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  1. sobroken

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    Hi!

    Really hoping you can help me, no idea how to even Google this! Once a few months ago, I turned my PC on to see the screen pictured below. I reset it and all was fine. Then, twice this morning, it did it again. After a reset it worked perfectly both times, but I'm really worried I have a ticking timebomb on my hands.

    Does anyone have a clue what might be causing this? And should I start saving for new parts/a new computer?

    Thanks so much!
     
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    Opps my SysInfo too ....

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 4078 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 87126 MB; E: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 80908 MB;
    Motherboard: Foxconn, H61MXV/-LE/H67MXV
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
     
  4. Tabvla

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    What type of cable do you use to connect the monitor to the PC ?

    T.
     
  5. sobroken

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    Thanks for your reply. I use an HDMI cable. Come to think of it, I have replaced the monitor between the time of the first incident and today. But I am still using the same cable, if that makes a difference.
     
  6. armadillo_

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    Does the computer still reply to mouse, keyboard inputs while it's in that state?

    Because this happened to me. Reallocating my RAM sticks solved it. I applied some contact cleaner as well.
     
  7. Tabvla

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    If you had been using a D-Sub cable then my suggestion would have been to look carefully for a bent pin. I have seen this type of video quite often with D-Sub cables and they are almost always the result of a bent pin.

    HDMI cables don't have that problem. However, there is still a possibility that the cable is faulty or that there is a faulty connection between the cable and the sockets. Changing the cable may be a simple and inexpensive place to start.

    T.
     
  8. sobroken

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    Thank you for your answers, I have changed the cable but it did it again! It only happens on startup though and so it's hard to tell if it is responding to keyboard and mouse commands. I will try having a look at my RAM to see if that is the problem. Thank you.
     
  9. Tabvla

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    The other option that you could try is to look at the Start-up programs. See if there is anything in the list that may cause this problem. You could try to temporarily disable anything that you may suspect of being the cause.

    Another option is to have the screen on Standby when you start the computer. Wait until the disk indicator light settles down and then bring the screen out of Standby. See if that solves it.

    T.
     
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