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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by John1289, Apr 15, 2006.

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  1. John1289

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    So here's the deal. About a week ago my pc's monitor started to randomly turn on and off on it's own. I then swapped the monitor with another one. The problem still persisted. Later that night (last night) I bought a new video card. The problem is still persisting. Now to make problems worse, sometimes after windows is done loading, the screen will turn off and then just eventually shut the computer off. Also, everything freezes sometimes as well and then I have to restart the computer, but then it sometimes doesn't even load up windows and the monitor just stays in like a stand-by mode. Thanks if anyone could help me out.
     
  2. dustyjay

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    is it the monitor shutting off or losing signal? In other words, does the power lite on themonitor go out? It actually sounds like either a software problem (Windows) or a power supply problem.
     
  3. John1289

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    The computer goes on and then the monitor turns on and then a few seconds or minutes later it goes from the green light to the orange light. It's like the monitor says "Power Save"
     
  4. fleamailman

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    What are your specs and have you checked the temp in the BIOS
     
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    Yeah, ill post them as soon as the computer lets me on.
     
  7. fleamailman

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    How much time do you have about before things blanc out
     
  8. fleamailman

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    Just to recap,
    it isn't the monitor because you've swopped it,
    it isn't the garphics card you're swopped it,
    have looked in the devmgmt.msc about drivers
    have checked the BIOS for heat problems
    have cleaned the comp of dest
    have no visible signs of malware
     
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    Thanks what does the cpu read like, does the comp feel slow or overworked.
     
  11. John1289

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    It doesn't seem to be going slow at all. But what is have looked in the devmgmt.msc about drivers and have checked the BIOS for heat problems? Cause I haven't done those and don't know how.
     
  12. moneyspider1

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    are you using a wireless key board?
     
  13. John1289

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    no, im not using a wireless keyboard.
     
  14. fleamailman

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    OK, runcommand time.

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    press; windows botton and R botton
    typpe; devmgmt.msc
    press; enter

    do look see yellow mark of device, meaning driver missing?

    2,
    same thing
    type; taskmgr
    processes
    look at cpu usage, is it high then.
     
  15. John1289

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    what is runcommand time?
     
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