PC Hardware forum

General discussion

Video Card Trouble

by JSchultz7 / October 29, 2004 8:32 AM PDT

I have an HP Pavilion 7865 running Windows ME. My montor is a Pavilion mx70. The problem is with the monitor. Horozontal lines appear on the screen that seem to be randomly placed, they also scroll with the text of the screen (When i move the text up and down). It also sometimes gets very dim. The real trick is that when i check in the back of the computer and jiggle the monitor cable, the screen will flicker with the jiggling and return ot normal. I also have problems with error messages, mostly with programs doing illegal oporations. This sometimes leads to the blue screen of death. My real quesiton is, I know that it is the video card, what i am trying to ask, could a bad video card cause your computer to crash and have error messages constantly? THANKS!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Video Card Trouble
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Video Card Trouble
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
not Video Card Trouble
by reefurbb / October 29, 2004 11:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Video Card Trouble

The monitor cable has 3 main shielded wires and many other ones. Those wires can break contact with bending or constant bend, especially jammed against the wall.
Or the video connector pins have corroded a little. Or the holes those pins go into have widened out.
Jiggling the cable doesn't affect the card.
Your error messages are another story...post actual messages. Viruses, spies, malware usually are the cause. Clean up!

Collapse -
Re: Video Card Trouble
by billzhills / October 30, 2004 5:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Video Card Trouble

Incorrect device drivers may cause a system to crash or not boot. Your post indicates a broken wire or loose pin on your monitor cable and pests.

Inspect the plug on monitor cable. If it looks brent or twisted better than even chance you have a broken wire.

Swap monitor and try this one on another system. To eliminate Video card and drivers causing the issue.

for pests, see

Run as many of these scans as you can in Safe Mode.


Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?