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Windows 7: Black pixels make screen shut off

19 Apr 2014   #1
H4LO341

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Black pixels make screen shut off

I've been watching some movies on my pc (with vlc media player) and I've noticed that whenever a majority (80+%) of the pixels on the screen go black in a dark scene the whole monitor seems to turn off, and immediately when the movie gets brighter the screen comes back on and acts normal...


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19 Apr 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 


Hello and welcome H4LO mate probably the place to start is the driver forthe GPU


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If you read the hotfix but you will see they have recently found someproblems in the graphic card driver section bit there is also the AMD driver set you should take a look at but like I said this is the obvious place to me to start at.
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19 Apr 2014   #3
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You might also see if your monitor is causing it -- Some LED LCD monitors adaptively adjust the brightness based on how bright or how dark the image actually appears on the screen and to compensate for light bleed. You might want to look for a setting for "Auto Brightness" or "Adaptive Brightness" and go back to manual controls.

Being that this is your first time on the forums, we would like to see your entire system specs, if you don't mind.
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20 Apr 2014   #4
H4LO341

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The monitor is a 2 month old ASUS VE-228 that's worked in this situation before, which is why I thought it was the Graphics card, i'm trying ICit2's advice...again, i've tried reinstalling AMD's catalyst software countless times before and when I reboot the control panel doesn't want to pop up and a window pops up saying that the command line for it has stopped working
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20 Apr 2014   #5
H4LO341

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The Hotfix solved my problem about the screen shutting off, but not the Catalyst Control Center
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20 Apr 2014   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H4LO341 View Post
The Hotfix solved my problem about the screen shutting off, but not the Catalyst Control Center
To be absolutely honest H4LO I went over to Nvidia because I had no end of problems with the Catalyst Centre. I think I had to uninstall it and reinstall it that many times I decided the Nvidia was worth a try and mate I would not go back.
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20 Apr 2014   #7
H4LO341

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes I love Nvidia's software side of things, but AMD's graphics hardware in my opinion is unbeatable
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20 Apr 2014   #8
H4LO341

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for your help btw, I appreciate it
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20 Apr 2014   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H4LO341 View Post
Thanks for your help btw, I appreciate it
No probs mate sorry I could be of any help really I guess you will just have to push on with the Catalyst stuff.

If you like I have mate of mine here I can ask to have a look at the problem he's really good with graphic stuff.
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20 Apr 2014   #10
H4LO341

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Sure that'd be awesome
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