video card hangs

By allpointshi ·
my moniter keeps going black every time I change pages. what could thye problem be??

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couple questions....

by ---TK--- In reply to video card hangs

When you say black... can you see your mouse when it goes black? Also when you change pages, do you mean your surfing the net? If your surfing the net after the page loads does the monitor go back to normal?

Are you on a desktop or Laptop? And what OS are you on XP, Vista, something else?

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Video card problem ? Screen goes black.

by allpointshi In reply to couple questions....

Sorry for the lack of info, I'm useing a desktop, XP, Flat screen LCD-Dell E152FP, with a Dimension 4600 tower. Screen goes black even when I go to safe mode. Initial program loads but when I try to go to any program (word, OE, web.)it may initialize but then it will go to black and freeze with pointer only showing. Air circ. is good,problem started slowly at first, just once in a while then grew to constant black out and freeze. Did not try other moniter. CD

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What video card?

by LarryD4 In reply to Video card problem ? Scr ...

Is it the onboard Intel Chipset Video card or did you have an upgraded add-on like the Nvidia card?

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Video card.

by allpointshi In reply to What video card?

128MB DDR Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 graphics card.

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Try to upgrade dirvers

by LarryD4 In reply to Video card.

The Nvidia 5200 series has aged out of Nvidia's support site, but check and make sure you have the most current drivers. Below is the release date of the last driver update by Nvidia. Web page link to DL is below.

GeForce Release 175 WHQL
Version: 175.19
Release Date: July 9, 2008
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows XP Media Center Edition
Language: U.S. English
File Size: 36.8 MB


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You got it right !!

by allpointshi In reply to Try to upgrade dirvers

Thanks for the help Larry, you got it right, that link was what I needed. Of course I had more trouble closeing down my Norton protection than downloading the new driver, but I got what I needed. Thanks

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Have you tried a different monitor?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to video card hangs

Other than that with the very limited information given it's hard to suggest anything else. But I did have a monitor fail on me several years ago and to make matters worse it was My Test Monitor so instead of first trying a different monitor I spent hours trying to fix a Fixed system that came in with that problem.

Really stupid but you can get caught out when you are least expecting it. :)


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