Black bar across bottom of screen

  Toy 19:19 19 Sep 2009
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Hi

When my computer which has Windows XP is left idle a black bar comes on the bottom of screen and the computer freezes and have to turn off from main switch. I tried to reformat hard drive but it says 'other utilities are using drive' but they are not. Any help please?

Steve

  rdave13 20:33 19 Sep 2009

You don't format the hard drive and reinstall windows from inside windows. This is strictly done from the Windows CD when you boot the computer.
Have you tried to update your graphics driver?

  DieSse 22:46 19 Sep 2009

After updating the graphics driver -

Turn off the monitor power saver and screen saver - does it still happen?

Turn each one on individually - does it still happen?

They can clash.

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