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You could try a different monitor, or make sure the the pins on the end connector of the video cable are not bent, but there's probably nothing wrong with the monitor.
If you get the video corruption before Windows loads, your symptoms cannot be caused by any software on the hard drive - that can only be caused by a hardware problem.
A problem with video card, or your ram, or the power supply.
If the video card has a fan,
- if it is not spinning when you have booted the computer, the video chipset on the card is probably damaged
- if the fan is spinning but the fan and it's heat sink are filthy, the video chipset MAY be damaged.
You could try re-seating the video card - remove the AC power to the computer, remove the card, replace it, make sure it's all the way down in it's slot. While you're at it, make sure the ram is all the way down in it's slot(s).
Restore AC power try the computer.
If your mboard has onboard video as well, remove the AC power to the case, remove the video card, connect the monitor to the onboard video port, restore AC power, try the computer - if the video is not corrupted, the video card is probably damaged.
Check the current readings in the bios Setup for what is supposed to be +3.3v, +5v. and +12v. They should be within 10% of the nominal values. If any of those are too low or too high, you must replace the power supply. If any are too high, especially for +12v, the video card MAY be damaged.
If you don't get any video corruption before Windows loads, try booting into Safe mode. If the video is not corrupted in Safe mode, you may have a software problem in Windows, probably with the video drivers that are loaded in normal mode, or the video card chipset may be damaged, but you don't get the video corruption until the specific drivers have been loaded, as they are when you boot normally ( I've seen that latter situation).