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My screen randomly blacks out.

I have some other problems associated with the screen blacking out after I've typed in my password on the welcome screen and entered it. It then brings me to my account, but if I don't start clicking on icons (I usually click on Mozilla Firefox) to get the computer going, the screen blacks out on me. Why does this happen?It's not a hibernation problem, I don't think, because I've set up the power options so that the computer hibernates after 15 min of idleness, but I haven't even been on the computer for 15 min, and the computer shuts off. The screen goes black, but the light bulb and battery meter lights are still on green.Another problem I have is that it takes me around 15-20 seconds (sometimes less) each to press the power button so that the computer may shut down/turn on. Also, if I don't pres the button long enough, the computer may not shut down or it doesn't fully turn on. The light bulb would turn green, but the screen remains black. This didn't use to happen. Neither did the black screen coming on now and again. Even as I type this, I'm afraid my computer will black out on me suddenly. This is what basiclly happen's to me but i found this on other forums.. I just thought that you could help its kinda hard to explain but i "DO NOT HAVE" Vista or firefox so cancel that stuff out. And it also happen's when i watch full screen movies, or play full screen games..

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  • shortiie_x0x Feb 01, 2009

    i have the same problem. i got a virus tho yesterday and i got rid of it. everything was ok after and today i was on my computer when it blacked out. i turned it off and turned it back on it blacked out again. i turned it off and left it that way for a few minutes. then i turned it on and it worked for half an hour but then it blacked out again. i think its a virus tho


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The best method to overcome this problem is format the computer!!! i too used to get the same problem!!i did format it...!

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