Win 2K crashes to striped image

  • Thread starter Scott Chambers (TOTEM)
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Scott Chambers (TOTEM)

Since purchasing a new PC through ebay, I have had no end of problems. These
have all meant have to reinstall Win2K about 10 times in 10 months. The
latest is that having booted up - I get to the 'starting windows' screen.
Sometimes all is fine and windows starts properly and I'll get to my
desktop. other times, once the windows is starting message appears, the
screen flickers to black momentarily and then appears a striped screen. I
then have to restart. This also happens when I try to run Championship
Manager 03/04 - the program starts okay but then crashes to this striped
screen. Have tried to run Fix-It Utilities hardware test, and although it
starts to go through the test, inevitably to crashes to the aforementioned
striped screen. I guess it may be my video card (geforce GTS 2 pro), however
I am concerned it may be a hard drive problem or my CPU overheating (Athlon
AMD 1600 - that runs at 2000).

Any chance of a theory.
 
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Warren Young

Since purchasing a new PC through ebay, I have had no end of problems. These
have all meant have to reinstall Win2K about 10 times in 10 months. The
latest is that having booted up - I get to the 'starting windows' screen.
Sometimes all is fine and windows starts properly and I'll get to my
desktop. other times, once the windows is starting message appears, the
screen flickers to black momentarily and then appears a striped screen. I
then have to restart. This also happens when I try to run Championship
Manager 03/04 - the program starts okay but then crashes to this striped
screen. Have tried to run Fix-It Utilities hardware test, and although it
starts to go through the test, inevitably to crashes to the aforementioned
striped screen. I guess it may be my video card (geforce GTS 2 pro), however
I am concerned it may be a hard drive problem or my CPU overheating (Athlon
AMD 1600 - that runs at 2000).

Any chance of a theory.
Over clocking the CPU, if that is what you mean by AMD 1600 that runs
at 2000, also over clocks the video card. Before going further, I
would set the system back to manufacturer's specifications and see if
the problem resolves itself. However, the problem may continue if
hardware damage has occurred.

Warren
 
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DL

Overclocked? - clock it down
Ensure you have latest drivers for video card, from manu.site
There are a number of freeware utilities to monitor temp.
David
 
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Scott Chambers (TOTEM)

if damage has occurred - then presume a new graphics card would be required?
 
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Warren Young

if damage has occurred - then presume a new graphics card would be required?
If the problem continues after removing the over clock, then I would
assume that the graphics card may be damaged. If you have a known good
one in another system, you could test with it after setting the system
back to specs.

Warren
 

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