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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BradFazner, May 3, 2008.

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  1. BradFazner

    BradFazner Thread Starter

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    hey sorry that i've posted this samish message in other forums, i'm new to this posting stuff.

    when i start windows especially, my screen goes black anytime a program begins to load. it turns off up to 3 times every time a program is loading and then it's fine until i start another program. there is no blacking out during demanding video games. i have uninstalled and installed the newest video card drivers. this has been a bit annoying, but i installed linux and it is constantly turning the screen black so i am stuck with windows xp.
    this wasn't a problem before i bought a new motherboard and ram and processor.

    thank you so much for any help!! this has just been annoying for soooo long and i havent found any of my friends that is smart enough to figure this out.
     
  2. Gnomad

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    I would recommend downloading and running Memtest and use it to test your RAM.
     
  3. BradFazner

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    sorry for taking so long,
    i downloaded the image and mounted it, but i don't think i know what to do with it, i also mounted the image and clicked on the boot file...should i burn this image and use it as a boot disc?
     
  4. Gnomad

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    Yeah, you burn the ISO image to a cd and then boot from the cd. Let the test run overnight for more accurate results.
     
  5. jamesx121

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    when I built my new system I was having trouble with my screen going black after
    about a half-hour of installing the video card, then restarting Vista.
    I would see the start post messages then nothing.

    turned out when I originally installed Vista. it used a VGA driver during the O/S
    install process. when I installed the Nvidia software it conflicted with this driver.
    I have a View Sonic screen. I had to download the latest 32bit Vista driver for my
    monitor from View Sonic's web-site. going into device manager it finally showed
    my monitor correctly by name and as a DVI device.
    after that the Nvidia software worked with-out a hitch. works fine.

    so go in to device manager and see what you have listed for monitor and if
    it says your device by name or just generic VGA device.

    the monitor driver is different from the video graphics driver--

    graphics driver from Nvidia or ATI
    monitor driver from who ever made the monitor:eek::eek:
     
  6. BradFazner

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    i will try the image tonight, but my device manager just says plug and play monitor
     
  7. BradFazner

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    well i did it and it worked fine, but it found no errors, an other ideas?
     
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