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Windows 7: Monitor Seems To Refresh At A Certain Time, Everyday

24 Mar 2014   #11
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

How about changing time by resetting one time zone. Next try physically undoing internet connect at zero minus 30 just to see if perhaps a real nasty from outside. Next disable all unneeded startups in msconfig. If still no change it would pretty well have to be a "call home program" which would need much more experience than I. Perhaps wear a tinfoil hat when working
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25 Mar 2014   #12
Omega1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Replace the cable going from the monitor to the pc, since you stated you tried another monitor and a linux live cd and it still does it.
When I've tried another monitor, that included the cable. I used the same cable that was connected to the other monitor.

When it comes to the other monitor I tried, I should mention that it too was a Acer P244w (both are the same age) and both computers are identical EXCEPT that this one is multi-boot and the other is not.
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25 Mar 2014   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Did the other monitor do the same thing?
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25 Mar 2014   #14
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Did the other monitor do the same thing?
Yes it did, he said so.

Unfortunately, I have no idea what is going on.

It happens in a ubuntu live cd, so its not a OS setting, its not a cable issue because you tried 2 different cables, and its not a monitor issue as another monitor does it as well.

Bios setting? But I don't know of any bios setting that would do that.


Maybe its the electrical outlet the monitor is plugged into? But seeing how it happens at a random time it is odd.

When the monitor goes out, does it lose power? Is the power button LED out? Or is it still on?
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26 Mar 2014   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The odd, very odd, part is it goes blank at the same time and length of time each day. The only thing I can think of is gremlins.
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29 Mar 2014   #16
Omega1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 

I'm going to go through my Bios settings again, maybe I missed something.

It's not a huge problem, because it isn't affecting anything other than my screen turning black for a few seconds.
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29 Mar 2014   #17
Omega1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Maybe its the electrical outlet the monitor is plugged into? But seeing how it happens at a random time it is odd.

When the monitor goes out, does it lose power? Is the power button LED out? Or is it still on?

I've tried different outlets and there is no power loss. The computer itself does not shut down, it stays running, it's just the monitor. The light on the monitor even stays on.

On this monitor, if the there is no video, the power light changes to Yellow. When there is video, the power light is Blue.

When the screen goes black for a few seconds, the power light stays Blue.

I just tried my video card in another computer (I left that computer on for 2 days) and it checked out fine.
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29 Mar 2014   #18
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Do all monitors plugged into the same outlet shut down at the same time too?
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01 Apr 2014   #19
Omega1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Do all monitors plugged into the same outlet shut down at the same time too?
The monitor does not shut down completely, the screen just turns black for a few seconds, then comes back. It's like it is refreshing the screen.

There is only 1 monitor that does it, the other monitor will stay on.
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01 Apr 2014   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Omega1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Do all monitors plugged into the same outlet shut down at the same time too?
The monitor does not shut down completely, the screen just turns black for a few seconds, then comes back. It's like it is refreshing the screen.

There is only 1 monitor that does it, the other monitor will stay on.
Sorry if you've tried this obverse situation. Does the monitor that goes black do it when plugged into a different outlet, preferably on a different house circuit?
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