Try this. KNOPPIX.
I use KNOPPIX as a test.
Hello all, I have been browsing the forum and everyone seems so helpful, I decided to ask my question.
I have a dell8100 desktop that is approx. 3&1/2 years old. It has a Nvidia 32mb ddr graphics card.
The problem I am expieriencing happened out of the blue, I used the pc a few hours earlier and all was fine.
I have a dim display and horozontal lines , some colors red,green,blue are very bright and fluorescent looking.
What I have done to attempt to correct the situation:
*tried a different monitor
*downloaded new Nvidia drivers
*changed screen resolution
*changed refresh rate
*full system virus scan
*scandisc and defrag
*removed and reseated the video card severel times
Everything else is working fine. Does this mean I should go buy a new video card and if so, any recommendations?