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diagonal lines on lcd screen when laptop shuts down

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#1 shashman


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Posted 01 March 2011 - 03:58 PM

I have a gateway laptop. It had windows vista on it. Recently I decided to reinstall the OS, but this time I put on a retail version of windows 7. The problem now is that whenever I shutdown the laptop, the lcd screen shows diagonal scrolling lines (like the ones you used to see on a tv that was not properly tuned to a station when it used rabbit ear antennas).

The LCD dcreen works fine otherwise so could it be that I installed a version of windows for which there were no drivers? But then again if a driver is not found, device manager will show a yellow exclamation mark, but there is no exclamation mark in device manager, so all device drivers have been found.

So then why is the lcd acting like this at shutdown.

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#2 techextreme


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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:52 AM

Hi shashman,

What you are most likely experiencing is a driver issue upon shutdown. Since it is only at shutdown it can most likely be disregarded as an anomolie that should not cause any issues longterm.

But, as I myself would also find this quite annoying and want to get rid of it, ( read "fix it" ), if you could give me a model number for your laptop, I would be more than willing to see if there is a more up to date driver for your video.

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