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Postby oldguy » Mon Oct 04, 2004 3:45 pm

I cant figure out if its the monitor or the computer.The screen gos crazy flashs on and off or just gets all fuzzy and squigly.But if i turn the computer off using the power button when it comes back on the Compaq logo,the scandisk checking for eorrors are perfect.But when the mainscreen is trying to display it gos crazy.Then after awhile it works ok,like now.The computer is about 7yrs old and the monitor is 10 yrs old.
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Postby venney » Mon Oct 04, 2004 4:27 pm

Hey mate

Did you try booting to Last Known Working Configuration (F8)

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Postby oldguy » Mon Oct 04, 2004 5:47 pm

Didnt know how to do that,but i did reboot into safe mode and the display was fine.So i got to thinking and it seemed the problem started after i down loaded a program called Rambooster.I uninstalled this program and the display seems fine now.When rebooting before all the screens were fine untill all the programs started running,thats what led me to believe it was a program that was causing the problem.Does this sound right?I still have a little wiggle up on the tool bar but that may be because my moniter is 10 years old.Your reply made me think of this.Thanks!
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Postby o0obrian0o0 » Mon Oct 04, 2004 8:36 pm

hmmmm

the program is a possibility. doubht it though....

check some of these out...

1.check for new drivers for both monitor and vidcard
2.if you have opengl avaiable on your video card set it to wait for vertical sync (or always on) note : this will decrease your FPS (frames per second) but will stabalize your vidcard.
3.check the pins on the monitor
4. if this is happening while you have microsoft outlook open you could be gettin "color bombed" its a bunch of html code that changes your screen into like 30 different color flashes quickly then stops... (no harm done just annoying)
5.try removing the drivers for the monitor and reinstalling them
(note : dont reboot while there uninstalled. )

tell me if u need some more help ...
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Postby Gecko » Mon Oct 04, 2004 9:01 pm

If your Compaq Presario has onboard video then it could very well be
that Rambooster program.

Most ram boost programs clear the system ram thus freeing it up to be used,
clearing the memory that an onboard video card is using would cause the
problem you are describing.

The” little wiggle” is most likely you 10 year old monitor
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Postby oldguy » Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:44 pm

Yes it has an intergrated video card.The only thing its done since i got rid of the Rambooster is the wiggle at the top and it will flash to blank then to on very fast.Maybe i should consider a new monitor.
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Postby oldguy » Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:55 pm

I'm still having problems.It flashes and gos nuts for awhile then its fine for awhile and then i ger rapid flashs to blank screen.AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!
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Postby oldguy » Tue Oct 05, 2004 6:52 pm

I booted to safe mode.Under device manager i clicked on display adapter and found two trident blade30/mvpu(63)so i figured i had nothing to lose so i deleted one and rebooted normaly and a message came up that said windows had found a new device and was going to install it.Then up came the desktop as normal and my wiggle at the top of the screen is gone.Maybe i fixed it by dumb luck?Two drivers fighting each other?
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Postby o0obrian0o0 » Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:00 pm

interesting , probably an update on the driver. like i said before i do not belive it was rambooster. thanks for the update if u have more problems you can pm me.
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