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Monitor freezes up with multicolor wording or distorted images

\015 The IBM monitor comes up with the logo and the f key wordings have a few different colors on some letters and if it goes past that on the Microsoft XP screen it comes up fine and then goes distorted with many colors and appearance of different flags on the bottom right side and freezes up\015

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Sounds to me like a few possible things...
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\015\0121) Bad connection to the monitor, check the cable connection, if you see or suspect any damage, buy a new monitor or test with a friend's monitor.
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\015\0122) Video card could be bad, if it has a video card, you could simply buy a new card to see if it will fix the problem. If the video port is attached to the motherboard (meaning onboard video), the motherboard could be damaged.
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\015\0123) The motherboard could be bad. Sometimes fried motherboards will garble the screen like this on bootup.
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