|Hey i've recently started having issues with my video card. Problems started up a couple weeks ago whenever i would play games. I play World of Warcraft and Need for Speed Carbon. My computer would freeze for like 10 seconds and then restart itself, sometimes when i try to zone into an instance or restart a race. It seems to always happen when i trigger it by some kind of event. It's never restarted during a race or just running around.|
Most the time when it restarts, my computer loads, shows the Windows XP loading screen, then as it goes to my desktop it blackouts for like 20 seconds, then a fuzzy screen with horizontal lines of my desktop pops up, and i know it's my desktop cuz i can see my AIM program in the background blurred out. When this happens i usually have to boot in safemode and do a system restore and disable pretty much everything and even THEN it doesn't always work.
Oh BTW my comp specs
Shuttle XPC SN95 w/ NVidia nForce2 board.
1024MB Corsair XMS ram
ATI Radeon X800 PRO
Soundblaster Audigy 2 Value
Windows XP Home Edition.
So basically after my reformat i installed my latest chipset, soundcard, network drivers. When I try to install my the latest videocard drivers, setup runs fine through everything. I get the message that on the next restart my drivers will be tested for the first time. So i reboot and after the Windows XP loading screen i get a blackscreen with very few scattered dots and my computer freezes. I gotta restart and boot with last known config to get back to where i started.
Under other devices, in device manager, it lists.
#1 -Video Controller
#2 -Video Controller(VGA Compatible)
I've tried updating the driver manually and finding the driver set to where the .exe extracted it too.
For #1 manual install, installation goes fine and drivers install, it then list itself in device manager as Radeon X800 PRO Secondary, then ask me to restart.
For #2 The drivers start to install and at the end, it stops itself and says "Unable to install, Access Denied" and then i sadface.
Please help what can I do with this video card, is it broke?