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Unreadable signs at startup


strange things happening on a pc with windows98 SE
Sometimes, at startup, het desktop shows unreadable signs for icons.
Also the startmenu is unreadable.

The problem is solved as soon as i start a dos-box, and put it on full screen, then close the box.
After this everything is ok again.

Anyone ever seen this problem?

Another solution would be to automatically open a dos-box full screen for about a second, and let it close again automatically. But i have no clue on how to do this.

1 Solution
I have seen something similar, it looks like a graphics card problem.  Uninstall the display adapter and reinstall with the most up-to-date driver.
  Also, check that the monitor in the device list matches the monitor you are using.   If this doesn't work then it could be a faulty video card.

Yes! seems to be the display card problem. uninstal the drivers using the following steps:

goto device manager
click the display adapters and select the video card.
click remove button
restart the system and it shd redetect the display card.

sramesh... as slatibartfast quite rightly points out, you will still need the updated video card drivers... driver might be corrupt - nice new drivers better (the mice in glasses nod their heads)

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