For a little background, the computer I have is a laptop that is about 4 years old, and never has had a major performance issue before now.
A while ago, I had a virus attack by the skynet trojan virus that really messed up my computer for a while. I eventually got it under control using a two anti-rootkits (Rootrepeal and Panda Anti-rootkit), AVG anti-virus, and Spybot Search and Destroy. Now, if I run the first three, nothing shows up, though Spybot will still detect the presence of the virus, even though it seems unable to get rid of it. I haven't had any problems using the computer since, so I'm assuming that these are either just left over fragments of the virus, or it's still there but not being a detectable problem.
Here's the real issue. Since the initial problem, a thin pink line appeared on my screen running from top to bottom, just off of the center of the screen. Changing the screen resolution doesn't help and most recently, two light blue/teal lines have joined it, the first just next to the pink line and the second farther to the right.
My questions are: did the virus do something to my video driver? Is there a way I can determine this? And finally, is it possible to correct my issue by re-installing my driver, or are these lines permanent and will they continue to grow?
When you plug in an external display you will find out if it is the display itself or the video card which is deffective. it is very unlikely that this is caused by the virus.but running 3 virus software programs at once is retarded first place. Just use MS security Essential. it is beta only at the moment but is free and found more viruses than any competitor so far. i think your display or your card is getting deffective, but to make sure i would just reinstall the OS.
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hi, -check if thin lines are visible in BIOS setup - if it's visible then you have a faulty LCD - if it's not visible then update your display driver - after updating your display driver and it's still the same then contact lenovo - asked for an RMA number because for G550 laptop you need to pay the the first shipping, so you can mail it for free
Have you tried to connect an external monitor to see if the thin line is still visible? If not, you can try it but if you do not have an external monitor, you can just access the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) by pressing F10 or Del (whatever key is designed on your laptop to access it) and check if still visible. If it is visible in the BIOS, you may need to replace the LCD inverter or the LCD of your laptop. However, if it doesn't appear in the BIOS, you can try to update your video card driver.
Try connecting an external monitor to the Dell Inspiron 9300 and see if the vertical line is also present on the monitor. If the monitor display is fine, then your laptop’s LCD display panel is defective. If the monitor also displays the vertical line, then your problem is with either the video card or motherboard located inside your laptop. Not sure if the Compaq Presario has an external monitor plug, but if it does the above procedure can be applied to that one as well. Your responses are intended to improve the level of service provided. Please rate your experience. Thank You.
Hi, unfortunately this is an indication of dead pixels in the LCD screen. the only fix is to replace the screen and this may be more expensive than a new computer. You could try EBAY "Want it now" section listing your exact model and serial number computer to see if some one has a screen available. Regards mistyman
It is sounding like when the laptop is turned on and heats up a bit, the line appears? Sounds like one of the panels is going bad or atleast has developed a problem.
below are some tricks you can try to lessen the annoyance of the line.
Dual-Scan STN displays are composed of 2 panels behind a single protective
panel or screen. Because you are looking through the protective screen the
display appears to be one large panel even though it is not. There is
a physical separation line (gap) at the point where the two panels meet.
When the computer is on and being viewed it is not unusual to see the
visible separation line with the Dual-Scan STN displays. The line, actually
the fine gap between the display panels, appears because the color and light
pixels cannot run along the very outside edges of the panels. This line
(gap) between the panels can be seen as a fine gray line and is most
noticeable when viewing on a screen with a white or light background.
Note the line may not be as noticeable when the screen is displaying certain
colors or darker backgrounds.
It is not possible to completely eliminate the line but there are some
things you can try to reduce it's visibility.
1) Lower the display brightness/contrast. The brighter the backlight the
more noticeable the line.
2) Use Wallpapers and Screen savers that use darker colors.
3) In the Control Panel/Display applet under appearance try different
combinations of color schemes for your Window and Background choice
Let me know what happens.