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lines across monitor then shuts down

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Elky83, Dec 21, 2012.

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  1. Elky83

    Elky83 Thread Starter

    Dec 21, 2012
    When I open up in regular mode, as it is setting up I get hundreds of small lines across the monitor. They are thin lines like on notebook paper but very close together. Then within a few minn. the computer restarts. My operating system is windows vista.
    When I restart it in safe mode I don't get the lines and it works fine except for the programs that don't start up like sound and some of the programs I try to use.
    Has anyone here had this problem and found the fix?

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, x64 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 2045 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE, 128 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 147769 MB, Free - 68871 MB;
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0WG864
    Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

  2. dai


    Mar 6, 2003
    reinstall the video drivers

    in the device manager uninstall the video card
    reboot tapping f8 and choose low resolution mode
    when windows finishes rebooting
    disable a/virus
    install your drivers
    reboot the computer

    if this does not fix then it is likely the power supply is no longer supplying sufficient power

    what power supply


    does the bios list the voltages dell usually does not
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