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PC not booting (coloured bars on screen)


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#1 NiallJS99

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 07:15 AM

I was playing a game on my Dell XPS 8700 PC and the computer crashed to a screen with gray lines. This happened once before but the computer was fine once I restarted it.

This time it won't boot and there are vertical coloured bars on the screen that make it difficult to read what's on the screen. After about a minute the PC turns itself off.

What could be the problem? The graphics card?

Thank you.

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#2 NiallJS99

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 07:18 AM

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 09:04 AM

Take out the graphic card and connect monitor to VGA port on motherboard to see issue resolves if not then power supply unit or monitor is malfunctioning.


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Posted 13 November 2016 - 10:18 AM

Thanks for replying. That worked. I removed my graphics card and connected my monitor to the HDMI port for the on-board graphics and my PC is now working (slowly),



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 10:19 AM

So issue is the graphic card but what do you mean by PC working slowly?

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 12:44 PM

It's working normally now after I restarted my PC.



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 03:54 PM

All is left for you to purchase a new graphic card.


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