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Text blurred out by different colors...Very odd to me

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#1 JimmyCT


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 12:09 PM

Hello All,


My laptop text is blurred in different colors and I don't have the slightest idea on what it can be. Its not all text, but different areas randomly. Its hard to explain, so I am attaching a screen shot and I hope someone can tell me what the problem is and what I can do. I have been trying to fix this for 4 hours now. I ran virus checks. I cleaned a bunch of junk up. I ran windows defender. I changed network settings as I been having problems with some websites and the site information button said "connection isn't secure" I noticed that I never set up my wifi as my home and it was on public. That is still happening, but not as much.





Id really appreciate the help!

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 12:36 PM

Having a WiFi connection set to public makes it more secure than when set to home.


However, I am wondering if this might be something related to your display driver and specifically how it handles text.  If you happen to have a monitor you could hook up to the laptop that might help to determine if that's the problem if a mirrored display works fine on the external monitor but not on the laptop's own.


One thing I would definitely do is check at your computer manufacturer's support site for the model you have whether there are any recent updates for the display driver for your machine.  If so, I'd look in device manager to see what's currently shown as your driver.


Have you applied any recent Windows Updates that might have tweaked your display driver?  If so you could try going back to a restore point prior to the last update, see if the issue is resolved, and keep trying this cyclically until you either stop seeing this issue or know that you're back as far as you can go in order to test this out.

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