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Windows 7: Screen Goes Black

3 Weeks Ago   #1
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Screen Goes Black

This started about a month ago and I have no idea why. After my PC sits for a while the screen goes black. The only way I can get it back is use the Power button to shutdown and then restart.. I will not say it does it everytime but is often enough so it is very annoying..

Here is how I have the Power settings:

Screen Goes Black-power.jpg

As you can see the monitor should never change from when it comes on. Any help would be appreciated




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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Have a look at your screen saver. It may be set to blank screen.
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Screen Goes Black-saver.jpg

According to this I don't use a Screen Saver.

So far the last 2 days it not done what I had described.


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3 Weeks Ago   #4
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

When the screen is black, had you tried CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or CTRL+ALT+DEL to regain user control of the computer?
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

iko22

It went black this morning before I had read your post. I have the post you gave on my calendar on my desk. Next time it goes black, I will try those. Thank you very much
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

iko22

I tried both of those suggested cures and neither worked. This has me totally buffaloed.
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I thought I had a solution (but not a cure). I left something running such as IE 11 and days that seemed to work but alas on the 4th or 5th day, back to shutting down no matter what.
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Does the HDD LED light on computer case show any disk activity, after when screen shuts down?
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

iko22
I have not checked that if it happens again.

I have now restored Windows back as far as it would let me. That was not far only to May 17 and I don't think that is enough, but will see.
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