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Vista crash screen

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Iniovan, Dec 10, 2011.

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  1. Iniovan

    Iniovan Thread Starter

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    http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/9674/pc230529xw6.jpg

    This is how my computer looks, even when I reboot. I never get to see anything, but I hear that the OS is working fine since I can login, and Windows sounds like Windows, still.

    There was a similar thread here, written 3 years ago, about this same screen.
    The support said, that time around, that it was connected to the video driver.

    But how do I update things if I can't see what I'm doing?
    Strings of command?
     
  2. Mark1956

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    What type of PC is this, laptop or desktop?

    If a desktop, is it using a graphics card, if so does it have onboard graphics that you can try.

    If no onboard graphics, try reseating the card and make sure it is clean. Borrow another card to try.

    By tapping F8 at boot up will it show anything on screen and go into Safe Mode?
     
  3. Iniovan

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    Hello again!

    It is a desktop, Fuijitsu Siemens or something, running Windows Vista.
    I have a graphics card, but I don't know what 'on-board' graphics is.

    Furthermore, I can push F8, but nothing seems to happen, it's still this crazy screen.

    I connected my screen to my laptop, and there it works,
    so its definitely something with the computer itself.

    Are there any safe ways, completely solid commands I mean,
    through which I'd be certain of reaching some command sequence,
    through which I could reset drivers, even without seeing what I'm doing?
     
  4. Mark1956

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    It is looking like a graphics card failure.

    On the back of the PC is there another socket that the cable will plug into that goes to the screen? If so, power down and remove the graphics card then try it with the screen connected to the other connector.
     
  5. Iniovan

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    No other connectors, all available ones go directly into the graphics card.

    I removed it and cleaned it a bit, to no avail.

    This seems to be the end, then.
    Thanks for your time :)
     
  6. Mark1956

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    Your next move would be to try and borrow a graphics card to see if it rectifies the problem, that test should confirm if it is an issue with the card or something else.
     
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