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T570 screen is a bunch of bars

Q: T570 screen is a bunch of bars

Hi guys, So I pull out my laptop this morning and it seems like the panel is busted. There is a sliver at the top that seems to be "live", but the rest is almost like burned in stretch. Every now and then if I'm wiggling the screen back and forth it will "refresh" and be clear for a second (but not "live", ie pointer movement does not show) and fades back into the stretch. I have it hooked up via hdmi to my tv, where I am attempting to get service bridge to work, but I figured it'd be worth posting here too. I assume since my tv image is clear, it is not a software issue and is either the backlight drivers (if such exist) or the panel itself. I still have 72 days of warranty, is this something that would be covered? And if so/not, how much am I looking at for repair?

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Preferred Solution: T570 screen is a bunch of bars

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I have been using this new T570 for just over a week and have noticed some really upsetting discomfort. After only a few minutes, my eyes become fatigued and I start to experience a strange chilling unpleasantness. The first time this happened, I ended up with a migraine for the rest of the day and got sick.  As a disclaimer, I have normal (20/20) vision and I have never experience any negtaive side effects of using a computer, laptop or phone before. My main driver before getting this machine was a Samsung Tab S2 (AMOLED) and occasionally a normal desktop. I also own an LG G6 (LCD). This tells me that it is not simply the technology of LCD or AMOLED that is making me sick.  I believe the T570 is an LED powered LCD screen (not sure though). This one is FHD with a matte filter.  I have looked up things like PWM but this issue seems to occur whether or not the screen is full brightness.  It took me a week to acknowledge that the issue is actually coming from the screen. I am currently using this with it plugged in to an external monitor and haven't had any negative side effects. Does anyone know what the problem could be? BTW, I also tried changing the resolution (didn't help) and zooming in to 175% (which I thought helped but it didn't). Is this just how these screens are made?Is it somehow bc of the matte finish (hard to believe) or the FHD (really hard to believe)?Is this a defective screen?Did I get stuck with a laptop that had a... Read more

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I was wondering iff someone can help me out I am having issues with Thinkpad T570 and my screen looks distroted when I fire up Citrix or Remote Desktop running the graphic looks distorted.  I'd check the drive and make sure everything was up to date.  Have anyone ever experience this before?  The system is using Intel 520 and I am using T570 running Windows 7.  TIA.    

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Hi, I bought a lenovo thinkpad T570 2 months ago and I broke the FHD screen. I tried to contact Lenovo with the number assigned to my country (Italy) but I can't find a way to ask about replacements. Is it possible to know if I can buy an original Screen? If yes: what's the procedure?Thanks in advance,Fernando

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I have purchased a T570 with touchscreen and backlit keyoard. I keep the keyboard as clean as I can but there are always keyboard button marks on the screen. I am affraid that this will have an impact on the screen in long term. Are there suggestions on how to resolve this problem? Is there anyone else having this problem?

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T570 - Cannot enter ME Configuration Screen BIOS 1.21ME Firmware 11.6.29.3287 When I hit Ctrl-P at boot the message "Launching the ME configuration Screen" appears but then Windows loads instead.

A:T570 - Cannot enter ME Configuration Screen

tested the same on another T570 - same issue. I planned to deploy 30 of these tomorrow - which now fails as I cannot set a new admin password for the ME firmware....

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Allright, so when I woke up this morning and turned my computer on/logged into my user account, I got an error I'd never seen before. I didn't think much of it at the time, so I didn't note exactly what it said, but it was something about a problem with "aawservice.exe", which is an Ad-Aware file (as far as I know). So I closed that and tried to sign into MSN, at which point I received another error, this time saying, "Windows Live Messenger has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." I tried a few more times and continued to get the same error. Firefox seemed to be working fine, aside from the security notice I was getting every time I had to login to a site (Facebook, etc.). A few minutes after I had logged in, I got another random "...has encountered a problem and needs to close..." error, this time for "jusched.exe". I tried restarting my computer a couple of times and got the exact same results, so I tried a boot-time scan with Avast and it found nothing. After that, I logged back into my user account and tried MSN one more time, only to find that I had accidentally deleted the main .exe file for it....so I went to the Windows Live Messenger site and downloaded the installation file. During the installation, I got yet another "...has encountered a problem and needs to close..." error, this time for the installation itself. I re-tried it and got the same error again, at... Read more

A:Suddenly getting a bunch of different errors from a bunch of different applications?

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Hi,

I have this really annoying problem and I'm about to conclude that it's time to buy a new video card but I'm hoping there is another way to fix this.

Please Look Here: http://www.geocities.com/lorenzopelswijk/verticalbars.html

Those lines keep coming up every once and a while. Whenever they appear, the only way to remove them is to shut down my PC, wait for a couple minutes and then start it again.

Sometimes this happens after a couple of hours of running my PC, and sometimes it takes days. It's not stable at all.

I've scanned my PC for viruses and errors but nothing seems to fix the problem. I've updated to the latest ATI Radeon drivers with no luck. Also someone posted that he has this problem and tried to format his PC but still the same.

I have an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (updgraded it to Pro long time ago by changing the BIOS).

If there is anyway I can fix this without replacing the card I would love to know how.

Thnaks in advance.
 

A:Very Annoying Vertical Bars on My Screen (Keeps Recurring) Please See Screen Shot

Your graphics card is dying.
 

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my x1 Carbon screen freezes randomly and vertical grey bars appear on the screen, it unfreezes after a couple of minute or if a repeteadly press the left bottom of the screen. I replaced the screen and it still does it. Any suggestions. I believe I have a 2nd generation x1 carbon 

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For whatever reason, my signal strength seems to consistently drop, but only when I'm in my basement. I have perfect signal strength when I'm upstairs. Strangely enough there never used to be a problem and it just started out of nowhere. I want my internet speed back, it's frustrating, can someone please help me!?

I have a Dell Inspiron 7377.

A:Signal Strength Drops Constantly From 5 Bars to 2 Bars

It depends on where the Wireless Access Point is located, and how many other A/P's are on the same channel(s) as the Access Point. Also if the power is dialed down on the Wifi, that can also cause issues.

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Hello guys,

I've got a problem and I need your help!

When surfing a month ago, 4 vertical bars appeared on my screen
( http://www.geocities.com/lorenzopelswijk/verticalbars.html )! After
restarting they kept reappearing. At first I
thought it was a virus, but after downloading Ad Aware and various
other virusscanners, nothing happened. Finally I bought Norton
Antivirus 2005 and still it found nothing..
So, I re-installed windows XP, but to no effect. Then I erased my C
drive. Nothing happened. Then I erased my other drive with all my
music, anime and other valuable stuff, but still the bars appeared!
After completely re-installing my computer the problem had remained!

But, I've found out that that the bars don't appear as long as I don't
install the driver of my videocard. Ati Catalyst. But then my internet
is all slow and crazy and I can't play any games without it. So I
downloaded the latest driver and various other, but still to no
effect. So what to do! My computer works just fine, but it really
sucks if your surfing or watching movies with 4 bars constantly on
your screen. I'm not a computerexpert, so don't asks me to look inside
my computer as I've never looked inside one nor know anything about
how it works. I've had my computer for 2 years and haven't had any
problems with it before. Does anyone know what the **** is wrong with
it? Please reply and deliver me of this evil... Read more

A:Vertical Bars on my Screen?!

Looks to me like its time to replace that videocard. If its still under warrantee, that would be my next step.

PS. Ask for some help before you delete your valuable data next time. You should never be forced to surrender your data.
 

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My On-Screen Volume bars ( the bars that appear when i adjust my volume on the bottom of the screen) have decided to not display themselfs anymore. Anyone know what happend !?

A:On-screen volume bars gone :(

Hello Rickick,

Is the "volume" (small white speaker) icon still in the bottom right corner in the taskbar notification area? If not, then you might see if this may be able to help restore it.

Notification Area - System Icons

If the volume icon is still there, then see if restarting the computer may help. If not then try reinstallinf the audio drivers.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I tried zooming out on firefox the font is so tiny.  I tried resizing the width and length on screen and that didn't help. What should my display settings be at If I have a Compaq FS7600 or do i need a new screen? I'm using Windows 7. My graphics card is a radeon HD 7770.  My mother board is a:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/960GM-VGS3%20FX/?cat=Download
 

A:Screen is cut off and there are sizing bars

Max resolution for that monitor is  1280 x 1024 / 60.0 Hz, while the mentioned card has a maximum resolution far beyond that.
 
Your onboard graphics supports 1920 x 1080, which exceeds your monitor also.
 
Louis

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Sometimes (actually most of the time) when i restart/shut off my comp and turn it back on when i start windows it gets to desktop, freezes and then blue and white diagonal bars fill the entire screen and i have to turn my comp off. does anyone know what this problem could be?
 

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So usually I have these black bars on the side of the screen when I play games, no big deal. But all of a sudden, I quit the game I was playing because I did not want to play anymore and the black bars stayed on the sides of my screen.

Now what ever I do I have these annoying black bars on the sides and I cannot get rid of them, even as I type this to you now I have them. They are looking at me, they want to kill me, they talk to me at night! Well, maybe not but they are annoying! I like the black bars when I play games but I do not want them for everything, my desktop is like squished because of them, help please!
 

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I've recently re-installed Vista on a friends PC. Now it has wide black bars on both sides of the screen. How can I resolve this please.

Thank you for any help.

A:Black bars full screen

Have you installed the graphics driver for the system.

If so please provide the system specs.

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Can somebody tell me why this is happening from time to time? I have no idea about what the problem may be and I couldn't find it on Google.

I assume that it is something with Windows 7, maybe a corrupted system file or something, please help me out here!!

A:Weird black bars on screen.. help please

Update or reinstall your Display driver from the Support Downloads webpage for the Device maker.

If this fails, check your logs and system resources for clues to OS corruption or hardware problems: troubleshooting steps

Have you done a lot of tweaking or used registry cleaner crapware which almost always corrupts Win7?
If so, clean reinstall adapting these steps to get a perfect reinstall, then refrain from tweaking: Reinstalling Windows 7

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Hi there, i have got a dell 630m laptop but when i switch it on, it shows the windows vista green bars moving then it changes to a black screen. After that i can't do nothing, waiting 1 hour but still stays on black screen. Also i think my hard drive is gone so i wont be able to reinstall or install a new operating system. Please correct me if im wrong. Please help. Thanks
 

A:Black Screen After Loading Bars

rooney222

Hi,

Not sure if it is applicable in your case but I had the exact same problem last week on a Dell XPS Lappy.

Vista loading progress bar ... then nothing.

I was able to start in safe mode with networking, and surf - but never got the desktop to boot in normal mode.

If you wish then check back through all my posts by clicking this link, to take you to the thread I started on 20 Oct.

http://forums.techguy.org/search.php?do=finduser&u=41448

I thought it was a hardware fault, I was given guidance on things to try - but the only thing that got me up and running was a factory restore.
 

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I've recently re-installed Vista on a friends laptop. Now it has wide black bars on both sides of the screen. How can I resolve this please.

Thank you for any help.
 

A:Black bars at side of screen

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Got a computer im working on and Im stumped...

Its a Dell Inspirion B120, and when in windows... their are to 1 inch thick black bars on both sides of the screen horizontally.

It is a windows issue, because it doesnt appear when in bios, and executing diagnostic tools outside of windows.

Any ideas?
thanks.

A:Black bars on both sides of screen

Try uninstalling, then reinstalling the video drivers.

If it continues, I'd say that the video chip/card is dying.

Louis

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Some examples: http://i.imgur.com/K3G7q7U.png

They come and go at seemly random times, moving the mouse behind them, or changing the display behind the bars makes them go away temporarily. I've updated my graphics drivers, and never had this issue before upgrading from W7 to W8.1

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12141 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1924 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1430696 MB, Free - 934194 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 59 MB; H: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 35981 MB; J: Total - 1907727 MB, Free - 1145440 MB; L: Total - 715402 MB, Free - 584760 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z68XP-UD3
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:After upgrading from W7, glitchy bars on screen.

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I decreased the brightness of my screen by pressing fn and the down arrow there are no more bars showing. when visiting some websites i feel some type of brightness sensation in my eyes. are there any updates for this type of software for brightness and light

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Okay, this problem has been irritating me for quite some time now. My issue is this: I open a game called Ultima Online and click full screen with the highest resolution available. My result: a blown up play screen with two bars on each side of my screen about two inches thick cutting off my gameplay. I had this exact same issue with Call of Duty: Black Ops, and changing the resolution to 1080p quickly solved this. I also have a flickering problem with Ultima Online when I enter full screen, which many people have had issues with and few found solutions. A big thing with them is that they use Razor and that causes the flickering, but I do not use Razor... My question is, does anyone know how to fix this or have any suggestions I can try? My operating system is windows 7 64 bit, laptop toshiba qosmio x505-Q880, i7 processor, 18.4 inch HD display with a Nvidia GTS 360M graphics card, so my GPU is not the issue here. My uncle plays Ultima Online as well with the same operating system on a desktop with a 22 inch widescreen 1080p monitor and has no issues at all. the game looks great and works fine. He does use an AMD graphics card, so if there are any Nvidia Control Panel options I could change that would be an easy fix.

Things I have tried:
Reinstalling the game with a fresh download of the client
updating graphics driver (it's up to date)
playing with some of the graphics options in the Nvidia Control Panel, but alot of them I don't know what the do
tried turning ... Read more

A:Black bars on either side of screen

no responses?

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Hello,
For months now i have 2 black bars on the sides of my laptop. I have a Hp laptop. I have searched on the internet, but none of the answers worked, my resolution is at its maximum.
I do have a Hp application and driver recovery dvd, but i dont want to try things out because i dont want to lose my files.

I hope someone can help me!!
 

A:Black bars on sides of screen. HELP!

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my computer is to be honest a p.o.s but its fairly reliable until i start gaming

type= presario 2100
os= windows xp service pack 2
3d card= avg 64mb
ram= 190mb with 4gigs of virtual

ive tried playing some higher end games basically not gonna happen boot it up computer flashes a blue screen with a bunch of error msgs and restarts
i can play middle games alright but for extended periods of time the same thing happens any help would be greatly apperciated (its not like im trying to play games that require 512mb of ram the highest i even bother trying is 256mb)

Please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.
 

A:Computer flashes a blue screen with a bunch of error msgs and restarts

could be;
outdated drivers, temp issues, general compatibility issues.
4 gig of virtual ram???? with 256mb system ram, using 64mb for video, leaving you 192mb?
Virtual ram would usually be 1.5-2x your physical memory, not nearly 20x!!
Alter your page file to the recommended setrtings and see if it makes a diff. Its probably slowing the pc down. Adding physical ram is the much better option
What are the msgs and alerts that you get?
 

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Hi again,

Popping in for a quick tune up, my screen on occasion just goes white or displays grey bars, this usually happens while watching media content that streams online like a game or a youtube video.

Any Ideas?

intel core i3 4160 3.6Ghz
Radeon R9 200 Series
8gb Ram
Windows 7 Professional 64bit

A:Screen goes white or Displays Grey bars

Usually - does it happen when doing anything else?

Are those using Flash? Try toggle hardware acceleration for flash (right click youtube video screen and Settings). Or re-install it.

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About a week ago the indicators which show volume, brightness and other function features disappeared. I can still turn these up and down, but don't have an indicator showing me the levels. I'd like to know why this happened rather suddenly? And how can I fix it?  

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Not sure I'm posting this in the correct forum, but I am running W7.
 
It started out this afternoon with the internet connection going out, for me, but not the rest of the household. The bars on bottom right had a yellow icon over it. It did however show that the network was connected to the internet.
 
I called Comcast and their reset the modum. Strangely, even though I have great connection now the bar icon never came back. It is the outline of a box with a red X over it, and a 3-prongued symbol on the left to it, similar to the plug symbol that indicates the laptop is plugged in.
 
Is this something I should worry about? Does it mean my laptop is dying?
 
 

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First off, Hello everyone! I am not new to these forums, although I was not really known. I used to be apart of it a few years ago and posted and helped out here and there when I had free time. But I made a new account, and decided to come back for some quick thoughts/help on my situation. I am a Technician already, but just stumped - although I have a few ideas.

Essentially, it can be random. Any given time, but it is NOT often. It happens maybe every other day, and if it does typically only once.

Basically, say I just click a random icon, or I am browsing the internet. It can happen. Let's say I am playing a game (gaming desktop), it can happen. It will even happen if I leave it idle overnight downloading anything, with both screens shut off.

To clarify - in case you forgot the issue in the title - I somehow manage to get colored bars across the screen and the computer haults, forcing me to power down and restart.

But here is the other thing. If this DOES Happen, I am unable to just press the Reset key, I have to power it down entirely and start back up.

My MSI Motherboard always has an A3 at the bottom right when there is no issues booting, although it gets an A2 if this error happens, and I simply just reset the computer.

Other than this, the computer functions 100%. I reinstalled Windows 7 as of recent, just because I clear things out off of my Solid State (Only carries my OS) every 6 months or so. Since my data is on all three of my other drives, internally.
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A:Help! Random Crashes - Colored bars across screen?

hiya, what have you tried concerning the graphics card? first place I would look
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:17:07 PM, on 12/28/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
D:\Program Files\MessengerPlus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BackWeb-8876480.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\FxSvr2.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
D:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
D:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - D:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {820B2... Read more

A:problem with pop ups and ad bars on my screen and on my favorites menu. Someone help

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Hello guys,

I've got a problem and I need your help!

When surfing a month ago, 4 vertical bars appeared on my screen
( http://www.geocities.com/lorenzopelswijk/verticalbars.html )! After
restarting they kept reappearing. At first I
thought it was a virus, but after downloading Ad Aware and various
other virusscanners, nothing happened. Finally I bought Norton
Antivirus 2005 and still it found nothing..
So, I re-installed windows XP, but to no effect. Then I erased my C
drive. Nothing happened. Then I erased my other drive with all my
music, anime and other valuable stuff, but still the bars appeared!
After completely re-installing my computer the problem had remained!

But, I've found out that that the bars don't appear as long as I don't
install the driver of my videocard. Ati Catalyst. But then my internet
is all slow and crazy and I can't play any games without it. So I
downloaded the latest driver and various other, but still to no
effect. So what to do! My computer works just fine, but it really
sucks if your surfing or watching movies with 4 bars constantly on
your screen. I'm not a computerexpert, so don't asks me to look inside
my computer as I've never looked inside one nor know anything about
how it works. I've had my computer for 2 years and haven't had any
problems with it before. Does anyone know what the **** is wrong with
it? Please reply and deliver me of this evil... Read more

A:Vertical Bars on my Screen (Driver Problems..?)

Do not double post.
 

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Just bought this desktop, set up Firefox and my bookmarks on the tool bar. Loved the way Firefox opened at startup and had Firefox and my bookmarks accross the top of the screen with my background picture for the rest of the screen with the other icons on it. I installed Malwarebytes which I have used for years and ran a scan. Now I have to open Firefox with an icon and my bookmarks are gone. When I open Firefox it fills the screen. Can I get it back to the top and on startup or how do I go back to "as shipped" ???  Thanks

A:Start up / Firefox & tool bars at top of screen

@Burrett, welcome to the forum. It sounds like you may have a conflict with Firefox and Malwarbytes.  You can go into Settings / Options to make the changes that you want:  The blue line in my picture is pointing at the Settings area, Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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About a week ago the indicator bar which shows what's happening with volume, brightness, and other functions disappeared, but the functions still work and can be changed.  Besides adding Skpye and a conexant audio device apps, and usual windows updates, I don't think anything has changed?  Why did the indicator disappear and how do I get it back? 










Solved!
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A:No on-screen indicator bars for brightness volume ...

Okay, so problem solved, though I'm not sure what I did exactly. On the off chance that the conexant audio app was the problem, I uninstalled it. When windows rebooted, i got a message that I had no audio device and that windows was trying to fix the problem. To confirm this, I tried to watch somethng on Netflix and sure enough, no sound. However, a moment later when i went back to Netflix, I had sound AND the indicator bars have returned, AND the audio device is on my laptop, showing that it was installed (could it be reinstalled?) today! 

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How to I move a program's title bar beyond the top of the screen. Tried using keyboard, but it only works for left,right and down. If I try moving it up, it snaps back down.

How do I disable that so I can move program windows above that limit?
 

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Hi, I've got an nvidia 9800 gt that i started using last month. It was fine until today;
There are bars of coloured pixels running down the screen, about 4 or 5. They also show roughly the same image (i.e. if i put my mouse on one bar, it appears on all the others). Computers working fine otherwise.
I updated my drivers a few weeks ago, and the card is also hot. Put my old graphics card in and it worked fine. After a while, I put my new one back in and it worked normally for about 5 minutes until the bars came up again.
Any suggestions? thanks
 

A:Help: Bars of dodgy pixels running down screen

Pixelation is typically a sign of a over heating or faulty video card. As you mention if works for several minutes before the issue begins, then possibly the card is not damaged or faulty (yet) and is just overheating. Ensure the heatsink / fan is properly attached and functioning properly.
 

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I believe this is being posted in the proper topic.

I'm running Windows XP Media Center Edition on a HP Pavilion a1630n.

I've started taking an interest in security and done some work making my computer safe. However, today I lost the green volume indicator bars that used to come up when I adjusted the speaker volume from my keyboard.

On a HP laptop it is a software program called Quick Touch that handles this duty but I can't seem to find a comparable program for my operating system and model of computer.
 

A:Missing On-Screen Volume Indicator Bars

This is not likely tied to your efforts into security. If it is relivant, you still need a workaround.

Diffrent programs render things in diffrent ways. Video and sound do not often compete.

If a client based program(config bad) is not effecting your screen(can't fix it), it's probably time to uninstall the driver.

Try this:
Obtain the current driver set for your device.
Uninstall everything(program wear in Add/Remove..) related to your product. !!Don't Reboot!!

Remove the device from "Device Manager", selecting the "delete driver" option in the prompts.

Use your archived source to install a new driver environment.
Reinstall the programs that allow you acces to the device(profile programs)

Let me know how it comes out.
 

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Can somebody PLEASE tell me how the hell to get rid of them? I've already tried stretching the screen horizontally but the desktop icons go inside the black bars and the black bars still stay there
 

A:Those black bars on left and right side of your screen!

By using the monitor adjustments. If it's a 14 or 15" older monitor you are probably stuck with it.
 

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Hi all,
Two days ago I installed SP2 on my WindowsXP and since then I am getting vertical bars on my screen (blocking my PC) after some time.
I can logon and work for some time (5 mins to 45 mins) and then suddenly without any errormsg my screen shows vertical bars ....
The only thing to do at that time is to reboot my PC and hope it will keep running as long as possible ... but it always ends up with my screen blocked.

Any idea what I can do to solve this problem ?

TIA,

Polvdv
 

A:Vertical bars on screen after installing SP2 on Windows/XP

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This has never happened before. I went on vacation last week and figured i would turn my computer off to save power. So i did. When i came back and turned on my computer after a week, i saw these slanted black bars with little stripes of screen through them, they were slide up and up and up, over and over, very fast. I got to the setup screen where all the information for the computer is at (Bios, Ram, CPU speed, etc.) and it stopped. I go back into windows and it started again right when i get to the windows loading screen with the blue bar and windows icon. After about 5 to 10 minutes it wears off for some reason but every time i turn my monitor off, or it goes to power save mode and i turn it back on, they are there again for another 5 minutes. What is this and how can i fix it?
 

A:Monitor giving black bars at top of screen.

Make sure all connections are tight from the monitor to the computer. Try another monitor to eliminate either the computer or the monitor as the cause of the problem
 

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I bought a replacement LCD for my neice's Compaq Presario CQ50-139WM. I installed it carefully. (I even reinstalled it two more times!) Now, the Windows desktop only uses most of the display, with a 3" bar on the right side and a 1/2" bar on the bottom.

It appears that the desktop is nearly square. I have a Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family. The only two resolution options are 1024x768 and 800x600. Both options fill up the same space. It's like it gave me a smaller monitor than what I actually have.

Further, the bottom black bar stretches out the mouse curser and start button. THe start button bottom streaks over the 1/2" black bar, and when I get the cursor at the bottom of the desktop, it streaks over the 1/2" black bar also.

These black bars are occurring BEFORE Windows boots up. The black screen on startup has a Compaq logo, and it's clear that everything is shifted to the left.

I've made sure that I've updated everything that is possible, but I suspect it's not a software issue. Any ideas?
 

A:Replaced LCD on laptop, now I have black bars and square screen!

Have you updated the BIOS? You may need a new screen. You can RMA it and they will take it back. It may be a common thing and will get an answer faster if you call HP. Hope this helps.
 

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About a week ago the indicators which show volume, brightness and other function features disappeared. I can still turn these up and down, but don't have an indicator showing me the levels.
 
I'd like to know why this happened rather suddenly? And how can I fix it?  
 
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A:Thinkpad E440 - on screen indicator bars for brigh...

mind if you write what laptop this is about? since if yours isnt a x series then you posted in wrong section.

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I have had my Yoga X1 Gen 2 for over a month now, and the other day when I was working on battery, grey transparent bars about 1/4 the height of the screen and all the way across the screen started descending down the screen from the top. The content behind the bars was turned to greyscale, and more and more bars started piling up on top of each other descending further and further down the screen until the whole screen was turned black. the whole process took about 20 seconds I would say.
 
I did not try plugging in an external monitor to see if it was the screen or not. I just rebooted with the power button and everything returned to normal.
 
I was using it on my lap and it didn't seem at all hot at the time.
 
What do you think it was? Virus? screen hardware? graphics card? Win10?
 
Warranty issue?
 
Next time I will try plugging into an external monitor and also try capturing a screen shot and taking a photo with my phone.
 
 
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Lenovo X1 Gen 2, Win10

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I have had my Yoga X1 Gen 2 for over a month now, and the other day when I was working on battery, grey transparent bars about 1/4 the height of the screen and all the way across the screen started descending down the screen from the top. The content behind the bars was turned to greyscale, and more and more bars started piling up on top of each other descending further and further down the screen until the whole screen was turned black. the whole process took about 20 seconds I would say.
 
I did not try plugging in an external monitor to see if it was the screen or not. I just rebooted with the power button and everything returned to normal.
 
I was using it on my lap and it didn't seem at all hot at the time.
 
What do you think it was? Virus? screen hardware? graphics card? Win10?
 
Warranty issue?
 
Next time I will try plugging into an external monitor and also try capturing a screen shot and taking a photo with my phone.
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.





Lenovo X1 Gen 2, Win10

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