Graphics Problem ?

  rawprawn 17:02 04 Aug 2009

Recently when I boot my machine it gets to the desktop then changes to a lower resolution, and of course the Icons have moved. It doesn't always happen, I have updated the graphics driver but it hasn't made any difference.
Any ideas system restore has not worked.

  sunnystaines 18:47 04 Aug 2009

I take you have checked the leads are firmly plugged in and card seated firmly.

is the graphics card overheating?

  DieSse 18:51 04 Aug 2009

That's an odd one - my money would be on the graphics card - but no certainty.

  rawprawn 19:10 04 Aug 2009

Thanks for the replies
Sunny It's a laptop so not easy to check inside.

DieSse I still think it's the graphics, I didn't mention but after the desktop opens in a low resolution, it often then goes black and corrects itself.

  sunnystaines 20:18 04 Aug 2009

its not your sony one is it.

  GaT7 00:45 05 Aug 2009

It's a driver issue/conflict I think. I occasionally have had the same problem on most of my graphics cards. ATI cards seem to be more affected than nVidia ones.

Some driver versions don't exhibit this behaviour at all, but I always install the latest most often than not. G

  rawprawn 07:50 05 Aug 2009

Yes, thats the one. VGN-AR31E

  rawprawn 07:53 05 Aug 2009

Hi, mine is NVIDIA g Force Go 7400. Any suggestions?

  sunnystaines 12:11 05 Aug 2009

we have same graphics in our sony.

sony parts are very expensive a real rip off I hope its just a software issue for you.

i would open it up and check the card.

  rawprawn 12:22 05 Aug 2009

I have just been back into Display properties and I have changed the monitor from Default to generic. I have rebooted 3 times and it has been OK.
I will just have to wait and see what happens.
If it occurs again I will have to do as you say and check the card.

  sunnystaines 13:24 05 Aug 2009


if it does not stick, try goto safemode and set from there.

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