Lines through desktop and taskbar icons

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Hello,
About a week ago problems started happening with my screen saver. It
would be normal when it first came on, and then it would start getting
distorted and would have lines going through it. Then when I clicked back to
the desktop all the icons on the taskbar and desktop would also be distorted
and have vertical white lines going through them. Today the problem is worse
since now icons in the Start menu also have the lines going through them. It
now also has lines through my programs and some web pages. I haven't been
able to get rid of the problem, and I am hoping someone will be able to help
me. Thank you very much.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Sounds like a display card problem, have you updated your display cards
    drivers recently? Is it an old card? If so it my need to be replaced. It
    could also be a monitor problem, try connecting it to another computer to
    test it if possible. So, depending on the age of the computer It may be time
    to upgrade the display card or the monitor or both? Can you adjust the
    problem away or does it go away on it's own? If it is always there now when
    you startup the computer it's a hardware issue.

    j

    "Xanderrls" wrote:

    > Hello,
    > About a week ago problems started happening with my screen saver. It
    > would be normal when it first came on, and then it would start getting
    > distorted and would have lines going through it. Then when I clicked back to
    > the desktop all the icons on the taskbar and desktop would also be distorted
    > and have vertical white lines going through them. Today the problem is worse
    > since now icons in the Start menu also have the lines going through them. It
    > now also has lines through my programs and some web pages. I haven't been
    > able to get rid of the problem, and I am hoping someone will be able to help
    > me. Thank you very much.
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