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Red and green lines, odd text, computer restarts, video card maybe? Pictures!!!
The computer had been working very well lately, it showed no problems, no signs anything was wrong, once some months back one game got a bit buggy and some green and stuff popped up on screen but after a reboot it was working fine again, had no problem until today. I had a doctors appointment so I put my computer into sleep mode, it shut down alright and I went off to take care of matters, wasn't until a few hours later when I got back.
I hit a key on the keyboard to start it up and what you see in the pictures is pretty much what I saw upon starting, everything had green lines running across, not vertical wise. I tried to reboot thinking that might take care of the problem, some times the computer acted up due to sleep mode or wouldn't exactly shut down so I figured it had to be due to that. Again got the lines and all as soon as I restarted and what you see in the pictures is pretty much what I got now.
It won't even get to the point I can enter my password anymore, I'll get the blue error screen and it will restart asking me to try normal mode or a safe mode. I actually had the safe mode working for awhile there and I should have took the time to back up my files to an external but stupidly I didn't. I tried other things, to run a scan and a system restore being among them. The scan didn't do much though it didn't hurt anything either and the system restore crashed the computer when it exited safe mode and tried to go into regular mode to start.
Since then I haven't been able to get into safe mode at all, only get those damn red wiggle lines now. I take it has to be the video card, I checked the RAM, it wasn't that. I know in the past people had vertical green lines but usually they are just random lines and only a few of them, doesn't exactly seem the same though it's not too different either.
Could it be a virus or a trojan or something? No idea, I run Kaspersky so figured was protected well enough. If it's a hard drive failure or not I got zero idea, though most of my important files are not on the C Drive so that might help out.
So any ideas or thoughts on the matter. My best guess is still the video card but not like I know this stuff as good as I should. Is there any way I can access my files on the computer, at least that way if I sent it off to get fixed I can have everything I need until I get the main computer back.