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You could also try taking some RAM that you know to be good, and put it in your system and see if you get similiar results. It could be a combination problems, such as a drive with faulty sectors and a graphics card problem.I'd be looking at possible overheating, or perhaps a power supply that's going out. One simple way to determine if it's just the monitor going out or the computer crashing is to play some audio on your computer. Perhaps load up a longish mp3 play list, for example. If the monitor goes black, but the music continues to play, you know that the computer is running, and that the problem is either the video card, video drivers, the monitor or the cables in between. Or could be a virus, or your computer's other software or drivers. Unfortunately bad drivers for any hardware on your system can cause the machine to crash or go to a black screen without warning. I've also heard of this as a symptom of a virus (though typically a poorly written one). It's more common that you'll actually get a message, or the dreaded "blue screen of death", but nonetheless, it's still possible that bad software, particularly hardware drivers, could cause it. As always, make sure your computer is up to date on Windows, and of course anti-spyware and anti-virus software as well.ControL panel>System>Advanced>Startup & recovery>Settings> untick. Then see if there's an error shown, and check the Windows. OrRight click on the desktop>click Properties>Settings>and then on the tab.
Now click and drag the Screen Resolution slider to the far left that you want the smallest settings that your screen will support. Typically that'll be 640x480, or 800x600.
Also change the Color Quality dropdown to 256 colors, or whatever is lowest. (You probably don't need to go as low as 16 colors, if that's presented as an option.)
Now, click on the Advanced button, and then the Monitor tab of the resulting dialog box. Change the Screen refresh rate to 60 Hz.
OK your way back out, and reboot your machine. If these setting were the source of the problem, it should now be able to boot normally. You may not like the screen settings, but at least you now have a place to start.
All the Best!
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