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Vista (32) very unique graphix problem

By haterjake
Apr 19, 2009
  1. i've fittled with this problem off and on for months, i just want to be finished. i've figured out several symptoms to my problem. initially all i would get is blank screen after windows loaded...but i knew it loaded properly because i could hear it. so i would go into safe mode and try downloading older drivers, didnt work. adventually i got it to work, to this day im not sure what did it. then randomly the problem persisted, i took it to get repaired, but resolution was bad, i figured out that updating my computers rating with "windows experience index" fixed that. now, 2 weeks ago the problem started again so i figured out that, my moniter will show visual if either my graphix driver is disabled, or its enabled and the moniter isnt being properly detected. with the graphix driver enabled, i attempted to download a driver from the cd, it told me it couldnt detect my moniter, and it gave me instructions to do it manually, i tried and failed. i've fixed this problem twice, and it randomly came back up. i have 2 anti viruses, and a regestration cleaner, so i doubt its a virus. if anybody has any ideas what so ever, plz let me know.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Only one antivirus program should be used on any computer at a time. Download and install free Malwarebytes and run it. Tell us what you find. Also, would you be be so kind as to tell us your complete computer specs? Make and model, motherboard make and model, video card make and model
     
  3. haterjake

    haterjake TS Rookie Topic Starter

    here ya go

    Model: CyberPower Gamer Ultra CrossFireX™ 3870

    Graphix card: "NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO"

    Mother Board: "M2N-SLI" by ASUS

    OS: Windows Vista (32 bit)

    It's somwhat like that model... but not the same, they are custom built computers and i got mine from newegg, not the manufacturer. if you need any other specs just let me know
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So... "Download and install free Malwarebytes and run it. Tell us what you find"...
     
  5. haterjake

    haterjake TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it's not a virus...i've been dealing with this for months, have ran malwarebytes several times since the problem came to be.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    There are other malware that can cause more trouble than a virus. A virus is just one source of malware. Did Malwarebytes ever pick anything up? Have you tried updating your motherboards bios. Asus is known for many issues caused by their original bios. The latest bios is needed
     
  7. haterjake

    haterjake TS Rookie Topic Starter

    umm

    malwarebytes is my antivirus...i should have specified sorry. i'm sketchy about updating bios because the webb site i went to was complicated, i would really apreciate if you could link what i need to download :dead:
     
  8. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    How is your monitor connected? VGA, DVI, HDMI, something else? If it's DVI, have you tried a VGA adapter? If the card has two display connectors, have you tried the other?
     
  9. haterjake

    haterjake TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah i've tried both connectors and i have HDMI connection...the white connector not the blue one.
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Maybe it is simply the monitor, try with a different monitor?
     
  12. haterjake

    haterjake TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah, tried it with a different monitor already
     
  13. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Ah ok I thought so.

    So does your computer work in safe mode? If so, it is most likely not Asus's fault, despite their tendency to be picky. What graphics adapter are you using?
    Well, maybe another simple proposition, but get rid of your old graphical drivers with Driver Cleaner Pro from here (http://www.drivercleaner.net/professional.php) (stole that from one of Rage's old posts), then install a fresh version of the latest drivers, weather they be ATi, NVidia, or a smaller brand.

    If you can, it would be best to update your BIOS anyway...
     
  14. haterjake

    haterjake TS Rookie Topic Starter

    unfortunatly i dont have any money

    i've been running this ASUS updater for about an hour...its on the "select an update server" step... it just keeps connecting and disconecting from a server.
     
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Try later tonight or tomorrow. Another problem with ASUS is their erratic website
     
  16. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Oh sorry, didn't realize that link rage posted a long time ago actually cost money...hmm i don't recall the name of the driver cleaner people around techspot suggest D:.

     
  17. haterjake

    haterjake TS Rookie Topic Starter

    GeForce 9600GSO
     
  18. haterjake

    haterjake TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i downloaded the bios update, didnt work out.
     
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