Flashing green bar at bottom of screen

September 12, 2011 at 14:06:51
Specs: Windows Vista
I have an HP Pavilion dv4 running Vista, which has a green bar flashing about every 2-3 seconds at the bottom of the monitor. What is it and how can I make it stop?

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September 12, 2011 at 16:07:22
Not sure if you mean the status bar or not.
can you post or link to a pic of this green flashing bar

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September 12, 2011 at 16:56:18
The green bar is at the very bottom of the monitor, underneath the icons in the taskbar. It extends along the entire bottom of the monitor, and blinks every 2 or 3 seconds. I've contacted BestBuy Geek Squad, who took over control of my computer and could not see the blinking green bar. Another agent at the Geek Squad was consulted and his answer was there was an LCD control issue and to take it to the store. The store just told me they do not repair monitors there, period. I can't take a pic or link you to the bar, unless I use my camera and catch the flash and then send you a pic by attachment. But the description is very clear: Green bar extending along the bottom of the the monitor, under the task bar, blinking every couple of seconds. Not visible if someone takes over the computer. Thanks for replying - any suggestions will be welcome, but it sounds like I need to repair or replace this monitor ;:~(

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September 13, 2011 at 00:48:47
"...unless I use my camera and catch the flash and then send you a pic by..."

http://tinypic.com/ (after upload it'll generate a link for you to post to the forum)

... is it a green progress bar like this?

... suggest tapping the <F8> <key> @ bootup select "repair" from the menu.
Demonstrative exspelling
... there is logic to this madness!
the element of surprise Grrrrrrrr

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September 18, 2011 at 22:41:49
Hi, I haven't had time to work on this computer problem, but hope to soon. It is not a green (or any other color) progress bar. It appears to be a program trying to come on. A techie at Best Buy said it might be a problem with the LCD controller (hardware). It's getting worse, I may have to take it back in to Best Buy and tell them again that it started after they "restored" the computer to original condition. It never happened before that, and I think they may have somehow damaged the LCD controller - they said they didn't. Stay tuned ~~~

Thanks for responding!

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