Everything has been messed up since Linux wouldn't shut down

By Jskid
Feb 25, 2012
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  1. I have a dual boot with Mint Linux and Windows 7 (both 64 bit). I was on Linux and tried shuting down but it didn't work properly. I held down the power button. Windows was working fine. Next time I tried logging into Linux it kept saying "could not authenticate" and wouldn't let me type a password. I restarted the computer and the graphics are all messed up (even before the boot manager loaded). I logged into Windows but the graphics look 16 bit or something. Also I think some settings are messed because I got an error about how hibernation is disabled.

    In device manager the video card has been stopped with Code 43.
    Edit: thank goodness restarting the machien fixed it. I don't know if it's safe to boot into Linux.
  2. vectorsigma32

    vectorsigma32 TS Rookie Posts: 154

    ur video card mite be faulty
  3. Jskid

    Jskid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 346

    Just to make sure, on the video card there is two places to connect to PCI-E power cords to, I should have both connected right?

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