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Graphics Corruption

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mastermc0, Jan 8, 2007.

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  1. mastermc0

    mastermc0 Thread Starter

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    Hi guys having major graphics issues on desktop and in games.

    I have no idea what is going on I got a bigger PSU and reinstalled windows and this did not help any ideas?:confused: :confused:

    EDIT: Just realised this only happens when I alt tab (or at least I think it does) if that helps:)
     

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  2. bonk

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    Howdy,

    Uninstall / reinstall your video card drivers also check for any update drivers for your Video card on the manufactures site.

    If not under warranty Re-seat the Video card also.
     
  3. mastermc0

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    I have done this. I am 99.9% its not the graphics card itself as I have another card which I used and experienced the same problems.(y)
     
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    99.9% eh! Then your a better man than I am....I not so sure.

    Try running it in Safemode ...by tapping F8 key on startup and choosing Safemode.

    See what the results are......let us know
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

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    When you are hitting alt-tab I believe you are activating a new window and this probably affects your graphics resources which may be maxed out when you do it.
     
  6. mastermc0

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    Done a disk check seems to be ok now.(y)
     
  7. bonk

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    Nice one....fingers crossed.
     
  8. mastermc0

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    Apparently not. Didn't happen as quickly but still same problem:eek: (n)
     
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    Have you tried in Safemode yet?

    Also how many memory sticks are in the PC?
     
  10. mastermc0

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    4 each 512MB and I haven't tryed safe mode yet.
     
  11. bonk

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    I would try Safemode

    1. Restart your computer.
    2. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
    3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
    4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
    5. Do whatever tasks you require and when you are done reboot to boot back into normal mode.

    Also I would suggest taking some sticks of memory out and see...then swap them and see.

    You can do a memory test with this but it takes awhile Memtest86 but taking out some memory sticks would be quicker.
     
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