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Old 06-22-2010, 07:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My Windows XP Desktop Keeps on Glitching

This is a video for a more clear view, in the description i include all my specs.



Okay, so in this video you are noticing what my computer looks like whenever I'm online or playing a game for more than about 2 or 3 hours. This happens every time, and has happened for months. I have finally decided to take action on it. When my PC is running, and this happens my icons near my clock on the bottom right part of the screen gets covered up by blue, and so does my clock. The only way i can get it to show up is if i hover my mouse of them.

My documents change there icons and my icons on my desktop also change so a white box with a blue top. In the video they don't do it that time because it is random.

When i would click my start bar it shows my computer, control panel ect. with the icons on the left, that is also covered up. When i hover my mouse over the "my computer" or other ones in the start bar sometimes they turn black.

I hope this helps because this "glitch" or whatever you would want to call it is killing me
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Have you tried reinstalling your graphics drivers? Does it do this in Safe Mode?
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I have not tried reinstalling my graphics driver, and i don't go into safe mode as much so i don't know about that. I will give the reinstalling graphics driver a try and see if it works.

Can you give me a quick tutorial on reinstalling my graphics driver. There is no reinstall option on the device manager, and i don't want to uninstall it and accidentally lose my graphics driver.

This is my graphics details

Graphics
Monitor
Name DELL S199WFP on ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO
Current Resolution 1440x900 pixels
Work Resolution 1440x870 pixels
State enabled, primary, output devices support
Monitor Width 1440
Monitor Height 900
Monitor Bpp 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 60 Hz
Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO
GPU RV610
Device ID 1002-94C3
Subvendor Dell (0000)
Technology 65 nm
Die Size 82 nmІ
Transistors 181 M
Release Date 2007
DirectX Support 10.0
DirectX Shader Model 4.0
OpenGL Support 3.0
Bios Core Clock 525.00
Bios Mem Clock 500.00
Driver ati2mtag.sys (6.14.10.7093)
Temperature 59 °C
Core Voltage 1.100 V
Crossfire Disabled
BIOS Version 113-B16903-103
ROPs 4
Shaders 40 unified
Memory Type DDR2
Memory 256 MB
Bus Width 64 Bit
Pixel Fillrate 0.4 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate 0.4 GTexels/s
Bandwidth 4.0 GB/s
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Use Drivers Sweeper from Guru3D. Then go to ATi's website and get the latest driver for your Radeon 2400 for Windows XP.

Yes using Driver Sweeper will uninstall the drivers. This is okay. It will still work. There is no such thing as a repair feature for drivers. There is only install or uninstall.
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ATI website doesn't look they have my driver.

When i go to ATI driver download page on ATI's website it gives me some choices of picking out my driver. Mine is the Radeon HD 2400 Pro. So when this page pops up

Graphics Drivers & Software

I start choosing what i have

1 - Desktop Graphics

2 - Radeon HD Series

3 - This part doesn't give me an option for 2400 Pro it just shows the options
Radeon HD 5xxx Series PCIe
Radeon HD 4xxx Series PCIe
Radeon HD 3xxx Series PCIe
Radeon HD 2xxx Series PCIe (i was thinking this, but i am not sure)
All Radeon HD Series AGP

Which one would i click on to use, or did i accidentally mess up on 1 and 2?

4 - Windows XP 32 - Bit



Here is another question, when i unistall my driver and it ask's me to restart my computer. Once i restart my computer wouldn't it automatically install my driver at bootup?



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It's the 2000 Series. It covers 2000-2900 (whatever the versions are)

I thought driversweeper gets rid of any ATI drivers. Then Windows would use a default driver.
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Alright i got it, hopefully it works. I added rep to you all for helping me out and thanks.

I will come back on in a few hours and tell you if it comes back or not.
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It's the 2000 Series. It covers 2000-2900 (whatever the versions are)

I thought driversweeper gets rid of any ATI drivers. Then Windows would use a default driver.
It does, that's why Mak suggested it .
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Yeah, I didn't think the OP knew that.
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Yeah, I didn't think the OP knew that.
Mak put it right in his post though:
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Yes using Driver Sweeper will uninstall the drivers. This is okay. It will still work. There is no such thing as a repair feature for drivers. There is only install or uninstall.
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