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So i just built my sig HTPC and for some reason when i boot the computer up, instead of haveing the normal black background with the post and other info, the screen is LIME green?? It stays that way up until its about to be at the log in screen of windows. Even during the windows loading screen w/ the scrolling bar, its still Lime green.

This started when i installed the drivers from the motherboard disc and later i uninstalled those drivers and restarted and tried to install the latest ATI drivers. After the restart, its done this ever since.

I also notice that in windows some time what is suppose to be black font, is red, and even now when i'm typing, i can notice that this is light red shadow behind the black font if i look closely??

Any suggestions??
Edited by MR_S4NDM4N - 3/10/09 at 9:32pm
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Check the cables for any bent pins and that it is secure.
    
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I'm using a brand-new HDMI cable....but i'll check now.

edit: yeah cable is securely pluged in.
Edited by MR_S4NDM4N - 2/20/09 at 7:45am
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Try using the VGA connection. It shouldn't be a driver issue since it happens during POST.
    
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I have a blu-ray player so i have to use DVI or HDMI because or HDCP specs.
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does anyone else have any suggestions or advice??
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post #7 of 9
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could anyone else make an attempt at helping me with this? i'm still running into this issue, even after messing with all the settings i know to mess with, and doing a fresh windows install?
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post #8 of 9
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Here is a link to someone else who had the same problem, but they never posted an answer.
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post #9 of 9
Sounds like something funky went wrong with the GPU and the drivers made it do something it didn't want to.... OR

You could try clearing your CMOs on your motherboard (sometimes it works for the most random things for me), try reseating everything and cold boot the machine.

It also could be your display, something might have gone amuck in it. There are alot of things that could cause this, Power supply is another one. If the power supply is either overtaxxed or dying you'll get some of the weirdest problems that can happen to a computer.

*EDIT* Oops, forgot to suggest trying a different cable and/or different display.
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