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Notebook Video Fails On Chilly Bootup

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Anchoret, Jan 21, 2007.

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  1. Anchoret

    Anchoret Thread Starter

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    During this cold snap, my notebook's video has failed twice during bootup, giving vertical lines or some other gibberish while loading Windows. Reboot and it's fine.

    I don't know if this is temperature-related (it's about 45 degrees F) or if that's a coincidence and more trouble lies ahead.

    Any thoughts on this?
     
  2. frenat

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    On some previous desktops I had a similar problem. When I would first boot up from room temperature the computer would lock on bootup. If I poused it at the BIOS for a minute and then continued it would boot up fine. The only thing I could conclude is the comp "liked" the warmer running temperature and when starting from cold would have some instability. Your problem sounds similar.
     
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