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Black Marks/Dashes in Windows XP Icons/Display Boxes

By Navarre ยท 4 replies
Jun 29, 2006
  1. Hi

    I would really appreciate some help with a very annoying problem I have with Windows XP. I have recently installed a new graphics card (GeForce 6200). There are now black dashes on some of the desktop Icons and when I go into the display properties there are black dashes where the preview of the screen is. If I go into System Properties under the General tab the picture of the screen also has black lines/marks across it. I have updated my Bios, tried other Graphics cards but the problem remains.

    Can anyone help?

    Many thanks
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    tried checking to see that you are using the correct resolution and refresh rate for your video card and monitor?
  3. Navarre

    Navarre TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have tried all resolutions and refresh rates from the lowest to the highest and still no joy!
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    how about drivers for the video card, and chipset drivers for the motherboard?

    what are your system specs? and what is your psu's make/wattage rating?
  5. shuja_kagzi

    shuja_kagzi TS Rookie

    Black spot

    are you using two monitors?
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