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Graphics problem: vertical lines at starup, scrambled resolution

Hello, I've been having difficulties with my PC.

My computer displays coloured vertical lines immediately at startup and upon booting into XP the entire screen becomes scrambled. Under safe mode I uninstalled my nVidia graphics drivers and I was able to reboot back into XP, but the coloured lines still appear.

I have been sending e-mails back and forth with nVidia tech support but I won't hear anything back from them for a few days and I'm looking for some extra help. My system specifications are as follows:

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
Graphics nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 75 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2412 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 75 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2412 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS M2N4-SLI ACPI BIOS Revision 0301, 7/14/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2765 (xpsp.050928-1517)"
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.76 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.85 GB

Any help is greatly appreciated but I am primarily looking for cost effective solutions. Thank you in advance.

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You need to replace your video card

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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    Jay Glendenning Feb 08, 2009

    That problem is most likely due to the processor on the video card overheating ...

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