Wierd problem...

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by emeritus, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. emeritus

    emeritus Beware the Monkeys!!!

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    Whenever I am in a 2D screen, browsing the web for example, if I scroll too much, either up or down or sideways. My computer tells me I have had a hardware failure and I need to reboot, not only that, my screen downgrades to 4bit color 640x480. This leads me to believe that it is the video card. yet I do not have any issues in any of my games. Any ideas would be appreciated!
     
  2. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    some info would be nice... what type of video card?? Drivers?? did you install something prior to this happening?? Upgrade any hardware?? What version of what kind of browser are you using??
     
  3. emeritus

    emeritus Beware the Monkeys!!!

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    Oops, sorry, my sig didn't come through. Here is the system:

    KT7A-RAID v1.3 using VIA 4.38 4in1
    Athlon XP Thoroughbred-B 2400+ (Not O/C)
    Crucial 512MB CAS2 PC133 SDRAM
    Leadtek Winfast A380 Ultra TDH MyVIVO (GeForce FX 5950 using 53.03s)
    Soundblaster Live! Value
    Maxtor 20, 30, 40 & 80 ATA100 HDs
    AOpen DVD-1648/BKH
    Plextor Premium 52/32/52 CDRW
    Antec SX1040BII Black Case w/Antec 400W PS
    Windows XP:HE
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Reinstall video drivers as a start. (dif ver maybe)

    Reinstall Via 4in1's (dif ver maybe)
     
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    It could be the mouse drivers too. They tell the comp which way and how much to scroll.

    Check if ti messes up using the arrow keys or pageup/pagedn also.
     
  6. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    I had something similar happen to me when I recently formatted and reinstalled WinXP. I don't know if it applies to you, but I didn't have my videos drivers set up properly, leaving the system's video running in a sort of "software" mode. A few minutes using anything "graphic" in WinXP would cause a similar hardware failure and a reboot message.
     
  7. silis

    silis The bum.

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    This is a bit late in the post... BUT I had the same problem with my computer, and to fix it, I had to up the AGP voltage in BIOS from 1.5V to 1.6V. Some ppl had to even go higher.