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Graphics Card Problem

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by sleekmeek, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. sleekmeek

    sleekmeek Member

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    I have a home built PC and it has stopped booting up (the monitor wont come out of hibernation and the PC beaps). I went on computerhope.com/beep website and determined that the problem is with the graphics card (1 long and 2 short beeps) and the POST. So I followed to the supporting POST document and it says to unplug everything from my computer except the power cable and try booting it up, I have done this and it starts up fine, although there is no more information on what to do now!? And I cannot do anything as when I plug in the mouse and keyboard they dont work although when I plug the monitor in it shows that XP has started fine! some help would be much appreciated on what to do now!
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    Plug in just the mouse, keyboard and monitor to the PC and see what happens then. What else would normally be plugged into the PC in addition to these?
    Also, I assue you have only removed cables externally from the PC, you haven't taken the case off and moved any cables inside?
     
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    That enabled me to use the keyboard and mouse, and I was able to delete and then re-install the Nvidia drivers and its started up OK twice since then! Thanks
     
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    Good stuff, graphics drivers are the root of a hell of a lot of PC problems!
     
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    Bad news...
    My computer has started doing it again! I can still get it working again by unplugging the monitor and then plugging it back in when it has started up. I was wondering if I continually do this it might damage the computer in any way? Or if its an OK quick fix until I get some cash to possibly get a new graphics card.
    Do you think that a new graphics card is the option I need, as I have the best drivers etc for the hardware, and the problem is still occuring or just giving the hardweare a good spring clean might sort it out?
    Cheers
     
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    Hmm, I hot-plug and unplug my DVI connector all the time, so far no event, but yeah, you should really grab a new graphics card asap.
     

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