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PC problems playing Killing Floor video game

January 3, 2010 at 16:26:26
Specs: Windows XP
Hello everyone, this is kind of a weird situation for me. I was playing "Killing Floor" about 6 days ago, and the game froze during a map change, so I restarted the computer and tried again, same thing happened, as I restarted the computer these, honestly, blue lines in a parallel pattern appear running behind the first few screens when the computer starts, it then goes to the windows logo with the same lines and then goes to a black screen where the monitor shuts off. I restarted the computer again and I was able to go into safe mode only to have the lines, which are red now, even more transparent appear in the background. So now the computer will only go into safe mode after I restart the computer twice in which the option for safe mode comes up. Any help or tips would be so greatly appreciated!


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January 3, 2010 at 17:13:40
W.O.W the Bossman is playing games on the company computer. LO.L Ok really it sounds like your video card has gone south.

Jesus Loves You!

Keyboard not detected. Hit F1 to Continue. BREAKFAST.SYS HALTED Cerial port not Responding!!

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January 3, 2010 at 17:23:48
Lol. You think so? Now that you mention it, it does make sense lol, another thing I forgot to add was that my friend let me borrow his Windows Vista disk just to see what would happen and it seemed to work fine, granted it was not for my PC I was just curious lol, and it worked fine the colors and everything. Anyway's the video card uh?

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January 3, 2010 at 17:26:53
Yep that doesn't sound good for your video card at all. Safe Mode uses reduced graphics so that probably explains why you can still load it up. Windows probably can't handle the graphic demands of loading in full compatibility mode.

What card are you actually using on your PC?

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January 3, 2010 at 17:32:31
Now don't laugh lol, an NVIDIA 7600GT lol.

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January 3, 2010 at 17:37:25
In Safe Mode try this:

Start > Run > chkdsk /r > Y > ok
Restart and allow CheckDisk to Check and hopefully Repair any issues.
Ideally it will then go to Normal Mode

If you still cannot get to Normal Mode, try uninstalling your Video Card hardware in Device Manager
Start > Run > devmgmt.msc >ok
In Device Manager locate your Video Card and Remove it (by right clicking on it and selecting remove/delete/uninstall)

Restart again, and then allow Windows to re-install your Video Drivers, or download the most up to date Video Drivers from your Manufacturer Support site (preferred)

I hope this helps :)


nVidia Video Card Drivers:

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January 3, 2010 at 17:59:25
Hey thanks! I will definatly try these out! I will get back to everyone for an update.

-Thank you everyone for all the tips! :).

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January 4, 2010 at 07:47:53
Alright, well I uninstalled the video card and the computer is starting up again although the lines are still appearing (could that be because the card is still in the slot?) Anyway, I think I am going to go and buy a new card.

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January 4, 2010 at 07:53:51
So you are now running in Normal Mode?
That's good news :)

The Video card may be overheating, you could remove it, and using a high compressed air can (purchased from electronic or computer stores) blow out all dust in and around the card and also the PCI slot on the Motherboard

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January 4, 2010 at 08:11:56
Oh! Another thing I forgot to mention was that when I restarted the computer after I uninstalled it it detected the new hardware and then went to the installing phase as I was installing the drivers the computer restarted and keeps restarting everytime I try to install the drivers. So I figured to just keep it uninstalled for now. And yes I am able to run in normal mode :)!

-Thanks again.

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January 4, 2010 at 08:26:13
Now it's restarting when it is installing the new hardware, it gets to what looks like 99% and just restarts.


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January 4, 2010 at 13:40:27
On a side note aswell, the option to go into standby mode as disappeared.

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