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Video Card Problem - OpenGL Related?

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Hi Everyone,

About a month ago, I took a computer graphics course and I was messing around with some OpenGL32.dll drivers. I downloaded some over the internet in an attempt to fix an issue with my program, and I pasted/overwrote the opengl32.dll files inside my Windows directory.

Soon after, my video card started to act up and I was no longer able to play Starcraft 2 or even Counter-strike. My games would show a blue glitched screen, it looked as if the pixels were being messed up.

A week later, I decided to reformat my computer. I reformatted the operating system partition and re-installed Windows 7 32bit Ultimate. I then tried installing the Nvidia drivers (8800 GTS 512MB). For some odd reason, the installation GUI seems like it installs fine, but it doesn't seem like it's recognizing my video card at all. In the Device Manager, I get the message "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)".

I am really lost and don't understand the issue. I'm able to boot into my desktop at 1920x1200 resolution (I don't have an onboard vidoe card). I installed counter-strike just now, and it allows me to open it using the D3D setting (not OpenGL). Could it be that when I was playing around with the OpenGL drivers, it somehow physically damaged my video card? Any recommendations?

Thanks
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post #2 of 4
No way that you damaged your card. If is damaged you wouldn`t be able to go in your OS.
Since you re_installed you OS it should be fine too.
What I would do is: Flash the BIOS.
This looks for me like the only thing that is left.
I admit I have no idea how OpenGL would be able to mess up you BIOS but I would try the BIOS Flash.
Good Luck!
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post #3 of 4
try installing older drivers? since i have ATI card, i just download the drivers, unpack them but don't install with the installer, then i just go to "Add Hardware" and manually search for the folder where drivers were extracted...but this is only the case if you have an OS like windows 7 professional+ but you an try this, worth a try.
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Thanks.

When you say BIOS Flash, is that BIOS Flash to the Motherboard or to the Video Card?
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