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characters are being moved on screen

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Every now and then letters on my screen will move or not be fully displayed.  i reinstalled the driver but problem persists.
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by:sorgie
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Have you checked for an updated driver??
Have you added anything to your PC lately?
What type Video card and How old is it.
Video cards generate the characters
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by:mgreenoe
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the card is an ATI 3D rage Pro.  i downloaded the latest driver but it didn't change anything.  since the video card generates the characters what could be interfering?
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by:Rheiniluoma
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The video card does not have anything to do with generating characters. It does generate the whole image, and manages graphics, but text is generated mostly by the operating system, and then sent as graphical information to the video card.

What application are you having the problem in?
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Dassa earned 100 total points
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mmm...Only time I have seen this problem (if it is across all applications and the OS) is in two cases.  The first was a virus infection and the second was a faulty MB.  So I think the first thing would be to do a complete virus scan and eliminate that potential cause.  You may also like to try another video card to see if this resolves the problem, if it doesn't it may indicate a hardware failure further down the list.
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by:mgreenoe
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the problem spans all applications and the OS.  virus scan was the first thing i did.  it must be a hardware issue.  thanks for your help.
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