I have a vista laptop. 2 yrs old with blue vertical lines appearing on start up. Have put in safe mode, updated drivers and had 2 gig of extra RAM put on but problem persists. What causes this? How do I fix it as my IT technician and others havent been able to solve the problem. Will it get worse?
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Re: Blue vertical lines on Vista laptop on Startup
They haven't been able to solve it because it is a hardware problem....vertical lines, whatever color are indicative of a failing lcd panel. The lcd panel will continue to get worse until it fails completely. The only other possibility is a loose data connection on the back of the panel, if the data connection is slightly loose, re: one side of the panel is not tightly connected it can give off artifact in the way of vertical lines or checkered blocks.
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Just press and hold F8 on startup (before the Windows logo appears). You should get the screen with the title Advanced Boot Options and the following menu. (which I get on my Gateway NV5915h)
Choose Advanced Options for: Vista (Windows 7 on my Gateway NV5915h)
(Use the arrow keys to highlight your choice.)
Repair Your Computer
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable low-resolution video (640x480)
Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)
Directory Services Restore Mode
Disable automatic restart on system failure
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
Start Windows Normally
Description: View a list of system recovery tools you can use to repair
startup problems, run diagnostics, or restore your system.
You need to boot from a vista disk. or download the vista recovery disk from microsoft and see if it will repair it. something has corrupt the system files. use the repair from the vista cd not the start up repair from the vista boot screen. if it says it cant find a problem then use the system restore points to restore to a time when it worked. you can acces these from the vista cd after it tries to do start u prepair without having to log into vista.
You most likely need a repair disk. Do you have the operating systems disk that came with it? If yes insert than and try booting to repair. Follow the prompt's and you should have an operational pc before long.
well u definitely need to reload windows to ur computer, u can get a recovery CD form the company if you r still under warranty, if not u need to pay to get a new recovery cd.. , or you can just get a now copy of windows from computer software store restore your computer
Duing the startup, can you hit F8 just after the bios shows. You should see a list. If you choose, last known good configuration, what happens? If it blue screen's again, can you startup in safe mode? This is also a item on the list from F8.
Did you install any drivers recently, in the last day or two?
If so, when you boot into safemode, uninstall that driver and try to boot to windows normally.
Blue thin lines before it boots will rule out an operating system or driver fault. So it would appear something in the machine has failed.
Do you have a VGA monitor you can connect to it and see whether it shows the fault? This will show that if the fault also shows on the external monitor, it is likely an electronic fault on the main board, whereas if it works on the external monitor but not on the built-in monitor, my guess would be the cable that goes from the main board up through the hinge of the screen into it, or a connector, or an actual fault with the LCD display.
Windows booting normally once the display drivers were disabled indicates to me that Windows is no longer detecting the faulty display and therefore boots normally - possibly pointing to failed electronics in some way. It could even be corrupt BIOS that controls the video or something along these lines, though that's unlikely.
Good luck, either way it sounds like it's off to a computer repair shop. Is it under warranty?
You should go into the safe mode and try to uninstall or undo the previous work. Else use the system restore. But if it continues again with a blue screen error, then u should format ur pc, further if u experience blue screen error then u should note that one of ur hardware is damaged.