Weird display problem

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midnight51

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This only started happening after I restored the machine from the restore partition. Anyway every once in a while the display will become distored in a way. It only shows a small portion of the full display but it becomes enlarged and when you move the mouse to click on something the cursor is always off - like where it shows the cursor is not actually where the cursor is clicking. Another thing is every once in a while some of the onscreen text will become blue. I've already ruled out the monitor so really the only other thing I can think it would be is the video card. I opened it up and it's an onboard Video card with no fan only a heat sync and I've already tried differnent drivers so drivers are not the issue either. It's very random when this happens seems like it will happen in the worst times you're in the middle of an install or typing a document and poof the screen screws up and all it takes is a reboot and it's back to normal but it's very burdening. I have an extra video card I'm about to try but something tells me that there's more to it. The machine is a proprietary emachines build model T6212 - here are the specifications http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html?cat=Desktops&subcat=T-Series&model=T6212 -- the video card is ATI Radeon® Xpress 200 (PCI-Express® )
128MB shared video memory

Just wondering if anyone has experienced this or heard wind of a problem simliar to this. All comments and suggestions are welcome!

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markomus said:
psst... *whispers* He did.
That's what happens when I "scan". :D

Try rapidly opening and closing the cover to see if that affects it. I've seen this sort of thing due to a bad connection between the monitor and the machine. Does that do anything?

If not, I'd suggest thoroughly uninstalling the driver. Use these to be sure you have removed all parts of the driver:

Driver Cleaner Professional
Nasty File Remover

Then re-install the new driver.
 

midnight51

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Yeahhh... unfortunately the extra slot is a PCI-Express slot and not AGP so I really don't have an extra video card I can test with... [email protected] I'll try the driver thing.
 

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Bump, anyone else got any ideas that doesnt require changing out the video card :confused:
 
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