my first thought is video related .. With the flickering monitor and unable to come out of screensaver mode etc...however, that owuldn't explain the restarts
what kind of anti virus/ malware programs do you keep on yoru computer? and are they up to date? if they'r enot or you don't have any of them, you may be experiencing a virus
It could go eitehr way
if you have an AV run a scan in safemode
if you don't try running Kaspersky
its a free online scan that is really thorough and will find anything wrong with your system, Or virtually..
If nothing shows on AV scans, Or kaspersky, or malware, Then you know its a hardware problem
and can be dealt with as such by ruling out the trigger,
Edited by resp, 04 January 2007 - 12:04 AM.