Ok so lately I have been getting this image at the bottom of this post except mine is green or red. It all started since windows decided to install the latest whql nvidia drivers on it's own and failed because I hit cancel once it started because I didn't want it to. After that I started getting a colored screen sometimes when turning the computer on. Sometimes it happens on login sometimes right when desktop finally loads and others not at all.
So I uninstalled the nvidia drivers and did a fresh install of the new whql drivers from nvidia and the problem proceeded so I was like ok it must be those drivers so I uninstalled and reinstalled the old drivers I was on that had no issues before and it worked fine for like 2 or 3 days and then just today it happened again as soon as desktop loaded. Whenever it happens I have to power off the pc and turn it back on. I am not sure what steps to take next other than trying different drivers. Does anyone have any advice what drivers to try or what things to check? Currently on 295.73 since most of the 300s seemed to have an issue for me on windows vista 64bit gtx 280. I have turned off that windows update installation of that driver and done clean installs of two drivers now and just tried driver 301.42 and it happened again this time while web browsing. Btw the picture is not mine it just displays my exact problem.
What tests should I run? Is this a video card ormonitor issue? or driver?