stripes on screen at boot

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2weekG33K

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I have a work ticket in front of me related to a user seeing colored stripes flash on his screen during the boot process. I have seen them myself; they flash lines about an inch long, in horizontal columns, broken into small blocks of several distinct lines, seemingly patterned. I do not know what causes this, nor have I seen it before. Can someone please direct me to a cause for this? Thank you in advance.

Dell Latitude C5160 / C6160
W2KP/sp4
Netware 4.83/sp2
PIII/1200MHz
256 MB RAM
20 GB HDD
Mobility Radeon
Novell ZENworks Remote Mgmt Driver

I leave this company on Friday for my permanent gig, but would like to resolve this, as it has passed through several hands with no successful resolution or reasoning behind it. Thanks again!
 
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Does it boot into Windows or does it just sit there with colors on the screen?

Does it do it in safe mode?
 

2weekG33K

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It does complete the boot process; this is just a flash of multi-colored stripes on a black background. It is completely random in its occurence. I booted several times and only saw it once. Thanks!
 

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I am curious about the cause of this problem, but I'll try a new driver tomorrow. Thanks!
 
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I have seen lower end cards actually crash the machine because of drivers, so yes it happens.
 
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