I wonder if anyone can help with this very annoying problem. When I start up windows xp, 4 times out of 5 i get strange blue icons on the black screen before the windows logo appears. and then on the desktop many of the icons are either invisible or have invisible stripes across them. this is the same for icons on the program list and on the internet browser. when i use the dvd player or the cinergy tv card i often get coloured squares covering the display making them unwatchable.
I don't know if this is significant but if I change the color quality under display settings from 32 to 16 bit the screen is covered with a series of blue lines and dashes which makes things illegible. this is reversed by going back to 32 bit.
I've been through the malware process and one of the staff from the forum, Phil, suggested i post here as he thought it may be a graphics card issue.
Any helpful suggestions gratefully received