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"Device will not start"

Purchased a bare bones kit back in February with a XFX nForce 680i Motherboard and a XFX geforce 8600 GT XXX graphics card. After assembly, the computer worked fine for a few boots and then the Nvidia graphics card support software stopped working and the graphics card showed in the device manager as "this device will not start." We also had two sticks of Corsair RAM go bad. The bad memory has been removed, leaving 2 gigs of preinstalled memory. The graphics card drivers have all been reinstalled multiple times (using both the drivers disk and updated drivers from the XFX website. The graphics card will seem to work until you reboot, at which point it goes back to "this device will not start." The system software is Windows XP Pro.

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  • Princesseve May 14, 2008

    Tried disabling the graphics card in the bios, but that didn't work. We can uninstall the card and restart. Windows XP will find the "new hardware" and install all the drivers and software and it will work until a reboot. The reboot takes us back to "this device cannot start"

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    i have a gateway GT5252 w/ integrated 6100 card, after installing
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Does your mobo has a built-in graphics card? try disabling that onnthe bios.

Posted on May 13, 2008

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