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Windows 7: Getting weird vertical black bars in window

15 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
Getting weird vertical black bars in window

I'm not sure if this is a RAM, or video card issue. I've just started seeing this today. Seen it happen in an active and inactive application window like FF. Poppeeper. When I move the bar of the app around (disappearing below the start menu bar) then bring it up again, the problem is gone.

Any ideas which hardware/software is starting to fail?

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15 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Oooooh. This looks like either a driver issue or a bad display card. Is this a laptop or a desktop? If it's an HP laptop, does it have the ATI or the nVidia display chipset? My wife has a recent HP Laptop with the ATI display system and it had been notoriously hard to get working correctly. If you can post that information I'll see what I can do.

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15 Oct 2012   #3
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I'd upgrade display driver, if latest uninstall and reboot to reinstall it.

If that doesn't help reinstall the video card checking for debris in slot and connection is tight.

Next run a full scan with Malwarebytes.

Then SFC -SCANNOW Command.

Establish a Clean Boot to make sure another program is not interfering, check the logs and System Resources and work through the other steps in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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15 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 64 bit Pro

Thanks. This is from the desktop (in my signature-system specs). Will see if a new driver fixes this.
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