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somebody who's good with computers!!!
    #354048 - 01/27/10 10:13 AM (6 years, 10 months ago)

I need some help! last night my computer was perfectly fine, but this morning I wake up and it's completely fucked!


all the color rendering is fucked up and I have no idea why. I tried a system restore and it said it failed because some program interfered with it. I can barely even read this box I'm typing it because it's neon pink and all my letters are shadowed in white. I seriously do not understand what's happening.

this computer is less than a month old so I'm freaking out, did I get a faulty graphics card or is this a virus of some sort?


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #354053 - 01/27/10 10:28 AM (6 years, 10 months ago)

here's another shot of what google chrome looks like



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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #354054 - 01/27/10 10:29 AM (6 years, 10 months ago)

and now that I think about it it's really fucking confusing that my computer is able to capture it's own retardedness in a screen shot am I right? if it were a hardware issue I would think the computer would capture it how it's supposed to look but just display it weirdly but that doesn't seem to be the case....


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #354058 - 01/27/10 10:33 AM (6 years, 10 months ago)

Sounds like a complete system failure and not a graphics problem.


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: LordOfChaos]
    #354060 - 01/27/10 10:43 AM (6 years, 10 months ago)

Whats it do in safe mode?


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: mhbound]
    #354063 - 01/27/10 11:08 AM (6 years, 10 months ago)

Unfortunately I haven't been able to boot in safe mode yet. I just noticed the problem when I woke up and now I have 2 hours of class. When I get home I'll check it out


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #354067 - 01/27/10 11:17 AM (6 years, 10 months ago)

Also, try uninstalling the drivers for the video card and monitor..reboot and they'll install themselves, or should, and see if you get any difference....

Before you do that open msconfig and disable every startup item just to be sure its not some sort of software/hardware problem with the new windows shit


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: mhbound]
    #354076 - 01/27/10 11:50 AM (6 years, 10 months ago)

I FIGURED IT OUT!!!!  Your using a PC.  It's less then a month old...do yourself a favor and return it and go get yourself a mac.  I did sys admin on pc for 5 yrs they are POS.  Ive now had my mac for 3 ys and no issues to complain about at all.


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: BlzdLivng]
    #354077 - 01/27/10 12:03 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

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I FIGURED IT OUT!!!!  Your using a PC.  It's less then a month old...do yourself a favor and return it and go get yourself a mac.  I did sys admin on pc for 5 yrs they are POS.  Ive now had my mac for 3 ys and no issues to complain about at all.





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and your screenshots look fine to me so maybe your computer isnt capturing its own retardedness :shrug:

describe your problem ? could be anything from a loose monitor cable to a short in your video card or a driver issue from what youve described ???


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: BlzdLivng]
    #354084 - 01/27/10 12:23 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

Ok telling me to drop another grand on a new computer is not a helpful comment. :facepalm:

and you're right, on my iPhone the screenshots look fine... Hmmm


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #354090 - 01/27/10 12:29 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

It almost sounds viral, specially when you try to restore and it won't allow you too. Try it in safe mode when you get a chance.

Do you know or have the specs of this PC? Are you using a screen saver or shutting the screen off when not being used? Any other symptoms?


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: SpaceMonkey]
    #354110 - 01/27/10 01:26 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

It sounds to me like a graphics card/monitor problem. Is your graphics card the one that came in the computer, or an upgrade? Also, check your monitor cables, some flatscreen monitors' get really loose on the bottom.


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: TheCrunchyBisquit]
    #354111 - 01/27/10 01:30 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

Is that a picture by Doobie duck?  It sure looks like it.  I sometimes suspect his photos being photoshopped.  But sorry, i don't have an answer for you at this time.


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: TheCrunchyBisquit]
    #354113 - 01/27/10 01:44 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

I don't think it's a card issue. I've experienced the same issue before - It just sounds like a drivers problems. A recent windows update could have fucked it up.

I doubt it's a serious problem.

Something similar happens to macs where the screen will turn black and remain black - it happens because the aspect ratio changed for some reason or another and it just needs a simple reset.

My first step would be to simply restart. Make sure all cables are plugged in nicely.

If the same issue occurs, uninstall your drivers - once this is done download and install a program called "Driver Cleaner" - look for it on TPB. Use it to clear the remnants of your graphic drivers which I guarantee there will be. Then download the latest drivers from the manufacturers website - so either http://www.nvidia.com or http://www.amd.com

Drivers can also screw up if previous graphics drivers haven't been properly uninstalled/installed.


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: TomCollins]
    #354122 - 01/27/10 02:06 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

I'm sorry, I should have mentioned that it's a laptop so no wiring issues are likely. I did recently install drivers for my
printer so maybe that's it. I just did windows restore to original factory settings, but doesn't seem to have fixedanything...


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #354123 - 01/27/10 02:09 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

if you did system restore to factory settings nd it is still acting the same then i would say it has to be a hardware issue.

If it is still under warranty take it back!


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: SpaceMonkey]
    #354130 - 01/27/10 02:32 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

yep. Tomorrow she's going back to the store. what a fucking piece of shit, I'm so fed up with all the major computer manufacturers. Dell has blown since '99, and I decided to go for an HP this time to see if it would be better.... WAY WORSE


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #354133 - 01/27/10 02:59 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

I painted Micheal Dell's house out here and he was an arrogant Prick!!!
He had a hella huge awsome home though, that much i can say.


Buying a laptop, your kinda stuck to buying branded machines, since it is not to feasable to build one like you can a desktop pc. Check out Tigerdirect, they have some nice machines of different brands. They used to build systems to your specs with the hardware you choose. Can be a bit more expensive this way but in my opinion worth it!


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #354160 - 01/27/10 04:24 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

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yep. Tomorrow she's going back to the store. what a fucking piece of shit, I'm so fed up with all the major computer manufacturers. Dell has blown since '99, and I decided to go for an HP this time to see if it would be better.... WAY WORSE




I've got an HP laptop that has treated me well over the past year with no major problems. Just swap it out and once you get the bugs out I'm sure you'll like it. btw where did you get it?


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Re: somebody who's good with computers!!! [Re: tsollost]
    #354162 - 01/27/10 04:25 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

Christmas present from the parentals. My mom said it was heavily discounted so I'm guessing this is why :lol:


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