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Windows 7: RE: I'm stumped -- Getting Sometimes A Flashing Black/Static Screen??

07 Feb 2011   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 & Windows 8 & 8.1 Pro x64

Well, well, well... is back!!!

The same issue in my first post in this thread as I am still randomly experiencing.


I'll share with ya. Let me fill you in...

As I left off, I received an RMA replacement for my EVGA 9600 GT graphics/video card. I installed it and after a few Windows 7 64-bit reboots to test to make sure this issue would not happen. It didn't. That is what I replied here in my last response. I was happy and believe that it was my graphics card was the issue. Issue fixed... ...well NO!

I then started to place back all my expansion cards back into the computer. The first one is an ATI TV Wonder 650 PCI (not "Express") card. This is a TV tuner card. After each hardware addition to my system, I rebooted Windows 7 64-bit. Like before I was horrified to see this issue appear again. WHAT!!! I'll spare the details, please read my first post in this thread. After the screen flashing, the screen remained black. I rebooted and it did the same thing even again. Ah, MAYBE THIS IS THE ***REAL*** REASON why I am having this issue from the gecko! So I took it out of the slot and rebooted the system. The issue was gone on the first reboot (I was able to get to the Windows 7 logon screen without the flashing -- like normal.) So I called AMD (ATI) tech support and he concluded that it was the TV Tuner card. So I have to buy another one since it is out of warranty for replacement. Okay, I know the issue now. SO IT WASN'T THE VIDEO CARD!!! I have to get another TV Tuner card sometime that is new and compatible with my system.

So I decided at this point, I needed to install another Windows 7 64-bit. The issue I "think" is "NOW" resolved. I rebooted the system many times without the TV tuner card and no issues. The Windows 7 64-bit that I originally installed was not registered and I needed to properly put the programs back in the way I wanted them installed. I reinstalled a clean Windows 7 64-bit and installed all the compatible software (drivers) off the ASUS website. Let me say that throughout the install process of Windows 7 64-bit, I never had any issues of any kind -- my issue here or any other issue. However, after I installed the latest NVIDIA driver for the graphics card, then I rebooted the new Windows 7 64-bit. Then this same issue happened again with the screen flashing. (Now, I am thinking that it is NOT the TV tuner card at all.)

I called EVGA and told their tech rep. my case. I figured it was my best source to call for help in this issue -- somehow still graphics card related. They referenced my RMA and told me that my returned graphics card tested fine on the bench. The said it "may be" the motherboard that is the issue. It may be the chipset (P45) that is the issue (Southbridge) per the EVGA tech rep.. I was told to contact ASUS at this point. I did. I called ASUS tech rep. and explained my issue (The non-condensed version.). She said it is either one of two things:

1. My motherboard chipset is indeed faulty. She agreed to that.
2. There is "some" compatibility issue between the motherboard and the graphics card.

So, ASUS is going to RMA my motherboard for a replacement at this point. That is where I am now.

Your thoughts? Any ideas what you may think is happening?

Could a chipset on a motherboard is going?

Please reply.

Thank you!

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