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Graphics card causing Windows Profile probs

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 14, 2011 1:48:44 PM

Hi all,

Just recently bought an AGP Radeon 9250 to shore up my old machine. First time I installed, PC booted up fine, and I noticed an improvement in graphics generally, and through a benchmark test.

When I started my PC up again though, it gets to the windows profile screen, and gives me a bunch of messages saying that the windows profile cant be loaded, lack of system resources, etc, then just hangs at that screen forever.

I really can't understand how it worked once, and now not, so I'm totally stumped. Any ideas?


a c 170 U Graphics card
April 14, 2011 3:38:26 PM

How much RAM do you have? Free hard-drive space?
April 14, 2011 4:09:16 PM

1GB of RAM, about 17GB free on my HD. Card worked the first time though, and I didn't install any new progs or change anything, then it stopped working.

Thanks for your reply.
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a c 170 U Graphics card
April 14, 2011 4:13:22 PM

Can you start in Safe Mode? If you can, go in and create a new user profile there, try that one. Your profile could have just gotten corrupt.
April 14, 2011 4:37:49 PM

Well, I'm using the same profile I always use now. When I pull the card out, and switch back to the onboard graphics, the profile works fine. I can start in safe mode, as I tried re-installing the drivers that way, would it make a difference if I created a new profile in safe mode with the new card installed?

Thanks again for your help.
a c 170 U Graphics card
April 14, 2011 6:19:53 PM

Not sure how the new card affects your profile to cause the errors, but would be a good test to try a different account. You may have a fix if not a solution.