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Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 (gateway) graphics card

Hi - my computer randomly keeps having what seems like maybe a graphics problem. It will suddenly have fuzzy colored lines and rectangle boxes all over the screen and the computer stops responding. Is this a graphics card problem or something else - maybe corrupted system files?
Also rebooting makes it return to normal. There was also a problem with the computer just rebooting itself after flashing back and forth between desktop and black screen but that seemed to have stopped after recovering some system files that had been deleted. Could the 2 problems be related? My next step was to reinstall windows or at least scan for and repair any corrupted system files - would this be the correct thing to do? Have already run spyware, virus, rootkit and malicious software scans. Also ran hijack this.

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  • MistyMoon Jan 11, 2008

    The monitor is new. I already blow dust out of the computer periodically so it is not full of dust. Also updated the drivers already when first noticed the problem. Going to try the screen on another PC and see if same thing happens and will try reseating the graphic card as you said.

    Thanks for your help.



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Run cc cleaner great free tool and dl latest nvidia drivers hows your screen lcd or crt is it old ? does it do it on anther computer your screen ? can u reseat the video card is your case full dust hot ? blow it out

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