So it all started the other day. My monitor started flashing different colors, then black and white bars and distorted colors would appear on my monitor. At first I thought it was a loose DVI cable, but after making sure it is connected good- I soon became very confused..
-When I right click my desktop I see the resolution is set at the wrong numbers, but have tried all my options and none seem to make it as big as my actual monitor.
-The colors are off when I start the boot up, ( the Windows screen is not the right colors, distorted colors ). also colors still distorted while computer is running. I can no longer change the resolution size from 640x480. It is now stuck at 640x480.
-I have also noticed it is NOT detecting my monitor name. When I right click my properties it would have the name off my monitor. I can NO longer see my detected monitor in my properties.
-I can also NO longer detect my graphics card driver. When I try to load my Nividia properties, it says the program froze and needs to be closed. I tried reinstalling the most recent driver, and that will NOT work.
I used AlienRespawn to restore my computer to "Factory Settings" at a date when I first got my computer. When Windows booted up, everything was back to the normal resolution, colors were fine, no distortion. So I thought the reformat worked- I started my Windows Updates. I finished all the "Important" ones. Then when it came to the "Optional" updates, it all started going bad again. My monitor started flickering colors and the resolution went bad. ( I noticed that in the optional updates was an update for my Graphics card). So I said ok, I restarted my computer, spammed F8, and loaded "Last Good Config". Instead of downloading the optional update, I went directly to the Nvidia website to download the latest driver. As soon as it installed, my monitor started scrambling and colors flickering.
I reformatted sevral times using the program "AlienRespawn", but I am still having issues!! NOW!, When I try to load a game, my computer just restarts(The game/program will not even load). When I launch any game from Steam, it just reboots. I also can't install a game Starcraft 2 for some reason.
So as of right now. I can't load any games. Can't download any of my latest drivers. My PC keeps crashing/restarting when I try to load a game.
Sorry for the long explanation. I don't know whats going on and/or what to replace Any help would be greatly appreciated.