Thanks for the reply I was thinking it was video card but since it works in safemode it confuses me. I'm pretty sure its just hardware failing because it is an old laptop.
Just wanted a few more opinions on it.
i had the same problem i spent like 1 year behind the same laptop. its not worth.
just try to sell it as defective u will get 10% of the actual price. and be happy if u get that.
its actually nvidia graphic card failure and it cannot be fixed as it is on board. even if u fix it by re-balling , it would not work for more than 3 to 6 months. and re- balling costs 15% or the laptop price.
even if u buy a new board it it might get spoiled in the same way very soon may be max 1 year (the board would be costing 25% of the laptop price)
please dont waste ur time behind this.
sell it as spares and start collecting for a new laptop.
this problem can be found in the laptops having a nvidia graphic card which where sold during the years 2005-2009
not only in HP but also sony, acer and many others having nvidia on it.
this happens due to over heating.
never put ur laptop switched on, on a cloth or ur bed.