Michal Posted October 22, 2007 Report Share Posted October 22, 2007 Hello there! Every morning when I’m turning on my notebook I need to do it twice, because for the first time, after windows boot up, the screen shows white and black vertical lines instead of showing the desktop. Then, I’m making restart and when the laptop is turning on for the second time, the artifacts are gone and there is no problem. I was trying many different drivers version from nVidia including those from www.dell.com, 163x.xx, 165.xx, 101.xx and in each version the problem is the same. As I said before, the artifacts appears only for the first time when the computer is turned on after 2-3 hours of time when it’s turned off. Then, I can play the newest games for many hours and everything is fine. So the question is, why it’s not ok when I’m turning it on for the first time? Some friend of mine told me, that this is some hardware issue and I strongly believe it, because I was talking to other dell vostro 1500 users and they are using the same drivers as me and don’t have any problems like I do. The second important thing is that when there are no drivers installed in the system everything is fine. But it doesn’t mean, that this is the software or drivers problem, because the drivers are responsible for such hardware support like acceleration and when the drivers are not installed some functions of GPU are not working and the screen is ok, but when I install any drivers those hardware components like acceleration or physic calculations are working and making some mistakes and in result it makes artifacts. I was reinstalling the operating system many times and I was trying with many drivers and the problem is not solved, so I’m 100% sure, that this is the graphic card problem. Please check this with attention and remember, that when you install any drivers and restart the notebook everything will be fine. You need to wait for about 2-3 hours and you’ll see, that the problem is not gone. What is going on? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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