What would explain this video phenomenon?

January 18, 2020 at 11:24:37
Specs: Windows 10, 4GB
On my Lenovo laptop, every once in awhile the screen content appears to shrink to about 3/4 of its normal size. Sometimes this accompanied by the screen content turning upside-down. Within a few seconds the screen video returns to normal. When or how often it happens is unpredictable.
Anyone know what's going on here? Some sort of virus? Or perhaps something is getting ready to fail?
Thanks.

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#1
January 18, 2020 at 17:14:52
What do your error logs show?

Here is a tool if needed.

FullEventLogView
https://www.softpedia.com/get/Syste...
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/full_e...


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#2
January 18, 2020 at 19:11:13
You might go to Lenovo's website and see if they have newer drivers for your video chip.

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#3
January 25, 2020 at 09:36:41
I'll answer my own question. The next I rebooted my laptop, the flaky video issue did not return.

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#4
January 25, 2020 at 16:54:56
If it stays good then an error found its way into the working running memory.
If it happens again it maybe a video processor chip going bad (or other component in that circuit like a capacitor going flakey) but updating the video driver cannot hurt.
Likewise, unplugging the laptop, removing the main battery, pressing the power button 5 or 6 times, then replacing the battery and powering it up may help. The reason why this often helps unusual behavior is that it allows any current to be drained that may be held in internal capacitors that might be holding an error in the RAM or even in a logic chip, removing all latent current appears to clear out these little glitches and is always worth a try.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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