Temporary, Inconsistent Red Screen on Startup

April 5, 2012 at 18:37:23
Specs: Windows 7
Hi there!
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?

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April 5, 2012 at 22:46:35
does this happen only when u boot into windows or once u press the power button it happens?
hook up the laptop to an external monitor if u can so we can rule out the graphics chip being damaged
download temeprature monitoring software like speedfan and check ur temps
also reset ur bios settings to defaults and reinstall ur graphics drivers in safe mode.
if connecting the laptop to a monitor did not work i would suspect the LCD wires inside the laptop have gone bad

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April 6, 2012 at 05:05:51
The problem of your laptop is the GPU is starting to fail and it is a known problem with hp pavilion.

To fix it u will need
-A thermal paste like arctic cooler mx-4
-old copper coin or pure flat copper the size of coin.

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