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Windows 7: Distorted display

18 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (build 7600) @ 2.20
Distorted display

Um I got windows 7 Build 7600 running fine on my dell laptop.

But every now and again (especially when changing programs opened as in minimising etc.) I get a distorted picture, if i put my mouse over it it goes away. but its getting quite annoying.

I have managed to get a print screen of it (attached below)

I am running Mobile Intel (R) 4 Express Family Chipset. Resolution @ 1280 x 800.

Distorted display-distorted..png

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18 Sep 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Give us a hand here, and fill in your system specs ok?
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18 Sep 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400


We could use more info. how much ram, what video chipset, etx

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18 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (build 7600) @ 2.20


Dell 1537 Studio Laptop
Intel Core 2 Duo T5900 @ 2.20Ghz
Mobile Intel (R) 4 Family Chipset
Dell Motherboard.
HD Audio Speakers.
Bluetooth, Wifi 8100g.

Is that all you need?
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18 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (build 7600) @ 2.20

k system specs now updated, sorry.
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16 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
Has this been resolved?

I experience the very same issue. It seems to be random and sometimes only effects certain areas of the screen. Most often, it's the window's title bar and minimize/maximize/close buttons which are scrambled.

There are also horizontal lines (like children's ruled paper) through the title bar and url fields. I've downloaded windows updates and (what I think) are the updates for the video drivers with no change to the display.

Any help would be appreciated.
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16 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

You may be overtaxing your video card. You might want to turn off Areo and see if it makes a difference. Fabe
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16 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate


Thank you for the suggestion. I had tried that already with no improvement.

POSSIBLE SOLUTION: If anyone else is having this issue...Since my last post, I have re-installed the XP drivers for the display. I have limited resolution options but at least the screen has been clear.

...Also a point of interest about this glitch is that 1024x768 works well using the XP drivers...but does not fit the screen properly and stretches the text/images (in addition to the artifacts) when I was using the Win7 drivers. I played with the stretching screen options with no joy.

all sorted now, though! good ol' XP!
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08 May 2010   #9

Solved this on my dell latitude xt2

Had the same problem with windows7 and the graphics driver downloaded from dell. Uninstalled it, since it would not allow a manual update with the windows 7 driver provided by intel (it always claims the driver is already up to date, even so the dell driver is much older than the intel driver). After a restart I could finally install the newest intel driver. No more distortions ever since.
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