OK PEOPLE, HERE'S THE SOLUTION!... This is strange, I've come across many computer problems lately that seem to be widespread, and when I search google there's never a good solution. Then within minutes I figure out what the problem is, I must be a PC whisperer or somethin. Anyway, right click on you desktop, go to personalize, then display settings, THEN... go to your advanced settings, here you should see a tab for whatever graphics card you have, mine is a Geforce Tab, click on your video cards tab, then start the control panel, mine is an Nvidia Control panel, this will take a second, then select the display category in your control panel, then select display configuration, THEN SELECT USE ONLY ONE DISPLAY, this was the problem for me. The screen went back to normal and the clock went from oval to circle. That should be it, no more having to restart.