Posted 28 November 2008 - 11:20 AM
Okay, let me explain myself.
While I was surfing the Internet in Firefox, the screen suddenly started to appear and disappear at intervals. I just let it happen (because I thought that it would fix itself) and didn't do anything until I got a blue screen. The computer restarted and everything was fine until I got to the welcome screen. The screen started to appear and disappear again. This time, I did a hard shut down. I turned the computer on again but the problem was still there.
I was able to access the computer using Safe Mode. I thought that Firefox was causing the problem so I uninstalled it. That didn't work. Next, I did a System Restore (luckily, I made a restore point before the error). But that also didn't work.
So I decided to reinstall Windows XP because I thought that something was wrong with XP itself. I was able to reinstall it but when I got to the welcome screen, the screen began to appear and disappear again. I did another hard shut down and went back to Safe Mode.
In Safe Mode, I accessed Device Manager to disable my video card. This time, when I booted up to Normal Mode it didn't appear and disappear. I reinstalled most of my programs but the graphics isn't good anymore.
Is my video card broken? Why did this happen? What should I do next?