Windows XP Hardware Diagnostics Question

Windows XP Hardware Diagnostics Question

Post by MightyJoe3 » Thu, 10 Jul 2008 11:12:47


I am running Windows XP Home Edition and having a problem. When I
start up the computer, the monitor screen appears pixelated. The
sequence gets as far as the Windows XP logo, then goes black.

I was able to run a Hardware Diagnostic from a CD that came with my
computer and it returned the following errors:

Video RAM Quick Test Failed
VGA graphics RAM Test Failed
SVGA graphica RAM Teat Failed

Is the problem with my video card? Do I need to replace it?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


Windows XP Hardware Diagnostics Question

Post by BigJi » Thu, 10 Jul 2008 11:18:23

try reseating the card before you replace it. If you can try a friends video
card to make sure
yours is bad.

Yes it appears that your card is bad.


Windows XP Hardware Diagnostics Question

Post by Bruce Cham » Thu, 10 Jul 2008 12:50:27

Well, that's certainly what the Hardware Diagnostics CD has told told
you. *THREE* times.


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Windows XP Hardware Diagnostics Question

Post by Elmo » Thu, 10 Jul 2008 21:43:24

You should try a hardware group where such problems are commonplace.
That said, you might see if there is removable RAM on the card. If so,
remove, then replace and see if that cleans the contacts.

Joe =o)