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Question: Computer turns on to blank screen

I have an Ispiron 530s desktop (XP Home). When I try to turn on the computer, the CPU fan is very loud and constant. I get no desktop. Both the monitor and the computer on/off button are amber color, no green. What could be the problem? What should I check first?

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Answer: Computer turns on to blank screen

Usually the amber color indicates a power problem... as if your power adapter or cable to the power adapter is broken, or the power socket is damaged.

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I was wondering what was wrong and how can i fix my computer. When i turn it on its a blank screen and it just shuts off by itself. Then it turns on by it self with a blank screen and then turns off again repeatedly. How can i fix and whats the problem?

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Ok... So i have a Compaq Presario cq3020an and yesterday i walked in and it had a BLUE SCREEN OF DEATHHH...not taking much notice of it i restarted my pc only to find that the screen would be on...but completely blank...the light on the screen is solid, and my mouse laser is red...theres alot of clicks on startup and all the good stuff...but nothing comes on the screen...please help me
 

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My configuration is Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, X1950XTX Radeon, 2gb ram, 250HD, 500w powersupply.
So one day I'm using my computer, which had been working wonders for 3 months, and it just shuts down. Then it wouldn't turn back on, at all, no power anywhere. So, I replaced the power supply. I made no other changes other than the power supply. Now it powers up, all the fans turn on (including from the video card), LED light turns on, even the CD rom driver works but I get nothing at all on the screen. And since i get a blank screen with both of my monitors I can't see how it's a monitor problem. I also get no beeps when I turn the computer on, and although I am not sure, I think the hard drive disk spins.

I can't see how it would be the video card since it was previously working and nothing changed on that. The only thing that makes sense to me is that when the old power supply broke the motherboard or, i hope not, the CPU got damaged. Has anyone seem or heard of someone having a similar problem? What Should I try? How can I find out if its the mother board or the CPU malfunctioning? Thank you for the help.
 

Answer:Computer Turns on but Screen is Blank! Tried Everything, Please Help!

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

First things first, when you installed the new PSU, did you connect the power cord to your graphics card? Did you connect two power connections to your motherboard? Both the 24 pin and the ATX12v connectors?

Assuming you did, I'd strip down to the basics to help with the troubleshooting. Remove your motherboard from the case, and set it on a box beside your case. Intall ONLY the cpu/heatsink, one stick of ram and your graphics card (unless you have onboard graphics as well, in which case do not install your graphics card).

Connect the case's speakers to the motherboard.

Connect your monitor to the graphics, and then use a screwdriver to quickly "short" the two pins normally connected to the case's power on switch.

Tell us exactly what happens at this point. What lights are on, what fans are spinning, and what beeps you are getting. Good luck!

Also, please give us your motherboard make/model number, as well as your PSU maker name.
 

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Resets almost immediately after boot hardware peripherals do not turn on when plugged in(except usb devices)

Answer:Computer Turns on with blank screen

Also, no beep code to indicate successful start up

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I've been trying to solve this problem for over a months, going on different forums, trying to contact a one on one guy to help me, pressing all types of buttons on my keyboard but nothing seems to be working!

I have an all in one Dell desktop that refuses to display not even the start up logo. This problem happened right after I updated my computer. The update said it was going to automatically restart but it didn't and just turned off so I decided to turn it on and thats when it all begun.

I'm not 100% sure if it was the update or could be another problem. I should mention that when i turn on my computer an amber or orange light is present as if it's sleeping rather than the normal white light.

I've tried to reinstall windows on a flash drive but I'm lost and don't know where to go past the everything is installed in the flash drive now I plug it in.

I've haven't had any success in finding a solution anywhere near close so I would really appricate the help!
 

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Hey guys I'm hoping for some help on this one, since i can't seem to figure out what exactly is wrong. I've had my Y510 for about 2 years or so and the only thing ever to go wrong was the right hinge. All of a sudden the other day, I would turn my computer on and only the media buttons/ processor lights would turn on. The screen was totally blank, not even backlit or anything. I tried connecting the compter to an external monitor but I still didn't get anything. Even pressing the NOVO recovery button didn't do anything. Any Ideas would greatly be appreciated. UPDATE: I was reading an article/faq that showed very similar to my problem, however lenovo says I need to update my BIOS. But how would I even going about doing so when I can't even get the lcd to turn on?

Answer:Y510, Computer turns on but blank screen.

I have the same problem here please tell me more if you got the problem solved pls

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Heys, nice to meet everyone.
Well my first problem is that ever since i got my pc (6 yrs ago) it frequently restarted. So i turned off automatically restart & frequently got bsods. The first was DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL & the second one was PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. I searched on google the problems and it said something about my NIC & Sound Driver. So i decided to open up my computer and try to swap my NIC whilst in the process just check out my graphics card and my ram to see if it was faulty, After that i turned on my computer and at first it beeped, then made this screechy sound for a split second and i smelt something weird. After that i turned it off re-inserted the RAM, NIC, GC & when i turn it on i get a blank screen. Both my cd drives keep resetting or blinking and wont open up, All my fans work & the red light and green light under my power button just stays there.

Specs of my computer:
- Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
- NVIDIA Geforce4 MX440SE 64mb
- PC333 512mb RAM x 2 (1024mb)
- 80GB HD + 120GB HD
- GIGABYTE Motherboard (MODEL: GA-8SG800)

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The BSODs are caused when i play games like; Counter-Strike & Warcraft III. Also while i listen to music using WMP10. It can sometimes just be caused from sitting there.
 

Answer:Computer Turns On but Blank Screen & BSOD

wah man u are really something u can use a restart pc for 6 year

i also face this problem before and i only use it for about a year i change another motherboard

ok then,the beep beep beep sound is come from ram which is being wrongly insert or mother board cannot connect it

u smelt something???hopefully u din get ur RAM burn

maybe u get ur mother board or RAM a shock try to run a benchtest on ur pc(i guess is ur motherboard)

it also can cause by power supply with a slim chance
 

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Well it started awhile back when my PSU died so I got a new better one, but the computer would still turn on but stay at a blank screen. I tested my parts and came to the conclusion that it was either my mobo or CPU or both, so I went to the store and got a new Asus mobo and a sempron chip and installed them. The computer still has the same problem and I don't know why and what to do. Sorry for my english and any help is much appreciated.

Please use descriptive thread titles from now on.Thanks.
 

Answer:Computer turns on, but I get a blank screen after replacing bad psu.

So how did you test your parts?

Start with a minimal system - nothing but mobo, PSU, video, CPU and a single RAM module. Preferrably not in the computer case but on a nonconductive surface like a wooden desk.

If it doesn't work, replace the video (if external) and RAM.

Look over your habits. Did you take anti-static precautions when putting the thing together? (Something as basic as touching the computer case or the PSU before touching any other components.) Did you happen to work on the thing while it was plugged on and you dropped a screw on the motherboard?
 

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So I ve encounterd this issue while im playing video games (mostly Tera), in the middle of the game the computer screen goes black (sometemies even other colors), but my computer is still running, although my Hard drive indicator isnt blinking.
I have a:
Intel core i5 3570k, Asus gtx 770, 8 gb of ram, 1TB HDD, 650W Psu,
I dont think its because of overheating, because when i look up the temperatures the max on my gpu is 75? on full load what is fine for the 770, and my cpu is on full load at about 54? max.
So could it be a software problem or my HDD is not working properly.
If anyone could reply i would be thankful.
Thank you!

Answer:While playing video games my computer screen turns black or blank

I really need some help! So if someone wants to reply go ahead.

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my laptop was working fine till this morning when i tried to boot it up. The screen is blank and the laptop keeps on loading the drives pauses and starts loading it up again.. Any ideas? thx

Answer:hp laptop turns on but screen is blank

We need more information. Please look here: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,33586.html

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Hi,

I have had this problem since i recently bought my new laptop.

I got my laptop in December of 2009 and it is a Hp Pavilion dv7 with windows 7 Home premium 64-Bit.

The screen randomly turns black and then it turns on again and everything is normal again but i get a pop up saying that there was an error in the display driver.

I tried to solve the problem with and this is the report that came up.

Description
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: FFFFFA8003E844E0
BCP2: FFFFF88005295490
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1
Bucket ID: X64_0x117_Tdr:2_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
Server information: a22e26d7-0c9a-49f6-8336-fd93750b8c77
Can anyone please help me.
Thank You
Manvir

Answer:Screen Turns blank and i get an error

  
Quote: Originally Posted by manvir


Hi,

I have had this problem since i recently bought my new laptop.

I got my laptop in December of 2009 and it is a Hp Pavilion dv7 with windows 7 Home premium 64-Bit.

The screen randomly turns black and then it turns on again and everything is normal again but i get a pop up saying that there was an error in the display driver.

I tried to solve the problem with and this is the report that came up.

Description
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: FFFFFA8003E844E0
BCP2: FFFFF88005295490
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1
Bucket ID: X64_0x117_Tdr:2_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
Server information: a22e26d7-0c9a-49f6-8336-fd93750b8c77
Can anyone please help me.
Thank You
Manvir



First we need the actual DMP file. use these to find and upload it to us. http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html

It is telling you that there is a problem with your video driver. You need to go to nvidia and download the newest version.

Completely uninstall the current driver, and only install the driver, not the other junk that comes with it
Let us know if you need help

Ken

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Every since I installed my Radeon 9250, on startup after about a min or so, the screen turns black like it would when you change display settings (ie. resolution, refresh rate etc.). What can I do to stop this?
 

Answer:Screen turns blank on start up for a second of two...

It may be blanking out like its changing resolutions because it is in fact doing just that. Are you using a DVI to analog converter on the back of your video card? because thats just what it does.
 

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My laptop can be switched on as normal, and I see the button light up and hear the fan's whirling noises. Nothing appears on the screen and then the laptop switches off. (It makes the noise it usually makes once I've switched it off myself. I have ruled out the fact it could be over heating because i have cleaned out the fan i recntly had an issue with boot up but i re installed windows from a bootable usb and it was fine for about 24 hours. It started off switching off randomly when i tried to enter my hard drive folders then it started switching off when i right clicked(every time) weird i know then it just got worse and does as i explained at the start any ideas people !?? comepletely NEW PROBLEM
 

Answer:Power on, blank screen then turns off

Now its been on for hours but the screen is just blank. Very weird any ideas ?
 

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Hi guys,

Basically as the title suggests, when I turn on my PC it powers up, I hear fans spinning yet my screen will stay black. To add to this when it stays blank my keyboard also does not light up.

So far the only way for me to access my PC is to turn it off and on a few times, usually including completely disconnecting it from the power for a short while.

PC Specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit)
AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 760
8.00 GB RAM
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V 610W Power Supply

Rocca ISKU Illuminated Gaming Keyboard
Rocca XTD Gaming Mouse
(First time having a gaming mouse/keyboard so I was not sure if maybe they caused problems, sucked extra power etc..)

I'm not too experienced with the ins and outs of computers but all I can think is maybe my PSU is not giving enough power (though I get no warning beeps), my Keyboard might be the issue? I hope you guys can help. I've thought, maybe do I need to update the BIOS? If so how do I do that?
 

Answer:PC Turns on BUT my screen is still black/blank?

Is this a new build that will not post or has it been running then developed a problem?

Have you tried disconnecting ALL drives [both hd and optical] removing any usb device ie printer, scanner, hub, etc and then pw ON? See if the mb will reliably complete POST. If it does complete post a few times, then start connecting devices one at a time until you find the failed part. If it does not complete POST in the above config, then you will need to start swapping parts with known good units; start with the pw supply.

Next post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb installed, exact ram installed, etc. Note 8gig of ram does not really tell us much; 8gig of corsair 123xxx, tells us a lot more.

If you can get the system to post, enter the bios or uefi and post the following info; cpu temp, system temp, 12V, 5V, and 3.3V values.
 

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Hi there! I am no computer guru, but am hoping to make some upgrades to my system so WoW can run smoother and with higher graphics. Currently when I run WoW, the screen will occasionally turn blank, but the computer and monitor will still be on.

My system contains:
-AMD Phenom(tm) II x4 925 Processor 2.8 GHz
-4 GB RAM
-64-bit operating system
-Windows 7 Ultimate
-Nvidia GeForce GT 220 and Nvidia nForce 750a SLI

Please, any help is appreciated it. I would also like recommendations for upgrades if possible
 

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A while ago, my Asus netbook decided to stop working, and it wasn't something that happened while I was using it. Last time I had used it, it worked fine, I turned it off, and when I turned it on again a few hours later, it would turn on but the screen would remain blank. I tried turning it on and off several times, but nothing. Eventually, I got frustrated and decided to open it up. I took it apart as much as I could, and once it was opened up, I decided to turn it on, and just like that, it worked. All I did was open it up, I did not remove any internal hardware or replace anything. I closed it back up, and since then, it's been working fine. I still have no idea how I "fixed" it.

So, that's that. Not too long ago, I bought a Sony Vaio netbook, and just like the Asus one, I am now having the same trouble with this. It was working fine for a while, and then one day, I turn it on and the screen remains blank. I tried opening this one, but it was a bit more difficult to open, and when I opened the Asus, I messed up the keyboard cover, so the keyboard sort of feels like it's indented in. So, I didn't wanna risk doing the same thing to the Sony one.

When I turn it on, the first thing that comes up is a black screen that reads VAIO in the center, and then after that, it's a black screen with a short horizontal blinking white line on the top left corner. The same short line you see when you open cmd.exe. However, if I try to type anythin... Read more

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Whenever I turn the notebook on, it comes on but the screen stays black. What could the problem be? I have also tried using an external monitor but nothing helps.
 

Answer:Acer notebook turns on but screen is blank

the model of laptop?
 

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Our Gateway MS2285 was working just fine this morning. I turned it off normal, by using shut down. I got home from work, hit the power button, did some stuff, came back to the laptop and thought the screen had timed out so I hit the space key to get the screen to come back on. Nothing!

I held the power button down to shut it down, thinking it started wrong. After a 15 second wait, I restarted it. Again nothing. I can faintly hear the fan running but nothing else. The 2 lights showing it's on and the battery is charged light up. I hit the volume buttons and they light up als the P and the one next to it will flash if I hit them ( I don't use them so I don't know if that's normal.)
I looked online for possible solutions and found that people had unplugged it, taken the battery out, held the power key for 20 seconds and restarted...or before restarting it f1, f2, f3, f4 and enter...or hit the fn + f6 keys at the same time. None of these worked at all.

HELP PLEASE!!! My poor old desktop, I'm on now, is slow as molasses We use the laptop a lot.

You are all always so very helpful I hope you can help me resolve this issue very inexpensively.

Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Gateway MS2285 turns on to blank screen

Update..you hear the hum I what I think is the fan in the beginning but then nothing. If you put it up to your ear you hear like computer buzz. When you power if off...by holding the power button...it does that bzzz down.

Please help!!
 

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I started having issues yesterday, the day after I installed teamviewer a program that is on my iPad also to remotely control the laptop. At first the screen started freezing when I was in the middle of a Java game. So I restarted the laptop only to have it freeze at the main screen (after login).

The screen would freeze the display would change to a very low resolution (I think). So I kept restarting it only to repeat. Until eventually once past the windows logo the screen would turn black and blank. Sometimes the display would turn on black and blank and other times it would do that after the logo.

A few times I managed to get it to go into safe mode and I restored to a few days ago but it made no difference, I also tried many other things like changing some settings but nothing worked.

So after like 2 or 3 hours I Rolled back and disabled "nvidia quadro nvs 135m" (since I read it might be causing the issue and I should uninstall it which I couldn't), once I disabled it I restarted the computer and made it to the main screen without issues, and I could even load my game. I enabled it again And restarted the computer only to have the same issues so I disabled it again after finally getting into safe mode.

I don't know if it works fine now, I left it on at most for 5-10 minutes without any issues and I never actually logged into the game to see if it works.
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Answer:Display turns on to blank black screen

Go here:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/ScannForce.aspx?lang=en-us
Check automatically for a video driver for the on-board "nvidia quadro nvs 135m" video card. Doing this may solve your problem
 

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randomly windows 7 crashes out of nowhere, the screen goes white or green and the speakers buzz and i have to restart it, ive tried disabling the ati audio but hasn't helped and ive ran occt and prime95 and doesnt crash so i dont think its a o/c problem.Has any else had this prob or know a solution?
 

Answer:Screen turns blank white with buzzing win 7

No blue screen, just that crash? Even though you say you've tried occt and prime95, it sounds like a bad OC, try going to stock speeds and see if it repros.
 

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So my Qosmio X770 turns on but the screen stays blank, it was randomly turning on every so often but now it just stays blank.

The hd is working fine still, I've tried plugging it into a TV to see if it works but no signal is found. I've been told by a friend that it could be a problem with the graphics card, I'm wondering if it can be simply swapped if I buy a new one or is it integrated and I would have to replace the whole motherboard?

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Qosmio X770 turns on but screen stays blank

Even if the HDD would be faulty, the notebook should power ON and you should see the Toshiba splash screen on the internal display.
So its definitely NOT HDD problem.

You said you have connected the notebook to the TV. Can you see the Toshiba splash screen on the external monitor (TV)? Are you able to access the BIOS pressing F2?

If not, there is definitely an hardware problem.
It could be an fault of memory modules, graphic card or even motherboard malfunction might be possible.

In case of GPU or motherboard problems, the whole motherboard has to be replaced and this is expensive fix since mobo is most expensive notebook part.

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I don't know if its a windows 7 fault and if it can be solved but I was watching BBC iplayer on full screen last night away from the computer sat down and this used to be fine on my old windows xp setup I should mention but every 10 mins the screen would go into standby mode cause there's been no movement of the mouse or keyboard activity. So I kept having to get up and move the mouse, I've checked my windows 7 screen saver and its set to none so I wondered if anyone here can help me to alter the settings or where to look.

Answer:Monitor when idol for 10 mins turns blank screen

Check your Power Saving Settings in Control Panel, set each item to Never!

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Hey guys.

so i have a 2 month old acer aspire laptop. it's os is windows 7. I have been using this compute with absolutey no issues. However today i dropped it by accident & when i turned it on it loads normally by saying acer and than it says loading windows field. after that it just turns into a black screen.

i have a huge essay to start and knoe my computer isn't working. i am offering $70 to anyone who helps me successfully solve the issue.


thanks

Answer:URGENT PLEASE!!!!!!ACER ASPIRE TURNS ON BUT SCREEN IS BLANK

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

The computer just sits at the loading screen?

Do you have your Windows 7 CD?

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

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I was working in Scrivener (1.9.7.0) when my PC blue screened and rebooted. When I reopened the project, the text in the document I'd been editing had turned into 17 pages of what appear to be blank characters. (It's not just white text, I checked.) I navigated to the RTF file for that document, tried opening it in notepad, and it's full of blank characters, 65KB.

I tried doing a Windows search for documents containing a word that I knew I had only ever typed in that document (the word 'plushie'), and the document came up in the search. This seems to indicate that the data still exists somewhere...

I've already tried the following and none of them solved the problem:

- Checking for Windows "Previous Versions" of the RTF file
- Recovering older versions of the file with Recuva; searching for any files containing a word unique to the lost text with Recuva
- MS Word's "Open and Repair" feature
- Checking to see if I have a recent enough restore point
- Checking Scrivener's automatic backups

I'd appreciate any ideas! I've been working on this project all week.
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) x5-Z8300 CPU @ 1.44GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 76 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1940 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 28 GB (4 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., E200HA
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Here's what the problem is: 1. The screen suddenly tinted in pink and turns black after 4-10 seconds. So I have to perform hard reset to reboot. 2. Nothing could be seen on the screen when I reboot but it would show up in external monitor, but there are vertical blue dotted lines on the screen and Windows would fail to start. It won't even get to the log in screen. 3. Rebooting again (using hard-reset) would bring me to Thinkvantage Rescue and Recovery startup repair and I can only fix the problem by restoring the system. 4. Then, Windows would be able to start like normal but the problem will occur again after 5-10 hours. Or else the screen will not turn on after I sleep or hibernate so I have to repeat step 2 and 3. Today I performed a full restore using ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery so the system has it's factory settings. Everything looks OK so it gives me a relief that was temporary. The problem will always occur again if I try to update the score in Windows Experience Index. After the screen flashing during the rating update, the screen suddenly tinted in pink or green and then blank so I have to repeat step 2,3 and 4. Every video components passes when I tested the video card using PC Doctor 5. Sometimes after I restore the system, there is a message in Windows which sounds something like this: "Windows succesfully recovered from display adapter problem". I thought changing the display driver will fix the problem, but it will happen no ... Read more

Answer:Screen tinted in pink and turns blank. LiveKernelEvent 1033

Either the CCFL backlight or inverter board have stopped working. If you are still under warranty, you can contact Lenovo and have it repaired. If not under warranty, you will have to replace the LCD/inverter board with a compatible replacement.





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So one day a week or two ago I turned on my PC to say that it had an issue and it needed the windows installation disk to repair it. So I put the disk into the PC and I clicked repair and it took a long time but it said all issues are resolved. I was happy as I thought I solved my problem, however, to my disappointment I was wrong. The computer reset and I saw the dell logo and the loading bar moving across and everything however after I wait the screen turns black but i can still see my mouse cursor and if I move the cursor around I can see it move but just my wallpaper is not there, the windows bar is not there, my folders and shortcuts aren't there nothing is. I tried pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL to bring up task manager but that does not work. I didn't make a backup recently and I put the repair disk back in and I scan for issues and it says there are no issues. I'm at a loss here and I'm desperate. I have all of my photos that I have taken from my vacations over the past 4 years and I can't get to them so I was really hoping that you guys could help me fix my PC. If anyone could  help me I would gladly appreciate it.
 
Thanks, 
Jason
 
Also it is probably important to note that I am running the computer on 32 bit Vista and I recently installed a new GPU but it was about 2 weeks after I installed my GPU when this happened. I don't know if the graphics card had something to do with it but I am just saying i

Answer:Computer turns on but after initial loading screen, screen is empty???

Hey Jason,
 
Some times 3rd Party software creates conflict during the startup. 
You can try booting into Safe mode with Networking and disable unwanted 3rd Party Startup Programs and services from MSCONFIG and Task Manager in case of windows 8. You can also run a malwarebytes scan to check for Malwares.
 
Grooverism

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After getting a couple blue screens I am having the following issue:

When I turn my computer on, the fans and drives all start up. After approx. 2 seconds the computer shuts itself off. After another 2 seconds the computer turns itself back on again. This time it stays on but i have no monitor output. I don't hear a beep which tells me it is probably not posting.

I have read a few other threads that have a similar issue but not the same. I am thinking it is either the mobo, GPU, or PSU.

I would like any guidance and assistance that you guys can give me on this specifically what i should look at first and how to diagnose. Thanks. system specs below:

ASUS P5Q Pro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896-P3-1265-AR Video Card
Antec EA650 650W Power Supply
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Memory
 

Answer:Computer turns on, turns off then turns back on but has no video output

Motherboard Short

I have helped somebody who had a similar issue and it was the motherboard being shorted out by the case. We took the motherboard out of the case and it booted up just fine. Something you might want to try before purchasing new components.
 

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My laptop is a Gateway 450 ROG and it has had this problem for the last week. It will run for roughly 40 minutes, and then (even when small programs are running) it will freeze up. My mouse wont move, no command will respond and i am forced to hold the power button and shut it off.
2nd Problem, occasionally when i turn on the computer it wont boot up. The screen will turn on and stop with a dash blinking in the top left corner, not proceeding to any boot up of any kind, and just recently while i shut it down from this sort of freezing up, little pictures of pixel hearts and dots started appearing until i shut it off. This problem has gone on since i bought this computer from my brother but the pictures havent until this last week .
Here is my Hijackthis log:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:36:40 PM, on 10/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE ... Read more

Answer:Computer freezing entirely, odd pictures popping up on screen while computer turns on

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

Unfortunately, there is nothing readily apparent in this log. We'll run a few tools and see if any malware is revealed.

Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.

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Download AVG Anti-Spyware from HERE and save that file to your desktop.
This is a 30 day trial of the programOnce you have downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.
Once the setup is complete you will need run AVG Anti-Spyware and update the definition files.
On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.Next select the "Start Update" button, the update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.

Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
Once in the Settings screen click on " Recommended actions" and then select " Quarantine".
Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
Un-Select "Only if threats were found"

Close AVG Anti-Spyware. Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.


Download and install CleanUp! but do not run it yet. (Not Recommended fo... Read more

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Hi, i have a strange problem with my friends computer and can't figure it out. As i said the Pc screen turns off but the pc still running.

I changed the power supply a couple of weeks ago but he told me that it happened again. I tested all the hardware and everything seems fine. Could it be the monitor? Because i left it for two days straight at my place and nothing happened! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Screen turns off but computer still on

Welcome to TF!

It might be his backlight in his LCD is flickering.

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Hi,

My computer's screen recently turns off once in a few hours. Sometimes days.
Before it turns off, the computer gets stuck for 2 seconds.

I wonder if it's overheating of the CPU or something else.

What do you think?
 

Answer:Computer screen turns off

I've connected another screen to my PC and it just turned off, so the PC itself is the problem.
Any idea what can cause this?
 

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MOTHERBOARD: M3N-HD HDMI
CPU: AMD 6400 duo core
RAM: 4gigs
Video: Geforce 8900

I was playing a game when the system just turned off. Prevously, I had a few times it reboot. The system will turn on ( fans and leds' ) and HD loads and CD loads but I get no video on monitor nor do I hear any system beeps or seems like it is getting past the BIOS load. I took the machine to a shop and they said my PSU was bad... So I purchased a new one online since nobody locally carries anything above a 450w same one as I had before 700W. I installed new PSU but I get the same simptoms.

I took out the motherboard out of the case and put only 1 stick of ram in it reseated the cpu with heatsink and fan with new heat paste. Plugged in the VGA adaptor for onboard video. Plugged power into the motherboard at the main adaptor and the cPU 12v. I short the power swt to turn it on and I get the same thing. Fans turn on LED on. No beeps or video. I tried a 2nd speaker and tried again no change. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Computer turns on but no screen

It's possible you let your computer get too hot and it burnt up the motherboard... that or possibly the graphics card... if it's getting power but not posting, then it's not your power supply, although it may have been bad too. It's either going to be your motherboard, graphics card, or processor... a failure in either three could cause it to not show up... You saying it doesn't have any bios beeps leads me to believe it's either the motherboard or the processor, not just the graphics card.
 

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the computer turns on then the screen turns black and it does nothing

Answer:my computer turns on but goes the screen bla

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My operating system is Windows XP Home Edition Service pack 2. When I turn on my computer it will turn on normaly and show Windows XP is loading like always but at the sign on screen it would hibernate but I finally got in once and disabled hibernation but then it started turning off instead of hbernating. Please help.
 

Answer:computer turns off at log on screen

Have you tried booting into SAFE MODE?

Regards,
Rollin
 

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Whats happening is that when i turn on my computer it starts but theres nothing on the screen....says its not connected. the num lock light also turns on but the wierd thing is if i turn it off and on a couple of times it works...anyway i bought a video card a while back but its been working fine up till now and also a new power source. and aparently when the comp doesnt turn on and you start to turn locks (caps ect...) they freeze and stay either turned off or on. and when it does turn on okay its really slow at first. Help would be much apreciated....really >.<

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Ok so my brothers computer will turn on but there is no screen, it says "no Signal".

heres the story. When I unplug the computer from the wall then plug it back in, it will turn on automatically. The computer will also not show anything on the screen..I've tried changing out power supplies, video cards (the current video card he is using is on board, I switched to after market) I also tried changing all power cords and display cords. I'm not sure what else it could be other than maybe the motherboard or harddrive? Its a Dell with windows xp I don't know much more about it other than its not a pavilion is a custom build from a local dealer. Any and all insight/advice would be helpful, thank you.

-Dan

Answer:Computer Turns on but no screen?

Try clearing the CMOS. There should be a jumper on the motherboard labeled "CMOS CLEAR". If you can't find this jumper, then remove the battery, unplug the computer from the wall, and push the power button. After this it should boot. If it does not boot make sure that the PC Speaker is plugged in to the appropriate jumper and pay attention to the code coming from it.

Report back with your findings as clear and concise as possible.

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Hi guys
My desktop computer started acting weird after the move
first it started freezing after around 30 sec of playing games.
Then it started freezing after about 30 sec after start
I removed all the viruses and malware, and it got better, but once I opened a game, the problem returned
and now even better, the computer will turn on, but not the screen
sorry, I'm a computer noob, is it a video card failure, or something?

Win7 64bit

Thank you

P.s motherboard ASROCK FM2A85X EXTREME6 is showing the error code 99
 

Answer:Computer turns on, but not the screen

If you can, open the case and remove the video card if it is removable and re-install it. If you can't do this have a friend help you do it
 

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Ok, I've been going through some of my old stuff and found some old computers, and i've been trying to build a system from different parts. These are the following:

Videocard: 7600gt
Motherboard: P4 Titan 533 GA-8SR533
RAM: 1gb PC3200 DDR HYNIX
CPU: Pentium 4. (im 99.99% sure, but the written stuff has been rubbed off =(..)
PSU: Codegen 300W

I've built this system, took it apart, dusted it all off did EVERYTHING i can to try and fix it. When i try and turn it on, it turns on, (i can tell by the fans spinning and lights turning on the MB) but nothing comes up on the screen. I know its not the monitor because when i plugged the monitor out of the videocard, it says no signal on the screen. When i turn the computer on im pretty sure its not the videocard because the screen's power is blinking with green? (thats what i read from the internet )

So i tried my best to fix up this old computer, and the last option i need is anything involving MONEY, (Im veryyy short on money atm...)

Thankss =]
 

Answer:Computer turns on but nothing on screen

Have you installed the drivers for the 7600GT ?
That is probably not the problem, but the card may be defective... How do you know the video card is good? If not working, it may not show anything on the screen.
Can you test it in a friend's machine?
 

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Ok so, im trying to help my friend with her broken computer.
She got hit with the avsoft virus, It took me a while but I finally got malwarebytes on her system, and had to rename the .exe in order to get it to run in safemode and it seemed to have worked pretty well, i then wanted to boot it in normal mode and run a full scan to make sure we got everything.
Anyway, we were experimenting with it for whatever reason (i guess malware removal had us feeling brave) and we unhooked her monitor, and plugged her desktop computer via the monitor cord into my laptop. i know that you can plug a monitor into a laptop and use that instead of the laptop screen, so we wanted to see if it would work with the desktop instead of the monitor. You know, like use my laptop as the monitor and keyboard.
I went into the my laptops nvidia control panel and messed around with some of the settings
All of a sudden my laptop screen went black.
I just rebooted, and my laptop was fine but when we plugged her monitor back into her desktop and rebooted it would not reboot correctly.

The lights on the computer would turn on, you can hear it is running, the fans are running, it makes one beep, just like a normal startup. the screen displays a logo (not the windows logo) an everex logo for a few seconds, and then some text comes up (like normally) and looks like it proceeds to load but it flies by so quick you cant read it, and then nothing. A big black blank screen.

Some things I have already tried:
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Answer:Computer turns on, but screen is BLACK!

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So, obviously I don't know whats wrong with my computer. I play WoW and that shouldn't be to hard on my system. Whenever I play, my screen goes all wonky after awhile, sometimes its 10min, sometimes it'll last an hour. There will be bars going across the screen and the graphics will be all screwed up. Sometimes my monitor will just shut itself off and won't turn back on, I'll have to restart to get it to turn on again. Other times my computer will beep and shut off completely, sometimes a blue screen will come up with a bunch of writing, but it turns off so fast that I don't have time to read what it says. Its usually fine doing anything else, browsing the net or even watching a movie, its when I play a game it gets all screwed up. When I'm not even touching the computer it occassionly turns off! Well idk if it actually turns off but my tower will go completely silent, then it will start up again but it'll be on the exact same screen it was on to begin with, it doesn't restart... idk what it does. But when that happens a msg comes up saying 'usb device not recoginized' and i have no usb devices plugged in that are not recognized. The unknown device is apparently 'Universal Serial Bus controllers'... idk what that is, but when i look in my device manager thats the only unknown device. Hopefully someone can help me!

Answer:computer screen turns off and other things

Don't use short form text words in public forums... you may know what "idk" is but a foreigner may not.Can't help you but someone else may be able to unravel your post

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Turns out all my problems were an aged battery, according to the tech shop who reinstalled windows after some deeprooted viruses. But now my laptop won't shut down all the way, but the screen turns off. The keyboard's LEDs stay on, and the fan keeps blowing. It stayed that way for at least five minutes, between me getting a snack and coming back. I don't know if they reinstalled from the disc that shipped with the laptop or gave me a knew windows 7, but this particular issue only started when they reinstalled the OS.

Answer:Computer won't shut down, screen just turns off.

Nothing to do with default power options?

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Hi, at first I thought this might be virus related. I went through with help from Howard_Hopkinso, and removed all virus' and malware. But my problem persists.

I have an Alienware Area 51 m7700, 120 Gig HD, 3 Gig memory, 3.8 GHz Pentium 4 HT duo processor. NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra.

What happens is when i try and playing a source game for little while the screen goes black, sound skips, but the laptop still runs. Also happens when i click on certain internet links.

I assume that i need updated drivers, which i did. but that didn't work either.

I am lost, any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Screen Turns Black, but computer still on

Try doing a system restore... If this doesn't work, you will have to wipe the laptop's hard drive and do a fresh install of Windows
 

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My screen seems to have a loose connection. It turns off when tilted back. Just a gentle touch to the back of it turns on again but then shuts off. I have to tilt it forward for it to remain on. The computer remains on, just the screen goes blank.











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Answer:Screen turns off, computer stays on

 Hi @HPEnvyuser1, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums!  You have come to the right place to ask questions, find solutions and get help from others in the community! You said your HP ENVY 17t-n100 Notebook is having issues with the LCD screen connections. Here is a link to your service manual, page 19 to check the connections of the Display screen.  If you are in Warranty, please call us.  Please get back to me how this goes.  You can say thanks easily by clicking the Thumbs Up below!  Thanks.  

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Hi

I have a compaq computer running on windows vista home basic, I have a problem when I start the system, the desktop loads ok but then after about 30 sec the display turns white and I am unable to get the desktop back, I have restarted the system a number of times but the same thing keeps happening.
When the display turns white there is a strange message on their which you would get if you were trying to load a web-page but had no internet connection.
I have 2 users on the computer one works fine I can go in there and use the internet but the other is where I have the problem, and this is where all my work files are.

Can anyone give me any tips.

Thanks

Rick

Answer:computer screen turns white

Looks like you got a virus, I've had this one before, it opens a fullscreen internet browser which you cant click away and it whants to give you something where you have to pay for. I'd suggest you'd go to the virus removal section of this forum and repost it there.

Good luck!

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Hi!
I was using my laptop earlier and the screen went black! I reboot it and the screen flashes to normal for a second and goes blank again! I know it's running because it powers on normally and even the little tone is played before logging on screen comes up! Please help! Its a toshiba windows vista!
Thanks heaps!
Shay
 

Answer:Computer turns on, but black screen :(

Inverters and bad backlights can be hard to diagnose without just replacing the parts but it sounds as one or the other is out/going out.
If you check these out yourself, good luck. Laptops are a bear and unless you've done a few, a repair shop may be best.
Good luck.
 

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well i have a Windows Desktop, recently my monitor, keyboard, and mouse all stopped working. i thought that was the problem but all of them work if i plugged them into another computer. The hardrive still turns on but it wont recognize anything i plug into it. What could the problem be?

Answer:my computer turns on but the screen stays bla

Why don't you reboot and press F8 until the boot up rescue screen comes on and choose last known best confiuration and hit enter and see where that gets you.

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Hello. I've come to hopefully find a solution to a boot up problem I'm having with my computer. There are several factors that I'm honestly not sure will play a role or not, mainly because I'm not very understanding when it comes to computers.

The problem is that when I push the power button of my computer, it sends no signal to my screen. I can't tell if it loads anything or not either. I can think of a few things that might have some effect on this, but I'm not sure.

About three months back after cleaning my neglected tower of dust and such, it started to shut off rapidly after boot up. To inspect the problem, I had a friend look at the computer. He removed the cooling unit on the Processor revealing that my 8year old computer had next to no thermal compound. So after putting of ordering some for about three months, we had applied some about 2 days ago. The computer then booted up fine, but seemed to have an excess amount of lag. So I wiped the computer and reinstalled XP tonight. When it was booted up, it worked fine, so I went into IE to download firefox as it's my preference, then started reinstalling my drivers. First I installed my Videocard, then kept my computer booted up for my sound drivers which I got from the Compaq homesite. After doing this, I rebooted my computer. Not I wanted to get simple things such as AIM and and Java. So when i go to boot up Firefox from it's default homepage, my computer shuts down. when I go to reboot it, it doesn't start and I'm ... Read more

Answer:Computer turns on but only black screen.

Ok, so after further testing, hooking my monitor to my onboard video card gets no results either. I've tried removing my memory sticks one by one, also leading to no results. I've tried a different power supply as well, giving nothing new.

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Hi Everyone,
This is my first time posting on these forums. I have a dell inspiron 5447, and I love it. It looks great, and, for the most part, runs well. However, whenever I move the laptop, or even slightly touch it, whether i move the screen or touch the body of the laptop, the screen glitches on and off, sometimes a few times in quick succession. When this happens, the touchpad also disables itself, and sometimes turns itself back on, but I usually have to go in to mouse settings and disable the mousepad and reenable it for it to work. I am thinking I need to send it in to be repaired, but I am not sure what the problem could be, or how much it may cost. I am also a college student that needs a laptop, so I cannot be without one for a long time. 

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Computer Screen turns on/off, touchpad does the same.

Please run the diagnostic tool to check the hardware on the system by following steps below.
1. Power off the system. Remove all peripherals except AC adapter
2. Power on system, quickly start tapping the F12 continuously until you see Preparing one time boot menu in the top right corner of the screen. In the boot menu, stroll down to Diagnostic and then click on it.  After quick tests, click on Hard drive, and select Thorough Test Mode. 

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Recently my computer started acting up and shutting down randomly while under high load. Now it won't even boot into the bios and I'm left with a blank screen. On my motherboard I'm getting an error 62 (Installation of PCH runtime services) and when I tried using a new graphics card, I would get an A6 error (Detection of SCSI devices). Anyone know what's going on and how I can fix these errors? I am under the assumption right now that I fried my gpu but before I just go and buy a new one I'd like to be sure my problem is not solvable without new parts.

Part list
i7-6770k
MSI R9-290x lightning
Gigabyte z170
16gb ddr4
2tb hard drive
nzxt case
 

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After running my computer for approximately 10 to 20 minutes the monitor shuts down without any warning and simultaneously the sound cuts off, rending my computer unresponsive and useless. I suspect it's overheating but I have never experienced these issues before, they are obviously obstructing my work.

I have an ADM Radeon HD 5670 and I have never experienced or noticed the device reaching over 60 Celsius. The ventilator works within normal parameters as far as I can see with the Catalyst Control software and as far as I know all drivers are up-to-date.

I have posted my system information in a previous post regarding BSOD here in case it is of any relevance.

I hope someone is able to provide me with some help, I'd hate to buy a new video card.

Answer:Screen turns off, computer frozen.

The PC itself shuts off or is it still on? This is an important factor!

If it just completely shuts off, most likely one of these:

You could be having a power supply going bad.

You could have a dead case fan.

Thermal paste and/or heatsink/fan on CPU has failed in some way.

Heating failure is something that just shows up one day, so welcome to the wonderful world of PCs.

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A friend asked me to look at her Toshiba Satellite L455 Laptop. Apparently her dog chewed the power cord while her daughter was playing on it. The computer shut down. I replaced the motherboard thinking that was it and that didnt help. I replaced the screen inverter and the backlight and neither of them worked. The computer does turn on but the screen is black.. What could be the problem? If I replace the screen would that work?
 

Answer:Computer turns on but screen is black

hi,.is the screen totally black or is a flashing curser showing, will it boot into safe mode?. how many sticks of ram is installed, remove one then try startup, try different sticks in different slots.
 

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Hi I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 and I got it for my birthday, I think I got it on the 13th of September, it worked completely fine for a long time and then I can remember one day I just would not turn on, I tried and tried to get it to turn and it just wouldn't do it, the next morning it turned right on...with no problem at all, and then it was fine until about the end of January, then it turned off once and I got it to come back on after trying several times, then the next day when I went to use it again, it would turn on but the screen would not work, and it has been like this ever since, I have gone on the dell technical support website and they were no help at all. They had me taking out the hard drive, and the media board, and all of this other stuff and they didn't tell me anything, all they basically had me do was take it apart and put it back together. My father bought me this computer and it was the last birthday present I got from him before he passed away, so I am deeply attached to it. So if there is anything anyone can tell to do to fix this I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU.
 

Answer:Computer Turns on but Screen Does Not... Please reead this

Could be a number of things most likely your graphics card/ monitor, is your computer situated in a particulary warm or cold place?

Checked the fuse?

Is the environment particularly dusty?

Do the cables look secure in there ports?

Have you tried holding in the power button on your computer without any power leads in?

these are some basics to try, if that doesn't work we need to address a deeper issue.
 

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Hi guys. For like a week ago, me and my friends bought a game on steam called Dungeon Defenders. Then we was talking on skype, having an awesome time. But suddenly my screen just turned black. And the last half second of the word my fra said, got repeated in my headset. And it played the word 100 times per second. And i think my pc turns off too, but it immideately restarts, so i really dont notice it. And then nothing happends, the only thing i can do is to turn off my pc. And now when i try to turn it on (The lights works, and the fan's start) the screen just turn black, and nothing happends.

I haven't tried to clean it yet. Cause i dont really think its the problem. Help me

My big brother said i should update my GFX or something like that (How should i update it, if i cant see anything im doing on the pc ?) with this: I can't set the link in. The site does not allows me too it. But just ask, and i will send it. I need some help

Im really sorry for the bad English it can be hard to understand. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Computer turns off, screen does not work

What are the computers specs? If you don't know what specs mean, look at my system specs in the upper right hand corner of this post and give me your specs
 

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First off, this is my first time on these forums, and i'm not sure if it's in the correct ones, so if an admin can move it or something? thx,

Allright, so about 2 and a year ago i bought my MSI, which i've been enjoying quite a lot. I use it daily for gaming and school related work, but 2 days ago, the screen suddenly turned black (while gaming) and then said a kind of "RRRRRR" noise. I restarted it, and it worked fine again.

Today, the computer did the same thing 4 times, expect that the screen turned light blue this time. It still said the "RRR" sound, I update my drivers regularly, and i just updated them before it happened again. Restarting works by the way.

I'm using a MSI GT663R, with these specs:
CPU: Intel core I7-720QM
VGA: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 460m / 1,5GB DDR5
LED Panel: 15,6 FHD, 1920x1080 (Glare Type)
Ram: DDRIII 6GB (2GB*3)
HDD: 1TB (500GB*2 RAID 0) 7200RPM
RF: 802.11b/g/n

That's atleast what it says on the sticker on the PC, note that i'm not very good with computers and i'm really hoping to get a simple fix, because i don't want to use money to get it repaired if not necessary.

Thank you really much in advance, i really love my PC, and it was quite expensive, for what i earn, so i really hope it isn't broken or something similar

Picture: m.imgur.com/ATL0fdQ

-Helpatix,
(I'll be checking on here after school and stuff )
 

Answer:Computer Screen Turns Lightblue?!?

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MY COMPUTER TURNS ON BUT THE SCREEN DOESNT SHOW NOTHING, BUT THE SCREEN WORKS BECAUSE I TRY IT ON ANOTHER COMPUTER AND IT DID WORK... I TRY PUTTING ANOTHER DDR2 BEAUSE IT HAD ONLY 1GB SO I ADD ANOTHER 1GB RAM, AND IT STILL DOESNT DO NOTHING. ANY SUGGESTION PLEASE HELP ME

Answer:COMPUTER TURNS ON BUT SCREEN DOESnt

Please take the time to read this How-To to get quality replies:http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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I tried turning my computer on today on Christmas Day, and everything booted up fine. I was surfing the web and on my regular programs for about 30 minutes. Then all out of a sudden, it appears that my monitor is freaking out. I was seeing colors changing, green lines going up and down the screen, as if it appeared something had occurred with the monitor. I go back and forth switching VGA and DVI cables from my monitor to my compute,r with no luck. I tried restarting the computer manually a few times as well, and one time I was lucky to get back to the desktop, only to have it freeze on me and turn off. One other time it allowed me to get to the f8 f10 boot menu, but when I tried to possibly boot up in safe mode it froze again and appeared to show more freakups with the monitor.

I then took the vga cable from my monitor into my laptop, and it is working perfect. Not a problem at all so this is making me believe the computer is the problem. What could possibly affect this over night? I've never experienced anything similar to this. It's as if it is making the monitor appear that something has burned out, but in reality it is the computer that is not working correctly.

When the computer does start up, which it clearly is, my monitor is saying it does not detect the DVI / VGA. Other times, like right now, it appears as if the computer is starting up fine, but if the past 10 minutes tells me anything, it will freeze again and the computer will shut off by itself.

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Answer:Computer turns on, but monitor blank...(Not a monitor problem though)

I should also mention I finally did manage to get through a system restore, to about a week ago, and I still managed to experience the same monitor / freezing problem.

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I tried turning my computer on today on Christmas Day, and everything booted up fine. I was surfing the web and on my regular programs for about 30 minutes. Then all out of a sudden, it appears that my monitor is freaking out. I was seeing colors changing, green lines going up and down the screen, as if it appeared something had occurred with the monitor. I go back and forth switching VGA and DVI cables from my monitor to my compute,r with no luck. I tried restarting the computer manually a few times as well, and one time I was lucky to get back to the desktop, only to have it freeze on me and turn off. One other time it allowed me to get to the f8 f10 boot menu, but when I tried to possibly boot up in safe mode it froze again and appeared to show more freakups with the monitor.

I then took the vga cable from my monitor into my laptop, and it is working perfect. Not a problem at all so this is making me believe the computer is the problem. What could possibly affect this over night? I've never experienced anything similar to this. It's as if it is making the monitor appear that something has burned out, but in reality it is the computer that is not working correctly.

When the computer does start up, which it clearly is, my monitor is saying it does not detect the DVI / VGA. Other times, like right now, it appears as if the computer is starting up fine, but if the past 10 minutes tells me anything, it will freeze again and the computer will shut off by itself.

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Answer:Computer turns on, but monitor blank...(Not a monitor problem though)

I should also mention I finally did manage to get through a system restore, to about a week ago, and I still managed to experience the same monitor / freezing problem.

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well last night my computer was working just fine, I shut down, went to bed, woke up today and turned on my computer where it restarted after about 2 seconds, the screen didnt even get a chance to turn on. I have unplugged all the connections in the back and replugged them in, i have open it up and cleaned all the dust and removed all the hardware and replaced it all again to make sure there wasnt a part that wasnt fitted correctly. I managed to get it get all the way to windows once but my keyboard wasnt working so when i tried rebooting to get my keyboard working the same problem came up now i cant get it back on I am pretty sure windows xp has nothing to do with this as it cant even get the screen on before it is restarting

Answer:Computer restarts on boot up before the screen even turns on

Hi ShikariAtryao. Welcome to TSF!

This could be a number of issues. Bad PSU, intermittent RAM module(s), bad device in your system, etc. If you have more than one RAM module, try removing all of them except for one and try booting again. Make sure that the one module you use is in the correct slot as well. Step through that process exchanging RAM modules until you've tried them all and see if you're able to boot.

You could also disconnect devices such as your CD/DVD player (both data and power cable) and try booting again. It's basically a process of illimination. Also check the power cable to the motherboard and such.

One other thing is to check the little cables that connect usually to the edges of the motherboard. One of them is for your HDD, one if for the POWER LED, etc. There are usually several of them. Make sure they are all seated correctly as well.

Good day!

Mike

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Ok so firstly I realized my power supplies fan stopped turning and it got hot. So i decided to take out and try to fix it. I put it back in the computer and connected it to all the places necessary and when i turned my pc on it showed a black screen, my mouse and keyboard didnt want to go on and when i held the power button in, it didnt want to shutdown. Pls help
 

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Got the computer from a family member, I tried fixing it for them first and I thought it was the video card so I tried a different one and still nothing. So it was unplugged and stored for months then they just gave it to me. Well I took it home and started messing with it turned it on a cple of times nothing. Moved wires around put different psu in nothing, put it back to normal it started right up powered screen up I got into windows but it had a lot of lag so I went to restart it so I could do a fresh install and screen shut off... note when it wasn't working before this point the cpu fan ran at full rpm when turned on but slowed down when it worked this first time. I turned it on and off cple times nothing unplugged psuand back in it worked enough to reinstall windows and went to restart nothing. When plugged my speakers in to see if it beeps it started up! Its toying with me, restarted it again nothing so next try I pushed on the cpu thinking the mobo was bad it started up and woked for a cple restarts and quit... I tightened. The mobo screws down to the case and worked for awhile and then started acting up on restart. It will turn on once after it sits awhile unplugged with the bios battery out. I'm confused... bad bios or the mobo? I have unplugged all things that aren't needed for start up different hd with same effect. Only thing I haven't tried yet is the ram. I'm at work and will mess with it more later. Its a compaq presario or w.e amd 3800+ 2.4 ght proc two 512m... Read more

Answer:computer turns on but screen stays black

The PSU was probably bad, replacing it should have fixed it. There may be bad caps on the motherboard or something is grounding on the MOBO to the case and causing it to not boot. Take everything apart. Take Heat Sync off of processor and apply Thermal Paste. Take MOBO out of case and check to see if there are any burn marks, bad caps, or if there are any risers missing off the case keeping the MOBO from touching the case.

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Hi all,

My faithful desktop of 2 years has started pushing up daisies:
I was playing GTA5 when the monitor lost connection to the computer and I had to restart. When I started back up, the message that appears after a bluescreen popped up. This started happening more and more frequently, whenever I started any game, then sometimes when I'd just have Firefox open, then about half the time I tried to start up the computer it'd happen at the login screen.

I did a Malwarebytes scan a few days before this started happening and it turned up clean, and I haven't changed the hardware in 2 years. I tried updating my video card drivers, to no avail.

The weird thing is how inconistent it is--I was able to play GTA for several hours last night, then it happened again. Sometimes it automatically restarts, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes the power light flashes. Sometimes it makes me go through Startup Repair (which never finds anything).

I have no idea what could be causing this. BlueScreenView says it's a graphics driver about half the time, but not all the time. Memtest86 said the RAM was fine. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I can post SysInfo results and the minidump files if they'd help; I'm on my laptop right now because the system in question is really unreliable.

Thanks in advance.

Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Core i7-3930k
8GB DDR3 RAM
EVGA GTX 470
ASRock X79 Extreme3
 

Answer:Screen turns black, then computer shuts off

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g085na has been updated via HP assistant and when restarto g it beeped and said something went wrong. Now the screen is just blank and when i turn it on there is no logo or beeps

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Whenever i play a game... or watch any type of video in full screen, my computer just turns off instantly... even if i'm just watching a youtube video in full screen..

I have no idea what is happening. I thought it might have been my graphics card but I took that out and used my onboard one but it's still happening.. my computer stays on if i keep the app to window sized instead of full screen, so I have no idea.

Any ideas people?

Brendan
 

Answer:computer turns off in fule screen apps??!

Hi Brendan,

I have one idea. The problem may be your power supply, it may be too small.
 

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Hello, I've been experiencing this problem off and on for the past couple of months, where the computer screen just turns fuzzy and crashes, then five seconds later is completely black (like the monitor is on but is not connected to the computer) I believe this generally happens while I'm surfing the internet (Mozilla) , often (perhaps always, I'm not sure) when I'm watching streaming video.

Ran a couple of different anti-virus programs (Adaware, Malwarebytes' Anti Malware) and Adaware turned up a bunch of cookies.

This has only happened a few times, most of the time everything's fine. Any clue on what could be going on here?

Answer:Computer screen turns fuzzy and crashes

Sounds like a vid driver problem to me...I'd try uninstalling current video drivers and then installing fresh ones (either from CD or manufacturer's website).

Louis

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This morning when I turned on my computer the screen image rippled a few times, then seemed to be ok. Shortly after that, the screen froze, became pixelated, then turned completely white. I shut the computer down, waited a few minutes then turned it back on. This happened 2 more times. What can be wrong with my computer? Do I have a virus or malware? And how can I fix it?

Answer:My computer Screen Freezes and Turns White

Try F8, choose last known good configuration.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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I had my daughters computer serviced accouple months ago...she went to turn on her computer this morning and she said it was "glitching" so i went and turned her laptop on and it does turn on but it goes to the hp screen and then cuts off and does this repeativly without even touching the power button...how do i fix this?

Answer:Computer turns on and loads to HP screen then turn off

Hi @dukedevil74, Welcome to HP Forums! I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that when you turn on the laptop, it loops at the HP logo screen. In order to better assist you, can you provide the product number of your laptop? If the computer locks up at the HP or Compaq logo screen or the Windows loading screen, try cleaning the computer vents with compressed air. Restart the computer. If Windows 10 opens, you are done. If Windows 10 does not open, go to Troubleshooting other issues with computer not starting. Let me know how it goes. If this helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution" button down below in this message. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos.  Regards, 

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Hello,

I downloaded a program that reduces the CPU fan speed. I brought my fan speed down to 50%, and the computer worked fine. The next day I tried to turn on my computer but the screen doesnt work, its just pitch black. I have confirmed my moniter isnt the problem. Also when the computer is on, it makes ticking noises about 3-5 times when it turns on.

im not good with computers but these are some things about my computer

video card-Nvidia
Windows XP pro

thanks alot

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Hello all

Just got myself this (old) new computer, that I was going to use for a media center. But it randomly crashes, and i can't seem to figure out why. I formated it yesterday, so I doubt it would be a virus.

Sometimes it goes black, and picture returns within a few seconds, but other times it freezes up completely. When I restart it (with the power button) I cant get pasted the BIOS screen, but if I unplug the power supply, and hit the power button a few times and then plug in the power, it starts up like normal. (does that make it a RAM issue?)

Freezes have happened doing the following: Using XBMC (both in menus and while watching a video), while Internet Download Manager was running. While file transfer was running, and a few times while i wasnt at the computer.

Specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
ATI Radeon HD 5670
Intel Core i3 CPU
6GB RAM
Phillips TV (Connected with HDMI)

Let me know if you need any other information.
Thanks

Answer:Computer freezes and screen turns black

The problems you describe typically mean hardware problems. Please follow the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html to provide us with your system logs and application logs. Those can help to find software conflicts, system errors, application errors, and sometimes point to hardware problems, as well. You do not have to be getting a blue screen crash for those to help us determine the cause of your problems.

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this is a built gaming computer,,, is this a video card prob???

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This computer has been working since 2013, and just lately have I have been having issues.When turning on the computer, the computer sounds perfectly fine, all fans and everything works. There is no damaged, or burnt anything inside the computer. When turning on the computer my keyboard & mouse do not turn on, and the computer light works and doesn't work. I have tried everything that I can think of and anything that I have researched on the HP guides. And my computer still does not work. I have tried changing monitor, and the cables that connect to these monitors. I have bought a new PowerSupply and that made it work but once I had to restart it it did not turn back on (nothing pops onto the screen, it is black) I have a GTX Geforce 750ti FTW graphics card and nothing is damaged or misplaced. All connectors and connecitons work properly. I have reset the computer several times and it still does not work. Just now when turning on the computer the light (the botton) does not turn on, but the computer does indeed turn on. I don't understand that if there was something seriously wrong with the computer why it would sometimes work and sometimes not? If the motherboard was bad it wouldn't be working period, let alone working.  I really need some help, thank you.

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When I plug in a USB, my computer goes to a black screen. Could it be static electricity from the carpet? What to do? How do I get it back up?

Answer:USB crashes computer - turns to black screen.

so you are saying it stays on a black screen now?Have you tried safe mode?Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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I've checked to see that the hard drive is spinning and it is. the hdd access light flashes.i have not checked the ram yes since it's a laptop and difficult to get to. but i'm pretty sure that's not the issue. since from what i've listened to it sounds like it goes through post then sits the fro about thirty seconds probly asking if i want to start windows in safe mode normal. when i just sit there after about that much time has past the cpu fans start going again a little faster and i can here that it's accessing the hard drive but since i can' see anything it's hard to tell if that's true. i'm thinking that it's a bad graphics card but i'm not sure.
 

Answer:Solved: Black screen when computer turns on

ok so the problem is that sometimes you can see the picture and sometimes you can't see it. i don't know what causes that but that's what happens. i got it working again. but after it went to sleep the screen never came back on. would that mean that there is something wrong with one of the windows files? i know one of them is the one used to bring the computer back from sleep mode. it's running windows vista. maybe this isn't a hardware issue?
 

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Hi, having a few problems with my PC. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A few weeks ago I came into the office to find my PC was making a strange "static" type of noise out of the speakers. The computer failed to power up, so ordered a new motherboard.

Fitted the motherboad today and put in a larger PSU. It powers up but nothing is displayed on my screen. Have tried a PCI Express graphics card and an old PCI graphics card but neither seem to output anything to the screen.

The PCI Express graphics card was working fine in the computer before it broke.

Another possible problem would be the CPU rather than the graphics card. I have tried 3 different processors (the one that was in the previous motherboard and two others) but using a different processor doesn't do anything.

Would it be right to assume that this must be a graphics card problem?

Could it be something else entirely?

Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is starting to frustrate me,
Thanks,
Michael
 

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I had my daughters computer serviced accouple months ago...she went to turn on her computer this morning and she said it was "glitching" so i went and turned her laptop on and it does turn on but it goes to the hp screen and then cuts off and does this repeativly without even touching the power button...how do i fix this?

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Hi friends

I have an MSI a6205 laptop, and have recently reformatted my computer to reset everything in it. My problem is this:
Ever since I re-installed Windows 7 my computer has been starting up, getting to the little 'Starting Windows' animation, then the screen turns off completely, with no back light (the fans and LEDs still function perfectly). The way I have been getting it to work is by turning it on, waiting for the screen to turn off, then tapping the power button and putting it to sleep, after a few seconds I hit the power button again to awake it, and the screen turns on and functions perfectly.

I know this isn't a hardware issue, because I also have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on the machine, and it works perfectly. It's just Windows 7 that is giving me this problem.

Answer:My computer screen turns off after the 'Starting Windows' animation :(

Is the power button configured to put laptop asleep (standby mode)? Or is it hibernation?
Default behavior is shutdown btw

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I put my computer into power save mode and then it locked up, so I forced shut down. Now, when i turn it on, everything seems to be working fine, but the screen stays black and two lights flash in sync - one by the capslock key, and the other up by the end/sys rq and pg up/pause buttons. What do I do to get it out of this??? - HP g61 laptop- Windows 7 home prem











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Answer:HELP HPg61 computer turns on, screen remains black

Hi,al1986 wrote:I put my computer into power save mode and then it locked up, so I forced shut down. Now, when i turn it on, everything seems to be working fine, but the screen stays black and two lights flash in sync - one by the capslock key, and the other up by the end/sys rq and pg up/pause buttons. What do I do to get it out of this??? - HP g61 laptop- Windows 7 home prem Try a hard reset:Remove the battery and unplug the DC power adapter.press and hold the power button for more than fifteen seconds.plug in the DC power adapter (leave the battery out for now)press the power buttonPlease post your results here.Best regards,erico

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I recently upgraded to windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 5720 and I have been getting a lot of lag. When I start up, everything works just fine. However, if I put the computer to sleep or if the screen even turns off when idle, my computer slows down to a crawl. Programs won't open. I have to wait several minutes for the start menu to open and it takes about 10 minutes to restart. Once I restart everything works fine. I am guessing it is a graphics issue, but I don't know how to fix it. Has anyone else had this problem and, if so, were they able to fix it? Thanks!

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Everyday I am sitting at my computer and the randomly the text will turn Red and Blue. If I restart my computer it will go back to normal. It is just really annoying when it does that. If I leave it sometimes it will get worse, some times it looks like it is getting better but then i messes up again. I have tried wiggling the cords in the back and the ones connecting to the tower but noting works. Please help me!

Answer:Everyday my computer screen turns funny color

Monitor screens or video cards do wear out/fail.Try a different monitor. If the same replace your video card. If not replace the monitor.Make sure you have no electrical devices like light ballists, fans, desktop fountains that generate EMF near the video cords/monitor as these devices can interfer.

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This issue happened randomly when I was skyping with my friends and playing a game as well. The screen turned a weird black and white lines stretch across the monitor but my call was not affected and same for my game. I could still hear my game and them but couldn't see anything on my monitor.

I restarted my computer in normal mode and logged in as usual. But after a minute my screen turned this weird blue like color (it wasnt a BSoD) and again I couldn't see anything on my desktop being displayed from my monitor.

After restarting again I went into safe mode and waited 5 - 10 mins and everything seemed fine but I restarted to normal mode again then the same blue screen flashed up. I went back to safe mode and scanned for viruses but no threats were found.

I honestly don't know why this is happening so I don't know what is causing this problem.

Answer:Computer Screen turns blue on desktop startup

If it works OK in safe mode we can assume that the screen is OK. I would check the graphics driver.

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i dont have a reboot or recovery disk

Answer:my computer turns on then goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor

Operating System? What changes or occurrence  were coincident to this fault? Can you get into safe mode? Your post is truly a fantastic example of brevity but when it comes to seeking help from others that don't have the advantage of your onsite awareness that is not the best approach to achieve your desire for assistance. More is usually better. truenorth

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Hey, can anyone help me out here? My operating system is Vista. My computer suddenly goes into a blue screen and says that there is something critical in my system, and will shut down to prevent data loss. So I let it shut down, I reboot in safe mode, and I find that Windows Security tells me that the entire Security System is turned off. I tried turning it back on but an error message pops up. I used Tune Up 2008, and did a system restore. I rebooted and it said that the system restore was successful, but then the next day, the same thing happened. What am I supposed to do?
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February 2- 8:49 pm = I am scanning my computer right now, with my original ESET NOD 32 Smart Security, then Spybot Search and Destroy, then Windows Defender. I will post the results as a "found infection" or "did not find infection".

Operating System : Vista 32bit

Please help me if you can, I don't thing this is a MAJOR thing, but I would love to not have to restart my computer every couple hours...

Thx, noelzelda

Answer:Please Help Me, My Computer Suddenly Turns Into A Blue Screen And Shuts Down!

Scanned with Eset Nod 32, Spybot S&D, and Windows Defender. All with no infections found. What should I do now?{Mod Edit:Moved to more appropriate Forum~~boopme}

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one day my computer freezes when im playing a game and listening to music.. try to turn it back on and everything powers up, fans spinning, green light on motherboard shows up, but theres no post screen, no beeps, no nothing, just a black screen.. i've tried EVERYTHING you could think of.. tried just the basic, video, ram, and cpu and still nothing.. bought a new video card (the 8600 GT pci-express) and still the same problem.. i was thinking it has to be my motherboard or CPU.. i looked at my CPU the other day and it doesnt have anymore of that thermal paste on top of it anymore, just this hard stuff.. im going to buy a part today which is gonna be a new motherboard and CPU and just get a combo that will replace the one i have one but i dont want to mess it up, so i was wondering if you guys could help choose one for me to buy thats not too too expensive.. here are my current specs on my computer (minus the new video card).. please help!.. thanks

Asus A8N-SLI nForce4 SLI Athlon 64
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (Venice)
Corsair 1GB PC3200 (DDR400)
eVGA GeForce 6800 PCI Express 256MB DDR
Ultra X-Connect 500W
Western Digital 80GB Serial ATA 7200RPM
RAIDMAX Blue Case W/ Side Panel Window
Windows XP Pro.
 

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Well i have a Gateway FX p-7805u with a Intel core dueo cpu p8400 @ 2.26 GHz 4 GB ddr3 memory and when i first got this computer brand new in 2009 it was amazing i would play video games like wow and rift and swtor at like 120 FPS but out of no where my screen starts to turn black while playing video games and so i looked some into it and they said with the gateway fx the cpu cooling gel sucks so i replaced that with nice quicksilver and it still does it so then i looked more into it and it says that downloading msi afterburn and selling your core mhz down lower would fix it and it does but only sort of what it does and when i do that my screen turns blank and then a error saysing your nvlddmkm driver has recovered and when i play games now i can barly hit 25 fps and lets all admit that is very *censored* when playing games with sparklys stuff and what not popping everywhere, so i started thinking what i did to anger my computer like this and i remember i did a bunch of misch stuff on my comptuer but i was like 17 soooo ehhh but i had like 3 down anti viruses on my computer the microsoft essentions kasperky and gamershield and i constly did full scanns but then i remmeber i down loaded some thing called uhhh advanced system care to quickly get rid of all my lil internet browsying history of the naughty stuff. i click the deep and i remmeber it changing my core values of a bunch of stuff to "help" my computer, and i think that where my problem lies maybe? and yes i d... Read more

Answer:Computer screen turns black when playing games

More than likely a faulty graphics chip, the mobile Nvidia 8/9 series which you have are notorious for this especially in laptops with less than perfect cooling which allows them to get very hot.My advice would be firstly to clean the heatsink and fan thoroughly, secondly try a fresh install of Windows with the latest Nvidia drivers.  Trying to troubleshoot an installation that has had a lot of random tweaks and settings applied by a dubious program isn't going to go far.  If you still have the same problem with a fresh install, it's likely the graphics chip is toast.

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Ok can anybody please help me to figure out how to get my monitor to stop blinking off after 2 seconds. Wht i mean is just 2weeks ago if i turn on my computer it will load but at start up the screen will turn black after to seconds. Meaning i can hear everything in the background i just cant see anything b/c the monitor blinks out and the only way to see the display i would have to hit the power swicth on the monitor on and off every 2 seconds b/c thats how long the display lasts....someone please help b/c i just recently bought this monitor in 2009 b/c the original monitor that came with my 2006 computer went out.
 

Answer:my computer starts up but then the screen turns black after 2 seconds

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I have tried EVERYTHING from the website, but whenever I push the power button the screen stays black, the power light is on and the f12 key stays red. I have hard reset, bought replacement AC cord, replaced CMOS battery and no help.

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Anyone can tell me what this is, once In a while my computer just crashes or shows this screen then restarts itself. Please view the video link: dell problem - YouTube

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Answer:Computer turns into blue screen with stripes and restarts itself?

id say overheating problem cause of the artifacts showing up and BIOS saving your cpu from melting. any cats / dogs around your house? when have you cleaned out the fans on the laptop?

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The computer turns on, starts booting up then goes to black screen with lots of "O's" in columns like matrix. Cannot get into safe mode, nothing happening. It worked well yesterday, wondering if it is a virus, but I updated the virus protection before logging off.

Answer:Computer turns on, black screen, matrix image

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Hello! I recently dropped my desktop (I'm soo clumsy) on the floor. It's a dell vostro 400 with 4gb ram, intel 2 duo core, and nvidia 8600GT. I know it's not a power issue. The first time i turned it on after the accident, it beeped continously. Everytime i turned it on, all of the fans start up, my monitor recieves a signal from my graphic card but goes to power save mode, and it doesn't load the bios or the start up screen... what ever it's called. Any way of fixxing this or is it dead? I think it's the motherboard that's as far as i can tell.

EDIT: the graphics card works properly. It fell while it was on; I had to hold the power button to turn it off since it froze.
 

Answer:Dropped computer turns on, but black screen occurs

You moved and dropped the computer while it was on??? Not good. Open the case WITH THE COMPUTER UNPLUGGED and reseat the memory, and the graphics card. Check the CPU heatsink/ fan to make sure it is still tight and positioned properly. Also, check for any loose cables
 

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I have a Dell XPS 400 with Windows XP and when I turn the computer on, it turns on but only goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor. If I turn the power strip off and wait a few seconds then turn it on and turn the computer on, it boots. Help!! What could be wrong with it?
 

Answer:Computer turns on to black screen with blinking cursor

Replace the BIOS backup battery to eliminate one easy thing. You might get lucky and need nothing else.

Also be sure you have no CD's in the drive bay.
 

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I was playing around with Task Scheduler to turn on laptop at specific time, it works great. However, while the system starts up just fine, the screen remains black until I touch the mousepad.

Now that doesn't seem like a big deal, but what I was experimenting with is having the computer turn on so I could use TeamViewer app on my phone to access my desktop when I'm not home. Problem is, TeamViewer won't access desktop if screen is black and if I am not physically present, I can't tap the mousepad.

Anyone know why the screen doesn't turn on? It worked great on my old Dell with Vista, system and screen came on know problem.

Answer:Computer turns on, but screen doesn't with Task Scheduler

It's most likely in the power options to turn screen on when computer wakes from sleep. Just a guess.

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Anyone can tell me what this is, once In a while my computer just crashes or shows this screen then restarts itself. Please view the video link: dell problem - YouTube

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Answer:Computer turns into blue screen with stripes and restarts itself?

id say overheating problem cause of the artifacts showing up and BIOS saving your cpu from melting. any cats / dogs around your house? when have you cleaned out the fans on the laptop?

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