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Q: white zigzag pattern on screen after being woken up

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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Preferred Solution: white zigzag pattern on screen after being woken up

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Sorry if this has been posted before but I can't figure out how to find the issue.

I am trying to help out my mom. She has a HP Pavillion running Vista and for the past several weeks her computer has been acting crazy.

It seems that whenever the screen saver starts (bubbles/aurora..whatever) that her monitor screen suddenly gets this very bizaare pattern, like plaid. There are no icon and you you have to reboot. Otherwise the monitor seems to be working ok.

If I turn off the monitor and back on, same pattern but the settings box on the monitor is fine so I don't think it's the monitor.

I have run Malwarebytes, superantispyware, hijack this and combofix Symantec AV and it still does it, so I am not sure if it is malware.

The monitor and all seem to work well until the screen saver kicks in. This could happen immediately or maybe even a few hours after the bubbles kick in.

Sorry this is not much information, but not sure what else you guys would need.

Thanks

Mike

A:monitor gets weird snow/zigzag pattern with screensaver

Simple fix - do not use a screen saver - I've certainly never used one. Instead, just set the hd and display to power down after a defined period of inactivity. It's easier on your system, always works, and saves resources.

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Hello,

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.

Thanks,
Ed
 

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HP Laptop running windows 7 every now and again, (not very often) the screen will fill with zigzag lines. Theres nothing else on the screen, i have to reboot the laptop and then it starts up fine.
laptop was running Vista and it happened then aswell.
It can happen while playing vdeos or just surfing the net.
Anyone any ideas on this?
 

A:ZigZag lines on screen

Well there multiple possibilities
1)Outdated video card driver
2)Broken/damaged video card
3)Broken/damaged screen

So that depends which problem it is and which way to fix it..
 

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Hi,

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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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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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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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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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 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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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

Thanks!

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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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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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.

HOP

A:Strange Pattern on screen blinks

have you ever updated your drivers ? (at all) if this is vista 32 bit, go here,
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=1909174&rpn=PSAF3U&modelFilter=A205-S5804&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663
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

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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!
 

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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

Hi JADWARE,
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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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: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.256.1 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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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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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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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.
Thanks!

Neil
 

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 9.5.24.1790 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 9.5.24.1790 1.5M (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/d... Read more

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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.

Spybot
Spyblaster
ie-spyad
script defender
AVG 8.0
Windows defender

also ran malware bytes
everything is clean

Computer is about 7 years old... Read more

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)
Memtest86

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:

mdsched.exe

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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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

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So I had some video card trouble lately, which I had posted in a previous post, and seemed to get the problem fixed so it wouldn't keep crashing. However, I now have a different problem. When I start the computer up, I can log in fine with no difficulty. However, when I put the computer to sleep, then take it out of sleep mode, when I try logging in the display crashes and I have to restart. Outside of simply shutting down my computer every time I leave it, what could be causing this?
 

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This behavior has started just recently and it might have to do with the latest windows updates.
How could I resolve this?

jabbb

A:PC crashes after woken up from sleep

Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes: List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and paste the content into your next post.Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 .Louis

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i woke up and i turned on mycomputer and it is saying boot mgr is missing press alt.cntr.del to restaet... is there any way i can fix this with out a windows disk???? thank you

A:i have woken up and it says bootmgr missing

This either means your Boot file is corrupted or your HDD has failed.
Do you have a Windows 98 Boot Floppy? You can boot off of that Floppy and run Scandisk.
Or Download the ISO image for either Seatools, Drive Fitness or DataLifeGuard in my signature and burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Long tests on the drive.

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Hello, My workmachine emits an irritating beep whenever it's awoken from standby and where I work, the machines are set on a group policy in which they go into standby after 5 minutes of inactivity. I google searched the issue and many solved the issue by disabling the beeps and alarms from the BIOS menu. However, these instructions do not align with the BIOS menu of the Elitedesk 800 G2. Could anyone guide me in the direction or tell me how to disable the machine's beeping? The instructions I had were F1 to enter BIOS, then select Config > Beeps and Alarms > Disable. This does not seem to be the case with this machine.

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This is a very odd problem that I have never encountered before. The computer shuts down perfectly fine if it hasn't been put to sleep at any point during use. The only thing I have tried is updating the BIOS and that didn't change anything. If anyone could shed some light on this issue I would greatly appreciate it.

A:Computer will not shut down after being woken up from sleep mode

Have you received any error messages?

Also try opening CMD and typing shutdown -s -t 0

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Hey SF, i feel so ashamed and embrassed posting a BSOD topic nowadays because i know how to solve BSODs but now i'm clueless. So i woke up went to my room and was ready to play my favorite game. I woke up the computer from sleep and it gave me a BSOD. It's like frozen on the screen or something it won't go away. It's a HAL_INITALIZATION_FAILED which from my BSOD knowledge is very bad. How do i fix it guys?
My guess that the hal.dll is corrupted. It worked very fine yesterday. Should i restart? I'm too scared too..

I can't give you the dumps because the BSOD just won't go away and i'm too scared to restart. What i can give you is the paramenters. (i can't snap a picture because my phone is on low charge)

Bugcheck: 0x5C Paramenters: 0x2001, 0x1, 0x4, 0x0

A:Woken up from sleep, instant BSOD 0x5C

All you can do is try a restart at this point.

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I have a Gateway NV53 laptop with Windows 7 home premium 64 bit installed. Whenever I put it to sleep or in hibernation and then go to wake it up or turn it back on, 7/10 times it will go to a blank screen and stay that way. I then have to turn it off manually and wait for it to boot up normally. This does not happen when I shut it down, only when it hibernates or sleeps. How do I fix this? Thanks in advance.

A:Win7 freezes when woken up from sleep or hibernation

Just a guess, but try updating your motherboard/chipset drivers (to include any storage drivers) and also update your video drivers. Update them from the manufacturer's website - DO NOT use the inbuilt updating functions of Windows for this.

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Hey everyone,
Been awhile...
So i have a perplexing issue i cannot seem to concor. My mother recently bought a dell inspiron 3531 and it had windows 8. She hates it and so do i, so we bought her a windows 7 key and she is on her way, or so we thought. I installed windows 7 ultimate, clean install, on her laptop. Installed all the drivers, ran windows update, did the whole 9 yards. One issue remains though and it is ruining this laptop for her (she can be picky at times)...
Whenever I close the lid on the laptop, it goes to sleep. When i wake the laptop up, the wireless network has a red X on it, saying no connections are available. When i try to run troubleshooter, it tells me to turn on the switch for the wireless card (there isn't one on her laptop). I use the function key to try and turn it on and it has no response. They only way to get it working again is to do a restart of the laptop. I have done all the stuff mentioned above. I have also tried to mess with the power options, but i dont know if i am missing something. Any and all hints and tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks everyone,
Ben

A:Network card non-responsive when computer is woken up

I still have no solution to this issue. Can anyone please help me out here?

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This is kind of hard to explain, but lately about half the time I wake my computer from sleep,
it's in a very malfunctioned state.

I enter my password on the lock screen and my desktop comes up.
I can move the cursor around, but I can't click on anything... at all.
Things don't even highlight when I put the cursor over them.

I can use my keyboard to get to the Task Manager and go to the Processes tab,
but there are NO processes listed (not even the System Idle Process).

When this happens, I am unable to restart or shut down the computer normally,
so I have to hold the power button on my laptop to force it to power off.

I think this started happening after a Windows Update a few weeks ago.
(I don't do automatic updates; I just manually update Windows every few months or so.)

I hate updating Windows; it seems every time I do, it creates problems.
This is why I don't do it often, and sometimes consider not doing it at all...
Anyway, has anyone else experienced this or know how to fix it, or at least know how I can diagnose the issue?
(OS: Windows 7 Home SP1 64-bit)
 

A:Computer sometimes in malfunctioned state when woken from sleep

Several others have had other problems in the past few days afer their computers updated. Have you tried a system restore to a date earlier than the last update? Don't update with IE 11 and see if that makes a difference.
 

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I just started encountering the most bizarre issue i have ever seen with my computer. normally I wake up my computer from sleep mode by clicking the mouse or pressing a key on the keyboard.
 
Now there is a common issue where changing power settings can cause the mouse and keyboard to not be able to wake up the computer but my issue is just plain bizarre.
 
Out of the blue my computer developed a strange bug where when I click the mouse or Press a key the computer will wake up from standby mode and than after a minute or so it will immediately go back into sleep mode and it will keep doing this repeatedly.
 
On the other hand if i press the power button the computer will wake up normally and stay on.
 
I am at my wits end i have checked my UEFI settings and sure enough USB mouse and keyboard is set to wake the computer and in device manager all the relevant drivers have the allow this device to wake the computer box checked.
 
So right now i need to figure out what is triggering the computer to go back into sleep mode when woken up by the keyboard/mouse but not when it is woken up with the power button.

A:Computer Goes Back To Sleep If Woken Via Mouse Or Keyboard

[wild guess]
The mouse and random key are sending a double click.

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System info:
Windows XP Pro Version 2002 Sp2
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40Ghz
3.50Gb of RAM Physical Address Extension (4Gb installed)
Nvidia GeForce 8600GT 512 Mb


Whenever I start or stop my desktop computer I always use standby instead of shutdown or restart.

I have noticed lately that once, every 2-3 weeks, when I wake my computer up from standby the computers graphic card fails to send a signal to the monitor.

When this happens I have to do a hardware restart to get it working again.

Once restarted xp wants to send an error report with the following information;

Error Message: STOP 0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER (Q293078)

Once the error report is sent the browser pops up with this information from microsoft

SYMPTOMS
You receive one of the following Stop error messages in Windows XP: STOP 0x00000...
You receive one of the following Stop error messages in Windows XP:
STOP 0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER
STOP: 0x100000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER_M
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CAUSE
This issue occurs if the graphics adapter is caught in an infinite loop while it...
This issue occurs if the graphics adapter is caught in an infinite loop while it waits for the video hardware to become idle. This can indicate that there is a problem with the video hardware, or that the graphics adapter cannot program the hardware correctly.

The Stop error message may also occur in video adapter drivers that do not represent a physical devic... Read more

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Hi,
In XP ?Allow this device to bring the computer out of stand by? only wakes the computer from Stand by, not from Hibernation, which is very logical. I just installed Windows 8.1and checked ?Allow this device to wake the computer? (for mouse and keyboard)
and my computer is now woken with keyboard or mouse not only from Sleep, but from Hibernation also.

The problem persists with a wired mouse and another keyboard. The problem starts immediately upon installing Windows 8.1
BUT: if after putting the computer into hibernation I cut the power for about 10 seconds (less than that won?t do), then the computer is not woken by keyboard or mouse, only by the power button.

This is really hibernation because it survives the power cut, runs through the BIOS stuff and restores the computer to the state it was before hibernation, with all the same windows open.

powercfg -lastwake produces the following: Wake History Count - 1 Wake History [0]   Wake Source Count - 0
Event viewer says:
Wake Source: Unknown
 
Hybrid Sleep and Fast Startup are disabled. BIOS is set to disable "Power on by ..." any device. There are no USB or other devices connected to the computer besides a USB extension cord and a headphones extension.
I use both XP and Windows 8.1 on the same computer, separately, on different SSD drives. In XP there is no such problem.

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I can't tell exactly when this started as I have upgraded the NVIDIA drivers as well as the Dell bios and switched from running the onboard Intel HD 630 to GTX 750ti , but now on a cold boot, with the fast startup off, the screen flashes white for a sec after the Dell logo. It could possibly be white noise but I can't focus on it fast enough. It doesn't happen on restarts. I'm connected via hdmi out to a LG TV.
Dell XPS 8910 using the NVidia GTX 750ti and an HDMI TV as monitor Bios version is 1.1.0 ,1.1.0 Original version was 1.0.9, 1.0.9, can I revert back to 1.0.9 ?

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1: When the screen shows a dark picture, then when I immediately switch back to a mostly white picture, it's far duller, and gradually (over the course of about 10 seconds), the white screen lightens more and more. I presume this is a battery saving feature. Can I disable it somehow? 2: Fan issues. Although the fan is quiet, I'd rather it be quieter still (or even silent). From previous experience, I know Lenovo tends to (heavily) err on the side of caution, but I'd rather be able to control the fan speeds more directly. Can I somehow half the fan speed or by some other arbitray amount? I'll keep an eye on temperatures, and I know all the risks.

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HI Everyone,
 
This happens about once every week or so.
 
1. Computer Monitor goes Black, then the "Enter Power Saver Mode" comes up on the screen.
 
2. Then the screen flashes this pattern (see Attached picture I took) this pattern goes on and off going black and then back to this pattern in a continuous loop every few seconds.
 
3. Once I reboot everything is normal, until it happens again.
 
4. I hooked up another Monitor and the same pattern continued, so I ruled out the monitor.
 
5. Re-set cables and connectors.
 
6. Cleaned out the inside of the computer.
 
7. Updated the Graphics Card Driver.
 
8. Strange that if I have music playing on the computer, the music continues to play through this. It seems that the computer is running, except for the fact that I lose all control.
 
9. I can't get the mouse or keyboard shortcuts to respond.
 
10. Hope I did this correctly, Attached are the files I think you need to look at.
 
OS - Windows 1064 Bit
 
Thanks for your Help on this!
Ken

A:Computer Monitor Goes Off, Strange Pattern on Screen, Computer Reboot to Fix

The "power saver mode" thing is an indication that the video card isn't sending a signal to the monitor.
Yet, the crazy pattern shows up - so it seems like the video card crashed, then resets improperly.

Have you tried reseating the video card?
Checking to make sure that it's cooler is free of dust/hairballs?
That the cooler fan is working?
Have you monitored the temps of the card before it behaves like this?
 
The Admin event log shows lot's of NTFS errors blamed on I/O errors.
As such, please run these free hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html
Start with the Hard Drive diagnostics please.
 
Only a few BSOD's in the attached reports (but no memory dumps) - and lot's of Live Kernel Events.
I strongly suspect a hardware problem here, and think that the hardware diagnostics will help to identify which hardware component is to blame.

Good luck!

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My lenovo thinkpad t450s touch screen model has multible white dots on the screen , they are not noticalbe in multicolour display backgrounds but in bright white or unicolour background its annoying , you can't unsee them , i wonder if warranty covers this issue ? have anybody encounterd the same problem ? any suggested solutions ?

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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?

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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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Upon turning on the computer, the white error screen appears, then goes to the all balck screen with white writing:  HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFIVersion 1.6.1.0 - BIOS For more inforomationi, please visit:  www.hp.com/go/techcenter/PCDiags Memory TestHard Drive CheckLanguageExit After test completed:  Passed, system returned to same screen.Help please Liz 

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