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Reset button does not work when pc all the way freezes

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March 30, 2013 6:49:57 PM

Sometimes when I play team fortress 2 the picture will freeze and the sound loops over and over very fast. No Software trick lets me get out of it. If I try to press the reset button on my pc nothing will happen for at least a minute, after that minute of waiting the pc switches off. I am worried that this is a motherboard related issue, does it really have to be?
a b V Motherboard
March 30, 2013 7:16:32 PM

could be drivers for your video card....but it could be a hardware fault as well (mob, graphics, ram, etc) try doing a clean install of drivers in safe mode. (hit f8 prior to windows splash screen)

go to device manager and uninstall the graphics card...be sure to check delete driver box then reinstall drivers and reboot and see if it fixs things. let me know if not i have more ideas.
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March 30, 2013 7:38:46 PM

atomicWAR said:
could be drivers for your video card....but it could be a hardware fault as well (mob, graphics, ram, etc) try doing a clean install of drivers in safe mode. (hit f8 prior to windows splash screen)

go to device manager and uninstall the graphics card...be sure to check delete driver box then reinstall drivers and reboot and see if it fixs things. let me know if not i have more ideas.


Hmmmmm, I did try to use my old nvidia geforce 8400 gs with my system, before I used that card this problem did not arise... I did uninstall the driver after I deemed the card was not speedy enough to my liking.

Looking at device manager I only see intel hd graphics adapter, no nvidia, so I cannot uninstall any driver bits that might possibly have been left behind if that is what is causing this. Do I need to insert the nvidia card back in?

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a b V Motherboard
March 30, 2013 7:43:21 PM

PcNooblet said:
atomicWAR said:
could be drivers for your video card....but it could be a hardware fault as well (mob, graphics, ram, etc) try doing a clean install of drivers in safe mode. (hit f8 prior to windows splash screen)

go to device manager and uninstall the graphics card...be sure to check delete driver box then reinstall drivers and reboot and see if it fixs things. let me know if not i have more ideas.


Hmmmmm, I did try to use my old nvidia geforce 8400 gs with my system, before I used that card this problem did not arise... I did uninstall the driver after I deemed the card was not speedy enough to my liking.

Looking at device manager I only see intel hd graphics adapter, no nvidia, so I cannot uninstall any driver bits that might possibly have been left behind if that is what is causing this. Do I need to insert the nvidia card back in?


honeslty i can't say but if i were you i would try that....never hurts to rule something out. its good trouble shooting. let me know if it helps.
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March 31, 2013 9:08:17 AM

Allright, some time ago I just remembered I set the integrated memory size to a gigabyte from the previous auto setting. It seems the 1 g setting made my pc freeze. I cleared the cmos and let the setting on auto and everything is now fine.
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a b V Motherboard
March 31, 2013 9:09:45 AM

hope i was of help! glad you got it running.
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