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Reoccurring problem with Black Screen

by have?? / July 7, 2013 10:59 PM PDT

Windows Vista, AMD Athlon (tm) 64x2 DPC 4400+ 2.4 GHZ, System 32 bit, Explorer 9

This is a problem I addressed a few months ago, but may not have been able to explain
well enough to help solve the issue. I always turn my computer off every night (Desk-Top) and start
it up in the morning. At times it will start up and I have a black screen and notice the two lights on the
tower red and green. With black screen the red light is off while the green light stays on. I have to
shut it down by the power button restart . I'm ask to start up "normally" most of the time it will
stay on no problems. This is a reoccurring problem, so much so I'm surprised when I don't have to shut down
and restart the computer. Only once did I have to do this 3 times in a roll when it suddenly goes to black screen.
A couple of times I have had a screen looks like one of Vista's wall paper screens tells me to put in my
password and I don't know what password it needs, no way to exit so I have to restart by pushing the
power button. Restarts and the computer will be fine.

Any suggestion or help would be greatly appreciated,

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That's pretty common with HP dv6000/9000 and other models.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2013 3:09 AM PDT

Given no make, model or details I'm going with the usual model and the cause is now well known. Sorry to read about your loss.
Bob

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Reoccurring problem with Black Screen
by have?? / July 8, 2013 8:11 AM PDT

Sorry Bob, It's a Acer Desktop and not dead yet Happy the other infor is mention. It's doing it a lot, but still seems to
be running ok once up. Just didn't know why powers up and get to the desktop and then suddenly goes black and when I restart the second time it stays on. Is it trying to go out? Is there a cure? I don't know how else to explain.

Lue

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Now that's another symptom. One well known.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2013 8:51 AM PDT

You'll see that (google the words in ALL CAPS) with machines with BAD CAPS as well as an aging or overtaxed power supply.
Bob

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Reoccurring problem with Black Screen
by have?? / July 8, 2013 5:28 PM PDT

Bob,
I will check it out. Had another problem with short cuts security warning now everytime I click on a desktop
short cut. Explorer anything that's a program.. not with files. I will check around here and see if anyone else has had that problem in Windows Vista. I see answers for Windows 7.

Thanks Bunches Happy
Lue

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