View Full Version : Does this ever happen to you? Help PLS!

09-11-03, 08:22 PM
I have a huge problem with the drivers for my Geforce 2 MX 400 64MB! Please help me out, I am willing to do anything to fix this annoying problem.


Pentium 4 1.6 GHz
Samsung SyncMaster 753DF 17 inches
Geforce 2 MX 400 64MB
256 DDR Ram
Windows XP Pro


I have problem with constant flashing/freezing with my desktop. I am currently using 45.23 drivers for my video card. What happens is while I am using the desktop environment my computer screen freezes for several seconds flashes quickly to black and then returns to normal. Sometimes messing up my screen and making parts of the desktop black until I restart the computer. I have this same problem with all 4X.XX drivers I have tried. With 3X.XX drivers my computer freezes the screen until I restart but this happens less frequently then with 4X.XX drivers however itís almost impossible to use the computer then because I have restart every few minutes or hours. 4X.XX drivers do not restart just do this weird freeze for about 3-4 seconds which is very annoying. The only drivers that I do not have a problem with are the default ones installed with windows xp. However these drivers work extremely badly under opengl and directx, 4X.XX & 3X.XX drivers work excellent under both opengl & directx, never freeze under opengl & directx only when Iím using the desktop/applications.

My current settings are:

Resolution: 1024 by 768 pixels
Color Quality: Highest 32 bit
Refresh Rate: 85 Hertz

Please Help Me, Thank You Very Much!

09-11-03, 08:57 PM
The only time I've ever heard of what you describe was a long time ago when I was using 98SE. Whenever I got low on memory, portions of my desktop disappear, for example icons would turn black, etc. Even though 256MB is awfully low for XP, that shouldn't happen regardless. Are you using any type of refresh rate fix?

09-11-03, 09:56 PM
using rforce, but even without it i get the same probs.

09-14-03, 12:17 AM
Just a suggestion: Try disabling ALL screen saving and power saving in bios and in windows. See if the problem goes away.

Also check your video cable is securely connected to video card and monitor, you can get some weird effects if they wobble losely.

09-14-03, 09:27 AM
Happens to me also, just open up a windows and rub it across the screen it will disapear, also i think pressing F5 works, as for me i have 512MB of ram and it does that, hasn't done it since i swaped out my GF4 mind you.