Hardware prob with my video card?
I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about a problem I'm having.
I was using the PC when it hung - not particuarly unusual! However, when I tried to reboot it wouldn't come up again. After a bit of mucking about with safe mode, and stepping through the startup it did eventually boot up, although I don't believe I actually did anything to fix it.
However, when I switch the PC on now I get this situation:
1) A DOS type message appears on the screen from my video card (I have an old NVIDIA one) - this has always happened.
2) The PC goes through its normal hardware checking - but now there are lines down the screen which didn't used to be there.
3) It successfully boots into Windows 98, but the screen is completely awful - when you move the mouse, 'bits' are left behind and it's almost unreadable. As soon as you get into Windows it comes up with a message saying the video card doesn't support the mode I'm running in, and tells me I have to change it - however this is not possible.
There is nothing wrong with my monitor as I have a second PC that still works fine, and I don't think it is a problem in Windows itself as the display is dodgy as soon as I switch it on, long before Windows has booted.
Therefore it seems to me it may be a hardware problem with my graphics card - any ideas?