Please provide more information about your system and hardware configuration and operating system to that we may better understand your issue.
My system is as follows:
Asus R9 280x DCUII
8 GB RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate.
Is there anything else you need? Trying a clean install tomorrow to see if that helps.
Can you post a screenshot with the faint vertical lines showing ?
Cause it "smells" like faulty gpu card, but i may be wrong.
What is your power supply unit (model, brand, wattage) ?
Can you disable the integrated intel HD graphics 4600 gpu from BIOS, just in case ?
I can't take a screenshot because i am unable to use the pc when the screen does it's thing. I'm currently trying a clean install of windows (also upgrading to 10) to see if theres some deep driver conflict or something. I'll report back once I try it.
I can't understand it being a faulty card as it's been sweet for 18 months and only produces the error when a driver is installed.
Did a clean install of Windows 10 - problem resolved. Must've been a driver clash or something. Thanks for the help!
I am just really glad when i am proven wrong in situations such as yours.
It is much easier and painless to realize that you are having a software/ OS issue.
When it comes to hardware though...
So, let me see...
windows 10: smoothing your experience and coming out of the blue (screen)
With your case in mind, is it a catchy enough pun for Microsoft to use on their "windows 10 client persuasion" campaign or what ?
Haha, I'm just glad that I now don't have to buy a new card. To be honest I think a clean install of W7 would have done it, but I figured I'd give W10 a go. I like the slogan though, might contact Microsoft...
Seriously though, this has been an issue for months and this was a last resort before trying a new card, after trying everything I could find on these forums and beyond. It was such a strange issue, nothing matched what I was experiencing. Not a BSOD - the screen just seemed to lose any idea of signal after a few seconds of getting beyond the desktop. I'd describe it as a blue/black screen with lighter vertical lines, maybe 20 or so across the screen (23" 1080p). If this helps anybody with a similar issue I'd be glad to suggest installing a clean version of Windows, as annoying as it can be.
Thanks for your support anyway folks. Glad I'm sticking with team red