Computer screen filled with zzz

By klyz
Jul 10, 2010
  1. my computer suddenly shut down and my screen is suddenly filled with 'Z', from top to bottom. now when i start up my com, my whole com will hang with my startup programs at desktops only.

    I need help!
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    Sounds like a damaging virus, or if not, a video failure. First try starting in safe mode (press F5 during boot). If you see any change, what is it?
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Not uncommon during a video card failure while in the middle of something that is utilizing it.
  4. klyz

    klyz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    apparently now i can use it.. whether in safe mode or not, but im afraid that my com has issues
  5. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    It may be a video card issue then. Check if it is well fix inside in the slot.
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