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I got the following problem. I got a Latitud c840 with a geforce 4 440 go with 64 MB: I after formating my laptop i was installing the news drivers from dell they suggest me to update the bios drves to version a06 for better performance, after do that the screen have some ascii character randomly at boot screen. In windows I got some blue, white dot all over the screen. What should I do??. My oldbios version was v.4.17.00.55.B4. Icant find then on dell web page. They only got version v.4.17.00.55.B1/B2 and v.4.17.00.55.C1/C2. Any help???....

PD: I found this on the DELL forums

Dell forums topic about this problem

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Why don't you call them again with the problem? The new Bios shouldn't be a problem for your laptop. The only thing I could imagine going wrong is that you particular screen is not supported by the new Bios, but that's rather unlikely. You can find which screen you have with the Nerd tool available on this page...

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If the Latitude BIOS is like the Inspiron one, the video BIOS is included in the system BIOS.

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Nope, the Video Bios is separate (at least partly) - there is a separate download. Inspiron 8200 and Latitude C840 are exactly the same machine except for the Bios.

But what's you system Bios khepr? Did you update to A13 already?

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yeap I got the A13 bios and after that I udgrade my video card bios to version A06 v.4.17.00.55.C1/C2 my video card bios was v.4.17.00.55.B4. I connected a ctr monitorto my laptop and I still got those strage ASCII character allover screen during boot and colored dots in windows... I need to fix my laptop. any idea? I getting mad about this... :) :) :P :( :(

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I updated the BIOS on my GF440go back in the day and never had problems, also flashed my laptop to the A13 C840, and still didn't have problems. (the Latitude C840 A13 BIOS is the best BIOS for the C840, I8200, and M50)

Try re-flashing the BIOS on the card with Dell's latest BIOS on their site. (and make sure you have the A13 C840 BIOS)

And Larry the BIOS for the GF440 go is separate from the system BIOS on these laptops. the GF2go BIOS is what is included in the system BIOS. (some versions)

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I have re-flashed the video card bios like 10 times. I have unplugged the battery and turn it on again with no results. I would like to find theriginal bios that my video card used to have... :) :) :P :( :( :P :) :P :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :poster_oops:

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http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...=1&fileid=64503

That is the older one, I forget if that was what mine came with or not.

http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/index.php?showtopic=6278

That topic has all the BIOSes for it that have been uploaded on the net, (good luck finding them anywhere else) considering your card is already broke, it might not hurt to try different ones out. Getting an older one than that is probably not possible if it is not listed in that topic.

You could also try the ones that are newer than dells if you can get ahold of those other guys, they might not work though, considering other GF4 gos are very different, like the pic in that topic on the bottem of the page shows a GF440 go that is very different from the one that the I8200 and C840 and other Dell laptops have.

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On windows my scrren look like this IMG46.jpg and windows did not recognize my video card. Do you think that my video card is broke?... I have tried A06NV17.exe and A04NV17.exe from dell with no luck. I havebeenlooking for my older bios with no luck. I gonna take a picture ofmyvideo card and post it. :)

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The only thing I can think of might be to reinstall the chipset driver again. Maybe something isn't working right there. If that doesn't help, you might be right - it could be a hardware failure. That snow on the screen definitely is not a good sign.

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If you are getting characters all over the screen during boot time, it's either a BIOS problem or a hardware failure. Since you've tried reinstalling the BIOS, I think you need to have someone take a look at the hardware.

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