Black Lines behind Icons

  dazman1360 10:28 24 Oct 09

A friend has given me their PC to look at as all the desktop icons and mouse pointer now have a series of black lines behind them.

I have tried installing the latest drivers for the graphics card but this didn't help.

It's a fairly old PC:

Abit KV-7 Motherboard
Radeon 9550SE Graphics
AMD Athlon XP3200 & 1 GB RAM
O/S - XP Home

Anything else I should try?


  Stuartli 10:50 24 Oct 09

Try removing and reseating the graphics card and checking that all leads are firmly connected.

  Stuartli 11:26 24 Oct 09

ATi stopped supporting earlier Radeon graphics cards from Drivers 9.3 onwards. See:

click here

Earlier drivers:

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In have a Radeon 9550 graphics card, but only use the ATi Radeon driver in conjunction with ATi Tray Tools rather than the Catalyst software - Tray Tools is a much smaller download, yet provides pretty well all of the features of Catalyst. See:

click here

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