Windows 10: Poor Graphics Display - Lines Going Through Dark Colours

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  1.    28 May 2017 #1

    Poor Graphics Display - Lines Going Through Dark Colours

    Not sure where this came from, but all of a sudden video isn't displaying properly. I'm posting a screenshot of this page where you can see a bunch of vertical lines going through the bar at the bottom of windows.

    Here's another screenshot from a movie where it's much more obvious, and a screenshot of windows media player playing a music file.

    I don't think this was an issue until a recent windows update. I checked my graphics card and apparently I have the latest version, so not sure what to do.
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  2. Posts : 1,337
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       29 May 2017 #2

    I'm really not seeing anything here :) Anyone else ?

    In the first shot, the only thing I see is the 'aero' transparency with what looks like the desktop image showing through... which is normal.

    Looking at the media player shot and there are some horizontal lines. Is that what you mean ?

    Just wondering what others see here.
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    Windows 10 Professional
       29 May 2017 #3

    Bro, you're seeing things...
    ...but we're not getting the same opportunity to see the things you're seeing. Ha.

    Take a picture of your monitor with your smart phone or any other external digital image device and upload the pictures here, so we can see what you're talking about.
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  4.    29 May 2017 #4

    Really? It's not showing up? Maybe there's something wrong with my monitor or something.

    Here's a picture of the last screenshot. Doesn't show up as well as on my screen but you can still see it.
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  5. pepanee's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional
       29 May 2017 #5

    Okay. Now I see it. Apparently whenever taking a screen shot through the computer, it reads it perfectly, but when you took this screen shot, I see it now.

    Try to uninstall and reinstall your monitor.
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    Then restart the computer.
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  6.    29 May 2017 #6

    Ok so I just uninstalled it. Now it's not on the list anymore so I'm not sure how to reinstall it.

    There is "Unknown Device" under "Other Devices" which I think is it. There's not reinstall option. Should I choose update driver?
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  7. pepanee's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional
       29 May 2017 #7

    It shouldn't, because Windows should automatically re-detect the monitor and install its drivers.

    Assuming worst case scenario, the monitor turns black. You just turn off the computer, then turn it back on. Once Windows starts loading, it will automatically install your monitor's drivers and you will see your monitor.
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  8.    29 May 2017 #8

    Ok I see. I just did it... reinstalled and the driver is back. Weird lines are still there though .
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  9. pepanee's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional
       29 May 2017 #9

    1) Unplug your monitor cable from the computer itself and plug it back in. Wiggle the cable a little to make sure it's securely connected.

    If that didn't help, then
    2) Uninstall your graphics driver completely from your computer, restart the computer, go to the website of your graphics card, download and install the graphics card

    If that didn't help, then
    3) Go into your graphics card's settings and do slight adjustments in there until you may find a setting that could be responsible for the vertical lines.

    Or hopefully someone else has this and they can tell you what they did to fix it
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  10.    29 May 2017 #10

    It's a laptop so no cable.

    When I uninstall the graphics driver I get the option to check the box "delete the driver software for this device" on top of uninstalling it. I assume I don't want to check that?
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