I'm currently using a HP Pavilion dv6 series that's about two years old. I'd like to think I've taken pretty good care of it (using a cooling pad, running regular scans, installing updates, etc). About three days ago when I turned on my computer, instead of a black screen while loading, it's was a blank red screen. (The people with me and I actually mistakenly came to the conclusion that it was the reflection of a red water-bottle that was nearby that gave a weird effect on screen). However, it just happened again.
This time, I was restarting my computer due to an error message I got. For no apparent reason, I got a blue screen stating that there was an error and Windows had shut down. After doing some sort of file scan (or restore?), it gave me the option to restart (if I had never recieved the message before) or follow alternate instructions (if it had). I restarted, and things seemed normal until the red screen showed up briefly before disappearing again.
I've tried googling the problem, but the other descriptions I'm finding don't fit this. The screen does not have a Windows logo or anything else showing on it. There is no error message. After about 5 (maybe 10?) seconds, it goes away completely - no red tint remains. It doesn't happen every time I turn on my computer.
I'm running a virus scan right now just in case, but can anyone help me out?