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Distorted Monitor Display

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CDoyle, Jan 28, 2013.

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  1. CDoyle

    CDoyle Thread Starter

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    Using Windows XP on desktop computer. After inserting a flashdrive to backup files the monitor display was completely oversized and distorted. I can't access any display settings as as soon as I click on it restarts the computer. Any ideas?
     
  2. nikomaster

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    I think you got attacked by a virus. Do a scan with you antivirus, if it does not detect anything try to download malwarebytes and make a scan with it.
     
  3. CDoyle

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    No luck. It seemed to have something to do with when I was putting in the flashdrive... not sure if I knocked something. Now I can't access display settings as it just causes the computer to restart.
     
  4. nikomaster

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    This is some sort of malware, because otherwise if this were a technical thing with the flashdrive port, you should be able to open the screen settings. You should try scanning with anti virus from a boot CD.
     
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    Fixed the problem. Uninstalled the video driver and rebooted computer. All is good!
     
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