Installed new graphics card and Windows won't start
The error message says primary hard disk failure. Before the error message occurs the new card info (text) is displayed on the screen for a few seconds. I had a radeon 9700 Pro 128MD AGP go bad and replaced it with a PNY 7600 GS 512MB. Running XP on a Dell PC that is 6 years old. I also tried uninstalling the driver to the old graphics card. When I put the old card back in the AGP slot the computer starts up but the display is messed up. Please let me know if there is other things I can try.
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Re: Installed new graphics card and Windows won't start
If your new video card has a power connector, make sure it is connected to a power plug. If you already did that, it's possible your PC's power supply doesn't have enough power to run all your connected equipment.
To get your old card running, hit F8 repeatedly during boot-up until you get the boot options. Select VGA mode. It should boot up properly then.
Once booted into VGA mode, set your screen resolution to something simple like 1024x768 or 800x600, then reboot.
If that doesn't work, try hitting F5 repeatedly during boot-up to boot into Safe mode. You can then adjust your settings again there.
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First of all verify that your PC supports that card. If it supports then use a driver finder tool to download and install exact drivers for this card. Also use a system utility tool like Reginout to fix registry and other windows errors. Sometimes drivers problem occurs due to missing or corrupt registry files.
Error Message in Windows 7. Your computer's system firmware ... manufacturer to obtain a firmware or BIOS update. (Code 35 ... also needs a BIOS update to be compatible with the FX540.
im not familiar with this type of error you might just try the to troubleshoot the problem until you no exactly what has caused the problem you cant fix click start control panel administrive tools computer management then select event viewer depending on what operating sytem you have this may vary extend the events there you will see errors in red you will no what exactly what the error was and at what time it occured you might have to uninstall then reinstall the program and its files you could run the check disk utility click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive or control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart hope this helps
This error comes usually when there is problem in software or driver compatibility issue with hardware or operating system. Also this error comes when there is bed indexing unit in hard drive. You can solve this errors with following 2 methods. (1)When you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode. Then if you are able to enter in safe mode then uninstall driver or software which you installed recently and face this error. (2)If you are not able to enter in safe mode Then you need to fix error on hard drive.For that you need windows disk or recovery disk. Boot your computer with that disk For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 "del" key to enter in bios. Then go to boot menu and set first boot device as your cd or dvd rom. Then save settings and exit bios. Insert windows disk in cd /dvd rom. Then it boot with that disk.Then you get this message "Press any key to boot from cd.." Then press any key. Then follow the procedure then enter in recovery console mode then type in prompt "chkdsk /r" Then type "y" Then it fix error on hard drive. Then check if again you are not able to enter in windows then boot again and this time choose "R" option for repair previous windows " then it repairs old windows then it loads again old windows. Thanks for using FixYa.
This might be caused by a common conflict between your 7600 series videocard and your computers chipset. Try disabling "write combining".
To do this, goto the display properties (on the Windows desktop right mouseclick and choose "properties"). Then choose the tab "Settings" and click the "Advanced" button. Now choose the tab "Troubleshooting" and uncheck the checkbox "Enable writecombining" and click the "OK" button afterwards.
You might need to restart the computer afterwards before testing wether that solves your problem or not.
If that doesn't fix it, try other/newer drivers. And when that doesn't help things, you might have overheated the card (and damaged the RAM chips on it). You might want to clean any dust from the card anyways.
When the problem still occurs, please let us know, so we can continue troubleshooting ...
alternatively your system ram might be giving you grief, i had major BSOD issues with my computer and ram tested fine, upon switching sockets that the ram was in i found that it was actually good ram, bad ram socket.
if you want a graphics card to handle any games you will need to upgrade to a 512mb one. the 128mb you are using will have lots of issues with the newer games. some of the top games will free with the card when you purchase a new graphics card.
For your memory problem you will need to add more physical memory to your system. Physical memory is a chip that is installed into your computer. Requires that you open the computer case and install the memory chip.