Re: Does this sound like a Graphics card hardware error?
> Hello everyone,
> I just want to know if a graphics card is not working, would it prevent
> me logging into vista? like there isn't enough graphics to boot vista?
> is this possible?
> Also would a malfunctioning graphics card cause weird symbols in the
> BIOS, like weird vertical lines, dollar signs replacing spaces, E's
> replacing F's, A's replacing N's etc.?
> Also could a power surge possibly damage the graphics card? in terms of
> I am not asking for a fix here; i just want to know if this can
> Thank you for your time
The answer to all your questions is 'maybe'. The only way you'll know
for sure is to try another graphics card and see what happens. There are
other hardware problems that could cause these symptoms as well. I'd
suggest you take the system in to a computer shop for diagnosis and
repair, or return to manufacturer if still under warranty. There is no
easy answer to diagnosing over the internet the symptoms you describe.