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LifeSux

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I need help desperately.... ever since clean installing XP, i keep getting vertical lines with different colors... it happens randomly, like just clicking on the IE button on the quicklaunch bar... it even happens sometimes when i start the computer! I can't trace the problem and there are no error reports or anything.... the whole PC just hangs and I see vertical colored lines (different colors everytime it happens)...
i have upgraded all my drivers to XP compatible ones, and a few aren't certified.... i suspect it might be my detonator drivers, but when i checked the device manager everything is running fine..
FYI my specs are:
Pentium III 933Mhz,
256MB SDRAM,
20.0GB HDD
PCCHIPS socket 370 M/Board
Built in aLi Nvidia TNT2
Built in 56K PCTEL Modem
Lite-On 24x10x40 CDRW
52X CD-ROM
If anyone has experienced the same thing and can help, i would really appreciate it.... thanx in advance....

-Joe
 
#2
Definitely try using a different set of video drivers...usually colored lines with a video problem = driver problems or heat problems, but since your video is onboard and you didn't mention it being O/c'ed I would doub it's heat but anything is possible. Also make sure your monitor is set at it's optimal refresh rate and didn't somehow get set higher.
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#3
make sure the northbridge fan on the mobo is still going. might have gone out.

i'm assuming there's one since it has onboard video.
 
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LifeSux

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#4
erm, dont think that its a heat problem, cuz i never encounter this problem while playing games, which make the chip hotter, rite?
i think Qumahlin is rite.... but i still don't know how to fix the prob cuz the drivers i had when i bought the com aren't xp drivers.... n i never had this prob when i was running ME......
 

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