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Computer gets colored lines on top of screen computer will not boot windows 7

Q: Computer gets colored lines on top of screen computer will not boot windows 7

Hello,

First off, my computer recently had its motherboard/video card replaced. It is a dell xps l501x. The issues with the colored lines began before the mother board was replaced. Thus, I do not believe a faulty motherboard is the problem.

These lines are thin and occur on the top centimeter of the screen. They are made up of many colors and sort of look like squiggles going horizontally across the page.

Also my computer will not sleep properly. When the computer is put to sleep the screen will go black, but the fan will continue to run and led backlit keyboard will remain on. They begin immediately after the dell logo comes on. I also get 5 bluegreen dots appear in the top left hand corner of the screen.

The lines do not always appear, its is sort of hit or miss with my computer.

I have performed a system restore and and wiped the hard drive. This did not remedy either of the situations.

I am not sure how to proceed as it cannot be the motherboard or hard drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Computer gets colored lines on top of screen computer will not boot windows 7

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

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

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

A: Computer gets colored lines on top of screen computer will not boot windows 7

Your screen connector cable might be loose on the end that is connected to the screen. Try moving the laptop while it is running or move the screen to see if it worsens or gets better to confirm.

Also update all System Drivers mainly graphics drivers by going to Dell.com Support>Drivers look for the model number Version of Windows including 64bit or 32 bit download the drivers and install.
If Windows does not boot try booting in "Safe Mode" by tapping the F8 button as soon as you press the power button. Select "Safe Mode" in the options screen.

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The LCD screen during boot up has multi-colored static verticle lines 1/3rd of LCD My OS was re-installed on this past Monday. There were not any noted problems. Today I installed Norton SystemWorks Premier 2005 without ant noted problem. I then installed Norton Internet Security 2005 and during the installation it detected that a previous version of Norton AntiVirus was installed and requested that it be removed. I did that and followed the correct steps. And rebooted. I then installed Norton Internet Security with AntiVirus without any noted problem. I was requested to download Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and I did and then I was requested to install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 HotFix (KB886903). I rebooted the system and during systems boot just right after the first logo of GoBack and in between it and the Microsoft WINDOWS XP logo screen my ViewSonic LCD had multicolored vertical bars extending from top to bottom on the right side of the screen outwards to center about 1/3rd of the entire screen. On a couple of re-starts the color static changed to a white vertical line which looked a little like snow from older tvs and it was on the left side of the LCD screen. Can anyone help me with this?
 

A:The LCD screen during boot up has multi-colored static verticle lines 1/3rd of LCD

I've removed the font size and bolding from your post. It does not help with readablity to do this, nor does it get any extra attention.

Problems with the display like that are likely to be Display driver related, inspite of the association with the new installs.

It's not clear whether this problem remains once the desktop is reached, but you should remove and reinstall the Display drivers in any case.
 

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My laptop screen randomly freezes with vertical colored lines. When I reboot in safe mode it boots up just fine. I have gone to ATI's website and reinstalled the drivers and the Catalyst Control Center multiple times which fixes the problem for about 24 hours and then the screen freezes again. Any help would be appreciated!

Windows 7
ATI Radeon HD 3200 (integrated)
AMD Turion x2-Ultra Dual Core Mobile 2.10 GHz
 

A:Graphics Card Causes Computer to Freeze With Vertical Colored Lines

Could you tell us which model laptop it is, please?

Have you given it a thorough sweep with good antivirus and anti-malware packages?
 

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All of the sudden I am getting weird colored lines when I take a screen cap. I have posted a screen cap I just took below. The last screen cap I took was a few days ago and it was fine. What could be causing this?
 

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Fault just started yesterday
have never had this on any pc or laptop before.
Any suggestions or causes ?

The machine seems ok otherwise , I took it apart earlier today and cleaned out dust etc and no loose wires evident.
Its a Toshiba L300 - 155

I bought the machine used in 2011 for about ?120 i think so it isnt worth much now !
But i am happy to tinker and replace parts etc if its not mega time consuming.

have access to another laptop for browsing etc.

A:vertical colored lines on screen

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Can you try connecting to an External Monitor or another source ... To rule out Graphics Card issue ? ...

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i have a 17" monitor with vertical colored lines going across the entire screen. not sure what is wrong or if it is fixable. screen worked great one day and did not the next. it is a Hyundai Imagequest L70S.
i have disconnected from the tower, swapped cables, power cords, and plugged into power outlet with no source and still get the same screen so it is the monitor. i unplugged and left off for 2 days "hoping" it would work again, but no luck. Any thoughts as to what this could be? thanks in advance.
 

A:Vertical colored lines across lcd screen

dude, classic case of 'gpu gone bad'. so, you need to hit your latest video store, get a copy of girls gone bad. before that though, take out your graphic card and sent it for repair. or, if it's possible, get yourself a new one. pls determine your system specs and requirements first before going to either the comp shop or the video store
 

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Hi, good morningI'm a bit worried about my laptop, there's like a month and a half since i bought it and i hadn't have a problemIt's an HP 240 G4, it's powered by:Intel Celeron N3050 1.60Ghz, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 500GB HDDIt's a pretty basic laptop but it had been working fine, i have to mention that it's an used laptop, i don't have a warrantyBut since all the time i have been using it ( a month and a half) it had been working properlly, so i don't think it came with any problems or at least they hadn't shownTwo weeks ago i bought a stick of 4GB of ram, since this laptop has only one slot i had to remove the one stick of 2gb that came with the laptop, Both ram are equals on voltage and bus frequence, so it was running excellentAfter two weeks from then, it suddenly started to give blue screen problem, blue screen says:whea uncorrectable error 0x00000124and laptop rebooted, sometimes it also shows flickering lines of colores, they even appear don't letting to show the blue screen and rebootsSometimes i can use laptop for about 5 minutes, other times i can use it for 2 hours or more, and some other times it doesn't even finish bootingbut it seems like it becomes more persistent every timeI tried by changing ram to the original (2GB) stick, resetting BIOS battery and nothing..i don't think it's hard drive nor operative system problem,I tried to install Windows 7 from USB and before getting to the partition selection section, blue screen (with old windows 7 form... Read more

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When the system is turned on the screen is normal for about 10-15 seconds then the horazontal colored lines slowly take over the screen until it is just a blur after about 60-90 seconds.   I can use the HDMI output to view on my tv with no issues it is only on the laptop screen itself. I am capable of canging a screen if this is the issue but how can I detrmine that is the exact issue and ther is not something else wrong? This is my girl friends computer and I was informed that a can of soda punctured in the same bag as the computer so it did get a small amount of mosture on it.   I do not know how much and everything else is working just fine on it. Thanks in advance for any assistance. John 

A:HP 15-1233wm has horizontal colored lines on screen but not...

If it puts out good image to an external monitor and the laptop screen is garbled it has to be the screen. Let us know if you need a Manual, video and a place to buy the screen

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My mom has a Compaq laptop. It has Windows 7. Yesterday, the screen randomly turned a blue-ish green color. The Google Chrome new tab page is where she first noticed. It's pretty much wherever there should be white, there's that funny color. When I restart it, the white Compaq "Q" logo is green instead of white. The "Starting Windows" text is green and the light inside of the Windows logo is green also. Could this be a screen error or a graphics card error?

A:Greenish blueish colored screen with vertical lines

This sounds like either a connection issue or something wrong with the monitor. Inside the laptop the monitor has several connections that could cause issues like this. Try to tap the back of the monitor very lightly in attempt to "bump" it back into position.

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I replaced my screen Chimei innolix N173FGE - L23 with an AU Optronics B173RW01 v.3 screen. I bought a new lcd cable, R39LC010 i have horizontal flickering lines. If I do a graphic test then everything is okay. If the hdmi is working, than that video is okay. A print screen of the display and then printed turns out okay too. the bios is up to date. And I think my drivers are too. is there anyone who can help me?   Thanks in advance. 

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Hi,
I have an XPS 15 for work that suddenly started showing strange visual artifacts on the screen during normal use.
The bottom half of the screen flickers and shows colored lines when moving the mouse across the affected area. I've already tried the Dell monitor test and updating relevant drivers.
Any help would be appreciated, I didn't find much discussion of this exact issue.

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The screen for my white macbook has pastel colored vertical lines. I dropped it while it was on.
 

A:macbook screen showing pastel colored vertical lines

Is it under warranty?

Sounds like hardware failure.
 

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Origin of the problem:
The other day I tried to play a game called Sir, You are being hunted. I got to the main menu and set graphics to max because the game didn't look very demanding. I started a new game and everything seemed to be going fine but once the loading finished and my computer tried to render the world I got several weird graphical glitches on my two monitors - everything was going blue or brown and there were these strange horizontal lines everywhere. After about 15 seconds the computer became unresponsive and I had to turn it off manually.

The problem:
When I booted it back up there were these weird colorful horizontal lines across the screen (about 6-8). They only appeared once Windows actually loaded (so they weren't there when the Windows 7 logo was displayed during the load.) I have by default set the classic windows 2000+- theme and explorer and system-related stuff like that seems fine. But when I open Chrome for example the whole screen goes black, PC becomes unresponsive and I have to shut it off the hard way.
The colorful horizontal lines make me think that it is my GPU dying on me. It's a 6870 that I had since 2011. I don't have spare PC so I am not sure how to actually test this theory. If I go to safe mode however, the graphical glitches are not there and everything seems to go fine which further leads me to believe that the failures are graphics card related.

What I tried:
I opened up the PC, cleaned all the dust out, took... Read more

A:Weird colored horizontal lines and black screen crashes

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old age and damn bad cold has caused me to re-post the question below. Want to delete it, but don't see how.

This has happened ocassionally: When first booting my Gateway desktop (DX-4720-03, running W7 HP 64-bit with a Samsung 193P monitor), vertical and horizontal cross-hatching lines (many line of different colors) would appear on the monitor...and nothing else. I would then manually turn the computer off and re-boot. On re-booting, the black and white screen gives me various choices on how to open, I choose "open normally," and all is well. Other than that, I have had no problems with the computer or monitor's functioning. Any ideas? If this is the wrong forum for this question, please redirect.

A:Multi-colored lines cross-hatch screen when booting up?

Sounds like your video is going out, might want to replace the Motherboard if it is integrated video, or get a graphics card if you have an APG/PCI-E graphics card slot so you could avoid replacing the Motherboard.

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

A:Y500 Screen Bright White with Vertical Colored Lines

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





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Hi all,
I have had this problem for some time, and it's begun to happen so often to the point that I'm sick of trying to find my own solutions for it.
When I run games such as Grand Theft Auto 5 and Fallout 4, or intensive programs such as Adobe Premiere, I seem to run into an issue where my computer crashes after some time. The game/program will be running fine for a bit, then crash. The audio will then seem to glitch out, and each monitor changes to a random color (see http://imgur.com/a/Cey2g ).
My CPU had been getting high temperatures (around 80C) so I thought that was the problem. I purchased a CPU cooler so now the temperatures rest around 50C - 60C during intensive games, but I still get the crashes.
My GPU temperatures don't seem to be getting abnormally high. They looked like they were around 60C when I last was monitoring during GTAV.
I have tried removing one stick of RAM, and then swapping it out for the other, but that hasn't helped at all. I used the AMD Crimson (I believe that's the name) software to update my drivers, and I still get the issue.
Thanks,
Nick

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This has been bugging me like crazy. I'll be playing a specific game, GTA5 or Dead by Daylight, and it'll either cause the computer to reboot or the monitor will shut off (if I mess with some files it'll show a colored screen instead of shutting off the screen). Then other games like Dota 2 are just fine (I have the settings for Dota 2 at high and all extra settings on).

At first I thought it was just my Nvidia GPU dying, as that is the one used while gaming, but I'm not completely sure since other games can still be played without running into that issue. This whole problem only cropped up about 2-3 weeks ago and never had something like this happen before.

I do have my Nvidia on driver 384.94 and when I update the drive I always use DDU in safe mode.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16300 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb; Nvidia GeForce GTX 760, 1500 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (550 GB Free); D: 1862 GB (1382 GB Free); F: 3725 GB (1418 GB Free);
Motherboard: Alienware, 0PGRP5
Antivirus: ThreatTrack Security VIPRE, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hi all,

I have had this problem for some time, and it's begun to happen so often to the point that I'm sick of trying to find my own solutions for it.

When I run games such as Grand Theft Auto 5 and Fallout 4, or intensive programs such as Adobe Premiere, I seem to run into an issue where my computer crashes after some time. The game/program will be running fine for a bit, then crash. The audio will then seem to glitch out, and each monitor changes to a random color (seen here).

My CPU had been getting high temperatures (around 80C) so I thought that was the problem. I purchased a CPU cooler so now the temperatures rest around 50C - 60C during intensive games, but I still get the crashes.

My GPU temperatures don't seem to be getting abnormally high. They looked like they were around 60C when I last was monitoring during GTAV.

I have tried removing one stick of RAM, and then swapping it out for the other, but that hasn't helped at all. I used the AMD Crimson (I believe that's the name) software to update my drivers, and I still get the issue.

Attached is (what I believe to be) a report of my computer specs for CPU-Z.

Thanks,

Nick

NICK-PC.txt

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So recently my computer has been crashing to a white or black screen with horizontal colored lines running accross it. I'm told it may be because i changed my page file size but i set it to a safe limit that should not be affecting it. I'v also been told it could be graphics card related, so i updated my drivers.

Specs:
Emachines EL1200-o5
Nvidia Gforce 6150SE
AMD Athlon 2650
2.7 gigs of ram

Also i changed my page file to 2.7 which i'm told is a safe amount for my computer.

Thanks

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I just built my computer about 3 weeks ago, and ever since I put it together, it will randomly crash. Sometimes it crashes in 15 minutes, sometimes in 15 hours. It just freezes for a second, and then crashes and goes to a red screen or black screen or green screen. Also, sometimes, the monitor will go black for a second and then display returns. I don't know if this is relevant, but the speakers I have hooked up randomly make a popping noise every 30 minutes or so. I don't know why. I have reupdated the video drivers a few times. I also have run a memtest, and it came back with no errors (but it took about 18 hours for 1 pass). I have also monitored the temperatures on my computer. GPU never gets hotter than 47C and CPU hasn't gotten hotter than 55C. I have replaced the PSU with a corsair ax860 and the issue stayed, so it isn't the PSU. Also, when it crashes, its not just the screen. The processes on my computer stop (such as my minecraft server), so I know its the actual computer and not just graphics. My friend mentioned it might be my solid state, as that is running the OS.

Specs:
MSI Radeon R9 270X 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
AMD FX-8350 4.0Ghz 8 core processor
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Rosewill Hive 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
LG WH16N... Read more

A:Computer crashes to random colored screen or lined screen

please do duplicate posts
closing this one

continue here where you have replioes
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1147133-computer-crashes-random-colored-screen.html
 

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I just built my computer about 3 weeks ago, and ever since I put it together, it will randomly crash. Sometimes it crashes in 15 minutes, sometimes in 15 hours. It just freezes for a second, and then crashes and goes to a red screen or black screen or green screen. Also, sometimes, the monitor will go black for a second and then display returns. I don't know if this is relevant, but the speakers I have hooked up randomly make a popping noise every 30 minutes or so. I don't know why. I have reupdated the video drivers a few times. I also have run a memtest, and it came back with no errors (but it took about 18 hours for 1 pass). I have also monitored the temperatures on my computer. GPU never gets hotter than 47C and CPU hasn't gotten hotter than 55C.

Specs:
MSI Radeon R9 270X 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
AMD FX-8350 4.0Ghz 8 core processor
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Rosewill Hive 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer

Any feedback would be great! Thanks!
 

A:Computer crashes to random colored screen or lined screen

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ok well what a weekend i had...had to deal with that earthquake and that damn power outage for 17 hours. but my problem is when starting up my computer after the power came back on, my screen just showed all these colored boxes on the screen...alot of them. i have a feeling the power doesnt work because my dvd drive and cd rom drive doesnt open when the computer is on. and note that when starting my computer all lights on the computer turns on.

the one thing i am not sure of is if my computer took in water, because it was such a humid day w/o any electricity i opened the window behind my computer. it rained a little and the screen got a little wet but from what i observed my computer did not. but it definetly could be a possibility.

if something got damaged would any of you have an idea with what i would have to replace?
 

A:computer not starting, multi colored screen?

It sounds like it could be the psu that has died!!!!
 

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Hello, i have just recently got this new computer with windows 7 on it.
I am a gamer, and i have previously had NO problems with any games. UNTIL NOW. Recently when i'm playing my various games my computer crashes to a solid colored screen. (i can still hear sounds from the game for a few more seconds after the solid colored screen comes up) But i can not figure out any reason to why this is happening...
Anyone have any ideas or ways of fixing this??

Thanks

A:computer crashes to solid colored screen

Hi and welcome to SevenForums!

Have you tried to update your video card driver?

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Hi all,
 
i'm having some issues with my computer. There's no pattern, but if I try to transfer a large amount of data or try to convert a video file to another format the computer freezes. There are no entrys in event viewer logs. Only that the computer was not shutdown correctly. Attached you can see a pic from the screen. I tried to figure this out, but no success.
 
Do you guys have any idea?
 
Regards,
 
My configuration
 
Asus P8H67-V
Intel i5-3450 @ 3.10GHz
12GB Ram DDR3
Onboard VGA Intel HD Graphics driver 10.18.10.4252 (Latest driver version)

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So I play Dota 2 and started play COD MW3. Occasionally my dota 2 will crash with a black screen with a buzzing sound on loop. The only way to get out of this is to hard shut down (power button for 5 seconds). This happens very rarely, I would say maybe once every 5 games (about 1 time for every 5 hours of play). I started playing COD MW 3 and the game is unplayable. Every 1-2 min after joining a game the same crash happens, although sometimes the screen is a different color; sometimes green, light blue, etc. It is always accompanied by that buzzing noise though. This isn't a typical BSOD.

System Specs:

AMD Phenom II x6 Black Edition 3.2Ghz
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
MSI 890FXA-GD65
EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 HD 1280MB
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 850W
500GB WD 7200RPM HD
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hardware is about a year old except the hard drive which is about 2 years old. SpeedFan shows that my drive is still in good shape after doing a S.M.A.R.T. scan. The OS isn't to old, maybe 4 or 5 months old since doing a fresh install.

Attached are the dump files. Thanks for the help and looking at my thread!

A:Computer crashes to a black/colored screen with buzzing noise loop

No DMP files in the upload. Please try this method

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

If you are overclocking STOP

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

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

The procedure:





Quote:
* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.



To ensure minidumps are enabled:





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* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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The computer is a Dell Dimension 4700C. The computer starts up and boots ok. Usually, after a few minutes the monitor freezes up and the computer stops responding to any command. I have to turn off by holding the power button for 10 seconds or so. Repeat.

A:display turns into a screen of small shimmering colored patterns and the computer ceases to respond to any command.

Can you test this monitor on a different PC or a different monitor on this PC?
Are all fans working, including CPU fan and video card fan, assuming you have an add-in video card?
Assuming the monitor is ok, if you're using an add-in video card, you may want to remove it and connect the monitor to one of the on-board video ports (DVI and VGA) depending on what inputs your monitor accepts. The on-board video ports are disabled unless you remove the add-in card, so you just can't move the connector from add-in video card to on-board video.
Check the manual for instructions about working inside the PC and removing cards.

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About 2 months ago, I purchased a flat panel screen for my computer. All was fine, until a few days ago, non- contiguous horizonal lines about 1 cm in length started popping up all over. It seems that the longer I have the computer on, the more lines show up, until it is difficult for me to read anything on the screen. Is this a virus? Is my video card failing? I ran symmanitc antivirus. Spybot could not finish it's check because it ran into something called ZUT! Whatever that was? Can someone help me? My OS is Windows XP
 

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Hi everyone,
For about a year and a half now, my computer would randomly freeze and do one of the following: freeze for a few seconds then return to normal but the cursor would be "fractured" and in different pieces visually on my screen, stay frozen with lines on the screen until I held the power button to restart it, go to a blue screen of death until I restarted it, or go to the screen with lines and then after about 20 seconds recover saying that AMD drivers had stopped working but had successfully recovered. I think it only happens when I'm playing games, but I'm not too sure of the actual cause. The colour that the screen goes seems to be random, but I haven't really paid much attention to the colour.

PC Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz 8 Core
16GB Ram
Direct X 11
GPU: 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6770 with newest drivers

Thanks.
 

A:Computer freeze + lines on screen

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Hello,
I've been having a problem lately. My computer has been freezing/crashing at random times. The screen suddenly freezes up and I get weird lines across the screen (look at photo)

I end up having to turn the computer off by pushing the off button.
>I'm trying to remember what I've been doing when it happens, it's happened a few times while playing Halo, once while using Google Earth, I think it happened another time when I wasn't using either program.

Anyway, I would appreciate any help I can get.
Thanks
Pareeeee

A:Computer Freezes - Weird Lines On The Screen

ANYONE???

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Hello,
I've been having a problem lately. My computer has been freezing/crashing at random times. The screen suddenly freezes up and I get weird lines across the screen (look at photo)

I end up having to turn the computer off by pushing the off button.
>I'm trying to remember what I've been doing when it happens, it's happened a few times while playing Halo, once while using Google Earth, I think it happened another time when I wasn't using either program.

Anyway, I would appreciate any help I can get.
Thanks
Pareeeee

A:Computer Freezes - Weird Lines On The Screen

ANYONE???

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My other computer suddenly had black pixelated lines on the screen when I was using it, so I force shut it down and reboot it, it worked then, but after a while, the same thing happened, I couldn't get it to work, even by unplugging it and all that. Please help! It is a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon, I think its Windows 8 but I'm not sure, I don't have system specs as the thing will crash, I am now just putting it in a bag and praying that it'll self-fix, thanks in advance.
 

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I was playing CS:GO and my screen froze with lines, so i restarted it and now the desktop will only show lines.

A:Computer screen blurred/full of lines

I can go to the desktop and everything on safe mode, with a few green lines

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My other computer suddenly had black pixelated lines on the screen when I was using it, so I force shut it down and reboot it, it worked then, but after a while, the same thing happened, I couldn't get it to work, even by unplugging it and all that. Please help! It is a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon, I think its Windows 8 but I'm not sure, I don't have system specs as the thing will crash, I am now just putting it in a bag and praying that it'll self-fix, thanks in advance.
 

A:Computer Has Black Lines on Screen After Reboot

Wait, I just cleaned my computer's registry and now it doesn't always crash, only when I play a game called Roblox... And the black screen it produces still flickers around. I think this might be a software issue instead.
 

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The screen is full of lines, mostly black and has other colored lines as well. It started on the left top corner but has since spread to the whole screen

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We're having a problem with our HP Pavilion laptop running Windows Vista where it crashes and all you see are horizontal lines on the screen. Below is a list of things we've tried to troubleshoot what the problem is, can anyone interpret from this list what the problem might be or have anything else we can try to narrow the problem down?

- crashes on battery and AC adapter
- updated bios, drivers, ran antivirus, downloaded windows updates, did system restore, still crashes
- when it crashes, music freezes as well, so it's not just video card
- didn't crash when it booted and ran from norton antivirus CD
- rebooted and ran linux from CD, crashed on linux
- removed/replaced battery and RAM, still crashes
- hard disk check completed without problems
 

A:Computer crashes, screen gets horizontal lines

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My pc was working perfectly, I came back to it yesterday and when I moved the mouse the display went kinda low colour and boxes about 5mm apart appeared all over the screen, The computer then BSOD'ed and shut down, I started up again thought it was nothing and I got into my user it started to do the same thing again, It blue screened shut down and now when I turn it on there is no image, I Have tryed taking it down to bear bones and replacing re-inserting every component, But that doesn't seem to have helped, There are no beep codes, and it is doing my head in, I am 15 and just spent 400 building this computer. Can anyone help??
Thanks
 

A:Computer Boxes and lines then blue screen =/

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not sure where to put this but there are some random colored blobs showing up in my windows, only in the borders of windows that have the areo to them. it doesn't show up when i use chrome and they are not there when the windows aren't right above them.

the spoken of objects are circled in red on my desktop in the attached Screen shot

A:Mystery colored lines

Welcome to SF.

Please fill out your specs.

Does this happen if you drop your resolution?

Do you have the latest video driver?

Did this suddenly occur and, if so, do you make any changes beforehand?

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Hello, I've recently encountered an issue with my PC. I know the problem isn't the monitor because I have tested other monitors with the computer and the issue is still present. I have also cleaned the video card and reconnected it, but to no avail. Is there anything else that might be causing this or should a new video card be purchased?
 

A:Solved: Colored Lines

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I have a microsoft laptop and my when turned on my laptop screen flickers and has black horizontal lines running down it and seems static like or pixelated, it usually stops when i sit my laptop a certain way but now it does it all the time

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Hey guys,

My computer will randomly freeze, and lines appear on the screen. I took a picture to show you'll guys..

I've read it could be a graphics card problem, maybe a monitor problem? Someone mentioned a motherboard problem. The only thing I can do is turn it off by holding the Power button.

Any idea what's going on? Thanks.

EDIT. Just froze again, this time no lines. I unplugged the monitor and plugged it back in. Didn't change anything.

I actually have a new graphics card and PSU on the way, Was planning on upgrading so I can edit HD video. Etc.

A:Computer freezes and verticle lines appear on screen. - Help! - Pictures.

Hi,

The memory on the graphics card looks damaged. So, you are seem to be taking the correct action by replacing the graphics card.

Have updated the drivers for this card?
Do you need to? What drivers do you have installed?

Please let us know what make & model the card is & we might be able to assist you & find a new driver.

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I have an old - 6 yrs old (no-name) PC running Windows Xp (upgraded from 98). Recently I had to erase and reload everything on my computer - including XP - so now I only have some basic programs from established vendors (MSFT office, Norton, Adobe and SBC yahoo DSL). Since I did all of this, now while I am on the internet, my computer will all of a sudden freeze and the screen will become one color (not the typical blue screen but usually the background color of the page I was just viewing) with some vertical lines. At this point nothing works, so I have to reboot the computer. I am able to go online and use the internet, but eventually - usually within a half hour of use, the computer freezes. I haven't been able to detect any pattern to the crashes - sometimes it happens when I'm clicking on a new page and sometimes I'm not doing anything when it happens.
I don't know if it is a windows or monitor/graphics problem, but I never had the problem before I reloaded everything.

Any thoughts would be helpful.

Thanks Marc
 

A:Computer crashes - screen freezes with vertical lines

My first thought is the video card. Did you install the latest drivers and check to make sure that it's seated inside the machine securely?

Check out Device Manager. Any yellow "!"? Does it display the correct video card under Display Adapters?
 

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When running certain games (League of Legends, Worms, etc.) or skyping, my computer has started shutting off and the screen becomes solid with vertical green lines. This happens primarily when I have my external monitor plugged in. After this happens and I restart my computer, my external monitor says "input not recognized". After waiting 5-10 minutes the problem seems to fix itself and I can start my computer normally.
The reason i'm running an external monitor in the first place is because the screen on my laptop hasn't been working since September XD.
Any help or information on this problem would be greatly appreciated!
Thank,
-Joe

A:Computer crashing and screen becoming full of green lines

Hello Joe and welcome to the forums

It sounds like a driver error to me so lets have a go at updating your drivers.

1. Open the start menu
2. In the search box, type Device Manager
3. When it opens, expand the Display Adapters category
4. Right click on any entry in that category and select Uninstall
5. Reboot your computer

When windows reboots, it will see that the driver is missing and install it.

Tom

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When I boot sometimes I get frozen on a multi-colored screen that displays date and time but nothing else. The colors are different widths and colors. It's like looking down on the rings of Saturn. What's going on?

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I have an issue and think noone can solve it.
This problem is randomly occured during commonly pc works such as web browsing, gaming, typing in notepad ,etc ; Freezing with Colored Vertical lines.
Somtimes this ballon appears with such a message like "Display driver has stopped working and has been recovered".

A:Freezing with Colored Vertical lines

I assume the computer you are referring to is using the Radeon 6770 graphics card. If so, download and install the latest graphics card driver here: AMD Graphics Drivers & Software

Also, check that your graphics card is clean and free of dust, pet hair, etc to rule out overheating. After you have completed both of those steps, check back here with the results. If it is still freezing up and the driver is crashing, we will look into it further.

Kelly

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I recently reformatted my computer by myself. Ever since then the bottom part of my screen is different color lines. I can still feel for the start bottom and all like the mouse still detects functioning task bar and start button how I cannt see them because the colored lines is cutting off it being visible to me. Is there anyway to fix this without having to buy a brand new monitor?

I have a Hannspree monitor. 24 inch. Thank you in advance.
 

A:Half Monitor is Colored lines.. How do I fix?

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 i don't understand why this keeps happening...  happens when i watch videos(tried on three different browsers and another application) the computer also goes into sleep or hybernation mode and i have to hard restart it afterwards. I have updated the amd driver.. Can anyone help me??  

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