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display goes black and pc dies

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by freebeans, Sep 7, 2015.

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  1. freebeans

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    I have a pc with 5200 dual proc chip 2.5 mghz. It has 4 gig memory. I have an nvidia geforce 610 external graphics card running 2 monitors. Everything was working fine until I installed windows up date. One of the updates was for the graphics card. Almost immediately after upgrade, I started having problems. Unit may run 10 minutes or several hours, then screen goes black and unit turns off. I have a dual boot machine, so I tried running under xp. It ran all day yesterday. No problem. I also ran it with the integrated video port and that worked ok. This morning I booted into windows 8, within 10 ninutes it died. I get an event id of 41. How do i figure out which upgrade causing problem and how do I remove it. I was gonna try restore However it wasnt configered to run before this happened.
     
  2. Tabvla

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    Have you tried booting with only one monitor connected..? And if you get the same problem with monitor "A" have you then tried booting with only monitor "B"..?

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    Problem is fixed. I removed the device under device manager, then rebooted. It defaulted to an older driver that worked fine. I let machine run all night and day. Works fine. I then updated to lastest driver, still works fine.
     
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    Good news..:) Please mark your Thread as "Solved".

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