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Red and white pattern scattered across screen with combination of applications open

Q: Red and white pattern scattered across screen with combination of applications open


I was wondering if anyone could identify why the following situation is happening on my computer (using Windows XP Home)... When certain combinations of applications are open at the same time, this strange red and white pattern shows up, scattered across parts of the screen in a seemingly random fashion. In some cases, it is so dense that it covers up parts of the screen completely, making it difficult to complete certain tasks (such as changing font or style settings).

This was a mild case, but I wanted to take a photo of it in case anyone has any suggestions for a solution.


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Dell i7-6500 laptop
Lately when I go away from my laptop for a bit and it goes to sleep, it will often wake up with a fine light coloured zigzag pattern all over it.  
I plug into a docking station and the monitor tht is connected to the docking station will also display this.  If I move my mouse around I can see a square moving around the screen.  
I have another monitor that plugs in to the HDMI port.  That one comes up fine.  Using that monitor, if I go to the start menu and manually put it to sleep then wake it up by hitting the touchpad, all three monitors (laptop, docking station monitor and HDMI monitor) will come up correctly and I can keep working.  
However, the other day I was working remotely, and my laptop went to sleep when I stepped away and I could not get the display to come back properly, because I could not see any menus.  I did a hard shutdown.
Any thoughts on the problem?

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Hello! Since yesterday I've noticed that whenever I access a page with grey and white colors (Hotmail, Messenger, Latest news, Sport, Music, Movies, Money and Cars from MSN UK this one is the only one so far) some lines appear and they blink, this does not happen in white or black backgrounds, I've tried removing video drivers (when these were uninstalled there were no lines, but when I installed them back again the lines came back too ), doing a flash player clean install and restarted in safe mode (when in safe mode the lines did not appear) , I don't know what to do ; My GPU is a RADEON HD 6850, and I've tried with an old driver and with a new one but no ; I don't have any other PCs so I cannot try the monitor in another one unfortunately

Please help me I don't want to format

A:Screen blinks while in grey and white combination backgrounds

Your card may be overheating, check for proper airflow in your case and remove any dust blocking fans
Test your graphics card NVIDIA/AMD Video Card - Test with OCCT

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Laptop: Toshiba satellite C660 12 t

It is the first time I encountered such a strange problem.
I simply used "Windows 7 USB/DVD" to burn ISO Windows 7 (64 bit/ 32 bit - Both versions contained in the same ISO file) to a DVD disc and to a USB Flash.

Before installation, I used "MiniTool? Partition Wizard" ISO bootable version (I burned it to CD), And format all drives (So, there is no OS installed after formatting).
I format all drives to NFTS format, I set one drive as primary and set it active. So there is no problem with formatting. My computer now is clear.

I started installing Windows from the USB Flash, It it started normally, and go through the steps up to the window titled "Install Windows" which contains this Text:
Installing Windows
That's all the information we need right now. Your computer will restart several times during installation

Copying Windows files
Expanding Windows files
Installing features
installing updates
Completing installation

This Window completed successfully, and prepared to reboot.

After reboot it displays a black screen with scattered alt characters. the characters has no specific order. A blinking cursor after the last line.
Just reference to alt charachters: 1, 2

That black screen (with characters) remain without any change, I wait for 15 minutes but no thing happened, I... Read more

A:After first reboot, black screen with scattered alt characters

Follow these steps to get get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
burning a new official Win7 ISO w/SP1 to DVD or writing to flash stick using ISO and tool provided.

If it fails again following the steps to delete all partitions and create new or let installer do it for you by clicking Next to start install, then wipe the HD before trying again with Diskpart Clean Command

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My Windows XP Pro PC (Asus p5 Series motherboard, Pentium 4 2.8processor, 2GB Ram, 512mb MSI Graphics Card, Matrox RTX100 Video card) keeps getting scattered glitches across the screen and then very soon after the system locks up/freezes and then sometimes completely crashes.
The computer was self built about 6 years ago mainly by a friend and its main purpose was to video edit but hasnt been 100% right from the start. I had used it ok and edited a few things but stopped using it for some time when it started to crash quite often. I tried using it agian recently but now I get this happening within the first 30min of using it.
One thing i always thought was that it got to hot, the software temperature gauge often showed it approaching red all the time. but this was confusing because I have 2 fans on the case (one in a flap out the top of the case_ plus I mounted a fan in a spare AGP slot near the graphics card.
I wondered if the CPU was still over heating and causing this, in that case I wouldn't have a clue what to do, or if the graphics card was faulty, in which case would I need a new one? I wouldn't want to spend a lot in case this wasn't the problem.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

A:scattered glitches across my screen, system lock up/freeze and crash

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Hello all,  I have Lenovo X1 carbon 5th generation, model 20HR. Recently I noticed that when my screen displays a bright background (like a word document), if I look at it from an angel (I would say 30 degrees or more), I see a lot of small black dots scattered across the screen (since there are a lot of them they look like big stains). The strange thing is that I didn?t notice this phenomenon during the first few months of using the laptop. Has any of you noticed anything similar with his X1 laptop?Should I be worried, or this is just the technology Lenovo uses? Thanks in advance!

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Hi I posted a video earlier but it wasn't very clear but I have a picture to show what it look like when I open Sony Vegas, I am on Windows Vista 32-bit.

Any help would be very much appreciated.



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I have a frustrating situation with a brand new machine-2 months old. Can someone please help me diagnose its problem and find a solution? I’m out of tricks.

Around 11/16/2009 the browser (I use Fire Fox, always updated) would stop displaying content at some point in the day. Just white pages with the target URL in the address bar and page tab.

At first this happened once a day, then twice, then every 3 hours, then every 3-4 searches.

To regain the browser function I have to re-start…not just close and re-open the browser.

When FFox is down, so is IE.

I also began having trouble with email newsletters from Mediapost about the same time, so I thought it was something to do with Outlook 2007 or their emails. Ran Outlook in safe mode. No change. Created a rule to quarantine their emails to a folder. No change. Closed the preview pane. No change.

I downloaded and ran: Malwarebytes, Spybot Search and Destroy, Superantispyware, AdAware. ATF temp file cleaner. A couple of them found ad tracking cookies…but I get Advertising industry newsletters so of course they and their web pages are loaded with tracking cookies. No Malware.

All clean. No Change.

If I open only Firefox after a re-start, I can browse for hours without issue.

If I then open Excel or Word, or eventually both, I can still browse without issue.

If I open Outlook First, alone, or last in the stack, the browser will fail to display within 4 searches. (Except today when it was opened last and I stopped count... Read more

A:Solved: Browser goes to White Screen when Outlook 2007 is open. Need diagnosis and so

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I'm trying (via a macro) to allocate a patten to a cell and also change the color excel uses on the pattern. By default it uses black.

I already have a macro that conditionally changes the background color of the cell. Problem is that when I print out on my cheap paper the colors bleed i.e. the black text bleeds into the yellow background. Therefore I want to use a pattern color to highlight the cells which uses less ink, therefore less color bleed!!

I have a quick workaround- print it draft all the time I want a nicer solution.

Thanks Phil

A:Excel- Macro-Allocate pattern to cell and change the pattern color

Phil, a word of advice. Don't try to program Excel to overcome an inefficiency of other hardware, namely your printer. You're going to be fighting a losing battle.

Easiest solutions?
1) Print in Draft mode
2) Get a new printer

I know it sounds daft, but those are your best bets.

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I'm quite new to the concept of design patterns, but I was wondering how one would go about merging the composite pattern with the factory pattern. For example, the code in the example in wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_pattern#Java How would one then implement the factory method pattern to instantiate, say, a new ellipse or a new square...etc. Thanks in advance for any answers.

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

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

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

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

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1) Firefox search redirects over and over
2) internet explorer (when not even open), creates little popup windows taking me to random sites.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Run by Pinny at 14:51:30 on 2012-01-01
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1504 [GMT -5:00]
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled*
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus Xtreme G\AirPlusCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alpha Networks\ANIWZCS Service\WZCSLDR.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\Photo Imaging\Hpi_Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger... Read more

A:WINDOWS XP - combination of IE popup when IE isn't open and FireFox redirect on searc


Please do the following:

Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
Link 2

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:
Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
When finished, it shall produce a log... Read more

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IE seems to keep opening popups even when it's closed, and firefox keeps redirecting my search. Overall, the computer seems MUCH slower. Here is my HIJACKTHIS log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:23:24 AM, on 12/29/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus Xtreme G\AirPlusCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alpha Networks\ANIWZCS Service\WZCSLDR.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\Photo Imaging\Hpi_Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 4.3\J2GDllCmd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
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A:WINDOWS XP - combination of IE popup when IE isn't open and FireFox redirect on searc

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I need to search through some websites for a pattern I the text, and all I have is the pattern that I?m looking for, it?s a phrase and I have the first letter of each of the words. So if the phrase was ?you only live once? I would be searching the website for y,o,l,o can anyone help me with this ,

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Since the past few days, I noticed that some applications have a white background in the drop down menu which looks very annoying. There are no other problems seen anyway. I am attaching screenshots with this topic so that you can know what it looks like.

Does anyone know what is causing it and any way to remove it?

I am running Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2.

A:White background for drop down menu buttons in applications

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Hello everybody. I own a Zbook, and today a small white dot appeard on my screen. Is brighten then his surroundings and it can be perfectly be seen on the white background. Is quite annoying. Anyone knows a cure for this? my notebook is under warranty, but i still i will prefer if i can fix it somehow whitout changing the display. Thank you

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Hi gang,

For a while now when I play HitMan Blood Money (right at the begining of the game) all of a sudden this wierd looking colored pattern appears on my screen. The game just quits when it does this but I can hear the sound.

The colors in this woven like pattern showing on the screen are red, green, blue, purple, black, yellow, white. It looks like a piece of fabric.

The other games it does this with is Half- Life2, Far Cry, PainKiller. Now with PainKiller it don't do it until you are into the game a while.

I do shut the internet and all my programs in the tray down when I play any games. Resolution used 1024 x 768.

My video card is a Nvidia 6800 Ultra. I have a AMD Athlon FX-53 with a A8V-Deluxe.

Does anyone know what this is? What can I do to remedy the problem?

Thanks for any help and suggestions.

A:What is this woven like looking pattern on my screen?

Start by dusting out the inside.

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I've had my latest xps 13 (fourth one, last three had hardware issues and returned, maybe this one goes back too), and occasionally the screen gets filled with a weird pattern that won't go away until I power down. Has anyone seen this before? I swear, if this is another hardware defect I'm buying a Mac...

It usually happens when I haven't touched the laptop for a while, or the lid was down. 

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My Hp pavilliin g7 series laptop running windows 7 home starts up with white screen and no beeps or sounds . Started freezing on Hp logo screen last week only sometimes. Id turn off and it would work on second try. About a year and a half ago I used laptop to preview windows 8. And after I reinstalled windows 7 it has been acting funny. Ie freezing and louder fan noise. I did recently update the bios and a pci device driver that never installed. But now it has white screen this morning. I shut off and powered up and still white.
I took off battery and pressed power for 10 sec plugged back in and still white. Still no noise.
Any ideas?

A:HP G7 17" screen starts up white and stays white

Try attaching an external monitor and notice what it displays...

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Computer covers whole screen with either white, or white with black, and blue stripes. Multiple times a day.?
This computer was bought in 2005, (HP Media Center PC). Within the second week this freezing(it freezes, and the screen has a white or white with black and blue stipes) occured( yes second week, my brother was uninformed and thought it was normal and didnt return it. It happened often enough as to save anything you were working on every ten to twenty minutes on a bad day. It settled and slowly became less of a problem, then stoped. One day he got a virus and had to restore the computer, the freezing started up again. same as last time, it settled then stoped, a month later, i recieved this computer as a hand me down, as my brother went to college and got a MAC. That was in mid summer of 2008, a week and a half ago, i got a huge virus, i restored my computer, and the freezing started up again, after not doing it once for over a year. It has gotten as bad as freezing every 30 minutes some nights. And earlier today it froze, i turned off and on my computer, went down stairs, and when i came back it was frozen again. I had not even used and program. Please help if you have any idea whats wrong!
Things to keep in mind...
-It only happened after the computer was restored, or bought(ish)
-Its not a normal freeze where you see the programs on the screen still, the screen goes completely white, or white with black and blue stripes.
-4 years old


A:Screen Freezes and turns white or white with stripes

Then maybe it isn't freezing at all. Maybe there's a problem with your monitor, vga cable, or video card.

Try a different monitor/cable and see if that changes anything. If it doesn't, then try reseating the video card--if any--and if that doesn't work I suggest getting a cheap one from someone's old pc at least to test with.

Installing a new video card can be complicated, but google search for a guide or follow the setup instructions for the video card to the letter and you'll have no problems.

Let us know what's going on, we love to help here... it's like an addiction, but we can stop anytime... really we can.

Welcome to TSF. I know I come off a bit strange, but most of the people here are friendly... and nowhere near as messed up.

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I have the same problem. When turning on the laptop screen goes to white, I can hear windows starting but cannot see anything. I connected it to an external monitor, which will only display once windows has loaded. I then took the whole laptop apart and discovered the LCD cable was frayed due to a faulty laptop hinge. I replaced the cable and it was the same, just white. The problem I think is with the motherboard and the intergrated video card. Upon taking the whole thing apart I noticed that where the video card plugs in is right where the heat sink is and the cooling fan which gets exceptional hot. I figure it has fried the board to the extend the monitor will not work where it is plugged in, but the external monitor will work but only when windows boots. So sad to say because of the the heat this laptop puts off and if you have it sitting on your lap or bed or anywhere else that it cannot cool properly it has over heated and you will have to get a new motherboard.

Moderator note: Moved from this thread - http://www.techspot.com/community/t...up-white-and-stays-white.199331/#post-1375196

A:Laptop screen starts up white and stays white

"I connected it to an external monitor, which will only display once windows has loaded"... This is normal behavior because the video signal to the external monitor is not sent until Windows loads. If you can see normal video, the motherboard video chip is good

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Hi. And thanks for reading this post.
Description: Windows 7 Starter (netbook) loads , desktop is visible for about 30 seconds, then is taken over by a white screen with a submit box on the right bottom portion of the screen. Other than a one-line warning that says "You have 30 seconds to connect to the internet," there are no other messages or directions. I suspect it is some type of flawed ransomware, with an intelligent, very well-hidden code.
From a USB, using command prompt, I've tried several dozen malware scanners including HitmanPro and MalwareBytes without success.
The computer was infected on 11/18/15 and the virus seems to have deleted any previous restore point(s).
The white screen virus locks up Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking. The white screen also launches when trying to use explorer.exe or opening up notepad to save a file to the desktop. Tried to use a new user account to bypass the virus, but the white screen locks up the new user account in the same way.
Safe Mode with Command Prompt works.
I am thankful to be here for some professional help and look forward to the learning experience.
I followed Bleeping Computer's directions and uploaded the relevant logs from a recently run Farbar scan.
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.

A:White Screen Virus - How to Disable White Pop-Up Screen?

Greetings RecycleZone and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter pro... Read more

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Hello, we bought around 15 "HP EliteBook 850 G3" and for every notebook a slim docking station. On every Notebook is Windows 10 64-bit installed. We have the problem, that when the notebook is in the docking station, after some time the external screen goes black for 1-2 secounds and then the picture comes back. We just have the problem with monitors connected with displayport. We don't have the problem with a VGA monitor. We tried already many differnet drivers and so on, but nothing was working. Recently I've got a new firmware for the docking station version 2.30. The new firmware was a big improvement. It seems like the firmware nearly fixed the problem.But we still have got one notebook where nothing changed and another notebook where the black screen just appears once every three days. That is already much better. Before the new firmware, everyone had a black screen a few times a day.  Up to now the telephone support was pretty bad. They suggested many silly things, like enabling "secure boot" in the BIOS.We are HP Gold Partner and we also have some customers with the same problem. We need a satisfactory solution urgent! Does anyone have a solution or any suggestions? Kind regards 

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Ok, new to this and dont' understand exactly.

Toshiba laptop Satellite A205 with Vista. DSL connection with outside modem. When turning on computer, often it goes through all channels then as it begins to open the main page a grid comes up, its blinking and it covers the whole screen, I feel like I am looking inside of something. It wont go away, I can't shut computer down normally and the only way is to shut it down with on off .... It also happens if I leave it on and fall asleep at night, it goes into sleep mode.... modem etc. say connected just fine. Hold down the on off button, screen comes up and within a few seconds the grid appears (I would say it looks like a radiator inside) and blinks or jumps and I have nothing again. Turning it off with on off button is the only way to stop it.

Avira and Spybot say I have no threats anywhere. Cleaned cookies and temp files,history etc daily. Worried .

Please does anyone have any suggestions. I am retired with illness and have little money to take it to someone. Computer 3 1/2 years old.


A:Strange Pattern on screen blinks

have you ever updated your drivers ? (at all) if this is vista 32 bit, go here,
use the filter (on the right) and choose chipset

update the chipset driver 1st, then the display driver (use the filter and choose display), then any others that apply to your system.

if your system is 64bit here is that link http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/t...ily=1073768663

you should bookmark that link for easy access, as you may need to reboot after installing each driver.

good luck

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I can usually find solutions to my problems online somewhere, but this problem has stumped me so here I am on bended knee. My computer is freezing randomly: no blue screen or anything, just a total lockup. When it freezes, a pattern of rectangles appears on the screen. To get out of the freeze I have to restart.

I have attached a photo of this freeze phenomenon. The photo shows this pattern at the log-in screen because it froze on this occasion when coming out of stand-by. Usually it just freezes out of the blue when I am working on the computer and have several programs open, such as Internet Explorer, Outlook or Word. I always get this strange pattern on the screen.

On some of the freezes, the event viewer log shows a sequence of similar event ID's usually ending with 32003. Microsoft Tech Net says this is related to the Network Address Translator.

I have also attached a pdf file which shows the Windows event log entries for before and after the freeze. Usually, but not always, the last log entry before the freeze is event ID 32003. I have searched this forum using 32003 as the search term and haven't seen anything related to this problem but I'm hoping somewhere has seen this before.
My system:
ASUS P5GDC-V Deluxe mobo which has an Intel 915 Express chipset, Intel integretated graphics 82915G/GL/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family , 82915G Memory Controller, Intel 82801FR I/O controller hub (ICH6R) the processor is an Intel PR 540J 3.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 1... Read more

A:Computer Freeze with Wierd Screen Pattern

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I have a HP Pavilion w/Windows XP Media Center Edition. Some months ago my screen started freezing in a little geometric pattern (see attached pic) at any given time for no apparent reason. It does this multiple times a day and I have to reboot using the power button. As far as I know all the programs are still open and running but who knows because I can't see anything?
I contacted HP multiple times to no avail. First they had me test the monitor by hooking my laptop up to it and leaving it on. The monitor worked fine. Then I updated all my drivers and my graphics card driver (NVidia). Then I updated my BIOS. Their last attempt was to have me do a destructive re-format of my hard drive (system recover) to reinstall everything on a clean slate. The screen still freezes.
Can anyone tell me what the problem may be? I am almost to the point of going out and buying a new graphics card just because I can't think of anything else and no one has been able to tell me what it is... Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

A:screen freezes in geo pattern multiple times a day...

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This apparently came out of the blue, but many people use this computer and it goes a lot of places on the net. I just finished getting a speech recognition software to work when I told the computer to double click on a movie file. the screen immediately turned into a pixelated multicolor pattern, the screen flickered, and then it crashed. Now whenever I boot up, i enter the password, the same flickering screen with the colorful pixel pattern shows up. The computer is unresponsive. I was able to start up in safe mode, and run HJT and get a log.I did run the Microsoft malicious software removal tool, it found something deleted it, but the problem still persists. I have now just removed my graphics card drivers, I was able to boot up in normal mode, but when I re-install them I still get the same problem. I am in dire need of help.UPDATE!for some reason it randomly worked, and i was able to log in, a box appeared saying, "windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown."it created a dump file.and gave me some code.here it is:Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.0.6002. Locale ID: 1033Additional information about the problem: BCCode: 124 BCP1: 0000000000000000 BCP2: FFFFFA800D0B1030 BCP3: 00000000B2000040 BCP4: 0000000000000800 OS Version: 6_0_6002 Service Pack: 2_0 Product: 256_1Files that help describe the problem: C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini051110-01.dmp C:\Users\****\AppData\... Read more

A:computer will not boot up colorful pattern on screen.

I temporarily removed your HJT log, since such is not to be posted in the Vista forum. At this point, your issues seem unrelated to malware, IMO.Let's try the following:Download/install BlueScreenView, http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html.Double-click BlueScreenView.exe file.When scanning is done, Edit/Select All...then File/Save Selected Items. Save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.Louis

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Hello, I am having a very strange problem with my screen looking scrambled with a test pattern when I turn it on.  It does not boot anymore.
When I hold down the D key to do the display test, it actually flashes white, red, green, blue, and seems to pass the test.  Does anyone have any idea what's wrong?  Anyone ever seen a screen look like this?
Bad screen cable?

A:XPS 9343 screen scrambling with test pattern

When did the issue start on the system? Could you kindly check with an external monitor? 
Turn on the system by holding the "fn" key + power button and it should start the diags on the system. Make a note of any possible beeps that you might possibly hear. The exact # of beeps in a cycle will help isolate the source of the issue.
Based on your description, I would suspect a faulty video card and the motherboard needs to be replaced on the system.
If the system is under warranty, then contact us via Twitter - @dellcarespro for faster communication or write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details. If there is no warranty, then we can help with a paid service call if required.
Keep us updated.

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Using the Task Scheduler for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 - I am having a problem launching a system message that opens over all other open applications.
The message script is setup as follows:
     Trigger: At Login
     Action: Run a VB script at C://...
The script works. My problem is that if there a multiple windows open the message will be hidden under them. How can I fix this? 



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We have several computers here that are all of a sudden having problems watching radar (weather channel - we're a landscape company)or any video or pictures that change. The screens either get white squares that keep coming up across the area or the area is completely white....several operating systems from XP to 7.

A:white squares or completely white screen

Are they all updated with the latest video card drivers, directx, and flash?

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Hi there eveyone, I hope someone can shed some light on this issue for me.

Basically, I might have once accidentally dropped my laptop quite hard, ever since it has frequently frozen, with the screen displaying a repeating pattern (see picture). The only way to get out of this is to power off and turn on again. The odd thing is that I can use it normally for prolonged periods with no problem and it'll suddenly happen or sometimes it happens during boot-up. It's most possibly some kind of loose connection but I'm not sure what really. One other thing to note is that when the screen goes funny the computer shows no sign of working (HDD light either has no activity or stays on permanently).

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.


A:Laptop freezes and screen displays repeating pattern

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After wakeup from sleep or hibernation the screen only displays bright white background with closely spaced vertical lines, not blue screen, and no functionality. Have to use the power button to restart then all is fine until sleep or hibernation. Laptop computer, only 10 days old.

A:screen shows test pattern after wakeup from sleep

Hello @Acorn1?, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I read your post about the sleep mode issue, and wanted to assist you! To start, can you provide me with the Product Number of the notebook?  Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number:How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? In the meantime, try reviewing the following steps, and let me know how it goes: HOW TO RESOLVE SLEEP/SHUTDOWN ISSUES Download version 9 or 10 of the Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI) Driver.Navigate HP's Software and Driver Downloads site (http://www8.hp.com/us/en/drivers.html) to find the latest approved driver for your model.  Filter by version, selecting Microsoft Windows 8.1 on the dropdown menu.  Look for the download in the "Driver-Chipset" category.  If an MEI driver with a version number starting in 9 or 10 is listed, download it.  [Version 1.5M (http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp66001-66500/sp66228.exe) will work for most models.]If an MEI driver with a version number starting in 9 or 10 is NOT listed, download the appropriate driver directly from Intel (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=intel+management+engine).  [Version 1.5M (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/d... Read more

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I completed all of the updates advised and still have the same problem. same model HP Envy X360. This just started today. I previously had the display problem too but was able to update drivers as advised here.

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Summary: whilst watching a video commercial on a trusted corporate website, the screen went black (though still backlit). On restarting, screen came up normal (graphics perfect) until the first Windows XP page (with the green loading bar) when there were green and black vertical strips 5mm wide, the green strips made up of four lines, a little reminiscent of that code pattern in movie Matrix. After the Windows page the green lines turned to blue, and then the screen went black (though still backlit), and the usual user login didn`t appear. Leaving the computer to run, the hard disk was active from time to time, then before long the windows logging-in jingle played as if we had logged in, the screen still black. After that, no response at all.

After problem: Laptop can be started in Safe Mode (from where I write this), there are still faint green lines superimposed. I completed a system restore but this has not fixed the problem.

The last few weeks: A number of weekends ago I attempted to open my mouse for the purpose of silencing the clicks, but on opening the mouse half way and looking inside it made itself apparent that it was not meant to be opened (without breaking the plastic case [mouse is GlanzHS by Sanwa]) On closing and restoring the mouse, I found that initially the left button didn`t seem to work, and then it did, problem solved. But then strangeness began: next time on restarting the computer, nothing responeded to the pointer or the left click on the first ... Read more

A:Laptop screen shows Matrix pattern, then black...

Hi Naval, welcome to TSF, I reckon the mouse related issue could be easily diagnosed. Try another one, not USB - there known to be hassle when the system isnt working properly - and we should easily see if the problem is with the pc or the mouse.

with regards the problem with the graphics, i'll leave that to someone with more experience.

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HP Computer
windows xp sp2
Its a neighbor of mine I help them take care of their computer all the time.

The problem is the screen freezing randomly, it might be in 3 min might be 5 or 10 or 25, it does it after it has been turned off for awhile or all night or when you have been on it for awhile or quite awhile. Point being its not heating up cause it does it when it has been off for hours them 3 or 4 min after it is turned on or sometime it might be 2 hours after you turn it on. I had a thread a couple of weeks ago about this same computer I came to the conclusion that it was the Powersupply, so I put in a brand new 400W powersupply and it ran great (no freeze ups for a few days then all of a sudden it started in again).

The mouse freezes so they can't do anything but shut it down at the tower so I gave them another usb mouse tonight and told them when it freezes to unplug there mouse and put the new usb mouse in and see it it works right away then it would be the mouse. I have great doubts about it being that but I am at witts end. I consider myself pretty good at fixing computers hardware and software problems but I am lost. I have no idea. I looked in the divice manager everything is ok, checked the events and nothing happening there. I know the computer is clean of viruses or spyware cause I keep it clean for them monthly.

script defender
AVG 8.0
Windows defender

also ran malware bytes
everything is clean

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A:Solved: Windows XP SP2- Screen freezing-no pattern- but lots- Can someone help? Pleas

The first thing that comes to mind with older machines is overheating. They can accumulate a lot of dust (even in the cleanest places) and fans can get bogged down. Check all your air intakes and remove dust from the interior. Make sure that all fans are moving (including the one on the graphics card, if present).

While inside, check all your connectiuons and make sure the graphics card is firmly in its slot.

If that doesn't help, try a memory test:

MemScope (Floppy and CD images.)
Microsoft Memory Test (floppy or CD ISO image)

If you have enough memory sticks, you can test them by removing one at a time and see if the problem disappears.

If you are running Vista and can boot up, go to Start > Search and type:


Choose to run a memory diagnostic on next boot. Or, you can boot from the DVD and run it from there.

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I hope this can help someone with the same problem.

http:[email protected]/2054110901/
This pattern is over everything, it's not like the problem many others have had with horizontal lines etc marking broken graphic cards.

I have narrowed down the cause for this to the pin under my ATI Radeon 9000 Mobility or the AGP slot on the motherboard. I opened the computer, took of the keyboard and applied pressure to different parts with a rubber tool. The one place having an effect on the overlay pattern was when i pressed on the screw holes on the right side of the graphics card closest, to the agp connection. It even dissapeared when i pressed hard for a while. It is very sensitive so it came back from pressure on the keyboard later. There's a glitch here.

There is no heat problem as i thougth before, the heatsink under the keyboard is touching the thermal gap filler on GPU. And the temperature is fine.
Functionally the card passed all tests. No broken graphics.

I remember another tech support guy mentioning how many graphic glitches he's fixed by cleaning the agp slot and pins on graphic cards.

If noone else comes up with an idea, this is my last hope.

Any recommendations on what to use for cleaning?

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Do you folks talk about IE & CSS/HTML issues? This one has stumped folks on all the other forums I typically use so I'm looking for an IE specific forum. Would love some help on this one...

I've got a site that's almost ready to go up, but my client has said that two people have been having trouble viewing the site correctly the first time they load the home page.

I haven't been able to reproduce the trouble, but apparently it occures when someone loads the page in IE 6.5 (recently someone reported the same problem in IE7 too). The images are scattered all over the page (presumably related to the CSS positioning). However when they reload the page everything displays correctly.

I'm still trying to get some more specifics and reproduce it myself, but I'm not very familliar with CSS yet so I don't know if I could fix a problem like this even if I am able to see it myself. I may just end up having to rewrite the css from scratch and hope for the best.

Check out: http://www.tls-translations.com/new/ Thanks

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I got a 2nd hand laptop the other day and when im on web pages that have a white background the white looks a little like cream not white as it should do.

i have changed the brightness but still the same and the screen has been cleaned so what could be the problem and what can i do about it?

the laptop runs on Vista.

A:White is not White on my laptop screen

Follow this tutorial specifically,intensity
Color Scheme

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Can anyone tell me why Windows 7 Professional keeps scattering my Icons? Sometime the order is rearranged with all of them on the left side of the screen, sometimes the positions are rearranged, for example the icons will appear in the center of the screen or part of the icons will be on the left side and the remaining ones on the right of the screen.


A:Scattered Icons

Do you play games or do anything that changes the resolution? That can cause the kind of problem you are seeing.

One solution is to install a program that remembers where your icons are and will put them back when you want.

I've used Iconoid on 32 bit systems and DesktopOK on my 64bit Windows 7. Not using anything on Windows 8 at the moment.

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I work in an office that has a server (Server 2003) where we access Quick Books from 2 other computers in the office and we also access it from our home and a laptop using remote desktop. I want to start using MS Outlook for my email and we also have that on the server. Right now using Outlook Express at work and home keeps my mail scattered. Can I setup Outlook on the server and put a link to it on my work PC and then access it on the server from home, like I’m doing the Quick Books data files now, using remote desktop? Would that be dangerous virus wise? Just need to figure out a way to set up all of my email accounts to where they go and stay in one place.

A:Scattered email solution?

gamoon56 said:

Just need to figure out a way to set up all of my email accounts to where they go and stay in one place.
Thanks.Click to expand...


First, a few quick questions: I assume your using a 3rd party email service like GMAIL or HOTMAIL or YAHOO???

My recommendationwould be to use one of these (I like GMAIL) and connect using POP. GMAIL allows you to access your email from outlook however you can keep the messages on the server. This allows you to access your email from multiple PC's using outlook or outlook express etc.... All in all, it's quite simple and Google has step by step instructions on how to do it. They even encrypt the data transfer so it's secure.

I'm pretty sure Yahoo and hotmail let you do something similar as well.

Anyway, first step might be to ask WHO hosts your email

New Favorite Site

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Hello everyone im having a bad issue with my new graphic card.
Bought this morning(nvidia gt 630),plugged it in my motherboard,opened the pc and ta da! my screen would only display my motherboard's logo screen and after a while my monitor turns off....

Never had another GPU plugged in this motherboard before so i didnt need to uninstall some previous drivers..
And the best part comes when i realised i wasnt able to access BIOS with the new GPU plugged in.
I returned the GPU to the store they made sure it was ok and that it synchs with my motherboard.
I've been told that certain motherboards have an option of detecting a Video card before activating the on-board VGA and that i should check it from bios.
Never found that option ...yes i went to peripherials and checked all the option,ive reseted my bios from my motherboard's battery,i've cleaned my Cmos with the jumper which was risky...and after all that i still plugg in the nvidia and im not able to enter bios or move on window's screen...

i know that could be many causes for this problem but if u guys have an extra opinion plz help.
thanks in advance

some dets for my pc:
windows ultymate 64bit
motherboard gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
cpu 400w
intel core i5-3470 3.60 ghz
1 ssd disc 60gb/1 hdd 80gb

A:Scattered dreams...GPU not working..

Hi Your driver should be here Drivers | GeForce and your manual should help you find the correct area of the bios http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...65058239,d.ZWU

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The hard drive of my notebook PC looks like this in Disk Manager:

As you can see, the partition named My Files is split into three "chunks" (what are they actually called?).

Is there a way of consolidating these scattered partition chunks?

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Hey everyone, I am having a slight issue with what I am assuming is my video card. I have a Powercolor HD7870 Tahiti MYST Edition and on some screens I will get these random rectangles that show up. I have a few pictures to show what I am talking about.

It almost always happens when I am on Twitter and most other websites dont have this issue. It is more annoying than anything else, it doesn't seem to affect anything but I figured that I would post here and hope that it isn't a big issue.


A:Random Rectangles scattered on some screens.

Printscreen was able to show it so it's not a severe issue.
It's on the site, the browser so maybe acceleration is turned off.

It can be due to scrolling and rendered stuff is badly put into place.
Does refresh page work?

Just make sure the graphics drivers are up to date and the browser as well.

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With view hidden/system/suffix the system/boot files that are available at the drive where Windows 7 is installed is DebugTraceAP.log hiberfil.sys (not sure if this is for Windows) and pagefile.sys. The rest of the non-folder Windows System files are scattered throughout my other drives.

AUTOEXEC.BAT, boot.ini, bootmgr, CONFIG.SYS, IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS, NTDETECT.COM, ntldr are located at drive D. Last time I tested before I formatted yesterday due to forcefully deleting the system files in my other drives, there were 3 drives that cannot be removed even though these drives don't have any programs in them just some of my archives.

Is there a way for Windows 7 to only use the installed Windows drive for all the system files?

A:System Files Scattered on Different Drives Problem

What do you mean, can not be removed ? Just unplug them and reinstall windows.

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I cannot get applications to open normally they bring up the open with panel. this also happens with antivirus and any window I try to open.

A:applications will not open

Try this fix: EXEFIX

Unzip the fix and extract the .reg file to the desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.


If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.

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This just recently started happening. I opened MusicBrainz Picard to tag my music and it opened in the taskbar. It showed that it was open, but when I clicked it to view the window, nothing ever appeared. The little preview window showed the program, but when it was clicked/everything else was minimized to find it, it was non-existent or hidden somehow. I got on today and it was also happening to KVirc.

Can anyone help me with this problem?

Greatly appreciated!

Edit: The programs work on an alternative account.

A:Applications won't open.

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