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Q: xps 13 screen weird pattern

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 there,
Please can you help with advise on 2 main problems with my 2 yr old Inspiron 7437.
As a background, I upgraded to Windows 10 recently and already 1 yr ago replaced the HDD with SSD. However, it crashed quite often before the upgrade to W10. The strange video pattern started to appear recently, but I had a major problem 6 months ago (before the upgrade) that was also indicative – the screen went all barmy in the middle of a presentation to 40 people and I had to restart.
1. Crashes: they are random, about once every few days, usually the screen goes black and I can move the mouse arrow but nothing happens and I have to manually should down by holding the power-button. Sometimes I just get the BSOD (W10 style with some error code like “exception_” or something). I look at Events Log afterwards and strangely don’t see and “critical errors” logged, but I am not very sure about that.
2. Strange pattern on the screen: randomly, I get some “pepper and salt” dots of many colours, broadly in the middle of the screen. I didn’t take a photo but it appears “through” the display of programs opened and other than some nuisance, it doesn’t seem to cause other problem, although at least once, the screen went black but the dots stayed and I had to do a hard-reset.
My Windows 10 is updated. Please advise – can it be some unruly driver, etc.? Thanks in advance.

A:Dell Inspiron 7437 crashes and intermittently I get a weird "pepper and salt" pattern in the middle of the screen

The video driver is probably the cause of this. Best thing to do is go to Dell Support, Drivers and Downloads and let Dell scan and update the drivers for windows 10. Dell has done a good job of updating drivers for win 10 approved computers. Your model is approved for upgrade.

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Hello, my name is Corey and i have a huge problem that is getting very annoying!....ok so about 2 or 3 weeks ago i had to reformat my laptop ( witch is a IBM T41 ). then like 5 or 6 days later it started freezing at certain times...like when i start a game up ( counter strike ) or on myspace page....and it freezes in a certin pattern..like you know how you can here the computer working? it will stop then go for like 0.5 seconds its hard to explain it dosent freeze completely but it chokes up..the pattern is like 1 2 33333 1 2 3 1 2 3333333 1 2 3...thats the best i can explain...i have ran a defrag successfully i have ran a virus mailware and spyware scan successfully found 2 trojans and removed them....i have done a successfull registry cleaner and i have alson done a successfull CHKDSK...i dont know what else i can do! the computer or windows just seems like it likes to choke up for a lil the continue...and the bigger the program ( Counter strike ) the longer it chokes....i think it might have somthing to do with the drivers but i am not sure..can any one helpl?!?! please =]...thanx in advanced...

p.s I do not run any programs at all and this is a fresh copy of windows just to let ya knw...... i am using windows xp sp2 and my browser is google chrome if that helps any


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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.



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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Hi! Wonder if anyone can help with this one? After using my computer for prolonged periods (occasionally short periods) the display on my monitor becomes messed up. The only way I can describe this is that the existing image gets overlaid with a yellow/green transparent checked pattern.

If I reboot or boot from standby it seems to disappear, albeit with some small remnants on the icons. It then returns progressively quicker each time I reboot. It will only disappear completely if I leave the computer switched off for a while.

Can anyone shed any light on this?

I've attached a screenshot for you to see what I mean:

A:Solved: Display problems - weird checked pattern

Try your PC in Safemode and see if it still happens.

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

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

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

Thanks Phil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Ok, new to this and dont' understand exactly.

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

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

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


A:Strange Pattern on screen blinks

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

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

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

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

good luck

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

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

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

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

A:Computer Freeze with Wierd Screen Pattern

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:XPS 9343 screen scrambling with test pattern

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:screen shows test pattern after wakeup from sleep

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

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

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

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.


A:Laptop freezes and screen displays repeating pattern

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

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


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

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

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

script defender
AVG 8.0
Windows defender

also ran malware bytes
everything is clean

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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I hope this can help someone with the same problem.

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

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

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

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

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

Any recommendations on what to use for cleaning?

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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!

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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hello I need to search for a phrase that I have used as a password, the only search criteria I have is the first letter of each of the words. for example if the phrase was "you only live once" I would need to search for "y o l o".

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Please see the picture below. This error happens randomly when I close my lid, and/or move my laptop fast from one place to the other. I get either the error screen below or a blank screen. Both the error screen below and blank screen require me to hold the power button down and reboot my W530.
Has anyone ever experienced this error? What is the cause of this issue? Does anyone know of a fix that won't void my warrantee? 
Link to image
Moderator note: images larger than 50k converted to links per forum rules:  Lenovo Community Participation Rules

A:ThinkPad W530: Blank Screen/Weird Colorful screen on Lid Open

Looks like a loose/damaged connection between the display and the laptop. no way to fix it without opening the laptop. Which warranty do you have? if you have the on-site, they send a tech or parts out to fix it.

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 hello  , i have issue hapen randmly and get Blank Screen or Weird Colorful screen  and the computer not respond,and i run hardware scan i get Result Code: WCP03E000-UL7DVI passed, so Please can any one help me to now what is the proplem 

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... after 15 minutes of hanging in that weird startup screen, considering whether to hard reboot or not, it went into start repair (still there now)...

To make a long story short, I suspected something wrong with my hard drive due to a software giving me an i/o error, after some research (I am not knowledgable when it comes to computers), I ran chkdsk, when I woke up it was still running as it should be (in the process of 'replacing bad clusters' for certain files... so there was something wrong alright) and was at 28%.

After leaving my computer for ten minutes, I found my computer had gone to a black screen and seeing as I was reluctant to do a hard reboot, I waited it out and it moved to a windows safe mode startup screen... but only the big cursor and standard background was present, nothing else (see attached picture). After ten minutes it went to startup repair, which has been running for the past half hour.

What has happened during the ten minutes I was away and chkdsk was still only at 28%, why did the subsequent events unfold as they did? What can I do now??

A:chkdsk ran 8 hrs, then black screen, then weird startup screen, then..

Hello Kayron can you still get into safe mode did you say? If so go in and run sfc /scannow

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

if that doesn't run then maybe you have a hardware problem.

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Guys, I've been experiencing two very weird problems which are possibly related but I'm not sure...

First, my display started to 'twitch' from side to side, not a flicker but a movement of the entire screen image to the right and left at random intervals very quickly. This only happens with an application open on screen such as Firefox, but not with Microsoft applications like IE or Office. it is not the monitor, if I bring up the monitor menus the twitch is still going on in the background.

Second, the display has started to go completely black when I go online... The strange thing is that this only happens on the Google home page. This happens both on Firefox and IE.

Any ideas? I have no idea what's going on!


A:Weird Black Screen on Google and Screen 'Twitch'

If you're 100% sure it's not the monitor, the next thing i'd be looking at is the video adapter, aka graphics card. Make sure you have the latest drivers for the correct model installed (ie. nVidia or ATi) and that your display settings are correctly configured - correct screen refresh rate particularly.

It's strange that it only seems to happen with your net browsers as these have next-to-no bearing on your graphics - I'd check there's no other forces at play here; malware for instance. Bit of a long shot, but still a possibility.

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After booting up my laptop and before the Windows login screen I get a screen which pops up. I have to press the OK button on this screen before the Wondows login screen will appear. The screen has a square outline with the filename in the top left corner and an OK button on the bottom of the screen - the center of the square is blank. The script before the file name is squares and lines which look like bar code. The file name which appears at the end of the script is always a dll type file and seems to be different each boot up. When I search on the file names the files are always related to Windows. These are the file names from the last three times I booted up. xpob2res.dll, wuaueng.dll, mprapi.dll. What do I need to do to get rid of this screen?

A:Weird screen before Windows login screen

Rykmann: Check this out--http://www.programchecker.com/file/6076.aspx

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The pictures show it. Some days the area on the right on is dark, sometimes it is bright.  The second issue is that the screen won't always come on as bright as it should. This always happens when the computer has gone to sleep, and when I try to wake it the brightness looks turned all the way down, even though the computer thinks it is at 100% brightness. 

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Hi, when im typing on my laptop my screen sometimes goes blank then slowly re-appears and my words are then mixed up, and it seems to happen more on msn than when im typing this, when it goes blank there is a little white line flashes in the top left corner if that helps, thanks.

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Alright so I was having some mouse problems today where my mouse would turn off when I moved it. So after all this I turned off my PC by the power button and turned my power strip off then I had came back thirty minutes later and a weird screen has showed up. send my a email message and I will respond with screenshots of my screen thank you everyone.

A:Weird Screen??!!!???

Why not post the screenshots here so many eyes can see them?

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It seems like the screen only works if I turn it on exactly at the same time as I turn on the computer.

So i need to push both the screen power button and the computer power button at the same time.

I am not sure, it just seems to work when I do it.
What can cause this weird problem?

Is it possible or just coincidence?

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Have you checked for bent pins on the vga/dvi plug? I'm pretty sure one of them sends a power/sleep signal, that may be the problem. Also, try connecting either another monitor to your pc or your monitor to another pc so you know if the problem is with the pc or monitor.

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hello.. help me.. last night when i boot my computer, my screen become yellowish.. everything yellowish.. i keep restart my computer but no change.. i unplug the monitor and plug it again.. the i become normal again.. what happen??

A:weird screen..

sounds like the viedo card is bad or the drivers are bad, reinstall the drivers

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Alright so I was having some mouse problems today where my mouse would turn off when I moved it. So after all this I turned off my PC by the power button and turned my power strip off then I had came back thirty minutes later and a weird screen has showed up. send my a email message and I will respond with screenshots of my screen thank you everyone.

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Having recently reloaded my machine I am having some odd problems. Having fixed one with Outlook Express my machine changes the screen colour from 32 bit to 8 bit when MSN Messenger loads at startup. This means having to go to the control panel and put it right each time. It also does it when I open the printer 'tool box' from the printer icon on the taskbar. Only when I close the toolbox it reverts immediately to 32 bit.

Any ideas anyone?

I should add here that the lastest drivers for screen and graphics card are installed.

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do you have a clean device manager? no yellow alerts?
do yo have sp2 installed?
is there any p2p programs installed?
what is the virus defense on your computer?

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I had my computer on standby and then when I got it running again the screen had this strange column along the left side.

It's that pixellated column on the left hand side. Anybody know how to get rid of it? Tried restarting and nothing happened. I'm using windows XP SP3.

Edit: Sorry the screenshot doesn't seem to be showing. I'll try again.
Edit 2: Got it now.

A:Weird Screen

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When I booted up my windows today after updating it via windows update I get this screen. What has caused this? The updates? And how can I fix it?

please help me thank you.

A:Weird Screen

update: all my fonts are gone. How can I install all my original fonts back?

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I am in NO WAY an expert when it comes to software issues, but it sure seems like a LOT of people (myself included) are having problems with exploder (er...explorer) not loading/blank screen/no taskbar issues... could we be dealing with either a new virus, or a "hickup" of the WGA update? (Also known as "Officially Licensed-Reactive Spyware?")

Yes, I have crossed Bill Almighty...
(should I start looking out for Lightning right about now????)

A:Do I see a pattern here?????

Nothing new about viruses/spyware tageting explorer.exe for vulnerbilitites :)

It's happened since the dawn of time and will continue to do so :)

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ok...for almost a week,my vista laptop's acting weird!!! 1 minute its fine then the next sec ,the screen is filled with colourful lines (which are fast moving) and

then after sometime ,it goes blank or else i switch it off!But sometimes,if i restart it also,the screen goes strange and gets divided into parts. It's like somone

multiplied the screen into 10!! I might be doing something random at the time-surfing net,checking mail,listening to songs!! i didnt add any new software

recently .. every day i'm running my AVG antivirus and it comes out clean...i tried system restore...to no effect!!

helpppppppppppp HELPPPPP appreciated


I would start by reinstalling your video driver
What is the make and model of the laptop?

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was playing battlefield bad company 2
when this blue screen came up!
first time I have ever seen this blue screen as well
can I get someone to debug this for me?

thanks you guys

A:New and weird blue screen

oh and i have upgraded to windows 7 (clean install) as well
should i install the windows updates?
I fear that they have been the cause of crashes in the past

Thanks again

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Hello, I recently set my dual monitor up at work, and since then on the top hand corner of my second monitor, its showing Windows 8 Enterprise, blurred in with something else, any help?


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Is it a fully activated copy of Windows?

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Hi All
New to this forum with a nice awkward problem for you.
Computer is home built with AMD XP 2.800+ 1Gig Memory,ATI Radeon 9250 128MB GDDR AGP 8X.Directx 8.1 64bit,Gigabyte GA-7VT600 1394 Mobo,Broudband ADSL modem running @ 53Mbps connected to Tel.Line.
Using I.E and Firefox.
My problem is sometimes about 40% of the time when I am using the net and Email the photo's are covered in this pattern (looks like pixels)
Been going on for a long time thought it was graphics card so changed (twice) with no change,also had new TFT monitor.
Anyone with any ideas

A:Weird screen problem

What program are you using to view the photos? Are these photos that you are receiving in email? Can you show us a screenshot?

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Hey guys, I ran into this annoying piece of visual problem today:
This screenwide box is in front of every damn window I open.

Killing explorer.exe didn't remove the box. I have yet to try to restart, so I'm posting the screenshot here before I do it.

I assume it is some sort of Metro UI bug, because dragging and dropping the desktop removed the box in a splitsecond before it went back on.

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I recently installed some codecs(don't remember exactly what)that causes the following in
Windows Media Player 10 only.
1. on any downloaded video regardless of format, a green screen will cover the video.
2. this also happens if I try to play a video on a website.
3. it also seems to be random--1 video will play, the next gets a green screen.
4. my usb mouse slows way down till I click off Media Player.

All my virus and anti-spyware programs is saying I am okay.
Any ideas?

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