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laptop screen randomly turns black? wtf help

Q: laptop screen randomly turns black? wtf help

while using my laptop, the screen will turn black, the back light will stay on, and i can press the keys and it will beep n beep at me, i can also click on things if im lucky ill his something and then it will make a loading sound from loading a new webpage, or if im playing a game i cna still shoot n crap, only thing is i cant see wtf is happeinging
anyone able to help

running vista
power setting, are basicaly so the screen never turns off unless its left for 10 mins, no hibernation or sleep, or HDD turn off.

A: laptop screen randomly turns black? wtf help

It's more than likely a loose video card. The card sits almost directly under the keypad on a laptop and after use can come loose just enough to be an on again off again problem. Jazz

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I'm not sure if this is the right section to post this but, ever since I reformatted my laptop, it randomly freezes for about a second and a stuttering noise comes up. Then the screen turns black. It doesn't shut off because I could see the back light, it just turns completely black. What's causing this problem and how do I fix it? I checked the Event Logger and there are tons of errors and some critical kernal-power things.

A:Laptop randomly freezes and screen turns black after

Can you start in Safe Mode? If you can, do the following steps in safe mode.Click Start Menu
Right click My Computer/Computer
Click Manage
Click Device Manager from the list on the left
Expand Display adapters
Right click each display adapter in that list and click Uninstall (do not hit OK when the dialog pops up after clicking Uninstall)
Put a tick to delete driver software for the device and click OK
Restart Windows in normal mode

If you continue to have the same problem or other problems, let us know.

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Hey Tech Support Guy's users,

Yesterday, I got back to my house, and went on the computer for a short while, then while looking on the internet, my Inspiron 1525's screen died on me. Not only my main screen, but also my other monitors as well, saying there was no signal. I was assuming that it is a dying Video Card, but I wanted to have more insight regarding my question. Is my fear correct, or it is the drivers? I haven't updated my drivers since 4 months ago, so I doubt it is my drivers.

Any who, if you need more information from me, please ask away and I will respond as quickly as possible.

-Tempbid

P.s. I wasn't do sure if I was suppose to put it on Hardware or Window 7 section. Felt like, it could be a window 7 error.
 

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I just bought my laptop a few weeks ago and now the screen will randomly go black. I run McAfee and Spy Sweeper often enough. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium(6.0,6001 build) with SP1, it is a gateway laptop. The system model is M-1624 (not sure if it helps). The processor is a AMD Turion 64 X2 with 2 GB memory. Just reply if you can help or you need more information.

A:Screen turns black randomly...

What kind of graphics card are you running? Version and all?

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I have quite a few problems with my laptop that have been happening since day 1. My laptop screen constantly turns black at night -- this happens while the power supply is plugged in and when it is now. The notebook will be on but the screen will turn black randomly and then come back on at random times. It is very frustrating when working on a project. Also, the screen will just start blinking hysterically. THis happens whether the touchscreen is on or off and whether the bluetooth is on or off. At times, it will just freeze when I am trying to log back in. It will keep spinning and never log back in. I really need help with this issue as I've tried everything. I am in the IT industry so I have a great deal of knowledge with technology. I just can't deal with the screen randomly turning black and hysterically blinking. Anyone else having this issue or know how to fix the issue? Thank you.

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I have a problem with my laptop
Its a Toshiba Satellite C855-1M1
The problem that I have is that my charger needs to be plugged in or the battery runs out in about 7 mins.
So I always have my charger plugged in.
The thing is, as i turn my laptop on, it shows 'starting windows' then the screen goes black, so I cant login.

My battery is pabas260 4.200mAh
My os- Windows 7
i3 processor.
Any help is appreciated!
 

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I have a HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx laptop and everytime I turn it on, it has a black screen. Everything else lights up like the QuickPlay strip with the lights and stuff but the screen is always black.

A:Laptop Turns on but Black Screen help?

Can you point a bright flashlight at the screen, and see if you see an image on the screen?




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hi my laptop screen is set to turn off after 5 mins, when it does i cannot wake it, no matter what buttons i push or using my mouse. this black screen also happens when i restart my computer, it logs me off the the screen goes black and computer power lights are still on and it does nothing HELP! haha thanks

Nathan

A:laptop screen goes black when i restart, and screen wont wake up after it turns off

Boot the computer and press F8 in the Advanced Boot menu choose Last Known Good Configuration.
What is the make and model# of the computer? Go to the manufactures support/download drivers site and download the Chipset and the Video driver for the computer.
Go to Start/Search and type powercfg.cpl. Right click the powercfg results and Run As Administrator. Click Change Plan Settings/change Advanced power settings. Reset your power settings to your liking.

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I need Urgent help please. I have Windows Vista Home Premium x64 on a Gateway laptop. Whenever my recharger is plugged in to my laptop, and I try to use my laptop, the screen goes very dark (you can still sort of see, but its really dark to even work with the laptop). This happens about 5-10 seconds after I open my laptop's screen. In order to get rid of the darkness, I close the laptop's screen, reopen it, and 5-10 seconds later the screen goes black again. When I do not have my recharger plugged in, this problem won't happen. I also tried System Restore, which failed. However, when I go on Safe Mode, the problem does not occur even with the recharger plugged in. By closing the laptop screen, I mean taking the head (idk whats its called) and putting it down and picking the head back up. I really appreciate the help guys, I really need to get my laptop working again. For any other information about the laptop required, please ask. Thanks!
 

A:Laptop screen turns black repeatedly.

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every hour or five minute my laptop turns black and freezes and i have to restart it to make it work again .
i made the steps that the help here said and I attached my PC file information .

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I've read around and tried the following:

Alt+F4

removing the battery with the power cord unplugged and holding the power down for 20-30 secs (reset BIOS?) then put the power cord back in and tried to turn it on.

Just turning it off and on a few times(I guess it could be stuck in sleed mode?)

I tried to light up the screen with a flashlight to see if the LED went out but screen was still black.

It's a toshiba satellite sli1

Thoughts on other things I can try?

(the issue happened...after my cat puked on the laptop(keyboard part)
 

A:Laptop turns on but screen black. I've tried a few things.

"(the issue happened...after my cat puked on the laptop(keyboard part)"...

If there is dried cat vomit near one of the top hinges, there's a small micro switch that senses that the top cover is closed. If this switch is damaged, it will give you the black LCD screen
 

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Hello,
I am not sure if this is the right place to ask my question, but I have a HP Pavilion dv9610us Notebook, running Windows vista 32bit.
I was working in 3ds max 2011 yesterday, and then my screen began to flicker and go semi-black with horizontal/vertical white lines, and it kept going back and forth until the screen went black altogether.
I restarted it a few times, and most recently the screen appeared for a few seconds, and then it flickered again and kept going black, so I turned it off.
I am not very familiar with PC computers, so I am not sure what is the problem, but I am hoping that someone can understand my issue and give a solution to it! I have read around on various sites that say it may have to do with a backlight bulb issue or something along those lines, but I have no idea if that's what it is.
Also, I connected it to my tv, and the screen shows up on there... so I don't what that means, but hopefully it's not too complicated to fix.
Now, I am thinking it's the screen/display inverter, but I could be wrong. Is the problem that I need a new screen/display inverter, or is it something else?

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Laptop screen flickers and then turns black

Welcome
There could be several reasons for your problem, but I am leaning toward your graphics driver, see if it works in safe mode.
Safe Mode

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I need Urgent help please. I have Windows Vista Home Premium x64 on a Gateway laptop. Whenever my recharger is plugged in to my laptop, and I try to use my laptop, the screen goes very dark (you can still sort of see, but its really dark to even work with the laptop). This happens about 5-10 seconds after I open my laptop's screen. In order to get rid of the darkness, I close the laptop's screen, reopen it, and 5-10 seconds later the screen goes black again. When I do not have my recharger plugged in, this problem won't happen. I also tried System Restore, which failed. However, when I go on Safe Mode, the problem does not occur even with the recharger plugged in. By closing the laptop screen, I mean taking the head (idk whats its called) and putting it down and picking the head back up. I really appreciate the help guys, I really need to get my laptop working again. For any other information about the laptop required, please ask. Thanks!

A:Laptop screen turns black repeatedly.

Hi
Welcome to the forum.
With your troubles I think it would be appropriate for one of our BSOD experts to deal with this request.
Please be patient.
Thank you

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i recently installed windows 7 on my asus that had windows 8. it installed fine but had this disk i/o error everytime i start up and id proceed to the windows 7 screen. i went into the bios and tried to se if i could fix it. i loaded set up defaults and now the screen wont turn on but everything else runs on the asus.

p.s it had a uefi bios and i hd to switch to legacy to use it. i just want to know how i could get the screen/bios to load up so i can use it again. i bought the laptop yesterday and im afraid i have to rma if i cant find out whats causing it.
 

A:Asus n56v laptop turns on but screen is black

go to asus.com check your model lappie and see if there are any win7 support for drivers..If not recovery to win8 is required.
 

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This is the very serious problem , iam facing during the charging . When i plug in for charge, laptop screen goes black and i cant see any more, i connect to my TV if iam in home , otherwise i cant work 

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I'm using the HP stream 13 laptop with fixed battery inside. After few weeks of using it, I came across this weird glitch or bug where it keeps showing logo and turn black and continue. Anyone knows how to fixed this? They're solution to this but they consist of removing battery and stuffs. But my can't be removed. Thank you for your support,Solsagann.

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The other day, my laptop decided not to boot. I turned it on in the morning as usual, and the screen turned black, after the Gateway logo appeared. The screen is still on, can tell by the back light. It just wont go past that to the windows password screen.

After 10 minutes or so, the windows checking for errors screen appears. It checks etc.. so I let it go, 14 hours later its still checking for system errors..

Whats your suggestions??

Laptop is Model NV53 running windows 7.

A:Screen turns black after Gateway logo on my laptop

If Check Disk is still running 14 hours later, then your HDD has too many bad sectors for it to fix. Let it finish, if it says there was an error, or it never finishes, then you will need to get a new HDD. You can test this theory by downloading the ISO image for Drive Fitness in my signature, burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature and boot the troubled computer with the newly created CD and run the Short and Extended tests. If either fails, you need a new HDD.

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I have an alienware 17 which comes with integrated graphics card (Intel(R) HD graphics 4600) and dedicated graphics card (NVIDIA Geforce GTX 860M). I want to use dedicated graphics so I switch to dedicated graphics by pressing the fn key and f5. A window pops up and says a reboot will be necessary. After selecting yes it reboots and shows the Alienware logo but instead of bringing up the windows 10 start screen-- the screen simply goes black (with background light shining so it looks grey.) If I plug it into a tv with an hdmi cable then the windows start screen will be displayed on the tv and I can go forward playing. Also, if I switch back to integrated graphics then my laptop screen works again.
     Can someone please help me fix my computer so that I can switch to dedicated graphics and not have my screen quit working? When I use dedicated graphics Fallout 4 will auto detect hardware and set it to high quality. On the contrary, when using integrated graphics low quality is recommended.

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Hi. I just bought a new toshiba satellite A210/A215 laptop two weeks ago. After about a week of use, something unusual started happening. After I had been using the laptop for awhile (sometimes a couple of minutes, sometimes several hours), the screen suddenly turns black with no warning. It is still on, because I can hear it running. I just can't see anything on the screen and any music or video playing stops. If anyone could help with this that would be great. Thanks!
 

A:Toshiba satellite laptop A210/A215 screen turns black after some time

Get into the power settings (under screen saver) and check the settings for running on battery and running on AC power...
 

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_*Satellite x200-191*_

Core2 Duo T7700
*Original:* 1024MB + 1024MB Memory 667MHZ / 512MB VRAM *Replaced:* Kingston Kingston KVR667D2S5/2G (I have this 2x)
*Original:* 200GB + 200GB Harddisk Drive (4200RPM) SATA *Replaced:* Only 1 HDD left, other one I will get back in 2 days.
17 WSXGA+ TRUBRITE TFT Screen
HD DVD-ROM Drive
56K Modem / Lan
W-Lan (802.11 A/G/N)
1/3MPixel Web Camera
Bluetooth
Microsoft Vista Home Premium 32 Bit

_*My Problem:*_

I take out the battery, plug it in the power. Charging light turns on.
I press the power button, power led turns on. Followed by the hdd led turn on, which blinks real quick, stays on for 1 second, then turns of. The power led stays on during all the time.
2 seconds after the power button, a fan starts blowing, while the above mention hdd led blinks for 1 second, 2 seconds after the fan starting to blow, it turns off.
We are now 4 seconds farther, pretty much, everything stopts, except a very tiny minor humming sound. (I just left it on for a couple minutes, sound remains, nothing happens.) (While writing this all I left it on for 10 minutes, the laptop heats op a bit, the adapter gets hotter, but still only the very tiny minor humming sound.)

+So my laptop works for 4 seconds, wont give any screen (black screen) wont load even BIOS. What could be wrong ?+

_*Fixing?:*_

Ok so I left the laptop after a couple of months, being told it was dead, just getting it dusty. (Read history to get this)
But since last week... Read more

A:Satellite X200-191 => Laptop turns on 4 seconds, black screen,humming sound

Hello

To be honest that?s a really long story and I think we can?t help you here and tell you what the problem is exactly because it?s just an user to user forum. I think you need professional help from notebook technicians, they can check what the problem is.

According your posting I think it?s a hardware malfunction, maybe the mainboard but this must be checked from professional technicians.

You should contact an authorized service provider in your country. You can find a list of them here:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Find an authorized service provider

I?m sure everything you can clarify with the ASP. The guys are really friendly and do a good job.

Good luck! :)

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I own a Gateway MD2614u and it has been true to me for the last 2 years, but now it has a little problem. The screen turns black and will not come back on unless I hold down the button and restart the computer. It is not the backlight on the screen and it is not the screen itself. I hooked an external monitor to it to confirm and it made that screen black as well. I was using Windows 7 Ultimate X64 on the machine however I reverted it back to Vista Home Premium X64. The problem reoccured even with its intended operating system. Does anyone have any ideas what the cause of the problem is? I don't believe it is the cable or the monitor.
 

A:Laptop screen goes black randomly

It may be that the GPU is overheating or failing. Try running something like FurMark to stress the GPU. If that causes it to go back quickly, there's a good chance that the GPU is the problem. For most laptops, this is not something you can fix short of replacing the entire motherboard.
 

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Hi,
I'm having trouble with two of my desktops.
Desktop #1 Problem:
When all cords and such are plugged in, I press the power button. The desktop turns on for about 1-2 seconds and then restarts. The bios doesn't flash, the os doesn't boot. As far as I can tell the desktop restarts indefinitely. Any ideas what's going on here?
--Desktop Type: HP Pavilion a705W
I found someone with a similar problem here

Desktop #2 Problem:
I bought some 3M Dust Remover a few days ago. I disconnected power, along with everything else, from a desktop of mine. Pulled the cover off and started blowing the dust out of the case. I put everything back together, plugged it in, and the desktop doesn't work. It boots to a blank screen with the the power and hard drive led's stuck on, on the front of the desktop. The led on the back of the power supply turns on, I can hear the hard drive spin up, it detects the cd/dvd drives, floppy drive and then just hangs with the led's stuck on. Anyone have an idea what might be going on here?
--Desktop Type: Compaq Presario S4200NX

Thanks for the help, I'm hoping to get atleast one of these back online w/o buying a whole new desktop.
-Chris
 

A:HELP! Desktop turns on and restarts repeatedly, other turns on to black screen

Hi….

Desktop 1:

Do you see anything on your screen at all while this is happening?

Have you tried to press the setup key to see if the BIOS will come up and make changes?

Do you have any USB devices (other than keyboard or mouse) hooked up? If so, try disconnecting them and see if it will at least POST or attempt to go into the OS.

WARNING: Before checking the capacitors, disconnect the power cord on your system and press & hold the POWER button to allow the power to discharge! Also, you should always ground yourself before touching computer components to prevent static discharge!

Just FYI, some of the motherboards in this series of HP’s have issues with the capacitors.

You should take a look at the capacitors to see if the tops of them are raised or discolored. Also, if you put your finger on the top of the capacitors, they should feel as if they are INDENTED and not flush or raised. Raising or discoloration (up to and including a black tar looking substance on the tops indicate a leaking capacitor).

Desktop 2:

Any POST sounds (beeps) produced at all?

Have you tried the monitor from Desktop 1 on this one?

Anything at all displayed on the monitor, to include CHECK CABLE message?

Recommendation: Open the case again and ensure that all the cards, memory, drive cables and so forth are all connect properly and not loose or dislodged.

Do you know how to RESET your BIOS to default using the onboard jumpers?

Here is a detailed link on troubles... Read more

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Dear Tenforums users,

I have recently encountered problems or rather peculiarities with my relatively new Lenovo laptop;
whenever I'm working on it and switch to another tab, there is a chance of random black stripes and dots occuring in the screen. Not (yet) to the extend that I cannot work on it and when I switch tabs again they are gone from the previous tab.

Screenshots of the problem:

I am just wondering what might be the cause and if I should be worrying myself about future defects. (especially since my warranty is till february 2017)

Thank you all for your time!

Yours,

esmorax

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My Hp Pavilion Notebook has started randomly turning off today. It happened 2 times today and once yesterday. It basically just shuts off as it would if i held the power button down, and then restarts on it's own. It brings up a black screen saying that the system wasn't responding and shows options to start in safe mode or whatever (i'm sure you know the one i mean). My laptop is just over a month old so i don't understand why this is happening. I don't think it's an overheating problem because i have a cooling pad which i always use. My laptops been running around 40C all day, which isn't any different from any other day. Any insights on what the problem could be?

A:New-ish Laptop Randomly Turns Off

Send it back for a refund. That sounds like a hardware failure, and HP doesn't have a very good record of fixing hardware problems permanently.

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I've always been running on A/C power but lately my computer loses power for no reason. It's not that it shuts down, but instead it just turns off like it suddenly lost power. I thought maybe my charger was dying so I bought one from HP but that hasn't changed anything. My battery hasn't worked in a really, really long time so I never put it in the laptop anymore. I tried the computer in the outlets in my bedroom and in the library and I got the same results. Sometimes the power shuts off as the computer is booting, other times it lets me get to the home screen and I can play on the computer on a while before it loses power. I always keep my laptop on top of a chill pad. Although I've noticed my fan doesn't turn on when I turn on my computer. Is it suppose to? Also, I think I might have heard a noise from my fan. How can I be sure it's the fan?

I have a HP G60 120US. I bought it in 2008. It's running off Windows Vista Service Pack 2.
 

A:My laptop randomly turns off

The laptop is definitely old enough for some service. It is possible that the cooling fan is worn out and/or dirty... if the fan is not running properly, the laptop will sense a over-heating condition and it will turn off. Have the laptop serviced and new batteries are cheap enough on EBay
 

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I have an Acer Aspire 4730z laptop, and recently it has been turning off (as if someone unplugged the power cable from a desktop) after short periods of use. It turns off when doing no particular task, but it just does it after 10-40 minute periods of time. It doesn't seem to have this problem in Safe-mode.

Does anyone have any ideas about what could be wrong? My current belief is that some component of the computer is faulty and its causing an instant shutdown. Also, the laptop didn't always do this, but only started to after a couple months of use. I also don't think that it is overheating because I've tried my best at keeping the computer in a cool environment.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
-Mac

A:My Laptop randomly turns off

A laptop shutting down is usually caused by overheating. Blow out all fans with a can of compressed air. Make sure there is ventilation to the bottom of the laptop. Use a laptop cooler. Also, remove the battery and run it on the power adapter only. If that works, then the battery may need to be replaced.

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I don't know what the problem is with my computer, I attempted to fix it by just reformatting, however it did not fix a thing.

I would be things on my computer like surf the web or click around folders on desktop/mycomputer, my screen will randomly turn black for 1-2 seconds, then back on, sometimes it simultaneously does it and it gets extremely irritating.

After I reformatted, everything was fine, and nothing turned off. However I came back home from school today and it just continuously goes black for a few seconds then back on. I also attempted using Symantec AV to see if it was a virus, I have no infections.

Also, when I play games such as CS, it won't turn black at all, I don't know if this is some issue with hardware or whatever, can someone please help me resolve this?

Thanks in advance.

Oh and I forgot, sometimes when I try to do something, my computer will freeze for a second, and restart its self...

My setup :
Intel E6600
Gigabyte 965p-ds3 rev 3.3
2 gigs of ram
BFG 7950GT
450W PSU
 

A:Screen Turns on/off randomly.

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My laptop keeps turning itself of when it is on battery. It lasts about 20 minutes, but is getting shorter everytime.

The battery is not running out- when I turn it back on it has 50% charge normally.

It turns off as if it has no power- no warning, and when I turn it back on it reloads and everything is new, with documents and Internet sessions needing restoring.

How can I fix this? I don't think it is the battery, as it has charge when I turn it back on, and it only has 20% wear.

Thanks!
 

A:Laptop Randomly Turns Off When In Battery

Welcome to TSG!!

If it's truly random, it won't be the Power Management settings. Some laptops have a utility that enables you to "calibrate" your battery. It will fully charge, then fully discharge the battery, perhaps more than one cycle, to allow the laptop to "learn" the battery's capabilities and characteristics. Check and see if you can find such an app. Different manufacturers will give it different names. Also, check their Web site to see if it is a separate download.
 

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Hiyah. About a week ago my computer randomly has been starting to turn off and flashing a blue screen. I've attatched a couple mini dumps, so maybe you could help me figure this out through those.

HP Pavilion Laptop.
 

A:Blue Screen...then turns off randomly

Have you recently added any new hardware or even a manual driver update

Have you installed any new programs
 

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Hi all, i have a dell precision m90 laptop. After leaving the computer on for a couple days the wifi light shuts off. I have the latest drivers that i downloaded from the Dell support website. After the light turns off i must then disable and re-enable the wireless network connection through the control panel.What could be wrong and how can i fix this? Thanks.

A:Laptop Wifi light turns off randomly

Re you letting xp handle wifi connection, or are you using the Intel driver/utility! This of corse presumes your wifi adapter is an Intel based one.I have found with my very elderly, olde, Acer Aspire that its wifi is much happier and more stable using the Intel divers (sourced from Intel support/downloads) than anything in xp, or from Acer.Also is the laptop on mains or battery power when the shut down of wifi occurs? If battery then it may be conserving battery power?

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I am working on a Toshiba laptop that runs fine, except the monitor turns itself off. Last time it did it was after I resumed the computer from sleep. I plug it into an external monitor and the display shows up again.

Any ideas?

Toshiba Satellite L455D-S5976
More info: http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/satellite/l450/l455d-s5976/
 

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Hello,
 
I am encountering an issue of when the Dell optiplex 755 boots up, it boots through the Windows XP logo just fine, once it tries to transition between the logo and loading the system up, it just shows a black screen and nothing else happens. I tried using a bootable Windows XP flash drive to repair the system files and it loads the Windows XP setup ok but when it runs through all of the commands on the bottom of the screen and the last one says "Starting Windows" , it takes me to a blue screen (screenshot below). I have HIRENS and have done a lot of the chkdsk commands to fix the files and everything comes back ok. I tried to clone the hard drive with the same exact hard drive and still the same issue. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks for your help in advance.
 
 

A:Windows XP gets past the logo screen and then turns the screen black/bluescreen

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN130053/EN#Error , scroll down to section on STOP 7B errors.
 
Louis

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Hey i have a acer aspire 3000 and when i turn it on the lights come on but it doesnt have any boot beeps or any picture at all on the screen i was wondering if anyone could tell me what it is or have sugestions to what could be causeing that thanks
 

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So this Christmas i was very excited to get this laptop, and it cost me $600. Overall, this is an outstanding laptop, aside that the graphics card could be better and the sound quality from the speakers isn't as good as I expected it to be. Anyway, back to my question. I have been using the laptop all day long, and so far, everything is working normally. However, at times, randomly; without any notice, the screen goes black and it basically freezes. This happend once while I was typing, and once when I was watching a video. I have been active both times that it turns off, and the battery is never near death when it does this. While the screen is frozen, I cannot do anything with it; only turn it off. And to give you closure, I did try turning the  backlit keyboard on and off; no changes whatsoever, and I also tried pressing the Caps Lock button to find a resonse; and, as presumed, no lights turning on, nothing. Like I said, when these pauses happen, I am highly active and the battery is charged. If it helps, I haven't experienced them WHILE the laptop was charging. It's a shame that such a great laptop has a simple flaw that could probably be easily fixed. Thanks for listening,Jalen











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A:HP pavillion beats screen randomly turns off

You are a godsend. Very useful info. Thank you so very much. Which brings me to my last question; in the document, it mentioned manually restarting the computer with the power button when the lock ups occur due to overheating, unable to produce image on screen, etc. I was wondering if manually restarting the PC this way would at all cause damage or cause the PC to be slower in the future. Thank you so much again for your help! Jalen

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My PC randomly turns off and after that I get an error log. I have tried a lot of solutions from the internet and nothing works. I even took it to a store to fix the problem and they just replaced the psu but obviously that's not the problem.
Tried with several different ram sticks too.

At first, I had a beep codes (1 long, 3 short) that's gone now, but my pc turns off after a few minutes of using my pc.

RAM: 2gb (atm) otherwise 4gb
Video Card: Geforce GTS 450
CPU: Amd athlon 64x2 5000+
Windows 7 32bit (Reinstalled from 64bit just in case it might solve my issue.)


Here's the log I mentioned above.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 00000000
BCP2: 85A2279C
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\010313-18532-01.dmp
C:\Users\piece of shit\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-36816-0.sysdata.xml

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Thanks!

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Computer info:
The computer is an HP Pavilion ze2000 laptop.

Question:
How do I stop my computer from turning off randomly, or stop it from not turning on at all?
Or, what hardware could be causing the problem?

Symptoms:
(1)When I press the power button, the display will turn all gray and then it powers off a second after pressing the button.

(2)A couple days ago, I was able to turn it on, and when I could, it would randomly power off while I'm using it, without warning.

Figured this out so far...
So far, I can guess it's a problem with a loose hardware
because if I hold it a certain way, it won't turn on(1), until maybe if I hold it a different way (upside down, tilted to the side, etc). Or, if it's already on, and I leave it sitting for a while, it stays on... until I pick it up(2).

Thanks for reading this, and many thanks if you have a solution!
 

A:Gray screen trying to power on, Randomly turns off

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I am using a Dell XPS M140 laptop.
My problem is that each time I close then open my laptop when my computer runs through windows, my laptop appears blank and I when I press varies buttons, it still stays black. I've already updated the graphic driver for the operating system I am using, Windows Xp Professional.

Thanks for the help!

A:Laptop turns black.

You are unclear, so are you saying you never get an image on your laptop screen? Or does it eventually come up? Do you see the Dell logo at bootup? Can you boot into Setup (Bios)? Can you press F12 at bootup and do the Dell Diagnostics?
Have you tried a separate monitor?

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After running for a few minutes, my screen turns 1/4 black and pushes everthing to the side. My system was running fine for the past couple of weeks until this started 3 days ago. Any ideas? Thanks. -John in San Antonio

Vista Ultimate 32 bit
8gb RAM
AMD 6000+ dual core
ASUS M3A78-EM motherboard
Acer flatscreen
 

A:1/4 of screen turns black

Try a different monitor, and if that one does NOT have this issue , then you need a new monitor.
 

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my laptop screen tuirns black

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Hello, I really need help with a problem I've been having at random. This has happened 5 times (and counting) and they were all at times I was of course away from my computer. The screen goes black and my keyboard and mouse doesn't light up anymore. My computer is still on but I can hear my CPU fan racing every time this happens.
 
I don't know exactly why this happens other than a possible graphic driver error but I am updated to the latest. I check my event log and this is the only error that I see happening each time this happens:
 
Faulting application name: csrss.exe, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc115
Faulting module name: sxs.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7c9cc
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000011b2f
Faulting process id: 0x36c
Faulting application start time: 0x01d07ee0e62ef7e4
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\sxs.dll
Report Id: 0d00ead7-eae8-11e4-92da-005056c00008
 
I read online sxs.dll belongs to Microsoft for something called Fusion? Do I need this on my computer or is the problem something more than this. If someone can please help me with this I would be happy and If you need any logs I will try to post them ASAP. Thanks

A:Screen turns black

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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Product Name:- HP Pavilion dv5 NotebookSometimes the black screen turns red with dancing pixels like noise. Solution please.  

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I think I may have reassembled it incorrectly, after the repairer gave it back to me in a hundred pieces.  Need a reputable repairer in California to look at it while I am there on holidays.

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I have a Dell Inspiron and it seems that they are the worst that have the problems. It is a vista and a year and a half old. Before it died/crashed it would turn black. In the light i could still see the programs running and it just faded the screen. I tried setting the hibernation to never and turning off screen to never but it still fades to that same blackness. I cant even see properly through it and i cant do anything to turn it back to it was before.

I rebooted it to the factory edition but it still does the same thing. Please help!
 

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Hey there,

I was online and everything just fine on my computer, then turned it off. When I went to get back on it everything loaded just fine, and like it normally does. UNTIL after i typed in my password, then my screen just goes black & I cant do anything. If anyone has ANY idea of what I can do PLEASE HELP...

I am trying to fill out job apps

Thank you !

Details:
Acer Laptop
Windows Vista
 

A:screen turns black , PLEASE HELP !!

I know this might sound silly, but were you running off the battery and now maybe the battery is running low, if this is the case the screen will become black after the battery gets too low.
Just a thought.

Ray
 

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hey there,

i got a problem with a dual screen setup. when i boot my computer and turn on monitors my 2nd monitor doesnt stay on. he usualy turns black. then i gotta turn em off and on again like two times before he stays on. when he stays on i can hear a very silent peep sound commin from somewhere. since i got somewhat bad hearing i cant tell where it is commin from. last 2 days the monitor also started flickering for a few seconds.

Since i couldnt find anything on the web and dont know what is making the monitor do that, i figured i would ask you guys here

So here is what i did so far. I checked graphic drivers and the connections. nothin changed.

Thx in advance for the help...

Best regards

smallfoe

[edit] i hope thats the right forum section to post at, if not feel free to move the topic as you please <3

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Alright, today I hibernated my computer (I usually hibernate) left it for an hour and attempted to turn it back on, now it loads fine but once it gets to the point where it should display the vista logo and then the log in screen the screen goes blank. The hard disk light is blinking fast so fast it's almost just staying on and the wireless does its blinking patterns as if it's redying the wireless connection but the screen remains black. I've tried safe mode, same result. Two screens, same result. I booted Ubuntu and it was fine so I'm using that now.

First of all, any insight into how I should go about fixing this?
If not, I have extremely important files on the hard drive is there any way you could recommend getting them back?

Thanks for any help, I'd hate to have to take it in and risk the guys at the store deciding it's easier just to wipe the hard drive or something.

A:Screen turns black before reaching the login screen

Are you using a Ubuntu Live CD, or are you dual booting?
If you're dual booting, you can access your ntfs partition from Ubuntu using steps listed on many many web sites: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...earch&aq=f&oq=
Some are easier than others.

As for fixing your Vista. I have reservations because in some of my steps Vista has this nasty habit of overwriting the master boot record with its own without warning you (making you unable to boot into ubuntu if you dual boot), so research some more, and proceed with caution. If you boot into the Vista DVD, I think you can click repair, and you have a bunch of options and it looks like this:
http://neosmart.net/wiki/download/at...eryOptions.png
I haven't tried them in a while so I can't really recall what each does.
You can try going back using a restore point. Be VERY cautious with "Startup Repair". I think that's the one that rewrites the master boot record. (if you really need to try it, research how you can backup the master boot record in ubuntu, then restore it if needed - usually a flash drive, a floppy, or a bootable CD may be needed - you most likely would be able to do it from the live cd if you know the steps though).
And if all else fails, do a repair install. Can't recall how it's done, but there are many sites dedicated to that topic. You can also ask around the forum about it.

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My father's laptop keeps shutting off at completely random moments and without warning. There is no BSOD, but I got a screen that told me this:

Microsoft need more information to try to solve 6 problems
Windows
Problem: Shut down unexpectedly
Files that help describe the problem:
042711-28891-01.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml

I looked at the files and was able to extract this info:
BSOD 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3 Local ID 1033


Code:
? OS - Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600 Build 7600)
? x64
? OEM Windows installed by HP
? Less than 1 Year Old (not sure exactly)

? Genuine Intel U4100 @ 1.30 GHz, 1300 Mhz, 2 Cores, 2 Logical Processors
? Intel GMA 4500MHD 1695 MB

? Hewlett-Packard
? HP Pavilion dm3-1140us Entertainment Notebook
The files generated from BSOD Posting Instructions are attached as well as the files described above (042711-28891-01.dmp, sysdata.xml, and WERInternalMetadata.xml)

Thanks!

A:Laptop Randomly Turns Off: BSOD 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3 Local ID 1033

Hello,

Based on the dumps from April, you might uninstall Spotify, as it seems to be related somehow.

Also, uninstall Daemon Tools for now, and then remove SPTD with the tool found here: DuplexSecure - Downloads

Other things to try: flashing the latest BIOS offered on the HP support page for the particular laptop model.

HP Support & Drivers | United States
...Summary of the dumps:

Code:

Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Wed Jun 8 15:41:36.422 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 19:19:48.747
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiSystemServiceExit+245 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1
PROCESS_NAME: SZServer.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x1_SysCallNum_4_nt!KiSystemServiceExit+245
BiosReleaseDate = 12/26/2009
SystemProductName = HP Pavilion dm3 Notebook PC
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Fri Jun 3 08:12:01.230 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:03:13.556
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiSystemServiceExit+245 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1
PROCESS_NAME: SZServer.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x1_SysCallNum_4_nt!KiSystemServiceExit+245
BiosReleaseDate = 12/26/2009
SystemProductName = HP Pavilion dm3 Notebook PC
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``

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I have a two year old Dell Inspiron 15R. Today while adjusting the screen in a normal fashion, I noticed something putting upward pressure from below the top right part of the keyboard (it was actually 'pressing' the quick launch buttons that are there because it was pushing up from under them). Later, the screen hinge on the bottom right burst out of the laptop encasing. Since it was sticking out, I could see that the hinge had become dislodged from where it is screwed in, so the hinge was pushing up whenever i moved the screen back. I opened the case to check it out. I saw that the cylinder that the hinge screws screw into had cracked and broken so that the screws were just hanging off the hinge. There was one lone screw that still had a spot, but it must have slipped out from constant moving. I took the free screws out and screwed in the lone screw as a temporary fix. I also unhooked the ribbon cable that connected the three quicklaunch buttons to the mobo, so that they couldn't be accidently pressed anymore (this laptop shipped with win7, and when i updated to win8 those buttons become mostly useless)

I then closed the case thinking everything would be fine since I fixed the hinge for now. After a couple mins of computer, I botted up civ5 and before the game started, my computer suddenly flickered off. I let it rest for a bit because I didn't know what could have happened, but a few mins later i started it up again and it started without problem. I tr... Read more

A:Laptop Randomly and Suddenly Turns Off After Trying to Fix Physical Damage to Dell15R

Sounds like its overheating and shutting off. Check to make sure the cooling fan is working and not being obstructed by anything.
 

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Hello, I ran into a problem where my month-old laptop doesn't sleep but randomly turns off.
 
I have to restart it, and it takes at least 5 minutes to reboot.
 
 
It doesn't have any heating or BSOD problems, and I haven't touched any settings (it's set to sleep).
 
The problem started two days before I updated Windows 10. It was fine for a day after updating, but the problem started again today.
 
Please help.
Thank you.

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Hi, at first I thought this might be virus related. I went through with help from Howard_Hopkinso, and removed all virus' and malware. But my problem persists.

I have an Alienware Area 51 m7700, 120 Gig HD, 3 Gig memory, 3.8 GHz Pentium 4 HT duo processor. NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra.

What happens is when i try and playing a source game for little while the screen goes black, sound skips, but the laptop still runs. Also happens when i click on certain internet links.

I assume that i need updated drivers, which i did. but that didn't work either.

I am lost, any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Screen Turns Black, but computer still on

Try doing a system restore... If this doesn't work, you will have to wipe the laptop's hard drive and do a fresh install of Windows
 

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Hello. I've come to hopefully find a solution to a boot up problem I'm having with my computer. There are several factors that I'm honestly not sure will play a role or not, mainly because I'm not very understanding when it comes to computers.

The problem is that when I push the power button of my computer, it sends no signal to my screen. I can't tell if it loads anything or not either. I can think of a few things that might have some effect on this, but I'm not sure.

About three months back after cleaning my neglected tower of dust and such, it started to shut off rapidly after boot up. To inspect the problem, I had a friend look at the computer. He removed the cooling unit on the Processor revealing that my 8year old computer had next to no thermal compound. So after putting of ordering some for about three months, we had applied some about 2 days ago. The computer then booted up fine, but seemed to have an excess amount of lag. So I wiped the computer and reinstalled XP tonight. When it was booted up, it worked fine, so I went into IE to download firefox as it's my preference, then started reinstalling my drivers. First I installed my Videocard, then kept my computer booted up for my sound drivers which I got from the Compaq homesite. After doing this, I rebooted my computer. Not I wanted to get simple things such as AIM and and Java. So when i go to boot up Firefox from it's default homepage, my computer shuts down. when I go to reboot it, it doesn't start and I'm ... Read more

A:Computer turns on but only black screen.

Ok, so after further testing, hooking my monitor to my onboard video card gets no results either. I've tried removing my memory sticks one by one, also leading to no results. I've tried a different power supply as well, giving nothing new.

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Hi guys.

I have installed windows xp many many times and this is the first time its happned. So when i try to install, it seems fine in the beginning. Formatting, Installing some files, then it goes to the part where it prepares the installation and it says something like 39 minutes left. Its still fine there, buh when it goes down to around 34 minutes. My screen turns black and it just dies there. I tried turning on and off my monitor, no luck. Cap lock and Num Lock arent working at all. Fan stops and disc stops spinning.

These are the things i have tried:
1. Tried re-installing, re-formatting many many times
2. Low-level format my hard drive
3. checked my hard drive many times
4. Resetted my BIOS

Please if anyone out there has had the same problem and knows how to solve it. Please help me. Thank you very much.

System -
AMD Sempron 3300+
512MB
ATI Radeon se 9600 series
160 GB HD

sorry i dunno the exact brand and info on my system, i kant check right now anyway... cuz i dun even hav an OS. so.. please help.

p.s. I've also tried removing all USB all i left there were my Keyboard / mouse (NOT USB) and monitor.

A:screen turns black during XP Installation

Try taking out your graphics card, if your xp disc is SP1 try SP2.
The 34 minutes is the installing devices section.
Its the graphics card it is detecting..it may now be dead..or you can try using the onboard gfx just to pass installation..

Try another card/onboard and clean the agp slot with compressed air.

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At any random time I'm on my computer, the monitor screen will fade to a dark shade, then just go pitch black, while it's still on. If you turn the monitor off and back on it will stay normal for maybe a second before it goes pitch black again. The only way i can keep it from going black screen is by slapping the back of my monitor and it goes back to normal for awhile.

I have a hp pavilion a712n with a nvidia geforce x card i installed myself. any my monitor is a hp pavilion f1703

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A:My Monitor Screen Turns Black...

The only way i can keep it from going black screen is by slapping the back of my monitor and it goes back to normal for awhileI'd have to say you've already answered your own question. Got a test monitor?

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Hello all,

This is my first post here, so please excuse me if I have created this thread in the wrong place. For quite some time (perhaps about two-three months) my screen has been flickering and turning black at random times. Sometimes my screen will be fine for a few days in a row, and then it might flicker for a few minutes and eventually just turn black. Usually what I do is turn it off and on a few times and eventually it returns normal. The thing is, I know it is still turned on because my music player will still operate, and it is a lighter shade of black, meaning I can still faintly see what was on my screen. Further, I initially thought it was an issue related to my charger being wrecked, but I have since replaced this and the problem persists. My guess is that it is some sort of virus, which I am basing on my quick reading of some other websites where others have reported similar problems. I'm really not a tech whiz, so does anyone have any suggestions?

Any input will be highly appreciated.


 

A:Screen flickers and turns black

I'm not very well versed in this area, but it does sound like a case of a faulty monitor since your programs run as per normal during those flickers.. You might wish to post more details on your specs and age of your hardware.
Have you tried replacing the monitor for testing?
 

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Ok so, im trying to help my friend with her broken computer.
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Anyway, we were experimenting with it for whatever reason (i guess malware removal had us feeling brave) and we unhooked her monitor, and plugged her desktop computer via the monitor cord into my laptop. i know that you can plug a monitor into a laptop and use that instead of the laptop screen, so we wanted to see if it would work with the desktop instead of the monitor. You know, like use my laptop as the monitor and keyboard.
I went into the my laptops nvidia control panel and messed around with some of the settings
All of a sudden my laptop screen went black.
I just rebooted, and my laptop was fine but when we plugged her monitor back into her desktop and rebooted it would not reboot correctly.

The lights on the computer would turn on, you can hear it is running, the fans are running, it makes one beep, just like a normal startup. the screen displays a logo (not the windows logo) an everex logo for a few seconds, and then some text comes up (like normally) and looks like it proceeds to load but it flies by so quick you cant read it, and then nothing. A big black blank screen.

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Hi!
I was using my laptop earlier and the screen went black! I reboot it and the screen flashes to normal for a second and goes blank again! I know it's running because it powers on normally and even the little tone is played before logging on screen comes up! Please help! Its a toshiba windows vista!
Thanks heaps!
Shay
 

A:Computer turns on, but black screen :(

Inverters and bad backlights can be hard to diagnose without just replacing the parts but it sounds as one or the other is out/going out.
If you check these out yourself, good luck. Laptops are a bear and unless you've done a few, a repair shop may be best.
Good luck.
 

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A friend asked me to look at her Toshiba Satellite L455 Laptop. Apparently her dog chewed the power cord while her daughter was playing on it. The computer shut down. I replaced the motherboard thinking that was it and that didnt help. I replaced the screen inverter and the backlight and neither of them worked. The computer does turn on but the screen is black.. What could be the problem? If I replace the screen would that work?
 

A:Computer turns on but screen is black

hi,.is the screen totally black or is a flashing curser showing, will it boot into safe mode?. how many sticks of ram is installed, remove one then try startup, try different sticks in different slots.
 

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the screen would be black and all I can see is the mouse arrow on screen.at first i thought it was normal but today it took to long so i did some research in my ipod and some solutions that didn't work like ,reinstalling my drive i also tryed safe mode and it work just fine but i don't know what is the problem . Also i have 12 important update to do maybe thats the problem? do i need a new pc?

A:when i turn on my pc the screen turns black.

Did this problem just start? Did it occur after installing some Windows Updates?

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Hi,First of all, I do not have an antivirus software installed in my computer, that is why I am pretty sure there is something wrong going in my laptop. I am working with windows xp Service Pack 2. Here is the problem; my laptop sometimes Shuts down without asking. Not in the sense that it shows you the shutdown window. No! I just see suddenly my laptop out of electricity and the screen turns to dark! I have a Malwarebyte's'Anti-Malware installed in my pc and it has twice gave me a trojan a alert. But, I do not remeber the name of the trojan because it is not appearing anymore. Another thing is when I try to visit antvirus websites, most of them do not open for me! I do not know if the virus or the trojan is that smart to know that! My internet conncetion usually gets slow. I am feeling really frustrated because when I am in the middle of something important, the secreen suddenly turns to black. Also, when I want to use Ctrl+Alt+Delete, I get the following error message; Task Manage has been disabled by your administrator. Any help would be appreciated. Below is the content of the DDS:DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by x4xp at 20:05:30.57 on Mon 02/22/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1256.966.1033.18.1023.499 [GMT 4:00]AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}AV: Webroot Internet Security Essentials *On-access scanning disabled* (U... Read more

A:My screen suddenly turns to black!

Please, close this thread as I am going to seek a help from another forumThanks

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My tower is a hp envy 750 the problem is when I turn it on it starts normal but when it continues the screen just turns black but the tower is still on
 

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I'm running Windows 10 64-bit and whenever i right click on desktop the screen turns black.
Check out video for more details(The video is in windows 8.1 but the problem is the same and still persists). Please help me!
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A:Right Click turns the Screen Black!!!!

Hi first of all how long has windows 10 been installed before the problem happened.
What had you done before it happened like what sites or anything had you been on
if you can give us as much information as possible it will let us help you more.

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hi, recently i have this problem, a few minutes into a game, my screen turns black, saying it's going to energy save mode as if i have turned off the pc, and i keep hearing the game's sound but it's stuck as well. the computer is stuck i can't get back to the desktop in any way and i have to push the reset button on the computer. it happens every time.
 

A:Screen turns black and pc gets stuck

anybody?????
 

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Hi guys,

Basically as the title suggests, when I turn on my PC it powers up, I hear fans spinning yet my screen will stay black. To add to this when it stays blank my keyboard also does not light up.

So far the only way for me to access my PC is to turn it off and on a few times, usually including completely disconnecting it from the power for a short while.

PC Specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit)
AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 760
8.00 GB RAM
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V 610W Power Supply

Rocca ISKU Illuminated Gaming Keyboard
Rocca XTD Gaming Mouse
(First time having a gaming mouse/keyboard so I was not sure if maybe they caused problems, sucked extra power etc..)

I'm not too experienced with the ins and outs of computers but all I can think is maybe my PSU is not giving enough power (though I get no warning beeps), my Keyboard might be the issue? I hope you guys can help. I've thought, maybe do I need to update the BIOS? If so how do I do that?
 

A:PC Turns on BUT my screen is still black/blank?

Is this a new build that will not post or has it been running then developed a problem?

Have you tried disconnecting ALL drives [both hd and optical] removing any usb device ie printer, scanner, hub, etc and then pw ON? See if the mb will reliably complete POST. If it does complete post a few times, then start connecting devices one at a time until you find the failed part. If it does not complete POST in the above config, then you will need to start swapping parts with known good units; start with the pw supply.

Next post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb installed, exact ram installed, etc. Note 8gig of ram does not really tell us much; 8gig of corsair 123xxx, tells us a lot more.

If you can get the system to post, enter the bios or uefi and post the following info; cpu temp, system temp, 12V, 5V, and 3.3V values.
 

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I have a HP pavillion 17-g121, i bought it in March in Walmart and it's refurbished. When i use it to play games, or watch movies there's no problem. But when i'm barely using it goes to a black screen and stays there untill i press the power buttom.  It happens most of the times when i'm reading something or using word.I don't know how to fix it and it's really anoying. The screen turns black, but ir doesn't turn off, it's like there no image, but still the light is on (idk if it's well written, im from argentina)Please i need help, i cant return it because im not in the country. I've already looked for virus and malwares, installed drivers and updates, and checked for hardware issues with the hp support assistant and with the UEFI programme  thank you!

A:hp 17 g121 screen turns black

Hi @hp17g121,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the screen going blank. I will be glad to help you. Please follow all the step from Sleep and Hibernate Issues (Windows 10, 8) document. Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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I am using Windows 8 on my laptop. If I connect my laptop to a video projector and left it idle for about 4 minutes, the screen turns black. So I am trying to avoid this. Here is what I did so far. First I found that for Windows 8, the option of presentation setting is not available in Control panel -> Windows Mobility Center (Fig. 1).


Next I looked for the screen saver and found that I have not activated it at all. Also the (Fig. 2)

Next I tried to Change the power setting by going to Control panel -> Change power setting -> Change when to turn off the display and set all of the as Never (Fig. 3)

I still got the black screen after doing these. Finally I noticed that after I left my laptop idle for about 4 minutes, it says "maintenance is in progress" in the "Action center". After searching through web, I found that an easy way to stop this maintenance during my presentation. I disconnected from the wireless internet temporary when giving a presentation. I tested this and after disconnecting from internet there will be no "maintenance is in progress".

However, the screen still turns black during presentation, even after disconnecting from the internet. Any help will be appreciated.

A:Screen Turns Black during a Presentation

Welcome to the forum Sina! How about advanced power settings?

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my desktop screen goes black/blank all of a sudden like it's in sleep mode ( the power doesn't actually turn off at any point and there's nothing i can do to turn it back on except use the power button on the tower). if there is sound at the moment of the crash then it just loops rapidly again and again to infinity.

i first dusted the tower and thought that was it since there was a huge amount of dust inside and after doing it worked fine for almost 2 days when it started doing the same thing again. the fastest it crashes is when i tried to play WoW (only a few minutes) and play youtube videos (10+ min). my graphics card is a geforce 210 512mb and i've had it for about a year, worked fine all this time. when i took it out last time it was really hot, i'm not sure how hot it's supposed to be but it burned my fingers more or less.

i have the same system and components, i play the same games and run the same apps as i did before when it was working well ( i am not sure if i had any crashes of this sort in the past but i believe it did happen once or twice over at least a year). i don't play and high end graph games or anything that needs a better card.

i use vista 64 on a intel quad [email protected] with 6gb.

do you think it's the graphics card or something else? what can i do to find out? Thanks for help!
 

A:Screen turns black and sound loops

"i'm not sure how hot it's supposed to be but it burned my fingers more or less"...
Replace the video card, but first check the fan on it if it has one. Make sure it is running
 

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Hello,

A friend came to me for help, and I am leary of doing anything without conferring with the experts. Here is the history:

Originally the PC had a periodic BSOD - 0x0000007B. I was able to boot to the "last known good configuration", and run MalwareBytes (cleaning up a number of Adware problems), and I ran the ESET online scanner (which found nothing). I made a restore point just in case.

After one or two more boots, I once again received the BSOD 0x0000007B. Attempted to reboot using last known configuration to no avail. Now all I get is a black screen after the initial boot messages (no windows splash screen).

I have looked at your guides about running CHKDSK, FIXMBR, FIXBOOT. I'm just a little leary that I may lose data on his hard disk (he says that there is a tremendous amount of music on there). I have a few questions:

1. What will be the impact of CHKDSK on his local files (deletion, damage)?
2. I did type in FIXMBR, and it stated the following:

"This computer appears to have a non-standard or invalid master boot record. FIXMBR may damage your partition tables if you proceed. This could cause all the partitions on the current hard disk to become inaccessible. If you are not having problems accessing your drive, do not continue. Are you sure you want to write a new MBR?"

Can I still run this without damage ?

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A:XP PC will not boot - BSOD turns to Black Screen

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

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I have started booting from USB and testing that kind of stuff. But suddenly a day when i clicked restart while pressing shift the menu popped up normally but when i try to restart in any way the screen just turns black. I have tried all of the different options and all turned black: boot from device, repair startup (something like that) and bios settings (UEFI or something like that).

And i think this has happend to me before and i fixed it without removing any battery or anything like that..... i think.


BTW i am not the best at computers.

And google is not my friend, i have googled for hours.

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My operating system is VistaStarter SP1, I am using a built in graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 with max. memory of 313MB. This problem occurs when I play a game called "Special Force Online" and when I maximize spider solitaire... how mysterious. It also shows in the Nvidia Control Panel. Just view the attachment or link for the sample image. hope this problem will be solved so I can avoid reinstalling my OS. Its so painful...Here's the image sample:

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I'm running windows xp professional. I boot up my computer and it shows the windows loading page and then when the desktop should appear, instead the screen goes black and my monitor reads "no PC signal", as if the PC is not connected to the monitor. But that cannot be the case because it showed the windows loading screen on the monitor.
This problem keeps occuring now. It was working perfectly fine up to today. I booted the computer up in safe mode which worked fine, and re-installed the latest nvidia geforce 7300 se graphics card driver. I then rebooted in normal mode and the problem still occured where the screen is black and says "no PC signal." I don't know what to do now, i tried a new vga cable already, but that didn't fix it.
anybody else run into this problem and solve it?
help!
 

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Hello everyone, I'm new here, and I want to start by saying I have minimal experience with my computer (I just built it yesterday using a YouTube video to guide me) so when replying with an answer, don't hesitate to ask obvious questions.

I built my gaming computer yesterday, and it turned on, I installed Windows 10, and everything was working fine. However just a while ago, I took out one of the smaller cables that goes into the CD drive (not the one that supplies power, but the other one) and connected it to my hard drive, because I only had two of those cables and one was going into my SSD. I wanted my computer to detect both hard drives, so I went into the BIOS, and I saw that it acknowledged both hard drives, and then I clicked save and reset. Unfortunately, the new problem is, my monitor won't display anything. It was working 100% fine, and all I did was change the smaller cable from the CD drive to the hard drive, and now my monitor won't display. The cables going into the SSD and the HDD are both connected into the SATA ports on my motherboard, and they both are also connected to my power supply. I have checked to see if it was the monitor by some unlucky chance, and it is working fine (I plugged it into another computer, using the same power outlets, so it's not the outlets either). My computer turns on, and I hear no beeps or anything, and my screen does not display "no input" or anything like that, it simply has a black screen, the monitor is on, and c... Read more

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So my prob is that every time i try to do something on my computer [like watch videos ect] my screen after a while [sometimes 1hour,sometimes 20 mins] turns black and just shows no signal or just black.

I have no idea what to do.I tried to virus scan/spybot search over and over.obviously it not the prob.


I tryed to run windows in safe mode and then it only happens in 6hours or so [i have this prob for a while now so i even noticed the time gap]

could the problem be in my video card? damaged or something.

And if theres any way to enable sound in windows safe mode?
[i could use my pc then without any problems..and yes i know safe mode is for troubleshot'n only but im not going to visit porn sites or such..in other words-safe pasword protected sites ect.]

please help me,i really dont have a clue what to do.

A:Screen turns black [shows no signal]

Post all hardware specs, including power supply wattage and brand.

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Got the computer from a family member, I tried fixing it for them first and I thought it was the video card so I tried a different one and still nothing. So it was unplugged and stored for months then they just gave it to me. Well I took it home and started messing with it turned it on a cple of times nothing. Moved wires around put different psu in nothing, put it back to normal it started right up powered screen up I got into windows but it had a lot of lag so I went to restart it so I could do a fresh install and screen shut off... note when it wasn't working before this point the cpu fan ran at full rpm when turned on but slowed down when it worked this first time. I turned it on and off cple times nothing unplugged psuand back in it worked enough to reinstall windows and went to restart nothing. When plugged my speakers in to see if it beeps it started up! Its toying with me, restarted it again nothing so next try I pushed on the cpu thinking the mobo was bad it started up and woked for a cple restarts and quit... I tightened. The mobo screws down to the case and worked for awhile and then started acting up on restart. It will turn on once after it sits awhile unplugged with the bios battery out. I'm confused... bad bios or the mobo? I have unplugged all things that aren't needed for start up different hd with same effect. Only thing I haven't tried yet is the ram. I'm at work and will mess with it more later. Its a compaq presario or w.e amd 3800+ 2.4 ght proc two 512m... Read more

A:computer turns on but screen stays black

The PSU was probably bad, replacing it should have fixed it. There may be bad caps on the motherboard or something is grounding on the MOBO to the case and causing it to not boot. Take everything apart. Take Heat Sync off of processor and apply Thermal Paste. Take MOBO out of case and check to see if there are any burn marks, bad caps, or if there are any risers missing off the case keeping the MOBO from touching the case.

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I started having issues yesterday, the day after I installed teamviewer a program that is on my iPad also to remotely control the laptop. At first the screen started freezing when I was in the middle of a Java game. So I restarted the laptop only to have it freeze at the main screen (after login).

The screen would freeze the display would change to a very low resolution (I think). So I kept restarting it only to repeat. Until eventually once past the windows logo the screen would turn black and blank. Sometimes the display would turn on black and blank and other times it would do that after the logo.

A few times I managed to get it to go into safe mode and I restored to a few days ago but it made no difference, I also tried many other things like changing some settings but nothing worked.

So after like 2 or 3 hours I Rolled back and disabled "nvidia quadro nvs 135m" (since I read it might be causing the issue and I should uninstall it which I couldn't), once I disabled it I restarted the computer and made it to the main screen without issues, and I could even load my game. I enabled it again And restarted the computer only to have the same issues so I disabled it again after finally getting into safe mode.

I don't know if it works fine now, I left it on at most for 5-10 minutes without any issues and I never actually logged into the game to see if it works.
Like I said I tried restoring to an earlier time but I think the issue is with that particula... Read more

A:Display turns on to blank black screen

Go here:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/ScannForce.aspx?lang=en-us
Check automatically for a video driver for the on-board "nvidia quadro nvs 135m" video card. Doing this may solve your problem
 

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Hey guys!

I recently bought a new computer (all separate components which my brother assembled for me) and everything works fine. But as soon as I launch any game (like Crysis, Painkiller, Bioshock) the screen turns black and it doesn't respond to anything anymore. Old online games like quake live run like a charm though. Beyond good and evil runs smoothly, but somehow the eyes don't always follow the rest of the model, making the characters look like retards all the time.

System:

case: Antec Sonata III 500 Zwart, 500 Watt
motherboard: Asus P5Q SE PLUS
processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 (C1) 2.83 GHz, 1333 MHz, 12 MB, Boxed
videocard: Asus EN9800GT/HTDP/1GD3 1024 MB
memory: Kingston HyperX Dual Channel 4 GB, PC8500, 1066 MHz, Kit Of 2
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB, 7200 Rpm, 32 MB, S-ATA II/300
monitor: LG LCD Monitor W2261V-PF 21.5 Inch / 54.61 Cm, 2 Ms, Zwart
mouse: Logitech Mouse Optical Wheel S96 PS/2
Keyboard: Logitech Ultra-X Premium Keyboard USB, Zwart, Qwerty
Sound system: don't remember the name . It says sweex and is 2.1.

Obviously I have already updated all the drivers, and tried tweaking some settings in the videocard driver, but nothing helped.

Does anybody have any ideas how to fix this! Do you think it's a hardware problem or software?
It's really grinding my gears because it's just new and I want it to work perfectly . (I don't really play a lot of games, but I just want it to work! oh, and 3d software l... Read more

A:My new PC's screen turns black when launching a game

Sounds like your video card is not installed and setup properly. I'd recommend going through the whole installation & setup from the start. If the problem continues then you need to test the vide card.

-- Andy
 

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I have a Lenovo Z585 and it seems to be stuck in the early stage of boot up. When powered up the Cap sensor buttons flash every second and the caps lock indicator flashes every other second. The problems seemed to occur after windows 8.1 automatic update. I have tried battery and power lead out, pressing power power on for 30 sec but it did not work. Any advice would be most appreciated.
 

A:Lenovo Z585 turns on but black screen

I tried looking in the maintenance manual, but there are no mentions of what your blinking lights mean. I think you need to take it in for service.
 

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Hello all

Just got myself this (old) new computer, that I was going to use for a media center. But it randomly crashes, and i can't seem to figure out why. I formated it yesterday, so I doubt it would be a virus.

Sometimes it goes black, and picture returns within a few seconds, but other times it freezes up completely. When I restart it (with the power button) I cant get pasted the BIOS screen, but if I unplug the power supply, and hit the power button a few times and then plug in the power, it starts up like normal. (does that make it a RAM issue?)

Freezes have happened doing the following: Using XBMC (both in menus and while watching a video), while Internet Download Manager was running. While file transfer was running, and a few times while i wasnt at the computer.

Specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
ATI Radeon HD 5670
Intel Core i3 CPU
6GB RAM
Phillips TV (Connected with HDMI)

Let me know if you need any other information.
Thanks

A:Computer freezes and screen turns black

The problems you describe typically mean hardware problems. Please follow the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html to provide us with your system logs and application logs. Those can help to find software conflicts, system errors, application errors, and sometimes point to hardware problems, as well. You do not have to be getting a blue screen crash for those to help us determine the cause of your problems.

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My laptop from time to time will just shut down the screen to a black screen, I can still hear things running in the background, example a game will be playing but nothing on screen. I have to push the button to shut the whole computer down and restart, could it be the screen going, or is there a fix for this, Thank you so much,

A:Screen turns black while everything still runs in background

Hi @rparks315, Welcome to the HP Forum! It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide: First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. You stated you have the  G72 - 866US , did you mean the  G72 - B66US?  HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number? I understand that while playing games your screen will go blank or black but the processes are still running in the background. To regain access, you must restart the notebook.Have you done all your Windows updates? Have you run the HP Support Assistant?  If you connect an external monitor, do you have the same issue? Here are links I think may help: HP Notebook PCs - Computer Locks Up or Freezes When Playing a Game,   HP Notebook PCs - Green Screen and Other Video Playback Issues (Windows 8, 7) and HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting a Notebook LCD Panel Issue (Windows 8/8.1, 7).Please let me know the outcome. Thanks for participating in the HP Forums where we want to help you as well as others who may experience a similar issue as yourself. Please consider marking the post that resolves your issue as "Accept as Solution" to help other community members! To show appreciation for my efforts kindly click the "Thumbs Up" below.

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Ok, so...I just got over my BSOD problem by disabling crossfire on my system. It was working fine for a few days (And it still technically is), but I'm having a strange issue now. The computer turns on and loads windows fine, but the screen is black until Windows actually loads. Basically, I don't see a splash screen for the motherboard and there's no way for me to get into the BIOS.

Has anyone experienced this problem before? Any ideas?

System Specs:
Processor: Intel i7 3960x
Motherboard: ASRock Extreme 9 X79 chipset
16 GB of RAM: Corsair Vengeance 1600 Mhz
Graphics: 2 x Radeon 7970's (Both cards are connected, despite Crossfire being disabled)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate - 64 Bit

A:Screen goes black UNTIL windows turns on: Can't get into BIOS

Does the motherboard have a built in video port? You could try hooking your monitor to that to get into the BIOS. Then from there.. not sure, maybe the internal video port was enabled by a BIOS reset or something, try turning it off and maybe it'll then use your normal card(s) during POST?

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i was transhering a file to my psp and then my computer froze so i waited about 5 mins and still nothing i hit alt+ctrl+delete and i click log out... then i went to log back in it brong me to a black screen only with a mouse nothing else so i waited an other 5 mins nothing so i hit the power boutten and still it says welcome then it goes to a black screen but please some one help me ( i was thinking that it was my video card (redean 9800pro) so i took that out and put in a redean 9700pro but it didnt do anything just like it was be for ) so some one plesa help me.....

A:my vista screen turns black with only mouse

Welcome to the Vista BSOP (Black Screen of Procrastination)
I don't have anything to share except your pain. I am in a very similar situation. Will be monitoring this thread for any progress you make.

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whenever i play a game, approximately, 40 mins-1hr later, both horizontal and vertical purple lines show up on my screen. the game is still visible though. after about 5 mins of the purple lines, which get worse every minute, the screen flickers and turns black continuously. after approximately 2 mins of this, the screen turns black altogether. when i try alt+tab the screen stays black but i know it's worked because i hear the sound that the messages my friends have left me on msn

this has been happening for the past few days. one game does work, oblivion, and my friend gave me this on a disk. some other games which have the above problem are frozen throne, fable- the lost chapters and soldier front. frozen throne and warcraft 3 are iso files and i thought that that might've been the problem but soldier front is a free online game and it also has the problem.

could it be a problem with my graphics card? NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT. (Resolution 1024 by 768 by 32.)

any help will be really appreciated. THANKS in advance!!!!
 

A:Screen Flickers Then Turns Black(When Gaming)

Possibly a heat issue. Have you cleaned out the inside of your system recently?
Try installing something like Speedfan (free download, easy to find via Google) and have that running. Then you can monitor your CPU, GPU etc temperatures.

Also, ensure all your drivers are up to date.

No guarantees this is the problem but anything that is fairly quick, free and easy is worth a shot first of all.
 

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i can see the screen being illuminated but i cant see anything, i hear windows starting up and everything... what could it be?
 

A:Screen turns on but stays completely black

If it's a laptop then the LCD lamp could be working but there's something else wrong with the LCD.

Can you see the bios screens and info right before the Windows starts?
 

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I've checked to see that the hard drive is spinning and it is. the hdd access light flashes.i have not checked the ram yes since it's a laptop and difficult to get to. but i'm pretty sure that's not the issue. since from what i've listened to it sounds like it goes through post then sits the fro about thirty seconds probly asking if i want to start windows in safe mode normal. when i just sit there after about that much time has past the cpu fans start going again a little faster and i can here that it's accessing the hard drive but since i can' see anything it's hard to tell if that's true. i'm thinking that it's a bad graphics card but i'm not sure.
 

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ok so the problem is that sometimes you can see the picture and sometimes you can't see it. i don't know what causes that but that's what happens. i got it working again. but after it went to sleep the screen never came back on. would that mean that there is something wrong with one of the windows files? i know one of them is the one used to bring the computer back from sleep mode. it's running windows vista. maybe this isn't a hardware issue?
 

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Hi all,

My faithful desktop of 2 years has started pushing up daisies:
I was playing GTA5 when the monitor lost connection to the computer and I had to restart. When I started back up, the message that appears after a bluescreen popped up. This started happening more and more frequently, whenever I started any game, then sometimes when I'd just have Firefox open, then about half the time I tried to start up the computer it'd happen at the login screen.

I did a Malwarebytes scan a few days before this started happening and it turned up clean, and I haven't changed the hardware in 2 years. I tried updating my video card drivers, to no avail.

The weird thing is how inconistent it is--I was able to play GTA for several hours last night, then it happened again. Sometimes it automatically restarts, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes the power light flashes. Sometimes it makes me go through Startup Repair (which never finds anything).

I have no idea what could be causing this. BlueScreenView says it's a graphics driver about half the time, but not all the time. Memtest86 said the RAM was fine. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I can post SysInfo results and the minidump files if they'd help; I'm on my laptop right now because the system in question is really unreliable.

Thanks in advance.

Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Core i7-3930k
8GB DDR3 RAM
EVGA GTX 470
ASRock X79 Extreme3
 

A:Screen turns black, then computer shuts off

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Hey everyone,

My laptop, (it's an HP Pavilion dv6 running Windows 7) recently started having this terrible problem. What happens is that I'm doing something totally non computer-intensive when all of a sudden the screen just turns black and a second or two later shuts off. It seems as though if I don't use it for a couple of days, and then boot it up, it doesn't have the problem. But once I turn it off and turn it on again, it happens.

For example, yesterday, after not using it for about two weeks, I had it on for about an hour or two before turning it off on my own. Today, I was on the internet reading an article, and had my virus software (McAfee) running a scan. I thought it was going to be okay, as if it was going to go black and turn off, it would have done so already. But, within 20-30 minutes of it being on, it did just that... it went black and turned off. I turned it on again, curious to see how long it would take to happen this time. I made it to the desktop before it went black and shut off after about 2-3 minutes.

Another thing of interest is that when it is on, it is very slow, much slower than usual. And another thing. A long while back, I had set my desktop so that it would change pictures every 10 minutes. I forgot exactly when this started, but the images don't change anymore. I thought it was just a mild annoyance, but I'm wondering if it's a symptom of the overall issue?

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About 2 weeks ago the windows 10 system wanted to update and then i ignored it caus i was in a hurry. Now it won't start up anymore. Tried different reset and the F-functions don't work either.

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After upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, the screen turns black when the power cord is attached after receiving a Low Battery notice. Also, if the cord is attached when the PC  is turned on, the screen goes black after the HP logo appears.

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Ok can anybody please help me to figure out how to get my monitor to stop blinking off after 2 seconds. Wht i mean is just 2weeks ago if i turn on my computer it will load but at start up the screen will turn black after to seconds. Meaning i can hear everything in the background i just cant see anything b/c the monitor blinks out and the only way to see the display i would have to hit the power swicth on the monitor on and off every 2 seconds b/c thats how long the display lasts....someone please help b/c i just recently bought this monitor in 2009 b/c the original monitor that came with my 2006 computer went out.
 

A:my computer starts up but then the screen turns black after 2 seconds

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I'm stumped! About a month ago my windows file manager (both Xplorer2 and Windows Explorer which both worked perfectly for years) started malfunctioning when I right-click my mouse on a displayed executable (.exe) program icon.

The rotating 'Busy' icon appears for a few seconds and then the screen turns black. A few seconds later all the desktop icons begin reappearing but I appear to have exited the file manager.

So far I've tried:

1. Anti-Virus scans. (AVG, Avast, Malwarebytes, MS Security Essentials, etc.)
2. Replacing IE9 with IE8. (Windows Explorer and IExplorer both use the same source program.)
3. Downloaded and ran HijackThis. (I don't know what to do with the results log.)

None of the above steps helped. Does anybody have any thought on what I should try next? Thanks!

A:Windows Explorer turns screen black and exits

What is HijackThis? I wouldn't trust third-party software unless it was recommended by a expert.

Are you able to upload the results log onto the forums, maybe it will contain some useful information related to the problem.

Thanks,

Harry

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i dont know what to do, i have had computers for years, but never had one do this before, it doesnt happen everytime i open windows but it happens enough to be a problem. i just got this laptop a week ago and it has worked fine being used everyday for hours until yesterday. when i open IE the screen pops up and it sometime freezes or screen stays white with my homepage title in the address bar but nothing happens, sometimes when i open a second screen it will turn black and small white windows open with little white boxes with gray exclamation points inside them. at the same time this started happening i noticed that when i right click and click on open in new window, it doesnt do it and opens window taking me away from the screen i was on, it has been doing that alot too. i noticed that 2 days ago i had left the computer on overnight, when i came into the frontroom to wake it up the next morning the IE emblem in the task bar was gone and i had to put it back???? also sometimes when i am on a website, my cursor even dissapears and right after it happens the screen will lock up too. Happens on many different sites but happens alot on yahoo too. can anyone tell me what is going on please????
my computer is only a week and a half old and it is a:
Lenovo B570
Model: 1068AFU
CPU: Sandy Bridge (B950)
8gb RAM
500gb Hard Drive
ODD: RAMBO
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

please help

A:ie locks up,screen turns white &/or black and freezes!

forgot to mention this above, but before i even turned computer on for the first time, a 4gb ram upgrade was installed, could this be caused by a faulty memory card?????????

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Hello team,

About since the beginning of this week. My computer would, without reason, turn off (the screen goes black) and reboots. This has happened about 5 times now this week, but prior to that, it has never done this. At first, my primary suspect in my mind was Firefox/Flash Shockwave because the time the shut-off happens, it's when I was online. I updated all software and reduced hardware acceleration in response. However, the last time this has happened, I was not online, so I'm ruling Firefox and Shockwave out.

I ran some heat tests with SpeedFan and my cores and GPU seem optimal (unless occasionally exceeding 60 C is a problem) so I can probably rule overheating out (it's not like the fans roar before the computer shuts off). I did virus scans and they came up clean.

I have a Dell Studio XPS 435MT that has approached its 5th year this summer. All of its hardware is stock except the power supply, I had it replaced around May of this year because the original died out unexpectedly. However, since that time, I had no problems with the new one. I could give the name of the power supply but I don't have it on-hand at the moment.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

A:Computer Shuts Off And Turns Back On (black Screen)

Hi Welcome to PCHF,

The following will help gathering some more information from the system...

Download MiniToolBox and save the file to the Desktop.
Close the browser and run the tool, check the following options:
List last 10 Event Viewer logList Devices (select Only Problems)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Minidump FilesList Restore Points
Click on Go.

Post the resulting log in your next reply.

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