I've been having a problem with my computer crashing lately. It will happen random times where red lines will pop up across the screen and the display will go black. If I have music or a video playing I still hear the audio but I get nothing on my monitor. When I restart it will sometimes be fine and boot, but most of the time at the BIOS splash screen I can see all of the lines are still there. I will then boot up in start mode and get display on my monitor, but it will still have these red lines, I have attached a screen shot in safe mode of what it looks like.
After letting it sit in safe mode it will usually just go away, sometimes once the screen saver comes on, sometimes automatically, and sometimes it will be gone from just booting in safe mode. At this point I always restart my computer and I'm able to boot up with no problems but it will crash again at some point with these same results. I haven't installed any new hardware or anything like that. My specs are:
MOBO: ASUS P5NSLI
GPU: GeGorce 7950 GX2
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500
RAM: 3 gigs
Has anyone seen anything like this before? I'm thinking it may be my videocard as I still get audio with when the display goes, but I'm not sure why I will get display in safe mode but not a regular boot. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Edited by hamluis, 03 February 2011 - 05:37 PM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware.