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Green display on boot up Please help

When I power on my computer the screen for post up until the Windows XP Welcome screen has a Green background. Once the welcome screen comes up my display is normal. Also odd is the green is behind my windows wallpaper too!
I checked my cables to the monitor, re-installed my video card and checked for any errors and nothing has resolved this issue. I also scanned for viruses etc. which came clean.

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  • windsor53 Jul 03, 2009

    What's odd is once the Welcome screen (Blue) comes up the display is normal. The video resolution and clarity is fine. It's only during boot up to the black screen with the windows logo.

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Sounds like a bad video card. Try putting a new video card in.

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    Marc Laprise Jul 11, 2009

    If your only seeing it before the windows xp logo then it sounds like it's only happening when your in the bios. Some bios's let you change the color of the background either through the bios settings or by simply hitting one of the F keys.

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Try changing the desktop background to black .
to do this.
1 . right click on desktop.
2. select properties.
3. click on DESKTOP tab .
4. change color to black.
5. Apply settings . Ok.


Cause 2 . .... Sometimes it is possible that your cable is loose or is old ... Try changing your cable and c for the changes .

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Check to see that there are no machine BIOS settings that could affect the monitor. Normally, the bios controls display until the OS takes over. If your XP screen after bootup looks fine, I don't see how you have a problem with your monitor setup under Windows.

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