I own a HP Pavilion 8760c P-3 733MHZ with 768MB of ram, NVIDAVANTA 16MB on board video and running win98se. I'm experiencing the same problems. The mysterious black screen with green flourescent lines running across the top of the monitor. I have formatted the hard drive at least 10 times over the past year. I thought it was a software/driver issue and experimented with different software configurations. All attempts to correct the issue has failed so far. I finally recieved a possible answer from a circuit city tech. The video card is faulting. The monitor is going bad. Or the mother board is failing.
(1) If possible borrow a monitor and cable from a friend.
(A) Did this correct the problem? If not try step 2.
(2) Try borrowing a video card. Hopefully this will correct our problems.
Looks who's talking. Moving my 500lb monitor to another location is not going to be fun.
Before doing these test procedures try and restore your win ME softwre to the orignal factory install. If you had problems with the XP upgrade and reverted back to ME, I would make sure all the XP componets are removed completly. IF possible format and reinstall win ME. By the way I am not a computerrr freakkk so good luck. This computer is stressing me out so bad I'am lossing all my hair. Contact Microsoft on how to safely remove a failed XP upgrade.