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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Avalan, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. Avalan

    Avalan Thread Starter

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    Hope someone can help with this:
    Have vertical(pink) lines over my screen.They get worse if I move my mouse around. I cant reboot back to my desktop unless I remove the display driver from device mgr first.I formatted my hard drive,but the lines were still there when I was reinstalling windows.Also the fan on my video card is not spinning.Overheated maybe? Cause if I reboot with the card listed in device mgr, it wont get past the password screen,it locks up there.The screen locks,but the mouse stays free.
    Also since I cant reboot properly,Ive been unable to fully reinstall anything.
    All help greatly appreciated!! Thx.

    Comp specs: AMD Athlon 950
    256mg RAM
    GeForce4 MMX 440-T
    Win98 SE
     
  2. ajdupont

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    Hi and welcome to TSG.
    A couple of things you can try. Reinstalling the video drivers. Another thing is to shut everything down and physically reseat the video card. Maybe worth a try.

    ajdupont
     
  3. Avalan

    Avalan Thread Starter

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    Thx for replying. I've tried reinstalling drivers, but since I cant reboot back to desktop,the installation never gets fully completed. It locks up at the password screen getting back.Then the only way back to the desktop is in safe mode,where I remove the display adapter from device mgr. Then I can reboot to desktop.But when I reboot back to desktop from safe mode,it "finds new hardware" and puts the video card right back into dev mgr! Im in a catch-22 here. I've also taken out the card,and put it back in again. I've formatted my drive, and reinstalled windows twice.Nothing.
     
  4. BTS '76

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    a fan not working properly will give you all sorts of problems, get that fan working!.

    also try setting your refresh rate higher.
     
  5. Avalan

    Avalan Thread Starter

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    To get the fan working I'll have to take it to a shop,Im saving that as my last resort,hoping it is a minor problem that I can get fixed thru this forum. :)
    Also,how do I reset refresh rate?
     
  6. BTS '76

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    get to the display properties, by right clicking on your desktop, properties, click settings, advanced, and then the monitor tab.

    this is how it is on XP, I think win.98 is a little different, but you should be able to navigate around and find it.
     
  7. Avalan

    Avalan Thread Starter

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    Nope,my refresh rate is set for maximum,I couldnt change it to default.
     
  8. ~Candy~

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    I think you figured out the problem here.........you're wasting your time otherwise.......and may even damage something else....depending on how hot things are getting around it.....
     
  9. gl2528

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    how can i post a new thread ? this the only way i can say anything on this website
     
  10. Avalan

    Avalan Thread Starter

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    Make sure you've subscribed to be a member,then click 'New Thread' at the top of a forum page.
     
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