Join Date: Mar 2004
Could the Win2k profiles procedure cause gfx corruption ?
Having a problem with my new Point Of View 6800GT, so thought some of the gfx brains on here might be able to assist before I resort to reinstalling the OS and then rma'ing the card
What I'm wondering is if its possible if something in the ' applying personal settings ' procedure in Win2k could cause severe gfx card corruption ? If the answer to this is no then dont bother reading below
Card worked fine for 3-4 hrs on Friday night using the 61.36 whql drivers. No sign of corruption on the display, normal temps, etc. Started the pc up on Satudray afternoon and when the boot process reached the ' applying personal settings ' part after logging into Win2k, the display went all garbled, then it blue screened with an dll kernel error. Tried various different 61.xx drivers with the same results ( it will run in Safe / VGA mode fine though... ) though it doesnt blue screen anymore, just get the corrupt display and then the pc locks and wont reset ( need to power it off to bring it back to life ). I did manage to get to the desktop once or twice, but if I moved a window or even tried clicking on the NV taskbar icon it would instantly corrupt the display.
So as a last resort I tested my 9700Pro and 5900XT to see what they did. Both worked fine ( tested the 5900XT using the same driver versions as the 6800GT ). Tried all the different molex connectors off my 520w HyperPower ( TTGI Uk ) psu with no difference ( btw the 6800GT wasn't run off a molex splitter, it had its own connection ). Oh, I did create another user profile but still experienced the same issues....
What do you reckon ? Forget reinstalling the OS and just rma it ?
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