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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by juliegreen, Jan 25, 2011.

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  1. juliegreen

    juliegreen Thread Starter

    Jul 4, 2007

    I built a computer a couple of years ago using Windows Vista. I installed Geforce 7300 GS Nvidia graphics card. The card has now developed a fault (I think). When I boot up the screen is not clear text it looks like lots of pairs of eyes looking at you. There is a message saying remove faulty hardware. The system will only boot into safe mode. I booted the system using the onboard graphics and it is ok. So I have now purchased a new card Geforce 8400 GS but when I insert this into the pci-e slot nothing happens. The motherboard doesn't do the post boot pip. When I take the card out all is ok. Is it possible I have bought a dud new card? With the Geforce 7300 GS providing some graphics I assumed the card was faulty and not the motherboard, any advice would be great.


    Julie Green
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    New graphics card is bad. Either that, or you didn't seat it firmly in the slot.
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