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Stripy Boot Up

On the boot up screen the card starts showing vertical lines, it then freezes on the windows xp boot up. When i start windows xp in save mode the card has the vertical stripes. I also have an old pc with an agp port with win98seĀ installed where the pc can at least boot up, but only in 16 colors and with the stripes in the background.

I tried reinstalling drivers, switching screens and pc's but it stays the same.

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Re: Stripy Boot Up

Is it a new graphic card? Sometimes that happens when the graphic card gets overheated and fries up some chips. and sometimes those lines appear when the graphic card has fault in Direct Draw. Try setting your BIOS settings to default. if it doesn't work, i recommend you to take the graphic card to the nearest hardware tech ;)

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