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Words shake

by fritz123 / January 22, 2006 10:58 PM PST

Please help. I have been working on this for over two months. The words shake on the left and the right side of the screen. They don't shake right in the middle.
I am running windows me and just yesterday got the resolution set to 32 and 800 x 600. I had to reinstall the drivers and now the color is great except the works and are shakie. Did i get a virus?
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I changes monitor but that did nothing.
Thank you

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Change your Refresh Rate
by the_real_martian / January 23, 2006 1:32 AM PST
In reply to: Words shake

Try going to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display. Click the "Settings" tab, and click "Advanced" in the lower right corner. Select the "Adapter" tab, go to the "Refresh Rate" drop down box near the bottom, and select "Adapter Default". Click "OK". You will get a message saying "Windows will now adjust the refresh rate of your display. The screen may flicker for a few moments while the settings are being changed. If the display becomes garbled or unusable, simply wait and Windows will restore the original settings." Click OK. The screen will go black and the display will come back with a message. Click "Yes", and your problem should be solved!

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refresh rate
by fritz123 / January 23, 2006 1:54 AM PST

Thank you
I put it on Adapter Default yesterday it did not seem to help.
this is what the screen said:
Manufacturer: VIA Technologies, Inc
Chip Type: PLE
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Memory: 8MB
Features: DirectDraw 1.00
Software Version: 4.0
Current File:
Trid_p3d.drv.*Vdd,*Vflatd,trident.vxd.trid_Pcd.dll

I don't know if this information is helpful or not but Thank You very much

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No clue here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2006 1:32 AM PST
In reply to: Words shake

If you noted a CRT, I would note to move speakers away, but there is so little in the post that all I can do is have the machine serviced.

Bob

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New idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2006 1:59 AM PST
In reply to: Words shake

What happened 2 months ago?

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?
by fritz123 / January 23, 2006 3:56 AM PST
In reply to: New idea.

Sorry i don't have a clue what i did when this started. I have been having lots of problems but i went back and reloaded my video drivers yesterday and got my color back and the resolution. Before it was just 16 and nothing else was there. But the shaking started befor that. I thought it was the monitor so i changed and that did not help. Any suggestions?
Thank you very much

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That's a good clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2006 4:25 AM PST
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Try OTHER refresh rates. 60, 70, 72.

Bob

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Now what
by fritz123 / January 23, 2006 9:44 AM PST
In reply to: That's a good clue.

I tryed to change to 60 refresh but now the screen is so large that it will not me hit apply. Any suggestions. Thank you

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To hit the enter key...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2006 9:46 AM PST
In reply to: Now what

I drag the task bar to the side, and then the window up a little. That works for me.

Bob

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sorry
by fritz123 / January 23, 2006 10:24 AM PST

I tryed that but it will not go high enough even with draging it as high as i can.
Thank you

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Reboot!
by the_real_martian / January 23, 2006 10:56 AM PST
In reply to: sorry

Just try powering down your computer (Press the power button on the computer). You may have to hold the power button for several seconds. After this, turn it back on, and when Windows loads, it notify you that there is a driver problem, and should restore your display to the last semi-working configuration.

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Then the old ways.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2006 11:07 AM PST
In reply to: sorry

Use the keyboard to move the window up so you can hit the ok button. How? Alt+space the letter M and then the cursor keys to move the window. Press enter when done.

The taskbar on the side and I can hit the OK.

Bob

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old way
by fritz123 / January 23, 2006 9:58 PM PST
In reply to: Then the old ways.

thank you I did what you suggested but it won't go up enough to see the ok button. anything else. thank you so much for your time.

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Did you try and press "Enter"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2006 10:55 PM PST
In reply to: old way

On many dialogue boxes that's tied to the Ok button.

Bob

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Sucess somewhat
by fritz123 / January 24, 2006 12:39 AM PST

Thank you that worked but i changed it to 75 refresh rate and that did not help the shakes. I checked the cable from the monitor to the computer and set it up to another monitor and the problem is still here.

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What could help are more clues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 1:39 AM PST
In reply to: Sucess somewhat

You haven't told much about the machine. With every post you made these RED words help remind you.

"Note: 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."

I noted the issues of speakere, but no comment.

Bob

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does this help?
by fritz123 / January 24, 2006 2:40 AM PST

Operating System System Model
Windows Millennium Edition (build 4.90.3000) VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8601
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.20 gigahertz Intel Celeron
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: 601-686A
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 01/10/2002
Drives Memory Modules c,d
20.00 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
15.77 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

ATAPI 52X CDROM [CD-ROM drive]
CyberDrv CW038D CD-R/RW [CD-ROM drive]
Generic floppy disk drive (3.5")

Generic IDE hard disk drive (644 MB) -- drive 0, SMART Status: Healthy 248 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'BANK_0' has 256 MB
Slot 'BANK_1' is Empty
Slot 'BANK_2' is Empty
Slot 'BANK_3' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (FAT32 on drive 0) 20.00 GB 15.77 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
WORKGROUP domain logons
freda
HP PhotoSmart P1000 Series on LPT1:
HP PhotoSmart P1000 Series on LPT1:
HP PhotoSmart P1000 Series on DOT4_001

Controllers Display
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)
VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller VIA Tech VT8361/VT8601 Graphics Controller [Display adapter]
KDS XF-70 [Monitor] (15.7"vis, s/n 7147DF007332, November 2001)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller (2x) Gameport Joystick (no joystick connected)
VIA AC'97 Audio Controller (WDM)
Communications Other Devices
Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem


Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter
IP Address: 169.254.154.191 / 16
Physical Address: 00:0C:41:21:BB:29
Realtek RTL8139(A) PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
primary IP Address: 192.168.1.100 / 24
Gateway: 192.168.1.1
Physical Address: 00:10:DC:1F:9C:A8

Networking Dns Servers: 69.145.248.3
69.145.232.32
69.144.49.29
69.145.232.4
USB Human Interface Device
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
HID-compliant mouse
Generic USB Hub
USB Root Hub (2x)
Motorola SM56 WDM Device

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Recap.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 4:44 AM PST
In reply to: Words shake

1. Changing refresh rates does not fix it.

2. No mention of speaker proximity so that's still on the list.

3. Another monitor shakes so that could be item #2 or a defective machine.

Bob

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Thank You
by fritz123 / January 24, 2006 10:35 AM PST
In reply to: Recap.

Thank you for all your help. I will just keep trying to figure this out. Thanks again.

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