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Has my graphics card blown?

Has my graphics card blown?

After cleaning temporary files with disk cleanup, and also after doing a complete computer backup with Windows Vista, all of a sudden the display on BOTH monitors just went west, it was so bad I could not navigate my desktop as everything was just a static mess.

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"It certainly sounds like the graphics card is (to use a technical term from this side of the Atlantic) knackered and quite comprehensively too.

I had one that would occasionally produce ""static"" images - very much like a stereogram image or the screen on this question, if it didn't just go completely blank. I replaced it well before it became the norm or affected the startup or BIOS screens.

I think your only solution is to replace the graphics card. Choosing one from the same manufacturer will save you hours of pain due to the old drivers not being uninstalled."