Rows of spots before my eyes!!

  Sapins 22:26 30 Nov 2003

Last week I decided to switch to XP Home on my dual boot set-up and also I have had to buy a new monitor this week.
I have screen saver set to cut in after 1 minute. On Friday when I was dragging a small window inside a larger one rows of Red dots started covering the screen and they remained on the screen until I closed the open windows, I restarted and everything appeared normal. Today about 15 minutes after screen saver activated 2 rows of Blue and Green dots appeared along the bottom of the screen and after a further few minutes another line appeared along the top then another line in the middle, there may be more lines if I leave it longer. No dots are visible on the "active" screen only when screen saver is on.Any ideas on what could be wrong please.



  Sapins 22:59 30 Nov 2003

Hi Chegs ® and DieSse, talk about fate, just as I was typing my response the computer crashed, I got the XP has detected and recovered from a serious problem etc: I have saved the Crash Analysis Report and it says the fault was probably caused by Video Driver (3DFXVSM.DLL) so that looks like the answer. What do I do now?

  Sapins 23:03 30 Nov 2003

I'm still getting over the shock of the "CRASH" and they say XP is more stable, I havn't had a crash with 98SE in three and a half years!

  Sapins 23:05 30 Nov 2003

Sorry Chegs ® forgot to answer you, the dots appear sometimes no matter what I am running.

  Sapins 23:20 30 Nov 2003

Can you tell me how to upgrade the Graphics card driver please Chegs ®, the error report says the card maker was taken over by NVIDIA Corporation in 2001, will their site have updated drivers? and how do I alter the Display Timing?

Will have to leave this for tonight and look at it tomorrow, Thanks both of you for your help, much appreciated,



  Sapins 23:25 30 Nov 2003

Hi skeletal, yes three and a half years it's true I swear.

Now it's goodnight from me and it's goodnight from her.

  Sapins 10:54 01 Dec 2003

Hi all,

I have updated the driver for the Graphics Card and it now seems OK, so I will tick and say thanks again to all of you for your help.



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