Problems with my video card

By Weretiger_Rei ยท 5 replies
Aug 6, 2007
  1. Okay, so heres the skinny... I just joined this place to get some assistance on this subject, and to help out where I can in the future, easy enough huh? I wanna get my computer fixed before I start going on about the olden days though.

    My computer did something funky earlier today, I turned it on, everything loaded up fine and dandy, until it got to right before the desktop. Then my keyboard and my monitor flashed and went blank. The lights on the monitor were still on, but there was no signal.. and well.. my keyboard just stayed blank. (It has done this before, but a restart usually fixes it.)

    Now I tried rebooting several times, and no avail, each time to the main desktop, then blank... however, when I try to boot up in safemode there are NO problems, and my video card works fine!

    Any help?!?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  3. Weretiger_Rei

    Weretiger_Rei TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's an AMD Athlon custom 1333 mghz (About 1.7 Mghz) A gig plus some change of ram... And.. well, I'm running on a totally different computer right now, so I can't really tell you the other specs. I'll go get 'em if ya want though... It's not like it's written on the side.

    I know the video card is a Nvidia Geforce 5800
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So try the link for the XP repair instructions when you get a chance. Doing this repair won't destroy your data
  5. Weretiger_Rei

    Weretiger_Rei TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well that's fine and dandy, however... I just realized that this machine runs on windows 2K Professional... I just booted it up and I'm using it in safe mode currently.

    Any other ideas? Couldn't I just go redownload the drivers?
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    download the drivers but be sure to delete the old ones before installing
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