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    HELP!: 3pc's not working screen turns green when windows starts up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hi all

    after reading all the helpful posts in edi's pc help post i thought you all might be able to help me!

    ill just point out 3 pc "repaires" aint got a clue

    neither has microsoft!

    ok here is my problem

    one day my pc is working fine! (serching MSE (before i found HUKD))

    the next day i turn on my pc windows almost loads (all is ok see normal thing on screen) and it randomly goes green! or another colour!

    so i phone my pc mate

    he has no clue!

    i take to a pc shop

    he has no clue! (charges me £15:x )

    so take to another pc shop, he starts to reinstall xp!

    now when i start it its doing the same thing
    (xp not installed fully as this problem happens)

    phone microsoft an i always seem to get thier foriegn customer service dept. non of them can help(3hr phone call)

    so i do microsfts online help and guess what!?


    they couldnt help


    i have some pc knoledge

    p.s i cleared cmos and put a new vid card in doin same tho !

    56 Comments

    Ant, try a different monitor.

    It could be the colour things in ur monitor! :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    sorry for got to mention

    i tried this monitor im using now and it dont work





    and another problem!


    dose a monitor limit the sixe u can view ur desktop
    eg
    480x600
    600x????

    ect

    Possibly new leads required ?
    Never heard of this before.
    What sort of monitor is it ? CRT or TFT ?

    I dunno then m8.
    All your drivers up to date?? thats about all I can suggest...

    Good luck!!

    Original Poster

    crt monitor!


    -----------

    this is on my current pc

    and another problem!


    dose a monitor limit the sixe u can view ur desktop
    eg
    480x600
    600x????

    Can you get into Safe Mode?

    Here's a good google query that seems to render results...

    google.co.uk/sea…a=N

    I know IT consultants paid £35k who just say - reboot to every problem ,
    I'm know a little about computers , when mine went t*ts up I reformatted the hard drive and re-installed all my programmes, I didn't loose much as I back everthing up

    Original Poster

    paul.jacobs

    I know IT consultants paid £35k who just say - reboot to every problem , … I know IT consultants paid £35k who just say - reboot to every problem , I'm know a little about computers , when mine went t*ts up I reformatted the hard drive and re-installed all my programmes, I didn't loose much as I back everthing up





    hi i cant6 reformatt as it dose this while reformattiong!

    Original Poster

    ok i think i nheed to send u a vidieo coz its not a command promt screen ort anytrhing


    it dosnt always go green sometimes black blue


    it will have to be tomorrow tho!

    Perhaps it's a Graphics Card problem?

    Check it's secure inside - ie. fitted correctly!

    Original Poster

    hi its onboard but i have put 1 in and it dose same!

    Every component fitted properly - like RAM etc?

    sounds like the mother board to me or possibly the power supply

    Original Poster

    yer i have checked all the components u reakon psu Reaps

    how so ??

    did this start to happen AFTER you put in the new graphics card? if so, try removing the new graphics card and reboot again using the onboard graphics.

    if you put a new graphics card in to try to combat this problem, did you disable the onboard graphics card in the BIOS? Also is the monitor plugged into the new graphics card - not the onboard one?

    Sounds to me like some component is damaged in the motherboard or perhaps you have some cross interference causing errors. Things like this are very hard to diagnose. With motherboards so cheap these days try a new mobo - that might just do it (But be sure to take the necessary anti-static precautions).

    Del

    Original Poster

    hi i did disable onboard while trying new graphics card!


    this just randomly started happening one day no software hardware changes!

    and happenes on 3pc's!

    Original Poster

    Delerium nothings cheap when ur a student/unemployed!

    your getting this on 3 separate PC's ?

    You thought about getting your eyes tested ?

    Maybe your colour blind !!!

    As stated earlier, if it's happening to all your pc's then it must be a monitor problem and if the same is happening with another monitor is probably sommit to do with the leads.

    Either that or someone has poured smarties into them !!

    Original Poster

    lol leads are build into monitors tho!

    lol u use msn mate ??

    [email protected]!

    3 PC's, or 3 Monitors you mean?

    Original Poster

    3pc's only 1 is mine!

    Ant - I support about 1000 PC's and have seen this a couple of times before and some very strange displays when the system board fails including changing colour, doubling up of images and complete image distrortion so nothing is legible.

    If it still does it with your new graphics card out, a different monitor and during Windows install it's your system board almost for definite.

    The fact you've seen it on three different PC's is probably fluke.

    How old is it? I guess it's not under warrenty any more?

    Original Poster

    damn damn damn


    no its an oldish mobo well all 3 are !

    damn damn damn

    looking for a cheap / free motherboard!! any1?!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Original Poster

    Quick Question

    mate quick question!
    dose monitor determin what size u can have the screen
    eg 480x600
    ect

    this has notthingto do with above!

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    Original Poster

    Antj87

    Quick Question mate quick question!dose monitor determin what size u can … Quick Question mate quick question!dose monitor determin what size u can have the screen eg 480x600ectthis has notthingto do with above!

    TFT monitors have a native resolution which you should stick to.

    The resolution on CRT monitors is dictated by the graphics driver - different drivers will support different max resolutions

    What resolution you trying to run? What size CRT?

    Make and model of monitor?

    Original Poster

    its a dell m770 15"

    its crap

    480x600 = max!

    you should be able to run at least 800 x 600 on that. You could probably run 1024 x 768 as well but you may have to squint a bit

    First try windows update: -

    1. Start.... Run.... type dev.mgmt and press enter
    2 expand you display adaptors
    3 right click on your graphics driver and choose update driver

    Original Poster

    sorry i am running 600x800 is that max?


    what about a gnr vl770fs Super

    You could get away with 1024 x 768 on your 15" but will look better on your 17" crt
    I installed a 23" Apple cinema display at work the other day for one of our graphic designers. Running at 1920 x 1200 native looked amazing. It was over £750 worth of monitor though.

    Original Poster

    i have the gnr monitor in the loft!

    i could get
    1024 x 768 on the gnr?

    I'm sure you could get 1024 on the 15" with the right driver but it probably wouldn't look very good.
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    [SIZE=2]Got to go now mate. Good luck.[/SIZE]

    The screen resolution is determined by your graphics card/graphics driver.

    The green screen sounds like a graphics problem:

    Graphics Card - you have tried another graphics card so it can't be that.

    Monitor - You've tried a different monitor so it can't be that.

    Which leaves:

    Power supply for the monitor? MoBo?

    However it's strange that it's affecting 3 PCs - can you confirm that you are trying each PC with the same monitor, or are you using 3 monitors (sorry if you've said this already - I'm getting lost amongst the postings!) Are you using the same power supply for each of the 3 monitors?

    (Have you recently added any bits inside your PC that plug into your PSU? It may be that your PSU is struggling - unlikely to be the cause, still...)

    Original Poster

    hi i have 4 full sytems set up inmc this 1 im using atm


    i took stuff outta here to try on each of others except psu!

    thats my next thing to do when mums not here!


    if its a psu pro ill be so happy!

    Original Poster

    no good! im really need this sorting!

    Last suggestion from me, then I'm all out of ideas:

    Is there an Auto button on the monitor? If so, does pressing it (whilst the PC & monitor are on) do anything?

    Right; that's all from me, unfortunately...

    What have you done since the 8th Jan Ant? Have you just swapped the PSU?
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