shadow lines

  swanny2 01:34 17 Jan 2005
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what r these im still gettina shadow ghost lines where ever i move me mouse over anything. ive tried changing me monitor still the same . any ideas ..plz.
ty :O)¬~

  Djohn 01:41 17 Jan 2005

How long has this been happening swanny2 and what type of monitor is it? Does it only occur when you place your cursor over the text or Icon? Have you checked your graphic card drivers to make sure they are up to date?

  swanny2 13:56 17 Jan 2005

yes mate the drivers are ok its a 17in compaq monitor m8...ye whenever i move me mouse over text also the text is showing a grey shadow line as well. im using win/me.
ty

  Djohn 14:50 17 Jan 2005

Even though you have tried a different monitor,I think the fault still lies with the monitor rather than the card.

Move your cursor over some text to create the problem then try a light but sharp tap on the side of the monitor case and see if this removes the shadows, even if its only temporary.

  pj123 15:23 17 Jan 2005

When you say "shadow lines" do you mean "pointer trails"?

If so, you need to go to Control Panel, Mouse, Motion and take the tick out of Pointer Trails.

  swanny2 17:15 17 Jan 2005

no mate a tap never worked an no its not triler either .
if i have a advert on for eg then i get a big grey shadow of it same when i go over text? hm
ty

  VoG II 17:22 17 Jan 2005

I had this (or very similar) and it turned out to be a knackered graphics card.

The only way to be sure is by substitution of monitor and graphics card.

  swanny2 19:02 17 Jan 2005

it could well be me card vog. i did swop it and the lines went but the other card wouldnt work.. what card can u suggest for my set up as a replacement.i play a few games on here as well .ive got....

Windows Millennium Edition (build 4.90.3000)
750 megahertz AMD Duron
Board: Compaq 06E4h
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Compaq 786K1 11/21/2000
Drives
64 Megabytes Installed Memory
29.99 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
22.37 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
Compaq DVD-ROM DV-5700B [CD-ROM drive]
PHILIPS CDD4801 CD-R/RW [CD-ROM drive]
Generic floppy disk drive (3.5")
NVIDIA Vanta/Vanta LT [Display adapter]
Compaq MV740 [Monitor] (16.3"vis,
SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
any advice very grateful.
ty

  swanny2 15:01 22 Jan 2005

any ideas anyone please...

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