screen turns red and task bar flashes

May 2, 2012 at 06:17:47
Specs: Windows XP
i have a ibm R52 and now the screen turns red when im not using it and the task bar flashes quite a bit and it seems to be making everything slow. what do i do?

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May 2, 2012 at 06:51:03
The red screen is usually a sign that the screen is on it's way out and needs replacing. If there's a port for an external monitor, plug one in. If that never goes red, indeed it's the laptop screen that's faulty.

If, however, both screens suffer with the same problem, the graphics chip on your laptop motherboard is probably faulty.

As for Windows seeming to be slower to use, the above problem wouldn't explain that, unless the slowness is on the graphics side (eg slow to draw images on the screen when opening images).

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