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Q: Vertical lines on boot!

hi girls and boys

we have vertical lines appearing on our monitor during bootup blue vertical line on windows logo and windows will not boot up but it will in safe mode!

any ideas? spec below.....

gforcefx 6800 pci-e

pentium d 2.3ghz dual core 800

1gb ram


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A: Vertical lines on boot!

Do the lines still appear in safe mode? It could be a monitor or graphics card problem.

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I have a Toshiba Tecra M5-S4332, Intel Centrino duo, with 4gb RAM running Windows XP sp3. I couldn't see very well one day and opened an email I thought I recognized. Never had virus problem before via email though know it happens. Powered down laptop for the night.

Next morning, sets of five blue vertical lines up and down my monitor. Shut down. Powered up later..same lines. F8 to go into safe mode with command line. Went to Programs, ran Avast scan which identified 8 or 9 issues - each the same but with a different number at the end. Tried to delete but Avast wouldn't allow it. Ran Glary Utilities to check registry. Found 8 problems. Deleted problems. Reboot and laptop booted up normally. Powered down at day's end.

Next morning, same problem. Tried Glary Utilities..no problems found. Ran Malwarebytes' Anti-malware. Took 2.5 hours. No malicious items detected.

Shut down. Cooled machine. Removed RAM one at a time. No change. Boot up and logged in. Same lines. Did NOT go into safe mode. Scrolling programs on screen. Stopped on hotcore.exe for about 30 minutes then finished booting to BSOD. Took system dump and advised contacting administrator. Hotcore supposedly related to Paragon Software. Tried deleting program via command line and CCleaner Tools. Cannot delete in safe mode.

Any ideas would be appreciated before I go buy a new hard drive and start from scratch.

Thanks in advance....Larry

A:First vertical lines, then BSOD, cannot boot

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Hello and thx in advance for whatever help you can supply. This isn't my pc but my friend's and naturally he called me

So the system begins to start. It brings up the XP splash page (the one with the knight rider KITT graphic thingy). The Page has a bunch of sets of four vertical lines on it. The monitor will then stop and say it is going into standby mode as if there is no signal.

The system will boot fine in safe mode.

I've removed and reinserted the video card. I tried hooking up a different monitor using a different monitor cable - just in case. I disabled the program Wincustomize that adjusted the logon screen. I tried booting with the ethernet cable unplugged. I made sure that the hdd was the first thing in the boot order in the bios.

the system:
nvidia geforce 7600 gt
intel core 2 6300 @1.86gh
not certain about the mb sorry.

I've included a screen shot for you, sorry about the quality, I used my acer netbook to take the pic.

So far nothing has worked. I now turn to you my good people.

thanks again.

A:vertical lines xp boot splash

Try a different vid card.

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While I was using firefox today my computer decided to freeze on me with blue dashed vertical lines appearing, the sound was stuck in millisecond loop and mouse/keyboard did not function, after restarting i reloaded firefox and the same problem occured, thus far thinking it to be a software problem i opened up IE to search for any similar problems other people have been having and found some info on crashes relating to FF update but then the same problem happened again, after yet another resart the computer refused to start so i had to press the restart button several times just to get to BIOS but now the blue lines are on there as well, leading me to conclude it must be a hardware issue, my problem is the graphics is on-board, was wondering whether a new graphics card would solve the problem or whether i need a new MB. I have a picture of the BIOS screen displaying the blue lines if that would help.

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Hey I have a an HP Special Edition L2000 laptop and it won't start sometimes when I hit the power button. It'll just turn the fan for a few seconds then shut off again. Also sometimes when it does actually work, I'll get vertical lines when I'm in the middle of a program such as Word. Do you know what causes this?

A:Livestrong won't boot up sometimes. Also get vertical lines

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I have an old Penium 2 266 machine that had the hard drive go bad. Additionally one of the symptoms was when the system booted up all the displayed characters were jibberish. The bootup sequence display, though, looks fairly normal (readable) but does have brown vertical lines running down the screen. I have tried booting with a system disk and it seems to go through its drill but all the characters don't make sense (might look like this: "Aaare'dfgg"). I am rebuilding this box for a friend of my daughter who has no $ and an ancient computer (barely functioning). I get this result no matter what I do. I have reseated the vid card, ram, Battery, Cleared what looks to be the CMOS jumper all with no luck. Any thoughts would be appreciated.


A:Boot up jibberish and vertical lines

i would suggest it is the video card (or its memory)

second choice is the cpu (a small chance there)

a very small possibility of os corruption

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Hope someone can help me here

I'm running a Dell Dimension E520 with Vista home user. It's out of warranty.
My kids were watching a video on it, when it suddenly froze (both sound and graphics). I tried everything, down to ctrl+alt+del to stop the program, but eventually, I pulled the power supply to kill it.
Here's where my problems really started.

When I rebooted, the entire screen was black except for a series of vertical lines (first in green, then turning white). These lines are grouped together, in groups of four. They are very regular in spacing and very clear. At some point in the boot process, the Dell logo appears - the lines do not run through the Dell logo. Also, the Microsoft Win startup logo, with the moving green bar, displays correctly. This to me indicates that it's not a hardware/graphics card fault (but not sure on this point).
At some point in the boot process, the screen goes black and remains that way - for about 30 mins now and counting. The only way of shutting down/restarting is pulling the power cable - not great, I know.

I ran start up repair - it told me it couldn't fix the problem.
I ran last known good config - successful, but still won't boot - same symptoms as above
I tried to run backup from Win Vista operating CD I had gotten with the computer - it said it couldn't find the CD/DVD so that was no good.
I eventually restored to factory default image. It successfully reformatted and reinstalled, but when it ... Read more

A:Solved: Vista - vertical lines/won't boot

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I have had my toshiba p200-144 for a couple of years now and when I tried booting it up there were dotted lines vertically displayed on the screen. When I tried to boot in normal mode i got the BSOD however in safe mode it boots absolutely fine, no troubles. That made me think I may have downloaded something dodgy so, I reinstalled Vista and it worked for maybe an hour. Rebooted it after some updates and the same problem occured.



A:Solved: Vertical Lines across screen. BSOD on boot

The vertical lines went away after the reload? It sounded like the LCD was going bad until you reported that. Maybe graphics card drivers ...

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It was working fine this past Friday. I haven't added any hardware. I did uninstall AVG Firewall/Anti-virus and Malewarebytes. Added PCMatic anti-virus/anti-trojan software.

Saturday morning when I tried booting up, the period of time when the green vertical bars scross back and forth while windows loads in the background, it hangs up. The green lines stop moving. I waited 3-5 minutes, nothing happened so i shut the computer off.

I checked cables and the one board, a video card. Everything looks okay. Fan on the CPU works fine. PSU fan is working.

I don't currently have an external case that will fit the hard drive. I can order one pay day.

I did notice that where I plug in the standard 3-prong power cord, seemed slightly loose. I tried a different power cord, and it seemed to work fine.

I did do a repair when it booted up as Windows requested. I have data on there I want to keep, and it is my best computer. I keep it off the Internet.

Computer specs: Acer Aspire X170, Vista Home Premium 32bit, Graphics: EVGA 1 gig GeForce 210, hard drive is 1 terabyte in 1 partition. USB mouse and keyboard.

I cannot afford to buy a new machine.

Any suggestions on fixing this ?


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Hey all,
I'm running a hp pavilion d4790y, with vista 32bit. I startup the computer and there are groups of 4 vertical lines all across the screen, and the computer wont boot past the windows loading bar. The computer was doing this before and had a hard drive laying around i was dying to use. I installed the new hdd and did a complete clean install of vista 32bit, and updated the drivers. The lines stopped and the computer worked perfectly for about 2 weeks and same problem happened again. My only thought at this point is the video card is bad. I put this card in my other pc and the other pc failed to boot at all (no lines). Any wisdom on this matter would be greatly appreciated, and i thank you all in advance.

Link to pc specs: http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-...-32331176.html
(these are correct specs besides I'm running 2 gb of ram instead of 1gb)

A:vertical lines on screen, wont boot past windows loading bar

I had a similar problem when my computer tipped over.
I reseated the memory sticks and the problem stopped.
Hope this works for you.

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I'm running Vista Home Premium 32-bit on an HP Pavillion E6400.

Out of the blue, Windows will not boot up, and immediately upon the boot attempt I get a series of veritical white lines in groups of four all the way across the screen. Some of my online searches would indicate that's the graphics card, HOWEVER, I can boot into Windows in Safe Mode with no stripes. Does that rule out the graphics card problem?

I did a System Restore to before the last Windows update (about a week ago), and it did no good.

I also tried "Restore to last known good setting," and it had no effect.

I do get a blue screen while booting up, which CURRENTLY says "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" and "Technical information - STOP: 0X00000050 0X9CA3FDC0, 0X00000001, 0X8C9A81F3, 0X00000002)

But yesterday I got a different blue screen message. It said nothing about the page fault, just that a problem had been detected and "STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000006, 0x8C9B32D1, 0x89E788F4, 0X00000000)" and "nvlddmkm.sys - Address 8C9B32D1 base at 8C80D000, DateStamp 4563d..." (My photograph got cut off after that point, and I can't rephotograph since I'm no longer getting that message).

This all actually happened about a year ago and it seemed to fix itself after a few days, or my mulitple attempts at Startup Repair finally worked.

Not sure if there's a connection, but this time it happened after I installed three new programs, all within a few hours of each other... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Windows won't boot, vertical lines, but fine in safe mode

Hi did you ever update or reinstall your graphics card, you could try revo uninstaller to remove the programs Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

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This problem has just occurred for me. I am only on a single screen 27" Mac, running Windows 10 on Bootcamp. I have had this computer form about 3 years. The problem does not exist on the Mac side of my computer - as always everything on the Mac side
runs spot on, its only over here on the Microsoft Windows side that I end up with issues. The only reason I use Microsoft Windows is to run Autodesk Inventor Professional for design and drawing. Inventor hasn't been written in Apple language as yet but I'd
wish they'd get their finger out and get it done. I dislike having to partition my drive and lose space because of a business biase. I also use the browser Edge to run tutorials on drawings. The cursor change only seems to occur after a period of non use -
initially I though it was after a timeout but I notice that the screen doesn't have to go to screen saver or blank-out for the change to occur, only a certain period of non-use maybe 5-10 minutes. It would be nice to see so attention paid to this issue after
sooo mannnnny years of existence. I see this forum issue goes back to 2009. I have contacted Microsoft recently once so far without charge and was told to delete the mouse driver and allow the automatic reinstall to occur. This still hasn't resolved the problem.
I see your above work around of enabling a mouse trail as one of my alternatives otherwise it's a restart to rectify. I will log another call to Microsoft help in an endeavour to apply more weight t... Read more

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Hello, I had a very odd incident with my computer.

ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
Ripjaws Gskill 2x4GB
Rosewill Green Series 630W
Also have a Cooler Master 212 EVO for the CPU
R9 270x Gigabyte OC Edition

So I was playing a game called Gnomoria, which to my knowledge shouldn't be very taxing on a computer... When suddenly my screen went brown with vertical lines! I could still hear the music playing but it seemed my PC was frozen. I decided to then restart the computer. As windows booted up, I got the chime that signals you were moments away from logging only to get a screen that is black. I can move the cursor but thats its... nothing else works. I then restarted my computer again with the same problem. Finally, I restarted the computer again but in safe mode with networking and I got that to work. Beyond this point I am not very experienced when it comes to computers, though I did build this rig myself. I'm just wondering what went wrong, and how can I start to fix this problem. I was not overclocking at all, at temps right before the Brown Screen looked cool with the CPU at 40C and the GPU around 35-40C. I also posted this under graphics problems mostly because this issue probably is GPU related. I'm running on 3.12, or 3.9 drivers. Im not sure which one but I am running on older ones mainly because I was having Blue Screen issues about 2 months ago which was fixed thanks to this forum. I'm just not sure where to go from here, any help would be appreciated.

A:Brown Screen and Vertical Lines - Black Screen on Boot

I forgot to mention that I did a system restore which brought it back 10 days earlier in which a version of direct X was installed. The system restore didn't work though and i was still welcomed with the black screen and only a mouse cursor. I have not changed any settings though recently.

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Over the years a friend of mine sends mail with vertical lines down the left had side of the page. When I had XP that was fine as I knew how to remove them before sending the mail on if needed.
Now I'm with Widows 8 I don't have a clue. Is there any one out there who can help please. arram

A:Vertical Lines

arram, what are you using for email? You could just copy the text instead of forwarding the whole email.

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Discovered purple/blue vertical lines going down my laptop. At the very top the lines are very dark... as the line down down the line gets fainter and looks invisible but in some random spots there is some dark spots. Its probably about 10 pixels wide. The first time I turned it on it was a solid blue line all the way down but now it is blue and purple for the most part and varies in visibility through the day. Not sure if this is a video card issue or the LCD monitor. Any comments to fix or what is wrong is appreciated. Thanks!

A:Vertical Lines

I remember the day before they appeared I had my laptop closed but was still on sleeping for quite some time. Just did the same thing for a couple hours right now and went and checked on it and the lines appeared darker. Not sure if theres any correlation there but thought itd be worth nothing.

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Hello Every One
I have Windows 8 with Outlook 2007 as e-mail.
In the old XP days when ever I received e-mail with that annoying vertical line down the side of the page it was simple enough to get rid of them by using the instructions below. Now of course in this modern world things are different with tool bars turning into ribbons. When I open the e-mail there is no View.
Can some one, if it's possible convert the XP instructions below into Windows 8 please. arram.

Lets see if this helps: Open the email and click Forward: Now, click View on the Menu Bar: Now look for SOURCE at the bottom tab and click: Now look through the SOURCE CODE and find a selection that starts with something called <BLOCKQUOTE>Now, if there is one line in the email you should see it once. For each blue line you will see it listed. Highlight each line in the screenshot below and delete:

A:Vertical Lines

Have you tried this?

There is another way in Outlook to do this which is even easier. Outlook has keyboard shortcuts to “Clear Formatting”: CTRL+SHIFT+Z or CTRL+SPACEBAR. Either of these methods will remove the blue vertical line.

source: Removing the Blue Lines in Forwarded Emails | Worldstart's Tech Tips Newsletter

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I received my chromebook 3 weeks ago, it immediately had a vertical line. It comes and goes but right now its staying. How do I permanently remove it? I don't have my receipt to take it back. I love the laptop and I would just rather try to fix it here? Thanks!

A:Vertical Lines

MitchellMills You will get better Chromebook support if you use this contact information:  Talk to a Chromebook Specialist - Chromebook Help Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on the left of the Reply button to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution" -- to help others find the solution.========================================================================

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Yesterday while in the middle of playing a game Windows XP hung up. Upon reboot it came up with colored vertical lines. I cannot get it to reboot in safe mode or get into the setup screen. I have tried numerous times to restart and tap F8 however the computer starts up immediately with the colored vertical lines and no opportunity to get into any type of program.

I switched monitors to ensure that it wasn't a monitor issue, but same problem with the other monitor.....vertical lines that change color and pattern every couple of seconds.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Vertical lines in XP

Hi and welcome. Please do not duplicate post....keep all replies here:

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Hi everyone I'm using windows vista and my computers been working fine up until recently, i started my computer and strange black vertical lines were running from the top to the bottom of my screen, i didn't think much of it at first but my computer wouldn't start up normally, I'm using safe mode with networking right now, Ive tried other solutions Ive read online and none worked so i figured id come here, i cannot get onto my computer without using safe mode because of these vertical lines please help, thanks in advance.

A:The Vertical Lines...

Hi -

Try booting w/ "Last Known Good Configuration"

Also try "Enable VGA Mode"

If no-go on both, see if system restore helps -
START | type rstrui

Regards. . .



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I have vertical lines on both my laptops yellow, light green, and pink, I did let my norton virus protection run out Can you tell me how to fix this problem The screen just slowly keeps getting more lines


A:Vertical lines

I actually had that with a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop and I installed an updated video driver and restarted and the problem never came back. You could try that but if it doesnt work than most likely your screen has gone bad and will need to be replaced.

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I have vertical lines when i switch on .its on the company logo, then the windows screen.After that the screen goes black and nothing.Can someone please help!!!!!
windows xp prof
amd athlon(tm) processor

A:vertical lines

Welcome to TSG....

If this is a company computer I would suggest calling the company IT department to fix this, this would not only save you from getting into trouble but will save you from getting into trouble.

If you are getting video until it starts booting into Windows the problem sounds like a bum video driver but not being familiar with the specs on this particular computer or whether it is on a network or not it is just a guess.

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i have vertical red lines starting to appear at first it was on then two more showed up  ywo computers are linked.   on at a time one widows 7   and the other  windows 10    the lines show up on both

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Apologies if this is in the wrong place.

The vertical lines problem have just started happening in flash games. It's like all the graphics get shoved together and then they go back to normal. Any idea what it is? I thought it was a driver problem and updated it but it's still happening.

A:Vertical lines across page

Welcome to the forums.
Post your computer specs
If it is a big box computer give us the manufacturer and the model #

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I bought P71 Thinkpad a week ago. The first thing I noticed  after I unpacked the box, that there is a vertical line on screen. I bought this laptop from Lenovo website and delivered in USA. I live in UAE where this model is not available, so no Lenovo service center is willing to take and solve this issue.  any help will highly appreciated. 

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I bought an ATI 64Mb videocard Saphire 7000 that worked great for a couple months, then a few weeks ago when I play games (WW2 Fighters/Shogo), after a few minutes the screen is covered with dark vertical lines. Surfing the net and other activities work fine, just the games. I have to restart the computer to get rid of the lines. I have reloaded the driver, reinstalled the card, switched power supplies. My computer is pretty ancient, 350Mhz P2, 10G HD, 392 Mb EEC Sdram 2x AGP win98se Intel chipset. Any ideas???

A:ATI 7000 vertical lines

I have almost an identical card, ATI built, and never experienced what you describe. I'm not a gamer, but I did notice that attempting to do 3D benchmarking on the card, the display would go crazy. I've since upgraded to a newer card.

You might try posting your question on the Rage 3D forum, which focuses on ATI cards of all types. I'm fairly certain someone there might be able to help you out.

Good luck.


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Hi, I am after some advice. I have a HP Screen, which has developed 4 vertical lines down the screen. 3 lines are blue and one is red. Whilst carrying my screen from the carpark to my office, it started raining. The lines appeared after this , I think this maybe due to water damage? I was wondring if this was repairable? Thanks in advance  

A:HP Screen Vertical Lines

I'm afraid it's not repairable.  Find your device in the following link to view the part number of the replacement screen. http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx  

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This happened about 15 minutes ago.

Finished playing Battlefield 2 online, logged off and got back into my desktop but I periodically get these vertical lines (about an inch thick running the full height of the screen) it's even doing it now as I type this.
I have a feeling that my graphics is to blame (it's getting on a bit) but I'm not sure.

The pc is only 3 months old so I can't see it being that, the graphics card is about 1.5 - 2 years old which I took from my old pc and put into this new one.

I've rebooted a few times but I'm still getting this happening. So any ideas? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Here's my specs:

P4 3.2
1024 gigs of ram
250 gb hdd
Power color ati 9800 xt graphics card

A:Vertical lines on screen

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Ok, so I returned the old monitor that was giving me a weird brown spot near the bottom. However, the new monitor has white lines going down the middle of it (very faint mind you) and a discoleration near the edges. The monitor is a viewsonic (not great, but not terrible) and I doubt I would get two faulty ones in a row. AND, I do not notice these defects during the "windows Loading screen". So, is it simply video card settings? I have a new Radeon 9200. Any advice?

A:Vertical lines on Monitor.

Sound like it could be a driver problem.
See if u are using the latest drivers for the monitor and video card.

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I have an older gateway computer that I had to replace the HD and the ram. Everything works flawlessly except one issue. When I boot the computer at startup (during bios also) there are a bunch of thick vertical lines making it hard for me to see bios or anything before windows loads. As soon as Windows loads up, they disappear. this was happening at first when i installed Windows XP Pro, but then it found the drivers for my VGA and it went away EXCEPT at boot. Any suggestions? This is driving me nuts because I want to get into my Bios and I can't see much with these lines.

A:Vertical Lines at startup??? HELP!!


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My mother-in-laws calls me today with a compter problem. She says it has blue vertical lines on the monitor and won't complete the boot cycle. I told her to power down and wait several minutes for a cool down. Then I had her try and boot in safe mode but it still wouldn't boot. The end result is, as she describes, a fuzzy screen with blue vertical line. What do I do next?


A:Blue vertical lines

You're probably going to have to visit Mom. Bring another monitor with you. If it works, the monitor is bad. If not it needs a new video card.

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computer crashes with vertical lines on screen ,when i play games.could it be that it is over heating/or graphics card issues???im a noob and need help..

A:Vertical Lines Before PC Crashes...

post your system specs

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I bought a new 19" Hyundai L90D+ LCD monitor a couple months ago. It worked great for the first few weeks, then I saw a red line, 1 pixel wide, about 3" from the right hand side of the screen. Over the next week or two, 15 or 20 more lines appeared in various colors in the same area on the right side of the screen, making the monitor completely unusable. I returned it to the warranty service center and received a refurbished one in return (advance service was quick, thankfully).

After 2-3 weeks of very light use (holiday travel), this new monitor is showing a blue line in exactly the same place as before. I'm expecting additional lines to appear in the next few days.

I'm running a GeForce 6800 GT 256MB. In both cases, the lines appeared regardless of whether I used DVI or analog input. The lines do not appear on my old analog monitor.

So......I'm going to line up another replacement from Hyundai. But in the meantime, does anyone have any experience with this? Have I just been unlucky? Do Hyundai monitors just suck in general?

A:Vertical lines on Hyundai LCD?

I have an old monitor here with a blue line, but it was about three years old when it happened. My wife still uses it, and claims it doesn't bother her at all. You have been pretty unlucky, because that's not a normal failure, especially twice!

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Son has satellite L50-C-!PD. He rotated the screen using ctrl , Alt & direction arrows. Now when screen is correctly orientated there are vertical lines across it. No lines appear when screen is rotated any other orientation.

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I have vertical lines that are 3/4 of the way down on my screen, have had for a couple of days. They are so bad that I can't see through them. Help me get them OFF.

A:Vertical lines across screen

You might start with make/model numbers and whether this is a TV, computer display, CRT, LCD, what?

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Today when I got back from work my desktop could be seen but I have blinking blue/pink vertical lines that wont go away. I can do everything normally but i dont know why i see those lines. Btw I have a Dell Inspiron 600m that runs on Windows XP.

A:Vertical lines on screen

Did you try rebooting your system, or shutting it completely down and restarting? If not, try it.

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Hi, I was on my PC and all of a sudden it triggered my Asus Anti-Surge Protect which caused it to lock down( first time ever). I verified on my APC surge protector and noticed all was fine. I rebooted into windows and there was green lines heading down my screen and in Device Manager, under Display Adaptors, all I see is Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. I properly removed the drivers in safe mode, did the whole process of rebooting into safe mode again, installing the appropriate drivers, but when I would boot into Windows normal mode, it would show the Catalyst Software installed but under Display Adaptors, I would still only see Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. I had uninstalled it, disabled it, then would re-clean and re-install the drivers going through the process countless times but still nothing.

Also, I have tried the most recent ones, the beta and the old drivers I had before all this happenned and the same with all 3 except that 2-3 times, the PC would lock up while installing the drivers right after the screen flicker during installation. I followed some of the solutions on the other threads and nothing resolved it. In dxdiag and GPU-Z it shows Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. I have tested the screen and it works fine.

A:Green Vertical Lines

Hi Dookie

You should go into safe mode, uninstall your gfx drivers, then remove the video card from the pci slots. The lines will probably go away. <3

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I have vertical lines on my desktop pc. It looks 3d. It is not the monitor I checked that. It says it could be the video card. I dont think i have a video card. It is factory and the monitor cable is plugged in to a little box that is hooked on the mother board. What can I do to fix this. Do I need a video card installed, will that fix it?

A:Vertical lines on monitor looks 3d.

Hardware brand and model?

If it's displays images on a monitor, then it has a video chipset, regardless of whether it's an actual video card. And yes, most graphical display issues like this are typically a faulty video chipset or the power supply.

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whenever i put my laptop to sleep and turn it on i get vertical lines on screen and then i have to force shutdown my laptop to use it again. I am getting this problem from few days and searched for it online . This problem is related to my Intel GPU . Could use some help .

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I hope someone here will be able to help, or at least tell me what the problem is.

I'm using an Acer monitor (AL1916W). It's about two months old, give or take a week, bought new. It was working fine until this morning, when the screen occasionally flickered before fading into single and multi-pixel vertical coloured lines. I don't have a picture, but the coloured lines are the same colours as my desktop wallpaper (greens and browns, mostly) and fill the screen.

I turned the monitor off and turned it on again. The display was fine for about ten seconds before it faded into the vertical lines again. Changed resolution and refresh rate - same thing. Restart - same thing. Changed cables - same thing.

Everything else works fine - I'm using the computer to listen to some music at the moment, with the monitor off. I tested a game and a few other programs and they worked fine, with the exception of the display.

Specs: Athlon 64 3200+, ABIT AV-8, Radeon 9550 128MB, 1GB RAM. Most of the parts are between 1-2 months old.

If it isn't already painfully obvious, I'm not that great with computers

A:Vertical coloured lines

hi, does the vertical line always stays there and it doesnt disappear no matter how many pictures do you choose? if its true, maybe the only way to remove this line is to check and use the ATI catalyst software. (sometimes the trouble come when its there and vice-versa)
btw if you find a same vertical line in other monitor under same pc, its definitely the ati9550 problem and the problem come similar to me using M9700.

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I have a 17" Korea Data Systems monitor. I has just started getting gray vertical lines all the way across the screen where ever there is any kind of wording. the lines are only as wide as the words. Is it my monitor or is the video card going bad? I think the monitor is about 4 years old.

A:Vertical lines on monitor

First thing to do is to hook it up to another computer to see which it is. If it does the same thing on another computer, it is to replace it. It would probably cost more than a new one to get it repaired.

Ig it does not do it on another computer, I would reinstall the drivers for the video card and monitor first and if that does not do it then replace the video card.

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I have seen this many times, cache gets loaded up and you start to see vertical lines through all the images on the web. Usually I just do a quick sweep of all the temp files, cache, etc and the lines go away, but this time they refuse to leave. Does anyone have any idea's about this?

A:Vertical lines through all the pictures

BUMP BUMP BUMP ! Frustrating problem !

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I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop running XP SP3. About 3 months ago I started getting vertical lines on the screen. One at first then after a few weeks another until now about 8 and a black screen. I can't boot to safe mode but can get to the bios. I've read other threads here and most suggest on the lcd screen going out. I don't know much about laptops but I'm kinda leaning toward the mother board.
Any help would be appreciated.

A:Vertical lines on LCD screen

To check if the vertical lines on your screen is caused by a faulty LCD screen, try to access the bios and check if the vertical lines appear. If you see the vertical lines on the bios screen that means your LCD will need to be replaced. But if you did not see any lines then it is possible that your issue is with the video card. Try to reinstall the video card driver for your system and see if that will help.

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I accidently dropped my monitor whilest carrying it down very steep stairs. After that it now has vertical lines across the screen. Also there's a part of the screen that looks darker. When you first turn on the monitor this area is small but then it goes bigger.

Is this repairable? Is it likely that I would have to replace the lcd module itself? It's a good few years old.

I suspect it also has an issue with the light source as well because sometimes it has trouble lighting up the screen. But generally as it heats up it's brighter.

To be honest I'm getting a new one but am just curious. Also I've always had an interest in electronics. Also is repairing this potientially dangerous? It's only 12V and at less than 5amps.

A:TFT monitor with vertical lines

For what you can buy monitors for these days, it's cheaper to replace-unless it's some sort of big screen. If you see vertical lines, that tells me the module is gone, which over time, LCD's do that anyway.

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so my computer freezes with vertical blue lines no idea what the problem is ive tried updating graphics drivers and checking device manager didnt help ive ran a few virus scans with malware bytes with nothing being picked up so im at a loss of what it could be any one know what to do ?

A:vertical blue lines

It appears that your video card is failing or there is a loose cable.

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Yesterday the computer went wonko. we were playing a movie in QuickTime and all of a sudden what seemed like the resolution deteriorated drastically. Closer examination showed that there are all these tiny red vertical lines on the screen. we plugged the laptop into the computer and the resolution was fine, so i'm hoping it's not a graphics card problem. Is there anyone in computer-land that can help the technologically challenged? I appreciate any and all help.

Computer stats: Asus gaming laptop running windows 7 home premium.


A:Red Vertical Lines on Screen


Originally Posted by atc142730

Yesterday the computer went wonko. we were playing a movie in QuickTime and all of a sudden what seemed like the resolution deteriorated drastically. Closer examination showed that there are all these tiny red vertical lines on the screen. we plugged the laptop into the computer and the resolution was fine, so i'm hoping it's not a graphics card problem. Is there anyone in computer-land that can help the technologically challenged? I appreciate any and all help.

Computer stats: Asus gaming laptop running windows 7 home premium.


It might be the graphic card it seems that those vertical red lines are artifacts or it could be software related to the graphic card, I just had a similar issue but the red lines where horizontal. But mine was way worst it would shut down and show a blue screen telling me and error that points to the graphic card.

Try reinstalling the software for your graphic card, see how that works.

Have you heard weird noises of the fan before that?
By the way how old is your graphic card, wich type of graphic card and how do you use it. ?
Ex: I play "Name of game" for 6 hours non stop 7 days a week.

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Hi about a month ago thin vertical lines started to appear in the left side of my screen but they would disappear if a slight pressure was applied to the back of the screen. i was reluctant to do anything earlier because I need the laptop for uni

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