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Windows 7: Weird Color Line across the top of my laptop screen...

09 Feb 2011   #1
mbonifield04

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Weird Color Line across the top of my laptop screen...

For some odd reason, after one day of upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 yesterday, my computer's screen saver stopped and had this weird colored line across the top of my laptops monitor...I restarted and right after the boot up screen it shoots the color line across the top of the screen. No matter what I do it just ends with the line at the top. I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW285J laptop. The thing ran amazing until just a little while ago. I've read that it might be my graphics card, but if that's the case then why does it show the windows 7 setup stuff when I try to reinstall windows 7. I'd dona clean install to see if my problem is fixed (though I doubt it), but I'm afraid of it resulting in my wifi and LAN not working.

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09 Feb 2011   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

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09 Feb 2011   #3
mbonifield04

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

How can I install them if my computer is stuck on that screen and does not boot up?
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10 Feb 2011   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mbonifield04 View Post
How can I install them if my computer is stuck on that screen and does not boot up?
Install in safe mode with networking
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10 Feb 2011   #5
mbonifield04

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Even trying to boot in Safe Mode I just get the same screen. Either way it never progresses past the screen when trying to boot up....i
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11 Mar 2011   #6
sunshinepeace

Windows 7
 
 

had the same problem, here's what i did:

try to log on to "safe mode with networking"

then in your device manager, display adapters, click on the one that's not working and roll back your driver.

restart and you should be good.
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