|It all started this morning when I was about to log on the computer to research some info on a math project, and I noticed that the startup screens were completely disoriented. It's literally almost as if the screen were rearranged into one of Picasso's works. The 1st quadrant of the screen was where the 3rd should have been, the fourth at the seconds and so forth. Nothing was in the right place. And on top of that, bits and peices of the startup screens (and even remnants of what appeared to be a previous session's Myspace visit) remained on the screen. Also, some unresponsive and uncomprehensive patterns are fixed onto the screen as well.|
The bootups run successfully, and everything works just perfectly as it did before, the only difference now being the screen can be likened to that of a Pac-Man game, where the mouse pointer exits through the left side and enters from the right, up and down and vice-versa.
The only notice of error I ever recieved in reasons to this dilemma was a regular Microsoft error message stating that the process "NvCpl.dll" could not be run, because it was already being used by another person or program. You know, the standard error message. So I researched what that was all about and I discovered that this NvCpl.dll is actually a Microsoft Windows XP NVIDEA component, important for graphics and the like, and could only be a virus threat if it were instead "NvCpl.EXE", as would be any other executable process. Possibly involved with the overall appearance of a computer screen? VERY possible. This is NOT just the desktop, it stays no matter what I open, even when I start up or shut down, the Myspace and bootup remnants and the "uncomprehensive patterns" stay on-screen. Even weirder, I took a screenshot in curiosity to see if it would also come up like the way I saw it, and to my surprise, the screenshot looked completely normal, as if nothing had happened at all. No hindrances, nothing. I don't know whether there's a virus or anything, but really, anything you could possibly offer me would be very helpful, regarless.
I provided links to some photobucket pictures of this problem, and what my screen always looks like. It's incredibly hard to function with this issue in effect, and there's a whole lot that I haven't been able to do because of it. Therefore, any help that I could possibly scrape up from any of you is terribly needed and would be immensely appreciated. Thanks so much!!!
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