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Black Screen(Not Black Screen of Death)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by str555ilol, Feb 10, 2010.

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  1. str555ilol

    str555ilol Thread Starter

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    Ok, so whenever I watch a video on my harddrive(.avi format usually) or if I watch a video off youtube, I will get a permanant black screen. My computer keyboard will not respond, and I will have to hard restart my computer.

    My Graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce GT 220.

    My driver is currently that of the one found here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&os=4063&product=4003065

    I tried the driver that the Nvidia website tells me to use;

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_winvista_64bit_196.21_whql.html

    But that driver gave me previous problems found at;

    http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/896318-freeze-problems-after-installing-windows.html#post7161920

    From what I have experienced, This "black screen" will occur if I use any form of flash player, if I use VLC media player, or Windows Media player. Oddly, from the couple of movies that I have seen on DVD format where I insert a DVD into my drive, the computer will not give me a black screen. I also play video games and have no problems from them.

    Any ideas as to what the problem is?

    EDIT: In addition, my monitor is supposed to have a drive, My monitor = Acer p224w, Im running Windows 7 64-bit. I was suggested that I should get a driver for it even though there is no available driver for it that is Windows 7 64-bit compatible. http://us.acer.com/acer/service.do?...tx1g.c2att92=453&ctx1.att21k=1&CRC=2054404012

    Therefor, should I still DL a driver, and if so, which one? there are no 64-bit compatible ones...
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Overheating graphics card? Check its fan, if any, cooling fins, and air flow. Move other cards away if possible.

    Corrupted codecs? Many "packs" contain substandard codecs.
     
  3. str555ilol

    str555ilol Thread Starter

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    I dont think its overheating

    How do I check for corrupted codecs?
     
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