I turn on my computer after returning from a tournament this past weekend and right at the start up (where it says Windows XP and there’s a little loading bar underneath it) there’s this whole mess of ugly boxes and graphical crap. Like you know what your television looked like when you played an old NES game and it wasn’t working, everything is just blocks and shit?
That’s what my screen looks like now. It loads up to XP, then immediately goes into power save mode, then turns on again, then goes to power save, back and forth a couple of times until it either eventually loads up XP or just stays in power save all together.
I’ve checked to make sure the video card is in securely, and the computer is no more then a year old, with the monitor being under 3 months old, so what’s going on? Is my video card dead? Do I need to buy a new one?
(Yes, I posted this in the comp help thread too, but I’m honestly just looking to see how I can solve this problem asap, so pardon the intrusion.)