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try to restart in safe mode and do a system restore.
He hasn't reformatted in 5 years. Even if this worked it's only delaying the inevitable.
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try to restart in safe mode and do a system restore.
Before that or a straight reformat, can you test your comp with a different card? You have 2 rigs correct?

Booting with Ubuntu may not rule out your gpu as being faulty since you wouldn't have drivers installed.

It may be your OS install has been corrupted, but it can't hurt to make sure.
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This. Your OS is corrupted in some way.

Just save yourself the headache of trying to figure out what's causing it and start over with a fresh installation.

Not to be rude or anything, but how would anybody here know the answer to this? Nobody here knows your day-to-day usage habits, what you download/install/uninstall/tweak. It could literally be anything from a bad hard drive sector, mistakenly deleted registry files, spyware/viruses, to something like a past power surge or bump/outage, but normally it's just unnoticed user error somewhere along the way.

The fact that you even asked that question, would make me lean more towards the latter.

Oh, also your OS is about 4 years overdue for a format anyway.

He hasn't reformatted in 5 years. Even if this worked it's only delaying the inevitable.
Well I do not mean to be rude either, but quite frankly you are extremely presumptuous about my computer usage habits and it is somewhat offensive that you feel the need to jump to silly conclusions right after telling me that I shouldn't be asking a question that would require you to make a judgment without enough information. I think I'd call that hypocritical.

At any rate, if you had bothered to actually read the post you got so riled up over, you would see that I haven't changed anything whatsoever before this occurred. Maybe YOUR usage habits require constant reformats but there is no reason that a rig that has been doing little more than folding for the last year would need to suddenly be reformatted due to "user error".

I appreciate your attempt to help, but quite frankly, if you have nothing more to say at this point than "reformat reformat reformat", I'd rather have constructive posts than just your aggressive free bumps. I assure you, I thought about reformatting as a possible solution before you mentioned it. I took your suggestion into considerations. Repeating it is just childish.

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Before that or a straight reformat, can you test your comp with a different card? You have 2 rigs correct?

Booting with Ubuntu may not rule out your gpu as being faulty since you wouldn't have drivers installed.

It may be your OS install has been corrupted, but it can't hurt to make sure.
As i said earlier, The only card I can do this with (the x1950 which was originally in this rig) is currently misplaced. If I find it any time soon I will give it a shot. I cant use the card in my sigrig as it is liquid cooled and this rig is not. I do not have an air cooler for it. Do you have any suggestions while im looking for that card?
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I don't wanna make you mad but seriously, when is the last time you reformatted? It doesn't hurt to do so you know? Give that computer a tune up and a clean bill of health. I bet maybe a reformat would work but that still doesn't explain why you got artifacts on the screen. Did you test everything and find the culprit? Was it your video card all along or the monitor or a bad cable? Let us know the progress!
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@Zero4549,
I understand what you are going thru. This time, when you reformat and reinstall, and get everything back to the way you like everything. Please look into imaging your boot drive. I use Acronis, but there are other imaging software out there. So you can have a 1:1 copy of your boot HDD, saving you time to re-setup everything to your liking.
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Agree on Acronis.It's the best,been using it for years now.That's if you've got a drive for spare!! Good luck with that trail and error! I know as a comp tech this beloved hobby of us can give you some terrible headaches.
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You sound like the people I talk to daily at work. "It worked fine yesterday, why doesn't it work now?".

Things break, you should know that. It could even be the hard drive dieing.
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I don't wanna make you mad but seriously, when is the last time you reformatted? It doesn't hurt to do so you know? Give that computer a tune up and a clean bill of health. I bet maybe a reformat would work but that still doesn't explain why you got artifacts on the screen. Did you test everything and find the culprit? Was it your video card all along or the monitor or a bad cable? Let us know the progress!
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Agree on Acronis.It's the best,been using it for years now.That's if you've got a drive for spare!! Good luck with that trail and error! I know as a comp tech this beloved hobby of us can give you some terrible headaches.
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You sound like the people I talk to daily at work. "It worked fine yesterday, why doesn't it work now?".

Things break, you should know that. It could even be the hard drive dieing.
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@Zero4549,
I understand what you are going thru. This time, when you reformat and reinstall, and get everything back to the way you like everything. Please look into imaging your boot drive. I use Acronis, but there are other imaging software out there. So you can have a 1:1 copy of your boot HDD, saving you time to re-setup everything to your liking.
Yes I understand that reformatting can fix any data related issues. As I've said earlier, I'm not adverse to reformatting computers, I've done it hundreds of times. I very well might still do it if I don't find a better solution.

What I AM adverse to however is when I've clearly stated that this is a computer that seldom has any user interaction and no new data has been written nor any data removed other than that performed automatically by F@H and windows itself, that someone would harp on me for several posts about how I haven't reformatted the drive in some time as if it an untouched batch of data is some sort of time bomb which must be tossed out and replaced on a constant basis. I am also adverse to hypocrites but that inst tech related so I'll save that for our future philosophy section.

Now, I'm not referring to anyone I just quoted, you're all actually trying to help and I appreciate that. In response to your posts:

I do not have an image of that particular computer's boot drive. I know I can make one however it is too late now if it is indeed data corruption or some other data related issue. If I did at some point, it wouldn't be using acronis, as that program has been nothing but trouble in the past.

Yes I can reformat. I might. I don't want to because it is highly inconvenient and wasteful and I see no reason to be lazy and jump to that stage before exhausting other options.

I am aware that things break. If you were to tell me that the GPU is screwed because I've been running it 24/7 folding under a desk with 2 UPS's, a powered speaker system, another two computers on top of the desk, and with case cooling that may or may not be up to cooling a 280 for a month of continuous use, I'd say you're likely right. If you told me that there was a power surge that didn't like my hard drives, I'd tell you I've got this guy on a battery, but it was a good guess. If I had told you I was just watching kiddy porn and then installed experimental drivers, then rebooted my rig and say this, data corruption would be understandable. What I'm saying I do not understand, is that I have literally not made any changes to the data on that drive, have not moved the computer, haven't had any power-related issues, all I did was press pause on F@H (which was this rigs only purpose for a month) and start a game for my GF which was already installed and has already been played. So maybe I DO sound like someone at someones work, but go ahead and humor me. Why would the data on the HD become messed up to this point under these conditions. Because if it is not the data, reformatting will not help.

As for testing, I have not tested the GPU yet. I'm still looking for my x1950 to do that with.
I assure you the cable and monitor are fine. It works with everything up till I log into my user account. It works fine in linux. Nothing funky there.
It could be the resolution for whatever reason being set to higher than can be displayed, but I do not understand why that would be the case. If anyone can explain that be my guest, but the only way I can do something about that is if someone knows how to set it back to the proper res WITHOUT logging into that account.
Speaking of which, while in linux, I loaded up some 3D game to test the card in 3D mode (as far as I know, the windows aero theme actually renders the desktop as a series of flat objects in a 3D environment, which means that logging into the account would also be the first time it enters into something 3D. I know its a stretch but the point is it can handle 3D in linux. The game ran at a horrible like... 1fps, but I'ma go ahead and assume that is because I do not have proper drivers installed for linux.
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Well if you don't want to reformat then maybe if you have another spare hard drive, throw that in and install windows on there and see if it works. If not then it's not the hard drive.

If you don't have a spare hard drive you could use some free space on the current hard drive and make a new partition and install on there. Remove it when you're done.
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Well if you don't want to reformat then maybe if you have another spare hard drive, throw that in and install windows on there and see if it works. If not then it's not the hard drive.

If you don't have a spare hard drive you could use some free space on the current hard drive and make a new partition and install on there. Remove it when you're done.
Thats actually a great idea. I had a WD FALS in the mail from an RMA. Got a pair of FASS's while I was waiting so I don't really need the FALS for this rig any more. When I get it back, assuming its not solved by then, I'll stick it in there and try this. I might just install linux instead as I'm actually rather liking the live-cd im using for testing now and wouldn't mind learning/playing with a full install.

Thanks buddy.
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