Web Browser Suddenly Changing?

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Crasher, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Crasher

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    So this has happened twice today and has never happened before. My whole screen just turned into red and green squares, or to be more specific, my web browser (Chrome) did. They're tiled and I have no idea why it's doing that. Also, my computer made a ticking noise for a bit, but has stopped now.

    Currently doing a virus scan, but I'm not sure what'll turn up.
     
  2. Afti

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    Could be a video card issue. Hardware acceleration on?
     
  3. JaredAFX

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    What are your specs? The general stuff: OS, CPU, GPU, RAM, etc. It's very possible it's a video card issue, but specs always help.
     
  4. Crasher

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    Specs:
    OS: Win 7 64-Bit, Home Premium.
    GPU: Intel HD Graphics Family.
    CPU: Intel i5 Core. 2.5 GHz. It's a 4 core.
    RAM: 4 GB, upgradeble to 6.
    Video Card: Intel HD Graphics Family.

    IIRC, I haven't upgraded my BIOS to the new version. I'll do it once my scan has finished. Or should I do it now?
     
  5. SeanieB

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    Laptop?
     
  6. Crasher

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    Yeah, it's around 3-5 months old.
     
  7. Crasher

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    Sorry for DP but...

    I got a screen-cap. Still have no idea why. Reloading the page fixes it.

    [​IMG] It's pretty weird TBH. I looked it up and this is recent apparently. This is the 3rd time it's happened in 2 days. It kinda just appears, for no reason at all.

    @Afti: Sorry I took a bit long, but yeah, Hardware Acceleration is on.

    I'm still quite confused on why it's happening.

    Edit: Apparently reloading the page doesn't fix it. If I open it up in a new tab, it does fix :specialed:

    Edit2: It just flashed and dissapered. BTW, avast! didn't pick up anything, nor did MalwareBytes. But I'll redo the MalwareBytes one, as it was just a quick scan.

    Edit3: Oh wow, that's a third time it's done it D:
     
  8. Vinchenz

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    Yeah to me it seems like an issue with your graphics card.

    Did you try a re-install? If that did nothing then I'd take it back to where you got it and ask for repairs.
     
  9. Crasher

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    The problem is, that I got this from the US, and I'm in NZ :l So repairing is out of the question (I'm not sure if Toshiba has a NZ office anywhere actually)

    And no, I haven't tried a re-install. Sorry if it sounds stupid, but how do you do that? I've never really decided to go and break open a computer and start seeing what I can do with it TBH.
     
  10. SeanieB

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    That's definitely a software issue, There should be a button to press while the machine is booting up, "press X to enter recovery" that will allow you to perform an OS reinstall. Keep in mind that this'll erase the hard drive back to the state it was in when you pulled the laptop out of the box, so back up your stuff.

    Some laptops come with DVDs that contain their recovery software, but those are much more rare these days.
     
  11. redhotsonic

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    This problem isn't the case here, but my work colleague had an extremely similar problem to yours. Doing a full-system error scan (requires you to restart the laptop) seemed to solve the problem. Although I'm not saying this will definitely work, but it's work a shot before re-installing Windows. It can't hurt.
     
  12. Sappharad

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    It's not your computer, it's Chrome's fault. The same thing started happening to me at work 2 weeks ago. Whenever I was reading news, I'd open articles in other tabs and after going back to the main tab, sometimes it would look just like you've pictured. I'd have to scroll to the top of the page, and it would return to normal. (Since it was a work PC, there was no fancy graphics card, just standard onboard Intel shit.)

    Related article:
    https://productforums.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/chrome/MZ0b1gUt4S0%5B1-25%5D

    Don't worry about it, it will get fixed eventually.
     
  13. Crasher

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    Thanks for that. It's pretty annoying, as it happens randomly.