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Desktop goes black and then normal at start up

By wilberc
May 9, 2006
  1. When I start up, my desktop will go black then normal then black and finally back to normal. I had a new video driver downloaded which helped fix the grainy resolution but the black to normal still exists. Any ideas?
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    check for nasties (virii, warez) then troubleshoot to see if theres any programs that are causing it on startup.

    since you've changed the vid drivers, try rolling back to its previous version and see if that makes any difference

    confirm that you have good temps and power is ok:
    1. Speedfan or Everest home, as well as Bios Hardware Monitor can view these things
    2. power connections to every device are secure and undamaged
    3. try reseating the video card
    4. PSU: Bad/Underpowered PSU can cause you headaches, check here - http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
    5. Clean your case off dust...

    that should get the ball rolling for you...
  3. vivimage

    vivimage TS Rookie

    same thing happened to me. if youve overclocked it, its almost certainly damage from that. it all started with me when i went crazy with overclocking my 5700le so i could get a decent fps in oblivion. and thats when the black screen and reboot started happening. im quite sure its not viruses or adware causing it
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