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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-18-2003, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Angry WTF is wrong with my computer/Video card/monitor?

I have a computer with XP Corporate on it. It was just reformatted via f-disk. When I got it back and turned it on,the desktop screen was messed up. There were 6 of everything(mirrored like effect) and the viewing screen was about half of it. Also there were squiggly lines all through it. Reminds me of a tv taking a dump when it gets all small. I was thinking the video card had something to do with it. I'm using a NEC multisync 3fge monitor. I tried another monitor and it worked just fine. Why would one monitor make it not work right and the other just fine?
I'm using The Nec monitor now on my backup computer, so I know it's fine too , as I was using before I reformatted the main computer. I'm stumped. Also , Everything loads just fine and the screen is fine right up till the desktop comes on.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-18-2003, 07:12 PM
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You can try to update your video card drivers and also your monitor drivers if needed.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-19-2003, 02:34 AM
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Originally posted by MoonDog
You can try to update your video card drivers and also your monitor drivers if needed.

Also, how old is that monitor, and what are it's specs? It could be that the resolution/colors/frequency were out of range, and causing the monitor to freak out, but the other monitor can handle them, so it shows up fine.

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