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Old 06-23-09, 11:35 AM   #1
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Default PC monitor changes to a color everytime at start-up?

My PC is screwed. At start up after windows vista has started up, 3-5 seconds in, my monitor changes everything and turns into a solid color. First it was green, then at the second start-up it was gray, then it went red. Then I did it once more for gray. What's going on???
My card is the 9600 GSO. specs in sig.
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Old 06-23-09, 12:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: PC monitor changes to a color everytime at start-up?

Hmm, whenever my screen goes reddish, it's usually because the vga/dvi connector is lose. Make sure everything is secure. Next, you could try reinstalling drivers.
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I would reinstall drivers, but I can only use it in 5 seconds

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Not reddish, actual red, and actual gray

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My PC is ****ed. At start up after windows vista has started up, and i can see my desktop, 3-5 seconds in, my monitor changes into a solid color. First it was green, then at the second start-up it was gray, then it went red. Then It did it once more for gray.
I dual-boot Vista and XP. And i booted into XP and it worked fine, no problems. I even used the onboard VGA, but when it logged on to Vista, it gave me an error, about incorrect drivers or someother. Anyways, same thing happened here. 10 seconds after I see the desktop, the monitor changed the screen to gray again. Except this time, when the screen turned gray, my 9600GSo or some other fan started spinning like crazy. Then an error from my monitor came up. It flickered on and off, so I wasn't able to read it.

What could it be?
I haven't played any games in a while. I thought of maybe the CPU, because I overclock it to 2.13. But then I thought the CPU couldn't be it because the computer starts normally.

So, In vista, my Nvidia 9600 GSO card will work for 5 seconds, but then changed color. And my onboard does the same thing.
But in XP it works fine.
What's going on

What's going on???
My card is the 9600 GSO. specs in sig.
Please swift reply, today is my first day of summer vacation , and I haven't played anything in months.

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Old 06-23-09, 01:44 PM   #5
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Default Re: PC monitor changes to a color everytime at start-up?

Hmm, can you boot into safe mode with networking? Try reinstalling them there. The drivers may possibly not be compatible with vista; or vista needs a reinstall.
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Do you have any games installed on XP? I'd try running a game and see if the pc continues to run. When you get screens like that it makes me think it might be hardware related.
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I have done the following tests.
I tried onboard only and Vista Safe mode works fine.
From there I Installed new drivers, and rebooted. It seemed that I had fixed it. I installed Crysis (Gift for school) and played it. I was done playing, but then I noticed that my network adapter now was broken. (The light won't come on when I plug in a ethernet cable) So I shut it down, and checked to see I didn't dislodge it when I had opened it up before. It was fine.

I start it up with the intention of trying my onboard network adapter. And the same thing happened in vista regular mode. The Color screen came back up.

Vista Safe mode works fine, I can open up my PC to that whenever.

I had thought it was a virus from the beginning (But I didn't want to believe it). So I ran malewarebytes Antimalware. In quick, and it didn't find anything. Then in full and it found something, but it was nothing.

Safemode Vista works fine, but Regular Vista gives me the color screen. I'm guessing its a virus now. How can I get rid of it?
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Old 06-23-09, 05:47 PM   #8
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Default Re: PC monitor changes to a color everytime at start-up?

1) Go to toolbox in you shed.

2) Select large heavy Hammer.

3) Return to Pc Location.

4) Approach with stealth, raise arm holding hammer to the vertical
and swiftly bring hammer down on Pc.

5) Collect debris and dispose of in a green and responsable manner.

6) Problem solved.

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1) Go to toolbox in you shed.

2) Select large heavy Hammer.

3) Return to Pc Location.

4) Approach with stealth, raise arm holding hammer to the vertical
and swiftly bring hammer down on Pc.

5) Collect debris and dispose of in a green and responsable manner.

6) Problem solved.

No thanks needed. Advice is always free.
thanks, problem fixed
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Default Re: PC monitor changes to a color everytime at start-up?

just kidding kid, open in safe mode , device manager uninstall the card and reboot the machine.
if still having problems, reboot f8 etc and select vga mode, uninstall the drivers, delete the reg key for local machine, reboot , reinstall drivers. question is your card oc'd?
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Default Re: PC monitor changes to a color everytime at start-up?

I did, but Vista's preconigured drivers got installed, and when I restart it gets messed up again.
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you can install drivers while in safe mode.
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