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flickering then solid vertical lines and then black screen

by RWutch / January 6, 2013 11:00 AM PST

I don't know if this is an XP issue, video card, or driver issue. I just recently got XP SP3 working, then windows updates, then Norton, then a video card driver update. Then after a 24hr download of a game through Steam, I started getting periods of flickering then not vertical lines and black screens and sometimes an RaUI program page. I'm not sure what to do next. Any ideas?

Thanks, Ron

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Given no hardware details.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2013 2:54 PM PST

It sounds like a hardware issue. If it was not, then it would work on the next reboot.

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Like Bob
by Jimmy Greystone / January 6, 2013 10:36 PM PST

Like Bob, I'm basing this off the few details you gave, but sounds like a display failure to me. Or the "recently got XP SP3 working" might indicate you're trying to shoehorn XP onto a system without proper driver support.

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