It runs on Windows XP and has recognised the display adapter as Nvidia GeForce FX5200. But after installing the recommended drivers for it and rebooting nothing is displayed after it boots. A pointer appears with the hourglass as it loads up but then it disappears and the monitor goes into standby. Sometimes strange colours and horizontal lines appear.
I looked this up and one answer was that my graphics card has failed and I could get the computer to boot up properly by disabling the fx5200 in safe mode which I did. It worked but without the graphics card installed properly I can't play the games I want to play on my computer. I can watch videos but not play games.
But in my house there is another Dell Dimension 4600 which also had to be reformatted due to a virus and the same problem is there. Could it be a coincidence that both of the graphics cards in these computers have failed or is it a problem with finding the correct drivers?
I have looked at the owners manual of the computer and it mentions nothing about an Nvidia GeForce FX5200 but says I have an Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics controller. Is my computer wrongly identifying the hardware?
Any help would be appreciated.
Edited by fadingout, 06 October 2010 - 05:13 PM.