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Whats wrong with my computer??


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#1 ogasdd

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 06:48 PM

My other screen of another computer shows up like this.

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I cannot figure out whats wrong with it other than the graphic card.

But I kinda posted this on this section because I was unsure whats wrong with this.

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 06:56 PM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

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#3 ogasdd

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:20 AM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/Y41LuVU7Obgjy3AOMgmbACx

It looks fine sometimes but whenever it looks fine, after BoD it shows up like that for a while.

From there it says

*Stop 0x000000EA (0x89986DA8, 0x89AED490, 0xBACE7CBC, 0x000000001_

nv4_disp
Beginning dump of the physical memory.

Edited by ogasdd, 30 December 2010 - 12:28 AM.


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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:18 PM

I would highly recommend that you upgrade to SP3 and update all other drivers and software for your computer.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 10:07 PM

Yes, Cryptodan is right, your OS and Video drivers are outdated, I would update them first.

What kind of monitor are you using and what is its native resolution?

Have you ever set this up for dual monitors?

Make sure your display is set for 1 monitor and not set to clone.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 10:30 PM

I would highly recommend that you upgrade to SP3 and update all other drivers and software for your computer.


Just upgraded to SP3.
Update the other drivers? Should I download all of them from the Dell Website?

What kind of monitor are you using and what is its native resolution?
Have you ever set this up for dual monitors?


Monitor.. I have no idea.. Whats its native resolution? I dont know =/
Nope, never tried Dual.

Edited by ogasdd, 31 December 2010 - 11:26 PM.


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Posted 01 January 2011 - 12:29 AM

Native Resolution is the recommendation screen size of your monitor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_resolution

Dual monitors is a way to use two screens (to clone the desktop or to extend the desktop) with one pc. See this for details http://www.microsoft.com/athome/organization/twomonitors.aspx

I would download all recommended updates after you applied Service Pack 3 because alot more system update (100+ have been release after the release of this service pack up to now)

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 08:11 AM

Update the other drivers? Should I download all of them from the Dell Website?


Yes, first go to the Dell site. You can enter your service tag number to find drivers specific to your machine or allow them to scan it to find the correct drivers.

If your video card is an add on (did not come from the Dell factory with it) you should go to nVidias web site and find the most recent driver. Even if it did come from Dell, you can check nVidia and see if their current driver is more recent than the one Dell has.

The reason I asked about the resolution of your monitor is in your speccy report it is set to 640x480, which it should not be unless you are using a very old monitor or were booted in safe mode.

Were you playing any games when the crash occured? Many games will change screen resolution and can cause problems if you don't have the latest drivers.

And as coxchris pointed out, be sure to follow through with the rest of the updates that have been released since SP3. In addition to security updates, they also have included compatibility updates that are specific to some programs, many games in particular. These will be listed under the "optional updates". You can read through the details of each one and see if they apply to any programs you are using.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:41 PM

I tried to update the drivers but only one that updated was BIOS.
Rest of them said it did not meet the requirement.
I entered the Service Tag number to update them this time.
Yes it first crashed when I was playing the game but afterward it just kept crashing after couple of minutes.
Its resolution wont allow me to change.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 09:53 AM

I tried to update the drivers but only one that updated was BIOS.
Rest of them said it did not meet the requirement.
I entered the Service Tag number to update them this time.
Yes it first crashed when I was playing the game but afterward it just kept crashing after couple of minutes.
Its resolution wont allow me to change.

Did you update to XP Sp3 first?
After you have updated to Sp3 and all available updates to that, try the Dell drivers again. If they have an updated chipset driver, be sure and install that first. Then try Here for nVidias latest driver for your card.

Your card could be bad, but I would try all available updates and drivers to see if they can correct the problem.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:35 AM

Updating to SP3 was the first advice I followed and I updated chipset too but its to no avail... Sigh...
Bust Graphic card??

Edited by ogasdd, 08 January 2011 - 10:35 AM.


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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:49 AM

Updating to SP3 was the first advice I followed and I updated chipset too but its to no avail... Sigh...
Bust Graphic card??

Not necessarily so !!! go to device manager and uninstall the driver from display drivers and re-boot your machine and follow the on screen add/found new hardware prompts, this will update the GPU's driver to its newest/best match.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:16 AM

Not necessarily so !!! go to device manager and uninstall the driver from display drivers and re-boot your machine and follow the on screen add/found new hardware prompts, this will update the GPU's driver to its newest/best match.
Iain.


I already did that.. kinda...
but it doesnt show add/found new hardware prompts?

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 09:20 AM



Not necessarily so !!! go to device manager and uninstall the driver from display drivers and re-boot your machine and follow the on screen add/found new hardware prompts, this will update the GPU's driver to its newest/best match.
Iain.


I already did that.. kinda...
but it doesnt show add/found new hardware prompts?

Hi looking at your system post (speccy) i see that it is an on board card. do you have a PCIe slot on your board, if you have you can pick up a lower end graphics card for a few £/$ now, i recently got one from ebay for £12.00,Nvidia Geforce Graphics Card NX7300 TD256EH Model B027.I would suggest installing a different card as it sounds like the on board one has just about bit the dust,could you salvage a PCI/PCIe one or lend one so as to trouble shoot properly??.
I can't understand how you didn't get the add new hardware prompts when you uninstalled the device from the device manager.
Try again> start> computer> right click C:\ > properties > hardware> device manager> highlight display adapters> right click> uninstall > re-start computer> start> computer> right click C:\ > properties > hardware> device manager> scan for hardware changes. see if that resolves it,if not then i would look to getting a replacement graphics card.
Iain.

Edited by odin88, 09 January 2011 - 09:22 AM.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 11:22 AM

It shows New Hardware prompt but now it wont even let me download the driver saying it did not meet the minimum requirement. O_o
PCI???

I live in US, TX.
How do you find out if your graphic card is compatible to your computer?

I have really small fund to replace the graphic card.
And my dad definetly isn't going to pay for new one.
What would be the best replacement if I am not looking into to much high quality gaming?

Btw what will be the difference between Express Card and others?
I cant tell the difference between the graphic cards.

Edited by ogasdd, 11 January 2011 - 11:49 AM.





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