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Windows 7: Windows won't start, BSOD after boot screen

03 Aug 2010   #11

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit

Stop code 116 is usually graphic card error, please read this article:
STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

See if you can borrow different graphic card to test on your machine

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03 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7 ultimate x64

The biggest problem is that my computer won't boot at all with the drivers installed this makes me suspect the card is a dud/

What are the chances that it is a fault with my graphics card?
it seems to work fine without the drivers so i can use my pc for basic stuff like video playback/

I am concidering getting a gt 240 (bit short of cash at the moment) but if it's a fault elsewhere then this will be a waste of money.

I have tried everything I can think of and don't know what to do.

EDIT , I've read a a fair of that thread already and it didn't help much, I don't think anyone has a spare card i can borrow unfortunately.
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03 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 7 ultimate x64

I have just installed a GT 240 card it worked perfectly so unfortunately it looks like my 4870 X2 is FUBAR,
I even installed the image from my fresh install from 2 weeks ago stripped out the ATI drivers with Driver Sweeper and the 240 works fine so I don't have to reinstall everything again, which is a huge relief as it takes me many hours to install all my software and set things up as I like it.

In 20 years of PC ownership0 I have never has a component fail before, isn't it typical that the first to go is the most expensive single component I have ever purchased.
I wouldn't mind if it had lasted longer that 18 months.
At least I've been lucky up to now.

Anyway, thank you so much for your help ttran, take care my friend.

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03 Aug 2010   #14

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit

I'm very happy to hear that. I hope that you will no longer experience any BSODs

Take care

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