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Windows 7: Problem with monitor...HP

30 Dec 2011   #11
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

you might try reinstalling the game then...


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30 Dec 2011   #12
CriticalError

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
you might try reinstalling the game then...

Its from steam it is happening on Splinter Cell 1 and 3 I have not tried 4..

Anyway I think it could be OS issue and directX Since SC only supports DirectriX9 but 11 is backwards compatible, but it still could give issues..
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30 Dec 2011   #13
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Don't the games install Dx 9 on top of Dx11 if they use it? If not, Dx11 should work perfectly well for those games, as it is completely backwards compatible.

Do you have any other steam games this is happening to? Any other Dx9 games?

I played Dx9 Steam Civ V on my computer recently, it was fine. I've never installed any Dx other than what my games have installed, so I don't think that the OS is the problem. I'd think it was a steam problem, but I can't really be sure of this. It could even be your graphics card can't handle it (I don't know much about the ATI brand, or if your card has gone bad or not).

Do you have games outside of steam, and do they work well? Do all steam games have this problem?
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30 Dec 2011   #14
CriticalError

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Don't the games install Dx 9 on top of Dx11 if they use it? If not, Dx11 should work perfectly well for those games, as it is completely backwards compatible.

Do you have any other steam games this is happening to? Any other Dx9 games?

I played Dx9 Steam Civ V on my computer recently, it was fine. I've never installed any Dx other than what my games have installed, so I don't think that the OS is the problem. I'd think it was a steam problem, but I can't really be sure of this. It could even be your graphics card can't handle it (I don't know much about the ATI brand, or if your card has gone bad or not).

Do you have games outside of steam, and do they work well? Do all steam games have this problem?

No other games have this problem, it maybe steam or my Graphics Card by graphics card is quite low..
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30 Dec 2011   #15
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I thought Dx11 went mostly to newer/better cards. Go into an elevated command prompt (run command prompt as administrator) and type dxdiag and tell me what Dx version you have (9-11).

Though I think it could be the card as well. Steam is a pretty hefty program that isn't very quick itself, so it takes its time on the smaller cards.
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29 Jan 2012   #16
CriticalError

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

OK I left this topic off for a while to see what happens, however it is actually Windows 7 it self, this can happen any time, especially if I lock the computer, screen saver comes, on etc. Some times it happens at the BIOS screen, that mostly happens only if I restart from windows 7. It now also happens in safe mode......

However I had Ubuntu on Dual Boot but it never happened there, I am thinking of reinstalling Windows I have full retail disc how shall I do it?


Oh is there anyway on the disc, where I can just uninstall ALL Programs but leave user settings etc?
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29 Jan 2012   #17
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello again Critical,

Reread your Original post. You said it was a problem only with your monitor and that another monitor doesn't act the same when you use it. If that is the case, try getting a new monitor and returning the HP one. Windows drivers should work fine with any monitor (meaning try not installing any monitor drivers on your computer, especially if using 2 monitors at the same time). As well, since you have 2 monitors hooked up at the same time, try switching only the monitors (Don't switch the cables. Unplug them only from the monitor and switch only the monitor to test if it is indeed the monitor's fault).

I appologize, I read back and it seems like I've been leading you in the wrong direction. I should have read your original post more carefully.
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01 Feb 2012   #18
CriticalError

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Hello again Critical,

Reread your Original post. You said it was a problem only with your monitor and that another monitor doesn't act the same when you use it. If that is the case, try getting a new monitor and returning the HP one. Windows drivers should work fine with any monitor (meaning try not installing any monitor drivers on your computer, especially if using 2 monitors at the same time). As well, since you have 2 monitors hooked up at the same time, try switching only the monitors (Don't switch the cables. Unplug them only from the monitor and switch only the monitor to test if it is indeed the monitor's fault).

I appologize, I read back and it seems like I've been leading you in the wrong direction. I should have read your original post more carefully.
It never happened in Linux, to be honest I don't want to get a new monitor want to make sure this one is faulty or not, plus I can't return in, its out of warranty...

However, I disabled my Msconfig all start up items and it never happened! then I figured out it was the Keyboard driver causing this problem....Well I have the keyboard driver off and it never happens, enable it and it does. I don't know how the keyboard is messing with my screen lol..
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01 Feb 2012   #19
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Well, that is something I never would have suspected, thanks for the update. I will have to remember to recommend msconfig more often. Unless you do anything special with your keyboard, the windows default driver for it will work perfectly well.

PS. when I said 'new' monitor, i just meant another monitor you had handy nearby.

glad you figured it out though! cheers mate
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02 Feb 2012   #20
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Well, that is something I never would have suspected, thanks for the update. I will have to remember to recommend msconfig more often. Unless you do anything special with your keyboard, the windows default driver for it will work perfectly well.

PS. when I said 'new' monitor, i just meant another monitor you had handy nearby.

glad you figured it out though! cheers mate
My keyboard is a multimedia keyboard, it opens the hard drive bays, and plays back media...
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