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Black screen after monitor resumes from standby

By ryano121
Aug 27, 2010
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  1. I have a strange issue with the screen going completely black for around four seconds after the monitor has been into standby mode due to inactivity.

    The screen only seems to go black when either i enter a program that requires a UAC prompt or when i shutdown (it goes black before the desktop changes to the 'shutting down' screen). The issue only happens once until the monitor goes into standby again.

    The computer does not freeze as i can accept the UAC prompt even when the screen is black.

    Using a different monitor does not solve it and i have the latest video card drivers and latest BIOS version.

    I am using a fresh copy of Windows 7 Professional x64.

    My specs are in my profile

    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated


    Thanks in advance
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    We need to know your hardware... brand name... model, and configuration... nobody has time to look up a profile.
  3. ryano121

    ryano121 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Sorry about that they are -

    Amd phenom ii x4 945 not overclocked
    Gigabyte ga 890fxa ud5
    4gb corsair ram
    Ati radeon hd 5830
    Wd black hard drive
    Coolermaster 600 watt psu


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