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Suede-y

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#1 13 years ago

ok so i got my new viewsonic moniter today and hooked it up because me old one patrailly blacked out. i thought it was because the CRT was 7 years old but when i turned the new viewsonic on, the same problem happened. so now i dont know what to do :uhm: i know it isnt the moniter but the weird thing is when i turned it on it was windows classic theme (i changed it to classic and when i pressed apply it partially blacked out) so i am thinking it is something inside the computer. i called viewsonic and the guy said it was the video card. so do i need to buy a new video card??? what is happening is that on the desktop it is blacked out as is the start menu and backrounds of applications. the only thing i can see are icons (desktop icons, icons on control panel ect) i dont know what to do. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP :(




Guns4Hire

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#2 13 years ago

Update your video card drivers and see if that helps. If they are up to date, try deleting them and reinstalling.




Kilobyte

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#3 13 years ago

I didn't think it was the monitor. Could be WindowsXP is corrupted somehow.

This is the original thread. moniter troubles

I didn't think it was the monitor. :D

Try using a Cheap video card, and see if its your card.

Have you run scandisk? Defrag?

What is your video card, I never got a chance to ask that question last time.




Suede-y

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#4 13 years ago

how am i suppose to update my video card drivers if i cant see font ect :/




Kilobyte

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#5 13 years ago
Suede-yhow am i suppose to update my video card drivers if i cant see font ect :/

:confused: :uhoh:

Well what about my solutions? Can you even let me know if you CAN try them. :confused:

Oh well...

Do you have anyone who has a PC you can tinker with? One that actually works?

Do you have $80 to spare? for a cheap PC?




Suede-y

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#6 13 years ago

i cant tinker with anyones PC but i have 2 PCs (the one which isnt working and my new one)

also i am totally broke so i cant spend 80 bucks.

coud lt be the video card?????




Oompa

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#7 13 years ago

This is that new dell right? Call dell support.




Kilobyte

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#8 13 years ago

Suede-yi cant tinker with anyones PC but i have 2 PCs (the one which isnt working and my new one)

also i am totally broke so i cant spend 80 bucks.

coud lt be the video card?????

It Could be the Video Card, try putting it in the New system that works. That'll tell you, unless its an on-board card... Does your new system have an on-board card. I hope one of them doesn't. Just try it in the other system. Then you'll know if its the card or not.

If their both on-board cards, then try booting in safe mode again. see if it works then. You could have a program conflict... Two programs fighting over the taskbar.

I can't think of anything else it could be... Sorry...