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When Windows Maximizes, Screen Goes Black

By Ftowngang916
Jun 2, 2009
  1. Hello, Everytime I maximize a window the screen goes all black for a few seconds. This repeates until I minimize the window. This started happening this morning when I turned on my computer. I have uninstalled the program I installed last night to see if it would help, but it didnt. I am using windows xp on a custom built computer

    windows xp
    3.01 ghz
    3.25gb ram
    AMD athlon 64x2 dual
    core processor 6000+
     
  2. Ftowngang916

    Ftowngang916 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    updated: Problem does not happen in safe mode. Help plz
     
  3. Ftowngang916

    Ftowngang916 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    i just switched monitors and I am not having the problem on different monitor
     
  4. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    Suggests the refresh rate setting for the monitor is too high, or the selected resolution is not supported. If you have any applet for setting the monitor resolution and refresh rate, then run it in safe mode to set some lower values.
     
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