top rows of pixels show at bottom of screen

August 20, 2010 at 22:33:34
Specs: Windows XP

For the last two days there has been a faint horizontal line across the bottom of my laptop screen. First I thought image permanence, but no! Tonight I realized instead that what was flashing at the bottom of my screen was what I could see at the top1/8 inch of my screen. i.e, I'm seeing the top sliver of all of the icons sitting at the top of my desktop. What in the world is going on here? I can't figure it out. This happened after I looked back at my screen and my taskbar had shifted to the right side of the screen. I easily replaced it at the bottom but then it was obstructed by this line and flashing image. Clearly I did something, but I can't figure out what.

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August 21, 2010 at 05:16:05

can u see them during post screen or in bios?

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August 24, 2010 at 05:03:48

Not in post. It only appears once desktop shows in windows as far as i can tell.

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August 25, 2010 at 15:38:00

Actually, I'm wrong. It is showing in the post screen. Soon as it starts up.

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September 13, 2010 at 13:27:12

Our Toshiba Satellite laptop has been doing the same thing. First it started out as a faint greenish blue line flashing along the base of the display, and then progressed to a 5 - 6 mm image of the top of the screen. It's threatening to obscure the taskbar when it flashes, which is about once every 3 seconds. What hardware are you using. I'm running Windows Vista 64 Home Premium on a Toshiba Satellite M305. I haven't been able to figure it out yet.

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October 6, 2010 at 01:28:48

i also have the same problem, have you already find the solution..

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October 27, 2010 at 19:29:00

I'm seeing the same problem here, and it is also on a Toshiba Satellite M305 running Windows Vista 64bit. I see it a bit before windows, but it shows up more as weird lines of color distortion. Anyone have further thoughts?

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October 31, 2010 at 13:56:54

I started having this problem about a week ago on my HP Laptop any solution or explantions of why this happens?

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November 14, 2010 at 05:41:08

I have the exact same problem , i have a dell latitude e5400 with windows xp, reinstalled everything including windows and nothing seems to work . Please help asap this is annoying

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December 19, 2010 at 08:29:52

hi, its something that runs at startup. press Ctrl+Alt+Del. start a task manager. click on the applictions tab. there should be something there which is called "hidden form". end that task
your computer should be fine.
p.s it will run every startup. press start. run>type msconfig>select the startup tab and untick hidden form. if it is not there, you must repeat the first step every time you log on to your compuer.
p.p.s. it will get bigger gradually if its not treated properly

hope this helps you concerned guys - Answermelater

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December 19, 2010 at 14:50:35

I wish the answer was this easy, but unfortunately, nothing called hidden form showed up either place. I think maybe my video connection is just fried, or frying, and these lines are the result. Strange that they haven't gotten any worse though, in all this time.

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January 10, 2011 at 13:40:41

I have a HP Pavilion that is 2 yrs old and just recently started this same problem. Only mine flashes the top of the screen constantly. I had to actually position my taskbar somewhere other than the bottom of the screen. The problem is not with my taskbar. A fix for this problem would be wonderful.

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January 10, 2011 at 16:37:13

It's probably a defect that's causing that to happen. If you still have the warranty you can get it fixed but they'll charge you a fee.

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February 24, 2011 at 11:06:52

I have the same problem........any suggestion pleeeaaaaaaaaseeee

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February 24, 2011 at 12:18:40

I've given up on it. The most reasonable diagnosis I've gotten is that the connection between the two halves of the laptop that plugs the video for the monitor into the cpu is loose, perhaps as a result of jostling the laptop during travel. Response: bought a new laptop this week...

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March 16, 2011 at 13:49:03

I've got the same problem. I replaced the inverter and lcd and the problem persists...
The only thing left is the mobo itself and flat cable connecting the lcd to the mobo.
Anyone was able to find out the solution?

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March 26, 2011 at 13:25:07

So i'm guessing this is a hardware problem? Because I just started having this problem today.

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