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Vista can't get past log in after boot up. Freezes with multiple horizontal color bars

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#1 shobabo


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Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:00 PM

I have a Toshiba Satelite A305 laptop, Vista 64bit Intel Core 2 duo CPU 4GB ram.

I turned on my laptop this morning and it would freeze with horizontal color bars after clicking the user log-in icon after startup. I can successfully log on in safe mode and tried system restore but the problem isn't going away. Prior to this, my computer was freezing (with a normal looking screen) after it awoke from sleep mode - I wonder if that's related. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.


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#2 Broni


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Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:21 PM

If the display is fine in safe mode, but not in normal, it may just a matter of reinstalling video driver.
At least, this is a good start.

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