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Re: Can Only See Half Of My Screen


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#1 Jesse Bassett

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 02:37 PM

hello,
I'm trying to revive my old Dell Inspiron 6000 so I can put Linux on it. Well I can see the top of my LCD screen, but when I get halfway down, its just white with white stripes across it. What does this mean? Do I need a new LCD screen or will reinstalling XP, then the drivers fix the problem?

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 04:23 PM

First thing I would do would be to download the latest drivers, uninstall the current drivers, reboot, install the newest drivers and then reboot again and keep my fingers crossed.

Does it do this in safe mode? You could also try that monitor on a different system, and trying a different monitor on your current system to rule out hardware (bad hardware if it does the same thing with a new monitor, bad monitor if that monitor does the same thing on a different system).

Hope this helps! Let us know! :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 05:10 PM

It does this in safe mode too. I've been trying to install the video driver..... no success yet. It is the ATI Mobility Radeo X300 driver....

ugh.... it gets halfway then quits.
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 06:25 PM

If it does it in safe mode, then I'd venture a guess that your monitor might be fooey....although the inability to completely install the drivers confuses me too... :huh:

Try installing the drivers in safe mode, after you uninstall the old drivers, while completely disconnected from the internet (unplug the cord from the back of your machine, unless your on dial up, then just ensure that you're not dialed in!), and with the anti-virus and any/all firewall and malware programs off. This will rule out a program stopping the installation procedure from completing.

Let us know...and keep your chin up! :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 06:35 PM

i may be wrong but it does sound as though your monitor has gone.
but to be sure do as stevealmighty suggested and try another monitor.
the reason i say this my l.c.d monitor done something similar but with the right side of the screen
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 06:41 PM

Ok. Something is weird. I have successfully installed 99% of my drivers, am able to use Internet Explorer, and Windows XP MCE successfully. The white space also shrunk by about 2% during the installations of my drivers.

What's up?
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 06:48 PM

once again dont quote me but my monitor seemed to fluctuate between half screen white lines and quarter
screen, mine was cheaper to replace than fix according to p.c world hope someone knows better gl mike :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 07:04 PM

Ok. Something is weird. I have successfully installed 99% of my drivers, am able to use Internet Explorer, and Windows XP MCE successfully. The white space also shrunk by about 2% during the installations of my drivers.

What's up?


I'd try another monitor on your system, and put your monitor on a different system. It's a pain, I know, but it seems like the logical thing to do at this point. :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 07:08 PM

:thumbsup: i think your right steve 100% hope for jesse he does,nt have to buy a new monitor :huh:
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 07:38 PM

:thumbsup: i think your right steve 100% hope for jesse he does,nt have to buy a new monitor :huh:


Yeah, tell me about it. I looked at the prices for a new LCD screen for my 'puter:

$299- $350

ouch!

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 07:42 PM

same in england well maybe a little cheaper my monitor lcd-tv 24" 129
let you do the math
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