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parrelel lines on my monitor

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by ron pearce, Oct 10, 2003.

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  1. ron pearce

    ron pearce Thread Starter

    Oct 10, 2003
    I have just recently loaded windows me as my xp crashed but every time I turn on the computer the monitor goes blue and lines appear on the screen. I then turn the computer of and start again it then loads with a message at the bottom of the screen restoring windows and it starts properly, this happens every time i turn the computer on.
  2. Styxx

    Styxx Banned

    Sep 8, 2001
    Any yellow exclamation points or yellow question-marks in here?


    Boot into Safe Mode - (tap F8 twice per second during a restart; Choose option number three (3) in the Windows Startup dialog box using the arrow keys below the Delete key, and strike the Enter key; Click Ok when prompted);

    Right click My Computer; Point to Properties; Click the Device Manager tab; Click the plus sign beside CDROM; Highlight each device inside CDROM, each in turn, and click the Add/Remove button until no main CDROM entry is present.

    Repeat with each device below that, Display Adapters etc. (see exceptions below), removing all duplicate entries inside a main heading. If duplicates are present, remove all those Duplicate Entries Only, inside a main heading.

    Do Not bother Hard Disk Controllers, System Devices, and USB controllers.

    Restart via the Start button and Windows will re-detect, refresh and only replace those devices needed. There is no use for 2 keyboards, CDROM etc. as those duplicates cause some of the errors you describe.
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