Lines across my screen

May 30, 2010 at 10:13:02
Specs: Windows7

When i was in photoshop editing a picture the screen turned blue and said winodows must shut down becuase something is currupted. The next time i started it there were lines across my screen so i started it in safe mood and installed new video card drivers. This did the trick, when i restarted it the lines were gone. But when i went to uninstall photoshop the blue srceen came back. So i decided to flatten the hard drive. Next time i started ( the lines were there) i went in and reformated the hard drive and started installing a new os. It wont finish the install o0f the os, at the end the screen just goes black with the computer still on. And the lins across my screen wont go away.
Do i need to get a new video card?
Is it the ram?

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May 30, 2010 at 11:06:46

Computer system specs?
Age of system?
Monitor specs (CRT, LCD)?
BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) Error code?

Is the PC overheating? Yes, looks like video hardware issue, and
possibly something else as the OS didn't finish loading.

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May 30, 2010 at 11:12:47

Ok, CPU- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core
Motherboard- ASUS rampage formula 775 intel X48
OS- Windows 7 64 bit
Video Card- Gefore 8800 GT

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May 30, 2010 at 11:36:41

*** Q: Monitor: CRT or LCD?


Q: What Antivirus are you using?

Q: Are these the new drivers you downloaded for your
GeForce 8800 GT?

Q: What are the specs on your Power Supply, Wattage?

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May 30, 2010 at 11:39:05


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May 30, 2010 at 11:56:35

The power supply is 550 watts more then enough. The system
is 2 years old. I flatten the hard drove so shouldnt the drivers
and viruses be gone

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May 30, 2010 at 11:58:38

I have tried multiple screens all of them have problems

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May 30, 2010 at 13:30:56

Yea, that PSU should be good.

- Make sure case, fans, heat sinks, MB etc is clean (from dust).

- Need proper air flow.

- Make sure Video card is FULLY seated, you may want to pull it, spray compressed air, reseat it again.

- I'd also check the capacitors on the NVIDIA card as well as
the capacitors on the MB.

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May 30, 2010 at 14:42:44

Do you know why the new os won't finish installing

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May 30, 2010 at 15:21:16

I've only seen that a few times, once with a bad copy of an OS
disc, another time with a system with a hardware issue. I
couldn't determine the issue, so I just chucked the sys in the

Could be bad DVD/CD media, DVD/CD ROM issue, issue with
hard drive, MB, PSU, RAM, etc etc etc.

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