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Black vertical bar on RHS of screen


bumpkin

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Not the easiest thing to explain but will try. Not all of the time but quite frequently I get a vertical black or blank area appearing on the screen RH side. This can be 5mm or up to 60mm which then pushes the display off the left hand side of the screen so I can no longer access the start button or start any programs. A cold boot normally fixes it but it should not be happening in the first place. It is a nuisance rather than big problem but if anyone can help please do.

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Jock1e

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Are you using W/8.

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bumpkin

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That was unbelievably quick, I should have said XP

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Jock1e

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I was thinking about the black bar you get on W/8 on the right hand side.

Not got a clue about the one on XP though.Looks like a common enough fault.

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bumpkin

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Thanks Jock1e, maybe someone has some ideas.

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Jock1e

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Have a look through this.Center screen

scroll down to Figure 4: Desktop tab - XP.

Check that the position is set to center or if already at center set it to stretch.

Not sure if that will help or not but worth a try.

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rickf

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Suspect the graphics card/chip is on its way out.

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bumpkin

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Thanks Jock1e I appreciate and understand your suggestions but that is not it. It is a weird thing that only happens now and then but becoming more frequent

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Jock1e

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If a normal monitor there should be some buttons on it for aligning your screen properly if a laptop i know not.

Lots of folk with the same problem when you google it.

Found this if it is a Laptop.

It was, indeed, my vga cable from m/b to screen. Got a new one and connected it. Problem gone ... and still gone after 3 days.

Found it on here. on here

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bumpkin

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Thanks for the link Jock1e, seems I am not alone. Using an HP Compaq and the monitor is fairly new Bush flat screen TV. I can leave the TV on for hours on end with no problems so I don't think it is monitor related. I can switch the signal source to PC and find the black bar is back. The PC display is not squashed smaller but moved to the left by the width of the bar so I can't see the start button.

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