I’d like to preface this by saying I’m not trying to get help for the problem. I’ve already used this an excuse to buy a much nicer laptop. I am just curious as to what actually happened to my poor laptop.
Secondly, I don’t know that much about computers so this might be a run of the mill failure and I would have no idea, sorry to waste your time. It just seems interesting to me.
My old Acer laptop had an I5 5200U and an Nvidia 940m. Basically what I think happened was is the INTEL HD graphics portion of the chip failed while the rest of the chip remained functional. Is that common or possible? It took me a lot of troubleshooting and time to come to that conclusion. Basically what happens is the screen will start having graphical glitches for a couple seconds then the computer will turn off. This happens as soon as you get to the windows log in the screen. It does NOT happen if you boot in safe mode or Boot Linux from USB. After a clean install of windows, the computer worked fine until the Intel drives installed. After the update the same problems presented. So, I went into safe mode and uninstalled the drivers and computer has been running fine using the “Microsoft basic display adapter” drivers. So something about the Intel drivers causes the computer to fail.
Is my diagnosis correct? If not what do you think is happening?
Thanks for helping satisfy my curiousity