Video goes black but sound still works. Please help

By Chapman235
Jan 20, 2009
  1. While playing games, my video will sporadically go black for 5-10 seconds and then come back. After a few times of it doing this it will then go black permanently but the sound will still be working. Occasionally right before it blacks out I will see something that looks like blue spirals at the top of the screen.

    I had the "Display driver atikmdag stopped responding error", so I put XP on a different hard-drive and now this is what happens.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Here's some of my specs:

    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: INTEL_
    BIOS: Default System BIOS
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs)
    Card name: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    Memory: 2046MB RAM
    Page File: 629MB used, 3308MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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