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30 Mar 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Really need help

ok well the other day my PC was working fine, i started a game and then loaded a save thats when it crashed ans when I held the power button to restart I got this missed up screen. when I boot up into windows it gives me this really ugly 8bit looking color scheme.

I tried disconnecting the hard drives to see if it was a corrupt os but i still got the missed up screen & bios. words are misspelled & theres these weired thing all over the screen.

I have tried clearing the coms but that didn't work, could this maybe a corrupt bio's?

other than that I have no clue what it could be, not sure if this it the right board but i put this here since it said crashes.

Here are some pictures of what I get (sorry I had a hard time getting stable pics)





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30 Mar 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Do I understand correctly that you can not get past the bios power-on self-test?

Or did you choose to go to that bios screen?

I'm trying to determine if your Windows 7 even boots up?

I gather you have been experimenting, looking for a solution. Could you put the system back to the state the computer was in when you first used the computer?

If you've been trying to overclock, then cease and desist. If you've been playing around with the voltages, then cease and desist. Return all to the original state.

Did you have any reason for thinking that the hard disk was the source of the problem?

If this is a relatively new system, then a malfunctioning hard drive is very unusual.

We must keep it simple Sam to get you up and running again.
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30 Mar 2010   #3

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I see a dying graphic adapter...

zzz2496
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30 Mar 2010   #4

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I can get past the bios screen & boot into windows only the color and resolution are all messed up.

I haven't been overclocking or anything like that, built this system around 2+ years ago & its been running fine.

No real reason to suspect the hard drive other than thinking it might be a corrupt OS & just wanting to rule it out as the problem.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
I see a dying graphic adapter...
That does make a little sense, my PC did crash one other time when I was playing a game but I restarted & nothing wrong was there. but would a failing video card cause text to be misspelled like its shown in the pictures?
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30 Mar 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

LazyGamerX,

This website will provide links to diagnostic software for your harddrive.
Hard drive diagnostics and utilities Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
latest diagnostic software and utilities from the manufacturer of your hard drive(s).

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31 Mar 2010   #6

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If you have a spare display adapter... well, we'll never know unless you test it with something that's 100% working... my 8 years experience telling me it's a dying display adapter, but I can be wrong...

zzz2496
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01 Apr 2010   #7

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
If you have a spare display adapter... well, we'll never know unless you test it with something that's 100% working... my 8 years experience telling me it's a dying display adapter, but I can be wrong...

zzz2496
Is there a way to test this theory while only having one video card? Im not sure if you can start a PC without a video card, can I? I've never tried it.
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04 Apr 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LazyGamerX View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
If you have a spare display adapter... well, we'll never know unless you test it with something that's 100% working... my 8 years experience telling me it's a dying display adapter, but I can be wrong...

zzz2496
Is there a way to test this theory while only having one video card? Im not sure if you can start a PC without a video card, can I? I've never tried it.
Following article will help you in your troubleshooting efforts. Just ignore the title and follow the procedures given there.
Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7?
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09 Apr 2010   #9

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Thanks for everyone's help, I fixed my comp. It turned out my old 8800gt broke somehow and that was what was causing my problems. Anyway got a new card & every things good now.
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09 Apr 2010   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Glad to hear that cause of the problem determined and that now the computer is fixed. Yell whenever you have a question or need assistance.
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