Serious Computer Problem

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  1. BigAl

    BigAl New Member

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    I am running on Windows 7 64 Bit and a problem started 2 days ago. After few hours of using the computer, the screen randomly goes black. However my monitor indicates that it is turned on and I can change the Source to Freeview TV etc. My computer also has a blue light on which shows that it is turned on. However when the screen goes black, my music stops. Once this weird sound was produced in this process. I then have to unplug my computer to turn it off and when I turn it on again this problem repeats after few minutes.
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    bryster126 Well-Known Member

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    video card is either broken, or overheating. get a fan, or a new graphics card. It wouldn't hurt to give us specs
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    His music stops, so not a graphics card problem.

    Sounds like a motherboard problem to me. Or CPU. Similar thing happened to me. Buyt after I shut it down it wouldn't start again.

    First try re-installing Windows.

    then buy a new computer.

    probably a faulty driver.
  4. BigAl

    BigAl New Member

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    My computer and parts are new as I got them last summer. My specifications are:

    500GB HDD
    nVidia GeForce 9800GT 512MB
    Intel Core 2 Quad Duo 2.33 GHz
    4GB RAM

    Is there an option when I reinstall Windows to keep all my files?
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    Maybe it goes to sleep after a while and the monitor stops. Are you using the pc when this happens?
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    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    Try this:

    Boot from the cd and
    Restore from a restore point
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    You can reinstall windows without deleting your files..there is an option that installs windows on your current drive and puts your files into windows.old
    Also it might just be going to sleep. I'd try reinstalling windows first.
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    Thanks for the advice, I think I'll restore from a point

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    does your monitor have speakers that you're using, are you using an hdmi cable? that would explain the music stopping due to a bad gphx card
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    I've got Logitech speakers connected to my computer. It happened again few minutes ago even though I restored from a point. I will have to go to PC World to get it fixed

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