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Windows 7: wavy screen when i open windows.

10 Sep 2009   #1

Messed up XP install and currently trying to install Windows 7
 
 
wavy screen when i open windows.

I don't know if its the video card or not. When i open a new window the screen sometimes gets all wavy. any window. explorer, chrome, docs...

but it never happens on the desktop. and when i go onto certain sites it stops like gmail.

the whole monitor gets wavy its weird. if i do a screen shot it comes out fine. my video card seems to be fine. ati x1600 512mb

and it didn't do this with XP. it started when i installed 7

i can get a photo of it later.

why does it do this?

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10 Sep 2009   #2

Messed up XP install and currently trying to install Windows 7
 
 

oh and also it usually stops doing that after i keep it on that page for a minute or two.
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10 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Sounds like a bad monitor.

Are you using a CRT or LCD?

~Lordbob
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11 Sep 2009   #4

Messed up XP install and currently trying to install Windows 7
 
 

its a crt unfortunately
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11 Sep 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by effdbmx1 View Post
its a crt unfortunately
You cabled DB15 or s-video?
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11 Sep 2009   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by effdbmx1 View Post
its a crt unfortunately
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by effdbmx1 View Post
its a crt unfortunately
You cabled DB15 or s-video?
Sounds like the monitor may be on it's way out

You may want to check the monitor connection (the 1 into the GFX card) and check for loose/bent pins. I have seen many issues with screen flicker/colour run/bending if the pins are damages in some way.
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