope reduces internet cache and temporary files.

Unfortunately I am still getting the same graphics issues i.e. slow scrolling and slow moving of windows around the desktop; almost no games working; the Standby button is disabled; in Device Manager, my NVidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512 graphics card still cannot start (code 10):

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Edited by jeremygex, 13 July 2013 - 02:22 AM.

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One quick fix around the slow scrolling and slow moving of windows around the desktop was to go to "Display Properties", click "Advanced", select "Troubleshoot" and slide hardware acceleration from "Full" to "None" (any setting above "None" led to problems). However, selecting "None" did not eliminate issues with playing videos properly, playing games or Standby being disabled.

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Edited by jeremygex, 13 July 2013 - 08:50 AM.

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Thanks for the update jeremygex :thumbsup:

Not sure if you have already seen the following information http://www.nvidia.co...t/IO_13957.html

A test for the video card memory http://www.technibbl...ry-stress-test/
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Thanks for the links to NVidia and Video Memory Stress Test.

I have looked at the Bios screen to "Assign IRQ to VGA", but there doesn't seem to be an option to enable this. On another forum it appears that someone else had this issue with their ASUS motherboard, too :
http://www.tomshardw...00gt-error-code
(Please note : the user with a Code 10 issue is halfway down the page)
There were a few suggestions :

Suggestion (1) "The dots on your display would stay after Windows has loaded if the card had gone bad which was why I asked. Because they go away, then no, the card is most likely not at fault. If you cannot manually assign a IRQ, try resetting the BIOS to factory defaults."

The dots on my display disappear after Windows has loaded (login screen onwards). I haven't chosen to reset BIOS to factory defaults, as I don't know how that will affect the system.

Suggestion (2) "Open up device manager, go to view by resource type, see if your card is assigned IRQ, and also see if somethings sharing it, the same IRQ"

I've made a screenshot of "Resources by type" in Device Manager (please see attachment):

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Edited by jeremygex, 15 July 2013 - 06:25 PM.

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How did the video memory stress test go - any errors.

You have a couple of other devices sharing the same IRQ address as the video card, this can often happen for no apparent reason or if an attempt at overclocking has been made but gone wrong (no inference is being made here btw) in both instances the first thing that you should do is restore the MBs factory default settings as this clears any bad MB settings, the factory "default settings" are sometimes identified in the BIOS as the "most stable" settings as that is exactly what they are, you may also see another option in the BIOS "Optimized Settings" which you should never choose unless you have high end hardware as it can make the computer unstable.
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I went in to the Asus BIOS, reset to default settings and saved changes. I think this Chillblast Fusion computer was overclocked when I bought it in 2008 (the magazine review stated that the computer was overclocked and it may well have said the same on the Chillblast website when I purchased the computer). One week after purchased it, the system reported a stability problem with overclocking, and I vaguely remember being given an option to choose a stable setting, which I selected; this seemed to solved the problem. I've not had any hardware issues or significant software issues (never needed to reinstall Windows) since.

I've just run the Video Memory Stress Test program on full, small and express 15% modes and with square surfaces (1024x1024) and with rectangle surfaces (256x1024). Each test gave this response:

NO PASS COMPLETEDChanging video mode to 640x480x16...OK
[19/07/2013 08:25:09] Test started for "Primary Display Driver ()"...
Trying 16bpp RGB:565 mode...NOT SUPPORTED (Code: 88760233)
Trying 16bpp RGB:555 mode...NOT SUPPORTED (Code: 88760233)
Trying 16bpp BGR:565 mode...NOT SUPPORTED (Code: 88760233)
Trying 32bpp RGB:888 mode...NOT SUPPORTED (Code: 88760233)
Trying 32bpp BGR:888 mode...NOT SUPPORTED (Code: 88760233)
NO PASS COMPLETED

CUDA support not found (Code: 100)
OpenGL context create error (Code: -4)

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Edited by jeremygex, 19 July 2013 - 08:35 AM.

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I've updated DriverMax and made 2 more updates:
NVidia Graphics
Realtek Audio

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First, uninstall the NVIDIA drivers (if they are still installed) using Add or Remove Programs. You can get to Add or Remove Programs by clicking on the Start Button, then clicking on Control Panel. Then click Add or Remove Programs. Once in Add or Remove Programs, you need to find NVIDIA Drivers and click Change/Remove. (If you have an NVIDIA chipset, make sure the NVIDIA Display Driver checkbox is checked, then click Remove. Otherwise, just click Yes.)

Next, please download and install Driver Sweeper from http://www.guru3d.co...er_sweeper.html (Click on the Download (Europe) link, then scroll down and click on I Agree.)

Then, boot the computer into safe mode. To do this,
• Turn the computer on (or restart the computer if it is already on).
• Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Boot Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
• Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected.
• Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in safe mode.
Next, open the program, Guru3D Driver Sweeper, that you just installed. Check the checkbox for cleaning NVIDIA - Display drivers. Then press the Clean button.

Reboot normally (not into safe mode), and then, install the newest drivers again.

Reboot when prompted, and let us know if you still receive the error message.


Thanks to Stettybet0 for the above instructions :thumbsup:

Next use FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/ to test the graphics card GPU. Let it run until the GPU temperatures even out or until the GPU temperatures reach a dangerous level (you can find the max temperature for your card on either the nVidia or AMD sites; if you are not sure, ask us). The aim is to get a steady temperature, find out if the GPU is overheating, or to see if there are any artifacts present in the test itself: look for strange pixelated patterns on the screen or colors that do not look like they belong. Then use the |MG| Video Memory Stress Test http://www.majorgeek...tress_test.html
Download to test your graphics card memory. Let the memory test run for at least seven passes; the more the better.
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Many thanks for the link to DriverSweeper.

I uninstalled all NVIDIA software in Add/Remove Programs, but did not see an entry for NVIDIA chipset.

I could not install the DriverSweeper program; the download contains a folder with a file name "Driver Sweeper.exe".

I went into safe mode, ran "Driver Sweeper.exe" and chose to sweep
NVIDIA Chipset
NVIDIA Display
NVIDIA PhysX

The program removed most of the entries but then froze; after several minutes I brought up Device Manager, which showed that DriverSweeper had stopped responding. I ended the program and ran Driver Sweeper again and 10 entries were left in DVIDIA Display (please see attachment) but the program kept freezing. I did a reboot (not in safe mode) and got "Error loading NvMCTray.dll" (please see attchament). Every time I try to clean these last 10 entries in Safe Mode the program locks up and stops responding.

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Edited by jeremygex, 21 July 2013 - 05:32 AM.

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Thanks for the update :thumbsup:

Before you do anything else can you do the suggested Furmark test if you can.

I am running out of ideas now and can only think that the card itself has issues or the drivers that you are downloading are either not being installed or they are incompatible/bad, something which may be born out by the following two links http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/957036 and http://nvidia.custhe...vulnerabilities

NB: As an asides your MB has Intel chipset drivers and not Nvidea.
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I tried to do a FurMark test but got the message:
"Could not initialize ZoomGPU. FurMark startup failed. Bye!"

No NVIDIA software is shown in the list of "Add or Remove Programs", due to an attempt to remove all NVIDIA files using DriverSweeper.

1) Is there another way to remove NVIDIA files? I have RevoUninstaller and CCleaner, but may need some help to use them properly.

2) Is it worth re-installing Windows XP?

3) Do previous test results of my Corsair PSU mean that the PSU doesn't need to be replaced?

4) I don't have a spare graphics card or spare computer, so if I need to replace my graphics card, I'd go for something inexpensive, such as :
a) Asus GeForce 210 Silent Graphics Card (1GB, DDR3) £18.96
http://www.amazon.co...e graphics card
b) Asus Nvidia GeForce 1GB GT 610 Silent Graphics Card £24.96
http://www.amazon.co...e graphics card

I really appreciate all of your advice and assistance over the last few weeks in helping to solve this issue.
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It is looking like the card but try the Major Geeks memory test if you can please http://www.majorgeek...tress_test.html

A1: No need to run anything other than TFC http://www.geekstogo...er-by-oldtimer/

A2: Reinstalling XP will/would not help with a flaky add on video card if the card does indeed turn out to be bad, do keep in mind however that the card is functioning albeit by using Windows own generic drivers.

A3: Your PSU appears to be in good order.

Before I look at the video card links can I ask if the Norton anti virus you have is the free version, the reason that I ask is because it is a very demanding program and is known to cause various issues and especially when downloading and installing other programs, if it is the free version even if only testing purposes I would uninstall it and download an alternative free AV such as Avast or MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials).

You are welcome BTW :thumbsup:
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