I get a blue screen that states "Attempt to reset the displayt driver and recover from timeout failed." The driver appears to be nvlddmkm.sys with the following technical information " Address 830f0326 base at 83012000. DateStamp 4c379162."
However, when I use safe mode (and others) I get a black screen so I have no way of doing any trouble shooting. What should I do to get around this blank screen?
remove the memory stick and leave only one in try to boot do that test with all your memory stick you could also try to test your hdd with the drive maker could be a badf sector where the nvidia driver are,if your system dont start try the hdd test on another computer
Yes, so try every other suggestion first, i didn't think of the possibility's the other guys mentioned.
If you have an on board video just take out the gpu and see if it starts up. ( maybe you have to switch the on board video on at your bios settings, probably not )
If everything fails you can maybe try to save your files by putting your hd in a friends pc and copy all your docs ?
Okay... your speaking to someone who does not fully understand your comments. What is an on board video... I assume this is some type of connection I'm able to connect my monitor to that is not the video card?
What does take out my gpu mean... do you mean remove the video cards from the computer and hook the monitor up to some other connection?
I assume I can go into my settings (F2 or F8 or F12??) and change the bios (to what?)... but i've never done this before. Any more help would be appreciated.
I wish I could upload a picture to show you the back of my computer. It appears I have another way to connect an external device that is addition to the two (2) videos cards installed in my computer (4 monitors). It looks like a 26 pin male connector, which I'm unfamiliar with, but could probable find at radio shack tomorrow. This pin is on the same card I plug my speakers into so it must be associated with that. I also have what appears to be a TV tuner card that has a slot for s-video.
When I called Dell they told me it was a bad video card, which I installed and did not solve the issue. I reinstalled the old video card, which produces a poor quality image in hopes that I could uninstall the driver and reinstall a driver, but I continue to get a recurring blue screen no matter what i do. Appreciate your continued assistance.
There is a way to upload pictures only i don't know how. Anyone else can explain ?
And that's a lot of cards and monitors you're running there, i'm afraid i do not know much about that stuff. Maybe it's smart to get as many cards as possible out of the system and start with only the video card you wanne use and than if it works ok add the others one by one and see where the problems start.