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#1 4100K

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:44 AM

Hello,
pc(xp pro) can't load windows;monitor flashes(letters and numbers), matrix like, and slowly the monitor is full with pixles white and then turn black.Happen when you go to bios set up as well.
When started on safe mode it loads the windows, but the "matrix" like continue antill nothing can be seen on the monitor.Happen from one day working to the next day not.
Did switch the video card with no result.
Any advice please...

Thanks

Edited by hamluis, 02 November 2012 - 11:53 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

Hello,

Have you tried a different monitor?
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

thanks for responding, yes did try an other monitor.Same problem.....

Edited by 4100K, 03 November 2012 - 11:25 AM.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

I know you said you tried a new graphics card in it, but the problem your describing leads to that. Do you have sufficient cooling in your system? Does this problem only happen once booted into windows or does it happen when you boot into safe mode or bios as well? A failing power supply could cause the problem too.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:27 AM

the system had two video cards one monitor.I did switch them and try separately with no result.Yes it does it on safe mode and bios as well. The only difference is in safe mode windows get loaded and through the "matrix" like, and in a minute or so you can't see anything......

Edited by 4100K, 05 November 2012 - 06:29 AM.


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:11 AM

It has two graphic cards? Are they both pci express or is one onboard? Test your power supply as well it may be failing
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:27 AM

cards are pci, but now i'm using only one of them.Did change the power supply with no result. all fans are working as well....

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:02 AM

Ok I need a little more info to be able to help you further.

1. Motherboard manufacturer
2. Brand of graphic cards
3. Power supply wattage
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

thanks for trying...

1. Motherboard manufacturer: Foxconn P35A
2. Brand of graphic cards: GForce 8600 GT (two but now have installed only one for test purposes)
3. Power supply wattage: COOLmax ZP-Series 480W (brand new, installed yesterday)

did build the pc 4 years ago and has been working fine, well till now.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:01 PM

Everything seems to be in order on your system. A few suggestions;

1. Try switching out your monitor cables
2. Make sure all connections are secure
3. Plug your system into a different power outlet(just in case surge protector is going bad or outlet is faulty)
4. If you are using adapters such as DVI to VGA, try switching out those.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:11 PM

did all those... still can't load windows, matrix like on screen.....

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

What happened that started the problem? Power outage, installed new hardware or software, etc.

Edited by Hadnjury, 16 November 2012 - 10:56 AM.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

from one day working fine to next day with the problem.No hardware/software nor power outage.

added pictures during booting in sequence 15 sec from each picture starting with 1327....1335. that is what happen....

Attached File  IMG_1327.JPG   12.27KB   2 downloadsAttached File  IMG_1329.JPG   38.28KB   2 downloadsAttached File  IMG_1331.JPG   21.19KB   2 downloadsAttached File  IMG_1332.JPG   48.39KB   2 downloadsAttached File  IMG_1333.JPG   17.96KB   2 downloadsAttached File  IMG_1335.JPG   23.27KB   2 downloads

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:22 PM

This is quite a problem :huh: !

Well I am not whipped yet.

1. Try plugging one of your graphic cards into another PCIe slot.
2. What grapics card are you using? it is possible your driver may be corrupt.

Quick way to check that, is booting with a live cd, which will load open source drivers. Puppy linux is quick and easy to start with, here is a link Download. Once you have it downloaded you will need to burn it to cd. Change your boot order to the cdrom first, have the Puppy cd you made in the disc drive. Just do the try option, no need to install. It will boot into a linux desktop. Let me know if this boots up with no problems on your display.

Edited by Hadnjury, 19 November 2012 - 10:27 PM.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:01 AM

can't access bias, can't change booting setting...... got worst... :wacko:




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