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Unstable Screen


My dell monitor has begun acting a bit strange lately. It occasionally changes its width automatically, popping back and forth from a 100% width to probably a 95% width (is doing it a bit right now). Although i can still use the monitor while it does this, it is very annoying. Sometimes it will go for an hour or two without doing it. I checked to be sure that the monitor cable was secure at both ends. It is.

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System Unstable After Reboot

I've a quite strange hardware problem on my system. After reboot system becomes quite unstable, so in windows i usually get a blue screen of the death. If the system survives about 24h to 48h running, it becomes stable. It's not a software issue since i've reinstalled xp, and have also the same trouble on linux (ubuntu). Memory test (with memtests) says no problem. And video card changed and problem persists.

Posted On: 04-01-2007, 03:03 PM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

System Unstable, But No Errors

Ever since first reformatting and installing windows 7 (back on vista 64 now) my system has been acting seemingly unstable. Some of what's going on:

1) various applications will randomly cause system to black screen. Sometimes i get a "nvidia driver has recovered" message 5 seconds later, sometimes not, and system locks up. 2) artifacts, especially in wc3. Once in a few days in cod4. Oddly, they seem to show up when the card is least stressed. Sometimes i'll have to reboot 3-4 times to get the game to play 5mins without artifacts+locking up, sometimes it runs 5-6hrs no problem and never appears at all until i turn the system off & start it next day. Card stays at 40-45c at all times, doesn't even get hot with most games - cooled via ac accelero s1 + fan, so heat can't be the problem. 3) memtest: pass. Intelburntest: stable. Prime95: stable. Atitool: no artifacts. Absolutely no errors anywhere, everything tells me my system's 100% stable. 4) issue is a lot worse on nvidia 185s than 181s. I have no idea what's going on at this point. I just reinstalled nvidia drivers, hopefully that helps. If not, i'm going to reformat tomorrow.system is in sig. Anyone got any ideas?


Posted On: 06-16-2009, 12:29 AM . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Weird Bios Errors And Unstable System

For a while i've had a problem when turning on the system. When i press the power button very often the power light will come on for a second as if it's about to start then nothing. The only way i can get it to power up after that is to reach around and turn off the power supply switch on the back of the computer for a few seconds, then turn it back on. Sometimes i have to do this a few times, sometimes just once, then hit the power button again and it works. However, sometimes it will start back up after i just turn on the power supply switch without even pushing the main power button on the front. Often after getting it to power on i would get a message "new cpu inserted, press f1 to enter setup", which i would do and everything seemed fine, i could exit and boot up as normal. That's been a minor annoyance and i was thinking i may need a new power button. The video card went bad and i replaced it and for a little while the problem went a way then came back, probably just coincidence as it was an intermittent problem anyway. Now i'm getting weird bios issues, it will say "overclocking failed, enter setup bla bla bla" (i'm not overclocking anything), or "hard drive not found!" When i enter setup after that message the hard drive is there but is not in the boot list. I'll reset and sometimes it will boot into windows but is very unstable and hangs or gives errors. Sometimes it just hangs on post. It's an asus a8v amd 3200 wd 80 gig radeon x800xt 256meg mobo on the way out? Bios messed up?

Posted On: October 29th, 2008, 10:19 AM . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Would Line Length Cause Cable Modem To Be Slow & Unstable ?

The run is out to an apartment off the main house. I ran close to 200 feet of cable to the house. The cable modem kept dropping the connection. I put a booster at the start of the run, and now the connection is stable but only runs at 400kbps. I get over 5mbps in the house. Would a 200 foot run cause that much line loss and reduction of speed?

Posted On: 08-14-2006, 10:18 AM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Computer Displays Post Screen Then Went To Black Screen

My computer has been running sluggish for about two days now. Was searching the web the other day and computer just came to a halt and froze. So i rebooted the computer and then it wouldn't start up. It displays the post screen but after that it went to a black screen with a white bar at the bottom of the screen. Looked like a progress bar. Rebooted again but same thing. Popped in the os disc and tried a check desk and fdisk and it came up with some errors. Got to stage 4 of 5 on them and then stopped at 50% for hours. So today i started it up again and it finally booted to the windows logo and then finally to desktop. Took around 30mins to do so. Hard drive light indicator is always on for the most part and takes forever to load applications. Okay, i guess my question is this about to be a hard drive failure? Never had one so clueless of what it is but would think it would have something to do with the hard drive. Also before it froze the other day, applications started being really slow. For example it took 10mins just for the save file dialog box to pop up to save a file.

Posted On: 03-15-2010, 05:43 AM . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Half Of Screen Appears When Connect Macbook To Tv Screen

When i connect my macbook pro 2. 66 nvidia geforce 9600m gt to lgtv screen via mini displayport to vga cable i get half of the screen appears, i tried to play around with the options but nothing works. It seems like the 9400m graphic card reads the tv not the 9600m.

Posted On: 6 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

If Disconnect Laptop Screen, Will External Screen Still Work ?

If i disconnect my laptop's screen, will an external screen still work? I have an acer aspire5315 laptop. What i am doing is i am putting it into a custom case that will not fit the built-on screen. The laptop does have a vga output (so i can connect it to another monitor, or hdtv. ) So, if i disconnect the laptop screen completely from the motherboard, will an external one connected via vga still work?

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Pc Goes To Xp Load Screen Then Into Blue Screen

I have a laptop that when it boots it goes to the xp load screen for about 2 seconds and then a blue screen of love. I ran a linux boot disk to try to trouble shoot it but we couldn't get it to see the drive. I bought a sata 2. 5 drive enclosure and hooked it up to my other computer with the laptop drive in it and it can't see it. The drive gets warm but thats all. I pulled my other laptop drive out and put it into the drive enclosure and it worked fine. What can i do? What options do i have to see if this is still a good drive? Does this mean the drive is dead? Do i need to load drivers? Can i force mount it? Any thoughts?

Posted On: August 24th, 2008, 09:24 AM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Screen Goes Black After Splash Screen

I recently installed latest nvidia graphics drivers on my computer and now whenever i boot the screen goes to black after the windows loading screen. I can boot into safe mode and the device manager has the correct version listed. Uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers a couple times now and tried reseting the card but still goes to a black screen. Intel e6750
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Posted On: 09-30-2009, 04:19 PM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Screen Shot Key 'print Screen Sys Rq'

My key says 'print screen sys rq'. Does this imply that it will print, should i attempt to take a screen shot? And if you need to know, it's by acer or something along those lines.

Posted On: Jul 13, 09 at 10:24am . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Artifacting All Over The Screen

I'm stupid i ran my rig on a crappy 350w powersupply dell gave me, after around 22-23 months it started crapping out on me. It wouldnt display monitor when i booted, after around 6-10 tries it would run fine, but i would blue screen once or twice a 24 hour cycle. I figured something was wrong with the powersupply and it wasnt up to the task. Now it boots, but after i get past the windows xp pro loading screen and i get to what should be my desktop i get artifacing all over the screen like black horizontal bars across the screen, which seems like a video card crap out, also its not reading my two dvd rom drives, which could just be cause a connection got loose or it could be cause the mobo is f-ed up. So what does it sound like, i realize i need a new power supply so ill buy that, but is my 6800gt fried too, or is that a mobo problem?

Posted On: 10-22-2006, 08:53 AM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Black Screen

I turned on my pc this morning and there is nothing on the screen, but i can hear winxp starting up. Is my monitor or video card dead?

Posted On: 19-02-2004, 05:03 PM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Screen Shaking

I have a ati radeon 7500 video card. Sometimes when i play a game, the bottom of the screen vibrate back and forth horizontally. Does anyone know what the problem might be ?

Posted On: January 6th, 2002, 01:30 AM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I got winxp installed last night on the family pc. I set up an "admin" and "family" accounts. The family is "restricted" while admin is not. I wanted to try to disable installation of software on the family account so they cannot mett it up with trash but while doing so i somehow messed everything up. I was using "administrative tools", "local security policy" and added "local policies" because i thought thats how i could disable installation. Im an idiot. Everytime i boot up now i can enter the password (at xp "welcome" login) for either of the accounts but it only flashes the screen and takes me back to the login. I cant get anywhere! Is there a way to get rid of this somehow?

Posted On: April 20th, 2004, 07:11 PM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

No Screen Output

My system won't output to my monitor. At first i thought my video card is dead so i placed the vga card into my other computer, and of course it didn't work. However, when i placed a working vga into the troubled system, it still didn't output anything to my monitor. Any suggestions of what components might be in trouble? I can't remember the mb, but its abit supports up to 800mhz cpu (p iii), sdram 133mhz etc.

Posted On: October 19th, 2004, 05:15 PM . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

Screen Problem

I just built a computer and the screen does not work. I plugged everything in including the monitor but it just stays black. No screen pops up. I purchased these through newegg. I made sure the video card was connected with the power. The power switch on the back is on. I connected the front panel switch properly cause i tried them all. The fans are spinning (cpu fan) and the fans that came with the case. I tried both ports for the monitor on the back and i used an old computer and the monitor works fine. Im using a corsair 450w. What is the paper-clip trick? I don't have any ddr2 memory. My friend suggested it might be my monitor. I tried connecting the monitor to a laptop but it doesn't work but i'm still unsure which part is wrong. I tried the monitor on an older computer as well but it works fine.

Posted On: 03-30-2009, 09:11 AM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

No Picture On Screen

I haven't made any changes to my hardware, it is as below. Recently when i boot-up i don't get a picture on screen, even though the pc is running - the d bracket 2 on the back of the pc shows the top right led as green, and the other 3 are red. I have checked on the msi site and it says the following for this combo of lights:

Memory detection test - testing on-board memory size. The d-led will hang if the memory module is damaged or not installed properly. I have fiddled with the memory and it seems to be installed properly - is there anything else i should check? I cant afford to upgrade just yet, need to wait maybe at least another 5 or 6 months - anyone have any clues as to what i can do to check for other issues?


Posted On: 02-19-2010, 05:20 AM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Nothing Appears On Screen

So my friend dropped off a rig from around 2005 that he said died and he wasn't about to fix. After this thread working out the 20 to 24 pin power issue, flogge so nicely mailed me a 20-24 pin adapter. I plugged it in and pressed the power button. After some beeps (the kind that you might hear on a perfectly functional system), everything received power and i heard some hard drive activity. The problem was that nothing appeared on screen. A little too comfortable with this system already, i opened the case while it was on and put some pressure on my 6600gt. Nothing. So i turn it off, take out the card, and carefully reset it. Reset being a relative term, as his back panel has been more or less mutilated, and i had to bend away the metal dividers to get it to seat in the first place. The second time, it seemed as though all the pins were in the pci-e slot, but still nothing on screen. I turned it off and tried pushing in the card a little more, and this is when i freaked out. Stupidly, i was putting pressure on the heatsink, and i felt the thermal contact break. In a hurry i got a pair of pliers and took off the heatsink, i hadn't crushed the die. When i get home i'm going to reset the heatsink with some arctic silver, i really hope i haven't ruined my faithful 66gt. In any case, or i should say, in any other case, i think this hardware would work. My current plan is to run the mobo next to the case like a testbed, to see if i can push the video card in all the way. I also need to acquire a pci video card to see if the slot is dead. I also have the feeling that i should look up beep codes for this mobo, but they really do sound pretty normal. What does [h] think about this situation?

Posted On: 01-22-2009, 11:08 AM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Screen Flicker

I just got a brand new asus m6b00n laptop with 15. 4" wxga screen. When plugged in to ac power, there is an intermittent flicker on the screen. It happens infrequently, and it is very slight. I worry that there may be a problem with the inverter or backlight. But i wonder if it may simply be related to the quality of ac power. (I am not running it through a ups or line conditioner. )

Is it possible for a laptop display to be sensitive to the ac power source, causing the screen to flicker? Or is there a good chance that i simply have a defective laptop? I am hesitant to send it back because the problem is so intermittent, they may never see it.


Posted On: 05-07-2004 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Vibrating Screen

I have an older ibm netvista, in which i changed the factory default tnt2 video card to a geforce2. The problem is that the harder the cpu works, the quicker the screen is vibrating. At full cpu load, my screen looks as if it would have 60 hz refresh rate. Anybody know how to fix this problem?

I have tried out an other geforce2 card, but the screen was total black after boot, and the boot also stoped. (That was a working card, i use it in other computer. ) What can be the difference between two same card?


Posted On: January 15th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Screen Is Dark

I just installed a new mobo k8v-x, connected all the wires and every thing, but had problems with the case wires still not sure if there right, but when i go to turn on the comp my screen is dark, and doesn't show any thing, i thought it could be with a problem with my video card witch is ati radeon 9200, or agp, it said some thing about the agp voltage had to be 1. 5v in the manual, some one please help me.

Posted On: February 15th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Keep Getting Blue Screen

I have just built a new p. C, it is an amd athlon 3700+ 64 bit processor, 1gig of ddr ram an ati radeon x550 256mb gamers edition video card and an 80gig hdd (i'll be putting another 80gig on soon). The motherboard is an asus a8n-e. The problem i'm having is it keeps going to a blue screen at any time it feels like it and i get the following msg stop 0x0000008e (0xc0000005, 0xbfbc73df, 0xa8b83940, 0x00000000) atiduag.dll address bfbc73df base @ bfac7000 datestamp 4420c719. It also tells me that i should try a bios update or change my adapter or update the drivers. I wrote to ati, they said to uninstall all ati stuff from the p. C restart, turn the antivirus off and install the newest driver. I have done this but still get the same msg. I have yet to update the bios as i'm not sure what i'm doing in that area. I gather the problem is with the file atiduag.dll but i'm not sure what to do about it. I also wanted to go in, in safemode but don't know what buttons to push to get into safe mode. Del gets me into setup and f8 gets me into the boot setup. I'm still not sure if it's a video card prob or a motherboard prob, but i do know it needs fixing. If anyone has any ideas, could they please help me out as i'm getting rather frustrated. I'm also not using the catalyst control center at the moment.

Posted On: April 24th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Screen Tearing

So i believe the problem with my counterstrike source and world of warcraft is screen tearing. (What is happening is the graphics are not smooth, there are missing graphics all over the stage, sometimes the graphics are stretched etc). I have an asus n7600 gs and my monitor is an lcd viewsonic va702b model.

Posted On: December 19th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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What we call screen graphics is also called a myriad of different names. Interactive motion graphics, 24 frame playback, computer effects, computer playback and a bunch more of them. But i still get the question regularly of what exactly is it. What we call screen graphics is also called a myriad of different names. Interactive motion graphics, 24 frame playback, computer effects, computer playback and a bunch more of them. But i still get the question regularly of what exactly is it. Generally i use the matrix example the most. "You know how that guy that has the screens with code dribbling down it and then he types some stuff and touches of few monitors that surround him and then the dudes inside the matrix get downloaded programs straight in to their heads? Well we make all those screens work. "

Posted On: September 22nd 2009 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Pc Screen Go So Dark

Why did my pc screen go so dark i can barely see? It is a new computer (a month) and has been working fine. One day the screen goes white like seeing through a fog. I restarted it and saw the logo screen perfectly, but not my desktop or anything else- it is so dark i can barely see! I set it on the highest brightness. I have gone through buying 2 more monitors, nothing. I tried f8, etc. Have you had this problem? Can you help?

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Pc To Tv Screen Size

So far i just got my gtx 480 2 days ago with metro 2033 and got to play it one day which was awesome! Everything maxed out and all but my **** monitor broke today and its the only one i had so i said hey i had my monitor connected via hdmi to hdmi ill just do the same to my lg hdtv so i did and i can't seem to get a good res on it at 800x600 it isn't fuzzy but it just feels weird using that setting and i don't like it and if i put it any higher it gets very fuzzy and doesn't fit on the screen i cant see any of the cornersit hurts your eyes alot i used nvidia control panel to make the screen fit customly and it went back to 800x600 so what should i use?

Note in game it looks great and there isnt a probem at 1920 by 1080 60hz desktop mode eye raper. Also my tv has s video vga and hdmi ports i tryed all and i get the same results i dont know what to do.


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Everything On Screen Is Huge

I have looked everywhere to try and find an answer to this problem, and nothing is working. I have right-clicked my desktop and gone to personalize and checked the resolution in display settings. Right now my resolution is set to 1024x786, and i have tried to change the resolution, but if i make it 1280x720 or 1280x800 everything becomes super tiny and out of proportion, there is no middle ground, it's either way too large and wide, or way too small and narrow. Also, i have tried changing the font and icon sizes, but the font is already set on its smallest size, and i can make the icons smaller, but everything else is still huge. This all happened after i connected my laptop to a projector and gave a powerpoint presentation in class on thursday, it is now saturday night/sunday morning. I have a compaq presario f767cl notebook pc with a 15" screen and windows vista.

Posted On: 5 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

How To Get Welcome Screen Back?

My welcome screen is gone, now there's just a box with my name, etc, how do i get it back?

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