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Random Blue Thin/Dotted Lines on My HP Laptop Screen

Q: Random Blue Thin/Dotted Lines on My HP Laptop Screen

Random Blue Thin/Dotted Lines on My HP Laptop Screen

I was recently transfering files to my new laptop, and uninstalling programs on my old laptop when I suddenly got thin blue lines randomly on my old screen in dark or black areas (see images). It is not in the same location on the screen depending on what I am viewing.

I hooked an external monitor to my laptop and the image is perfect. Another odd thing is when I screen capture the bluelines and view the image file on another PC, they do not show.

Any ideas?


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A: Random Blue Thin/Dotted Lines on My HP Laptop Screen

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My system had become very slow. And there also appears to be some problem with the graphics. When I close a window, there remain blue or yellow lines on the desktop, where the border of the window used to be. I saw a suspicios process whose name I have forgotten, but I remember that the search I conducted returned that it has something to do with nvidia and is not actually a malware maybe. It was taking too much resources. I ended it and the performance got a little better. I also did something I don't remember, after which, that process doesn't start again.

Also, dap.exe was taking so much resources. The process was there even after I exited DAP. Although DAP was functioning perfectly. I also uninstalled DAP. The process doesnt come back now.

But the blue and yellow lines are still there. And the system is still slow. What do I do???

A:Yellow And Blue Dotted Lines On The Screen

Trie to connect the mon itor to another cvomputer to make sure that it is not the monitor at fault. Secondly update the drivers for your video card.

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hey hi, i am observing black thin lines on my laptop screen resemble like pencil mark these grow progressively Any solution plz.??" i hav haier laptop running windows 8.1 pro.

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That's my little problem... I have ignored the little thing, and now it it irking me to do something. It's a little annoying to see this kind of just see it just move down my screen, while surfing the web, or playing gmaes (like the picture there).
Could anyone help me with this?
As well, sorry for the toaster quality photo. I only had a tablet on-hand to take pictures with...
Here is a slightly higher quality photo...


A:Vertical, thin, pink dotted line on computer screen...

Do you have or have access to a different monitor that you could try your computer with?You could also try booting into Safe Mode to see it also happens there.

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Please please please please help! Theres  DOTTED LINES  flickering on and off on my screen, I did a reset on my laptop 2 times, and they keep coming back! I upgraded to windows 10 almost 2 years ago, and when I had windows 8 for almost 1 year it never done this, ever since I upgraded to windows 10 this happend and I dont know why this is happening. HP your my only hope please tell me how to fix this! I cant downgrade because its too late! Please help

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I have just bought an expensive HP 2 in 1 lap top (15 inch Envy x360) and having set it all up I have found that about 80% of the time the screen displays flickering white dotted lines, usually vertical about an inch apart.  These are not continuous lines, but rather they are rapidly flickering very small dots - a bit like a pinstripe suit but more erratic.  When I am working on a white background (e.g. while writing this post) I cannot see it, but on a dark background e.g. watching a film or when opening the start meny, it is noticeable.   It is just about tolerable, but very irritating and is I think giving me a headache.   I have tried projecting to my TV as an external monitor and the problem persists, so it must be a lap top hardware or a software fault.   Does anyone have any tips as to whether and if so how I can put this right from home myself?  Please note whilst I have been using computers for c. 25 years I am not an IT techie so plain English would be helpful in any replies!  Many thanks all and Happy New Year.

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I have brand new HP envy Notebook 13-ab0XX, product number 29E20EA#A2N, Windows 10 Home 64-bit. Every time I connected external hardware, a dotted vertical white lines appeared on the left side of the screen.It went away for a while. But when I connected an external dvd driver, the vertical line dots appeared again. Please help me how to fix it. Appreciate your help. Thank you.

A:Vertical Dotted Lines on the left side of the screen of HP E...

Hi,Is the line appearing when you do the same while the notebook is connected to external display?Please do a hard reset and try again: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01684768RegardsVisruth

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Recently in the last few days this HP 27wm monitor (bought it about 3 weeks ago) has developed a a series of dotted lines in various pastel hues, I have searched the web and various other forums to find similar symptoms and solutions and found none. I tied a factory reset, no help,  I even tried to reinstall the drivers again no help. I could of tried a different input source but the issues persists even with no input. Unplugging it was no help either not sure what else I can do? So far roughly 9 new lines have appeared in the last 2 days, each a different color, from left to right(to the best I can describe them, a pinkish purple, a dark purple, (a break), a reddish line, 2-3 black or dark colored lines, a green line, a yellow line, a green line, (a break) and a goldenrod line.) and the lines multiply daily again please help.   

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Today I turned on my laptop and there is a blue line running vertically down the left side of the screen that I can not seem to get rid of .  I updated my video drivers and restarted the system but its still there. the lapptop is a week under a year old. HP ZBook 15 G2 Windows 7 NVIDIA Quadro K2100 M.  I never dropped the laptop or anything even rouch to it. I am very careful.  Please let me know what i can do. Thank you 

A:thin blue line on laptop screen

Hi Kerberg, Can you try the following troubleshooting steps to see if it's hardware/software issue: - Connect the notebook to an external monitor to see if the line appears on the external monitor. - Go into BIOS by tapping "F10" key during boot up and see if the line appears on your main display. If it doesn't occur in BIOS, the hardware is good. We will have to focus on video drivers- onboard and discrete card. If the line appears on the screen, please call 800-334-5144, say notebook and then zbook through the promot. Thank you, -Tenzin

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Any ideas on what could cause a thin blue vertical line on side of screen? Any ideas on how to get rid of it?  I have  a Dell Inspiron 2200 Laptop.  New to forum, thanks for any help on this!

A:Thin Blue Vertical Line on Screen on Laptop Dell Inspiron 2200

I have the same laptop and have a thin green horizontal line on my screen.  Hope you get an answer here that will help me too.

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Whenever I turn on my computer with Windows 8 installed, I always get this Blue Screen. However, what's curious is that it doesn't display any message at all! It just displays random horizontal lines on my screen. Whatever key I press on my keyboard and no matter how many times and wherever I click with my mouse, not a single thing happens. So, I have no other choice but to hold the power button on my CPU manually to turn the computer off and on again. The same thing happens when I do that: I get the Blue Screen again after resetting. I try to turn the computer off and on again by using the same method to do so, and only then will the computer eventually launch Automatic Repair, therefore forcing me to boot into safe mode with networking instead.

It has been this way for several weeks now, and I am beginning to use my computer in safe mode on a regular basis. I know that I shouldn't do this since safe mode is mainly used to fix the computer; however, I have tried running all my antivirus software and spyware removal tools, to no avail. There aren't any viruses on my computer, and every single driver is up to date. I am also starting to lose hope since I can't even open some of the programs that I need the most such as Microsoft Office and other programs that I need for my schoolwork. Furthermore, since I am in safe mode, my printer was also uninstalled, thereby rendering it useless and forcing me to ask other people to print my schoolwork for me.

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A:Blue Screen of Death Without Any Message, Just Random Horizontal Lines

If you can use the pc normally in safe mode, I think it's a software issue. Maybe your windows got corrupted.
When did this start? did you install anything or change anything in your computer's configuration? try using MBAM. If you could boot windows normally, I'd ask you to post a hijackthis log.
Does the bsod appear after the windows loading screen or before or while it's loading?

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What i have to do please tell...help me 

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A:g50 thin horizontal lines flicker across screen

I believe you need a new screen.  It looks like bad connections on the contact tape. 

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Purchased an open box Y70 Touch from Best Buy last week. I'm getting occassional thin horizontal lines flickering across the screen. It's only intermittent and so far I'm not able to figure out what triggers it. Until this morning, I had only see it happen when plugged in, but it happened for about 30 seconds on battery a little while ago too.  I can return the computer to Best Buy for another week, but I really don't want to because I love this computer and got a great deal on it because it was an open box. Is there any possibility this is a software or driver issue that I can resolve myself?  The problem looks very similar to this: http://youtu.be/KtKeilqC6cw

A:Y70 thin horizontal lines flicker across screen

This is an issue with the connection, I must re-set my connection once every month because it slowly becomes off a bit.. here is a video you guys here can check out.. it has nothing to do with software, updates cannot fix this.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BqVuCKew1Eyou can thank me later lenovo for shining light on this topic, but when you do find the reason (which I am giving a fix for) I want you to tell them yourselves that we must re-seat the connection.This is a great example to back up my fix, Have you ever sent in your laptop for repair with this issue? did it come back "fixed" and then a few weeks later same symptoms appeared?Lenovo techs opened up your laptop and saw the connection was off a bit and so they re-seat it, but yet the connection never holds. Lenvovo needs to find a new clip to keep it in secure.. so thats what you should do lenovo hint [email protected] please follow the video provided and please report back here when its fixed , if you have any quesions just post here

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I have also the problem in my Lenovo Y70-70 touch laptop.There are two main reasons and fixes proposed:1. Driver & BIOS update2. Loose screen cable After reading all the suggestions and trying everything(using Lenovo's drivers, BIOS update etc) I concluded there is a problem between graphics and CPU usage. So I followed the solution 1. Download Intel(R) Extreme Tuning Utility2. Change the values as shown in attached image. ?    Problem solved      

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Hi, i need MAJOR advice.  something has happened to the screen on my laptop.  we were in one class room and has to move and i did not have the blue lines before the move.  once we got to the other class room i thought my web browser was being stupid but once i closed it out and they stayed i was very concerned.  i decided to reboot my laptop and they were there while the laptop was booting.  i really dont want to have to purchase a new panel for my laptop because i am saving my money for other things in life.   can i get the part number for the panel if i need to purchase a new one?  

A:blue lines on laptop screen

Hi,What is the correct full model name, product number of your laptop? Please verify.http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c00033108Do a hard reset and check if it resolved: http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01684768It can be either display connector cable became loose or damaged while moving or display panel itself damaged.You may have to first try disconnecting and reconnecting connector cable carefully and check. Get help from certified technician to do this for you.After you provide me with correct product number, I would be able to give you HP part number of display panel and connector cable.RegardsVisruth

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Today, when I opened the lid of my laptop, the display had thin black lines running from top to bottom of the entire screen. It seems like a hardware issue to me with the connection of the display. If anyone has ever experienced this please let me know if there is a fix. The lines are more visible on a white background and become more visible if I look at the screen from the side. I have attached a photo, I can assure you that it is not just from the camera on my phone, but the actual laptop . I have also connected the laptop to an external monitor, the external monitor did not have lines across the screen.  Appreciate the help!

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Hi, I have recently updated my laptop with Win10 x64 Pro and all was working fine, I have the latest drivers, no other conflicts in Device Manager. This started recently may be 4 days back, in the middle of work, suddenly horizontal or vertical lines appear, it keeps flickering, when I restart, this is from very start, some times, it goes away on its own and sometimes I have to hit laptop body randomly anywhere and screen comes back. There is no set pattern or trigger, jus random, I have attached the screen image here. Any Advice would be appreciated.  Random lines in display?

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it looks like your hard drive has gone bad. i have a Y70 touch. i have upgraded to windows 10 3 times in the past year and each time the hard drive has gone bad shortly afterwards. although my screen flickers were not nearly as bad as yours, they were very annoying until the hard drive completely died the first 2 times. this last time i knew what was happening and was able to catch the problem before the hard drive completely failed. i had windows 10 installed without all the extra lenovo and other manufacturer programs that i didn't need and weren't compatible with windows 10. i never tried rolling back the system but i was told it wouldn't have helped at the point when the hard drives had failed.

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I downloaded windows 10 sometime ago and recently downloaded a few other programs that have a virus protection. A few days later I turn my computer (Dell laptop) on and it shows the blue window emblem, dissapears and I'm left with a blue screen with the circle of dots. I'm thinking my problem is from the downloads I put on.
[quote name="alf40" post="4104544" timestamp="1476812743"]I downloaded windows 10 sometime ago and recently downloaded a few other programs that have a virus protection. A few days later I turn my computer (Dell laptop) on and it shows the blue window emblem, dissapears and I'm left with a blue screen with the circle of dots. I'm thinking my problem is from the downloads I put on.

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I'm trying to determine the likely cause of a (minor, for now) laptop display problem that has recently started on my Compaq Presario M2000 notebook running Win XP SP2.

A few weeks ago a single, vertical (extending the entire height of visible screen), blue-green, one-pixel-wide line appeared on my 3 year old (out of warranty) laptop. It is about 3 inches from the left edge of the screen.

Doing a 'print screen' screenshot does NOT capture the line in the image.

It went away once briefly, but has been there at all times since and seems like it is now a permanent fixture across my screen.

Do you think the cause of the problem is the **LCD screen** beginning to fail?
Or is there a way to troubleshoot my **graphics drivers/cards** to see if they are the culprit?

A second line about 1/8 inch away has now appeared.
Is this growing problem an indication that my display will completely die soon, or is this problem not a precursor to anything more serious and I should not be concerned if I can liv with the tiny lines?

Thanks for any advice you have on this.

A:Laptop screen has developed two, vertical, blue/green, one-pixel-wide lines

The fact that a printscreen did not capture the line would indicate to me that it's a hardware problem.
Is the graphics card driver up to date?
I am guessing here, but could the battery on this machine be failing?

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why do i get the doted lines on my start button when i use classic mode?????

A:dotted lines ?

Why use classic in the first place?

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I have just developed something very odd when using some (not all) websites. When I put my cursor on the screen it forms a red dotted line (like a text box) around the area. It also then won't let me click on any links. It's even happening on my own website. Has anyone else experienced this and got any solutions? I have uploaded a screenshot showing the line.

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I have Faint vertical dotted lines in the back ground when I download a video clip. I have Dell XPS400 , 2 year old computer.
ATI x600 series video card. I don't know if this is a setting or a bad video card.

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I don't know what I did but I noticed after making some changes on my spreadsheet I have dotted lines running horizontal and vertical. The horizontal ones run every 45 rows. The vertical ones run every 6 columns.

A:Dotted lines running thru my spreadsheet

Hey,, change back and start over.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 14 7437 laptop that I got about 2 years ago.
It was not like this when I first got it, but it now has a dotted vertical line on the laptop screen.
The line does not affect performance at all, it's just an annoyance thing. The touchscreen still works and everything still works. Laptop is still like new, but just that line is there.
I have attached a picture with an arrow pointing to the line.
What could be the issue to this and how can I fix it?Thank you!

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what do the the bits above the plate and hd bolts mean??

would this affect uploading as i cannot upload and this is the only visible difference i can see.


A:Microsoft Excel problem - dotted lines

Are you trying to Upload it to these Forums?
Does your "profile" allow you to Upload?
Is the Workbook small enough to Upload?
Why do you need to Upload it?

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I just recieved my HP 15 ENVY laptop brand new, and i have been using it for a week. all of a sudden a green dotted line appears on the screen, going down the laptop screen. it will not go away, i have tried re-starting the laptop a couple times and it does not seem to go away..any help with this?  Thank you. 

A:HP Envy has green dotted line going down my laptop screen?

@LeenaD,Suggest you call the support center.   1-(800)-474-6836,  (24/7)After the message(s).   Wait 30-50 sec.   According to my sources, it will be answered.Please confirm your success reaching a live person. 

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I just recieved my HP 15 ENVY laptop brand new, and i have been using it for a week. all of a sudden a green dotted line appears on the screen, going down the laptop screen. it will not go away, i have tried re-starting the laptop a couple times and it does not seem to go away..any help with this?  Thank you. 

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My Toshiba M35 Satellite laptop was purchased in 2003. Just recently it started showing faint vertical green dotted lines on the screen that tend to become worse the longer the computer is used. After about 30 minutes of use the lines become so bad that they distort words and pictures to the point where the computer must be shut down. If the machine has been used for an "extended" period of time (30 minutes), the screen will be completely black when attempting to restart windows. I am able to hear it restart (the signature Windows sound) but nothing appears on the screen. If the computer sits for an hour or longer it can then be restarted and the same process occurs. When I hook the laptop up to an external monitor the same problems occur. Other symptoms that have come along with these problems include:

1. Glitches on the Windows startup screen during boot-up.
2. After extended use internet browser becomes non-functional, i.e. when trying to scroll up and down only about 1/4 of the browser actually moves.

I have scanned the system in normal and safe mode using two different anti-virus programs and have found nothing. I have also opened the computer and dusted using a can of air, although, the inside looked very clean. I would appreciate any advice!

A:monitor shows vertical green dotted lines

Try booting in safe mode and if the green lines disappear, then its your video driver and you need to reinstall it

Let me know how it goes

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I am working on a word 2003 document. There are faint dotted lines in some sections of my document (they look like page breaks). I have not added any page breaks or section breaks in my document. I can't seem to delete these lines or remove the formatting. When I try and copy the txt over to a new document the dotted lines are also copied. Does anyone know how I can remove or delete these lines? Your assistance would be greatly appreciate.

A:Faint dotted lines across word 2003 document

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I have a macro that uses the pagesetup command. When the code finishes, there is a dotted line within the worksheet.

Is there a way through code to get rid of the dotted lines?

A:Solved: Excel Macro -> Page Setup -> Dotted Lines

ActiveSheet.DisplayAutomaticPageBreaks = False

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I have an HP Pavilion N5425 laptop, 14.1" LCD TFT (Toshiba) that works fine but 1 complaint:

About 1/4 way across the screen (from left to right) there is a thin blue line running from top to bottom.

It started very faintly but grew continually worse and is now a "permanent" feature.

The screen and laptop are fine otherwise, and I've been able to check all internal connections and and component seating. But the this hasn't corrected the problem.

I can replace any peice, but what part is it? Screen? Cable? Video Card?

When I change resolutions, the line stays in the exact same place on the screen.

When I unplug the cable from back of the screen (leaving the invertor connected) the screen remains on and show a plain white field with no blue line.

Using the video-out from the laptop, the line does not appear when hooked to a TVs video-in. (I do not have a proper monitor to try this with.)

Gently moving the cable seems to have no effect. But there is a good length of it held still under the power-button pcb when the laptop is re-assembled enough to turn it on.

Anyone have any experience like this and have an idea as to which part to replace? Any more suggestions to try?


A:14" Laptop LCD with thin blue line?

take it to a laptop repair shop or get a good technician on the job because it'll take tools and training to fix the problem (laptops are very tricky to mess with).

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Hi, i'm new to the forum and i need help with my toshiba a205-s4577.

it was working fine for the past year and months that i have used it and then one day it suddenly crashed while i was watching a movie. it displayed random patterns on screen. kinda like part of the image from the video is on the screen then a black strip and random colors. I restarted the unit to safe mode and left it on and browsed the net and downloaded some big files for how many hours and nothing happened.. there are also times when windows is still loading with the windows logo on screen, it crashes. there are also times when the login screen is displayed and it crashes. it just crashes randomly! so i tried to reformat it. i deleted the partitions and created a new one, formatted it then fresh installed windows 7 ( my previous OS is windows 7 by the way) and started installing the basic drivers and after a few hours, it crashed again... thinking that the driver installed might not be compatible, i tried another fresh install of windows (same execution, delete partition, create, install OS) and this time, without installing the drivers, it crashed again after a few hours... sometimes it crashes immediately after turning it on from cold start!

is there someone who can give me an advice on this? is this somehow caused by dust accumulating inside the laptop? or is it already busted?

A:Laptop crashes, random pattern on screen / blue screen

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Getting a blue screen error on a few HP T620 thin clients after being unused for two days. The error condition is found on a Monday morning after the device has been sitting unused for two days. Has anyone else run into this condition before or can anyone recommend a corrective action??  atikmpag.sys - address 8EABEE08 base at 8EAB6000, Datestamp 524e79de    

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Hi, You might get better assistance on the HP Enterprise Business Forum since you have a business class PC. 

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Hi could some one help me out here?

MY DC socket some how died the other day and had lots of burns, So I took out the motherboard and replaces the socket with a new one i've also replaced the charging PSU, along with putting some new thermal paste on the processor.

I've attached the .xml and dump files,and was hoping some one could help me shed some light on this.


A:Random Blue screen & crashing while running, Laptop (advent)


Update to the latest drivers for your on-board VGA and see if that solves the problem.

1: kd> lmvm igdkmd64
start end module name
fffff880`04866000 fffff880`05288e20 igdkmd64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: igdkmd64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\igdkmd64.sys
Image name: igdkmd64.sys
Timestamp: Sat Feb 12 01:16:32 2011 (4D558B10)
CheckSum: 00A26AF6
ImageSize: 00A22E20
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Source: Driver Reference Table

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Ive been a comp tech for a few years now and this is the weirdest problem ive ever seen. First their hard drive died. After running DFT on the drive, i diagnosed it was the SMART controller. They Purchased a new WD. After I installed windows on the machine, I noticed strange blue lines appearing during BIOS and the Win XP splash screen. When I got into windows I noticed that the names for the login were faded looking. Once in windows it self, if you hit the start button all the icons look like they mesh together and dont display right unless I mouse over them. And in windows when I open IE, next to the cursor there are 3 vertial pink lines. Anyone got any clue on this one? The correct Drivers are installed and still getting the same problem.

Also, On this Sony Vaio they have a "recovery" parition on the orginal HD, but because the SMART is going dead I cant boot into Normal mode or "Setting that worked last" . Is there anyway I can pull it off and install that version of windows on here so i can get my spare copy and key back? I can access the files when the drive is the Slave but I dont want to fart around with the drive with it being on its last leg.

Sony PCV-RZ10C JIC anyone is wondering.

A:Sony Vaio and Random Blue Lines and other wonderful problems??

Found the problem with the lines. It seems that the video card (GeForce 4 ASUS) was going bad. Replaced it with my old Voodoo3 3000 and it runs like a champ. Having no more issues with funy graphics. New hard drive is now working fine. JIC anyone gets the same problem.

Still need to know if anyone knows how to get the partition off the drive with windows on the new HD, so i can get my key back. Thanks.

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I bet it's not dead pixel or something, cause it sometimes appear, not too often.
Sorry I can't take a screenshot from it, cause the screenshot can't seem to take it.

Any comment would be appreciate.

A:A few thin red lines running up from my pc?

Quote: Originally Posted by game333

I bet it's not dead pixel or something, cause it sometimes appear, not too often.
Sorry I can't take a screenshot from it, cause the screenshot can't seem to take it.

Any comment would be appreciate.

Hi there....
if the screenshot wont duplicate what your seeing, its 100% monitor related.

the panel itself may be on the verge of failing (or at the very least loosing the pixels in question forever), is it always in the same spot..??

how long have you had the monitor, & what is the exact model..??

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Aaaaand my recent hellish computer problems continue...ugh

Ok so my new bfg nforce4 mobo is installed in my comp. I formated my partition and reinstalled xp. But I'm getting intermitent graphic issues. When I first boot up I get Short horizontal green lines running in vertical rows up and down the screen. Plus most dashes in my text with the occasional number or letter and space. Then windows starts and I get blue cuts horizontally across the screen. This doesn't happen ALL the time. It seems to occur when I install new software that is related to video. I installed a new game demo and it happend. It also happend when I installed the video drivers and a few other programs. It seems to be fixed when I pull out the video card and put it back in. Oh and after I installed the most recent program that caused this I was getting a no keyboard error for the first few reboots.

I have absolutely zero idea what this could be. The video card is new from BFG who sent it to me back when I thought my bad mobo was caused by my video card.

Anyone have any suggestions on this. I could really use help on this one.

My current setup is...

MOBO: BFG nForce4 Ultra ATX Socket 939 Motherboard for AMD Athlon 64, Athlon 64 FX
PROCESSOR: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3200BPBOX
RAM: gigaram 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model GR9053-512MB/400/SA - Retail
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A:Help: Video Problems: Green/Blue lines, Random text, characters...

An update:

I checked my Device Manager and I've got a nice little "!" that says "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" Dunno what the means exactly in relation to my problem, though maybe someone else does?

Another thing...I installed an old PCI card and the comp booted up fine no problems at all. But the card I'm trying to get to work is a PCI-E card so even though it sounds like it could be the card it could still also be something else right? I just recently RMA'd the video card even though it didn't need it (long story: my mobo was the problem, which is why I got a new one) and it took them over two months and 3 cards before they were able to mail me back the right formatted card, so I loath to send this one in again.

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I have a Samsung NP350V5C-A02UK and it is a great laptop. However, recently I have noticed a thin black border around the screen. I couldn't get a good picture with my camera but it looks very similar to this picture http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3519/t/19434351.aspx however, it is just a little thicker on my screen. I am not sure if it was there since I bought the laptop however, I am pretty sure it wasn't. Could any one please tell me how to fix this or if this is normal on all laptops.
Any replies will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Thin black border around laptop screen. Please help.

What is your screen resolution set to?

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Today I booted my computer up to be promoted with a black screen, I gave it a good half an hour before forcing it to shutdown, to which when I booted it back up. Was then promoted with a blue screen about the video card not being able to lead, that happened twice.

I then booted it into safe mode, fiddled around with the drivers to see what was going on, after restarting it again, I got the same black screen, this kept on happening. I then concluded my best solution was to install XP, this worked the video card runs. So the card is not dead, but there are multiple blue lines going down the screen in 4 columns. After going into the device manager I saw that it claimed it was not installed, then I went to Google and downloaded the driver, after installing the computers goes to the same black screen that I got on windows 7.

I have no clue what the problem is, so any help would be most appreciated. Also I tried installing Linux, but after getting though then loading screen of the installer, it goes to the black screen. At the moment in am on my tablet so sorry if there are so many mistakes. I'll try and get some photos of how it looks.

PC Specs:

- Dell Dimension E520
- Intel pentium D
- 2gb Ram
- Nvidia Geforce 7300 LE


Thank you, any help will be hugely appreciated.

Sean Hall.

A:Geforce 7300 LE - Blue screen of death - Multiple lines down screen.

Hi Sean,

I don't like to say it, but it sounds like the graphics card is dead. I had the same issue on an old 8800gts, it would work until I installed the drivers, then I would get very bad artifacts/lines down the screen.
I tried it on 2 different PC's with the same end result once the drivers were installed.


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Hi i wonder if anyone can point me in the right direction too solving my problem.... evertime i turn my pc on the manufactures logo appears ( COMPAQ ) but with thin vertical white lines a bit like adidas stripes, then the moniter goes black and then thin blue vertical lines appear over the (microsoft corparation boot screen) and then fials to start up .. i have used my recovery discs and set it back to the original factory settings which wiped all my files, it works fine for a couple of hours and then goes back too playing up again , what do i do now and what is the problem...` iam using a Compaq presario pc with vista home, with a nvidia geforce 7500 limited edition grx card... hope someone out there can help .. many thanx..

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Hello, I have a Power Spec P.C. (generick) ? I looked up the board and found it to be a Micro Star MS-6533VER:1 It was missing a hard drive so i installed one with Windows XP pro i believe. The monitor works fine but when i change the resalution it has a jumpy line and thin light lines thru the whole screen. Moniter is ok with other p.c.'s. speakers ok also. it has built onto the board output for monitor and audio ect. Im thinking mabie the xp was loaded from a different pc mabie loaded into this one? is there a possible driver for this board?dont want to just plug in a new audio card and video card if i dont have to.Should i try to redo windows xp? I tried to upgrade Windowsmicrosoft updates didnt make a difference. Any help will be very appriciated as always.

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Out of nowhere, I now have 3 very thin horizontal white lines towards the top of my LCD monitor that go all the way across the screen. I have no idea where they came from but I just noticed them today. My monitor is 3 1/2 years old. Does anyone know what the problem could be and how I might be able to fix it? I've tried restarting the computer, but they're still there.

Thanks for your help!

A:3 thin horizontal white lines out of nowhere on LCD monitor

Are the lines always there, even when you first turn on the computer, or does it only happen when you get into Windows (assuming your running Windows)?

What is the make and model of you PC and how old is it?
Have you ever opened up the PC and cleaned it out to get rid of dust?

My first thoughts would be that either the monitor or graphics card are on the way out, however check that the cables are all connected securely to be sure aswell.

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Had IBM Thinkpad 600E fixed under warranty for faulty screen (which had ceased to work) - problem turned out to be faulty motherboard, and motherboard was replaced.
Since getting the laptop back, there is a thin (about 4mm) vertical grey band down the entire screen which obliterates whatever is behind it. This line is about a cm in from the left hand side.
the band comes on from start up...ie through the black POST screen, and if operating in DOS - the same. The correct drivers and refresh rates, etc were already loaded. OS is Win98SE.
Wondering if it could be caused by something simple like a loose cable?
The reason I'm asking is that I'm in Sydney & have to send the laptop back to Melbourne to be fixed....if it is something that has happened in transit, there's no point sending it back to have the same thing happen again. Any ideas much appreciated.

A:Thin grey vertical band on laptop screen

That could be a physical flaw in the screen, but hopefully it's just a loosened connection in the wiring involved.

It probably did happen in transit, since the repair techs would have noticed and called you if they saw it.

You could have a local tech try to check the wiring first, but you'll probably have to send it to Melbourne again. If so, use a bigger box and ship it wrapped in something big and soft like a down-filled winter coat or quilt. You might also want to insure the parcel for the round trip if your postal system or courier company offers the option.

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Recently, my LCD monitor started showing red and blue lines in certain areas of the screen, especially outlining images. I at first thought that someone had tinkered with the monitor display settings and made the reds and blues more intense, but I found that messing around with the color settings did nothing to get rid of these lines.

My monitor then died a few days later (although I'm not sure if it's a coincidence), so I replaced it with an older monitor, and that one as well showed the red and blue lines, so I replaced it again with the same result.

I figured that it's not a problem with the monitor because I took a screenshot of my problem, saved it as a .png file, and emailed it to myself on another computer, and on that computer the red and blue lines do not appear in the image.

I have an NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 video card that came with the computer, and my OS is Windows 7 (64-bit). Any help is much appreciated, thanks.

A:Red and blue lines on screen

You have to swap out the graphics card. It's really the only way to eliminate the video card as the source of the problem. Goofy lines like that can be symptomatic of the video card failing. If the driver in the machine didn't have a problem before, and there haven't been any other major changes in the hard or software configuration, stands to reason that the card is the prime suspect.

I'm not exactly sure where in the video system a screen shot is taken, but it seems certain it's well before that actual screen output. Were we using the same video connecting cable on all the different screens? Beause you might try another monitor cable first if it was.

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Packard Bell X9810 in the middle of a program, the computer froze and blue lines have appeared on screen, unable to use the computer at all: any help would be appreciated. Gordon

A:Blue lines on screen

Can you get in with safe mode and go to device manager to look for any yellow markers or problems with grahics driver?
Possibly even a system restore to get back to normal, from safe mode?

Worst case scenario, give this a try. If you can get in be sure not to make a selection that would cause you to lose your stuff, such as the back up image

If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
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Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's ha... Read more

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