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My laptop is acting weird in Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jelmer, Jan 3, 2011.

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  1. Jelmer

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    Hello,I have a laptop for 3 years and so.Since 2 months ago,I didn't have any kind of problem.Then,my ethernet driver stopped working properly and I took my laptop to a local service.Then(i dont know what they did to resolve the ethernet problem,but it was fine after),I've requested to install for my laptop Windows XP( i was having windows vista,but my laptop didnt come installed with it).After like 1 month,while I was playing a game(which i played and before for a time),I got some weird screen and the computer froze.I restarted it,rejoined the game and I got the same screen and the computer froze again.I restarted it again but I was surprised to see that now I got some green and blue lines on screen.The desktop's colours were all messed up.I reinstalled the graphics driver and updated it.The desktop's colours are fine now,only on startup I see them but not that much,just a few lines..Now,if i scroll down in an internet browser or my computer,i see it moving in waves and I cannot start any game.I would really appreciate for any kind of help.
    ah and,here are my laptop's specs,(i noticed the graphics card has 1mb only,which is a bit strange,isnt it?:S)
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60, x86 Family 15 Model 104 Stepping 1
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 2046 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G, 1 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 24999 MB, Free - 6570 MB; D: Total - 280235 MB, Free - 275687 MB;
    Motherboard: FUJITSU SIEMENS, PTT50 , 8q8121127, 8D81063390.4A
    Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
     
  2. Megabite

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    Howdy,

    A liitle confused it the problem with the Desktop or the laptop?
     
  3. Jelmer

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    I said Desktop to the screen that appears when you log in,you know that screen with many shortcuts:D
     
  4. Megabite

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    OK...so your desktop on your laptop looks strange....and where did you get the driver for the video card?
     
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    it doesnt look strange anymore,and i took it from nvidia's site.My problem is the moving in waves and the incapability of starting games.Also,the things that it says i got only 1 mb graphics card
     
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    What make and model is the Latptop?
     
  7. Jelmer

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    Uh,Fujitsu Siemens?
     
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    I looked over there and I saw that my windows isn't a supported version.There isnt a video driver for windows xp professional,just for windows vista and premium.Shall I change my windows?For a period ,the windows worked..Is the windows the cause of my problems?
     
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    Could be.....I know vista has some problems...but I would think reinstalling Vista would solve your problem
     
  11. Jelmer

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    and if it wouldn't../
     
  12. Megabite

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    Then could be the video card problem which would be a motherboard problem
     
  13. Jelmer

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    I will take that only in the ultimate phase.Any other suggestions(excepting installing win vista)?
    Edit:I forgot to mention that it did appear the ,,blue screen of death'',that shows i got some error with nv4_disp.dll
    Also,why does it write I have only 1 MB of graphics card?And if i run dxdiag if shows me that i got no video card,just some vga thing.
     
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