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Screen goes black randomly

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jess93x, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Jess93x

    Jess93x Thread Starter

    Nov 9, 2019
    I have HP ProBook 450 G3, around 3 years old.

    Randomly, my screen goes black for a few seconds, then the computer plays a sound ("Windows Hardware insert" sound) and then the screen goes back to normal. The computer (system) is normally running inbetween and it usually lasts for about 10 seconds. I haven't really figured out if there is any pattern behind the times when my computer does this. I've searched through forums but I haven't found any solutions that would work for me. My display and video card drivers are all updated.

    Thank you for your help.
  2. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    Very likely a hardware fault. Windows thinks new hardware is being installed (hence the sound and message).
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