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Q: Display/Screen distortion - lines, white/gray space

I have an IdeaPad 710S 13" non-touch laptop that I've had for a little over a month. Sometimes when I touch the lid/screen - for example, to move the laptop closer or adjust the tilt of the lid, or when opening the lid - the display distorts. Sometimes it is just this one vertical section of the screen (first image below, though sometimes the black areas are white) and other times it is the entire screen with vertical gray lines/sections (second and third pictures below). I've updated the display driver but that didn't help. I think it happens only(?) when there's some pressure against the screen/lid. Sometimes closing the lid and opening it back up fixes the issue, but other times I have to reboot to fix it. Ideas on what's wrong and how to fix it?

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Preferred Solution: Display/Screen distortion - lines, white/gray space

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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Hello,

My Sony Vaio recently started acting up. I've been using this laptop for a couple years now and works perfectly fine. All of a sudden, it started showing white line and blurry display whenever I turn on the computer. I have tried to "drain power battery" but didnt work. When I plug it with an external monitor, it works perfecly fine with that external monitor. I have tried to take out the RAM and clean it and put it back in, however doesn't seem to work. Is the RAM my problem? Maybe replacing a new RAM will fix it? I'm a student with a tight budget and cant afford to buy a new RAM without knowing if it work. I was wondering if you guys can come up with a solution. That would be appreciated. Thank you for your timing and have a nice day!
 

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Hello, My Y500 (one of the older models) has some weird display issues for some time now. When I try to adjust the screen angle, some horizontal green lines appear randomly on my screen. Some other parts also have vertical magenta lines. Then I have to try several angles until I find a position where the display doesn't show any problems. This happens almost every time when I open the display and turn it on. Sometimes it is less of a problem and sometimes more. If I don't move the laptop or the screen the problem does not show up. My drivers should all be up to date and I have Windows 8.1. Thank you so much for your help! (I can also make pictures if needed)  













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A:Y500 Display Lines and Distortion

It sounds like there's something wrong with the cable connecting the display to the motherboard.  You might want to have a look at the service manual to see how you disassemble it, and then take it apart and make sure the cable isn't being pinched by anything.  If it looks permanently damaged, try turning the laptop on with the screen detached from the case, and wiggling the wire to make sure it doesn't cause those lines again.  If it is permanently damaged, the wire is probably permanently attached to the display, so you might need to get a new one.  Hopefully it's under warranty.

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Hi,

Not sure if this is a software or hardware issue but my monitor recently began showing light gray lines across the screen. At the same time, the colors are all slightly off.

Around the same time, my antivirus software (Trend Micro PC-Cillin Internet Security 2007) reported a bad website and said it had to revert to the last known good version of itself. Ran a ton of antivirus, adware and spyware scans and didn't show any viruses although there were a few critical/negligible objects in the adware scans that I had removed.

There are also some errors that showed up in the event log on the same day:
1)
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 50 63 53 ure PcS
0018: 63 6e 53 72 76 2e 65 78 cnSrv.ex
0020: 65 20 31 35 2e 30 2e 30 e 15.0.0
0028: 2e 31 33 32 39 20 69 6e .1329 in
0030: 20 75 6e 6b 6e 6f 77 6e unknown
0038: 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30 0.0.0.0
0040: 20 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 at offs
0048: 65 74 20 30 30 30 30 30 et 00000
0050: 30 30 30 000
2)
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 70 63 63 ure pcc
0018: 76 73 63 61 6e 2e 65 78 vscan.ex
0020: 65 20 31 35 2e 30 2e 30 e 15.0.0
0028: 2e 31 33 32 39 20 69 6e .1329 in
0030: 20 75 6e 6b 6e 6f 77 6e unknown
0038: 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30 0.0.0.0
0040: 20 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 at offs
0048: 65 74 20 30 31 37 33 39 et ... Read more

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I have been using a Hewlett Packard 8575C PC with a Avitron AV-7TF Display for the past two years with no display problems. Last week, I began to experience gray horizontal lines across the screen. These are particulary dense behind writing or graphics and can be seen in all software applications and web pages. I am running Win98. I have tried making changes to the Display Settings but nothing changes. In Safe Mode, the lines are still visible though more difficult to see since the resolution is different.

Any ideas how to help?

Thanks.
A.
 

A:Display problems - Horizontal gray lines

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Hi,

Not sure if this is a software or hardware issue but my monitor recently began showing light gray lines across the screen. At the same time, the colors are all slightly off.

Around the same time, my antivirus software (Trend Micro PC-Cillin Internet Security 2007) reported a bad website and said it had to revert to the last known good version of itself. Ran a ton of antivirus, adware and spyware scans and didn't show any viruses although there were a few critical/negligible objects in the adware scans that I had removed.

There are also some errors that showed up in the event log on the same day:
1)
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 50 63 53 ure PcS
0018: 63 6e 53 72 76 2e 65 78 cnSrv.ex
0020: 65 20 31 35 2e 30 2e 30 e 15.0.0
0028: 2e 31 33 32 39 20 69 6e .1329 in
0030: 20 75 6e 6b 6e 6f 77 6e unknown
0038: 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30 0.0.0.0
0040: 20 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 at offs
0048: 65 74 20 30 30 30 30 30 et 00000
0050: 30 30 30 000
2)
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 70 63 63 ure pcc
0018: 76 73 63 61 6e 2e 65 78 vscan.ex
0020: 65 20 31 35 2e 30 2e 30 e 15.0.0
0028: 2e 31 33 32 39 20 69 6e .1329 in
0030: 20 75 6e 6b 6e 6f 77 6e unknown
0038: 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30 0.0.0.0
0040: 20 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 at offs
0048: 65 74 20 30 31 37 33 39 et 01739
0050: 36 66 36 0d 0a 6f6..
3)
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20... Read more

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Why do I have gray shadows whereever there is text or anything on my screen?...A gray shadow line will even follow my pointer...what to do?
 

A:gray shadow lines across whole screen

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Guru with a problem.
 
Recently, my 910 has started having an issue with flickering black lines that dance up and down the display. The lines are horizontal and are reminiscent of watching analog television with someone flipping a light switch on and off in another room. Hope that describes it. For a while, shutting down the computer, opening the display to tablet, then bending it back to laptop would resolve the issue. Now, it's pretty constant. Battery or AC.  On occasion, the display will distort as in the attached pics
 
Yes, have all the latest drivers. This really looks like a loose connector, to me. Have not broken open the case and do not plan to so long as it's still under warranty. 
 
In the MS Word photo, below, you can see two of the flickering lines toward the bottom of the screen. (ignore the reflection of a window in the "Paragraph" box)
 
Also ignore the reflection of a window in the upper left of the desktop distortion photo and the round ceiling light reflections on the right hand side. 
 
Suggestions welcome. 



























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My daughter's hp pavilion dv6-6163cl entertainment notebook has begun to show a gray screen with horizontal lines at start up and after sleep (opening the laptop cover). This lasts for a few moments, then her log in screen appears. There is no sound when the screen appears and no mouse visible. It does not happen every time the computer starts or wakes from sleep.

No new software installed; nothing downloaded. Microsoft Windows is updated.

What I have done already:

updated to latest Intel graphics driver
hp diagnostics test on hard drive and memory (via BIOS screen): both passed
Windows Defender Offline scan
Microsoft Security Essentials virus scan
sfc /scannow
chkdsk /r
safe mode and restart
"windows repair" after pressing f8
selective start up
malwarebytes scan
Spybot Search & Destroy scan
uninstalled McAfee and installed Microsoft Security Essentials
System restore to earlier time
BIOS driver updated

Haven't been able to tell if the problem happens in safe mode because it happens so intermittently.

Any thoughts are appreciated.

A:gray screen with horizontal lines at start up or wake from sleep

I think it is a connection problem between the laptop monitor and the base--my daughter just showed me the display flickers when she moves the monitor. I've read about faulty or loose wiring between the monitor and the keyboard/base of the laptop.

I'll try to see if we can get this fixed.

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After installing these drivers the display on the X1 Yoga remains black and is unsuable when docked or undocked; however external monitors are functional. Any ideas on what is causing this? The OneLink+ dock is also at the latest driver/firmware. Rolling back to the previous version resolved the issue, but I continue to still have the random black,white and/or gray blocks that randomly appear within the Office Suite. I was hoping the 21.20.16.4505 Display Drivers would help with this. Thanks 

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I was fooling around with 12Ghosts and Display on control panel to give my desktop folder ID's some color and was surprised to find that my normally blank white page in my email for typing (whatever it's called) is now dark gray. I can't see what I'm typing.
How do I go back to white?
My e-mail is rocketmail through yahoo. And I have Windows XP.
Thanks
 

A:E-mail screen is dark gray. Where's white?

Not being particularly familiar with 12 ghosts or exactly what you touched, I can only suggest you do the opposite of what you did.

A work around, until you find the solution. Use white for your fonts at Yahoo!

sekirt
 

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Had this monitor for a month and while i was watching a youtube video i turned to my side because i have two monitors and it is flashing gray. I turned my pc off but its still flashing. I didnt touch it at all it just started flashing. I checked the heat while it was on and it was fine. Have pictures if needed

A:screen flasing gray with lines on screen

Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet. It stays like this for a couple seconds.

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the laptop is barely two weeks old, and all of a sudden gray horizontal lines have appeared along the bottom 5th of the screen. i updated to the latest display driver and ran Lenovo Solution Center app, but neither has solved anything. attached is a pic i took with my phone. 

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It was a normal day with me playing Counter Strike Global Offensive . Suddenly my monitor went in all colors .Like alot of pixels and my game got laggy .Then when i exit the game . My GPU *video card* crushed . Now all i see in my desktop is white lines everywhere . What can i do ? I tried to clean my video card and reinstall it but nothing happens .
Also if i go to advance settings from screen resolution , i can't see the adapter name or anything from there. It's blank

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Very frustrated with Inspiron 3650.  1 week after expiration of warranty, screen flickers with lines and gray background and I have to restart.  Originally thought issue with monitor and bought new monitor.  Issues continued.  Received limited help when I called technical service agent.  Told to just try reinstalling drivers, system restart, probably a software issue, etc.  Told any more help would be $150.  
I'm 80 years old on fixed income.  Seeking additional help is difficult.  I'm spreading word to choose other computers than Dell.  

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Hello. Since a year ago I have been seeing white lines across the screen of my laptop. I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR430E Laptop. The white lines/band running horizontally across the screen is not permanent, and goes off if point pressure is applied from the top coverside of the screen, or on the face of the screen.

The problem seems like a lose connection but one could not be found when the laptop was opened up.

Do note, that the LCD screen does work and does not go off or black when these white lines take over. Also the white lines are not constantly going across the screen and usually only last for a few seconds. Also when the laptop is hooked up to a TV via a VGA cable, the white horozontal lines do not show up on the TV even when they are on the computer.
 

A:Daily white lines across Sony VAIO laptop display

The LCD panel needs to be replaced. It probably got damaged by excessive pressure on the top of the closed laptop, one too many times
 

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Hi,

Since yesterday I have been seeing white lines across the screen of my laptop. I have a Sony Vaio CR120E early 2008 model. The white lines/band running horizontally across the screen is not permanent, and goes off if point pressure is applied from the top coverside of the screen, or on the face of the screen.

I did , open my laptop monitor and checked the data connection to the screen and the power supply, and they both look ok, although still on applying pressure the white lines go on and off.

Now I am not sure, it is an issue with the ribbon of my monitor or whole LCD monitor. Do note, that the lcd monitor do works fine sometimes. Please advise.

Ritz.
 

A:White lines across the screen

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Hey guys. The problem is that when I boot up my computer white lines appear all over the screen. It began happening after my computer crashed with white squares all over the screen. The white square crash happened before but all I had to do was restart my computer to fix it. Though this time the restart did not fix it. I've tried downloading new drivers but no luck. I have re-seated my graphics card but no luck. All the fans seem to be working. I also can't boot into normal mode as it crashes with the white squares after I get past the Windows XP loading screen. Though sometimes I can occasional get into Normal mode though the white lines are still all over the place. The white lines stay when I boot into Safe mode too. I have no idea what the problem is. I hope someone can help me.

Specs:
Graphics Card: Asus Nvidia Geforce GTX 550Ti
PSU: 500W
Processor: I cant remember the exact model of the processor but I remember the start - AMD Anthlon II X2
Motherboard: I cant remember the exact model of the motherboard either but the make is Gigabyte
Ram: 8GB

A:White Lines all over screen

Have you tried a different monitor?

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As seen in the attached files, there are strange, white lines that are connected to each other and small dots on the display. I took a photo instead of screenshot because the white lines and dots does not seem to be visible. It can be seen everywhere I go (Google, lock screen, games, desktop, when starting the laptop and shows the laptop's logo etc). Is there a way to fix this?
 

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When I turn on my asus laptop the screen is black then white lines start appearing. I hear the windows start up but can't see anything. I have taken the battery out and tried again only to have the same result. Please help
 

A:White lines on lap top screen

If possible connect a Monitor to the laptop and see if that shows a display. You may have to use a key combination to switch the display to the monitor, usually the Fn/Function key and one of the F keys on the top row (look for an icon like a laptop and a monitor screen on one of those F keys, or just try them all).

What model Asus laptop is it ? (should be on a label underneath, please post the full model ID).
 

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Hi,
I just bought a new PC. It have two GPUs, one on I7 cpu and GeForce GTX970. After new installation of Windows 7 everything was ok. I have installed all drivers for the motherboard and for the GPU. I started to have problems, when I wanted to try to play any newer games. I installed DirectX drivers and some Windows Redistributable Packages before running the game. Just when the game menu should open, I lost signal on my monitor. I could here the sound, but there was no signal. So I have rebooted the PC.
Since then I have white horizontal lines across the screen. They appear from the beginning of the booting process. Also in BIOS.
I heared from my friend, that the cause can be possibly that, the game changed my resolution and refresh rate for HD (120+ HZ and high resolution), which my older (~5-6 years) monitor can't handle. So here are the thing which I tried to do for now:
- I uninstalled the drivers with software designed for this purpose, both in normal and in safe mode and installed them again. There was no difference. Even when there are no drivers, I get white lines.
- I downloaded drivers from nvidia website and installed them, but since then I get in normal mode not white lines, but big white squares (big white "pixels") and the screen freeze few seconds after logging in to windows. In safe mode I have white lines.
- I run the PC in low resolution mode. I have white lines or squares, but the screen don't freeze. However, it doesn't solve... Read more

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I have a HP laptop, workng fin this morning. turned on tonight and the screen had thick black line running down the screen and fading off from it is a white and different colors lines runing down screen. what could be the problem/

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I have never seen a screen like this in the 20 years I've had my own computer.

I had Windows 8 on a secondary drive as a dual boot with Windows 7 temporarily as I migrated to Windows 8. I somehow messed up either the boot loader or somehow corrupted the Win8 install for which I'll skip the details for now. But it was just as I was starting to decommission my Win7 install (I removed one drive from the 2-drive mirror running Win7 but figuring the single disk left would still run in a 'degraded' status. It ended up messing something up.).

I've been running bootrec /fixmbr, fixboot, scanos, and rebuildBCD from my Win8 USB stick and it says it completed but no luck on booting. I get either 0xc0000001 or 0xc000021a errors. Auto repair can't fix it.

I tried running this command, "bcdboot c:\windows /s c:", and got the screen shown in the attachment. White vertical lines on an orange background.

The only drives connected is the Win8 SSD sata drive and a DVD drive on IDE. I disconnected the DVD drive and the Win8 flash screen would appear with the circular dots but would freeze right there.

I don't have logs or screenshots to show but the single partition on the SSD is marked as active via diskpart (no system reserve partition), bcdedit shows c:\windows as the default location of the OS, diskpart shows the partition as c:, but the DVD drive is disk0, and the SSD is disk 1. Would that be a problem?

It is like it can't find the winload.exe file but I verified it exists... Read more

A:'White Vertical Lines on Orange Screen' Screen of Death

Have you tried putting the removed drive back in?

It looks like a video card problem (hardware) to me - but it shouldn't be that because you're able to use the USB Startup Repair functions (am I right in this assumption?). That means (to me) that it's likely to be a video driver problem (?).

Can you attempt to boot into Safe Mode? If so, what happens?
Does the screen problem show up after POST is completed? If so, at what point does it show up?

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I have HP Spectre x360 Convertible PC 13-4007na, i have recently noticed white think vertical lines appearing on the screen. my warranty has expired April this year. my laptop freezes when these lines appear and they come and go.Can somebody help me please as I am not sure what to do. 

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I have a laptop with a touchscreen and almost a year after buying it I would get black places with vertical white stripes on the screen. Sometimes they took up the whole screen, sometimes they were only an inch thick. They always seemed to be changing in size quickly and were always the full length of the screen. A computer mechanic said it was a short in the screen. It happened especially when I tilted the screen.

I sent it in under warranty and they replaced the LCD and updated the BIOS. Less than a week later it is starting to do it again just a little but it seems like it will get worse.

I do a lot of MS office for school and my sister plays the Sims 3 and free tv sites (but she doesn't download anything).

Please let me know if you need anymore information and provide specific steps on how to get it because I haven't gotten this lingo down, yet! Thanks!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6024 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 457166 MB, Free - 258667 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, MA50_HW
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:White and black lines on screen

I sent it in under warranty and they replaced the LCD and updated the BIOS. Less than a week later it is starting to do it againClick to expand...

Send it in again; clearly they did not fix the problem if it is starting to occur again.
 

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About 2 months ago, seemingly out of nowhere, a black spot appeared on my screen. I have had this laptop for about 2 years with no problems until the spot showed up. I presumed it was dead pixels, but was unable to fix it myself. The spot has now escalated into a huge white area with multiple blue and pink lines running both horizonatally and vertically. I have to struggle with the screen just to keep it from constantly turning pink and/or blue. I've attached a photo of what my screen currently looks like (put against a black background so you can better see the issue). It's very frustrating that it keeps getting worse even though I'm being as careful as I possibly can with my computer. This is my last ditch effort to see if there's possibly any solution to this problem before I just buy a new laptop altogether. It seems like a better solution than having my LCD display replaced, which I know is very expensive. Thank you for any and all help.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite 1805, what would cause a no-boot, no-beep, no-bios screen condition, where all I see is a black screen with a white line on the left. I hear fans, lights show for power, battery, charging, etc. Will not boot from CD, nothing. Is it the screen or something? Is it worth even repairing?
 

A:Laptop - white lines on screen, no boot

check it out, use the charts to determine your best route of solving the problem

http://www.daileyint.com/hmdpc/repair.htm
 

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Hi there. I have been searching for a solution to this intermittent problem and most posts don't seem to actually address the problem I have. Mostly people with limited knowledge suggest the obvious or don't really read hat the issue is. So here is the problem: I am trying to fix a friends laptop which is an ASUS X44L. Upon starting the laptop a white screen appears with horizontal lines (NOT VERTICAL). This seems to freeze on this screen unless I move the screen back and forwards or press the bezel on either side at the bottom. So I have done all the obvious things including updating all drivers, cleaning out any accumulated debris, pulling the screen apart to check the cables are OK and all appears to be good. Now this doesn't happen every time and the LCD seems to work perfectly with no other problems that are obvious so don't think the screen is cactus. About to see if I can check the GPU is seated properly. Any suggestions are much appreciated but please don't suggest things like malware as this has all been checked out and the laptop runs smoothly in every other respect. I am wondering if it is something to do with the bios not properly initiating the GPU but its just a guess?
 

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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 use Windows 7 Home Premium SP1.

I started using a new 17" 4:3 monitor. Afterwards, two white vertical lines (borders ?) appear on the two sides of the black content area of a few program windows when maximized.

For instance (IrfanView, whole screen): http://drkh.myweb.hinet.net/white_bo...ng_monitor.jpg

Is that normal?

The old monitor was also 17" and 4:3, but there were not those two lines.

Even if it's normal, I'd rather not see them. Can they be hidden?

I have tried "Personalize > Windows Color > Advanced appearance settings > select Border Padding from under Item > change size from 5 to 0". But that seems irrelevant.

A:Two white vertical lines on screen unseen before

It looks like the edges of the IrfanView window to me (i.e. I see them when I run IrfanView).

As far as I'm aware you can only get rid of them by going to "Full screen" view.

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I just installed Win7 x64 and whenever I open an image (jpg) the monitor screen goes to blue and white lines with dashed black lines. This also occurs on occasion when I open menus or use an application that requires openGL. I did run Video Memory stress Test v1.7 to see if there were any problems with my video ram (none found).

I have had this screen problems before like this, but it only occurred in Morrowind, otherwise it never happened in windows XP.

The computer does not crash, it just displays the blue, white and black lines for 10 to 30 seconds and then flips back to normal.

Any help would be appreciated.

Computer:
ASUS N2N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
AMD X2 4600+
eVGA geForce 7900GT
ViewSonic VX2235wm-3 driver shows up at ViewSonic VX2235wm-7
EDIT: Win7 does not have any display issues over a remote connection from a win xp machine. I worked for several hours remotely from home to my office computer and other then a couple of major lag spikes, it has worked without a problem.

A:Screen goes to blue,white,blk lines when opening an jpg

Hello Tc,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you have the latest driver installed for your graphics card? EVGA | Support | Download Drivers

Hope this helps.

Gary

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Hello everyone my computer that I built two years ago seems to be having some trouble that started over night.

The Problem:
When I start up the computer, white horizontal (almost bar code like) lines cover the screen. (Image uploaded). Some times it will bsod when i try log in some times it does not. Also the white lines are still there even in safe mode.

Computer SpecsGraphics Card: Geforce gtx 560
Processor: AMD Phenom II x6
Motherboard: MSI MS-7640
8GB of RAM

BSOD error log uploaded

EDIT: Also seems that the resolution has been reduced from 1920x1080 to a lower resolution. (graphics card dieing?)

Thank you

A:Horizontal White Lines on Screen, Some times bsod when I try log in.

Sounds like a video card issue.

Go through the steps mentioned on this thread: STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa800a7ab4e0, fffff880131d2a88, 0, 2}

Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )

Followup: MachineOwner
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0: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)
Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arguments:
Arg1: fffffa800a7ab4e0, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff880131d2a88, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: 0000000000000000, Optional erro... Read more

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Hi guys, first of all sorry for my bad english. I own an old TravelMate 5730 which presents a singular problem.While booting, screen presents white horizontal lines that disappear gradually in about 10 seconds.If i turn the PC in standby and then I wake it up, the problem reoccurs but after some seconds the PC starts working normally. Furthermore it doesn't present the problem until next boot. I cannot enter BIOS or Boot Mený due to this problem. See the attached video to understand the problem better.Thanks all in advance.

A:TravelMate 5730, white lines on screen while booti...

 I own an old TravelMate 5730 which presents a singular problem.While booting, screen presents white horizontal lines that disappear gradually in about 10 seconds.If i turn the PC in standby and then I wake it up, the problem reoccurs but after some seconds the PC starts working normally. Furthermore it doesn't present the problem until next boot. I cannot enter BIOS or Boot Mený due to this problem. See the attached video to understand the problem better.Thanks all in advance.

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Hi guys, first of all sorry for my bad english. I own an old TravelMate 5730 which presents a singular problem.While booting, screen presents white horizontal lines that disappear gradually in about 10 seconds.If i turn the PC in standby and then I wake it up, the problem reoccurs but after some seconds the PC starts working normally. Furthermore it doesn't present the problem until next boot. I cannot enter BIOS or Boot Mený due to this problem. See the attached video to understand the problem better.Thanks all in advance.

A:TravelMate 5730, white lines on screen while booti...

 I own an old TravelMate 5730 which presents a singular problem.While booting, screen presents white horizontal lines that disappear gradually in about 10 seconds.If i turn the PC in standby and then I wake it up, the problem reoccurs but after some seconds the PC starts working normally. Furthermore it doesn't present the problem until next boot. I cannot enter BIOS or Boot Mený due to this problem. See the attached video to understand the problem better.Thanks all in advance.

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Please help me.. I'm getting a bit annoyed by my Laptop screen. got a Lenovo Z50. It suddenly happened once when I started my laptop up and now it just keeps on doing it and never stops. I never hit it or dropped it, and never opened it either. I really hope someone could help me. Thanks,Brent

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I have a problem with my Windows XP Desktop, there are blue lines on the top of the screen and the task bar was missing but I managed to pull it up from the bottom so its back again.
Sometimes half of the screen goes white and then normal. When it does go back to normal the top part where the line is crossed is working but the bottom half is not, like its frozen there. The mouse cursor moves really slowly.
However for a little bit the screen goes normal (although the blue line is still flickering) and I can open IE.

Please help? I have no idea what's happening.
 

A:Lines on Desktop, half of screen is white but not permanent

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I had just clicked into some video on youtube when the screen suddenly became filled with lines like this:
(This bar is now at the top of my desktop)

(This is my start menu)

I clicked around a few times and it eventually went away. However, my start menu and desktop still has these lines.

Does anyone know what they are and how I can get rid of them?
 

A:Solved: Black/green/white lines on screen

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I have a probook that was upgraded to Windows 10 and has been working fine for a few weeks.  Today as we boot it goes right to an orange screen with white vertical lines.  I have run some system diagnostics (F2) and everything seems to pass and then looked at the BIOs (F10) and again it seems fine.  When I try to boot to safe mode (F8) it won't do anything - goes back to the orange screen.  I have limited knowledge and am trying what I have found on searching the internet.  Do I have any hope of fixing this or do I need to take it in?

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Hi all, I'm sure my specific issue has been covered, but this is my problem:

I restarted my computer due to running slowly, when it was starting back up, it prompted me to either "Run Startup Repair - recommended" or "Start Windows Normally." When opting the latter, the screen would go black, then go back to the same prompt. When selecting the startup repair, the screen goes to a blue screen with squiggly white lines with a hummingbird and a branch on it (wtf?!) and stays there for a long, long time. Is this repairing? How long do I wait? Is there anything I can do?

I've also tried restarting and trying F8 to get to Last Good Configuration, but that doesn't work either Please help!
TIA!

A:blue screen with squiggly white lines with a hummingbird and a branch

  
Quote: Originally Posted by GPerry79


Hi all, I'm sure my specific issue has been covered, but this is my problem:

I restarted my computer due to running slowly, when it was starting back up, it prompted me to either "Run Startup Repair - recommended" or "Start Windows Normally." When opting the latter, the screen would go black, then go back to the same prompt. When selecting the startup repair, the screen goes to a blue screen with squiggly white lines with a hummingbird and a branch on it (wtf?!) and stays there for a long, long time. Is this repairing? How long do I wait? Is there anything I can do?

I've also tried restarting and trying F8 to get to Last Good Configuration, but that doesn't work either Please help!
TIA!


Blue screen is a screen for when your computer crashes but no hummingbird. You can check by going to c:\windows\minidump and seeing if there are files with the extension *.dmp. If so upload them to us.

No DMP files included in upload please try this method

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





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So im fairly inexperienced with computers so bear with me but recently I was downloading an Nvidia update on my pc (windows 7) when my computer froze and I accidentally rebooted the pc forgetting that I was downloading a driver update and now when I start my pc after the windows loading screen the screen turns blue and has distorted white lines across it. I tried the restore option when starting my computer but that didn't do anything and I can access safemode with no issues.

Any help is appreciated.
 

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I'm back again; this time with an issue on my desktop. I always set the monitor to power off after sitting idle for a few hours. This morning when I tried to use it; the monitor flashed white then went to a black screen with progressively brighter vertical colored lines in different groups across the screen. We powered it off; disconnected the monitor connector and reconnected - still get a white screen on start up then the black screen with color lines that grow brighter and brighter as time goes on. I have onboard video with this machine - praying its not that. I've read other posts here about the lines; OR the white screen but not both. Any ideas friends?

Miss Joss at a loss
 

A:Solved: White Screen then Multicolor Vertical Lines on Dell LCD

Solved this myself - and am very glad it was what I thought rather than the onboard vid. Plugged in another monitor and worked just fine. So my monitor is toast - found a great one on sale today so I'm all set. Happy Holidays everyone ...

Joss no longer at a loss
 

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Windows 10 has been working perfectly on my machine but then in a recent update (last month), one of the big ones where the screen goes black with a percentage circle of the installation progress (the same one as when you upgrade from a previous version of Windows), after a while the screen goes a light blue colour (not the BSOD) with white lines in the middle of the screen.I presume it is a problem with the graphics driver so I have set the option to not update drivers automatically but the problem still occurs when the PC forces the update automatically.Has anyone else come across this issue?It is a work PC so I'm loathed to do a fresh install as that will take a morning out of my hectic work time. Then I have to use the F8 key and roll back to before the update, which then takes another hour or so out of my time. Why it can't just update in the background like the old days, I don't know. Any help would be appreciated. My frustration is seen in the photo below...

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Hi there, I've recently been experiencing a problem with my HP Pavilion laptop (running Vista Home 32bit), every so often the screen will just turn black with some white diagonal lines running across it. It will then not respond to any commands and will force me to reboot and lose anything I was working on, please can anyone help me as I've lost work twice now due to this problem.



Many thanks,

Will
 

A:Strange black and white lines on screen force reboot

Defective screen. We see lots of them. Failed. Same symptom.
 

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So I purchased a Y500 recently and it has been working mostly fine up until last night. Dual graphics card, i5, 6gb RAM, 1TB HD. I was doing Excel work in my living room and closed the laptop and carried it to my bedroom. When I reopened the laptop the screen was completely white with vertical colored lines. Sometimes the lines flash around quickly like it's trying to give me epilepsy and sometimes stay in one spot for a moment.  Ctrl-Alt-Dlt and every other key combination I could think of had no effect so I did a hard reboot. When I turned the computer back on the screen immediately goes back to being white with the vertical lines again. Like almost the instant I turn on the computer. If I leave it on for a while it keeps doing the same thing. I tried leaving it off over night and again in the morning it was the same thing. I plugged in an HDMI cable to my TV this morning and the computer works through the TV no problem.  When I first booted it up there was a windows update that installed which may or may not mean anything. Once booted up I could use the computer through the TV but the laptop screen stayed white with the lines. I'm hoping it could be the cable from the GPU to the laptop getting loose but that is pure layman conjecture. The laptop is under warranty so I'd rather not open it up and not be able to fix anything. Any suggestions?

A:Y500 Screen Bright White with Vertical Colored Lines

hi aceec,
 
     Thank you for using Lenovo Community Forums!
 
      If your Y500 works fine with an external monitor then this is a display issue.
 Possible LCD cable but normally moving the screen angle like closing and opening the LCD will make the screen flicker.
 
       Since your still in Warranty I would suggest get in touch with Technical Support for assistance.
 I'm sorry to hear what happened.
 
Solid Cruver,





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I've been having some weird oddities with my computer as of late. Completely at random, my screen will go black (for around 3 - 5 seconds) before eventually coming back on again and I'm noticing some weird, small, white horizontal lines randomly appearing across my monitor for about half a second, then disappearing. At first, I thought I was seeing things... but a friend of mine can back me up on this.

It seems to start and stop randomly, but I think it's getting worse. Often, the screen will go black, come back on, and then the process repeats several times before it seems to settle down back to normal again. The white lines appear while the computer is doing this, but not when the screen has gone back. They dot all around the screen, it's very hard to describe them... it doesn't look good, anyway.

I am convinced this is not my monitor. I have a funny feeling it's my Nvidia GTS 250 graphics card bugging out. I've checked the fan and the temperatures and all seems fine. I've re-installed the drivers and it still happens. I've dusted and re-inserted the card, no dice. It seems to happen completely at random and it's bugging me.

Has anyone had a similar problem before, or might have a clue what is causing this? I was planning on upgrading my machine in March anyway, but I was hoping my GPU might last a little longer (I've had it for two years or so now.)

Cheers.
 

A:Is my graphics card dying? - Black screen, odd white lines.

I'd be interested to know what your fps benchmark is. evga oc scanner is good. I have dual 460 gtx and the benchmark is around 95 fps. When I installed these in a new board my screen would go black when I paused for anything i.e. to agree to a download. I get a small vertical line loading a game but it didn't worry me for some reason. My benchs are ok, not impressive. After 2 or 3 restarts it hasn't frozen since. If your temps are good and it benchmarks ok I don't know enough and I'm not confident enough to answer questions. Somebody will help you. They put up with me. This is the best forum I've been on yet.
 

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