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Turn Off Monitor, Turn On Later and Black Screen, PC Still Running

Q: Turn Off Monitor, Turn On Later and Black Screen, PC Still Running

Hello Folks,

I'm not sure if my issue is with hardware (possibly MB?) or graphics card, so please forgive me if I've posted in the wrong section. The first problem I was having was random blue screens of death that displayed graphic card driver issues. I was able to remedy that by updating my graphic drivers and have not had an issue since.

However, ever since then I have been running into another hardware or graphics-related issue that is random and completely stumping me. What is happening is, I will be on my computer, leave and turn my monitor off, and (randomly) when I come back to use my computer again, when I turn on the monitor there is no signal and a black screen (e.g. when I turn my monitor on my desktop will pop up and the light on my monitor will turn blue, when it doesn't turn on there will be a black screen and the light on the monitor stays yellow as if it is idle). I have tried swapping out the monitor to see if that was the issue and the same problem persists, so it does not appear to be my monitor or VGA cables.

The only way I can temporarily fix this issue is to reboot/restart my computer and viola! The monitor works again and I can see everything. This issue is very random. Sometimes I can go weeks without an incident, other times this is happening a couple times a week. I honestly don't know if it's my motherboard or video card or what. My PC isn't overheating, I'm not overclocking, and all of my drivers are updated.

I'm not sure what else I can do besides lose more hair at this point. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks...

Preferred Solution: Turn Off Monitor, Turn On Later and Black Screen, PC Still Running

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Turn Off Monitor, Turn On Later and Black Screen, PC Still Running

try checking your power options settings and set it to high performance then check in advanced power settings and do not allow hard disks to sleep

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Hey i'm new here and i've had A computer for like 2 years and it used to work but once I left it alone for a month I went to turn it on and it didnt work.... the monitor just stayed black....i checked every cord and there all in and I think it has something to do with the motherboard(i barely know anything about computers at all).. the mother board is a KM4M-V/KM4AM-V/KM3M-V series micro ATX mainboard and thats all I could think of putting in but I have every bit of info on it so if u need more info on the machine I can tell u it. Any suggestions PLEASE HELP! Just remember I dont know a lot but I do know more than an average chuck

A:My monitor screen stays black when I turn my computer on

is it onboard video? or do u have a video card, perhaps try pulling everything out of the system and cleaning it, it might be dirty inside since u havent used it in awhile

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Today when I turned on my
computer and monitor. My computer turned on but my monitor screen was black. The light on my monitor did did not turn blue it stayed on amber. I open up my computer and cleaned some of the fuse of my graphics card still no luck. Please help

A:My monitor screen stays black after I turn on my computer

Hi, does your motherboard have onboard graphics? if so try removing the nvidia card and hook monitor to onboard graphics does it recieve a signal?

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I have a ADI monitor, when Windows XP starts up, there is a thick vertical line across the desktop. when i turn the monitor off and on, it the line disappears. any ideas how to fix it.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4430 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16328 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (178 GB Free); E: 931 GB (898 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, H81M-P33 (MS-7817)
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Antimalware, Enabled and Updated

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I just put together my first computer 6 months ago. It abruply shutdow in the middle of writing a paper for school. I couldn't turn it back on right away. after trying a few times, it turned on. All the fans are working even the fan on the power supply, the motherboards lights are on. My graphic card in on the motherboard. I think it might be my power supply because when I first put it together I didn't plug in the smaller power connection to the motherboard and the same thing is happening, black screen. It's like my computer isn't giving my monitor any feed. I will have more info when I get home. I can't get in to bios or safe mode.

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Okay so this occuring problem started off on last Saturday when i was playing game. My computer froze, which forced me to force shut down. When i turn on, it seems fine, so i decided to retest it by playing another game. It froze again. So this time, thinking its my graphic driver, i went to check if my driver was up to date, which it was. I even tried to remove graphic card and reinsert it in but it didnt resolve the issue. I checked the gpu, by testing my old one, which has worked for me before i change to my newest one, but the same problem occurred. After this, i went to check reliability report, and it said its hardware error (livekernelevent 117). Confused, i went to do some research and it said to update driver which its already up to date. I tried reinstalling windows twice, once by myself and the other time was with helps from a Window answer desk's assistant. It seems to have solved the problem but I was wrong, and it crashed again. I did some more researched and found other alternative, to clear CMOs and reset bios on motherboard, but it didnt help. Now my monitor wont evem turn on. My monutor is set to turn on automatically when i turn my pc on. Im running out of leads and am desperate for helps or tips on what is the possible problem here.

Pc Specs: Custom build
Windows 10

-Monitor: Asus 60hz monitor (forgot the other details)
-CPU: core i5 4770k quad-core
-CPU has water cooling
-Motherboard: Gigabyte z97x gaming 3
-GPU (old): Geforce Gtx 760 (Asus oc2 ... Read more

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My monitor is changed to yellow,but that is still ok not too yellow.there are still original colour at the side of the screen.In about 2 years after that my monitor start making another colour.My monitor turns black suddenly,a day after that the black is changing to red.When i start up my windows my monitor is red and I punch the screen and it turns black (stress grrrr..)I hit the back of the monitor and it become red or black.Is there any other solution of these problem?or I just buy new monitor?

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Got a new XPS 13 9350 and connect it to an external monitor (usb type C to HDMI). The connection works well but when I close the lip, the external monitor begin to occasionally turn black then back on again. Any solutions?

A:xps 13 9350 external monitor turn black then back on again

Hi Josh,
Did you find a solution to the described problem? It shows up with my XS 13 9350 as well. Both when I attach a monitor via the usb3.1 Port through a hdmi adaptor and when I attach it via usb3.0 through the Dell DA100 adaptor.

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HI ok. my situation is this one .

I Installed Windows XP profesional 64 SP1,fresh Install, all was going Ok , the partitions were done ok , I made the boot floopy disc cuz it is a new System and formated the hard drive I installed drivers for the system ,but i noticed I was no getting sound since the staRT I though i was goin to be able to fix it forward as I was going trough the drivers etc. I opened Device Manager and saw I ther was a device with trouble,was the "MicrosoftUAA drivers for High Definition Audio" ok so I update drivers and Instal drivers from Motherboard disc . XP profesional was working OK Installed with no troubles , so when i read the "REBOOT for Changes so drivers came in efect ,OK so turn off the computerthen I decide install the new video card Ati Radeon PCi -E in that instance do , I start the computer to follow now with the Install of the video driver BUT the Screen was BLACK and the computer Locks in start up 'Hangs" with out been able to boot cold !! to turn off the computer I need to turn it off from the back switch "Main power " so now I got a computer that Locks itself in the start up and the monitor with black screen , not able even to log in SAFE MODE , I though was a driver , Do u think guys that the partitions got Corrupted? I just dont have an Idea, any help really appreciated .
Do u think guys I should formated again all the computer ? like start from scratch ? if so . How im gona be able to get that scre... Read more

A:Solved: Monitor black in start up System cant turn off

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When i turned my pc on today it just displays nothing, i get the bios startup beep thing, but the screen displays nothing. I've tryed unplugging stuff in the USB slots, unplugging network cables, but nothing solves the problem. The computer was working fine the night before.

Is it possible my graphics card is broken?

I havnt updated my drivers recently so i doubt theres a problem with them :X

anyone got any ideas?

A:Black screen when I turn my PC on

Computer POST / beep codes: http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

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I have a HP Probook 4710s. The screen remains black when I turn the computer on. The other lights work, like the power button and caps lock while turning on. It happened suddenly, the screen worked perfectly earlier. I tried unplugging the charger, taking out the battery and holding the power button etc but it did not work. What could be the problem and how can I solve it? Thank you

A:Black screen (won't turn on)

Shine a light on the screen and see if the image is there but just faint. If so, the backlight failed. Otherwise, I'd suspect a video issue (video chipset, cabling, screen).

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After installing Windows Service Pack 2 on our other computer, it started to freeze up, the screen would go black and it won't turn off. Control/alt/delete won't work, the power button won't shut if off, all we can do is pull the plug. We uninstalled ServicePack2 thinking that was the cause, but it still randomely does this. Sometimes it does it while playing various games and other times when just surfing the web. No warning of any kind, just a black screen and not being able to turn it off at all. I was wondering if system restore back to before we installed the Service Pack would work, or reinstsalling windows (a huge pain) or complete reformate (a bigger pain). Anyone have an easier suggsetion?

A:Black screen and won't turn off

There is no harm in trying system restore as it is reversible.

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After not using my computer for about 5min, my screen will turn black.
I then press my enter button and can hear the machine working but the screen still remains black. I then need to turn the machine off by holding the power switch in for about 10 sec.
This only started to happen last week when I lost usage of my mouse and display colors were wrong and the font size t large.

System Type: Desktop / Tower

System Manufacturer: Compaq

Operating System: Windows ME

Processor Type: Pentium II

Ammount of RAM: 128 MB

Hard Drive Capacity: 120 GB

Monitor Size: 17"

Printer Manufacturer: Hewelet Packard

Printer Type: Ink Jet

CD-ROM: 32x

A:my screen will turn black.

ControlPanel>Settings>PowerOptions set everything to Never. If there is a Hibernate tab, go to it and disable hibernation. Then go into ControlPanel>Settings>Display and turn off your screensaver altogether. If your problem is solved, you can put the screensaver back on, altho I would choose a diff one that what you had first. If the problem stays gone, you could go back to the orig screensaver and see if it is ok.

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My computer that i own isn't working properly. Firstly, its about 4-5 years old the power button gets stuck. I've been fiddling with it from the outside to come out all the way since if it goes in all the way and doesnt come out, it keeps restarting. When i wiggle it out, it starts and goes.

Now onto my problem now. When i start up my computer, a screen pops up allowing me to press F1 for setup. if i don't click F1, my computer goes to a black screen with a _ blinking in the top right. I can't do anything from that point and when i press keys too many times, it starts beeping after i hit any key again.

Anyways if you guys could help me, I would be very thankful!

A:Turn on my computer, black screen

sounds like it may be time for an upgrade

have you made any hardware changes or installed new device drivers?

from what you describe it seems like the system is having some issues booting the operating system from the hard drive, or there could be another hardware fault causing the hangup... like the memory or motherboard itself. if you are able to view the POST screen upon startup (which displays all of the system information and keys to access BIOS etc...) then you may be able to boot from a CD-ROM to run repairs or possibly boot into safe mode by repeatedly striking the F8 key after the POST screen appears.

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My computer was dusty and may have been overheating. The fans were operating very loudly and i tried to turn on the screen but it is black. I cleaned the dust, and it still will not bring anything up on the screen. The fans work and i can hear the drives working. I tried changing the psu, cleaning the heatsink, and reseating everything. and removed the battery and put it back in to reset the bios. Nothing has worked so far. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated? Is it possible that i fried my motherboard or processor?

A:When I turn on my computer the screen is black

Tell me about your computer specs.

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I turn on my computer, it begans to start up, and then the moniter just goes black and won't show the desktop or anything. It has done this every day for the past week or more and it's getting harder and harder to get onto the computer. What I do is turn the moniter on/off until it shows me a glimpse of the desktop, and then I mess with the screen saver power options (while it continues to keep going black and I have to turn the moniter on and off to get glimpes of what i'm doing), and eventually it just stops going black and works for the whole rest of the day until the next morning. I checked the FAQs and I heard people with the same situation mention video cards, but I'm not that great with computers and frankly I don't even know what that is. Help?

A:Why does my computer screen go black when I turn it on? Please help!

Some Specs please?

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I currently own 3 pc's and all of them now have the same problem. When i switch the power on from Stand By, the computers power up however the screen stays black and doesn't even boot up (I have tried switching the computer fully off).

Even after turning the computer on it doesn't go to boot, the fan switches itself on at high speed and screen stays black.

I have 3 different operating systems all windows on each of the pc's however on my sony laptop, i can counter this by starting with no constant power by using the battery only. this however doesn't work on the acer laptop of HP touch smart.

If you have any ideas, please cna you help.

Thanking you in advance.

A:Black Screen at Turn On - Does Not Boot Up

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i have a inspirion 530 running vista when i turn computer on nothing but black screen any ideas

A:when i turn computer on nothing but black screen

Hi, could you please give some more details?Exactly when is your computer stopping? Do you still see the windows splash screen? Did you try safe mode?Do you have your vista DVD?Can you tell me what happened prior to this problem?

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Recently my computer keeps giving me a same problem whereby the screen would suddenly turned totally black or yellow colors upon booting up or sometimes when i am already in the window.

For the about the first 20 secs when the screen goes down, im still able to hear the sound of the applications running on the window and then after that no sound is heard.Even so the CPU light is still running and the only way to solve it would be restarting my com for a few times. I am not too sure if it's my graphic card giving me the problem.

I am currently using a GeForce 8800GT and its less then a year old. Its only after the incident, i went to update my drivers but the problem still exists.I am a lehman in this area, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:HELP !! Screen turn yellow or black

Check the monitor connection and that t is screwed into your computer. sometimes if you wiggle your video connection it can turn black, blue, yellow, or red colors.

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I have a Compaq Notebook PC with Windows 7. I was using it the other night and i locked it as I always do, and I opened the lid the next morning and the screen was black. So I shut it down with the power button and turned it back on, but the screen was still black. I don't know what to do with it. I haven't even had it a year. I bought it February of 2010. I really need help, I have no clue what to do... Please help!!

A:My laptop will turn on, but the screen is black.

Well, you should of posted in Windows 7 forum, so I'll move it for you. But being it is less then a year old, and I've never heard of a laptop with less then a year of warranty, you should contact Compaq about getting it repaired. But things to check, is the brightness turned up? There should be a key on the keyboard that'll adjust the brightness levels. Also, most Windows laptops have an option to turn the screen off when connected to an external screen. Look for that button on the keyboard and cycle it a few times and see if your screen comes back to life. Also, find a monitor to plug into the video out port on the laptop and see if you get a picture on it.

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I have a Dell Latitude C610, with Win2K. My hubby says he played a music CD he made recently & the laptop froze up. He says the CD played OK. He took it out, laptop still froze, turned it off for a few hours, & when he tried again, nothing would work. The CD plays OK in my desktop, so it seems that's not the cause, was just trying to accurately report what happened.

I come home, check it out, the screen is black, and it's still warm, & I can't turn it off. The on light is lit, the battery light is blinking. I tried unplugging it, but it stayed on using the battery. Nothing happens when I push the power button. I know a black screen isn't a good sign. I'd just like to turn it off & back on again, that works with my desktop.

What else should I try?

A:Screen black, & can't turn Laptop off !

remove the battery unless you have a warranty of some sorts. If not open heart is in order.

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my note book suddenly went to a black screen an dwill not turn off   what do I do?

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Greetings all, so lately I've been having some problems with my Dell Vostro A860 that runs Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit service pack 2. Anyway recently I've been having problems with my laptop. I often leave my laptop on while I'm around the house doing things, mainly it's downloading or running a virus check, but when I return the screen is off (which is good, I set my screen to turn off after a few minutes) but when I try to get the screen to turn on again by pressing a key on the keyboard or clicking the touchpad or moving it nothing happens. I can't get the screen to turn back on and so I am forced to hard reset my laptop which I really don't like to do. When I start up the computer again it works fine but I notice that not much of my downloads or scan have been completed like the computer froze pretty early on.

At first I thought it was a virus or something so I posted on the appropriate forums on here, here is the link to that topic:


Unfortunately it appears that this isn't the problem so now I'm here trying to find help to resolve this issue. I hope someone out there knows the cause of this problem and a way I can fix it. Thanks in advance!

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This is an unusual problem i am dealing with. i was using windows 7 but it has been expired at the starting of the month , so i tried to install win xp sp2 but when i insert the bootable disk , it show setup is configuring your hardware and then the screen goes black and nothing happens.i dont know why this is happening. then i delete the windows7 partition through ubuntu as i was having in dual boot system. after deleting windows7 i again try win xp sp disk and the result was the same. Then i thought to completly clean the harddisk to reinstall the OS again. so i insert the RHEL enterprise version5 it install smoothly but after rebooting it the screen shows sync. out of range . i dont know why is this so. Now i want to clean my harddisk to one paritition then i want to install the fresh copy of win xp sp 2.
Kindly help me as i am totally screwed up with these problem.
Plz help me..

A:win xp sp2 bootable cd turn the screen black

Why not install Win7 RC?

What are your system specs?

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hii have a hp laptop dv7i push the start buton but can not turn on the screen still blackthe caps lock and num lock light are flashing

A:my hp pavilion DV7 it does not turn on ( the screen is black...

Sometimes electrical components needs to have all power sources removed and reintroduced to work properly.  Try performing a hard reset first, if it doesn't work then we'll move to the next step.  To Perform A Hard Reset Shut down the computer by going to the Start menu and selecting shut down. (If you have no display, hold the power button down for  5 seconds); (if the computer doesn't power on, move to the next step)Disconnect the AC Adapter from the notebook.Remove the battery from the bottom of the notebook.  There will be a switch/button to eject the battery.Wait at least 1 minute with all power sources disconnected.Re-insert the battery and reconnect the AC Adapter and then attempt to power on the notebook.

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the screen would be black and all I can see is the mouse arrow on screen.at first i thought it was normal but today it took to long so i did some research in my ipod and some solutions that didn't work like ,reinstalling my drive i also tryed safe mode and it work just fine but i don't know what is the problem . Also i have 12 important update to do maybe thats the problem? do i need a new pc?

A:when i turn on my pc the screen turns black.

Did this problem just start? Did it occur after installing some Windows Updates?

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...Nevermind. @[email protected] I guess the problem is fixed...despite the fact that i had probably tried turning the darn computer on atleast 30 times within the last 24 hours...this last time it actually booted up normally.

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Ok this is kind of weird. Ive recently installed a game and while playing I miss typed some keys (which are near the region of ESC, including that one, the one next to 1, and a sleep button). Somehow, a combination of miss typed keys lock my computer. It stops, then the screen goes black, and the CPU light starts to blink and the fan runs likes crazy.

Then nothing..., i cant turn the CPU off, cant restart it, cant press any key to do anything. The computer just wont turn off. The only way to restart the system is to pull the plug, but that has caused my some trouble already.

It has been happening to me sometimes (i think around four or five times) and i need to know what is happening to my computer and how to solve the problem without pulling the plug if this comes to happen again.

Thank you very much for the help (and sorry for my bad english)

A:CPU black screen, wont turn off!!!!

Could be Function and F1 key is setting your PC into security mode, but this should recover by pressing any key. Other Function keys could be setting PC into hibernation or standby mode. Are there any symbols on the function keys other than F1, F2 etc?

What make/model is the PC? What O/S are you using? What was the game you are playing? A bit more information would help others help you

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I usually just leave my laptop on overnight, and it just goes to sleep/hibernation mode then. But when i went to go turn on my laptop, you can see the lights on my laptop turn on but the screen stayed black. What could have possibly happened?/what can i do to fix it


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A:Screen wouldn't turn on stayed black?

If you have not already:Hold power button down to turn laptop off.Unplug, and remove battery.Hold down power button for ~ 30 seconds.Re-plug, without battery and see if you can bootto bios setup. (F1 or F2 key at lenovo screen)If so, shut down again, and replace battery.Boot and see what windows does.And post the details of your laptop, model,and OS. (operating system)

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* Components*

Case: Zalman Z11 Plus

Power Supply: Corsair CX500 500W

Processor: AMD FX 4100 3.6Ghz 4 Core

Overclocking: None

Processor Cooler: Xigmatek Loki

RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz/PC12800

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0

Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB (Replaced with GTX 750ti)

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache

Sound card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

Optical Drive: Sony 24x DVD/CD ? Re-Writer Black

Network card: Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps

Wireless Card: Asus N15 300MBPS

After replacing my faulty GTX 660 with a GTX 750i (budget issues, dont ask) it was all running smoothly, until the last few days. Seemingly at random my screen will go black and the PC restarts itself. My mouse and keyboard also turn off temporarily.

I've checked my CPU and re applied thermal paste. Sorted out drivers and reinstalled clean ones for most stuff.

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my pc screen turn black after restart/reboot.the only thing i can see is the white cursor (arrow).very bad for me.i try to repair with my windows xp cd without sucess.if i reformat i lost my work(pictures,music,etc...someone knows the mistake?some tips are welcome.thanks for the attention.

A:my pc screen turn black after restart/reboot....

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I can boot fine in safe mode, then I tried disabling the display adapter and rebooted. This worked fine, turned it back on rebooted and it boots to black screen, then eventually says no signal and automatically reboots.

I'm guessing it's a driver issue? I did download the new nVidia driver for my card (GTX 570) but that was a few days ago, and it has been working fine up until today. So I don't really know what the issue is then.

Any body know how I would go about fixing this?

EDIT: Tried a clean installation of the latest nVidia drivers and still no luck.

A:PC boots then turn to black screen/no signal

Quote: Originally Posted by BarTmaN

I can boot fine in safe mode, then I tried disabling the display adapter and rebooted. This worked fine, turned it back on rebooted and it boots to black screen, then eventually says no signal and automatically reboots.

I'm guessing it's a driver issue? I did download the new nVidia driver for my card (GTX 570) but that was a few days ago, and it has been working fine up until today. So I don't really know what the issue is then.

Any body know how I would go about fixing this?

EDIT: Tried a clean installation of the latest nVidia drivers and still no luck.

Have a look at this thread here http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...-boots-up.html It may be of use to you

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My computer was running slow yesterday and I decided to refresh my pc. Today I updated it to 8.1, started installing my programs again and my computer was freezing like crazy. I then held the power button to turn it off and then pressed it again to turn it on. Only this time it just left the screen black and I was unable to do anything.
I press the power button on and it shuts off after a few seconds
I press the power button on and I try pressing the F keys to try and get something going and it shuts off
I remove the battery, but the battery back in and turn it on and it stays on but still has the black screen
I have taken the battery out, held power button for 15 seconds, and put it back in to try again and all it does is stay on with a black screen. Battery and power supply are fine as they both can individually power the laptop only if I remove the power source and then put it back in.
I'm normally okay at fixing problems on my computer but this is the first time I can't even get to any menus to try and get something going. 
If anyone has any ideas, if I need to provide more info or can help me in any way I'd greatly appreciate it.

A:Windows 8.1, turn on laptop to black screen and can't do anything.

Can you see anything when you boot the computer up  (even if only the BIOS/splash screen)
If you still get nothing, have you tried to connect the laptop to an external monitor and see if that shows anything?
Let us know the make and model of your system

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I need help with my lenovo z510 when I turn it on it goes to black screen and I can't do anything and the battery light is white so is the power but the battery isn't even plugged in I need help
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A:Lenovo z510 help - turn it on it goes to black screen

hi Narwhal6,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 Can you try Removing the Ac adapter first.
     turn the computer ON
           Once you have the blackscreen with lights on.
               Hold The power button down till it shuts off Continue to hold down thepower button for at least 15 sec after the system Shuts down.
Turn it back on and check.
If the Same
    You can call Lenovo Technical Team if the system is still under Warranty 
or If not
Try Removing few parts inside to check what could be causing it.
Try the HDD first REmove it and turn it on see if you'll get a different result.
Then try removing and Reseating the RAM.
   If you have two RAM modules remove both and try just one module on two ports.
            then try the other.
You can use this z510 Maintenance Manual on how to get to the parts.
Let me know your findings

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Hi,The laptop turned off during work. Now when I press the power button, this button blinks 3 times and it's over.I tried to remove the battery, push the reset button with a pin. It's the second T480 in a few days, the first is waiting for service. Do you have any ideas?

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My Inspiron 1721 laptop has stopped working. I turn it on  - the fans start for a few seconds and it goes silent then screen stays black.
I left it on over night and turned it off and back on this morning and it came up until I logged into windows then went black again. Its like its in hibernation as the fans arent on and its silent although when I stripped it down the hard drive was still going when I listened.
Can someone tell me whats wrong?
I have tried the take the battery out / hold power for 60 seconds put the wire back in with battery out etc, tried external monitor thing, tried different ram etc but nothing at all.
Any suggestions?

A:Turn Inspiron 1721 on - Black Screen & Nothing

I had to replace the mother board on mine. It sounds like yours is doing the same thing mine did, I would suggest replacing it yourself if possible or if you are unable to find someone who can it is very easy to replace. Also you will need a new dvd player it sounds like yours is no good. But who ever fixes your pc should be able to confirm whether it is good or bad.
I hope this helps
You can find the mother board online for about $150 and 20 for a DVD Rom Drive
Good Luck

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I've seen this problem posted a lot, but never with all of the same details as me.  I have Windows 8, but unsure if 64 or 32, I"m guessing 64.  I have a sealed battery, so I'm unable to remove the battery.   I rarely see my model number mentioned at all. I have turned the computer off and back on several times with peripherals removed.  Right now, it's on and open (so it's not asleep) and not plugged in.  All I can see and get is a black screen.  The caps light blinks now and again. I really would rather not reset and lose everthing, of course, who does?   What do I do?

A:Computer won't turn on--constant black screen

Hello @yecart,  Can you match the sequence of 'blinks' to those shown in the table below.    Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Hello, the other day I started a game on my notebook and it turned off. When trying to start it up again the screen turned black with purple code across it and couldn't fully boot up. After leaving it alone for a day I went to turn it back on and it worked fine. A couple days later I went to turn it on and it started to boot up but the screen stayed black. I have tried the bios power reset, and the cap lock blinks white 5 times, two fast then a break, twice fast then a break then once more. It has been a few days and this problem is persisting. I have tried hooking it up to an external monitor and it tries to connect then days signal can't be found. Any help would be appreciated!!

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Please help me, my screen turns black after logged on, it only shows the cursor. ignore the safe mode i was try

A:my screen turn black after logged on. (s110)

Try the following Press CTRL + ALT + DEL  simultaneously, and if a window opens, select  Start Task ManagerIn the Task Manager window , select New Task (Run..) from the File pulldown menu  In the Create New Task window, type: explorer.exe  and press  EnterThat should load Windows Explorer so you can see the Windows taskbar and desktop. I that works, I would suspect a possible virus on your system, so run a good virus scan, and/or peform a System Restore Good Luck,

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I was playing a game on my PC while it was storming out and the power surged. Before I could unplug my pc the power came back on and my computer started back up. After starting back up it said installing update do not turn off the computer. I waited until it was done then it brought me to a black screen with a Windows logo and a circular loading bar. I waited somewhere between 5-10minutes before holding down the power button until it turned off. Upon turning the computer back on all the fans would work and everything it would show the blue screen that says to press esc then brings me to a black screen where it would have a _ mark in the top left and beep non stop. It isnt a long beep or anything its just multiple beeps non stop until I turn it off. I have tried taking out the ram and putting it back in but it just keeps beeping. I did a mem test and it showed that nothin was wrong with the ram. The beeps are high pitched and very fast. I have a video showing what happens if there is a way to post it.

A:Computer won't turn on Beeps with black screen

Hi @JestAPrank,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the computer not booting with the blue screen error. I will be glad to help you. Please follow the step from the document for Computer Does Not Start (Windows 10). Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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Hi guys,Laptop: Lenovo Yoga 500-14IBD Windows 10 I was hoping maybe one of you knows what to do. My girlfriend?s laptop does not turn on anymore (not how it is supposed to). But let me start at the beginning of the story. First my girlfriend called me and said to me her laptop was broken (no physical damage) and giving her a bluescreen. See picture: https://i.imgur.com/hkXxjlb.jpg. (the picture shows a kernel issue in Dutch). With this I thought that it will be a windows problem and possibly an easy fix. She clicked one of the keys and got this message: https://i.imgur.com/OlbgFcj.jpg.So, I when I got to her laptop the next day, I tried booting it up. I got the same bluescreen only with the [ESC] option, so I tried that, but the screen went black and I believe off. I waited for a bit, but it did not change so I turned the laptop off by holding the power button. When I restarted it, it went straight to the black screen (keyboard lighting works it?s even adjustable and fan spins up). I googled the problem and read I should try to hold the power button for said amount of time and then try again. I got it to work once (same bluescreen) but it went back from blue to black screen when I tried to do anything. Now I can?t get to the bluescreen at all. Can anybody help me with this problem? I already tried: Turning off, taking out the battery then holding the power button for 20 seconds. Putting in the charger and trying again.I tried to take out th... Read more

A:My laptop seems to turn on but the screen stays black.

Hi @AshwinVlaar,
Welcome to the Community.
Let us try to boot into BIOS using the novo button and load the BIOS its default settings. Follow the steps below.
1. Press the NOVO button
2. Select BIOS Set Up
3. In BIOS, press Fn+F9/F9 to load BIOS defaults then Fn+F10/F10 to save and exit.
If you were able to access BIOS using the NOVO button and load the BIOS defaults, but still getting a black or blue screen, then we suggest to reset the laptop to its factory settings by selecting the System recovery on the NOVO menu. Please be advised that system recovery will delete all your data.
Let us know how it goes.

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Hi I have a similar problem like below post that I copied & pasted from your forum. I was following instructions but I cannot go to my Last Known Good Configuration.I click enter and it goes black again. Please help! desperate!!!!! Thanks

Re: Help !! Random pop ups/ ranom sites /= spware plzz helpp !!!
Let's try Last Known Good Configuration:

* Restart your computer.
* After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, start pressing the F8 key.
* In some systems, this may be the F5 key.
* Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear.
* Use the up arrow key to highlight Last Known Good Configuration and press 'Enter'.
* Login on your usual account.

A:PLZ HELP! Laptop starts and turn to black screen


Copy the bolded into notepad and save it to your flash drive. Name it OTLscript.

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\*.
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\*.exe /s
%APPDATA%\*.exe /s
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\*. /mp /s
%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles

Next.......Download OTLPE from either location and save it to your desktop:


Double click the OTLPENet icon on your desktop
Do you want to burn the CD? choose Yes
ImgBurn will automatically extract and load the OTLPE Iso to be burned to CD
Place a blank CD in your CD-Rom
Click to start the burn process
You will see a dialog Operation successfully completed
Boot the non-working computer using the boot CD you just created
In order to do so, the computer must be set to boot from the CD first

Note : For information click here

Your system should now display a REATOGO-X-PE desktop.
Double... Read more

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Someone help me please, I need my laptop for school.

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Hi, My Flex 14 suddenly wont turn on, when powered on, the 2 led in front lid up but screen remain black, I know power is on as I can hear the fan and harddrive working but the screen just remain black like it even not turned on any sugesstion? Thanks


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A:Flex 14 wont turn on, black screen

I am also facing same issue. Please let me know suggestions.

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I have a Satellite L650D-178 notebook with pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium. For a while it didn't start properly, but not everytime, just every now and then. I could not recognise any pattern, when and why this happens.
When I press the power button it turns on, as indicated by the second LED (white). But the screen stays black and it doesn't boot.
In the past this happend up to five times (if I forced a shut down by keeping the power button pressed), then it started normal.
Today this happend again, but it still doesn't start properly after many tries.
No difference in behaviour, no matter if an extern screen is connected or not or I use battery or cable. Charging still works (indicated by LEDs). Pressing any key has no function (e.g. num lock LED stays off).

I'm really helpless here. Anybody has an idea? Did somebody encounter the same problem?

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