|A friend of mine writes me:|
For about the last two months now I've been having issues with what I think is my graphics card. When I boot up my computer it gets to the Windows log in screen, and says Welcome, then when it tries to load my desktop the screen goes black. Rebooting into safe mode has no problems, leading me to believe it's a driver issue somewhere. Just restarting my computer multiple times allows it to click over to my desktop and everything is fine. Then, attempting to start a game up, my screen messes up, flashes lots of colors, goes black, and then recovers giving this error "Kernel mode driver version 195.85 has stopped working and has recovered". After I get that error, and recovery the computer is fine for the rest of the day until I shut it off and reboot again the next day. I've tried the following to fix this issue... 1) Rebooting in safe mode, and uninstalling the drivers, installing the latest drivers from my card manufacturer (EVGA), and rebooting. 2) Changing screen resolution in safe mode to see if its a monitor issue. 3) Installing older drivers that I know work. All of these failed to fix the issue. Today I called EVGA, and needed to open up my computer to get the serial number from the graphics card to receive tech support, after doing so, and closing the case back up and booting up I received an issue I had at about the end of November last year. I push the power button on, my computer gains power for about three seconds, completely shuts off its power, and then starts back up again, maintaining power, but not posting anything. I think that's what it's called but am not really sure, all I know is that now I see nothing on bootup, I cannot get to BIOs, do not see the motherboard maker flash on the screen like normal, nothing, it's like my monitor isn't even recognizing my computer being on. The first time I had this issue I replaced my motherboard and everything was fine on that end, until now. From what I've gathered so far, many seem to think it's a power supply issue, but to me that doesn't make sense, as after I replaced my motherboard it was running fine for a bit until the graphics card issue hit. System specs are: Intel Q9550 quad core 2.83 processor
Asus P5Q Pro Turbo motherboard nVidia GTX 280 graphics card 6GB DDR2 RAM (2x2GB OCZ Reaper,2x1GB of a name I forget)
700 watt OCZ power supply
500GB Western Digital HD
I thought is sounds more like an Nvidia\Win7 issue and\or power supply issue. I would also try resetting the BIOS and looking for an update but I have googled the error message and have found nothing definitive. All replies and opinions are greatly appreciated and respected.