Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:42 PM
Sorry if this has been posted before but I can't figure out how to find the issue.
I am trying to help out my mom. She has a HP Pavillion running Vista and for the past several weeks her computer has been acting crazy.
It seems that whenever the screen saver starts (bubbles/aurora..whatever) that her monitor screen suddenly gets this very bizaare pattern, like plaid. There are no icon and you you have to reboot. Otherwise the monitor seems to be working ok.
If I turn off the monitor and back on, same pattern but the settings box on the monitor is fine so I don't think it's the monitor.
I have run Malwarebytes, superantispyware, hijack this and combofix Symantec AV and it still does it, so I am not sure if it is malware.
The monitor and all seem to work well until the screen saver kicks in. This could happen immediately or maybe even a few hours after the bubbles kick in.
Sorry this is not much information, but not sure what else you guys would need.