Question about Nvidia GeForce4 MX440SE 128 MB AGP Graphic Card

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Problem with my geforce4 mx

Hello, i have a problem with my pc. my friend gave me a 128 mb geforce4 mx with agp 8x, however after installing its software and restarting my computer, i cannot get into the windows desktop. It hangs on the blue ''welcome'' screen. please help, i'm afraid that if i buy a new videocard, same problem will occur.

here the System Information------------------
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3
System Manufacturer: P4M80P
System Model: AWRDACPI BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1022MB RAM

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  • tiger13 Jun 27, 2009

    thanks seth. There's a display output if my monitor was plugged into this card, sadly, after installing its driver, it hangs. I already uninstalled its driver, have a fresh copy of it from nvdia and installed it, but same problem occured. I tried to set my motherboard on "fail safe mode" and it works, my screen doesn't hang anymore but it is so slow. what is the problem, is it my vcard or my motherboard? thanks. (",)

  • tiger13 Jun 27, 2009

    hello seth. yup, i installed the right driver. if i'm in the safe mode all are normal and working. ok i'm going to that site now. thanks

  • tiger13 Jun 27, 2009

    hello seth, here's the specs:







    Processor a

    Main Circuit Board b

    3.07 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
    16 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Hyper-threaded (2 total)

    Board: Foxconn P4M800P7MA
    Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
    BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 11/15/2006







    Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 11/15/2006



    Memory Modules c,d



    1024 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

    Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
    Slot 'A1' has 512 MB






    Thanks seth

  • tiger13 Jun 27, 2009

    ok, i've already downloaded the driver from nvidia. it doesn't work.

  • tiger13 Jun 27, 2009

    The NVIDIA Smart Scan was unable to evaluate your system hardware. Please use Option 1 to manually find drivers for your NVIDIA products.--NVIDIA. So i manually select the driver. yup it is the correct driver, i also have here the cd of the vcard.

    This pc originally have no videocard, only the onboard. This pc previously was not mine, they gave it to me, so I'm trying to maximize it rather than buying a new one. (",)

  • tiger13 Jun 27, 2009

    4 A.M? whoooaah!!!! hey thanks for the help. (",) wow, i'm really grateful for all the time and other stuff you're doing just to save my pc. thanks a lot. by the way i'm going to do the "scannow" now. (",) thanks alot seth, 2 thumbs up, you're the one bro.

  • tiger13 Jun 27, 2009

    hello seth. The write combining didnt work. also the sfc/scannow cannot be run. is there a space between the sfc and the "/" ? thanks alot (",).

  • tiger13 Jun 27, 2009

    hello seth. thanks a lot for giving me your attention and time. Have a good sleep and Good night. (",). you're the man bro.

  • tiger13 Jun 27, 2009

    it's okay seth. i'm the one who say sorry because i bothered you until 4 in the morning. lol. you deserve a good and sound sleep bro. Thanks a lot. 2 thumbs up for you. Goodnight.(",)

  • tiger13 Jun 28, 2009

    hello seth, still not working.

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Sounds to me like either the card is bad or you have a corrupt driver. If you remove the card will it start? then it is a bad card. If you uninstall driver either through safe mode (hold F8 at powerup before windows starts) or restore to last known working config (also F8). I suggest you go to nvidia website to download your drivers. let me know if you are still stuck, we'll work it out.
seth

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  • seth veloso Jun 27, 2009

    That is slightly strange. I have to ask if you are installing the right driver for the right operating system. Can you start in safe mode under the same conditions as it hangs in? do me a favor and installa nd run belarc, give me the full make and model of the mobo
    seth

    http://www.belarc.com/Programs/advisor.e...


  • seth veloso Jun 27, 2009

    Something to try while I look up your mobo is let nvidia find your driver. Just something to do

    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.asp...


  • seth veloso Jun 27, 2009

    did you let nvidia do it or did you manually do it, I was just suggesting that you let them scan for the proper driver

  • seth veloso Jun 27, 2009

    did you have a video card originally



  • seth veloso Jun 27, 2009

    This is intriguiing to me at 4:00 in the morning lol. in safe mode you are using using generic vga drivers. Boot in safe mode , click star, run then type sfc /scannow, this will check the integrity of protected system files but you will need your operating system cd. There has to be a problem with your driver somewhere, are you plugged into the card this whole time?




  • seth veloso Jun 27, 2009

    ok might be a simple bios issue

  • seth veloso Jun 27, 2009

    not 100% sure if this will work in safe mode or not but you can try. Right click on the desktop, clicking
    Settings, Advanced , then clicking the Troubleshooting
    tab. Then turn off Write combining.
    seth


  • seth veloso Jun 27, 2009

    Not sure where you are but if it is not working yet, uninstall your driver(safe mode) , restart your computer and install these updates for your mobo, reinstall your driver then restart again.

    http://www.foxconnchannel.com/support/do...

    http://www.foxconnchannel.com/support/do...


  • seth veloso Jun 27, 2009

    OK I know I flooded you with stuff. I am tired and need to sleep, let me know where you are and I'll get back on this in the morning. Can't stand not being able to fix stuff like this we'll get it if you haven't already, hopefully you have. Let me know
    goodnight
    seth


  • seth veloso Jun 27, 2009

    thinking the scannow might just be windows ME my bad I'll get back with ya in the morning. Sorry to leave you hanging but I am tired LOL.
    seth


  • seth veloso Jun 27, 2009

    hey man, just checking in on ya. I had some stuff to do this morning, you get your card to work yet?

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