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Moving shadow bars - on applications & windows only

My monitor just started showing gray shadow bars with any lines of type, graphics or pictures on any open window - in all applications and online. Everything I see tells me it's possibly the video card, however, there are no bars on my desktop when no programs are open, and no bars when my photo slideshow screensaver is going. When applications are open, and I scroll up or down, the bars do extend across the desktop. If it is the video card, shouldn't they show all the time?

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Hi, generally it happens when an video card is faulty.. try replacing the video card,, it should work fine..

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