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#1 carnivalofsorts

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 09:07 AM

Hi Guys,

once again to pick your collective brains ....

I did a full format of my computer a couple of weeks ago, and re-installed everything with little or no trouble.

All drivers were installed and all devices working correctly.

When i boot up every time, the display i blocky, low resolution, almost like there's a hazy checkered pattern over it.
The boot up continues, to the point where the computer logs into windows, and the screen, slthough illuminated, remains blank.
I power it off, and boot up to the point where i get the same problem repeatedly, until once after a random number of attempts it just works fine.
Other time, i press the F2 key on boot up, enter the set-up and exit straight away withoutmaking any changes, and this is sufficient to set it right .... it all seems so random.
Trouble shooting and system manager shows me the devices are working fine and all drivers are up to date.

Anyone ever have this problem or have any ideas as to a possible solution ??

Thanking you in advance !
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 09:53 AM

Try clearing your CMOS. Is your date and time showing up properly? If not replace the CMOS battery.

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#3 carnivalofsorts

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 04:29 AM

Dc3, thanks for the reply.

I'm afraid this isnt the problem ... date and time are all fine.

I've also updated the BIOS as i read that this may have been an issue too.

Any other suggestions ?!
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 06:01 PM

Have you tried a different monitor?

Edit: What are the specs for your computer. Processor, video , ram, monitor make and model?

Edited by Sneakycyber, 21 June 2007 - 06:02 PM.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 04:27 AM

Its a Dell Inspiron 2600

Its a laptop and the monitor is working fine. Its definately a hardware issue, because when it sometimes does make it into Windows with a horribly low resolution and messy display, theres a message to say that windows has recovered from a serious error.
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Posted 22 June 2007 - 04:21 PM

This is where I watch and read, I unfortunatly don't know much about laptops. But I know people here do, I hope they can help figure it out. I will try and help in anyway I can :thumbsup:
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