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I suddenly have horizontal stripes in my Windows icons

by klehn1 / July 9, 2012 4:10 AM PDT

I have tried anti-virus, anti-malware and registry cleaners.

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Not usually a virus.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 9, 2012 4:15 AM PDT

I find this to happen with registry cleaners and failing video cards.

If it was a recent change to the OS, "System Restore" to when it worked is best as troubleshooting with such slim details is not possible.
Bob

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(NT) I tried a system restore, hope it's not the video card.
by klehn1 / July 9, 2012 4:34 AM PDT
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And how about a boot to
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 9, 2012 6:02 AM PDT
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Why would booting to safe mode help ?
by klehn1 / July 9, 2012 8:10 AM PDT

Why would changing the resolution in safe mode help if I did not do anything to change the resolution to start with ?

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Sorry. It's an old trick.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 9, 2012 8:26 AM PDT

Thought it was worth trying.

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