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06 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Colored dots and objects at top of screen...

Hey guys,

When my computer finishes starting up, it ends with what looks like blobs of colored pixels in a line at the top of my screen. This happened for the first time tonight and I have no clue what happened. I took out my video card and plugged my monitor into the mother boards vga slot. Same result. Then i used a HDMI cable from my monitor to my motherboards HDMI slot. Still, with the same result. I plugged my Xbox 360 up to monitor with the HDMI cable and it looks fine so it's not on the monitor's end.

When the computer is loading, the screen stays black. Then when my desktop would normally show is when the pixels show up and the rest of the screen is black. Any help with this is greatly appreciated. Thanks


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16 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I get the same problem sometimes, I'd like to know too. I have to restore from image every time...
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16 Jan 2010   #3

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, you need to update your graphic cards drivers, go to there sites, download and install them.

sciggs if you tell us what machine / specs you have it would help us to help you.

Jemcgarvey you can try here.

http://support.asus.com/
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16 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Also helps if you post a screenshot.
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17 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks! I updated the drivers and I think it's ok now. It happened afterwards, but disappeared and continued to windows.
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06 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have the same problem here my profile has most of my hardware but i have updated the driver from ATI and i still have the same thing i will attach a screen shot

Please Help!

Cant figure it out because i have the same windows running on a HDD and i am in the process of moving the OS and a few other programs to the SSD!


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06 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Temp Fix Found

It looks like the problem is with Windows Aero because i disabled that by going into the personalized section by right clicking on my desktop and then i just changed to a windows basic theme and it works just fine now.... Not sure why when i have a nice graphics card but oh well............
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07 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Welcome Jatzen.

Try downloading GPU-z from this tutorial and run the stress test. This will help determine if your graphics card is good.
Link: http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads...Preview_1.html

~Lordbob
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07 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

I have seen this one before:

Option 1) Bad Video Card
Option 2) Video Card is overheating (check fan, make sure there is airflow)
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07 Oct 2010   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
I have seen this one before:

Option 1) Bad Video Card
Option 2) Video Card is overheating (check fan, make sure there is airflow)
i agree, but (Option 3) could be a bad driver.
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