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Running win2k server 256 MB Ram, amd k62. Every once in a while, my monitor will get lines running horizontally across it, and it gets worse and worse until I cannot see the screen. This does not happen during boot up or in VGA mode. It will do this for a day or two, and then it is fine for weeks or even months. Checked the hardware with a video test, checked for heat and all temps are fine. If it never happens during VGA mode, could my video card (diamond) be failing? But if this is so, why do all the tests on it come out ok?
 

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Well, it is either the monitor or the video card. I would test the monitor on another computer to see if it displays (no pun intended :D ) the same symptoms. If it does or doesn't, then you have narrowed down the problem.
 
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Have you considered interference? I once lived near a hospital and experienced really bad interference every Thursday afternoon. I finally discovered that the hospital did a data transfer (by microwave) every thursday. Apparently, I was right in the path of their beamed signal.
 

quasi

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Interference is a thought... but everything works fine in VGA mode. Tried another monitor, got the same lines running through, so not the monitor. When I boot up in VGA mode both monitors work. The last time it did this was about 8 months ago, lines ran through for a couple of days, and then the prob disappeared. I have not been doing anything out of the ordinary, so this is kinda hard to figure out.
 

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Thanks for the help guys...will try to dig up another video card. I can boot normally for now, though will wait and see if it acts up again. Sometimes it takes a while for the monitor trouble to reoccur.
 
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