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Toshiba Satellite Laptop with distorted picture

\015 My daughter reports that her laptop's picture goes distorted after she's had it on for maybe 10-15 minutes. It doesn't happen all the time, but often enough that she can't rely on it. When the picture distorts, it is totally distorted and there is nothing recognizable (images, words), just horizontal color/darkness. Any ideas?\015

Answers :

Hi there again.
Yes it does sound like display drivers although it could be the bios graphics controller or the graphics chip so keep an eye on the startup screen for the same thing. In the meantime right click on computer, select manage from the sub menu, then select device manager, it will generate a list of devices, click on the + icon next to display adapters, right click on one from the drop down list and select uninstall, restart the pc and let the operating system re-install the drivers automatically, this should hopefully resolve your problem.
Please keep an eye on the bios/post screen because that could be an indication of more serious issues.
I hope this sorts out the problem for you.

Kind regards and thanks for using FixYa!!
Try to reinstall the display drivers,
\015\012Good Luck.
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