ok, so i started up mah acer aspire 5100 laptop one morning and low and behold: all the colors on the screen are inverted. like open up mspaint and invert the colors and it looks like that.
its not acessability options high contrast, i changed my inverter, and my ati card is functional (plug it into a monitor and its perfectly fine.)
Im not sure what is causing this. I use powerstrip, and it inverts the colors to normal, but its still not the best quality.
the card is an ati radeon xpress 1100.