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Random Black Screen During WoW

By johnk12845
Dec 17, 2008
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  1. Hello Techspot community!

    I recently reinstalled Windows Vista on my Dell Inspiron 1721 Notebook. During the installation, I completely cleared the C Drive and kept the recovery drive and went on with normal reinstallation.

    After this, I installed World of Warcraft including the new expansion Wrath of the Lich King.

    Now, my problem is that when I am playing World of Warcraft, my computer monitor randomly goes black. It wont allow me to hit the power button to put it into sleep mode. It only allows me to hold the power button in and completely shut off and reboot the computer.

    I am not sure at all what the problem is. To my knowing, I am completely up to date on all of my drivers and such, but I am just not sure what is causing the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!
  2. jonnyfenix

    jonnyfenix Newcomer, in training

    what are the specs on your notebook?
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Member has already stated his specs it's a Dell Inspiron 1721 running Vista
    Can you help now jonnyfenix ?
  4. jonnyfenix

    jonnyfenix Newcomer, in training

    I ment hardware wise, I dont know what he has in his dell cause they all are customizable, so cut me a break and let me help this guy
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