windows vista 64 bit packrad bell gefroce 130

December 23, 2010 at 06:30:07
Specs: Windows Vista 64 bit, 6gb
Hello,
i have a major problem, my pc shut down completely normal the last time, but now that i want to restart it, the screen stays black (no input detected) and none of the options to get into safe mode seem to have any effect. the pc has pretty much nothing on it , aside from photoshop and lightroom.
does anybody have any idea what i could do, to solve this problem?
please help, it s almost christmas, and i'd love to get rid of this special bill gates present before christmas eve...
thanks in advance

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#1
December 23, 2010 at 06:46:43
Do you see the Pack Bell screen at startup? If not, you probably have a problem with the video card. Are there any beeps codes at startup?

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#2
December 23, 2010 at 06:51:21
there is nothing comin up on the screen, not even anykind of signal at all.....i think it might be some kind of nvidia update or something....is there anything i can do to undo the update or refer to older grafic drivers, without seeing anything?

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#3
December 23, 2010 at 06:52:07
and no beeps either, sounds like a regular startup..drives spinning and fans blowing..... and "main-lights" are on

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#4
December 23, 2010 at 08:57:23
Drivers are for Windows & have nothing to do with the initial bootup. If you're not seeing the initial Pack Bell splash screen or hearing a single beep at startup, you more than likely have a hardware problem, not a software problem.

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#5
December 23, 2010 at 09:03:08
Ok. What Would you do
Then? Any recommendations? I m usually quite good with pc s but I don t have a spare graphics card.... Is it complicated to replace graphics drivers manually, without the system running?

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#6
December 23, 2010 at 11:48:56
"Is it complicated to replace graphics drivers manually, without the system running?"

Drivers are software. I assume that before this problem, you would normally hear a single beep at startup? If you no longer hear the beep, the problem is either with the motherboard, the power supply, or the CPU.

I would start by opening the case & looking for anything obvious such as a bad capacitor or blown chip on the board. Here's examples of what to look for:

http://www.thenakedpc.com/dan/Bulgi...

http://photobucket.com/redirect?url...

If you don't spot anything, try the power supply. Do you have another you can hookup temporarily?


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#7
December 23, 2010 at 12:12:43
Now I know what you meant with beep! I do hear a beep, just like another day.....
Just had a good look around inside the case(special focus on the graphics card) all connections are good, no burned spots, fan s runnin fine) same with the power supply and CPU. ....
I just think there was some kinda nvidia popup when I last used it...

Replacing software I guess I could do, but since drivers especially graphics drivers have values written in the most odd places , I guess that's something I won t be able to do, right?


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#8
December 24, 2010 at 01:14:37
Have you tried another monitor? Or the present monitor on another computer?

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