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Help! Six identical displays on screen while boot?

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August 29, 2010 8:59:08 PM

Hi

I have a major problem, which none have been able to help me with, so I desided to try here.
Short resume
When my laptop boots my monitor looks like picture 1, after the boot-sequence have shown the windows loader my monitor looks like picture 3 and I haven’t been able to make it show the black and stretched parts.
My laptop's specifications
Nvidia 8600M GT, 512 mb ram 475 MHz and 950 MHz.
Intel Due Core2 2.4 GHz
4096 MB DDR2 PC2-5300 333 MHz
Chipset Intel PM965
According to CPU-Z motherboard:
Manufacturer: Zepto | Model: IFL90 | Bios: Compal 1.12
Detailed description of the problem
When my laptop boots (the one I'm writing on currently) it shows six identical displays on screen, which I tried to illustrate with the picture below.

Picture 1, the resolution and setup of the six identical displays while booting. This is only an illustration, but I really tried to make it look the same.
I most emphasize that this displays is right at the start, meaning that even the bios setup looks like the picture above. Afterwards everything will continue to be displayed in these six identical displays, until the boot-sequence reaches the windows loader, illustrated below.

Picture 2, the Windows loader, but I still see six displays with that picture.
Right after that my screen goes completely black, until I close and open the lid (if I do it too fast, it doesn’t work). Then this screen appears:

Picture 3, another illustration of what I see. The resolution of the “normal” part of the pictures is 1024x764 and the complete picture with the black and stretched parts is 1280x800.
The resolutions in picture 3 are used because my monitor should be built for 1280x800, but when I look in my nvidia setup it say; the resolution is 1024x768, no higher resolutions are able and of course I see those black and stretched parts.
Even though my screen displays everything from games to movies normal within the “normal” parts of the display, the coloring of the stretched part changes and it’s pretty in general annoying.
Attempts to fix it
I tried reinstalling my nvidia-driver several times, even after uninstalling it. I tried formatting and reinstalling, which had no effect. I tried reinstalling my chipset driver and resetting bios.
Now to the biggest bugger of all, the company which sold me the laptop has filed for bankruptcy and I can’t get any drivers from there and more importantly I afraid bios updating could ruin what is left of my laptop if I take the wrong.
Conclusion
I have had this problem in like 6 mouths and haven’t been able to do anything about it, but the screen have randomly sometimes been completely normal and in some periods I figured out methods that seemed to make it more likely to become completely normal. But all these methods eventually stopped working.
I don’t know what to do, please help me :) 

Thomas
August 29, 2010 10:53:09 PM

You could use driver sweeper (just google it) to remove the old drivers completely. What you do is install it, boot into safe mode, run it and remove all existing gfx drivers, boot into normal mode, install latest nvidia drivers. Sometimes if you just try to install the drivers in normal mode, it doesn't completely take them off.
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August 30, 2010 12:33:51 AM

Where can I find your desktop picture?
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August 30, 2010 2:01:48 PM

Have you checked your Windows Background (Not your desktop background)?
Right click on your desktop > go to Personalize > select Desktop background > On Picture location - Select Windows Desktop Background and see if it's the same as your desktop, but in Tile format.

btw: You didn't say where I could download your desktop picture.
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August 30, 2010 2:04:25 PM

Sorry - I spoke too soon.
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August 30, 2010 4:02:22 PM

What happens whne you un-install your video drivers and reboot, does your display properly show?
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August 30, 2010 6:54:22 PM

Kemosh said:
Hi

I have had this problem in like 6 mouths and haven’t been able to do anything about it, but the screen have randomly sometimes been completely normal and in some periods I figured out methods that seemed to make it more likely to become completely normal. But all these methods eventually stopped working.
I don’t know what to do, please help me :) 

Thomas


You said that you've had this problem for 6 month.
Have you tried a valid copy of windows?
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Anonymous
September 7, 2010 7:34:12 PM

Basically your driver on your computer is shot. I work in the Army and have run into this problem twice in the past week, and multiple times the past couple of years. In each case we have had to get a completely new video card for the Laptop in question. That has been the only fix that has worked so far.
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September 8, 2010 6:23:21 AM

Sry, been busy moving.
As wrote in #3, unstalling my video driver did not work.
Secondly I have formatted and reinstalled a couple of times, trying different types of windows (xp, vista, 7, etc.) and all showed the same problem.
#Mexicantenchi So my computer is completely ruined and I should just keep it going as long as I can?
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