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Faulty Display

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bri C, Dec 6, 2006.

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  1. Bri C

    Bri C Thread Starter

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    Windows XP - My display has formed vertical lines and the letters are randomly incorrect - XP will start up and then shut down on it`s own. It will remain on in safe mode but display is faulty. I have reinstalled windows but it is still faulty.

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  2. immortal_creatio

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    check your video card drivers. Also try another video card in it's place
     
  3. Bri C

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    Thank you immortal,

    the only way comp stays on is in safe mode which does not install the drivers and confrims that. However the problem still exists in safe mode so i have eleminated the graphics card or drivers
     
  4. paul_doo

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    Also reset your ram.
     
  5. immortal_creatio

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    I'd do the following.
    Check your refresh rate specs for the monitor. Check your model for the monitor on the web and then check your video settings in windows. set it to the lowest setting and see if that fixes the problem. If it does, keep upping the refresh rate until it does it.
    Do you have high powered speakers near your monitor? interferience could be the problem.
    if not, it could very well be the monitor is dieing. Try connecting another monitor to it (if you have one)
     
  6. Triple6

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    You probably have a faulty video card, or maybe a failing power supply. If you can try another video card, or try another power supply.
     
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