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#1 Lifter2012

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 12:32 PM

Hello everyone, just to let ya know you guys helped me get rid of some serious malware on mine and my cousins computer just by searching for the problem via google, i found this board and the solution.

Anyway, I have a new problem! Haha. My brother has a Dell Inspiron E1705 that he stopped using a while ago because he probably caught some bug and didn't know how to fix it, so he gave up using it and it sat for a while. He then thought if he went out and bought a new Windows XP disc that he could reload everything and it would be all right (which of course I and everyone knows not always works.) I just finished activating his new Windows XP cd today and everything looks good. But the same problem before we did any of this steps exists and i'll show you. I just did run Malwarebytes and found nothing, because the computer has nothing on it since he reinstalled Windows XP.

Here's a screenshot I just took, a little hard to see but theres blue (look like equal signs) all over the desktop.
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And here's 2 pics i took of it starting up.
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So does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 12:42 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Well...I guess I don't see anything wrong with the first graphic. The background appears to be set for "center" rather than "stretch" (which is what to use for small pics which you want to cover the whole desktop).

The backgrounds of the other two pics remind of indications of either RAM or graphics card problems. Since I've never had graphics card problems, it must remind me of some screens which showed when I received a bad RAM module from Crucial.

How much RAM installed? How many different modules?

Probably best to wait for more inputs from others.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 12:43 PM

I would try to re-install the graphics driver. Download at dell support. Might be internal loose cable to display, or damaged hardware.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 02:04 PM

1.00 GB of RAM

just tried downloading and installing the graphics driver from Del, says computer doesn't have the minimum requirements for it or something to that nature? My friend thinks it may be possible a bad ribbon cable from the screen or bad hardware. :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 03:10 PM

That doesn't make any sense...what is the exact error message you received?

The only way that you should get a message like that is if you tried to download the wrong driver...and even then it should download, but not install.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 05:21 PM

Error I get says: This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software. Setup will exit.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 05:44 PM

Hmmm...related situation: http://forums12.itrc.hp.com/service/forums...hreadId=1188143

Guess I'd like to know...oops, I see it's a laptop.

What is the graphics chip installed? It seems that many options were available.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:25 PM

Could it be overheating? Try blowing out the vents with a can of compressed air (not a vacuum cleaner or high pressure air - that'll mess up the system).
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Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:09 PM

Nope not overheating. Found a guy with the same problem i am having in this thread on another forum:

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=114553

Edited by Lifter2012, 08 September 2008 - 07:48 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:49 PM

Took this screenshot today of the device manager

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 06:07 AM

I had seen artifacts like this on a screen (once, a long time ago) when a graphics card died as I was working on the system.
The last screen shot indicates that you don't have a driver for your Display Adapter (video card) and that there's an unknown PCI device.

To troubleshoot these, right click on each one, select Properties, then select the Details tab, and then scroll down the list to find Hardware ID.
There should be a set of numbers and letters there, we'll need the 4 characters after the VEN_ and the 4 characters after the DEV_
If that's not there, copy the whole first line for us to have a look at.

We'll look up the info (using those characters) at http://www.pcidatabase.com to determine what the devices are.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:55 AM

You guys are the best for taking the time to help out!! Here's 2 screenshots of what was asked for:

First, the video controller:
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Second is the pci device:
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:12 AM

I'm starting to think it is hardware problem :thumbsup:

Also, when I'm trying to scroll and drag like a big picture across the screen, its lagging like crazy (if that makes sense)

Edited by Lifter2012, 09 September 2008 - 11:13 AM.


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Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:06 PM

Hi mate.

From the Hardware Ids you gave. Your Video card belongs to NVIDIA and Savage MX/IX/MX+MV/IX+MV Chip description.

http://www.s3graphics.com/en/resources/dri...are_archive.jsp Here is the link for the drivers and install the correct one for yours.

And the other one is Intel Microsoft UAA Bus HD Audio.

http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/SOUND-CAR...ion-Audio.shtml

Check these if they work.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:15 PM

Your video card is dying that is why it is artifacting. You need to get it replaced if you can, and if you can't time for a new computer.




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