I was using Windows Live Mesh's Remote Desktop feature to use my PC from my laptop. After disconnecting and returning to my PC's monitor when I turned it on my graphics were all messed up. Here's exactly what happened:
- Logged on to WLM
- Started remote desktop
- VIA remote desktop I changed my PC's resolution to 1366x768 from 1680x1050 by right-clicking the desktop and going to "Screen resolution".
- After changing the resolution I noticed that on the remote desktop view there was a weird artifact-looking ripple on the right side of the screen, I ignored this because I thought it was just Remote Desktop doing it.
- Used Remote Desktop like normal, disconnected from the PC
Then after I walked over to use my PC and when I turned on the monitor it was at the Windows 7 login screen and it looked normal, but after I logged in everything was all miscolored and artifact-y.
I noticed that the discoloration only happens when I am using the GPU for my display, for instance if I disable the GPU from the Device Manager it looks normal (because It's running off of whatever it defaults to when there are no drivers or whatever).
I tried reinstalling nVidia drivers with 'clean install' checked but as soon as it finished it went back to messed up. I also noticed that the login screen will look normal if I restart and the artifacts reappear as soon as I log in. Another thing is that the mouse cursor appears to be normal with no miscoloration or anything.
Here are my specs:
- Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
- EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX460
Here's what the artifacting looks like next to a screencap I took while trying to capture the artifacting, the screencap just turned out looking like normal so I just took a picture of my screen:
<-- Normal/Artifacting -->
I'm hoping this is fixable... or did my GPU just die? :(