Vertical Bars on my Screen (Driver Problems..?)

By LunarFlare
Sep 8, 2005
  1. Hello guys,

    I've got a problem and I need your help!

    When surfing a month ago, 4 vertical bars appeared on my screen
    ( )! After
    restarting they kept reappearing. At first I
    thought it was a virus, but after downloading Ad Aware and various
    other virusscanners, nothing happened. Finally I bought Norton
    Antivirus 2005 and still it found nothing..
    So, I re-installed windows XP, but to no effect. Then I erased my C
    drive. Nothing happened. Then I erased my other drive with all my
    music, anime and other valuable stuff, but still the bars appeared!
    After completely re-installing my computer the problem had remained!

    But, I've found out that that the bars don't appear as long as I don't
    install the driver of my videocard. Ati Catalyst. But then my internet
    is all slow and crazy and I can't play any games without it. So I
    downloaded the latest driver and various other, but still to no
    effect. So what to do! My computer works just fine, but it really
    sucks if your surfing or watching movies with 4 bars constantly on
    your screen. I'm not a computerexpert, so don't asks me to look inside
    my computer as I've never looked inside one nor know anything about
    how it works. I've had my computer for 2 years and haven't had any
    problems with it before. Does anyone know what the **** is wrong with
    it? Please reply and deliver me of this evil inside my computer!

    Here are my specs and by the way, I've still got warranty, but I'm
    you guys will know what to do and come up with a simple solution!
    Thanks in advance!

    AMD Athlon XP 3000+
    1GB ram
    120 GB
    RADEON 9800 PRO
    128 MB
    Windows XP
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Do not double post.
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