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Old 04-03-2007, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok..Im trying to fix my co-workers computer and I have no clue what she did to it.
The computer starts w/ the dell logo w/ strange writing underneath and when it starts to get to the desktop..the monitor stops responding. I can however get into it through safe mode though.
I tried to take alot at the bios setting and boot setup but when I went there..the wording was all messed up. It would have symbols where F and P's would be..random % signs in other spots..just all out crazy..making it tough to read it anything says.
When I go into safe mode..things are ok though.
has anyone had any experience w/ anything like this?

I ran a spyware prog and antivirus..only finding some minor spyware.
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Old 04-04-2007, 12:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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wtf never herd anything like it but i have seen similar things when my video card began to go i had similar effects my screen would just mess up but i got a new one and it worked thats the only thing i can think of check if the ram is plugged all the way in too
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I had something similar a few months back, i had to boot up in safe mode, then uninstall my graphics card. Then i had to reboot and let windows pick up the new device. It sorted the problem out.
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yea im pretty sure its the video card
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks. I'll give it a shot tonight and see what happens.
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