My startup screen is pixelated any help???

January 11, 2012 at 00:50:46
Specs: Windows Vista
When i get to my startup screen it is completely pixelated. Vertical lines are seen across the whole screen and the mouse is a square of pixels. When i go into safe mode there is no problem. Is there a solution for this? is it just my monitor that is messing up? i did a virus scan on my whole computer and it stated that there was no virus.

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January 11, 2012 at 02:02:56
If your screen is fine during initial bootsequence until it gets to your operating system, and it is fine in safe mode then there is nothing wrong with the monitor.

Safemode loads only basic drivers so that is a starting point. Uninstall your graphics drivers and download & install the latest drivers for your graphics.

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January 11, 2012 at 03:41:56
The latest drivers does not resolve the issue, I believe.

When WinXP starts to load, it starts with a low resolution background. Your monitor's internal scaling engine rescales this low resolution background to its native resolution which should be much higher if your LCD/LED monitor is relatively new. Therefore, the background appears pixellated because LCD/LED monitors's rescaling engines are not that good.

After WinXP loads fully, the gfx card drivers load fully, too. Then your gfx card, which has better built-in scaling engine, takes over and rescales the background to your monitor's resolution or to the resolution which you have set using your gfx card's utility or WinXP's utility.

This is not an anomaly and should not create an eyesore because it takes quite a short time for WinXP to pass this loading screen.

When WinXP came out, the LCD monitors were smaller and CRT monitors were abounding. So this did not create an issue.

Hope this clarifies the situation.

Note: If you want better resolution during load-up, you must switch to Win 7.


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January 26, 2012 at 22:32:36
I'm having the same problem too - but I'm already using Windows 7 Ultimate. Could it be that U'm using an old CRT monitor? My GPU is NVDIA GeForce GTX460.

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