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Solved HELP!!! Fuzzy white screen won't go away

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by sunflowergirl3, Oct 3, 2017.

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  1. sunflowergirl3

    sunflowergirl3 Thread Starter

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    my monitor was fine one minute and out of the blue the screen just went all fuzzy. I can barely see the words I am typing on here now. I've watched YouTube videos on my phone for advice, but they weren't very helpful. I haven't made any changes or added any programs. I tried restarting my computer a few times, but that doesn't help. Occasionally I'll see a wide red vertical line and a bunch of skinny red vertical lines that look like a UPC code. When I restart my computer, the screen has a weird black blob that grows across the screen and covers up multi colored lines. What is happening? Layman's terms please. I'm not very computer savvy.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    There are only a few possibilities: the monitor itself, the graphics card, the video cable from the graphics card to the monitor or the graphics driver. You then swap out one for a known good one (from another PC). For the graphics driver, go download from vendor's site ( ATI or Nvidia)

    If you are using a laptop, and you are talking about the built in display, then you'd have to send it in for repairs. Or you can use an external monitor and see.

    The simplest thing to try is to update the graphics driver first.
     
  3. sunflowergirl3

    sunflowergirl3 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the info. Come to find out it was the monitor. I bought a brand new one and everything is crystal clear. I had the old one for about 9 years, so I guess it lasted a good while.
     
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