Pink Dots In Horizontal LLnes After Omputer Starts
Feb 10, 2013
Yesterday I was playing a video game when My computer froze completly. Ever since a computer crash, my computer starts up with pink lines horizontally when microsoft windows loads and is only displaying 16 colours. When trying to change the display settings, all the video card information is not being displayed. I suspect is a video card hardware malfunction but I could be wrong. When The computer starts, I get a message saying "Windows has not loaded properly perviously" and gives me the option to run the Windows Startup Repair. After running the Windows Startup Repair, it fails to fix the problem and I get the message below:
Since yesterday many letters in all my documents are red or blue and some have a faint blue or yellow background.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 188.8.131.52 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 2013 Mb Graphics Card: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset, 782 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 292364 MB, Free - 216604 MB; D: Total - 12777 MB, Free - 2283 MB; Motherboard: FOXCONN, ETON Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled2q
i am running windows 7 64 bit . as long as i remember I didn't do anything foolish in the hardware or something but i have this trouble. when i click the left mouse button and hold it while clicking and then drag here and there i get pink lines that are killing me and making me unable to use one software.
this is the 5th time i've got a pink screen with artifacts, randomly happens over the course of 4 months. this time i got a blue screen following it. last time the display driver corrected itself. i've ran furmark until the temp maxed out with no artifacts or anything. 86 c. times that the pink screen have occurred, once during mw3, once during vlc media player, twice during Internet just at the homepage, and once during windows media player.
When my computer finishes starting up, it ends with what looks like blobs of colored pixels in a line at the top of my screen. This happened for the first time tonight and I have no clue what happened. I took out my video card and plugged my monitor into the mother boards vga slot. Same result. Then i used a HDMI cable from my monitor to my motherboards HDMI slot. Still, with the same result. I plugged my Xbox 360 up to monitor with the HDMI cable and it looks fine so it's not on the monitor's end.
When the computer is loading, the screen stays black. Then when my desktop would normally show is when the pixels show up and the rest of the screen is black.
I have a very big problem with my display. Occasionally different colored dots are visible on my display in different places. They are like this: It isn't because of the cables, or the display, as when I click next to them, they disappear. So I guess it is about the Graphic Card. Type: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series.
I recently purchased a computer in Sept 2012 from Dino PC in the UK where I live. It has been running very well apart from an irritating red dot problem. My pc has an Intel i5 3570k processor (not over clocked) which has no additional graphics card and runs using the on board graphics HD 4000. I don't play computer games. I have connected my monitor (a Hanns G HG 216D) to another computer to check that my monitor or cables were not at fault and the lines of red dots do not appear.
I have my monitor connected to the pc with a VGA cable but I have also connected my monitor to my pc with 2 different HDMI cables and the red dots still appear. I have also connected my pc to a tv to use as a monitor with a different HDMI cable and the red dots still appear. These red dots didn't appear immediately when I first had the pc. I believe that they began to appear once I started updating my pc with the latest windows 7 updates (x64 bit).
The red dots appear horizontally across the monitor screen each time I switch on the pc at the very bottom edge of the screen (in small columns) then when the Asus screen appears (motherboard is Asus p8z77-V LX) in a single line horizontally across the middle of the screen, then again in a single line horizontally when the windows 7 start up screen appears. They then appear again if I have an image in the centre of the screen which is a dark block.
In this case they are grouped together in a horizontal block about 4 dots high and about 30 dots wide to the centre right of the dark area. The line of dots only appears horizontally and in red on dark screens. Occasionally I have seen the same lines of dots on a light coloured block in the centre right of the screen when the dots are pale blue and in the same formation. If I move the mouse over the red dots when they appear in a centre block of a dark colour the red dots momentarily disappear.
When I start my PC up a line of red dots appears across the monitor screen at the bottom of it. The line of dots again appears but higher up the screen when the windows screen appears. Both screens are dark in colour. Also if I have a block of dark colour anywhere with a light coloured background about 3 or 4 lines (each line directly above the other) of red dots appear across most of this block of a dark colour but none in the light coloured background. In all cases the red dots do not form a continuous line across the screen. My pc has an Intel i5 3570k processor running at 3.4GHz (not over clocked) with onboard intel HD4000 graphics. I do not have a separate graphics card.
This is not a problem occurring in any browser or in the BIOS or during the boot screens. It doesn't seem to affect any normal windows software (by which I mean microsoft products included with Win7.) I notice it primarily in things like Malwarebyte's, Spybot S&D, Alcohol 120%, and a few others. I'm hoping it's a font issue or something but I can't seem to get any reasonable search results anywhere. The problem is the text displayed by the above programs is often covered in random dots; sometimes just one or two and sometimes enough to obscure whole words. They change if you highlight a word and they move as the text changes (as it does during a scan.) I saw a mention about dots and a crappy set-up video card with no external power; just the PCI-e slot power. I have a Sapphire HD4670 1GB card that I am disappointed with anyway. I used to run an older nVidia 8600GT... other specs Gigabyte 785G series board with a Phenom II x 2 550 BE, 12GB DDR3 1333mhz RAM, Win 7 Pro x64 with SP1 (problem existed with 4GB RAM and pre-SP1)
i have a Toshiba laptop running win 7 I'm on a network where the printer is plugged into a desktop running win XP via a USB cable. If I print using the network printer from the laptop i get blue and pink lines where black should be.I have not tried to print a picture so i don't know the results of that.
I have a Canon printer which prints coloured dots in grayscale mode. I selected all the options which are related to this problem and nothing solved the problem....I found out that if i check the duplex option this problem occurs and if i don't select this option the coloured dots don't appear in grayscale mode. Can this problem came from the Windows driver or Windows print wizard...? I have the Canon driver installed and i have Windows 7
Windows 7 freezes as dots begin to come together, 2 tiny dots (red & yellow), then goes to black screen. Startup repair boots to light Microsoft logo. Won't boot from 3 recovery dvds, or reinstall, goes to same screen. Gateway DX4320, AMD Phenom II, Stock hardware
My Gateway runs great until a restart is requested by me or a program. A few days ago, it would restart just fine. When I select Restart, the computer appears to shut down fine, it beeps to restart, the Windows 7 screen begins to open but it freezes with three colored dots on the screen. It always stops in exactly the same place.
If I kill power, then boot again I get an offer for Windows to repair itself. If I let it, it cannot repair. If I select Boot Windows Normally, all is well. Except for this one problem, things are really running well. Odd. I've run Chkdsk, SFC/ SCANNOW, and PC Pitstop Optimize3. Nothing finds a problem or fixes anything.
System Info Utility version 184.108.40.206 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 965 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4 Processor Count: 8 RAM: 12279 Mb Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 , 1024 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 875155 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 824991 MB; Motherboard: Gateway, TBGM01, , U00B092001094 Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus, Disabled Avast/Comodo
Since a couple of weeks I have had this really annouing problem with Flashing horizontal stripes on my second monitor, i can guarantee that these are not hardware problems, the stripes do not appear when i open a program on full screen, so basically they ONLY appear on the desktop background.
For the past day random lines have been appearing on my desktop. The following picture is not my laptop but I found this image and its the same thing that happens on my computer.The lines appear in different spots each time and will stay for a short amount of time.
I've got a scan lines (horizontal) going up as if It's scanning a paper!?This only occurs when playing (all) games without VSYNC. Leaving VSYNC on solves the problem but I'm more used to play on higher framerate. Movements feel very slow when leaving it on (especially on FPS games). I've taken screenshots but it's not visible.Also there's something fishy going on:
-my graphics card is not overlocked
-Not overheating when leaving vsync off (remains below 60C)
-I'm using the official MSI drivers for my MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr OC edition (ForceWare 280.26)
-Using VGA cable with a DVI adapter for my graphics card
Here's the exact problem I've found on the internet: Getting Scan Lines in High End Gaming on GTX 560
I don't have the model on me now, but recently I worked on a Compaq Desktop computer. At random times (could be any program open), it would go to a grey screen with weird horizontal lines. I upgraded the video drivers, ran a video stress test and it went over 2 hours with no problems.
The customer just reported to me that it happened again so I am thinking that maybe it is a faulty motherboard (video built onto motherboard). What do you guys think? I didn't wanna give the customer the run around saying "Let's try 1) putting in a new video card then 2) lets try reformatting and lastly 3) lets replace the motherboard)"
I'm trying to find a third party program that will allow me to expand one display on two monitors. I have a nvidia card, unfortunately nvidia and win7 refuse to create a program that will allow me to put one picture on two screens to get a big picture. They have it in XP but nothing for 7. I have the lasted nvidia driver for win 7 but the software is sadly lacking. I can't believe they don't have a program like in XP. They seem to think people only want separate displays on the two screens... why they think that is beyond me.
Anyone here know where I can get a program that will give me one display in two monitors.
I start up my computer, the bios runs as normal detecting drives etc. then it gets to "loading operating system..", from here it either stays that way or changes to a screen with horizontal blue lines and if you wait a little longer still, other colored lines appear aside these blue lines. This all happens at the top of the monitor.I have tried to restart my PC several times and the same thing happens with these lines. I have also tried changing monitors, unplugging all inputs. Nothing.
so I have a low profile Dell computer in the living room hooked up to an LG LCD TV. It did have an ATI graphics card which used the PCIe slot, and a USB stick for wireless internet. The wireless stick wasn't working great so I've just got a wireless card installed, however it also uses PCIe and there is only one slot. As the computer is not being used for games, the wireless card is much more valuable to have in the slot.When I had the ATI card in there though I could use CCC to adjust the screen over slightly (there is about an inch cut off on the left side of the screen). It is not a spanning/stretching issue, merely just needs a nudge to the left and it will all be good.I have just installed Intel Control Center, but when I click on monitor/tv settings it says that they are not supported.There is no option to adjust this in the Windows 7 display options either, so I'm not quite sure what else to try.
I have horizontal lines that scan my monitor whenever i play a game. I can see the horizontal lines only on darker colors like grey, dark-green etc. I have a Samsung E2220 display that runs at 1080p on 60hz on a vga cable (no hdmi/dvi support on it). I tried another vga cable, i tried another power cable but with the same result.I have all drivers updated (monitor and other hardware). My current PC specs are: AsRock N68-C S UCC, Phenom II x4, 4Gb DDR3, Radeon HD7770, 500gb HDD Sata3 and a power supply Sirtec 500W 80+.If I open Far Cry 3, for example, i get those horizontal lines. If i minimize the game i still get the horizontal lines if i have something dark on my display (a grey/dark-green/dark-blue website).Before the HD7770 i had a GTS 450 and had the same problems. Could it be the PSU, or the motherboard or what? I also tried a different display monitor (on the VGA) and had the same horizontal lines scaning my display monitor.
I took some cell phone videos in the portrait position recently which translates to showing only in the horizontal position in MM or whatever editing software I have. Unlike pics, I can't find a plug in or software that will let me flip it from that horizontal to vertical (portrait) position.