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Paul Shiver
Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 - 2:50 pm:   

Hello all. I recently reinstalled windows 98se on my system, actually I redid it 3 times until I felt I had a good install. Now I have this problem that seems to only happen every so often. I can be viewing a website and all of a sudden everything bogs down, mouse moves slow, and the images on the site start to fade and look very strange. Eventually I can see the icons on my desktop bleeding though and all images kinda go blank, if i pull up any menus they just get stuck there, half way there anyway, and I have to hit restart on my computer to reboot. Anyone ever heard of this? This also happened to me once while working in Microsoft Word on some forms.
V (Vera)
Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 - 8:20 am:   

is the correct moniter type selected in device manager?
how about the latest video card drivers?

just a couple of thoughts
Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 - 9:40 am:   

Sounds like it might be some kind of virus. Update your virus scanner's data files with the latest version from your vendor, and run a thorough scan. I have not heard of a virus that causes these particular symptoms, but I'll keep my eyes open. You can get good up-to-date info on viruses and their symptoms from the websites of the major virus scanner publishers, like Macafee, and Norton.

I don't think it's a video problem as Vera suggested. I've not heard of a video adapter issue which can cause the desktop icons to start showing through an open window. It might be possible, but it's not very likely.

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