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i think my pc has a virus can someome help UPDATE maybe a graphics card or hardware fault

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Got a dell vostro 200 running Vista pc.loads up but freezes after 2 mins them little by little the screen becomes pixelated until pixels take over the screen tried it 3 times yesterday and same thing …
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Got a dell vostro 200 running Vista pc.loads up but freezes after 2 mins them little by little the screen becomes pixelated until pixels take over the screen tried it 3 times yesterday and same thing happens, can someone please help me
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#2
turn it off then turn it on again :)
banned#4
Your mum has a virus
#5


Yeah still avg as i paid £40 for it mate:thumbsup:
#6
arcangel111
turn it off then turn it on again :)


Tried that and unplugged it too
#7
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
Tried that and unplugged it too


have you tried downloading malwarebytes and spybot?
#8
lfc_engravedonheart
have you tried downloading malwarebytes and spybot?
#9
DanJackson
Your mum has a virus


Yo mom so fat she fell down stairs I fort eastenders had ended
#10
lfc_engravedonheart
have you tried downloading malwarebytes and spybot?


Can u run on safe mode
#11
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
Can u run on safe mode


Yes.
#12
DragonChris
Yes.


Can i instll spybot on safe mode
#13
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
Can i instll spybot on safe mode


yeah both of them on safe mode
#14
How do I start vista in safe mode please
#15
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
How do I start vista in safe mode please


start your computer up and keep pressing F8. if it doesnt work first time keep trying it, will do eventually
#16
Update. Monitor pixelates as soon as I switch on now
banned#17
JBAUERBEATSJBOND;8314559
Yeah still avg as i paid £40 for it mate:thumbsup:

no offence but I would take the £40 hit rather than have virus problems every few days. AVG mucked up your PC last week and we did say to get rid of AVG and now here you are again with PC problems. :w00t:

I take it you have ruled out a monitor issue by plugging a different one in?
#18
csiman
no offence but I would take the £40 hit rather than have virus problems every few days. AVG mucked up your PC last week and we did say to get rid of AVG and now here you are again with PC problems. :w00t:

I take it you have ruled out a monitor issue by plugging a different one in?


Not yet mate i haven't got a spare monitor :oops:
#19
If the screen messes up as soon as you turn the computer on then its not a virus causing the problem. If you got a virus, it will only run once the computer has loaded up Windows - as soon as you turn the computer on it hasn't got as far as loading up Windows yet so you can rule out a Windows virus..

It's probably going to be a hardware fault:
- Bad monitor
- Bad cable (that connects monitor & PC)
- Bad graphics card

Might be worth updating the BIOS? I don't know if that'd help though..

My brother is currently having screen problems which look like they're caused by a dodgy connect on the back of the monitor or a dodgy cable. Definitely worth trying a different monitor or you're not going to be able to rule out your monitor as the problem..
#20
oldmanhouse
If the screen messes up as soon as you turn the computer on then its not a virus causing the problem. If you got a virus, it will only run once the computer has loaded up Windows - as soon as you turn the computer on it hasn't got as far as loading up Windows yet so you can rule out a Windows virus..

It's probably going to be a hardware fault:
- Bad monitor
- Bad cable (that connects monitor & PC)
- Bad graphics card

Might be worth updating the BIOS? I don't know if that'd help though..

My brother is currently having screen problems which look like they're caused by a dodgy connect on the back of the monitor or a dodgy cable. Definitely worth trying a different monitor or you're not going to be able to rule out your monitor as the problem..


Nice one fella will try that when i get home
#21
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
Nice one fella will try that when i get home


Just tried new monitor and still the same issue so must b graphics card any suggestions
banned 1 Like #22
JBAUERBEATSJBOND;8340392
Just tried new monitor and still the same issue so must b graphics card any suggestions

try using onboard graphics
#23
csiman
try using onboard graphics


How would u do that. Thanks for ya help by the way
#24
Final word: Pc is dead :(

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