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After reformatting computer,Monitor being strange!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sharky, May 25, 2005.

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  1. sharky

    sharky Thread Starter

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    i did a reformat of my computer.

    since the last time i reformatted about 6 months ago, i changed my monitor(to one that was manufactured in 1996). i had no problems.

    after i finished doing a reformat today(im on a different computer now),the monitor shows multiple WIndows Xp desktops,like 5-15! all kind of scratchy so i can barely make out the screens.


    i booted into safe mode,there is no problem, a normal WINDOWS XP desktop appears. i did a "add harware" search in safe mode, came back negative.
     
  2. brite750

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    the safe mode thing could be a clue, and indicate a driver problem, if you have a video card try uninstalling it completely and reinstalling. Go to device manager in safe mode and remove video driver, shut down and reboot see if you can get into windows then.
     
  3. sharky

    sharky Thread Starter

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    bingo!

    went into safe mode,removed drivers from my insatlled video card,rebooting and problem went away

    thanks a mil
     
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