|The vertical green lines can probably ONLY be caused by a hardware problem on the computer.|
It can be caused by a ram connection problem, but that's not likely unless are experiencing other problems as well.
See response 2 in this - try cleaning the contacts on the ram modules, and making sure the modules are properly seated:
Sometimes the video card in a slot merely has a poor connection, but sometimes the card has been damaged.
AGP cards and AGP slots have two staggered levels of contacts on both sides - it's very easy to un-intentionally damage an AGP card, or the AGP circuits for the AGP slot, if you plug in or unplug the card when the PS has live AC power, even when the computer is not running if the mboard and PS is ATX, or if the card has ever not been all the way down in it's slot when the computer was running.
Try removing the AC power to the case, remove the graphics card, clean off the contacts on thecard with at least a tissue or a soft cloth, or better still wipe them with methyl (wood; often it's in gasline anti-freeze) alcohol, or isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, of a bit of dish detergent in water, dry off the contacts, don't touch the contacts with your fingers after that. Install the card and make sure it's all the way in it's slot, install the screw that holds it down. Some AGP slots have a sliding lock piece on the inner end - if it has that slide it so it locks down the inner end of the card to the slot.
Restore the AC power connection, try the computer.
If the green lines still appear in any mode, the card is damaged, and you should replace it.
OR - in any case - your mboard has onboard video - you could connect your monitor to that instead. The AGP card probably must be removed in order for the onboard video to work.
"only info is the following numbers written on the card:
All, or nearly all, cards with ATI video chipsets have a number similar to your PN: 109-92400-00
Search using: 109-92400-00
This is probably your exact video card:
Drivers for 2000
This is a OLD 1X/2X/4X AGP video chipset card - the Radeon 7000 chipset first came out in about 2000. You could install acard with a much newer video chipset on this particular mboard for starting at not much money. Your mboard supports 8X AGP video chipsets.
Your power supply must have at least the minimum capacity required to support a system with the graphics card you are using installed, or the max graphics card you might install in the future.
(Onboard video - video built into the mboard - IS NOT A CARD!)
You can go to the video card maker's web site and look up the specs for the model - often under system requirements - the minimum PS wattage, and, more important, the minimum amperage the PS must supply at 12v is stated. If you don't find that, any card with the same video chipset including any letters after the model number has very similar minimum PS requirements.
Some power supplies have more than one +12v amperage rating - they have two - in that case you add the rated max amperages to determine the total +12v amperage rating.
If you need a PS with more capacity, you can usually replace it with any decent standard sized standard ATX PS.
Standard (PS/2) power supply size - 86mm high, 150mm wide, 140mm deep, or 3 3/8" h x 5 7/8" w x 5 1/2" d , or very close to that, though the depth can be more or less for some PSs.
Don't buy an el-cheapo PS.
See response 3 in this:
"Have just done OS installation.
PC is a new build with all new compnents including Mobo case, graphics card."
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.
E.g. Your USB ports have USB 1.1 support when Setup has finished, but the USB 2.0 support for them is not loaded in Windows unless Win 2000 has SP updates installed that supports USB 2.0 (SP4? or later), if it doesn't already have that on the CD, AND until AFTER the main chipset drivers have been loaded .
Also, 2000 can't recognize the full size of hard drives or hard drive partitions > 128gb unless certain SP updates are included on the original CD or have been installed (SP4 or later??).
If your 2000 CD does not have the necessary updates to support recognizing hard drives or hard drive partitions > 128gb , Setup will make hard drive partitions > 128gb no larger than 128gb.
In that case, you can make yourself a bootable "slipstreamed" CD, preferably a CD-R for the best compatibilty, that has the data contents of your orginal CD with the SP updates integrated into it, and use that to install Windows with - instrcutions for how to do that is available on the web.
(Same applies if an XP CD has no SP updates at all included. SP1 or later is required for USB 2.0 and hard drives > 128gb support. )
Asrock 775i65gv support
Chipset - Northbridge: Intel? 865GV
- Southbridge: Intel? ICH5
- Worldwide patent ASRock A.G.I.8X graphics upgrade slot (AGP8X/4X compatible)
- 3 x PCI slots( PCI 2.2 compliance
2 x SATA 1.5Gb/s connectors
- 2 x ATA100/66 IDE connectors (supports 4 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
Graphics - Integrated Intel? Extreme Graphics 2 in Intel? 865GV chipset
Drivers - if you don't have the CD that came with the mboard to install them from -
Main chipset drivers are NOT listed there.
Intel desktop 865 series main chipset drivers
Mandatory - download and load the second INF Update Utility
- if you want to use the onboard video rather than a graphics card, download and install the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver (similar available in the Asrock downloads for your model, but this may be newer).
The AGP card probably must be removed in order for the onboard video to work.