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Horizontal lines, flickering monitors and other display problems are typically related to outdated device drivers, malfunctioning hardware and device-to-system incompatibilities.
Video adapters for gaming are among the most common afflicted with the horizontal line sickness.
Although most monitors are cured eventually, the task of diagnosing one requires time to assess. Follow a few steps to start the process and cross off the items on the list of "most likely possible causes" line by line.
The probability is good that you'll find the right remedy without any vertical line side effects.

1. Access "Control Panel" from the Start menu and then select "Appearance and Themes."
2. Choose "Display" and then go to the Settings tab.

3. Click "Troubleshoot" and follow the prompts to resolve the issue.
If the problem is still not resolved, proceed to Step 4.

4. Go back to the "Control Panel" and select "Performance and Maintenance" and then "System."
5. Go to the Hardware tab and click "Device Manager."
6. Click "Display Adapters" under the console tree and select your active monitor.
7. Go to the General tab of the malfunctioning hardware and select the "Driver" tab.
Click "Update Driver."
Follow the prompts to update the driver to the latest one available.
If the issue is not resolved, proceed to Step 8.

Follow Step 7, except click "Rollback Driver" after selecting the "General" tab. (Note: You may have to roll back the driver a couple of times to reverse Step 5.)
If the issue is not resolved, proceed to Step 9.

Access the Windows Catalog and download a compatible driver.
Hot fixes and driver
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323166
Troubleshoot display problems
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/263039/
also
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive including EIDE,SATA
the leads from your motherboard to your hard drive make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your dvd\cd floppy drives have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer
needs all power and data to travel through every working device to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
you might have a dirty graphics card if you remove your graphics card clean both card and socket restart your computer then reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers
if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it
or you might try these
http://ati-catalyst-drivers.en.softonic.com/Optimize yourATI graphics card's performance
http://download.cnet.com/3dmark2001/3000-2121_4-10056689.html

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