Quick Description: When I boot my system, from the "Gigabyte" loading screen, through to the post, up to the little Windows green loading bar It looks fuzzy, blue lines, the fonts on top of each other, etc. After seeing just the green loading bar at the bottom for 5-10 seconds, the screen just goes black and stays that way.
Details and attempts:: I can boot in safe mode, any safe modes work. I tried system check for errors, virus scans, the usual stuff gives me nothing when i go to reboot out of safe mode, it doesn't go past the black screen of death.
After looking over the internet and dicking with my computer, i went into device manager, and disabled my video card (Nvidia 8800GT 512MB), when I restarted my comp (normal mode) it worked, except it was running off of onboard video obviously. When I went to enable the video card, and reboot (into normal mode) for that change to take effect, I again get the black screen. I repeated this cycle, going back into safe mode, updating video drivers from nvidia, deleting old ones, even installing drivers from the disc that came with the card. Nothing.
All this leads me to believe my video card is done. I have taken it out, cleaned it, put it back in, still same issues.
Could anyone confirm if my hypothesis is right or could be right? Just looking for some extra input, I don't really know that much about troubleshooting my computer to this extent. It is a homebuilt system I built about a year ago.
^ I think you might be right that the graphics card might have died...most probably any dead capacitor or something...
But do wait for responses from others too...
And what PSU are you using ? Did you try the card in any other system ?