Solved I think my AGP port is dead.

November 29, 2011 at 22:10:24
Specs: Windows XP
How do I tell if my AGP expansion port has died? Pc goes through boot screen and starts onto the windows XP screen. The rolling blue bar goes 18 times then reboots. In the process of doing this there are times the screen is black, but at the bottom there are horizontal white lines flashing across the screen. I swapped out the video card. That didn't do it. I piggybacked another power supply. That wasn't it either. I can only think the whole AGP port has died. Any help would be great.

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#1
November 30, 2011 at 06:33:37
Did you try F8 to get to the menu? Try VGA mode, last known good config or safe mode.

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#2
November 30, 2011 at 08:00:29
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AGP is a bus but technically is point to point connection(bus is shared by several components). AGP video card is installed in AGP SLOT and not PORT. I don't think it is a video card or agp slot fault, this is a software issue try safe mode.

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#3
November 30, 2011 at 14:20:50
Tried safe mode. Tried last good configuration. Swapped his hard drive into my pc. It runs fine. Swapped mine into his, no go, still black screen with white lines across it. Bought new video card, no good, same thing. Tried F8, and all them more times than I care to count. Took pc fans all apart and cleaned them perfect, still nothing. I'm at a loss at what to do. Did end up buying a new motherboard/cpu combo but would like to fix this if possible.

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#4
December 7, 2011 at 17:23:09
I actually did get it fixed. After purchasing a new video card ($115+shipping) and a used motherboard ($75) I found out it wasn't either. His hard drive took a dump. I put my hard drive in his pc and slaved his onto it. Right away it went through the (light blue) scandisk process. It fixed and change alot of things. In the end it said there was 60 bad sectors on the hard drive. But it was bootable and now the pc runs fine. My son did not want to lose all his games/data so I didn't push the issue to fix any of the errors on the hard drive. Thanks for your suggestions. I never expected it would of been what it was. I even thought the case may of been shorting out.

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