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Windows 7: Screen turns black in the middle of the game


23 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Screen turns black in the middle of the game

Hey, i just recently installed windows 7 on my computer.... when i am in the middle of the game my screen will turn black but my laptop is still running i can hear the sounds it's just that the screen turns black only.... anyone plz help me....
my screen only turns black if i alt+tab to desktop and alt+tab bak and then continue playing the game and it turns black

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23 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi Joel96,

Can you please fill out your System Specs? That will help us figure out how to help you better. Thanks!

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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23 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Sounds like a video error. Try reinstalling the game, then make sure your video drivers are up to date.

~Lordbob
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26 Aug 2010   #4

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

i have the same problem. the sound continue but the screen turns black. i have this with different games and i reinstalled my drivers . Does somebody know something to do?
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26 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

@ gerard006 - Are you overclocking anything?
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26 Aug 2010   #6

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

no my pc is standaard. i have this problem for like 3-4 weeks and tried everything but nothing helps. (maybe i need to reinstal windows but i didnt do it yet because its lots of work to reinstall all my programs)
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13 Oct 2010   #7
ITz

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Are you running ATI or Nvidia graphics...
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21 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

same thing happening here and the only game I have on this rig is solitaire. never happened with the internet until right now... I have a virtual clone to this rig and never a problem, although it runs Windows 7 home x64 and is not through the TV. Laptop running Home x64 with HDMI never goes black...drivers updated for everything including HDTV... HDMI cable switched...HELP!!!
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28 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
same issue here

I've got the same problem but in my case it's rather wierd. I have two computers with pretty much the same specs pentium core duo 2.8 ghz, 3 gigs ram, both have Nvidea geforce 9500gt and one has XP and the other windows 7. One is an emachine and the other a Dell.

The thing that is wierd is that both PC's run games perfectly with the same video card in both, but one gpu developed a bad fan and so I took the 9500gt out of that one and took the other 9500gt out of the other PC and installed it in the other computer. Now when playing any game it can play perfectly for a few minutes to an hour then the screen goes black and there is nothing you can do about it. ctrl\alt\dlt won't bring the screen back on and the monitor shuts off and I must do a hard shutdown at the power button and restart.

I installed both the drivers that came with the gpu and updated drivers from Nvidea's website. neither works and the problem still exists. If I put the gpu with the bad fan back in the computer having the issue the problem stops and if I install the cpu that I switched out back where it was originally in the original pc it works in that one as well, so placing the two gpu's back in the original pc's they were in works, so this means it's not the operating system causing the issue. it's not corrupted drivers either, or registry issues or anything else I can think of. It's just plain weird. Makes no sense. Anyone have any idea what the hell could be going on?
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29 Oct 2012   #10

Widnows 7 Profession 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Agent Jen View Post
I've got the same problem but in my case it's rather wierd. I have two computers with pretty much the same specs pentium core duo 2.8 ghz, 3 gigs ram, both have Nvidea geforce 9500gt and one has XP and the other windows 7. One is an emachine and the other a Dell.

The thing that is wierd is that both PC's run games perfectly with the same video card in both, but one gpu developed a bad fan and so I took the 9500gt out of that one and took the other 9500gt out of the other PC and installed it in the other computer. Now when playing any game it can play perfectly for a few minutes to an hour then the screen goes black and there is nothing you can do about it. ctrl\alt\dlt won't bring the screen back on and the monitor shuts off and I must do a hard shutdown at the power button and restart.

I installed both the drivers that came with the gpu and updated drivers from Nvidea's website. neither works and the problem still exists. If I put the gpu with the bad fan back in the computer having the issue the problem stops and if I install the cpu that I switched out back where it was originally in the original pc it works in that one as well, so placing the two gpu's back in the original pc's they were in works, so this means it's not the operating system causing the issue. it's not corrupted drivers either, or registry issues or anything else I can think of. It's just plain weird. Makes no sense. Anyone have any idea what the hell could be going on?
Genuinely didn't understand that wall of text, however from what I can grasp, 1 GPU runs fine, the other doesn't, so sounds like a faulty GPU
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