02-05-2009 09:16 AM
I am currently facing problem with video card on my Toshiba Satellite P25-S526. On bootup a new hardware found wizard indicates that video controller (VGA compatible) is found and prompts for the driver installation. When I install driver/s downloaded from Toshiba support website or microsoft driver for GeForce FX Go5200 64 MB, it gets installed. Upon restart, windows boot up screen comes and after the windows XP logo disappears, the screen goes blank. To restart the machine, I have to use the option F8 and reverting to the last known configuration that worked. After that, as expected, the driver installed is removed and the wizard again prompts to install the driver. Even without restarting I have successfully installed the driver but when I try changing resolution or any other parameter, the screen goes blank and I have to repeat the procedure (F8) to start it again.
I suspect video card failure. In that case, I would like to know whether I can replace the card. I know that it is not integrated and has 64 MB of external DDR RAM.
Any kind of help would be highly appreciated.
02-05-2009 09:42 AM
02-05-2009 12:59 PM
Thanks for your response. I think you may be right. When I looked at the specification, it said "NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX Go5200 graphics controller; 64MB DDR external video memory" . So, it looks like the controller is integrated and supported with 64MB of external memory. Thanks for clearing the doubt. I would try with the factory default option. Actually, I had installed Windows XP Professional later once this video problem surfaced. At that time, the system was on a pre-installed Windows XP Home. But, here, a question arises. This video problem was faced on the original factory installed settings. Now it continues on a newer installation. What is the probability that this problem would be solved after reverting back. In principle, I should have the freedom to install what I want, rather than stuck up with whatever was provided in the first place....
02-06-2009 09:49 AM
02-06-2009 09:59 AM
Thanks for the suggestion. It is indeed helpful and brings more clarity in the OEMs' approaches. I usually build my own system. So, don't have much idea about the prebuilt systems. Thank you very much once again. I would try what you suggested...
03-01-2009 12:26 PM
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