Windows welcome page is pixilated

By netweb
Jun 25, 2007
  1. My system was shutdown for 3 weeks. When I restarted it the windows welcome page had a repeating pattern of single green pixels over the background picture. I then find that a number of windows generated displays also have this overlayed pixle pattern. If I display a photograph for example or any grapic from an installed program the display is perfectly OK. Any ideas?
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Rookie Posts: 2,407   +6

    Have you tried updating your graphics drivers?
  3. netweb

    netweb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes I have checked the driver and it is the latest available.
    I forgot to add that I am running windows XP SP2 plus all the latest windows updates.
    The graphics is a Radeon 9550.
  4. netweb

    netweb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have checked and the latest driver is loaded. The Graphics card is a Radeon 9550 and I am running windows xp sp2 plus all latest updates
  5. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Rookie Posts: 2,407   +6

    It is possible, though unlikely, that your system is infected with malware

    Please go and read this thread and then post a HijackThis log as an attachment as per the instructions.

    Regards :)
  6. netweb

    netweb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have run a symantec full system with latest virus updates and nothing is detected
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,561   +189

    Try changing the refresh rate/resolution of the video, reboot then change it back to what you had originally
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