Graphic card not properly functioning.

March 20, 2015 at 21:48:51
Specs: Windows 7
I have this problem since yesterday. I was playing a game as usual and then it suddenly crash. There was no blue screen of death. When it restarted, it couldn't be able to launch the Windows 7.

I suspect it the Graphic Card or its driver. I couldn't update it because my HardDrive had not enough space. The older ver.(2nd of July 2014) was working fine. Before that, I had to update it to the same version to enable graphics acceleration.

Yesterday, when it crashed I went to use my Motherboard GPU as a back up to restart my GPU. It worked fine today but it crashed with the blue screen of death. I tried to do the same thing but I couldn't restart my windows.It was stuck on the BIOS loading screen after waiting for a while the screen was turning white (note: I had tried both my MGPu and my GPu separately to restart).

Computer specs:
CoolerMaster Body kit with CoolerMaster PSU GX RS-450-ACAA-D3

MGPu: Nvidia nForce 610i/ GeForce 7050 with Intel Core Duo Processor
GPu: Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT

Windows 7 Home Premium
Samsung Monitor SyncMaster 940ux

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March 20, 2015 at 22:01:09
I'd suspect a problem with the hard drive--either corrupted files or a physical problem with the drive.

You say it was stuck on the 'bios loading screen'. Just to make sure, that's the screen prior to any 'windows loading' screens?

Can you boot to safe mode via the F8 boot menu?

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March 21, 2015 at 01:54:05
Yes it is prior to windows and right now I using startup repair because the computer forced me to do so.

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March 21, 2015 at 05:37:38
It is probably either the hard drive or the power supply with a smaller possibility of it being memory.
Go into BIOS and check the voltages, if any of them are not within 5% of their nominal values (12V = 12V +/- 5%, etc.) then replace the power supply.
Run Memtest86 via a bootable CD or flash drive to test the memory.
Run hard drive test utility by hard drive mfg. or Seatools by Seagate to test the hard drive.
Safe mode runs off basic Windows VGA driver so that graphics driver will not matter. Also since the driver is basic and many functions of the graphics card are not working, power draw is lower so if the power supply is not delivering the needed amperage the graphics card needs, it may work in this limited capacity. Run HWMonitor for a while while doing some things to confirm that the voltages remain within the acceptable 5% limit, if not then it is going or is very marginal and should be replaced.
If the hard drive is really that full then seriously consider replacing it. If it is otherwise running well, you could also add a second hard drive and off load all of your personal files onto the new, larger hard drive and take the load off the primary drive, freeing up space for it to run properly.

Edit: Before running hard drive test, make sure that you back up your personal files in case the hard drive really is on its last legs. You may also have to make some room on the hard drive for the test to work properly, shrinking the paging file to the amount of memory you have and reducing the system restore from the default 15% to 9% or 12% will also free up some space on the drive for you to run the test.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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March 21, 2015 at 08:15:30
Why do you suspect the graphics?

"my HardDrive had not enough space"

I highly doubt this is the cause of your current problem, but it definitely is a problem. Apparently you don't manage your HDD space efficiently. Do you run a cleaner? If not, running CCleaner Portable from a USB thumbdrive will probably free up 1 GB or more. And reducing the System Restore percentage as suggested above (or temporarily disabling it & then re-enabling it at a lower percentage) should free up a considerable amount of space. Base the percentage on the size of your HDD - the larger the drive, the lower the percentage needed.

Once you gain some breathing room, start uninstalling any programs that are outdated or unnecessary. Then move your personal data (photos, videos, music, etc) to an external drive or some other media (CDs, DVDs, etc). You should be backing up your data regularly anyway.

"it crashed with the blue screen of death"

What was the STOP code error message? Knowing that would help us determine a fix. Make sure you have the auto-restart feature disabled.

1st things 1st though - you need to run a HDD diagnostic to test the integrity of the drive.

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March 21, 2015 at 17:41:20
Here is another tool to try.

Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Edition
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