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Comp crashes to white/black with horizontal colored lines

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Wetzel267, Nov 18, 2011.

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  1. Wetzel267

    Wetzel267 Thread Starter

    Nov 18, 2011
    Hello, recently my computer has been crashing to a white or black screen with horizontal colored lines (colors are of whatever color screen i was on.) At this point i have to think this is a hardware issue and am suspecting my graphics card but want to make sure before i run out and buy another one.

    Emachines EL1200-05w
    AMD Athlon 2650
    Nvidia Gforce 6150SE
    2.7GB DDR2 Ram

  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    Sounds like the card. Overheating may be a problem. Make sure fans are turning (if any), dust is removed and vents are clear. If an add-on card, remove it from its slot and reseat it, especially if the machine has been moved.
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