My Laptop: Dell Inspiron 5150 Radeon Mobility 9000 64MB Hitachi Travelstar 7K60 7200RPM 60GB UXGA display at 1600 x 1200 This problem first appeared when I was playing Halo around 2 years ago. I made it half way through the campaign before anything went wrong. The screen would randomly go all funky soon after I started playing the game. I waited a few days without playing the game. When I resumed, everything worked. A year later while Playing Half Life 2, the same problem showed up. Again, I was around half way through the campaign - everything was working for a while until then. I experimented with many different display drivers, bios updates, reinstalls of XP, etc... I was able to fix the problem by using a certain Omega driver, but it would only work when I started the computer (display problem appeared), started the game, and then restarted (problem gone). Now the problem has reappeared randomly. This time it is worse than ever. Before, I would only encounter this when playing a game (Halo, HL2, CounterStrike). Now it not only appears on the desktop, but it appears on the XP boot screen while my pc is starting up. I have tried everything short of another reinstall of XP ( including opening up the whole laptop and blowing out the dust from the heatsink which I have done multiple times). Here are some screenshots taken from a while ago: http://community.webshots.com/myphotos?action=viewAllPhotos&albumID=228305778 I'm beginning to think this is a hardware problem. any help would be appreciated.