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Rapidly flashing screen when loading game

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Hi there,

My Sony Vaio's screen has started to rapidly flash when trying to load a game via Steam and the computer will become unresponsive. I downloaded it (Football Manager 2014, hardly an intensive graphics game) last week and it has been working fine up until yesterday when the problem started.

Model number is SVS13126PGB and is only 1-2 years old. Its dominantly a work laptop and renders 3D modelling programmes completely fine so I'm not sure what has been the cause of this to suddenly develop.

System Specs: Intel® Core ™ i5-3210M CPU @ 2.5GHz , 4GB RAM (3.88GB usable),
64-bit Windows-7 Professional

I've done everything I can think of to rectify the problem and am now stuck. I've:
-Completely reduced all start-up programmes
-Reduced Windows to Basic rather than Aero
-Updated both graphics card drivers to most recent (Intel® HD Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE)
-Altered graphics card properties, Hz, display modes
-Cleaned all unused files
-Windows Updates
-System Restore
-Tried online/offline in Steam. (I'm using a different Wi-Fi which I'm guessing is much slower than my one at home (live remotely))

If anyone could help with this that would be great. Thanks.

EDIT: I've restored it to a different date (which was after the initial system restore) and it now seems to be working. I'm guessing an update for either the game itself or graphics card failed and prevented it from loading properly. If anyone knows what the issue could be that would still be helpful.

Edited by iainlanglands1, 19 January 2014 - 02:01 AM.

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Bumping this as it has begun again. Also when starting-up after logging in it blue screens for between 1-5 minutes again, a problem which I thought had been fixed. Can anyone help???
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