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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB974324

Black and white pixels unexpectedly appear on the right side of the screen when you run Windows Media Center in full-screen mode in Windows 7 or in Windows Vista

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Vista.
  • The screen resolution is set to 1920×1080.
  • You are running Windows Media Center in full-screen mode.

In this scenario, a thread-shaped area of garbage appears on the right side of the screen. This area is mostly black, and it has some flickering white pixels.

This problem occurs on computers that have certain graphics drivers installed.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB974324.

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