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Graphics glitch after DirectX update

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nessin, Jun 29, 2008.

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  1. nessin

    nessin Thread Starter

    Jun 29, 2008
    I just recently updated DirectX 9, and afterwards I had a strange problem pop up. On the left edge of my screen there is a bar maybe 1/4" wide running the width of the screen that looks like it has lines drawn through it. Makes look at that section of screen like looking through blinds in a window.

    Likewise my mouse and all my desktop icons now have a slight trail of colored lines (seem to match the icon color) extending the same distance (1/4") to the right of the icon/pointer. The problem bleeds over into other areas as well, some web pages (I haven't been able to identify any sort of common factor yet) also show graphics glitches usually in the form of a small bar, similar to the screen edge/icon problem, that shows up at the edges of boxes/sections where the color changes.

    The only thing I do know is that it is directly related to my DirectX install. Between powering up the computer before I had the problem, to rebooting after the DirectX install the only thing I did was play a single game that was already installed and working without problem previously. The DirectX installer was straight form the Microsoft DirectX site.

    I tried reinstalling DirectX and tried reinstalling my graphcis drivers (ATI Radeon 2900, which I had already had at the latest version), to no effect. How can I fix this?

    DXDiag has no errors to report either.
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    Feb 28, 2002
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