graphics card (? not sure of terminology?) prob- no games can run


G

Guest

Hi, I have an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 display adapter (I thought it was a
graphics card), and it's disabled. I've tried to play games like FS2004,
Halo PC, Conflict Global Storm on this PC, and they all used to work, but not
anymore. I've uninstalled all of them except Global Storm, and just now I
ran global storm, and it showed the computer as having no graphics card.
I have tried enabling the card, but the screen goes black, and then several
minutes (and sometimes several restarts) later, the PC says that it's just
recovered from a serious system error, and returned to a restore point.
If anyone has any ideas, please tell me.
Thanks in advance
Alex
 
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J

JS

Have you tried downloading and installing the latest driver update for your
card from NVIDIA's Web site.
Note: Do not use drivers from Microsoft's update site.

JS
 
R

RJK

Your "display adapter" or "graphics chip" (SAME THING) could be located on
your motherboard (onboard graphics) or it could be on a "graphics card"
plugged into a pci slot (or newer pci-express slot), so which is it ?

If you've got both, then you need to switch off the onboard graphics chip in
bios, or unplug the pci graphics cards and switch on onboard graphics in
bios ! (or if you one of those newer boards that supports two graphics
cards, and which costs about the same amount of money as a new car - you'd
better start reading your motherboard manual).

I have an FX5200 with VGA/DVI/svhs connectors (CGN-348ATVD), lovely card for
the money but, atm it's sat in my geoforce 6 box (6200) doing nothing.

Anyway, as has already been suggested - it looks like you may need to
reinstall Nvidia graphics drivers. If you can get to Add/Remove programs,
uninstall Nividia graphics drivers if listed, (though I've never had any
trouble over-installing), reboot, (in VGA mode I expect), and run the
drivers-disk that came with the card. ...unless of course you have
collected newer drivers from Nvidia install those.

regards, Richard
 
R

RJK

....oh dear, I should have said AGP/pci type, or ...pci graphics card -
there are still a few around !

regards, Richard
 
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M

Malke

Alex said:
Hi, I have an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 display adapter (I thought it was
a graphics card), and it's disabled. I've tried to play games like
FS2004, Halo PC, Conflict Global Storm on this PC, and they all used
to work, but not anymore. I've uninstalled all of them except Global
Storm, and just now I ran global storm, and it showed the computer as
having no graphics card. I have tried enabling the card, but the
screen goes black, and then several minutes (and sometimes several
restarts) later, the PC says that it's just recovered from a serious
system error, and returned to a restore point. If anyone has any
ideas, please tell me. Thanks in advance
Alex

Time to replace the card with a new one; it has apparently failed.

Malke
 

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