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video card not detected at startup

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by juanstandupguy, Mar 26, 2008.

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  1. juanstandupguy

    juanstandupguy Thread Starter

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    hi
    when i started my computer recently my video card (gforce 7300) was suddenly not detected. the situation now is that i have to pull out the card from the pci express and replace it before i start up everytime, otherwise it is not detected and i have to plug my monitor into the onboard socket. this system has been running fine for about 2 years until this sudden glitch.
    i borrowed a gforce 7600 and put that in and it worked great for about 4-5 startups then the same problem occured
    i have an AMD 3200 processor on a gigabyte motherboard. i have only one pci express slot
    i have updated the bios on the motherboard and the relevant drivers to no avail.
    i am very confused
     
  2. Hughv

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    I had a similar problem recently that totally baffled me. I traced it to a bad outlet in the user's home. Probably a low voltage problem, but I haven't heard the final solution yet.
     
  3. juanstandupguy

    juanstandupguy Thread Starter

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    The power does not seem to be an issue as i have plugged it in elsewhere and still no detection of the card. it has worked fine for 2 years on the current power outlet, so i too am baffled
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Check all your connections, including your drive cables on both ends. Try cleaning the contacts with a little alcohol and make sure that the cards are well-seated in their slots. Check the RAM modules, too, by removing and re-seating them.

    Any problems with any other devices?
     
  5. juanstandupguy

    juanstandupguy Thread Starter

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    all done. no good. everything else seems to be fine
     
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