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Windows 7: Monitor Turns Off Then Back On When Starting Game


22 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 
Monitor Turns Off Then Back On When Starting Game

As topic says.

When ever I start a game the monitor goes blank, well almost blank (little white blinking cursor in top left) for a couple of seconds and then its fine again.

Anyone have this issue?

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22 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well the question I have is it just one game or all of them? and what games?
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22 Oct 2009   #3

 
 

Hi F1aw1ess, welcome to the forums.

I can't be 100% certain but, it could be attributed to the game using a mode-switching action, accessing certain GFX drivers/hardware that Windows might not be using.

Are you running high powered games? (COD, GTA IV)....


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22 Oct 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This is the game/gpu adjusting your screen settings for best compatibility. You note that this only happens when starting games... that is the giveaway ... rest easy and enjoy the game...
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22 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Its all games, COD4, COD5, Need For Speed SHIFT, Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising.

It doesnt happen until I actually start a game, eg when the menu loads its fine its when i actually join a map.

I have my resolution set to the same as the desktop so there shouldnt be any adjusting needed.

I cant remember whether this has started happening when i installed Windows 7 or when I changed my GPU to a 5870?
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22 Oct 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

let me know when it happens on anything else but a game... This is not a bug in windows 7.. it is a fairly common place occurrence..
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22 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

It doesnt happen out of game.

I know it never happend with my GTX260 that I have just changed.

You think its the ATI driver kicking in?
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22 Oct 2009   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Just for a test reinstall your 260 and see what happens..
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22 Oct 2009   #9

 
 

It sounds like Windows 7 is utilizing a lot more hardware for the in-game graphics as menus don't require as much GPU processing power
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22 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The other thing is did you uninstall all of the GTX260 Drivers before you changed your card to the ATI?
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