For the past week I've experienced this problem. It's happened 3 times. My laptop display will freeze, start flashing and then go black. The computer doesn't actually shutdown however. In the instances where I've been listening to something when this has happened the audio starts skipping as well. When I restart the pc, the user accounts menu screen is just bright blurry colours and sometimes criss crossed lines. I have to restart it several times to get to the account screen showing up correctly. Even then, when I try to go into an account the display unit freezes again. Eventually when I'm able to get into a user account the same thing will happen as soon as I open an application. When I used Safe Mode toget into accounts there are no problems however. I had to restart my laptop tentimes this morning before I could get into an account normally without it freezing.
I thought this might be happening due to over-activity on the computer originally but in the last instance it happened while I was shutting down with only one application left open. In all instances I've had the laptop on for at least anhour. Also, internet explorer has always been open when it's happened.
I'd really appreciate any help with this. It's bad enough that the computer keeps freezing but to then take 40 minutes to restart it properly again is just ridiculous.
Systemspecs: Windows Vista Home Premium 2007, Service Pack 2
MemoryRAM: 2.00 GB
Processor:Intel ® Core 2 Duo CPU processor T7300 @ 2.00 GHz 2.00 GHz
Systemtype: 32-bit operating system