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Temporary Blackouts?

by birdflew / November 19, 2005 3:19 AM PST

Dunno if this is a hardware or software issue (or maybe just a personal problem ...), but here's my story: I'm running XP pro on a 3+ year-old Gateway with a 2.2GHz P4. I've got an nVidia GeForce4 Ti 4600 video card and a Gateway LCD monitor. Occasionally (as in not every day, but sometimes 3 or 4 times a day) my monitor suddenly goes black for 2-3 seconds, then returns to wherever it was, with no apparent effect on whatever program is running. The monitor power light stays on, so I assume there's no interruption in monitor power. At the moment this is just annoying, but I'd like to fix it and find out if it's a symptom of something more serious.

Thanks for any help, and let me know if you need more info.

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