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Screen Scrambles On Start Up And Possible Related Issues.


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#1 legends311

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 09:56 AM

Recently I reformatted my HD. I reinstalled everything I had before, updated all the drivers and all that.
My games began crashing and freezing everything up. When I start up my computer and the desktop comes up, the screen scrambles for a moment then comes back. Sometimes it doesnt come back and sometimes it just starts flashing black. The only way to stop it is to restart, cross my fingers and pray that the computer gods are in a good mood today.
Is this maybe a software conflict somewhere?

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 10:08 AM

Most likely this is either a bad video card or corrupted video drivers. The first thing to do is to download a copy of the latest certified drivers for your video card from the video card chipset manufacturer's website (ATI, nVidia, etc).

Then the video drivers from Control Panel...Add/Remove Programs (if they're not there, don't worry about it) - and removing the video card from Device Manager.

Then reboot.

Dismiss the Found New Hardware Wizard and double click on the freshly downloaded drivers to install them. Reboot as required.

For further troubleshooting, you may want to read this post about finding BSOD messages (as I suspect that's what you're having) http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...tml#entry409491
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