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braddx

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I have a Dell monitor and Windows XP Home.

1- When I restart, the background screen is gray, not black.
2- When text is in bold, the text is slightly grayed out. (E.g., NYTimes headlines)
3- A video or image has splotches of yellow, red and/or green.

This started about two weeks ago. I've tried Windows troubleshooter, Display in Control Panel, and some other stuff I can't remember. Nothihng so far has corrected the problem.

Thank you for any help.

Edited by braddx, 07 December 2012 - 05:31 PM.

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Try this display on another computer. If the problem follows the display then it's defective and needs to be replaced.
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Sorry, I don't understand what you mean.
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Ok, just got what you meant. I don't have another computer to try it out on. This is a home system.
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Then you need to take it to a friends house.
Trying it on another computer is the easiest way to trouble shoot it. If it is the monitor, then replace it.
If its not the monitor then we can continue with other checks.
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Not possible. But thank you, anyway.
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