Display randomly turns on and off

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Skeye, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Skeye

    Skeye Guest

    Since I installed Windows XP Pro 64 bit, I seemingly randomly encounter a
    problem with the screen display. The computer will be functioning fine and
    then the screen will go black (the monitor is still on) for approximately a
    single second and then come back on. It does not happen every time I use the
    computer, but when it does occur, the only solution I have found is
    restarting the machine (sometimes I have to do this multiple times).

    I am quite sure the problem lies with Windows or with the drive Windows is
    installed on as I have Fedora 8 installed on another drive in the system, and
    it does not encounter this problem.

    Is anyone aware of a fix for this problem or perhaps a special
    driver/configuration mode I should acquire? Has anyone else experienced this
    Skeye, Jun 12, 2008
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    umwhat Guest

    I remember this happening to a computer I used. I had reinstalled the
    motherboard and I had put a metal motherboard mount in a hole where the mount
    touched the motherboard and was shorting the motherboard.
    A small amount of resin on the bottom of the motherboard melted but I am
    using the motherboard today.
    The monitor would do exactly as you describe and yes it would sometimes go
    better if I restarted the computer. Eventually it got worse but nothing was
    permanently damaged.
    Actually, I remember now the power supply began to shoot sparks out the
    backuntil it would not work! That was scary!
    umwhat, Jun 19, 2008
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