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When turning off computer & turning it back on again screen is blank

Q: When turning off computer & turning it back on again screen is blank

Here is the issue, when my computer goes to sleep after it's on for a while when I move the mouse to get the screen back up it shows the backround no icons or anything to click.
Same if I turn it off and turn it back on. I have to turn it off and on many times then go to safe mode and shut down then turn it on again for it to work. Just now I had to turn it on/off 4 times for it to show the icons and task bar. Usually it is left blank with nothing to click having no choice but to turn it off.
Norton says no viruses.
My computer is HP with windows 7. I bought it in 2011.
This problem has been happening for a long time. Please help.

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A: When turning off computer & turning it back on again screen is blank

Hello squirrels and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think I'd start out by trying to do a startup repair. It's been suggested that the startup repair be done 3 times (regardless of what the notifications say) and the computer rebooted after each repair.

Startup Repair

If this doesn't fix the problem one of the Forum experts has prepared these troubleshooting guides with some additional suggestions.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hi im using windows vista home professional sp1. cant upgrade to sp2 for some reason. when i turn on my pc, there's the beeping sound and my mouse lights up and num lock light on my keyboard is lighted up. but usually there's nothing on the screen. it takes multiple restarts by pressing the reset button to get my computer started and vista to load.

A:Blank screen when turning on computer

Im starting to suspect that my graphics cards is failing. Weeks ago, when i got my com to start after restarts, in firefox the mouse seems to have spiky movement and when i attempt to start warcraft 3 it says that direct x failed to initialise. A restart solved those problems though....

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My other half and son were using the computer yesterday, and then left it on to do some other things, upon returning to the laptop noticed that the power button was solid blue (should be flashing orange when in standby mode), with nothing on the screen, moved the mouse with nothing happening as well as CTRL+ALT+DELETE.

Powered computer down by holding the on/off button for 5 seconds, restarted but noticed that I could hear the DVD drive power up but that is where it stops/hangs, nothing comes on the screen. Have done this numerous times, as well as removing the battery and starting with just mains power on?

Can anyone help with what might be going on ??


A:Re: Satellite A100 - Won't reboot after turning off and turning back on ?


Can you enter Bios (f2 on startup) to check if the HDD recognized. Also, try to reinstall Windows with a recovery disk or Windows copy disk.

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I am going to preface this by saying that this has *nothing* to do with restoring from sleep or hibernate modes. In searching for an answer to this issue, I found way too much related to that.

My problem is simple. Occasionally (~50% of the time) when I turn the monitor back on after shutting it off, it will stay blank and not really turn back on. It makes no difference how long the monitor has been off. After turning it back on, the power light is green, indicating there is a signal, but the screen is black. Again, the computer has not slept or hibernated. I simply shut off the monitor and later come back to turn it on. The same thing will happen occasionally if Windows shuts the monitor off after the configured time. (I did that last part as a test; I typically do not automatically shut it off.)

OS: Windows 7 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 860
MB: Asus P7P55D
Memory: 8GB - Corsair CMX6GX3M2A1600C9 (2 x 2 x 2GB)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB
Monitor: Chimei CMV 221D
NVIDIA Drivers: (11/20/2009)

I originally thought it was the OS that was hung. However, I was able to go into the start menu and restart ("Start" -> "Right" -> "Right" -> "R"), so I know the OS was there responding to my commands.

Attempts to fix:
- Restart the computer. This worked.
- Shut off the power to the monitor and turn it back on. This works most of the time.
- Lock and unlock Windows. This works after a few tries.
- Hit C... Read more

A:Monitor stays blank when turning it back on

Hello, Welcome!
Your problem seems unrelated to Windows 7. Sounds to me like it is a monitor issue, not a driver or software issue. Do you have any other monitors you could try?

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Hello, I've have had a longstanding issue with my Thinkpad x260 where the screen would stay blank after waking my laptop on (i.e. opening the lid). After updating my drivers this issue seemed to have gone away for the most part. However, these past few days this issue has come back and happens almost everytime I wake my laptop up so I would have to turn if off manually. Things seem to have gotten worse now where the screen remains blank after turning my laptop on and I am unable to access my laptop at all. Occassionally I will see the Lenovo logo screen, but this is followed by a blank screen. Sometimes, I will get a streaks of pixels across the entire screen which looks really worrying (pic shown). I've had this laptop for only about 2 years and would really like to use it more because otherwise it's a great laptop except for these issues. Any help would be appreciated. 

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wel for a few days now, everytime i download sume using firefox or internet explorer the comp restarted, well i downloaded again today and comp restarted, and i got the windows loading thingy, and then blank screen...i can go into safe mode and thats it, my cd drive is ghey and doesnt work so i cant use windows cd..im using windows xp proffesional, service pack 2, geforce fx 5200 graphics card

um help

A:blank screen when turning on comp

Have you tried pressing the power button on the monitor itself and turning it back on?

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I've been having lots of problems with my Precision M4800. After getting it back from Dell's support it worked for a while then crashed and refused to boot. Since then I've been trying to get the graphics card running again. I decided to try turning switchable graphics off and on but now my screen is blank.
When I say blank I mean the display backlogged doesn't even turn on. When I power it on, the indicator LEDS light up normally and I can hear the computer working but nothing shows up on the display. I've tried mashing f1, f2, f6, f8, ctrl+alt+enter, delete, Fn+F1, Fn+Esc and f12 during startup but still nothing shows up on the display. I've also tried removing the battery and holding the power button for 30 seconds. I ran the LCD built in self test and it passed, so the problem 100% isn't with the panel.
If it helps I also ran Preboot System Assesment twice and while nothing showed up on the display, the computer beeped the code 333 both times. This indicates that "PSA diagnostics did not record the system user pressing Y or N after the video test. Please ensure that you accurately answer questions that are prompted during the diagnostic." Unfortunately, nothing shows up on my screen so I dont know whether to press Y or N. I gave it a go anyways pressing N whenever it beeped at me (the beeps before the error code) but it just stopped beeping after a few times.
I don't have any personal data so its fine if I have to do some sort of ... Read more

A:Blank Screen after turning off Switchable Graphics

Well, I managed to reset the BIOS setting to default by unplugging my CMOS battery. Hopefully this helps someone else.

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My lenovo G580, i switched on wednesday 27th Sept 2017 and when I tried putting it on, on the 29th sept 2017, it refused to come on. Tested the adapter on Multimeter, its okay. When I press the power button, the light on top comes on and I hear a beep sound, then nothing. Tried methods of holding down the power button 10 times at a second interval, then 30seconds, still no help. Tried pressing shift and F8 together and pressing the power on, continued pressing the shift and F8, still no results. Tried connecting using USB to HDM but no success. Please help. Thank you in advance Pamela     

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I have a Compaq V3000 that has been working pretty well until I installed Windows Vista about 6 months ago. Then it started shutting off all the time randomly like 5 minutes after I would turn it on and I got that to stop. Then randomly I came home and my computer screen was black and I turned it off and took the battery out; however, the lights on the keypad stayed on...even the power light. Then when I took out the power cord and put it back it the lights turned off. Finally, after several tries, I got my computer to turn on all the way. Then I turned it back off that night and the next morning it would not turn back on. I have been working on it for over a week now and still get the same outcome. Here's exactly what happens:

I turn my computer on...then the Compaq startup screen comes up...then the screen goes black and when I try to hit F10 or F8, a real fast message comes and goes...it's hard to even read...but it says "Operating system not found." It did this before I got it to turn on that last time too...but then I got it to turn on. But now I just keep getting the same outcome. I got the F10 page to come up one time and I was told that my harddrive looked like it was going bad but they couldn't tell for sure.

Please help! : )

A:Compaq laptop screen goes blank after turning on

Well I see two possible solutions. A. OS problem or B. your HDD is going bad.

So what i would recommend is if you have a old HDD laying around use it and try reinstalling your os on it. if it works then your HDD is probably bad so purchase a new one.

Do you have any external harddrives hooked up to your system?

Answer me about the external first before proceeding

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Hi Bleeping Computer....
Right now I have a serious problem on my notebook....
My Notebook is HP Probook 4421s
Here are what happens before it goes completely mess right now....
1. I was surfing on the internet, when suddenly a notebook pop up, and disappear again (this is what i suspected to bee the root cause of the problem)
2. then I continued surfing as usual..after about 1 hour, my screen started to scramble "a little bit", then it goes blank for 1 second, then a pop up on my bottom right screen says something about "disk driver has recovered......"  
3. i don`t know what to do, then while I`m searching how to fix the problem, it happens again....
4. it happens about 3-4 times. At the last time, the scrambled screen become worse...
5. I decided to do "system restore", but after restarting, it goes to completely blank screen
6. i turn off the notebook, wait about 15 minutes, then turn on again, still only blank screen
7. i read about "hard reset (15 minutes hit power button while unplug power cord and battery", still blank screen
8. try, 2-3 times, i give up, and wait until tomorrow (today)
9. then i try to turn it on again, the screen is on, showing some vertical thick line of scrambled screen. i can hardly read what the screen is showing, but it still fail to start up the windows...
10. I try to hit F10 repeatedly, then it comes up to some page (hp back up system? with hp logo on bottom right), then it shows some menu, i choose something like "run-in ... Read more

A:either blank or scrambled screen on turning on the notebook

It looks like it's hardware. "showing some vertical thick line of scrambled screen"
Are you able to see a screen like this (BIOS boot post screen)?

Please post some screenshots of your issue. (If possible) Try to post also the screen like above if possible. 

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This has been happening a lot, when I turn on my laptop nothing happens, it is getting power no problem but doesn't do anything..BIOS..Anything at all

Very annoying because then I lose the work I have open, when I turn it off it goes into hibernation, but sometimes this happens even when it was fully shutdown.

Thakns for any help

A:Toshiba Satellite - Sometimes turning on, fan working but just a blank screen

I'm sorry, which is it?

You stated when you power it on, nothing happens and in the next sentence you state its annoying because then I lose work I have open.

when it is on, and you tell it to turn off it goes into hibernation, but sometimes it happens even when it is fully shutdown.

Totally confused, can you break down the issues with a bit more detail.

Whats happening and when

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Few month ago motherboard of my 7720 inspiron decided to pass away. suddenly the laptop had turned on and when plugging the AC adapter the blue light indicator turned off. I've understood that the motherboard is broken (after discussing with some technicians as well). recently I've purchased new motherboard and hopped that my laptop will be back to life but it won't...
after replacing with the new motherboard the light indicators are turning on and even the quick access buttons are turning on as well but the screen remains black and blank without the fan working! I've tried the following:
1. turning off the laptop and pressing the power button for 15-20 sec without power plugged in.
it helped but the windows logo got freeze and after rebooting the laptop once again it has returned to the same black and blank position.
2. display check (long pressing D) is OK.
3. I've even ran the diagnostics check and it's OK as well. 
can it be just a bios update issue?
please help me!

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Hi everyone,

From last few weeks I'm having this strange and annoying blank screen of death. I could just see a blank screen (not a blue screen) while either waking up computer from sleep or while trying to turn on the display by moving cursor/typing something(waking up from power saver mode of display, I set display to be of after few minutes of inactivity). So essentially screen becomes total blank. Just once or twice I saw this BSOD "DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE" but for all other times my screen is just blank. I could see the Hard Disk activity LED on during this blank screen. And almost after all subsequent boots, I could see "Windows has recovered from unexpected shutdown/serious error - Check for solution" message.

System - Windows 7 Pro x64 with all latest recommended and security updates
CPU - i7 2630QM
GPU - nVidia GT525M
MoBo - Factory default for Dell XPS L502X

First I suspected its because of my nVidia GT525M GPU drivers (I was using official latest drivers 320.49), so I completely uninstalled them with regular uninstall + DriverSweeper 2.1.0 from Guru3D.com. I did not install any nVidia/display drives since then. But just now I got another blank screen after it. Also I started connecting my PC to an old Sony Bravia TV with HDMI cable and that time the automatic installation of drivers failed. That is my second point of possible problem. I've been using CCleaner to clean the unwanted registry entries and revo uninstaller for almost every unin... Read more

A:Blank screen of death while wake up from standby/turning on the screen

The BSOD is caused by Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1030 driver.

Irp is active with 5 stacks 3 is current (= 0xfffffa800760f840)
No Mdl: No System Buffer: Thread 00000000: Irp stack trace.
cmd flg cl Device File Completion-Context
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
>[ 16, 2] 0 0 fffffa8009cd4050 00000000 00000000-00000000
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NETwNs64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for NETwNs64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for NETwNs64.sys
Args: 00014400 00000000 00000004 00000002
[ 16, 2] 0 e1 fffffa8009d9e470 00000000 fffff8000370b200-fffffa800c1f7510 Success Error Cancel pending
\Driver\vwifibus nt!PopSystemIrpCompletion
Args: 00014400 00000000 00000004 00000002
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-fffffa800c1f7510

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
And the driver is old.

fffff880`06cd3000 fffff880`07555000 NETwNs64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: NETwNs64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NETwNs64.sys
Image name: NETwNs64.sys
Timestamp: Tue Jun 21 22:40:03 2011 (4E00D06B)
CheckSu... Read more

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I wasn't really sure where to put this, so I'll put it here. I've been having this problem for a while now, and I believe I sought help from this forum before. My problem is that when I'm on my computer, at random times it will just shut off and then turn back on. No BSOD, no clear determining factor as to why. It can shut off while I'm playing a game, while I'm watching a video on YouTube, or anything really. The first time I had this issue, someone told me to get a new PSU, so I did. That didn't work. Last time, someone recommended that I take out the extra RAM I had added in due to the fact that apparently with RAM, especially with the cheap brands, sticks that aren't packaged together tend to have compatibility issues which can cause crashing. That solution worked, for a while. Then, recently - about maybe a month ago or so - this started happening again. Same problem; computer shuts down and then starts back up. After remembering that in the Event Viewer it lists the critical error that causes the shutdown as Kernel-Power with Event ID 41, I thought that maybe this crashing was caused by the computer not receiving power for a brief moment, causing it to shut down and then restart. This could have easily been caused by my surge protector because I know that a surge protector's job is to cut off the power flow if there's a power surge, so as to not damage any electronics connected to it. So, what I did was I went out and bought a battery backup with a built-in... Read more

A:Computer Randomly Turning Off and then Back On

Nobody? I'd like any sort of insight into this problem if at all possible.

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Hey guys, I don't know if this is the right forum to ask this question, but somethings wrong with my computer. When I turn it off, it turns right back on again by itself after a few minutes. I think it has something to do with the modem. So I decided to unplug the modem and then turn it off. And lo behold, the computer didn't turn back on by itself. Is there anyone out there that can help me to find a way to stop the modem from restarting my computer?

BTW, I ran a virusscan recently and found nothing, so that couldn't be causing the modem to boot up the computer after its been turned off.

A:Modem is turning computer back on after its turned off

G'day Jsnacks, try entering BIOS and find the items called "modem ring-in" or various named items like that, usually under the power area, disable them.
You will likely find Lan mentioned as well.
They are a real nuisance.
Cheers, qldit.

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This doesn't happen all the time but it does happen more than I would like it to. Sometimes after I shutdown my PC via the start button. It will turn itself back on after about 2-3 seconds. This is very annoying and I was wondering it anyone else had this issue or if anyone has even heard of this issue. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Computer Turning Itself Back On Almost Immediately After Shutdown

Well I have never had this problem but it would help if you filled in your System Spec's. It will help others help you.

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Hi, I have a one year old Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E420s. I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with an Intel i5-2410M @2.30GHz. I bought the Ultimate OS retail as an upgrade to the Windows 7 Home edition.

Recently, when I put my computer in hibernate or standby, when I turn the computer back on, it causes the BSOD and the computer restarts. I would appreciate any help that can be provided about how to avoid this error. Please let me know if there is any other information required. I have attached the dump files.

Here is the error message I get when the computer finally starts:

Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: c2
BCP1: 0000000000000007
BCP2: 000000000000109B
BCP3: 0000000004440005
BCP4: FFFFFA8009069BD0
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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A:BSOD When Turning Computer Back On After Hibernation or Standby

Problematic Software:
Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 5 Public:Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 5 Public
Start Menu\Programs\Auslogics\Disk Defrag Public:Start Menu\Programs\Auslogics\Disk Defrag Public
Many of us on the forums actually do not recommend automated optimization tools for Windows 7. Windows 7 does a much better job of handling its own optimization than its predecessors did. We especially do not recommend registry cleaning as an "optimization" step because automated registry cleaning causes more harm to the registry than it actually repairs.

In the future, if you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.

I do not recommend 3rd party defrag tools. Windows has some nice command line flags for the defrag command that will accomplish the same tasks as 3rd party programs. The -b and -w flags will defrag boot files and the boot registry items as well as compact the data to the center of the disk for faster access.defrag c: -b
defrag -c -v -w
The first command optimizes boot performance for the Windows drive by defragmenting boot files and boot registry items.

The second command includes all drives on the system through the -c command and optimizes the drives by compacting the data to the center of the disk. Verbose output through the -v option is optional to provide the user with more information abou... Read more

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Just wondering how I speed up my pc I,m running xp and its just been latly that it,s shutting off at start up and being really sluggish.....what can I do?????????

A:computer running to slow and turning back off at start up

Go to http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/ and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required....so do NOT "fix" anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.


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Long story short, My computer suddenly shut off, And when i pressed the power button it would attempt to turn on then just fail and shut down completely[no signal to anything, only fans]
I cleaned out the pc and cleaned out the power supply, reassembled and it turned on as per normal. i used it for about 35 minutes, set it to sleep for an hour or two, turned it on, used it for about an hour and a half then it suddenly turned off again. When this happens it either powers on for 2 seconds then powers down, or it powers up all fans and mouse led but no signal to keyboard or screen whatsoever i assumed it was the power supply so i purchased a new one today and installed it, It turned on first try, i assumed it was fixed, i used it, set it to sleep as per normal and went to turn it on again and it turned on all fans but once again no power to anything else, just fans it seems. I tried everything[I have two sticks of ram so i switched them/used them singularly tried running without fans, Oddly it didn't beep even without video card or ram but nothing made a difference. I just borrowed a single 2gb stick of ram from a friend and it successfully powered on and I am using it normally.. But i just can't imagine the problem was just the ram and i expect it to power off again soon, Can anyone help?

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After I close the screen (closing the lid over the keyboard). Instead of going into standby and then turning back on when I open the lid (screen), the screen doesnt come back on and I have to restart the computer. What is going on. P.S. I have XP tablet edition. Thanks

A:Screen not turning back on after closing screen

It does come back on after I manually put it on standby

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Hi im new here and need some help so this is my first post,
My partners computer screen keeps turning off for no apparent reson, first we started by restarting the screen and some times it may stay on,
but today that dousent even work, after a restart of the computer and of the monitor the screen will dim for a secound then turn off, well it go's blank the power light is still on.
Iv played with the cord while the computer is still on and some times the picture comes back but only for a secound but then disapears again i noticed she also has an adaptore on the end of her cord that go's into the box (sorry no idea on what type of plug it is but its not the normal plug, hence the adaptor it douse have gigabyte printed on it)
I dont belive its the video card coz the picture is fine when its on with no errors but im not shore if the plug itself is stuffed.
Im not shore if its the cable coz when the screen is blank it still has the blue light and when i unplug it after about 30sec it will change to orange, so i belive the computer is still giving a signel to the screen.
And i cant tell if its the screen coz i couldent work out a way i could test it.
Im not shore what the problem is and we dont have alot of money to go out buying all new parts to try work the problem out if any one can help that would be great.

A:My computer screen keeps turning off?

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Hi my acer travelmate b113 screen stays black when I turn my laptop on. The blue piwer light shows but the screen stays black. Please help!

A:computer screen not turning on

Attach an external monitor.
What button toggles the external display on or off?

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Hi, for the last few days my computer screen has been acting strangely.... It keeps Turing off and on in seconds while I am logged in. I have norton security and they used it be able to resolve the issue, but now it seems to happen for frequently. I'm not sure what to do t make it stop can someone please help me?

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This happens several times a day. Up until the other night, it onl happened when the computer is idle. While my son was typing up a report it happened. He ended up losing 6 pages of work. We clicked every button, checked every cable, nothing worked. We had to push the off button on the front of the tower to get it to unfreeze. I thought that maybe it was the hibernation thingy but I disabled that and it is still doing it. We are having another problem with it as well. When we try to hook anything (ipod, psp) up to the USB port on the front of the tower, we get a message saying that the device is not recognized. Any Clues for either problem? Thanks in advance!

A:Please help Computer Screen is turning grey

I,ve got the same problem... Screen turns completely grey when on idle. I've been able to put it in hibernation using only the keyboard, and ten waked up the computer, and here I am typing on this forum.

what the heck?

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i came back from a party and turned on my computer. went on youtube and after 5min i got a blue screen. i have attached the errors

A:My computer keeps turning off with a blue screen

Please fill out your system specs. Read the link in my signature for instructions. We can't help unless we know what hardware you are using.

My apologies. That information no longer exists, apparently. I'll find the instructions and post an updated link.

*edit* I updated my signature link - this will take you directly to your system specs, where you can update your information.

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Everytime I turn my computer on it will start goes through the first couple of screens and then right before it gets to the screen where you type your password to log onto your computer its a blank black screen. I realized after doing this many times that if I leave it on this black screen after a good 10 to 15 min it goes onto the logon screen and I type in my password and it logs into the computer. Takes a while to start up so I try to run a virus scan and then it will restart the computer and nothing happens. Also I am able to log onto safe mode just fine but if I have to many things going on it freezes and I have to restart the computer and I am then back to square one.

PLEASE HELP new Dell Inspiron 1420 computer only had for 6 months and I don't want to lose any data!

A:Black Screen when turning computer on

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Before you read this, I am not very good with tech.

My computer is a HP PC with Windows 7. If someone could tell me how to get more information by typing something on the computer, that would be great.
I have avast!, I have 6GB Ram, Nividia Graphics Card (yet again, if someone could tell me how to get more info) and my computer has some problems.

When I turn my PC on, it takes around 5 minutes of the mouse in the middle of a black screen for it to get to the screen where you log in.

After that, the computer is okay. Recently, however, it has started to make a really loud noise, and is getting very very hot. It burns if I put my skin on it.

When I play games like LoL, Dota 2 and Arma 2, my screen sometimes goes black and the only way to fix it is by turning my PC on and off, and when it takes 10 minutes to get back to the point where I can open the game, this is very detrimental to my gameplay.

To be more specific, the screen has a little cut out where I can see a black screen with lines in it for a split second, then the screen goes black. I can still hear and talk to my friends in Teamspeak, but then, sometimes, after about 20 seconds, the sound cuts out and gets stuck on the sound last heard before it cut out.

Black Screen? My computer randomly turns off alot, and when it does, I am usually playing games.
Now, when I turn it back on, it loads up the HP screen, then it goes to a black screen with a mouse in the middle of it for what I timed as around 5 MINUTES. ... Read more

A:Computer Turning Off & Black Screen

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So whenever I turn on my computer, it will load up to the log in screen and after a short period of time the screen gets all distorted and fuzzy about 95% of the time. Most of the time it will freeze  there or lead a blue screen of death, or if I'm lucky enough nothing will happen and my pc will have no issues logging in. I don't know if I am allowed to link images as the file is quite big.
This is somewhat solved by going into safe mode and letting it sit there for about an hour then pressing the restart button, but it is only a temporary solution. This is not a monitor issue as this was also happening on one of my old monitors. I tried updating windows and most of my drivers yet this is still happening.
However when I boot it up in safe mode it works 100% of the time but it gets stuck at classpnp.sys for about one minute then boots up normally. So this might be a driver issue, I tried doing SFC /scannow on command prompt about 7 times yet the problem is still not fixed. I also stopped all services at startup as well using msconfig.exe. I also tried the chkdsk multiple times. 
This problem has been irritating me for a while, so when I'm not using the computer it put it to sleep to avoid this painful process again.
I do not know what to do now and hopefully i can find a solution to my problem.

A:Screen Distortions when turning on computer

Hi tricktrolled, welcome to BleepingComputer
You mentioned having BSODs, right? The dumpfiles created during these BSODs could help us determinate the problem to the issue you're facing. Can you move the files under C:\windows\minidump\ to a new folder you'll create on your Desktop, then archive (compress) that document and attach it in your next reply?

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Yesterday my computer shut down and now when I try to restart it, it's stuck at a black screen. I went into Boot Options and then Diagnostics, and the error code 2000-0146 came up. I have no clue what I'm supposed to do now. Help please!

edit: i dont know if this is the right place to post so i posted in hardware too. if i get a response here i'll delete the other one

A:Black screen when turning computer on

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My computer has been booting into the infamous Blue Screen of Death recently. I am running Windows 7 Professional.

I am able to get to the login screen where I type in my password, but after successfully logging in, it blue screens and reboots causing an infinite rebooting cycle. I can get into safe mode and into my other partition, but that's about it. I also don't have a Windows 7 install CD, so I can't run chkdsk in order to fix any problems.

This has happened before, and I was able to fix it with RegRun where I got rid of some weird drivers. The problem now when I run it is that it tells me that my system.ini is infected, but when I click that button to remove it, it tells me it's getting rid of explorer.exe, which is "100% good".

Any help is appreciated!

(I've posted this in the "Am I infected? What do I do?" forum, but I think that this is where it needs to be.)

Attached are my logs that I created in Safe Mode (because booting up normally results in a blue screen). I'm also using 64-bit Windows 7 Professional, but I was able to run GMER (with limited checkbox options).

A:Blue Screen When Turning on Computer

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting... Read more

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My laptop screen turns black right after I turn it on. I don't even get to the Windows screen most of the time. I hooked it up to an external computer screen and get a picture if I do get past Windows screen, and I just had a new screen put on 6 months ago.  I have looked online and seen some info about possibly the blacklight or inverter is messed up. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Screen Goes Black After Turning On Computer

If I read this correctly it seems as if even on another monitor it has a bit of an issue.  Have you tried getting into safe mode as you boot up?  Try tapping F8 repeatedly as it boots, if it works in safe mode that would rule out a hardware issue.

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I am using a laptop to run only 3 Python programs to control some machinery. What I want to happen, is that when the user turns on the laptop they get a screen with 3 options, each option will kick off a python program. I don't want the windows screen or menu to show.

Is there a really simple way to do this?

[I realise that one can kick off a program on Windows 7 at startup .. but what program?]

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hi my name is john and im havin a problem i dont know what it is im in the computer doing something and then the computer stop working it comes up a blue screen saying error and then it turns off can someone help me fix this thank you

A:blue screen saying error and turning off my computer

Download BlueScreenView ((in Zip file)No installation required.Unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

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Yesterday my laptop randomly shut down and now when I try to restart it all I get is a black screen. I went into Boot options and then Diagnostics and the error code 2000-0146 came up. I'm literally stuck with a black screen and I have no idea what to do. I submitted all my computer's info when I signed up but i you need me to re post it just let me know. Please help!

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would all my problems (slow, hanging, freezing just to begin with) be helped by installing Win 7 (vs. XPwhat i have now)?

Okay, what happened this a.m. is I got blue screen on turning on my Toshiba laptop:
"Checking file system on X: Type of file system is Fat32-Windows will now check for consistency.Vol serv # is....
windows is verifying files and folders. later"
"removing nonvalid long folder entry from....\backup\c: ...documents and setting/....\temporary internet fules\content.IE5\K7M9LK02"

so, is this problem with my external hard drive or with windows???


A:Blue Screen (X: drive) turning on computer -Windows XP

I gather X: is the external drive.

So, do you get the same condition if the external drive is disconnected before you start the computer?

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I added main parts to a new build: Asrock 970 extreme4, fx8350 amd cpu, Western Digital WD VelociRaptor, and ripjaws 8gb 1333mhz ram.

So I got everything installed then I turn it on the first thing that happens is it will flash the ASrock splash screen extremely flash then absolutely nothing will happen, if I hit the power button once it will turn the whole computer off instantly. It did work once and I got it to boot my win 7 and install but then after restarting it for updates etc it does the same thing... anything know what up, I have never seen something like this.

A:New build,when turning computer on flashes the splash screen?

I may also add after trying consistently it will eventually turn on... is that the PSU or Mobo???

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Hi there, i have some issues with my monitor (awhhh).

It's working fine like 10-20-30 minutes and then it's turning off (for no reason) while the cumputer is running and the flash/button goes pink. I don't know what's this colour stands for. Blue is when the monitor is active, yellow is when the monitor is turn to sleep and when i shut down my computer, but PINK? What's that, anyone?

The monitor is turning OFF, not in a sleep mode or something.
I must remove the cable and push back in every 20 minutes. That's wrong.

Maybe it's the cabel, maybe something with drivers and stuff...i don't know.


please anyone....it's my moms monitor and she's gonna kill me, i blew it up.



A:Monitor is turning off and the button in the right corner is turning pink

It would be nice to know the brand and model of the monitor

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Just few hours ago I was listening to songs on Napster. Then I played some online games. I had to reboot at one point since it was going slow on me.

For some reasons unknown, my computer turns off and tried to boot itself, but kept turning off and booted itself. Somehow it did that in a loop. I tried to wipe up some dirt from inside(it may not be completely wiped up). I even tried to rearrange the cables and such. Now, if I press the power button, it only shows the power indicator, but it won't boot. I'm just puttoping it to rest right now hoping that it would back up tomorrow when I turn it on.

I have Velocity Micro with Windows XP SP3 (update progression). Motherboard: ASUS. I posted this using my laptop. I appreciate any help or input.


A:My Computer Keeps Turning On and Off and Now It's Not Turning on

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Let me clarify. My brother brought his computer over for me to recable it. Simple process right? Not so much. Before I get into details, let me give you specs. Keep in mind since I did not build the system, I do not have all the information I usually would.

Windows Vista
4 GB of RAM (unknown brand)
Abit motherboard (unknown serial number)
AMD athlon 64 3.0 GHZ processor
4 250GB harddrives (In raid configuration to look like 2 hard drives @ 500GB each)
Antec 550 watt power supply
Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT Video card

Okay, so when I recabled everything and powered the system on, it would not boot at all. Everything was on and running, but the bios was not doing anything, and everything was at a standstill. Not knowing if the raid configuation and the motherboard had anything to do with it, I started swtiching the sata connections into different configurations based on what I think the individual would have done. In doing this I accidentally pulled a jumper from the motherboard. Setting it aside and not thinking it was important, I plugged everything back in and attempted to power on the computer.

This is where it gets interesting. Instead of even powering on like it did last time, it powered up for MAYBE one second before shutting off. Any other attempts to power it on were futile, and resulted in nothing.

After this, I replaced the jumper where it was supposed to go, and powered on the system again. The same thing happened. I want to think the power supply is toast, but I wou... Read more

A:Computer turning on, then not turning on

Make sure that you have the 24-pin main power connector and the 4-pin power connector both connected to the motherboard.

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After a few weeks of problems with my pc,I decided to reboot it back to factory settings with the disc supplied with the pc.Everything went well and up to last night I thought they were ok.
Now when I turn the computer off,it starts itself back up about 2-3 hours later.
Can anyone advise me what to do?
It is windows xp home.

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I have a 22" LG Flatron W2234GS LCD monitor which I bought under six months ago.

I haven't had any sort of issues with it since I bought it. But lately it keeps going blank as if it was turned off. Then after a while it turns back on again at random.

I've attacthed it to another PC and still the same problem.

Right now I am using it but the screen looks like its about to cut off because it's the screen goes darker (dim) then bright again.

A:Monitor keeps turning off/goes blank

Unless you have wiring/power problems at the location you are situated in, it sounds like the monitor is going defective with a thermal problem. It is possible, though unlikely, that it could be a problem with the power cord to the monitor, so if you have a spare one, it would be worth swapping to see if that helps. Otherwise, what is the warranty on the monitor?

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Hello everyone - I am a new member of the forum and hope that someone reading this might be able to help me with a problem I have with my computer.

In recent weeks the computer screen keeps freezing with the cursor being replaced by the hour glass symbol. This usually happens after several hours' computer usage - but sometimes it occurs soon after the computer is turned on.

When this happens, I am unable to log off; the computer on/off button does not work when the screen freezes and I have to turn the computer off at the mains.

In order to be able to log back into my broadband internet connection I have to turn the computer and and off twice and then on again .

Sometimes when the computer screen image freezes a message box appears always saying "End programme" (i.e. "End programme - CiceroUIWndFrame" or "End programme - mixer").

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

I changed from Internet Explorer browser 6 to 7 yesterday but the problem of the computer screen freezing persists.

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.

A:My computer screen keeps freezing and I have to keep turning the computer on and off

How old is your computer? Have you ever reinstalled your OS?

What I usually recommend is if your computer is at least a couple of years old and have yet to do a clean install of your Operating System now is the time, especially when it starts acting up =)

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP CD

How to format your hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)

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so this thread worked to get the touch pad turned off, but..........

Every time I close my laptop, it just turns back on when I open it back up. Any suggestions so I don't have to go into the control panel every day?

Note: I created another thread, because the other was marked solved.

A:Touchpad keeps turning back on

Whatever reason, double threads are not allowed. I posted the solution to your original thread.


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I have an Ideapad 510. Love it but lately almost constantly, the display flickers and / or turns blank making it nearly unusable. I have to tilt the screen either back or forwards until I see the display, then type or read fast until it happens again. 

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Whenever I try and put my computer on Stand By, it always reactivates itself within a couple seconds. I do have a laser mouse (Dynex), though I've made sure it wasn't moving while in standby. My computer is a HP Pavilion a1600e.

Is there any way I can set the reactivate controls to one button, like the space bar? So it would not come back on when there is mouse activity, only when I press a certain button.


A:Stand By Mode turning back on

if its a laptop, unplug the computer before putting it in standby, then plug it in after it is in standby. see if that will work. what operating system?
also go here --> http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/574498-windows-standby-mode-powering-back.html

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