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Horizontal Lines on Screen - M17x

Discussion in 'Alienware' started by Waffle, Feb 2, 2010.

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  1. Waffle

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    I just started noticing today that after bootup in Windows 7, I'm getting moving horizontal lines across my screen that looks like radio interference - noise. The moving lines don't show up on an external monitor, just on the native laptop screen. External monitor picture is perfect. I've swapped out video drivers with no change. The problem doesn't show up until the OS loads - the laptop screen is perfect until the login screen loads. I have a single GTX 260M video card. A03 bios. All drivers current version. No problems until this morning.
    Any suggestions?
     
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    That happens all the time with virtual workstations which would mean driver.
     
  3. Waffle

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    OK - I've got 195.62 installed. I'll go back to 186.64 and see what happens.
     
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    I tried some other driver versions including tried and true 186.64. No improvement. Thanks for the ideas.
     
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    I called Dell as the problem got continually worse. They say 260M crapped out and are sending out replacement with tech.
     
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    i was gettin those horizontal lines only when i was playing street fighter 4 didnt happen with other games.. i had dual gtx260m
     
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