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Monitor is completly black

My monitor is on but the screen is black you see the hour glass and arrow but nothing to click on the screen is completly black

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It shows that the windows gone corrupt, need to repair by installtion/bootable cd otherwise you may have to re-install windows.

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When I am downloading a film...I leave my PC on but when I go back to it after about half an hour it has switched itself off stoopping my download can you help please ty mike


There is little info on your problem but I think you mean the screen went black while downloading a film. Normally computer monitors turn themselves off (dormant) to save energy and the life of the monitor's screen if not used for 10 or 30 minutes, depending on the settings, but the download just keeps going. Mine is set to 10 minutes. All you have to do is disturb the Mouse and see if the monitor screen switches itself on. There is another power saving option, and that is the Computer itself. If the computer is not used for one hour, it too goes dormant, but can also be set to switch itself completely off after the download is completed. However, if a computer is left on for over an hour, it can switch itself off to save energy and the computer's own wear and tear. It all depends on the computer hardware and the settings. If it is hardware controlled, then it may or may not switch itself off but it still goes dormant. Or it can be set to whatever you wish it to do, stay on all the time, go dormant after a set time or switch off if there is no prolonged activity.

Jul 16, 2014 | PC Desktops

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Ge hour glass screen


Press f8 on start up, enter safe mode

click start or on round circle with windows logo

type msconfig in field at bottom of box that just opened
hit enter
click on the "start up tab"
uncheck all boxes
click apply
click save
press ok to reboot
reboot computer
click "ok" for pop message.
Still hour glass?

Dec 20, 2013 | Acer PC Desktops

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Change screen orientation


Computer users occasionally have a need to rotate, or "flip," a monitor display to be better able to read long documents or to view pictures. Because rotating a computer screen is such a basic function, modern operating systems (Windows XP and up) include hot keys and display options that enable the user to rotate the computer screen by 90, 180 and 270 degrees. Rotating the computer screen allows for more display options. For instance, when rotated 90 degrees, a 1680x1050 monitor becomes a 1050x1680 monitor, which provides more vertical pixels than a standard display.

Windows XP/Vista Monitor Orientation
Minimize any windows or programs to the taskbar. Click the desktop. Press "CTRL" + "ALT" at the same time. Press one of the arrow keys to flip the monitor orientation by 90, 180 or 270 degrees. The left arrow rotates the computer screen 90 degrees; the down arrow rotates the computer screen 180 degrees; the right arrow rotates the computer screen 270 degrees; the up arrow resets the monitor orientation. Rotate the computer screen in Windows Vista by opening the Control Panel, searching for "Tablet PC" and changing the "Orientation" drop box to the desired rotation. b> Windows 7 Monitor Orientation b> Click the Start menu at the lower-left hand part of the screen, and open the Control Panel. Select "Display," then click "Change display settings" from the left column. When using multiple monitors, select the monitor that you would like to rotate. Click the drop box next to the "Orientation:" option. Select the desired rotation and click "Apply." Click "Keep Changes" or "Revert," depending on preference. Click "Apply" in the Display Settings window. Click "OK" to finish. Hope this helps

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Dec 14, 2012 | Dell PC Desktops

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How do i get my computer out of the resolution mode?


Apparently the monitor screen resolution setting is not correct. Screen resolution stays up until it is corrected.

Either the setting is off in Windows, or you have been changing the monitor settings, with the monitor.

WinXP:

Right-click on an empty area of your desktop screen.
Left-click on Properties at the bottom of the list.
Left-click on the Settings tab.
Go down to where it states Screen Resolution.

What is the pixel setting? For example mine states 1600 x 900 pixels.
I am running dual monitors, and this is the correct screen resolution for the Primary monitor.

If it wasn't I would Left-click on the Slider, hold the left mouse button down, and slide the Slider to the correct native resolution.

(Under Screen Resolution is a line. To the left it states - Less
To the right of the line it states - More
The Slider is the rectangular down arrow on the line )

ALSO;
Under the Color quality heading, make sure in the box under it, that it states - Highest (32 bit)
IF not, left-click on the blue down arrow to the right.
Then left-click right on - Highest (32 bit)

How to know what is the native resolution for your monitor?
Look at the manufacturer name, and the model number on the back.
Type this information in your browser search bar, then click on the search icon.

Look for Specifications.

If you changed the screen resolution settings with the monitor, press the Menu button. The screen should go off.

ALSO, with a new monitor there is an Installation CD Disk, provided with it.
This disk MUST be used. It has the drivers for the monitor on it.

[ Drivers: Small pieces of software that allow the Operating System to 'communicate' with a device.

The monitor is a Device.
Windows XP, and Windows 7 are two examples of an O/S.
Operating System ]

If you have Vista or Windows 7, post in a Comment.
For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Feb 11, 2012 | Dell PC Desktops

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"Computer screen goes completely black,


first check your screen and verify if your monitor is problem. you can use known good monitor to verify.
Second, check your VGA cards. you might want to reinstall VGA cards drivers. If you know the brands you might be able to download your driver here.

Oct 30, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Screen goes black when turned down and it does


try removing suspend on lid close .. refer to your laptop manual .. try this too disable herbernation also ..if nothing works check if you have latest graphic driver !! it might be a problem with ACPI .. but my two solutions should work !!!

Mar 10, 2010 | ASUS W7S-3P100E T7500 PC Desktop

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Black screen,clicking on monitor


That annoying little clicking sound is from your monitor, and it means that your old monitor is now, officially dead. Your flyback is toast, which probably means nothing to you, but you just need a nice cheap flea market monitor, or a nice new like LCD monitor. Geeks.com has some really nicely priced rebuilt monitors.

Mar 04, 2010 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Monitor displays a black half circle 1.5 inch diameter in upper left conrner of screen.


Depending on the age of the monitor, this could be a symptom of a failing LCD display (or CRT tube, if you're using one of the older styled big ones). one way to test for sure though, is if you have access to another computer (whether it be desktop or laptop, shouldn't matter) and hook it up to that one and see if the same thing happens. If it does, then you know that your monitor is at fault. If you are within manufacturer's warranty you can usually get it repaired through your place of purchase, or directly with the manufacturer themselves, but if not, then repairs are usually not worth it, and will probably cost more than the monitor is currently worth.

May 07, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Monitor screen went sideways


Try the ALT key and the Up Arrow.
If that does not work, try CRT ALT UP and DOWN arrows till you can rotate your display.

Jan 29, 2008 | PC Desktops

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