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Whenever I click on system icon and click off my screen goes dark and comes back on. The system icon has a question mark on it.

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Go to device manager and uninstall and reinstall the display adaptor. restart the computer. Reinstall the driver from the driver CD if you have or download the same from the internet by going to manaufaturers website. Make sure to select the correct model no. of your computer and the Operating syste. If its a generic computer please provide the display adaptor model no. and download the driver. One good website is www.driverguide.com

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1 Switch the PC off, wait for 10 seconds then switch back on again, keep rapidly pressing the F8 key until a screen opens headed "Windows Advanced Options Menu". Choose "Safe Mode" (the top option) and a new screen opens displaying your op system. Hit return and you will see lines of text as the PC goes through a loading process then eventually it will display the login screen within a black screen labelled "Safe Mode". Log in & a desktop information message appears, click "Yes".

2 Go to "Start" > "Help and Support" > "Undo changes to your computer with System Restore". Select "Restore my computer to an earlier time" (under "Pick a task") and click "Next"

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When I click on system and click off my screen goes dark and goes back on


go to device manager. Under display adaptor uninstall the device and restart the computer. if you have a driver CD reinstall the driver or download from the manufacturers website.

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