My friend brought his laptop over and I'm trying to help him sort everything out. I think the problem might be due do a dying graphics card or bad memory. Basically on the load up screen for Windows, there are groups of white dotted vertical lines spread evenly across the screen. This also happens when in CMOS. Everything seems fine on the desktop in safe mode, so I'm not sure whats wrong. I'd gladly appreciate any help. Here's an example... I used MS paint to make a picture to emulate the problem. *note the lines go through the windows logo.. Thanks NBR!