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Topic # 225733 3-Dec-2017 12:07
Send private message This just happened.


I was sitting in front of my computer doing some marking when the screen and sound went crazy.


I powered it off and restarted and seems to be working fine? 


Has onboard video 

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  Reply # 1912239 3-Dec-2017 12:10
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It happens. Might be a sign of impending gpu failure, or nothing at all, or something in between.


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  Reply # 1912249 3-Dec-2017 12:43
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Monitor temperatures.

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  Reply # 1912254 3-Dec-2017 13:29
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That's your computer saying its time to do a backup. :)

Life is too short to remove USB safely.

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  Reply # 1912257 3-Dec-2017 13:46
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That's your computer saying its time to do a backup. :)



A backup that doesn't overwrite any earlier data, in case there's corruption already. An incremental backup, for example.

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  Reply # 1912332 3-Dec-2017 17:39
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I had an extremely similar problem (except the screen flashed full screen colours for about 30 seconds before a system freeze took hold) after KB4051963 installed on Saturday. I rolled the security update back and the problem has gone away.


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