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Windows 7: Why does my screen go black when I log off Windows?

23 Jul 2010   #1
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Why does my screen go black when I log off Windows?

When I log off a Windows account, my screen goes black for a few seconds and then comes back to normal and takes me to the log on screen. I never really thought about the issue until I saw my friends notebook log off smoothly.

My video card drivers are up to date


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23 Jul 2010   #2
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

That is part of the logging off process and there is nothing wrong. My PC does the same.
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23 Jul 2010   #3
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Mine does it too.
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23 Jul 2010   #4
cartel

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

So how do you log back in with a black screen?
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23 Jul 2010   #5
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

It only goes blank/black for an instant (maybe 1 second) and then the logon screen pops up.
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23 Jul 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

RoloDman,

Completely normal. Somewhere I read a technical explanation for this but have long ago forgot where.
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23 Jul 2010   #7
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

In some cases, it is changing the video mode...don't ask me why.
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23 Jul 2010   #8
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
In some cases, it is changing the video mode...don't ask me why.
Thats what I was thinking might be happening too.
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23 Jul 2010   #9
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

thanks everybody! Now I know its normal!


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