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 Post subject: Re: BSOD, Can't run Windows normally.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:29 pm 
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What make and model number is the machine?

If you use F8 when you start up the pc you should see a Safe-mode menu along with a OS reinstall option. If you use this option be sure to back up everything before you use it. When you use this option it will format the machine and reinstall the OS to factory fresh specs with all the apps it came with.

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 Post subject: Re: BSOD, Can't run Windows normally.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:34 pm 
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Ok, the card has since been out of my system, ever since i said i uninstalled the card.

Haven't put it back in since.

I have noticed the vertical lines on the monitor during startup (Windows logo specifically), even without the card. Running integrated graphics.

So... is that good news? For my card anyway? Does that mean the card isn't broken, after all?

Also, what do the vertical lines without the card mean, then?

Software?

Btw; model is a6702f


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 Post subject: Re: BSOD, Can't run Windows normally.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:34 am 
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Did you try a different monitor? It may be the monitor that is manifesting the lines.

Did you do a clean install of the driver like I laid out for you?

Is this win7 64 bit you are playing with? If so, here are the drivers for it...for your machine:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/soft ... 72323#N211

HP modifies the drivers to run in their machines and that may be your problem...you aren't using their driver for graphics, chipset and such.

Shut off the anti-virus!

Use the control panel to uninstall the driver and say no to the restart.

Find the video card folder and delete it, then empty the recycle bin.

Get CCleaner, install and run the registry section of the software to clean out the bits and pieces left over.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

Restart the pc.

say no to the popups.

Shut off the anti-virus!

Install the new driver you got from the HP site and reboot as instructed.

Is the line still there?

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 Post subject: Re: BSOD, Can't run Windows normally.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:59 pm 
Little Foot
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No to the monitor.

And the graphics card folder doesn't exist. When i uninstalled the card, i uninstalled it thoroughly. The folder is non-existant.

The lines show up when there's a completely dark area of the monitor, not displaying anything.

And to be honest, i'd rather just rule out whether or not my 4850 is done.

But i can't test it in another system, and i can't try another monitor.

Ugh... and i just bought that new cooler.

I'm about ready to hang myself with a neck-tie in a bathroom stall...


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 Post subject: Re: BSOD, Can't run Windows normally.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:41 pm 
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The way you check parts is switch them out with known good parts to see which part went bad. Since you don't have any, try a friend or relative to see if you can borrow what you need for an hour or so. This is the only way you are going to find out unless you take the parts to a repair shop to have them checked out.

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PS, I hate neckties and don't ware them....reminds me of being in the service and I want to forget that!


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