My comp has given up the ghost. :( (in Off-topic)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 16 2007 4:44 AM EDT


Yesterday, my comp started to feeze when playing WoW, naturally I attributed this to the game (:P) but thought it might be a problem with my graphics card (when restarting my comp, and this could be seen in game, I would get a black screen with coloumns of red dots...).

After a little while though, my computer screen started to freeze, even with nothing open (although processes were still running, as Claire's computer could still access the internet).

Then last night, I could no longer get it to boot. :( The first screen is covered with rubbish and the second boot screen goes to black with columns of red dots. :(

I checked for virsus/spyware, I reinstalled my graphic card drivers, I restored to an earlier system restore point, and I reseated my Graphics card. :(


Now I'm gonna have to see what spare parts I can scrape up to see if it is a hardware problem.

Sometimes I hate computers...

[T]Vestax April 16 2007 5:06 AM EDT

How noisy is your hard drive. I hope for your sake it purrs like a kitten.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 16 2007 5:33 AM EDT

No change in HD noise.

Unappreciated Misnomer April 16 2007 11:03 AM EDT

does the monitor correctly on another pc?

[T]Vestax April 16 2007 1:09 PM EDT

I didn't ask if it changed, I just asked if it was quite or noisy. Hardware damage happens over time. Eventually it will break down.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] April 16 2007 10:32 PM EDT

That sounds like a bad video card, weird stuff like that was happening to my friend and when he replaced his card it went away. Unfortunately the video card is often times the most expensive thing to replace.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 17 2007 3:09 AM EDT

Ah, purrs like a kitten. ;)

Yeah, it's all leading to graphics card atm, I thought I'd test by plugging my monitor into my on board grpahics. Only to find that was an option we didn't take when building the machine, as we went for a nice spanking gfx card and didn't think we'd need one... >_<

LoL! :P

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 17 2007 5:28 PM EDT

It was the graphics card. Salvaged an old card from an old PC my folks had. My computer works perfectly.

Just can't play WoW. :P

Time to reason to Claire I really do need to buy a new card to play that stupid game! ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 25 2007 6:56 AM EDT

Still got problems. >_
I've found out that my CPU has conflicts with XP SP2, the nVidia drivers used on the GeForce cards, and possibly my audio drivers.


I've tried a lot over the last couple of days, and due to some massive googling I think Imight have found the answer.

I've probably got to get new realtek audio drivers, and disable DEP in boot.ini.

(I've been getting lockups, and Blue Screens of Death! >_
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