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Old 10-15-2008, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ook, this is happening to my parent's system, basically the logon screen will either freeze or when you do get to log on the 'Welcome' goes blurry and freezes also. If you do manage to logon then you get these little lines about 20 pixels long and no more than 1 pixel high flick onto the screen every few seconds.

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Athlon 3500+
2GB DDR
On board geforce 6100
400w PSU
Vista Premium
Screen is a 3 day old 20" acer

The system itself is almost 3 years old, it originally came with XP but last november it completely screwed up and I only have a copy of Vista so that's why it has it.. I'm hoping this problem isn't hardware related but does anyone know what could be causing this? I'll need to dig out my vga adapter to try the screen on my rig in case it is just a faulty screen.

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Old 10-16-2008, 12:38 AM   #2 (permalink)

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I would check the screen first then go from there. Very likely it could be the video card too.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Problem Sovled

The graphics card was messed up so I stuck my old 8600 in there and it's fine Thanks for the reply though.
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