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    Graphics card or Monitor problem?

    Im not sure what could be at fault for this problem, so I thought Id see if any one here would know.

    When my computer is booting up, just after the bit when it shows the XP logo and the loading bar, and it goes to the login prompt (I use the classic login prompt, not the welcome screen), this happens:



    It only happens for a second or so, and then the monitor clicks, and it goes to the login prompt.

    Im not sure whether its a fault with the graphics card or the monitor.

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    Graphics card I think, does it do same in login? Could be just wrong monitor settings.

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    so can you actually get in to windows or does your pc freeze on this bsod
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    I had a similar thing when a graphics card went caput.
    I'm not 100% sure, but I would guess it's GFX related
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    Looks like the drivers are giving it an invalid refresh rate / info, before they kick in. I used to get it on one of my old cards (voodoo 3 3500) when using high res + refresh rate at bootup.
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    Is it not just that you've got a Commodore 64?!

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    I thought it might be the drivers.

    But I didn't have this problem before. I recently got a new hard drive, so I re-installed XP Pro, and Ive only got it since then.

    The driver version is 4.5.2.3

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    I got a chance (finally) to try another monitor, and I didn't get the problem at all on it.

    But when I was trying the other monitor, I remembered something.

    When I installed my new hard drive, I noticed that the lead going from the monitor to the graphics card had got caught between the wall and my desk. So instead of moving the desk forward (which would have been a better idea), I just pulled it out.

    When I looked at the cable there was an inch long gash in it, exposing the wires inside, but not actually breaking any of them.

    I thought it might have done some damage, but it seemed okay. I completely forgot about it, and only remembered when I saw the black tape I had put around the gash.

    I guess I should be more carefull in the future

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