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Windows 7: Not sure how to describe this..HELP! Display Problem.

11 Sep 2009   #1
noyou

Windows 7
 
 
Not sure how to describe this..HELP! Display Problem.

I'm not sure how to describe this. Just 'checkered tile'-like appearing. I'm in Windows 7 7100RC, was playing game [Savage2, fullscreen] and it just SUDDENLY happened. All of a sudden. I've tried system restore and it didn't work. I would give my system information [graphics card etc] but I can't because I can't read/see it due to this problem.

So anyways....please refer to the images and see if you know anything about it..
Thanks.

the pics show the checkered tile thing which covers part of the screen, it changes location randomly when i click around or drag around. Ingame, it covers the whole screen. it affects the taskbar too [probably because of transparency]
one of the pics show how text disappear when i hover mouse over it, and in some places makes text unreadable, or doesnt exist at all. somehow doesnt affect the internet.
Thanks, any help is appreciated.




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11 Sep 2009   #2
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, go and get the latest drivers for you Video card and your Monitor and see if it fixes it.

Also check in Windows Update to see if you have any thing to install.
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11 Sep 2009   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Also, if you go to

Control Panel -> System & Security -> Troubleshoot common computer problems (under Action Center) -> Troubleshoot. From here you can select 'Appearence & Personalization' and run both of the troubleshooters shown (Aero/Display Quality) and see if Windows displays any results
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11 Sep 2009   #4
TGSoldier

 
 

Also.. Try reseating your Video Card..
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11 Sep 2009   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Also.. Try reseating your Video Card..
+1

I've also seen a lot of this behaviour in an overheating GFX card, is the card being overclocked?
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11 Sep 2009   #6
TGSoldier

 
 

From my observation it looks like he does not have any video drivers installed.

I know with ATI, when you right click on the desktop , you have a CCC option.

Not sure about Nvidia but I know you see something too..
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11 Sep 2009   #7
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

I didn't mean physically walk to where you get the drivers from.
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11 Sep 2009   #8
noyou

Windows 7
 
 

First of all, thanks for all the support!

I've tried troubleshooting aero/display, no luck.

I'm thinking it's possible it's overclocked, but I'm not sure how to reseat or reset my video card [both reseat and reset seems to make sense >.<]

System information says I'm using 'NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT', and how do I know if I have a video driver installed or not?

I'm currently running Windows Update, there were a few 'optional' things but I think might be related.

Also, I've been experimenting with [rightclickdesktop>screen resolution>advanced settings>list all modes] And it seems that either 32-bit, or True colours gives the worst result. 16-bit and High colour seems to be alright, just without the Aero-ness, but once I start up Savage 2 [game] there's no difference as before. Checkered tiles fill the screen and I can barely make out what is where in the game [but words cannot be read].

Thanks! I'll let yous know what happens after Windows Update, whether it fixes.


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11 Sep 2009   #9
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Ok can you tell us what the motherboard is, using the same "System Information" program.

Click System Summary.
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11 Sep 2009   #10
noyou

Windows 7
 
 

Windows Update didn't fix the problem... ):
Can someone advise me where I can download drivers?
And how to reset my Video Card?

Also, in response to TGSoldier, I right clicked on my desktop and there was a NVIDIA Control Panel, please refer to the image, and advise me of what to look at?

Thanks


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