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Is this a sign of a dead Video Card (screenshot)


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#1 Skasian

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:29 PM

The computer was fine last night, but this morning it looked like this. Nothing new was installed.

Updating video card drivers did not fix
Spybot Search & Destroy did not fix
Avast Antivirus did not fix

Attached File  help.JPG   64.42KB   14 downloads

Possible causes or just dead video card?

P.S. In device manager I get "Device could not start (error code 10)"

Edited by hamluis, 18 March 2012 - 05:49 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware.


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Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:35 AM

Error Code 10 (This device cannot start)

Item7 states - .Replace the hardware. A problem with the hardware device itself might be causing the Code 10 error, in which case replacing the hardware is your next logical step.
If the drivers will not update, or Un / Re install, then the device can be faulty -

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:51 AM

The computer was fine last night, but this morning it looked like this. Nothing new was installed.

Updating video card drivers did not fix
Spybot Search & Destroy did not fix
Avast Antivirus did not fix

Attached File  help.JPG   64.42KB   14 downloads

Possible causes or just dead video card?

P.S. In device manager I get "Device could not start (error code 10)"

Remove the power cord from the back of the PC and then open up the case and remove the video card. Then reinsert it and power on again. It's not guaranteed to work, but it's worth a try.

Edited by Xircal, 18 March 2012 - 04:51 AM.


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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:44 AM

Extra to my post -

If you do have access to a good vid card, plus install drivers (CD), you can always try that, as well as the above from Xircal -
A failing / failed card is the most logical problem, if the drivers cannot be updated now -

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:42 AM

If it is a separate card and following the steps above does not work you can hook into the motherboard.

If it is already hooked into the motherboard buy a card which is cheaper than a new motherboard.




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