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Is my video card bad


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#1 dempseyjosh

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:57 PM

so if i boot into safe mode everything works fine(for safe mode), if i try to boot normally then i get no picture, then the computer restarts itself.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 04:43 PM

If the video card works in safe mode it isn't bad.
It sounds like you have a driver issue.
Start in safe mode
Go to the Control Panel
Double click the System icon
Click the Hardware tab
Open the Device Manager
Expand the listing for Display Adapters
Uninstall all that you find
[Don't let the computer restart until all are uninstalled]
Once you have all uninstalled restart the computer normally & allow the display adapter to reinstall.
If it doesn't automatically reinstall you will have to install the drivers manually.

The directions I gave are for XP.
If you have a different version of Windows locate the device manager & proceed as described.
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