|There are zillions of things that can cause this error. A possible solution to try is cleaning the contacts on the ram and re-seating it. If you haven't tried that, try it. |
If that doesn't help, you could try this...
Check your hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.
See the latter part of response 1 in this:
(thanks to Dan Penny for this link:)
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities
If you don't have a floppy drive, you can get a CD image diagnostic utility from most hard drive manufacturer's web sites, but obviously you would need to make a burned CD, preferably a CD-R for best compatibilty, on another computer if you need to.
If the hard drive itself tests okay, any data problems found can be fixed, one way or another.
If that doesn't find anything wrong with the drive itself, it can be very hard to figure out what is causing this error.
The term CARD is frequently mis-used. You have a graphics adapter but it's probably NOT A CARD. It ain't a CARD unless it's removable and plugs into the mboard inside the case - it's probably onboard video in your case - built into the mboard and not removable , unless you have a high end (often more expensive, often well over $1000) laptop, in which case it MIGHT be a card. Even a USB graphics adapter you can use to connect an external monitor to isn't technically a card.
If you have onboard video it's extremely unlikely you would get this error because of the onboard video (that hardware) , but you might get this error because of software for it, or any software.
You could try looking in the Event Viewer (e.g. Control Panel - Administrative Tools) for errors related to it - the date and time would be the same or close to the same.
Did you first get this error after installing a particular device or software?
A USB connected device may not work properly in certain USB ports. Try installing it a USB port that is directly connected to the laptop - built in - rather than a port in a multiple port hub that connects to one directly connected port, if you have it plugged into one, or ports in a keyboard or printer or scanner, or a port in a PCMCIA or ExpressCard USB 2.0 adapter card, if you have it plugged into one - ports in any of those won't necessarily work properly with all USB devices, especially if they're external drives, flash drives, printers, multi-function printer/scanner/etc. devices, sometimes connections to a camera.