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Computer loading/splash screen pixilated and distorted

I am running XP Pro, service pack 2 on a AMD Athlon 64 bit 3000+ 2.01Gh with 2 Gigs of Ram.

This is a new problem that just developed when my 10 month old grandson decided to give my computer a hard reboot.

The American Megatrends screen with all the computer information, and the XP loading/splash screen boot up all pixelated and distorted. At this point it would be impossible to read any text to enter the bios should I need to.

The screen is back to normal and perfect once the log on screen comes up, but everything before that is messed. There are no problems booting, it is just the first initial loading screens are a mess. Any ideas would help, I can give a link to a screen shot if needed. Thanks in advance

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  • jessie292 Jan 02, 2009

    Yes, after logon, everything is normal, games/video's/music all run perfect, desktop is all normal, computer runs a bit slow, but i dont think that is associated (I could be wrong). The only problem I am having is the loading screen,

  • jessie292 Jan 02, 2009

    I have a VisionQuest 22 inch auto adjusting monitor, it worked fine with this computer for 6 months or more, this is a very recent problem that occurred after an accidental hard reset. But I will try your suggestions and let you know.

  • jessie292 Jan 02, 2009

    Ok, in this order, I tried:



    Hooking up to different monitor, rebooted: no change



    Resetting current monitor to factory defaults, rebooted: no change



    Reinstalling video drivers from disk that came with computer, rebooted: no change



    Updating current video drivers, rebooted: no change



    Here are links to screen shots that I took, I hope this helps with description of what is wrong.



    http://www.sfsdd.net/Jessie/misc/Screen1...

    http://www.sfsdd.net/Jessie/misc/Screen2...







  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    after the distortion can you log on and use the computer as normal?

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If you can, hook the computer up to a different monitor and see if it does the same thing. It sounds like it is an issue with your monitor initalizing but the reboot can complicate things. Also if you have a cd that came with the computer you might want to put it in and see if you can re-install your video drivers. One last thing is to check and see if the reboot might have changed some of the settings on the monitor itself. See if you can reset to factory default or an auto adjust. It depends on the kind of monitor as to wich option you can do

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  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Jan 02, 2009

    im just wondering if the hard reset might have messed up the settings memory in the monitor is basically what i'm getting at. It is doubtful but somewhere to start

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Jan 02, 2009

    How is this monitor hooked up to the computer? Are you using the standard VGA 9-pin trapezoid or the newer DVI plug kinda rectangular many pins?

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