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    Monitor flashing on/off and vertical lines

    The family room computer developed something very annoying yesterday. When the screen is not static (ie. something needs refreshing) and when the screen is mostly white (like the background, etc.) it flashes on and off rapidly at an irregular rate and also has vertical lines as it flicker/flashes. I checked the card and cables. I rebooted. Nothing has helped. XP SP3.
    Any ideas? Is the monitor going bad...it's fairly old. Should I try a another monitor?

    Thanks for any ideas.

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    If you have another monitor try it. Also could be the graphics card. Depending on your PC you might have an integrated graphics on the MB or a discrete card. You could try graphics drivers. Go to the graphics card manufacturer site and check on drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medico View Post
    If you have another monitor try it. Also could be the graphics card. Depending on your PC you might have an integrated graphics on the MB or a discrete card. You could try graphics drivers. Go to the graphics card manufacturer site and check on drivers.
    Turned out to be the monitor. Thanks.

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