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Windows 98 screen multiplied 5 times

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bob, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    My computer was moved from one location to another. On starting up
    after the move I find that it works ok in DOS, but in Windows 98 I see
    5 screens jammed on to the monitor, in vertical bars.

    Thinking that the video card could be at fault, I took it out and
    reinserted it. However, I do see color ok on the first Windows 98
    screen before the screen with icons comes up, and also DOS programs
    work ok, so I don't believe it is the video card.

    I have a mirror image of the C drive saved by Drive Image, and brought
    back an old known good version for the C drive. This did not help.

    Does anyone have an idea of what the problem could be? If so, please
    let me know. I am about to give up and get new computer.
    Bob, Sep 8, 2004
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  2. Hi Bob,
    Could you try a different "good" monitor on the system? The
    problem may be with your monitor instead of the video card. If not,
    you may be having a problem with the AGP or PCI Bus on the

    Silicon Alley Computers
    Silicon Alley Computers, Sep 8, 2004
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    andthen Guest

    I've seen this happen when a monitor couldn't display the resolution the
    video card was putting out.
    andthen, Sep 9, 2004
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    Jim Phelps Guest

    Hi, The resolution is not suitable for the video card or monitor.
    Start in SAFE MODE and set the Video resolution to 640 X 480. That
    should get you going in Windows. Check the Video Card and monitor
    setup in System Manager and correct either or both. Reboot and you
    should be able to set the resolution you want. Luck, Jim
    Jim Phelps, Sep 9, 2004
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    tarl smith Guest

    Hi, Yes, You need to lower the refresh rate.

    This should fix the problem.

    tarl smith, Sep 9, 2004
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