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Auto reboot + messed up graphics

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Zinroc, Jan 21, 2011.

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  1. Zinroc

    Zinroc Thread Starter

    Jan 21, 2011
    On startup there are 3 stages.
    1st it shows the motherboard T-series logo on a green screen (however now this image has random rows of pixels shifted left making it look really messed up.)
    2nd it goes into the black screen that asks if i want to boot in safe mode, normal, from previous settings that worked ect (this screen doesn't have the pixel problem, however all the text is messed up, ie. tons of spelling mistakes and random letters, however the arrow keys that sift through the start-up options work fine.)
    3rd After selecting a startup option (all have this outcome) it goes into normal windows xp loading page, but the random rows of pixels are shifted left again. After some time of loading the computer auto-reboots.

    I've tryed unplugging my harddrives to see if it was some virus or something, but before the error about no disk being found pops up, the really messed up graphics problem is still there on the green T-force motherboard screen.
    Ive also tryed using a different power outlet and I cleaned the computer of dust.
    When it crashed the applications that were running were SC2 and ventrillo.
    This has happened before once a week or so, however the problem used to disappear once the computer was restarted.

    I also had a problem with the virus gfl.exe earlier that made a new file file on reboot. I "fixed" it with hyjackThis which pretty much auto deleted the file that was made every reboot, which isn't the most thorough fix, but I thought it was good enough. the anti-viruses i run are AVG and spybot search and destroy.
  2. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Jan 14, 2010
    Your computer spec - does not really tell us very much.
    Make and model if branded - ie Dell, HP etc.

    Do you have an XP CD.

    On the F8 menu do you have an option disable restart on failure. If so select that and see if we can get an error message.
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