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Windows 7: Artifacts During Boot Windows Logo.

26 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Artifacts During Boot Windows Logo.

About 3 weeks ago i installed Guild Wars 2 and was required to update my Video card drivers before i could play 306.23 i believe they were ( i have tried so many other versions and older ones now i forget) since then i have experienced Crashes, Artifacts and lock ups in all games i play including even while browsing the web. Sometimes it recovers from these artifacts/lock ups and says display driver crashed and has recovered but 95% of the time its a hard reboot to try to solve the problem , Now i am getting the artifacts during windows logo if it does this before it gets to password screen the screen turns black and i need to boot again really frustrating any help would be awesome, thanks

:- System spec

Core I7 950
Memory : Corsair XMS 3 1600 3 x 2 gb
MoBo : Asus Sabertooth X58
Psu : Corsair TX 750
GPU EVGA 580 GTX
OS: Windows 7 64bit Ultimate

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26 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would like to add that If i tab out of game it normally crashes instantly, and the artifact/crashes come in GW2 when i go onto a loading screen I.e changing Zones.
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26 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

First of all, double check that your video cable is plugged in snugly and doesn't have any damaged pins or contacts.

For the sake of troubleshooting, can you turn your system off for a total of at least fifteen minutes before booting it back up again?
NVIDIA drivers have been known to cause issues in the 4x and 5x series GPUs that may cause permanent damage and overheating.

If after booting your system up after a long rest it doesn't exhibit any artifacting then it may be an overheating issue, in which case I would prompt you to:

  1. Remove your current drivers by using the NVIDIA Driver Removal Tool or Driver Sweeper available freely from Guru3D or upon a Google search.
  2. As per usual you can find the latest NVIDIA drivers to install afterward.
Please monitor the temperature of your GPUs for anything inconsistent or obscure after performing this.


I would suggest checking your GPU on the motherboard — ensuring that it is locked in tight and there is nothing between it and the contacts inside the motherboard.


You should not be experiencing any artifacting during the boot process.
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26 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This problem has been here for 3 weeks now i have left the computer off for 8 hours - 16 hours and it happens on boot up or it could be form 1 minutes - 5 hours into the machine being on
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26 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeathFX View Post
This problem has been here for 3 weeks now i have left the computer off for 8 hours - 16 hours and it happens on boot up or it could be form 1 minutes - 5 hours into the machine being on
Are you able to cleanly remove and install the latest NVIDIA drivers just to confirm that it isn't a software issue?
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26 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i have on my desktop maybe 10 different driver versions. boot into safe mode remove with driver sweeper and still same problem. as for making sure video card is inserted fully i took it out to clean fins the other day also rebuilt machine to make sure no loose connections everything is seated properly with no obstruction.
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26 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Does the artifacting happen in safe mode?

Do you have another Operating System installed on a separate partition to boot in to? Does this occur on that OS too?

Please test the GPU in another machine.
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26 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I dont have a second OS to test,as for testing GPU in another machine i dont have that luxury at the moment recently moved to Poland to be with my partner and dont know anyone else with a PC yet, think i'll need to take it to a shop here or something and have them do these test.
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06 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok so took it in and they were as useful as something that just isn't to put it polity, I'm here for another 3 months before returning to the UK attached some dumps if someone could take a look as BSOD's have started.

many thanks
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09 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

any help would be grateful, i just had a lock up again in windows with artifacts, booted into safe mode artifacts were still there, used driver fusion to remove Nvidia drivers and rebooted artifacts are still here driving me insane.
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