Why does my screen go black..

Sep 16, 2006
  1. Everytime I go on my computer the screen goes black for like 2 seconds and goes back to normal and it does it agen like every 5 minutes to an hour! Sometimes when Im playing an RPG game or when I talk to friends on AIM. It goes black constantly! And on some days it wouldnt go black at all but then it would do it again the next day! Blinking black on and off! I dont know why it does this! And I have tried rebooting the computer....that didnt work....so I tried to unplug the monitor and plug it back and it STILL does it! Is it because of my internet connection or does it hav nothing to do with it because i use a wireless router thing and i have a flat screen monitor n i use a dell O.o I dont know! Someone please help me on what I should do to stop it!

    Thank you!
  2. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    hi chinchilla

    list your computer specs including the powersupply and video card

    also try different drivers for your video card and see if that works

    CHiNCHiLLA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh ok where do i go to find the computer spec and the video card?

    im kinda new at this stuff

  4. sultan_emerr

    sultan_emerr TS Rookie Posts: 61

    CPU-Z = http://www.cpuid.com + http://www.majorgeeks.com/download425.html



    Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit = http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html +
    EVEREST Home Edition 2.20 = http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Everest-Home-Edition.shtml

    Right click on the "my computer" desktop icon, and then select properties, select the hardware tab/ then click device manager and see if there are any "!" next to anything.
    Or start/settings/control panel/system/hardware/device manager

    http://driversplanet.com/default.aspx = "Find the driver you want in just a few clicks of the mouse."

    Try first updating the drivers from the manufacturers' websites.
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