Random Black Screen

By beef_jerky4104
Jul 18, 2007
  1. So far every once and a while when I boot my PC. I get a black screen. From there I can't do anything and must restart manually. So far this has happened twice. After restarting Windows XP says that the PC couldn't boot and to choose from a list of options such as Safe Mode or Start Normally. I would like to add my PC has only been overclocked once. And currently it is standard clock speeds.

    I would like to include my specs so:

    Windows XP Pro. Service Pack 2
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz Dual Core CPU
    Biostar TForce 550 SE ATX Motherboard
    Corsair Value Select 1GB (512MB x2) DDR2-667 RAM
    eVGA e-GeForce 7900 GS KO 256MB Video Card
    Maxtor Diamondmax 200GB PATA-133 HDD
    Emprex (Sony) DVD-RW 18X Drive
    Lite-on DVD-RW 16X Drive
    SYBA PATA-133 PCI Controller Card (Controls DVD-RW Drives)
    Raidmax RX-630A Volcano 630W Power Supply
    Thermaltake 80mm Blue LED Fans x4
    Generic 80mm Red LED Fan x1

    Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: I am in the process of degrading my video drivers to 93.71 from 94.24
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    just a note to u the video drivers 93.71 are good, if u had a good download and should not be a problem. I have never used the 94.24 so I am not going to speak for them but have never downloaded them although I have a 7800gs that I have an older computer with the 97.92 drivers on and it works well. although I do not know how much gameing she does.
  3. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 822

    I fixed it by using the older drivers. If it happens again I'll post here.
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    glad to hear u had luck!
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