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R51 vartical line on display

am getting disruptive vertical lines in middle screen
The issue is with ATI graphing card.
I uninstalled driver from control panel and reinstalled ATI Radeon/FireGL version: updated on (19 Sep 2007).
Plz help me.........

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Re: R51 vartical line on display

Try reinstalling all over, format your notebook and freshly install again your OS and drivers. It sometimes happen when we tweak some drivers it saved into the registry, it can be happen that settings is still there in the registry even you uninstall the driver, cause it's still the same driver although it has a different version. Sounds intriguing...? BUt its true, coz' you just only update the firmware but with the same driver.


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