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  1. #17
    sunkast Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackberryOS View Post
    I have the A++ software testing exams that we used to prep us in Tech School. I really should catch up on those again.
    I have a book but could never get myself to sit down and actually read it. So I'm looking to take some actual classes. I have a good amount of experience, even built my own computer. Just don't have the stuff to back it up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    This is an unusual and difficult problem to describe that I'm having. I am having an intermittent problem unlocking my computer. Usually when I go to bed, I lock my computer, you know where it just display the welcome screen and a place to enter you password...

    Well lately when I get up for the day my monitor won't display anything. Other times it will show the screen to enter my password and log in, but when I do, instead of showing my desktop, it's just black/blank. My keyboard still responds. I can press the num lock key and see the LED turn on and off. But still can't see anything on my monitor. Only way to fix it is to reset my computer.

    It's a rather difficult problem to diagnose since it's intermittent, and the only words I can think of to describe it are general, which makes searching for help equally as difficult. I have checked the monitor cable and it is plugged in tight, so that is unlikely to be the problem.

    For the record, I am using Windows 7 RC. Has anyone encountered a problem like this before? Or have any ideas on how to troubleshoot this?
    OMG Sunkast it is Called Sleep or hibernation TURN IT OFF. and go to power settings and change some things.

  3. #19
    sunkast Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by siber54 View Post
    OMG Sunkast it is Called Sleep or hibernation TURN IT OFF. and go to power settings and change some things.
    I have those turned off already.



  4. #20
    sunkast Guest
    Well how strange is this. For the past 2 weeks or so since updating the video driver it's been fine. This week it starting coming up blank again when I log in. Why it was fine for 2 weeks and now wants to do it again, is really odd. I have once again updated the video driver and will see what happens.

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    Try updating your video drivers. Don't use the ones from windows update since manufacturers have released official win 7 drivers (vista ones work too) but nvidia has actual win 7 versions available on their site and ati should too



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    Also make sure your video card is plugged in snug. A loose connection can cause this as well. Also it could be related to sleep/hibernate so try changing your power settings to high performance if they aren't already. Hope this helps

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    sunkast, it sounds to me like it IS an issue with the video card. It almost sounds like it might be overheating. I would try the simple first: take the side panel off of the PC, load a program that is somewhat graphically demanding, and make sure the fan is spinning up and providing sufficient airflow. Also, ensure that the heatsink/fan assembly is clean and not caked with dust.

  8. #24
    sunkast Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave12308 View Post
    sunkast, it sounds to me like it IS an issue with the video card. It almost sounds like it might be overheating. I would try the simple first: take the side panel off of the PC, load a program that is somewhat graphically demanding, and make sure the fan is spinning up and providing sufficient airflow. Also, ensure that the heatsink/fan assembly is clean and not caked with dust.
    I"ll throw that on my troubleshooting list. Still seeing how the update is working.

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