Does anyone have any ideas of the cause for this weird scribble effect in an open window? ClickHere1 It happens mostly when I have a window reduced, I can 'draw' more scribbles on the window by grabbing it with mouse and moving window around the screen. ClickHere2 The scribbles are stationary on the open window and move with it. Minimizing to taskbar and then bringing back up cleans the scribbles off.
Any open windows underneath are unaffected so it can't be the monitor.
I have had a couple of temporary instances where it has been more pronounced and more colours on a window that hasn't been moved about the screen.
Do you think the graphics card is on the way out? or has XP mce SP3 got itself in a twist? No BSOD's or any other symptoms have shown up so far. Clean bill of health for all virus and malware checks. Avast, Win Defender, Spywareblaster, Trusteer Rapport. Also on demand scans Malwarebytes, SAS.
The other possibility - and it's one you'd have fixed - is the cable connection. It can be caused by the connector being loosely fitted, or even by a fault in the cable itself. If the problem does reoccur, have a wiggle of the cable. If it changes things, tighten the cable and/or buy a new one!
It was overheating problem, temporary fix of running with side off pc tower for last month and haven't had a recurrence of problem. Need to reposition tower so I can improve the airflow around it. (It's near to a tall cupboard so not much room at side)
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