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Did i fry my graphics/Video card?

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September 7, 2012 2:04:31 AM

Hello, I introduce you to my problem, enjoy...
I left the computer turned on, downloading a torrent, but, the power got out by a storm and when i turned it on again it booted using a resolution of 800x600 (i was using 1360x768) I didn´t care and switched the resoution back up. (I have a LCD screen)

Then again, I realized i wasn´t using Aero i tried to use it then it won´t show up like before (It only has the regular nonAero theme).

And also, that I play games that are a bit intensive for my CPU. They won´t start, they say that Ddraw.dll it has an error or not available for windows.

It also seems that DirectX is affected because I can´t run dxdiag.exe.

And I want to know what can I do to fix it, and if it is because i fried something I want to know how to open up the CPU

Help! I want my games back!

(games affected: CoD´s, Minecraft, Doom 3, Portal 2, Assasins Creed 1 & 2)

Specifications of My Computer

OS: Windows 7
RAM: 3.5
Proccesor: i3 icore 3.10 GHz
Video Card: Intel Graphics HD 3000
a c 104 U Graphics card
September 7, 2012 8:18:27 AM

Sounds like your software is corrupted. Try to reinstall gpu software or go back to previous safe settings ( can't remember how thats called in the English Windows version )
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 7, 2012 9:12:08 AM

jk47_99 said:
Do a repair fix, this will put all the windows system files back without deleting anything

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-instal...



Great link. Could have used that a couple of months ago. Had to reinstall, lost a lot of data.

I only have the recovery dvd's so i'm definitely going to make that bootable dvd.

Thanks.
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September 7, 2012 9:45:14 PM

Ill try it, it will took a while because i need to download the whole ISO since this windows came with my computer.




If anybody else has another suggestion please i would gladly take it
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September 7, 2012 9:50:07 PM

I once fried my card on my first build... smoke and everything... thats what you call fired lol
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a b U Graphics card
September 7, 2012 11:16:58 PM

Baking it will probably only work if it had been over heated, not over volted.

Its basically just a ghetto version of reballing
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 7, 2012 11:28:24 PM

I know, it was a joke.

Pretty sure it's a software problem.

I think i like the ghetto style better, didn't know there was a right way of doing that to. LoL.
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September 8, 2012 11:09:15 PM

nope it didn´t worked and now i have an unactivated version of Windows 7
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 9, 2012 12:46:31 AM

Meh. You still do have the original Win version do you ? Time for a new install . . . ? ( recovery )

And after that i'm out of ideas i'm afraid.
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September 9, 2012 1:00:37 AM

GreenDutchAlien said:
Meh. You still do have the original Win version do you ? Time for a new install . . . ? ( recovery )

And after that i'm out of ideas i'm afraid.


No, like i said it came with my computer and the key that i had in Computer>properties won´t work
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September 9, 2012 3:08:15 AM

ANSWER CLOSED my friends

emm, actually, I just needed a driver update (I´m sorry i took all of your time)

But i really aprecciate that in my first question everybody helped me

thx you guys ;) 
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September 9, 2012 3:14:06 AM

Best answer selected by pablossjui.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 9, 2012 7:03:00 AM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
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