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Windows 7: Screen Flashing and turning off, is doing it bfore I access HDD

17 Sep 2014   #1
rahl422000

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Screen Flashing and turning off, is doing it bfore I access HDD

Hello everyone, I have a corrupted file system, Win 7 Ultimate x32 desktop, but the screen will cut off even before it accesses the HDD, like when I load from disc and on BIOS screen, I think the HDD is about to fail, but I don't know about this screen. When it goes off I can turn off the monitor and back on and see it for a few seconds before it turns back off. Was just wondering if a corrupted file system or failing HDD will cause this or is it something else? Thank you for your time.


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17 Sep 2014   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

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but the screen will cut off even before it accesses the HDD, like when I load from disc and on BIOS screen
The BIOS loads before any Operating System so any problem there would most likely be a hardware issue, either with the video adapter or card or with the monitor itself.
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17 Sep 2014   #3
rahl422000

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Thank u for answering, that's what I figured, but the file system is heavily corrupted, maybe it's messed up some basic driver?
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17 Sep 2014   #4
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

I keep a Linux LiveCD or LiveDVD on hand to boot to for diagnosing such issues, sometimes even unplug the HDD first to eliminate any issues with it. The BIOS has to be set for booting the CD/DVD drive first. The version of Linux I use is either Linux Mint 17 or Linux Mint 13 for older computers and Notebooks with the Intel Centrino system but there's others such as Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc.
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17 Sep 2014   #5
rahl422000

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Thank you, I'm downloading it now to try. Thank you for your help.
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17 Sep 2014   #6
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

You're welcome.
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