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funny lines on boot up

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Hi All,
not sure if this is the right area,please move if not.

last week i turned on my PC as usual, and on boot up i got these funny lines going all across my screen, like blocks of 3 short lines everywhere.

now i booted into windows and the W7 loading screen is all like smudged, like a blob of paint for each of the different colours, in windows, it has defaulted back to 640x480 or something.

now i had restarted a few times, when it displayed the msg below:
'windows did not start correctly, please select from safe mode,last known good config etc' (sure you know which i mean) the screen was fine, no lines at all, and all text readable.

does this sound like a software issue or hardware?

its also worth noting that a couple of days after the above incident, when i tried booting it again, i got a really loud disturbing noise from a HDD. im not sure which one though

sorry for the long post, hope someone can shed some light.

cheers
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It's called artifact's and it may be time for you to put that 8800GTX in the oven
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Strip that card and bake that baby,It may clear it up if your money is tight.;http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...ml#post6533765
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thanks for that guys+rep.

will give that a whirl this weekend, i was looking to upgrade in about 6-8 months anyway, but need to send my iphone in for repair and wanted to back everything up.

TBH it has had some hammer over the past 3 years, overclocked and was F@H 24/7 for quite a while.

will let you know how i get on

i know this is a n00b question but my other card wouldnt have been affected would it? (bought about 12months after the 1st)
i havent actually swapped them out to try, been really busy with work recently
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