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Windows 7: Screen often goes black for 2 seconds


22 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Screen often goes black for 2 seconds

Hi,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate, 7600 RTM with a Geforce GTX 275.

I notice sometimes about every 30 minutes or so the screen on the desktop would just go black and reappear in about 2 seconds.

What could be the problem?

DXdiag shows the drivers I am using are 8.17.11.9621.

Thanks.

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22 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Try updating DirectX, DirectX February 2010 Update
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21 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I used the Directx web update and it said I have the latest version.

I still have the problem with the screen going black.
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22 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Just curious, what are the temps concerning your card?
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22 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try updating your graphics card driver.
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22 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1 RTM
 
 

As you are not seing a Driver Recovered error, it actually sounds like your Desktop AERO Theme is on Slide Show and is set to change every 30mins. Possibly to a Desktop Picture that can't be displayed properly.

Right Click the Desktop - Peronalize and Click on a different AERO Theme - eg Windows 7 Default AERO theme.
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23 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Card is not overheating, around 45 degrees or so its at.

Bill2 Will try update graphics driver and post back.

Rik55 will try your suggestion and post back

Thanks.
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07 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,

I have looked at the theme, and I do not have any theme that changes pictures on the desktop like a sideshow selected, I just have the default one with a single picture, so that can't be the problem.

I have updated to the latest graphics card drivers, will see if that fixes the problem.
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14 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Still have the problem after updating Directx, Graphics driver and making sure slideshow themes are off.
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