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jedijcl

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Hello to anyone and everyone that submits their ideas and suggestions about this problem i'm having. Well here goes. I just recently reloaded my computer with windows xp and now everytime i put a disk "just about any disk" into my cd-rom my monitor will go blank. It acts "the monitor that is" like it gets unplugged from the computer. The pc is still running. Thank you for your time.
 

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Welcome,

After is goes black how do you recover from it to get a picture back??

Have you installed your Video card Driver?
 

jedijcl

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I have to eject the disk then power my computer completly off and then turn it back on. After i do that the pc works normally again until i try to put a disk back into the cd-rom. Yes i have installed the lasted drivers for my video card.
 

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Understood....

What else do you have hooked up to the PC.....like second Hard drives...DVD drives ..printers etc?
 

jedijcl

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I only have 1 hard drive, the only cd-rom i use is a dvd-rw as my main disk drive. No printers or other devices are currently hooked up.
 

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Try lowering the screen resolution by Right clicking on a empty place on your desktop and choose Properties then Settings and see what happens...

You say almost all disk it does this......what disks does it not do it?
 

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I've tried lowering the screen resolution all the way down but that doesn't work. I've place just a data disk and a dvd into the drive and they seem to work but the screen will still flicker on and off a couple of times before it settles down and works correctly. When i'm trying to install the video game World of Warcraft thats when it has been messing up every single time.
 

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Go Start then Run type dxdiag click OK

when loaded make sure that at the bottom says DirectX 9.0c

Then click on the Display tab and on the left is your Video card ...let us know what it is
 

jedijcl

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It says video card name " NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 "
is that all you wanted to know from that screen or did i forget to include more data?
 

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When the screen opend up first after typing dxdiag at the bottom area did it say DirectX 9.0c?
 

jedijcl

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Yes it did. Do you believe it to be a hardware issue instead of a software problem?
 

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I think it's your video card , at least for the game ....your video card I believe is only 64mb
 

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But I haven't had any problems in the past with the game and i've had the game with the same video card for over a year. A friend of mine said it was a hardware issue but i'm not sure which piece of hardware he is refering to, the DVD-rom drive maybe?
 

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OK understand.....didn't know it has been working before

Do you play the game from CD?
 

jedijcl

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No, once i had the game loaded i didn't need to have the cd in the drive. Sorry for the confusion. I have a ATI Radeon 9250 256mp video card, should i install that to see if that will help?
 
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