In WinXP @ sign in screen it goes black for a second...

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Yakkum

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Okay, I'm sure that this problem is nothing to be worried about. It has been this way for a while and I don't really mind it but I'm just not sure if my LAPTOP has always done this or if it started a while ago.

Anyway, during boot up when it goes to the sign in screen after a few seconds it will go to an all black screen like the video isn't getting to the screen for about a second (or two maybe). It doesn't seem to affect anything else but I was just wondering what might be causing this or if it is normal or what.

If I type my password in really fast and get it to load the desktop it will still go black on the desktop for a second too. It seems to do this on every boot up.

Does anyone know why this might be happening and what I could do to stop it?

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I don't know how to stop it, but this system blanks the screen three times when the first graphic boot screen with the progress bar is displayed. When the bar gets all the way across, it pauses for about 10 seconds and does the blanking dance for some reason. It's done it since I installed it, I can only assume that it's the video drivers initializing for some reason. Curiously, I can force that behavior by setting the nVidia nView option for TV-Out in properties, it also does the same dance at about the same speed.
 

cnm

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Normal. Screen will go black every time the OS changes the video mode.
 

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Originally posted by cnm:
Normal. Screen will go black every time the OS changes the video mode.
I don't know why it would be changing it's video mode, other systems with the same patch level of W2K don't blink that screen. I do suspect it has something to do with the video drivers, but since it doesn't hurt anything, I haven't bothered to look for it. :D
 
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I have the same problem with my Dell Laptop, when I start up, the screen gpes black for a second and my mouse moves to the middle of the desktop. It is really annoying, how do I get rid of it? It stopped for a while, but it started doing it again...
 

Yakkum

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Hey, that's the exact same thing that happens to me. I don't really know how to get rid of it, but these people seem to think it's normal. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
 

cnm

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Most monitors go black when you change video mode. Windows comes up in Web colors - a selection of 216 colors from the colors available in 16-bit color, and then changes to your setting, which is probably 24- or 32- bit color. The Windows splash screen comes up in 800*600 resolution and then switches to whatever you have configured.
 
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