Display Problem in MicroStar Motherboard Based P.C.

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I have a MS-7101 v2.0(865G/GVM3-V) M-ATX mainboard with a Pentium 4 Dual Core CPU based system . RAM is 512 MB (DDR) . However , sometime after I have switched on the P.C. , the screen (display) suddenly starts going bad . pink ,blue ,green & red blocks start appearing on the screen & within seconds the P.C. hangs . Recently I had set all the BIOS settings to Default . I think some setting needs to be changed here . Could you help , please ?
 

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I'm not sure this will solve the problem, but it might be that your display driver is causing problems. What operating system are you running?

I would uninstall the display driver, which will cause the default VGA driver to be used. If that resolves your problems with the screen colors, you can then reinstall the display driver you were using. Better yet, go to the Web site of the manufacturer of you display adapter, and see if there is an updated display driver you can download.
 
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Agreed, sounds like a driver issue to me. You should also update direct X.
 
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I'm running Win Xp Sp2 . The issue seems solved as of now (after a minor setting that I changed in the BIOS) . The settings in the BIOS which I think are related to Display are as follows :
(The x sign in front of an option is the current selection - after I reset the BIOS Settings to Default Factory Settings )

I Under STANDARD CMOS FEATURES :

Video EGA/VGA x
CGA 40
CGA 80
Mono

II Under ADVANCED CHIPSET FEATURES :

Memory Hole at 15M - 16M Disabled x
Enabled

Init Display First Onboard x
PCI Slot

On Chip VGA Enabled x
Disabled

On Chip Frame Buffer Size 1 MB
8 MB x
16 MB

III UNDER PnP/PCI CONFIGURATION :

Assign IRQ for VGA Enabled
Disabled x
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I have again experimented with the last setting , namely "Assign IRQ for VGA" (changed it to "disabled" , the factory default was "enabled" ) , and after this change , the multicolor blocks don't come on the screen anymore . However, the letters seem slightly faded & I guess I'll try with your suggestion about the Device Driver . Meanwhile , tried contacting the Motherboard Company but they haven't given any satisfactory answer . Will try & research through Google if I need to change any more BIOS settings as well . Will try & keep you updated on the issue .
 

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