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Problem Starting Computer and Getting Monitor Response

post #1 of 6
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Hi Everyone,

I was recently playing a video game (Starcraft 2), and suddenly out of no where my game and computer froze (it displays bright red, blue, green colors as it was freezing up).

Then, when I restarted my computer, it was able to go back to the desktop. I then clicked on Starcraft 2 to play again, but it gave me a strange error message "You do not have display drivers, or your video card is locked by another 3D application". I then decided to uninstall my drivers, then use driver cleaner (3dguru.com), and then re-installed the drivers for my nvidia 8800 GTS 512MB video card.

Then, I restarted my computer and it was able to open Starcraft 2. However, it ended up freezing again. Here is my problem:

Now my computer is acting very strange. When I start my computer, my monitor wont even get a response and it wont even display anything at all (not even the BIOS startup screen). It is just a black screen (as if the monitor is idle). Also - my computer starts up (shows the blue light), and then shuts down and then shows the blue light and then shuts down. It's as if it is turning on and off intermittently. I moved the switch to "reset" the motherboard, and that seems to help it from turning on/off intermittently, yet I still cant get a response to my monitor...

What is even more strange is that sometimes it takes like 30 minutes to suddenly start working (my monitor will show the BIOS, after 30 minutes of not being responsive). Then, when I'm in the desktop, it will freeze again and I will have to re-attempt in getting a response.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions.. this is so frustrating.
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Intel Q6600 2.4GHz (G0) ABit IP35 Pro BFG OC NVidia 8800 GTS 512MB Crucial Ballistix Tracers DDR2-800 
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post #2 of 6
Disconnect the video card and try to boot up. If it works then try out prime95 for some time and see if it crashes or not. If it doesnt, then the issue is with your 8800gts. Anyway, try that out and post the outcome.
    
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post #3 of 6
do you have onboard video?
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post #4 of 6
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I do not have an on board video card.

I am getting post codes: 8.3, 9.0, and 9.3. I have a Corsair 620HX and Nvidia 8800 GTS 512mb. Sometimes my computer wont even turn on when pressing the power button. It is only able to turn on when the post code is not 8.3 (after hitting the reset switch on the mobo).

Do you think one of my hardware is dead?
Edited by Brianiak - 1/23/11 at 5:45pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 2.4GHz (G0) ABit IP35 Pro BFG OC NVidia 8800 GTS 512MB Crucial Ballistix Tracers DDR2-800 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 2.4GHz (G0) ABit IP35 Pro BFG OC NVidia 8800 GTS 512MB Crucial Ballistix Tracers DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 7200.11 500GB 32MB Cache Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista 64 Dell 24'' LCD Corsair 620HX 
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Antec 900 Logitech MX518 Super Mat 
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post #5 of 6
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Ok I unplugged everything and replugged it back in. I got the following sequence of post codes (go to section POST STAGE AWARD CODE):

http://forums.hexus.net/operating-sy...ndication.html

It is stuck at 7F. The computer is on, but my monitor is still black.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 2.4GHz (G0) ABit IP35 Pro BFG OC NVidia 8800 GTS 512MB Crucial Ballistix Tracers DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 7200.11 500GB 32MB Cache Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista 64 Dell 24'' LCD Corsair 620HX 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 900 Logitech MX518 Super Mat 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 2.4GHz (G0) ABit IP35 Pro BFG OC NVidia 8800 GTS 512MB Crucial Ballistix Tracers DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 7200.11 500GB 32MB Cache Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista 64 Dell 24'' LCD Corsair 620HX 
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Antec 900 Logitech MX518 Super Mat 
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post #6 of 6
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At this point, I just want to be able to identify which piece of hardware is causing the problem. It seems like my power supply is dead. Is there any way to be certain of this?
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 2.4GHz (G0) ABit IP35 Pro BFG OC NVidia 8800 GTS 512MB Crucial Ballistix Tracers DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 7200.11 500GB 32MB Cache Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista 64 Dell 24'' LCD Corsair 620HX 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 900 Logitech MX518 Super Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 2.4GHz (G0) ABit IP35 Pro BFG OC NVidia 8800 GTS 512MB Crucial Ballistix Tracers DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 7200.11 500GB 32MB Cache Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista 64 Dell 24'' LCD Corsair 620HX 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 900 Logitech MX518 Super Mat 
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