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Faulty Laptop Video Card

Q: Faulty Laptop Video Card

I have an old XPS Gen laptop with a Go Ultra video card that is failing with memory errors The card needs to be replaced because it either shows a black screen or lots of artifacts when I boot up into Windows The system will display fine when I boot to safe mode Laptop Video Faulty Card This means that it must be able to support some low Faulty Laptop Video Card level activity Faulty Laptop Video Card OK To get the laptop usable I ve disabled the video card and I can now use it as a word processor browser etc However it is very slow to refresh the screen in this mode I think I need to change the refresh rate Is there any simple driver that I can use for this If I re-enable the device it straight away starts to load the NVidia drivers when I restart and I can t stop it As I recall it used to be possible to use a different driver but I don t know how this is done Any help would be great Thanks nbsp

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A: Faulty Laptop Video Card

The low level functions of the video card use a vga vesa driver
that does not activate the hardware accelleration.
The problems you ar e having when the driver loads indicates
bad hardware and not a driver problem.
Being as it is a 6800 go card,it is probably replacable.
It would need to be replaced with the exact same type of card,
but not necessarily the same model.
If you want to try a newer driver,you would need to uninstall the old
one from start/control panel/add remove programs.
Download a driver here.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-laptop-video-card.780794/
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A:Does this look like a faulty video card?

Looks like it is overheating might want to check the fan on the card and cooling on your system

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/64340-does-look-like-faulty-video-card.html
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A:faulty monitor? video card?

My bet, bad video card because you are seeing it on the post screen

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/faulty-monitor-video-card-207585.html
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A:Faulty Slave HD, Ram, Video card?

please check your cpu temp and post it. your cpu seems to be overheating when playing games.
if you are comfortable opening your computer, check your cpu fan if it is seated properly.
 

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A:Is my video card faulty, or it something else? (game crashes)

Quote:
the graphics/pictures in games become distorted (kinda like artifacts on defected GPU)


This is a clear sign of a defective GPU
RMA it

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/137681-my-video-card-faulty-something-else-game-crashes.html
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A:Computer shuts down almost immediately after its turned on - Faulty Video Card?

Have you connected the additional power supply connector to both cards. If the new card won't run by itself, the card is bad... Simple
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/computer-shuts-down-almost-immediately-after-its-turned-on-faulty-video-card.106667/
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A:BSOD 116 faulty graphics card or faulty drivers?

Sorry thought I uploaded this but apparently not.

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A:Can you change a laptop video card/graphic card?

Unless the laptop has onboard graphics, there is no reason why the card can't be changed.

Of course, I am not very knowledgeable with GFX cards, so I can't necessarily tell whether is has onboard graphics or not.

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A:Faulty Video

If possible check you cpu tempature... see wheather that is cause by CPU ... because for your system .... seems the video Decoding is handle by the CPU... and old P4 3.2Ghz is very hot.... may over 60 degree....
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-video.999901/
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A:Laptop Video Card

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-video-card.1053726/
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A:video card for laptop?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/video-card-for-laptop.396854/
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A:Laptop video card

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-video-card.181432/
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A:Laptop Video Card

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A:laptop having two different video card

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A:laptop video card

Richlife,
quote:
Can anyone help me with changing a laptop video card?

you're probably not going to get an answer to that question as you've worded it,
laptop graphics come from a 'chip' that is 'soldered' to the mb,
not 'inserted' into a socket / slot,

UNLESS,
you have something like this,
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-video-card.698409/
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A:laptop video card

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A:laptop without video card

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A:help with my laptop video card...

Is it possible?Click to expand...

the answer, in a word, is: no
 

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A:Laptop Video Card

Post your laptops Make / Model number, but most likely the answer to your question is no.

Inqui
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-video-card.390347/
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A:Laptop Video Card

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A:New GFX card faulty?

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A:Laptop video card upgrade?

I am sorry to say that as far as I know it is integrated Video Card and you cannot upgrade it.
 

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A:Video card replacement in a laptop

Not usually. You have the Presario C300 right? If so its not upgradeble.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/video-card-replacement-in-a-laptop.557094/
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A:What video card will work on my laptop?

I think you might be **** out of luck, I hope you still have your reciept because as far as I know you cannot replace the video card on laptops - laptops are tightly saudered and jammed together as compact as possible

Solutions
1. If you have a warranty I reccommend hitting it with a hammer and saying you bought it that way
2. Buy a desktop?
 

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A:laptop video card upgrade

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Pompeius, for a laptop that is quite a powerful system, I do not think there is any need for better graphics, you should be able to play newest games like crysis, COD4, ... Especially like the 3 gigs of ram Why do you want to upgrade anyway? Not happy with the system? It's pretty good tho... (better then my desktop...)

Amplid

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A:Changing Laptop Video Card?

Most likely it won't be upgradable, as laptop graphics are currently proprietary and usually not upgradable.

Lenovo makes the thinkpad now, but IBM used to, so I'm not sure where that leaves you on end user support/upgrades if it's old enough to be from IBM but new enough that it'd still be under upgrades/warranty)

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A:Can I install a new video card into my laptop?

I have never heard of a video card for a laptop. I think they come built onto the mobo.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-i-install-a-new-video-card-into-my-laptop.663079/
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A:Laptop Video Card Expansion

It would be good to know your current laptop brand and model, OS, configuration, and memory possibilities,
 

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A:Upgradeing laptop video card!

I am afraid you can not upgrade the graphics card in a laptop as it is built in to the motherboard and doing so would basically involve buying a new laptop. So in short it is not possible I am sorry... sucky graphics it is unless you buy a whole new laptop...
 

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Hello cgcomeaux,
What card do have at the moment ?, if it's the one below then i dont think you will be able to upgrade, (unless you are handy with a soldering iron), as it is integrated into the Motherboard.
Check in device manager and see what is installed.


Intel? 4500MHD Graphics Accelerator

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A:Updating laptop video card

The graphics controller is part of the system board in this laptop, so upgrading isn't possible.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updating-laptop-video-card.1056762/
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well, the GMA doesnt have the balls for any gaming except the occasional game of GTA, unfortunately alot of laptops arent upgradable in the video aspects.

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A:Identifying Your laptop's video card

Hi

Sounds like you are looking in Device Manager
Look in system INFO

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A:Is it possible to upgrade a video card on a laptop?

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Upgrading a laptop other than disk and RAM is not easy. I would probably buy another laptop suitable for the task.

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A:Solved: Need help with Laptop video card Please

hi.

it would seem an alternative without risky bios flash etc. that price is right . new lappy or...

http://shop.ebay.com/sis.html?_nkw=MXM+Graphics+Card+nVIDIA+GeForce+8600M+GT+laptop+8600
 

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A:Laptop Video Card Upgrade Help

Its a notebook. Not a gaming desktop computer.

There is no video card you can buy and stick in it.

Want to play games either spend $950~2000 for a gaming notebook... or $500~650 for a desktop.
 

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A:Laptop video card upgrade help.

not much you can do here. You have to almost completly disassemble your laptop to change the card, and last i recall, laptop cards dont really come much faster then the 8600 (not to mention they they are difficult to find from a retailer)
 

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A:Laptop Video Card Upgradability

But the problem is, just where would you "put in an external graphics card" on a laptop.

Consider the relative sizes, and you will see why "integrated graphics" is very common (probably essential) to keep the size and power use down (getting rid of the heat is yet another issue).

Some top end models of laptops (from Dell, Alienware etc) actually have a separate proprietary graphics "module" that is a choice at purchase time (or later) but its only a choice between what options were offerred at the time, not to any latest and greatest thing that comes along. Not what you would call an "upgrade" as much as a purchase choice as to one of about 2 available or so available options.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-video-card-upgradability.377480/
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A:Can I put a cheap video card in my laptop?

All that info. And you didn't say what computer you have.
By the way, most laptops cannot have their onboard Video card updated (as the Video is connected to the actual Mobo).

Any further help, please put your System Specs information in your Profile
 

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A:Upgrading Video Card on Laptop

You can't upgrade the card in a laptop. Downgrading to XP would likely improve performance some, but be sure you can get drivers for everything before you do it.
 

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A:External Laptop Video Card

I know external sound cards, NICs exist, but video adapters... I don't think so
 

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A:Laptop Video Card Upgrades

To my knowledge the video chip is built onto a laptop's mainboard, not connected as a separate card like on a desktop computer. To replace a video card on a laptop you'd have to replace the entire mainboard, which would then have to fit into the chassis. Not very likely to happen.
 

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A:Laptop Video Card: Upgradable?? Please Help!

You should check your laptop manual or website.

IMO, your gf4 is pretty decent for a laptop. It can sure play 3d games ok.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-video-card-upgradable-please-help.312839/
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Alright i bought an Alienware Laptop in January It worked fine for many months then i stopped needing it so i but it away for a few months I took it out a few months later when a friend came over and needed to use a computer After i booted it up it came Video Issues Card Laptop up with an error message about hardware changes The video Laptop Video Card Issues card i ordered with the laptop was Video Adapter Caption NVIDIA GeForce Go Adapter RAM MB DriverVersion Verified Hardware Device against Order MOBL-VID ENV U Test Video Card signed and all from AW - now when i run dxdiag it says i have a Mobile Intel R GM GMS GML Express with MB of Approx Total Memory without AGP Texture Accelerators now when i first got my laptop it ran games and everything fine now it is graphically choppy and noticably laggy originally i had xp installed on it but once this problem came up i tried switching to vista to see if it was an OS problem I have completely cleaned my computer and reinstalled vista and it is still auto detecting this intel video card What happened How can i fix it I and all my tech buddies are completly baffeled any help at Laptop Video Card Issues all would be greatly appreciated if you need any other tech specs of the machine to help let me know thanks nbsp

A:Laptop Video Card Issues

Since your running Vista please note that the required video card memory is 128 MB and it should support Direct 10X. I recommend that you check first your motherboard manual and see if your onboard video card can be upgraded to 128 MB. Since your using a laptop your RAM memory is shared to your video card. Ex. if your computer has a 256 MB of RAM and you have a video card that can have 64 MB of memory, this will be taken from your RAM so the remaining 192 MB will be used by your computer and the 64 MB will be used by your video card.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-video-card-issues.630435/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-graphics-card.869106/
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Hi, i have started to have display issues with my pc, the display screen changes itself from full screen to restore down screen, it originally only happened when i logged onto the internet but now it has started doing it when i open folders on my pc & i was wondering if i needed to get a new graphics card. Please help as it is getting very frustrating.
 

A:Is my graphics card faulty

Hello~

I do not believe your graphics card is in need of a change. That is just an operating system thing. When a window or folder screen is opened- It usually opens the same way it was closed. The graphics card is not an issue- unless your seeing things that are not supposed to be there like black lines or such.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-my-graphics-card-faulty.887357/
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Hi

I wanted to know if there was a software to find out whether or not my graphics card is faulty. My graphics card is a ATI Radeon 9600.
 

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A:Sound card faulty?

Why does no one ever reply?!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sound-card-faulty.652666/
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Hey users of Seven Forums

Ive had my PC since 2010 and recently the Graphics card has became faulty and was looking at this for a replacement:

Asus GT 630 2GB GDDR3 VGA DVI HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card | Ebuyer.com

Would it be compatible with my specs (Listed on my SF Profile) and would it be a good replacement ?

Kind Regards

Alan

A:MY Graphics Card is faulty [Please Help]

It all depends on what you want to use it for mate

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/309866-my-graphics-card-faulty-please-help.html
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Hi there

A friend appears to have a problem with certain fonts in MS Office where certain letters appear to be out of focus (all other applications appear to be ok).

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My gut feeling is that the card isn't faulty but I'm not sure - anyone able to give me a steer?

Cheers for any advice

M
 

A:Faulty Graphics Card???

Buen Dia! I was wondering if you've tried updating the drivers of that card?

I believe you can find the drivers at:
http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-graphics-card.452010/
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ive just downloaded planet side, (free fps game type thingy)

and first time i loaded it i could see through walls, it had no grass etc
** now i just get reboots when i load it up

is this probably a faulty graphics card then ? :S
i have over clocked it, but i set it back ages ago, will this effect my return policy etc? :O

ive noticed artifacts in warcraft 3 aswell, just small triangels some times, when im closing the game.

so are these signs of faulty card ? :O should i return, i baught it from ebuyer 2 weeks ago.
 

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I encountered the following problems which I couldn't get where it goes wrong. The problem is:
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Does the above problems describes that my integrated network card is faulty?
 

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A:Faulty vga card or psu too weak?

Your PS is under powered. That could be the problem. But since it did seem to work fine once make sure it is firmly seated in it's slot. Of course no way to know about second hand products. Was it definitely working before?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-vga-card-or-psu-too-weak.646116/
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I just bought a brand new Sony Vaio PCG-K47 laptop. Like an *****, i wasn't paying attention to the graphics card. It is only has 64 MB of video memory. Needless to say it sucks ***. I'm looking to either upgrade the hardware, or find a software solution somehow to "share" my system memory. I have 1 GB of RAM, so thats not an issue. The only hardware option I might have is either USB or a PCMCIA Cardbus Slot type II/I. My graphics card is integrated on my motherboard, so I am all out of ideas. Please help?
 

A:I have a piece of **** integrated video card in my laptop...HELP?!?!

nayr65 said:



I just bought a brand new Sony Vaio PCG-K47 laptop. Like an *****, i wasn't paying attention to the graphics card. It is only has 64 MB of video memory. Needless to say it sucks ***. I'm looking to either upgrade the hardware, or find a software solution somehow to "share" my system memory. I have 1 GB of RAM, so thats not an issue. The only hardware option I might have is either USB or a PCMCIA Cardbus Slot type II/I. My graphics card is integrated on my motherboard, so I am all out of ideas. Please help?Click to expand...

Since it's integrated you can't turn it off so your most likely to be stuck with it. Unless you whant to spend alot of money and change the mothderboard to pci. :wave: :wave:

Good luck,

Sebastian :wave: :wave: :darth:
 

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A:Possible Video Card Extension For Toshiba Laptop?

go to this site and when you get to page 3 it shows the video card its possible to get a new one.
http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-p105/take-apart-1.htm

good luck
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/possible-video-card-extension-for-toshiba-laptop.853586/
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I set-up a customer's kid with a refurbished IBM Thinkpad A21m - win98se.
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Can the video card in this laptop be replaced (I have seen it lately to know whats involved).

If it can, an someone suggest where I can get a card.
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Gateway T-1625
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A:Please Recommend a Laptop Video Card for Gaming

Let me start off with I'm not sure if you're looking to buy a laptop or upgrade the graphics card. If you're wanting a laptop then I may be able to help.

I work at Best Buy so I don't usually search around the internet too much for laptops, but for the best gaming laptop I would recommend almost any of the ASUS products.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=pcat17071&type=page&ks=960&st=asus+laptop&sc=Global&cp=1&sp=&qp=crootcategoryid%23%23-1%23%23-1~~q61737573206c6170746f70~~cabcat0500000%23%232%23%237~~ncabcat0502000%23%233%23%235&list=y&usc=All+Categories&nrp=15&iht=n

If you can stand to wait I would wait until they have any of these three on sale (If it's $200 off original price that's the cheapest you'll get it):
Asus - Laptop with Intel? Centrino? Processor Technology - Black/Coppery Gold - X83Vb-X1
Asus - Laptop with Intel? Centrino? 2 Processor Technology - Espresso Brown/Khaki - X83Vm-X1
Asus - Laptop with Intel? Centrino? 2 Processor Technology - Black - G50Vt-X1

Just my opinion

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A:Can you upgrade an integrated laptop video card?

Most laptops are not good at playing the more intensive games. Desktops are more suited for game playing. Your Dell laptop has on-board or integrated video. This CANNOT be upgraded. You are already running 2GB of system memory. I don't know if you can increase this any more. You could allocate more memory to be used by the video processor. You didn't mention how big the hard drive is or how much free space is left on it. This matters. The power supply is irrelevent. In laptop power supplies, you get what you get
 

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Thanks a bunch,
brewer_dc
 

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A:Sony laptop video card on fritz?

The 8400m is affected by a large scale problem affecting many nVidia products, here's some more info: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/nvidia-hit-by-faulty-mobile-gpu-disclosure/2172

You may be able to replace just the graphics card but you will have to find a matching one; you may want to contact Sony to see if they will sell you a replacement or if they will repair it for you.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sony-laptop-video-card-on-fritz.1007988/
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A:Laptop/ Video Card Won't Recognize Second Monitor

Hello dukeagles21 and welcome to Seven Forums.
Try the monitor and projector on another computer to eliminate them as being faulty or not. If indeed they both work it remains that there is something wrong with the lap top somewhere.

Was it by chance dropped or received a hard knock?

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/180629-laptop-video-card-wont-recognize-second-monitor.html
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hello:
i have a hp 4100 running xp home. at startup i get one long two short beeps and no bios and dark screen. i hear this means video card problem. what can i do?
joe
 

A:hp laptop video card problem at startup

Joe,

Yeah it does appear that the code is for a video initialization problem. The killer is that in a laptop the video is on the MOBO, and not a PCI plug-in that can be swapped out.

Unless someone has a better idea, I'd take or send it in for service.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hp-laptop-video-card-problem-at-startup.276981/
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Greetings Techspotters,

When you try to find a driver file for a video card on a laptop/notebook computer at http://www.ati.com/, you are greeted with this message -

"You MUST use the drivers supplied with your laptop or notebook computer, or obtain a driver update from the manufacturer of your laptop or notebook computer."

Does anyone know why ATI doesn't provide the drivers from its site?

Eric,

http://www.legge40.freeserve.co.uk/BuyerBeware.htm
 

A:Laptop/notebook video-card drivers

Perhaps it is because of the tight intergration into the rest of the laptop chipset, (for example some chips share memory), and so ATi are unable to make a driver that would be compatible with all laptops.

What laptop do you have ?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-notebook-video-card-drivers.4088/