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Graphics Problem!! Screen cycles through colours when launching full screen programs.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by LovePump, Apr 22, 2012.

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  1. LovePump

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    Hi,

    Last week I had to replace a corrupt HDD on my R730 Samsung Laptop's HDD.
    After reinstalling windows 7 I installed the drivers for my hardware according to the Samsung website.

    Since this happened, 80% of the time when I launch a program that enters full screen mode, i.e. games (and also sometimes when alt+tabbing out of these applications), the display goes solid black and then begins to cycle through solid colours.

    The only thing I can imagine would be causing the problem to occur is when opening the programs the screen resolution changes and somehow causes an error due to the drivers.

    The graphics card is an Intel(R) HD Graphics.
    The video BIOS is 1994.0
    Current Graphics mode is 1600 by 900.

    I'd really appreciate any useful comments on this problem as it has become quite tedious. If you need any more information please let me know what it is and the best way to obtain it.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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  3. LovePump

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    Bump! Anyone have any suggestions? :(
     
  4. Axor

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    Right click on my compiuter>>properties >. device manager, There will be anythink what's wrong with your drivers. Watch it :0
     
  5. LovePump

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    Just checked that, apparently there are no faults with my drivers and they are all up to date. Thanks though :(

    I can't see how this can be a hardware problem as my laptop was working perfectly pre-HDD failure and this problem started occurring immediately after.

    I've also noticed that my laptops battery life indicator on the taskbar keeps telling me I have a problem with my battery, again this has only started happening since replacing my drive.

    I've looked online at the very few posts regarding the problem I have and they all seem to point towards loose cables or hardware problems, but I simply don't see how this can be. Surely somebody must be able to shed some light on the fault? :(
     
  6. Axor

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    I gues your windows is XP ? If so, i can't move you to direct place, but, you should right click on desktop>>properties and there will be some tabs, And if i remember good, so there is a graphicks tab, try looking there.
     
  7. black-wolf

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    Are you having the problem with the laptop plugged in to an outlet?
    Your battery may be failing. It is possible that whatever caused the HDD to fail may have affected other parts of the laptop.
     
  8. Fisher783

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    Have you tried playing games in a lower resolution? This might prevent the flickering affect.
     
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