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Windows Hangs after blackout

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ZeeAniMus, Oct 30, 2011.

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  1. ZeeAniMus

    ZeeAniMus Thread Starter

    Oct 29, 2011
    I'm running on vista home basic 32 bit...
    Whenever I run a game or use windows media player or windows photo gallery ... My computer screen turns black and the computer stops responding...
    I need HELP ASAP
    What could be causing this problem???

    It only started two days ago...
    Thanks in advance

    This problem is also there when I try to open a new tab in firefox....

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 2044 Mb
    Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4850, 512 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 70737 MB, Free - 22306 MB; E: Total - 81886 MB, Free - 26947 MB;
    Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D945GCNL, AAD97184-105, BTNL803009CU
    Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Those symptoms suggest to me a possible problem with the graphics (display) card or its driver.

    You could try Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking. If the problem does not occur in that mode then the cause is likely software--maybe a driver. You could then try a System Restore to just before the problem began. If the problem does occur in Safe Mode then I suspect a hardware defect.
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