My windows xp laptop screen flashes random colors

xd854

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Hello, my Toshiba tecra s1 running on xp keeps flashing randoms colors. it all started when i was play total overdose which i had bought just that day. at first i thought it was a virus but after i scanned it with my avast anti virus it came up with nothing. so question is what is wrong please if anyone has had this problem please help
 

Zinosys

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What colors is it flashing? Red, yellow, blue, green, etc?

Are they becoming overtones over the normal picture or solid color?

I highly doubt it would be malware, and your scan confirmed my suspicion.

It is very possible that a cable came loose (connecting the LCD to the GPU).