Scan Lines On Startup - Windows 7 Wont Boot

I have an nvidia 8800gts video card (not currently as its not working. ) And when i have the evga plugged in, i get video, but i get horrid vertical scanlines where it just looks like the screen is misplaced. When the windows seven logo loads up and it goes to the next screen, it remains black and eventually goes to bsod. I have tried to update the drivers for my 8800gts to no avail. Now. I am currently using my nvidia 8500 gt, but the evga port doesn't work. I get no signal. I have tried using another evga adapter but i still get the same result. As of now im using the regular vga port on my 8500 gt. Have all my adapters gone to crap? Or is there something more going on here. ?

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