Windows goes Black and wont come back.

By EricSalvi
Mar 12, 2007
  1. Wow I didn't mean to rhyme. Anyway... ever since I vacuumed out my PC I have been having a random problem. My computer screen (at random) goes black when it is idol for a X amount of time then when I wiggle the mouse it doesn't go back to Windows desktop. It seems to be in constant hibernation or stand by but I turned those settings off to see if that was the problem. I have been doing research and a lot of places either say its the BIOS or its your Graphics Card. I am leaning towards the Card because when I opened up my tower to vacuum it out, I needed to get between the cards so I took out my Card and blew it off. Yes, I made sure I was grounded the entire time. So I put it back in and ever since I had this problem. Does anyone know what it could be. I have a Dell Dimension 8300, My graphics card is ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb.

    Here is the BIOS information from EVEREST program

    Field Value
    BIOS Properties
    Vendor Dell Computer Corporation
    Version A03
    Release Date 09/19/2003
    Size 512 KB
    Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, LS-120
    Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD, BBS
    Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, ESCD, PnP
    Expansion Capabilities PCI, AGP, USB

    Don't know were to update it from.

    Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it.
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