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[SOLVED] Graphic card problem? Please help!!!

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Hi guys,

My computer is about 5 years old now and came with a nvidia geforce2 mx400 graphics card, but recently a few problems have risen, and i suspect it is because of the graphic card

Firstly, my monitor sometimes flickers and turns off randomly, and i cant turn it back on again. i have to resort to restarting by pressing the power button, but then the computer produces a "beep" sound when booting, and the monitor doesnt work. After a while however it starts working again, but this time, i used "dxdiag", as someone had hinted to look up my graphic card, and now it doesnt recognise the graphic card! i had done this before but today after rebooting my computer, the display went all funny

The resolution was extremely low and the colours did not display correctly. My mouse left trails all over the place and i only fixed it by going to desktop properties and resetting the settings, only to discover my graphic card was not recognised!

Secondly, my computer sometimes, only sometimes, freezes up and then restarts again automatically. there are no problems but then an error report message springs up and tells me there is a problem with my graphic card. I think everythings fine but then once i shut down and reboot it again, it stuffs up in the same manner as i said above! there have been no data losses or anything like that, it just seems that the display has been disrupted.

This is part of the dxdiag thing, hope it helps:

System Information
Time of this report: 11/26/2009, 19:11:50
Machine name: HP
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 04
System Model: P7542A-ABG 721a
BIOS: Award Medallion BIOS v6.0
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 307MB used, 1002MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

Display Devices
Card name:
Chip type:
DAC type:
Device Key: Enum\
Display Memory: n/a
Current Mode: 800 x 600 (16 bit) (1Hz)
Monitor Max Res:
Driver Name: vga.dll
Driver Version: 5.01.2600.0000 (English)
DDI Version: unknown
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 4/14/2008 23:00:00, 9344 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: vga.sys
Mini VDD Date: 4/14/2008 23:00:00, 20992 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B70EE0-4340-11CF-B063-282AAEC2C835}
Vendor ID: 0x0000
Device ID: 0x0000
SubSys ID: 0x00000000
Revision ID: 0x0000
Revision ID: 0x0000
Video Accel:
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Not Available
D3D Status: Not Available
AGP Status: Not Available
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run


I've gotten into trouble once before by stuffing up the computer, and i dont want it to happen again.

Can someone please help me, and please ask me any question related to solving this. Thank you all who are willing to help, i am SO desperate :upset::sigh:

P.S. can someone also please tell me if i am able to play any 3d games once my graphic card isnt recognised? will it still work?
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Re: Graphic card problem? Please help!!!

Download an updated driver for your card from the nVidia site. Also try a different monitor, that may be the problem.
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