The situation... I've had my laptop for quite a long time now (2 years). A Dell Inspiron 8600. About 4 months ago i reformated the hard drive for the second time, i got spyware that could not be taken care of by any programs i had bought and no help that Dell's stupid helpers could fix (i obviously hold a grudge against them).
Now, my current problem is that my computer screen gets these lines in it (scrambled vertically only, not black) most of the time it's either when using firefox or windows media player when the scramble lines start, the monitor starts blinking off for a second, then comes back on still with the lines, then eventually goes to the blue screen of death. My only way of fixing it is by doing a forced shutdown by holding the power button.
I don't know if this is a virus or hardware problem or what at all. I reinstalled the video card driver too, and still no improvement. Also, I ran Norton Antivirus, spysweeper, ad-aware, and AVG, all of which bring back nothing.
Please help as soon as possible!
Thanks in advance,
Edited by JustGrant2009, 06 January 2007 - 07:49 PM.