- Nov 21, 2006
ok, fist thing that happened was long ago, the old 6800le broke and was replaced, by the company that i got the comp from, with a 6600gt. 1 year later, after the warranty has run out, everything is fine and dandy, until i install media center edition 2005. a couple of months after installing this, th nVidia driver (nV_4.disp) started to randomly bluescreen the entire system. after installing new drivers, and updating everything, the problem persisted, but eventually fixed itself. now a new problem has surfaced, and this one is less severe. i was using my comp, re-installing freelancer after a lot of freelancer modding, when i was asked by freelancer to restart my system for system files, upon restarting, the system shut down ok, but when it tried to startup, the actual startup was working, but there was nothing on my screen. i tried restarting, still nothing. then, out of desperation, i tried the vga connector instead of the dvi-i, and it works. what i need to know now is whether this is because of a problem with the monitor or this blasted graphics card. just to clarify, on the dvi-i, the startup happens but i cannot see any of it, not even the gpu bios, MB bios, or the drive bios. , these are all clear to see on the vga connector.