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Windows 7: Screen keeps tearing

18 Apr 2017   #1
f23948

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 
Screen keeps tearing

when i set the Windows 7 theme in Personalize, if i move the window, the screen is not tearing but when i set to Windows 7 Basic or Windows Classic theme, when i move the window, the screen keeps tearing, any suggestions?


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18 Apr 2017   #2
DealerMan

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm going to take a few pot-shots here. A possible driver issue, failing video card, or a resolution setting that doesn't play well with certain themes?

The Toshiba website would be a good place to start for the driver. Check to see what version you have installed vs. what they have available. To find your driver version:

Control Panel > System and Security > Under the System section, click Device Manager, expand Display Adapters, right-click what it lists for your graphics, select Properties, select the Driver tab.

If Toshiba has a newer driver, just download it and update it from an Administrator profile (use the steps above to get to the Driver tab).

Good Luck, keep us posted.
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18 Apr 2017   #3
f23948

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

i am using NVIDIA 8400 GS not Toshiba and i am using latest driver update and there's no latest driver update available
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18 Apr 2017   #4
f23948

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

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18 Apr 2017   #5
f23948

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS*
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18 Apr 2017   #6
DealerMan

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok. The Nvidia website lists the latest driver version 335.23, released 3/10/14. If you have that version installed, it might be worthwhile to reinstall it (possible corruption).

Here's a link to the Nvidia driver download page:

http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/73779

Good luck, keep us posted!
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18 Apr 2017   #7
f23948

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

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18 Apr 2017   #8
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by f23948 View Post
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS*
First of all shut down the computer & remove the power lead from the wall outlet, so there is no power going to the computer.

You could try opening the computer, remove the screw holding in the Graphics Card, unclip the lock lever at the end of the card & remove the card. Check over the card & see if the fan under it is free & not full of dust if a fan is fitted. The check both rows of connections & then reinstall the card making sure it is well seated & the lock lever has clicked into place, replace the screw & see if it's any better.
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19 Apr 2017   #9
DealerMan

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm at a loss, and apparently I have the same card in my own system. Looking at my own driver version, it's 9.18.13.4144. Released on 2/3/2015. The Nvidia site can't even detect what I have when I use their own java-enabled widget (I used IE11, java + FF 52 don't play well for me).

Going back to the Nvidia site, I performed another search selecting Drivers > All Nvidia drivers (instead of Geforce). That took me to this page:

http://www.nvidia.com/download/drive...x/112593/en-us

Version 342.01, released 12/14/2016. The 8400GS is listed in the Compatible Devices.

Ranger 4 did give some excellent advice, reseating the card is certainly something worthwhile to try. Nvidia renaming the drivers from 9.x.x to 300.xx is a complete mystery to me. f23948, I hope you can get it straightened out.


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20 Apr 2017   #10
Callender

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

Start > Run

type sysdm.cpl press Enter.

Try these settings:
Screen keeps tearing-performance-options.jpg

See if that makes any difference.


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