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Windows 7: Turn Off Monitor, Turn On Later and Black Screen, PC Still Running

03 Mar 2016   #1
Mighty B

AZ - Arizona
 
 
Turn Off Monitor, Turn On Later and Black Screen, PC Still Running

Hello Folks,

I'm not sure if my issue is with hardware (possibly MB?) or graphics card, so please forgive me if I've posted in the wrong section. The first problem I was having was random blue screens of death that displayed graphic card driver issues. I was able to remedy that by updating my graphic drivers and have not had an issue since.

However, ever since then I have been running into another hardware or graphics-related issue that is random and completely stumping me. What is happening is, I will be on my computer, leave and turn my monitor off, and (randomly) when I come back to use my computer again, when I turn on the monitor there is no signal and a black screen (e.g. when I turn my monitor on my desktop will pop up and the light on my monitor will turn blue, when it doesn't turn on there will be a black screen and the light on the monitor stays yellow as if it is idle). I have tried swapping out the monitor to see if that was the issue and the same problem persists, so it does not appear to be my monitor or VGA cables.

The only way I can temporarily fix this issue is to reboot/restart my computer and viola! The monitor works again and I can see everything. This issue is very random. Sometimes I can go weeks without an incident, other times this is happening a couple times a week. I honestly don't know if it's my motherboard or video card or what. My PC isn't overheating, I'm not overclocking, and all of my drivers are updated.

I'm not sure what else I can do besides lose more hair at this point. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks...


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03 Mar 2016   #2
Empire Software

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit & Windows 10 Professional 32-bit
 
 

try checking your power options settings and set it to high performance then check in advanced power settings and do not allow hard disks to sleep
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