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Windows 7: Strange shadows on screen

26 Aug 2010   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

OK Here's the latest. I connected the problem screen to my laptop and there were no shaows. So the monitor is OK. Must be the PC. So connected a spare monitor to the PC. No shadows. So its not the PC either. Must be gremlins, (there are lots of those in Cornwall)
Reconnected original monitor back to PC. Guess what, No Shadows. So I guess it must have been a slight problem with the cable although I always make sure the screws are finger tight.
Before doing any of the above I photographed the actual screen. Always a bit difficult to get a decent image of a live screen but the attached screen shot should show the shadow of the icon and the shadows of the two lines of text. You do need to click it for full size to see it properly:
Attachment 93424

I suppose the reason the snippets didn't show the shadows is because it records whats coming to the monitor from the graphics card and this shadow effect was caused, I think, by the faulty connection of the monitor. Anyway all is well, sanity is restored to as near as normal in the Mitchell household, which does at times leave a little to be desired and I haven't got the expense of a new monitor.
Thanks to all who looked at this for me.

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26 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

.. oops

Looked at the image but didn;t read the text. Glad it's sorted. I just had a big expensive LCD monitor go out on me in a similar way
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26 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Just goes to show, it's often the simple things that are easily overlooked that are the culprits. In this case, a loose monitor cable connection.

Remember that when talking about apparent monitor faults and you wish to include a screenshot showing the problem, then take one with a digital camera and upload the image from that. Unfortunately, capturing the screen that you are seeing from the computer itself will not show any monitor defects.
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19 Oct 2013   #14

64 bit

I was having the same problem the problem is that one of the chords on the monitor isn't connected properly so try to find which one isn't "in" the slot properly.
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19 Feb 2014   #15

Windows 7 64 (have more than 1 computer)

I am seeing the same thing happening on a computer I am using. Happens on desktop, all program - shadow effect on icons, mouse cursor and within all software programs. Can't get rid of it
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