Graphic Card failure? +Pics!!
Am running on windows 7 Ultimate,4GB RAM,Nvidia 9800 GT,driver is up to date,directX is also up to date,here are some screenshots i took to make things clear

[img]http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/BBOYSPIKEY/N10.jpg[/img]

Aero Theme isn't working anymore

[img]http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/BBOYSPIKEY/N9.jpg[/img]

I tried to access Nvidia Control Panel but this is what i got...

[img]http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/BBOYSPIKEY/N-1.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/BBOYSPIKEY/N2.jpg[/img]

This is what i found through the device manager..

[img]http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/BBOYSPIKEY/N3.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/BBOYSPIKEY/N4.jpg[/img]

This is the error i get when i try to play Devil May Cry 4 with DX9

[img]http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/BBOYSPIKEY/N5.jpg[/img]

This is the error i get when i try to play Devil May Cry 4 with DX10

[img]http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/BBOYSPIKEY/N6.jpg[/img]

Another error when i try to play Cultris...

[img]http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/BBOYSPIKEY/N7.jpg[/img]

Error when i try to play an online game called S4 League

[img]http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/BBOYSPIKEY/N8.jpg[/img]


My graphic card is up to date so is direct X so what's the real problem here? /confused.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':confused:' />
i appreciate any help i could get.
Am running on windows 7 Ultimate,4GB RAM,Nvidia 9800 GT,driver is up to date,directX is also up to date,here are some screenshots i took to make things clear



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Aero Theme isn't working anymore



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I tried to access Nvidia Control Panel but this is what i got...



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This is what i found through the device manager..



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This is the error i get when i try to play Devil May Cry 4 with DX9



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This is the error i get when i try to play Devil May Cry 4 with DX10



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Another error when i try to play Cultris...



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Error when i try to play an online game called S4 League



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My graphic card is up to date so is direct X so what's the real problem here? /confused.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':confused:' />

i appreciate any help i could get.

#1
Posted 06/20/2010 03:48 PM   
Ok, firstly, never update your drivers through windows, it sucks and will always say you have the best installed, even when you dont. Always check the company website for whatever hardware it is you are looking to update. The Nvidia website says the newest drivers for your card are in fact the recently released 257.21 drivers, found [url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-32bit-257.21-whql-driver.html"]here[/url].

Uninstall all current display drivers, then install these new drivers, and see if you get the same errors.
Ok, firstly, never update your drivers through windows, it sucks and will always say you have the best installed, even when you dont. Always check the company website for whatever hardware it is you are looking to update. The Nvidia website says the newest drivers for your card are in fact the recently released 257.21 drivers, found here.



Uninstall all current display drivers, then install these new drivers, and see if you get the same errors.

#2
Posted 06/20/2010 04:37 PM   
try re-installing driver

use the driver install guide in the Graphic driver section
try re-installing driver



use the driver install guide in the Graphic driver section



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#3
Posted 06/20/2010 04:38 PM   
Code 43: Either your drivers are wack, or your card is dead.

First go to Nvidia and download either 197.13, 197.45, 257.15, or 257.21 (all work with my 9800's 8600, 7800, and 6800)

I would boot into safe mode and uninstall the Nvidia display drivers.
Then reboot into windows (internet unplugged)
Windows will still attempt to install a driver.
At this point you can install one of the above listed drivers.

Let us know if this fixes your problem. If after a successfull driver install, if you are still throwing Code 43, see if you can install the card in another system already using an Nvidia GPU. (not an option for everyone I know) If it triggers a code 43 in another system, the card is dead, RMA it if it is in warranty.

Good luck
Code 43: Either your drivers are wack, or your card is dead.



First go to Nvidia and download either 197.13, 197.45, 257.15, or 257.21 (all work with my 9800's 8600, 7800, and 6800)



I would boot into safe mode and uninstall the Nvidia display drivers.

Then reboot into windows (internet unplugged)

Windows will still attempt to install a driver.

At this point you can install one of the above listed drivers.



Let us know if this fixes your problem. If after a successfull driver install, if you are still throwing Code 43, see if you can install the card in another system already using an Nvidia GPU. (not an option for everyone I know) If it triggers a code 43 in another system, the card is dead, RMA it if it is in warranty.



Good luck

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#4
Posted 06/20/2010 04:55 PM   
Thank you all for the reply's but unfortunately the suggested solution did not work,here's what i did,i followed this guide to make a clean uninstall and then install the driver i downloaded *Mind that my Win 7 is 64bit so i had to download the other version then Serraph suggested....but if am wrong of what i did please do tell me P= *

[url="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=169555&hl=guide"]http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...55&hl=guide[/url]

a few notes that i stopped my anti virus and windows defender and also windows updates i also made sure to unplug the connection wire so there's no way it will connect.

There is a weird thing happened while processing in the last steps of that guide which are:

[quote]Now before you do ANYTHING else, read these next steps until your are instructed to re-boot your pc.

1) You are going to reboot your pc in safe mode (press F8 as your computer boots up)(DON"T DO THIS NOW)
2) When options come up for safe mode, choose the first option on the list that only says "Safe Mode"

*Note* Windows will install a generic VGA driver once you boot. That is totally fine and will not affect your install. There is no need to remove it.

Once your computer has booted and you now in windows safe mode

3) Open up Driver Sweeper application.
4) Put check marks in the boxes next to the following items
- NVIDIA Display
- NVIDIA PhysX
5) Click the Analyze button
Once the program is done analyzing you should see a list of items with check marks next to all of them. If for some reason all the items do not have checkmarks, you can click the * button, then select and then all.

6) Now click the clean button
7) Once that has completed. Close the application and reboot your machine as normal.[/quote]

After rebooting and going into safe mode i noticed a pop up down there on the bottom right of the screen says something like Nvidia 9800 GT driver installation is successful! am not sure but that's what i remember!
Shouldn't it install a generic VGA? the standard one instead of the Nividia 9800 GT one??
Thank you all for the reply's but unfortunately the suggested solution did not work,here's what i did,i followed this guide to make a clean uninstall and then install the driver i downloaded *Mind that my Win 7 is 64bit so i had to download the other version then Serraph suggested....but if am wrong of what i did please do tell me P= *



http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...55&hl=guide



a few notes that i stopped my anti virus and windows defender and also windows updates i also made sure to unplug the connection wire so there's no way it will connect.



There is a weird thing happened while processing in the last steps of that guide which are:



Now before you do ANYTHING else, read these next steps until your are instructed to re-boot your pc.



1) You are going to reboot your pc in safe mode (press F8 as your computer boots up)(DON"T DO THIS NOW)

2) When options come up for safe mode, choose the first option on the list that only says "Safe Mode"



*Note* Windows will install a generic VGA driver once you boot. That is totally fine and will not affect your install. There is no need to remove it.



Once your computer has booted and you now in windows safe mode



3) Open up Driver Sweeper application.

4) Put check marks in the boxes next to the following items

- NVIDIA Display

- NVIDIA PhysX

5) Click the Analyze button

Once the program is done analyzing you should see a list of items with check marks next to all of them. If for some reason all the items do not have checkmarks, you can click the * button, then select and then all.



6) Now click the clean button

7) Once that has completed. Close the application and reboot your machine as normal.




After rebooting and going into safe mode i noticed a pop up down there on the bottom right of the screen says something like Nvidia 9800 GT driver installation is successful! am not sure but that's what i remember!

Shouldn't it install a generic VGA? the standard one instead of the Nividia 9800 GT one??

#5
Posted 06/20/2010 06:13 PM   
[quote name='Spikey2ouf' post='1076487' date='Jun 20 2010, 07:13 PM']Thank you all for the reply's but unfortunately the suggested solution did not work,here's what i did,i followed this guide to make a clean uninstall and then install the driver i downloaded *Mind that my Win 7 is 64bit so i had to download the other version then Serraph suggested....but if am wrong of what i did please do tell me P= *

[url="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=169555&hl=guide"]http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...55&hl=guide[/url]

a few notes that i stopped my anti virus and windows defender and also windows updates i also made sure to unplug the connection wire so there's no way it will connect.

There is a weird thing happened while processing in the last steps of that guide which are:



After rebooting and going into safe mode i noticed a pop up down there on the bottom right of the screen says something like Nvidia 9800 GT driver installation is successful! am not sure but that's what i remember!
Shouldn't it install a generic VGA? the standard one instead of the Nividia 9800 GT one??[/quote]

Try this, Download driver sweeper or equivalent install it reboot into safe mode and uninstall the drivers, run driver sweeper ins afe mode after you have uninstalled the driver, chose to remove all the display driver files so that there is nothing left and then reboot your system and download the drivers from the nvidia website.
[quote name='Spikey2ouf' post='1076487' date='Jun 20 2010, 07:13 PM']Thank you all for the reply's but unfortunately the suggested solution did not work,here's what i did,i followed this guide to make a clean uninstall and then install the driver i downloaded *Mind that my Win 7 is 64bit so i had to download the other version then Serraph suggested....but if am wrong of what i did please do tell me P= *



http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...55&hl=guide



a few notes that i stopped my anti virus and windows defender and also windows updates i also made sure to unplug the connection wire so there's no way it will connect.



There is a weird thing happened while processing in the last steps of that guide which are:







After rebooting and going into safe mode i noticed a pop up down there on the bottom right of the screen says something like Nvidia 9800 GT driver installation is successful! am not sure but that's what i remember!

Shouldn't it install a generic VGA? the standard one instead of the Nividia 9800 GT one??



Try this, Download driver sweeper or equivalent install it reboot into safe mode and uninstall the drivers, run driver sweeper ins afe mode after you have uninstalled the driver, chose to remove all the display driver files so that there is nothing left and then reboot your system and download the drivers from the nvidia website.

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#6
Posted 06/20/2010 06:52 PM   
[quote name='carvedeye' post='1076497' date='Jun 20 2010, 10:52 PM']Try this, Download driver sweeper or equivalent install it reboot into safe mode and uninstall the drivers, run driver sweeper ins afe mode after you have uninstalled the driver, chose to remove all the display driver files so that there is nothing left and then reboot your system and download the drivers from the nvidia website.[/quote]

i just tried what u said but it did not work,in fact....right now it won't let me even install the driver no more o_O

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[quote name='carvedeye' post='1076497' date='Jun 20 2010, 10:52 PM']Try this, Download driver sweeper or equivalent install it reboot into safe mode and uninstall the drivers, run driver sweeper ins afe mode after you have uninstalled the driver, chose to remove all the display driver files so that there is nothing left and then reboot your system and download the drivers from the nvidia website.



i just tried what u said but it did not work,in fact....right now it won't let me even install the driver no more o_O



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#7
Posted 06/20/2010 07:23 PM   
Have you tried Ccleaner as well?

Sometimes, it works best to download the latest drivers, then load safe mode and do the following:
uninstall all the nvidia graphics drivers (wants to reboot)
(back into safe mode)
use CCleaner to get rid of any remaining registery entries (it asks if you want to save the registery - I advise you do)
Then use Driver sweeper to uninstall any remaining Nvidia graphics (and PhysX) driver bits (wants to reboot)

Then, back into safe mode and install the new graphics drivers.

it works (for me at least) doing it that way
Have you tried Ccleaner as well?



Sometimes, it works best to download the latest drivers, then load safe mode and do the following:

uninstall all the nvidia graphics drivers (wants to reboot)

(back into safe mode)

use CCleaner to get rid of any remaining registery entries (it asks if you want to save the registery - I advise you do)

Then use Driver sweeper to uninstall any remaining Nvidia graphics (and PhysX) driver bits (wants to reboot)



Then, back into safe mode and install the new graphics drivers.



it works (for me at least) doing it that way

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#8
Posted 06/20/2010 07:34 PM   
Never mind guys,it appears the problem to be hardware related as i replaced my 9800 GT with a 8500 and it works perfectly fine,this means i ll have to send my 9800 GT to the repair shop,the drivers were working fine and nothing wrong with them.

Thank you all for your help.
Never mind guys,it appears the problem to be hardware related as i replaced my 9800 GT with a 8500 and it works perfectly fine,this means i ll have to send my 9800 GT to the repair shop,the drivers were working fine and nothing wrong with them.



Thank you all for your help.

#9
Posted 06/27/2010 11:55 AM   
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