Five streaks running through monitor

Hewlett-packard Pavilion elite m9350f de...
July 21, 2010 at 10:21:25
Specs: Windows 7
I have 5 streaks running through my monitor, its not the monitors problem because I've switched monitors just to make sure and the other monitor works perfectly fine. I've reformatted (yesterday) hoping that it would fix the problem which it did, but this morning right when I started my Team Fortress 2 game the monitor went to sleep and I couldn't "wake" it. I restarted my computer and the next thing I know the problem started all over again.
P.S. The streaks are not any specific color. They just disrupt any image I have on the screen. The streaks are about an inch thick each.
Thank you for your time and effort.

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July 21, 2010 at 11:54:51
Well if the other monitor worked fine, then wouldn't that indicate it is the first monitor that is bad?

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July 21, 2010 at 11:59:06
That would be my question too.

Is the monitor a tube type? If so the problem may be a degaussing issue. Look for a button on the front of the monitor that says degauss. Push the button once or twice.

Do you know if you have an add in graphics card in your computer or are you just using the onboard graphics?

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July 21, 2010 at 12:15:07
I'm not really that great with computers so i dont really know about my computers graphic card. About the degauss button, what would it look like?

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July 21, 2010 at 14:20:44
Answer the question about the kind of monitor you have. Is it a heavy and deep tube type like old TV sets? If that is the kind then there may be a button on the lower front. It will say Degauss right on it.

You first said you had streaks in your monitor. Then you said it wasn't the fault of the monitor because you tried another monitor and there were no streaks. That would indicate the first monitor is bad.

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July 21, 2010 at 14:32:21
"I've reformatted (yesterday) hoping that it would fix the problem which it did, but this morning right when I started my Team Fortress 2 game the monitor went to sleep and I couldn't "wake" it."

Your ACPI features - Standby, Hibernate, "wake up" , etc. may NOT work properly until AFTER you have loaded the main chipset drivers, which, amongst other things, inform Windows about how your mboard supports ACPI features.

Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.

If you used an operating system re-installation disk that came with your computer to re-install Windows, those for XP that I have examined for HP and Dell systems are nearly identical to a regular Microsoft OEM XP CD. They do not install the drivers for your system that are not included on a regular XP CD.
The same may apply to a Windows 7 re-installation DVD that came with the computer.

If you get video corruption before Windows loads, it can't be caused by any problem with software on the hard drive, and more t-shooting info...
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