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    'ghosts' on monitor

    At work I'm using a Gateway (sorry, don't know the model) - monitors are showing 'ghost' images of open windows. I've tried two crt monitors and a brand new flat panel that I tested at home - all work fine on any other computer - so the problem is with my system. Any ideas?

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    Re: 'ghosts' on monitor

    Only two possible causes of this symptom that I can think of are a faulty video card, or a faulty cable between the video card and the monitor.

    When you tried different monitors did you use the same cable each time? If so then try using a different cable and see if that fixes it - cables are cheaper than Video cards.

    StuartR

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    Re: 'ghosts' on monitor

    I used the same cable with the crts, but used the cable that came with the new flat screen, so guess that's not the problem. I don't think there's any other electrical wiring nearby that could be interferring. I thought the card might be the problem. If so, it might just be a good thing to buy a new low-cost system. I'd most likely end with more memory and speed that what I have now. I'm pretty sure the video card in this system is integrated.....

    Thanks for the speedy response.

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    Re: 'ghosts' on monitor

    Check for any magnetic copy holders around. I've witnessed very funny things on CRTs when these are within a few feet. I can't speak for LCDs however.
    Christopher Baldrey

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