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Black screen

by BridgetW / March 27, 2008 6:11 AM PDT

I'm using XP and every now and then I get a black screen for a moment and then my page comes right back up. Why would this be happening? I'm using an HP Pavillion Slimline s7520n. Also, how do I get rid of taskbar items? Qwest messenger comes up automatically when I turn on my computer.

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loose power cable?
by satish_997 / March 27, 2008 6:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Black screen

Sometimes its the simple stuff we forget to check.

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Getting Rid Of Taskbar Items In XP
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 27, 2008 8:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Black screen

Click on the link below and follow the procedures:

For Windows 2000/XP, ignore the first couple of sentences about checking "resources" and the "Performance tab" in the link below but follow the rest of the procedures including the "Services" links at the bottom.

How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs

As to Qwest Messenger, see if it's the Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs section.. If it's there, uninstall it.. If it's not there, then check the "msconfig" program mentioned in the link above.

Hope this helps.


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