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Computer Crash with wavy blue and yellow lines on screen

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Dingnut, Dec 2, 2010.

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  1. Dingnut

    Dingnut Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,

    My Dell computer running Vista keeps crashing and starting back up with these wierd wavy blue and yellow lines across the whole screen. The screen resolution also reverts back to 800x600 and only 3 other resolution options even remain. Usually I'll reinstall the video card drivers and the problem goes away, for a bit. I even reformatted the computer thinking it was a virus and the same problem reoccured. My problem seems very similiar to these posts here:
    http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/941740-weird-wavy-blue-lines-startup.html

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic245362.html

    According to those posts the answer seems to be my video card crapping out, if this is the case I'll have to get a new one but if you think there might be any other answer, please let me know.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Megabite

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    Try Tapping F8 on startup and choose safemode and see if the wired lines persist
     
  3. Dingnut

    Dingnut Thread Starter

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    I did, and they do persist even in safe mode.
     
  4. Megabite

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    It points to the video card....I assume you have tried another monitor
     
  5. Dingnut

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    Yeah I tried it with another monitor as well, it definitely sounds like my video card.
     
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