Question about PNY GeForce 8400 GS, PCI Video Card
It sounds like your machine is suffering from what is known as a "Panic." Don't worry, it is no reason for you to panic. What seems to be happening is that when you select "Shut Down," Windows instructs the graphics card and the software that controls it (called a "driver") to shut itself down. In the event that the graphics card fails or the "drivers" that control it fail, Windows crashes and the only way it knows to deal with that is to restart the machine. It is coincidence that whatever is causing this crash is a result of the shutdown procedure.
Here are some steps you can take to fix it:
Update your graphics drivers: Windows XP
32bit: Windows Vista, Windows 7
64bit: Windows Vista, Windows 7
If you don't know 32bit or 64bit, you are probably using 32bit
If that doesn't fix it then it is likely a problem with the card itself.
Posted on Mar 13, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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the drivers might not be installed correctly you might have to uninstall the graphics card restart your computer then reinstall thye graphics card and its drivers
If your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it
Click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers or you might need to download one
cnetdownload.com on the home page you should see the download software finder under that there will be a list platform, category sub category price from the category drop down list select drivers then from the price drop down list select free or which ever applies to your need or major geeks download this graphics driver this will depend on your operating system
http://download.cnet.com/%7Bvalue=http://www.download.com/windows-7-professional/3000-18513_4-10906772.html Windows 7 is more than what Vista should have been, it's where Microsoft needed to go. How much damage Vista did and whether Windows 7 is enough for people to finally abandon Windows XP are questions that nobody has the answers to right now.
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