only half of screen visible
I have had a strange problem lately. When I start up my laptop, only the top half of the screen is showing what it is supposed to, the bottom half stays white or, alternatively, striped. The hard drive functions without problems.
After a bit of play (switching the laptop on and off several times etc) and warm-up (about 20-30min), the bottom half of the screen starts to become visible very slowly, but foggy and flickery, and improves gradually til everything is back to normal after about 30-60 min. As soon as everything is in place again, the screen functions as if nothing happened, without a flicker, for the rest of the day.
I know, this really sounds like a hardware problem, but the first appearance of that strange behaviour conincided with a massive malware/ spyware/ virus attack.
Is it possible the screen thingy has anything to do with the virus attack or is it definitely a hardware problem?