Since you're seeing your problem with multiple parts, my guess would be that you have a problem with your graphics device driver. Make sure you have the certified driver installed for your hardware configuration.
1) Make sure you have supported hardware (in particular the graphics card) - I have seen similar behavior on "business class" (as opposed to "engineering class") laptops
2) Make sure you driver is up to date.
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