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MS Word 2000 causes monitor to freak out.

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by CellarDweller, Jan 13, 2003.

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  1. CellarDweller

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    (Using Windows 98se..... This problem has just started occuring in the past few days, and has never happened before.)

    A few days ago I changed my screen resolution from 1024x768 to 800x600 for a few minutes while I tested a web page. After putting it back to 1024x768, ever since then Word 2000 (Premium) has been acting up. Usually after having done some copy/pasting within a document, my screen colors go weird, as seen in this screenshot: http://www.cbiweb.com/images/badscreen.png .

    This affects everything. After closing Word, my desktop is screwed up the same way, and anything else I open is just as bad. Rebooting clears it up, but even the Windows shut down screen is screwed up. So whatever's happening, it affects my entire monitor. But it only happens when using Word as described above. I'd sure like a clue as to what's causing this to happen.

    Troubleshooting I've already done:

    First of all, there were no changes to the system when this problem started. I did not install or uninstall anything.

    - Scanned for viruses/trojans/etc.
    - Ran AdAware to check for spyware/adware/malware; none found.
    - Ran scandisk with DOS, defragged with Windows defrag (DOS wouldn't let me do it :confused: ).
    - Reinstalled Word.

    PLEASE NOTE: You'll see a reference to BearShare in the screenshot, but as I stated above there is no spyware/adware/malware on my computer.


    Here's my startup log:

    1. HKLM Run - Registry

    [RegPath]
    "StartUp"


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "ScanRegistry"="C:\\WINDOWS\\scanregw.exe /autorun"
    "SystemTray"="SysTray.Exe"
    "POINTER"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft IntelliPoint 4.0\\Mouse\\SETUP\\MSH\\Mouse\\point32.exe"
    "Say the Time"="C:\\Program Files\\Say the Time\\SayTime.exe"
    "InCD"="C:\\Program Files\\ahead\\InCD\\InCD.exe"
    "1A:Stardock TrayMonitor"=""
    "LoadQM"="loadqm.exe"
    "Vet Alert"="C:\\WINDOWS\\System\\VetMsg9x.exe"
    "VetTray"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\COMPUT~1\\ETRUST~1\\ETRUST~1\\VETTRAY.EXE"
    "Vet Start Up"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\COMPUT~1\\ETRUST~1\\ETRUST~1\\VET32.EXE /PROGRESSIVE"
    "Realtime Monitor"="\"C:\\Program Files\\CA\\eTrust EZ Armor\\eTrust EZ Antivirus\\realmon.exe\""
    "TkBellExe"="C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Real\\Update_OB\\realsched.exe -osboot"
    "QuickTime Task"="\"C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\QTTASK.EXE\" -atboottime"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MSFS]
    "Installed"="1"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MAPI]
    "NoChange"="1"
    "Installed"="1"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\IMAIL]
    "Installed"="1"


    ==========================================================================
    __________________________________________________________________________

    2. HKCU Run - Registry

    [RegPath]
    "StartUp"


    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]


    ==========================================================================
    __________________________________________________________________________

    3. HKLM RunOnce - Registry

    [RegPath]
    "StartUp"


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]


    ==========================================================================
    __________________________________________________________________________

    4. HKCU RunOnce - Registry

    [RegPath]
    "StartUp"


    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]


    ==========================================================================
    __________________________________________________________________________

    5. HKLM RunServices - Registry

    [RegPath]
    "StartUp"


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices]
    "PersFw"="C:\\Program Files\\Tiny Personal Firewall\\persfw.exe"
    "1A:Stardock TrayMonitor"=""
    "InoTask"="C:\\Program Files\\CA\\eTrust EZ Armor\\eTrust EZ Antivirus\\InoTask.exe"
    "InoRT"="C:\\Program Files\\CA\\eTrust EZ Armor\\eTrust EZ Antivirus\\InoRT9x.exe"


    ==========================================================================
    __________________________________________________________________________

    6. HKLM RunServicesOnce - Registry

    [RegPath]
    "StartUp"


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce]


    ==========================================================================
    __________________________________________________________________________

    7. WIN.INI File - (c:\windows\win.ini)

    Your win.ini run/load lines should look like run= and load= exclusively.
    There should be nothing to the right of the equal signs.


    These are the run and load lines in your WIN.INI file

    run=

    load=

    ==========================================================================
    __________________________________________________________________________

    8. SYSTEM.INI File - (c:\windows\system.ini)

    Your system.ini shell line should look like shell=Explorer.exe exclusively.
    You should only see Explorer.exe following the equal sign.


    This is the shell line in your SYSTEM.INI file

    shell=Explorer.exe

    ==========================================================================
    __________________________________________________________________________

    9. AUTOEXEC.BAT File - (c:\autoexec.bat)

    (Some trojans have been known to start from this file)


    These are your program startups and set paths in your autoexec.bat file

    SET AVENGINE=C:\PROGRA~1\CA\ETRUST~1\SCANEN~1
    PATH=C:\PROGRA~1\CA\ETRUST~1\SCANEN~1;C:\PROGRA~1\CA\ETRUST~1\ETRUST~1
    SET INOCULAN=C:\PROGRA~1\CA\ETRUST~1\ETRUST~1

    ==========================================================================
    __________________________________________________________________________

    10. StartUp Folder - (c:\windows\start menu\programs\startup)

    Shortcuts to any program will automatically start when placed here.


    These are the shortcuts located in your StartUp folder

    *(No start-ups found)*

    ==========================================================================
    __________________________________________________________________________

    11. All Users Folder - (c:\windows\all users\start menu\programs\startup)

    Shortcuts to any program will automatically start when placed here.


    These are the shortcuts located in your All Users StartUp folder


    *(No start-ups found)*

    ==========================================================================
    __________________________________________________________________________

    12. Miscellaneous StartUp Configurations

    -============================-
    Registry StartUp Directories
    -============================-

    Should show the Start Menu StartUp and All Users StartUp directories

    .....................................................................

    [1] HKCU - Shell Folders

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

    "Startup"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Start Menu\\Programs\\StartUp"

    .....................................................................

    [2] HKCU - User Shell Folders

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders


    .....................................................................

    [3] HKLM - Shell Folders

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Folders

    "Common Startup"="C:\\WINDOWS\\All Users\\Start Menu\\Programs\\StartUp"

    .....................................................................

    [4] HKLM - User Shell Folders

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\User Shell Folders


    .....................................................................

    -=======================-
    Registry Shell Spawning
    -=======================-

    Open Commands for Executable File Types

    @="\"%1\" %*"
    (.exe file - RegPath = HKCR\exefile\shell\open\command)

    @="\"%1\" %*"
    (.com file - RegPath = HKCR\comfile\shell\open\command)

    @="\"%1\" /S"
    (.scr file - RegPath = HKCR\scrfile\shell\open\command)

    @="\"%1\" %*"
    (.bat file - RegPath = HKCR\batfile\shell\open\command)

    @="\"%1\" %*"
    (.pif file - RegPath = HKCR\piffile\shell\open\command)

    @="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\MSHTA.EXE \"%1\" %*"
    (.hta file - RegPath = HKCR\htafile\shell\open\command)

    -=========================-
    HKLM RunOnceEx - Registry
    -=========================-


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx]


    -=========================-
    HKU (.Default) Run - Registry
    -=========================-


    [HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]


    -==============================-
    HKU (.Default) RunOnce - Registry
    -==============================-


    [HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]


    -================================-
    StubPaths - Registry (Partial Listing)
    -================================-

    (Please see the StubPath.txt on your desktop for complete listing)

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components


    "RealStubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\IE4UINIT.EXE"
    "StubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\msnmgsr1.exe"
    "StubPath"=""
    "StubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\COMMAND\\sulfnbk.exe /L"
    "OldStubPath"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Outlook Express\\setup50.exe\" /APP:OE /CALLER:WIN9X /user /install"
    "RealStubPath"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Outlook Express\\setup50.exe\" /APP:OE /CALLER:IE50 /user /install"
    "OldStubPath"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Outlook Express\\setup50.exe\" /APP:WAB /CALLER:WIN9X /user /install"
    "RealStubPath"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Outlook Express\\setup50.exe\" /APP:WAB /CALLER:IE50 /user /install"
    "StubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\updcrl.exe -e -u C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\verisignpub1.crl"

    -=================-
    WININIT.BAK File - (c:\windows\wininit.bak)
    (name) (type) (size)(modified)(time)
    wininit bak 753 01-10-03 10:48p
    -=================-

    [rename]
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\_ISTMP3.DIR\_INS5576._MP
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\_ISTMP3.DIR\ZDATAI51.DLL
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\_ISTMP3.DIR\_WUTL951.DLL
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\_ISTMP3.DIR\_ISTMP0.DIR\CORECOMP.INI
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\_ISTMP3.DIR\_ISTMP0.DIR\CTL3D32.DLL
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\_ISTMP3.DIR\_ISTMP0.DIR\AD041D.DLL
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\_ISTMP3.DIR\_ISTMP0.DIR\ISUNINST.EXE
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\_ISTMP3.DIR\_ISTMP0.DIR\LICENSE.TXT
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\_ISTMP3.DIR\_ISTMP0.DIR\VSSVER.SCC
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\_ISTMP3.DIR\_ISTMP0.DIR\VALUE.SHL
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\_ISTMP3.DIR\_ISTMP0.DIR\AD03F9.DLL
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PFTD2F~1\SETUP.EXE
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PFTD2F~1\_ISDEL.EXE
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PFTD2F~1\_SETUP.DLL
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PFTD2F~1
    -=====================-
    Screen Saver Settings (Possible system.ini start-up)
    -=====================-


    ==========================================================================
    __________________________________________________________________________

    - Supplemental Environment Information -

    TMP=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
    TEMP=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
    winbootdir=C:\WINDOWS
    COMSPEC=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM
    AVENGINE=C:\PROGRA~1\CA\ETRUST~1\SCANEN~1
    PATH=C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND;C:\PROGRA~1\CA\ETRUST~1\SCANEN~1;C:\PROGRA~1\CA\ETRUST~1\ETRUST~1
    INOCULAN=C:\PROGRA~1\CA\ETRUST~1\ETRUST~1
    windir=C:\WINDOWS

    File - c:\Boot.ini
    File - c:\windows\Wininit.bak
    File - c:\windows\deletefi.ini

    ==========================================================================
    __________________________________________________________________________

    - End -
     
  2. NotRite²

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    Just one suggestion here. Drop adaware, unless you have the new 6.0 version of it as the 5.83 version is old and not updated. I would strong suggest getting SpyBot SD. You can get it from the link below. Download it, install it, then click the "online" option from the left of the window and then "look for updates". Get the updates, close your browser window and then run it.


    http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/index.html


    Good Luck
     
  3. CellarDweller

    CellarDweller Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the advice, NotRite. I checked my AdAware version, and it is 5.83. I'll check out SpyBot.

    I'm quite certain, however, that spyware's not the problem. So far, it's only when using Word - and only if I'm copying/pasting, that it occurs.
     
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    I'm thinking reformat/reinstall? Would it be that serious?
     
  6. CellarDweller

    CellarDweller Thread Starter

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    You mean to tell me I've actually stumped TSG!?!? I cannot believe it! That's gotta be a first.


    Note to Mods: Is there any way to lock this post on the first page
    so it doesn't get pushed to page 5 again? I really need help with
    this, and I'd like it to remain visible. Pretty please? :D
     
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  8. Miz

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    I had the same problem. I have no idea why it only started with Word usage but when I reinstalled the video drivers the problem went away. Might have been coincidence but it's worth a shot.

    Good luck.
     
  9. CellarDweller

    CellarDweller Thread Starter

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    hmmm... I've reinstalled video drivers and other things. But...

    Since my original post I wiped my system clean and installed XP only. The problem still occurs. Am I looking at replacing the video card itself? It's weird because this doesn't happen with any other app or program, and never happens with any other type of computer usage. Only when using Word. Very strange.
     
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    Yep. I've reinstalled all the video drivers, too. I'm afraid I'm looking at replacing the video card itself. :(
     
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