Fuzzy Display

  [DELETED] 15:06 23 Oct 2003

My computer runs Windows 98SE. Had a problem recently with a virus/trojan which generated spelling errors in the DOS start-up screen & then some weird stuff to the display after windows kicked in. Norton identified a couple of suspect files which I deleted. This solved most of the problems except that I have been left with a display which is clearly faulty - the colours are washed out & there is ghosting, rather like a poor TV reception. I've checked screen settings (they're OK) & tried updating drivers for video card (Nvidia Geforce DDR) but no improvement. Would welcome suggestions on what to do next/

  Stuartli 16:20 23 Oct 2003

You haven't got anything magnetic such as speakers close to the monitor - this can upset a monitor if they are not shielded.

Even a mobile phone can affect some sets.

  [DELETED] 16:59 23 Oct 2003

How old is the monitor? They do fail after a few years...

  [DELETED] 17:31 23 Oct 2003

Thanks for the comments but I'm pretty sure its not a monitor problem. Too much a co-oincidence that the problem started when the trojan/virus interfered with the display.

  [DELETED] 18:21 23 Oct 2003

Have you tried completly uninstalling the graphics card drivers and then installing the new drivers, rather than just updating?

  [DELETED] 21:24 23 Oct 2003

You should also check that the monitor lead to your computer is fully inserted, preferably with the retaining screws in place and screwed down. A bad connection could cause the symptoms you are seeing.

  [DELETED] 10:40 24 Oct 2003

Have unstalled & reinstalled display drivers - to no avail. In the process, I installed standard VGA Driver & noted that ghosting was still as bad. Also as bad when in safe mode. By a process of elimination, am now convinced it is not a driver problem. Could it be the motherboard, and if so how can I tell?

  [DELETED] 10:56 24 Oct 2003

maybe its your actual graphics card??

just a thought maybe you could borrow ure friends GFX card for an hour or 2 also is your computer near the kitchen micorwaves can do soem things too

hope some of this helped.

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