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Display scrambles, becomes unreadable.

When I first power up, display is OK. After short time, it pixilates, gets vertical bars, snow, shadows of mouse cursor all over the screen and eventually is so garbled it is unreadable. Backlight is always bright. Problem does not occur if I power-up in SAFE mode (tested several hours) but switching from NORMAL to SAFE mode without first powering down may carryover problem into SAFE mode. I tried disabling the 2 Radeon 9200 devices in Control Panel Device Manager. After cold power-up, it ran longer (10-15 min) in normal mode (with reduced display resolution) but started to eventually deteriorate in the same way. I have also updated display drivers, BIOS, and completely reinstalled the operating system using Gateway factory supplied DVD (this reverted to DirectX 9.0b from DirectX 9.0c that was recently installed). At one point, I suspected it is because of DirectX 9 but I could not find a way to revert back to DirectX 8.1 to see if this would solve the problem.

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Might just be bad vodeo card ok try anther one try latest drivers reseat the card

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