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When computer is started the information that loads before windows starts is scrambled. if i hit f12 and go into the BIOS everything there is scrambled too. Windows doesn't load and get blank screen. Any Sugestions? Tony

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  • aaitken Nov 22, 2008

    Thanks for the reply. could be the screen has blue lines all over it.Tried to start in safe mode got to windoews options for safe mode etc, it loads the drivers and won't go any further. if i tale out the video card should the computer be able to start?



    thanks tony

  • aaitken Nov 23, 2008

    i can't even get into windows in safe mode so that is not an option. I have an 8800 GTS on a Gigabyte 965P-S3 board, if i physically remove the 8800 should windows boot and run?





    Thanks

    Tony

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You will still need to have a PCI Express video card installed on the board in order to see what is going on as there isn't any intergraded graphics on this board. Can you get your hands on a different PCI Express card to try?

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Sounds like your video driver is corrupt. Try booting to safe mode and re-install the video driver.

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    Cindy Welling Nov 23, 2008

    You said it might be the monitor. First try a different monitor and if that doesn't work uninstall the driver. Please note that if you have a special video card you might need to go to the manufacture's web site and down load the latest driver. You do not have to remove the video card just the driver. Go to control panel, system properties, Hardware, device manager. click the plus sign in front of Display adapters and you will see the video driver. left click on it then right click and choose uninstall. After it uninstalls click on the action tab and choose scan for hardware changes and re-install the driver, or if you downloaded the driver install it.

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