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Strange pink / green bars in Windows

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ardufour, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. ardufour

    ardufour Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I had some strange and weird problem with windows XP that just started. I left the computer running and when I came back, there where those strange pink bars everywhere on the screen overlapping everything except the mouse cursor (see screenshot).

    What is more troubling is that I can actually take screenshots of those bars. I've tried a Direct X update and a video card driver update, but nothing changed. Every thing is up to date. Some of those lines even appear in the boot menu.

    My system is using Windows XP Pro and I have an ATI Radeon X850 XT.

    Anyone ever saw something like this and know hot to solve it ?


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  2. Rollin' Rog

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    Start shopping for a new graphics card -- that's exactly what they look like when some memory segments have gone bad.

    If it's less than 3 years old -- contact ATI -- they should replace it.

    Here's what my old Radeon 9800 pro looked like in it's last great days:

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  3. ardufour

    ardufour Thread Starter

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    It's about 1 year and a half old.

    Thanks for the quick answer !!!
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    You should get a free replacement under warranty.

    If it's an OEM installed card, I'm not sure whether you should contact them or ATI, but they should be able to tell you.
     
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