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screen glitches

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help' started by mattj, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. mattj

    mattj Techie7 New Member

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    Hi,
    I'm not sure what the problem is but my screen has been glitchy for a day now. I'm not sure what to do. I shut down the computer and when I turned it back on I received an error screen. If anyone has any idea what to do I'd really appreciate their help. By glitches I mean the screen flashes to black, my icons fragment, etc.
    Thanks,
    Matt
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2006
  2. mattj

    mattj Techie7 New Member

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    Hi,
    I'm not sure what the problem is but my screen has been glitchy for a day now. I'm not sure what to do. I shut down the computer and when I turned it back on I received an error screen. If anyone has any idea what to do I'd really appreciate their help. By glitches I mean the screen flashes to black, my icons fragment, etc.
    Thanks,
    Matt

    ms windows xp sp2, intel pentium 4 cpu 2.8ghz, 512mb ram, nvida geforce fx 5200. The monitor is about two or three years old.
  3. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

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    What was the verbatim error?
  4. mattj

    mattj Techie7 New Member

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    By going through safe mode and VGA, I have found that the screen must not be to blame. However, here is the error:
    problem cause by nv4_disp
    device driver stuck in an infinite loop. This usually indicates problem with the device itself or with the device driver programming the hardware incorrectly
    nv4_disp
    beginning dump physical memory
    Physical memory dump complete
  5. Chadwick

    Chadwick Techie7 New Member

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  6. mattj

    mattj Techie7 New Member

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    Heres the dilema, I can't open anything on my desktop b/c of the freezing screen glitches. Is there another way to install the driver? dl to a flashdrive or something and install in safe mode? like i said, not real confident with comps.

    Thanks,
    Matt
  7. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

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    You can do as you suggest but you can also try starting in Safe Mode with Networking whcih should allow you to go online in Safe Mode.
  8. mattj

    mattj Techie7 New Member

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    Thank you, I'll see how that goes
  9. mattj

    mattj Techie7 New Member

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    Well I installed the new driver, and I received a new error message.
    Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for updates. Try changing video adapters. Then there was BIOS updates, disabling caching/shadowing. There was no mention of the driver in the stop message.
  10. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

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    Did you follow these hints:

    Does the motherboard have on-board VGA or do you have another Graphics card to try?
  11. mattj

    mattj Techie7 New Member

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    i don't use a download accelerator, i don't believe i'm running any anti-virus software (i assume that means running a scan, should i disable my windows firewall?) and i deleted my driver from the control panel. i have whatever graphics card came with my comp. i haven't done anything with that. thanks for your time.
  12. jephree

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  13. mattj

    mattj Techie7 New Member

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    -------------------------------------------------------

    OS Information:
    PropertyValue
    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition|C:\WINDOWS|\Device\Harddisk0\Partition2
    Service Pack 2.0
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS


    Processor:
    PropertyValue
    Current Clock Speed 2793
    Description x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
    Manufacturer GenuineIntel
    Name Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz

    Current Clock Speed 2793
    Description x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
    Manufacturer GenuineIntel
    Name Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz


    Memory (RAM):
    PropertyValue
    Bank Label
    Capacity 268435456

    Bank Label
    Capacity 268435456

    Total Memory Deteced in Hardware: ~512 MB
    Memory Reported to Operating System: 511MB

    Disk Drives:
    PropertyValue
    Description Disk drive
    Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
    Model ST380011A
    Media Type Fixed hard disk media
    Size 79999073280 (~75 GB)
    Number of Partitions 2


    Installed Printers:
    PropertyValue


    Motherboard:
    PropertyValue
    Manufacturer Dell Computer Corp.
    Model
    Name Base Board
    Part Number
    Product 0F4491
    Serial Number ..CN481113CD04GW.
    Version


    BIOS:
    PropertyValue
    Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
    Name Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A07
    Release Date 20031106000000.000000+000
    Version DELL - 7


    Monitor:
    PropertyValue

    Keyboard:
    PropertyValue
    Description Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard


    Pointing Device:
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    Manufacturer Logitech
    Name HID-compliant Wheel Mouse


    Sound Card:
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    Manufacturer Analog Devices, Inc.
    Description SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
    Device ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D5&SUBSYS_01741028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&FD


    Video Card:
    PropertyValue

    DirectX Installation:
    PropertyValue
    Version 6.03.01.0148


    Modem:
    PropertyValue
    Model BCM V.92 56K Modem
    Name BCM V.92 56K Modem


    Network Adapters:
    PropertyValue
    Description Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection - Packet Scheduler Miniport
    Description Packet Scheduler Miniport

    External Ports:
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    External Reference Designator
    External Reference Designator
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    Expansion Slots:
    PropertyValue
    Slot Designation PCI1
    Slot Designation PCI2
    Slot Designation PCI3
    Slot Designation AGP1
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  14. jephree

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    What is the exact Dell model and #? e.g. Dimension 4700 etc.
  15. mattj

    mattj Techie7 New Member

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    dimension 4600
  16. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

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    That computer has two versions. One with on-board graphics as well as the AGP slot and the other with just the slot.

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/series_en.htm

    As you say you have a nvida geforce fx 5200 card do you know if the motherboard has a VGA port as well as the card?

    Anyway that DAL scan is not detecting any Graphics device.

    What is listed in the Device Manager under Display adapters?

    Device Manager = right click My Computer then click Properties then Manage then Device Manager
  17. mattj

    mattj Techie7 New Member

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    there is no display adaptor, there is a other devices and that says its VGA compatible and if i double click it gives me the option of reinstalling the driver
  18. mattj

    mattj Techie7 New Member

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    i'm sorry i didnt mention that the other devices submenu is video controller (vga compatible). i was looking around in there and found that under resources it says "this device is not using any resources because it has a problem
  19. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

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    Other Devices is a category of devices unknown to XP. If loading drivers does not get it detected it has most likely failed.

    Are you sure that you have a nvida geforce fx 5200 card?

    You might try opening the case and reseating it just to verify the contacts.

    Also verify that the motherboard does or does not have an on-board VGA port.

    This would be the same type of port the monitor is plugged into but would be towards the edge of the case rather than towards the middle as well as vertical rather than horizontal.
  20. mattj

    mattj Techie7 New Member

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    I'm going to try to re-dl the nvidia file. Other than opening my computer up, how could i find out if i have a nvida geforce fx 5200 card?

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