PCI Express port not being detected.

August 24, 2010 at 22:50:31
Specs: Windows XP, Q6600
The below is a post by a different user that is identical to my issue. Happened after a windows hibernation error too. Error code 0xc0000411 -

"I have a problem with my NVidia 8600 GT video card, the video card is not detected by my pc, when booted a blank screen appears ( not even the bios splash screen is displayed)
After working fine for 2 years with no problems, my card NVidia 8600 GT suddenly failed to get detected from past 2 days.
This happened After using windows hibernate feature for first time, i tried to boot my pc the next day and my pc booted with a blank screen.
Things that i have tried so far :-
I have tested my NVidia 8600 GT and Monitor on another pc and it works absolutely fine.

BTW - The pc boots normally when the monitor is connected to the onBoard VGA graphics device.
any Help?"

Please help! thanks all :)

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August 25, 2010 at 06:29:55
Standby & Hibernate are features meant for laptops/notebooks, not desktops...you should not be using it.


What are your power supply specs?

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August 25, 2010 at 17:29:37
Thank you very much for responding. I am using a 400w power supply.

One final note: During the 4th day of trouble shooting I allowed the computer to hybernate. Recieved the same error and suddenly the PCI-E and the graphic card VGA was readable. But upon updating the drivers promptly became unreadable and undetectable again. I have also re-installed the OS to vista in failed hopes to reset all the bios and drivers to no availe.

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August 25, 2010 at 17:33:44
Additional info:
OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic
Version 6.0.
Other OS Description
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer ECS
System Model MCP73T-M3
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2403 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 080015, 11/27/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.25 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.36 GB
Total Virtual Memory 6.68 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.84 GB
Page File Space 3.54 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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