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#1 jjeisse


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Posted 19 March 2011 - 07:50 PM

Last week I didnt shut down my pc properly, and ever since I get these vertical lines on my screen. I updated my video card software but it still doesnt solve the problem. When i am able to start windows normally, and i play a game, in the middle of it , the lines and a blue screen with lots of words on it will show. Is there something wrong with my video card? do i need to get a new one??
Can someone help?


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#2 killerx525


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Posted 19 March 2011 - 07:51 PM

It could be overheating.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:10 PM

Would this be a laptop or a desktop?

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:15 PM

Is this XP or another?
Do this to stop the Blue screen so you can read it and post the error.

Click on Start, then right click on My Computer.
Scroll and select Properties, then choose Advanced tab.
Under Start up and Recovery click Settings.
Under System Failure uncheck Automatic System Restart.

Now when the BSOD occurs the screen will stop and you can write the complete error down to post.
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 09:22 AM

In addition to what boopme gave as advice, I'd also try testing the laptop on an external monitor, if you have one that will work -- assuming this is a laptop. The more information we have about it behaving, the better we can help you.

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