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Windows 7: Old Laptop ASUS C90S screen goes black but cpu still is running . . .

1 Week Ago   #1

win7 pro 64bit
Old Laptop ASUS C90S screen goes black but cpu still is running . . .

I am running Win7 pro SP1 7601 intel 6600 @ 2.40ghz 3GB RAM
GeForce 8600m GT 512 MXM2

Soon after I load up my GPU drivers, The screen will glitch now and again and crash as soon as I try to run any programs, especially something involving the video card to any serious degree.

In the Event Viewer I see some events re-occuring over & over along with the crashes of my screen.

Level - Error; source - event log; event id - 6008; task catagory - none
Level - critical; source - Kernal Power; event id - 41; task catagory - (63)
Level - Error; source - event log; event id - 1101; task catagory - event processing
Level - Error; source - WMI; event id - 10; task catagory - none

When my screen goes black, you can still hear the computer running, just with no screen.
Unfortunately, my only choice at this point is a hard power down, which results in the option to boot in safe mode when it starts back up, so I do not know if any of these errors are related to the hard shutdown. (holding down power button)

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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1 Week Ago   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit

Not sure how much I can help but, if you go to Control Panel, Device Manager, are there any errors (yellow triangle) for the display adapter? While there, try disabling the driver for your GPU and rebooting. Do you get a stable screen then?

Also, is the fan vent for the GPU clean and is the fan running?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
5 Days Ago   #3

win7 pro 64bit

There are no yellow triangles in device manager once I get the drivers installed, but that's when trouble begins. If I disable the drivers then the system is stable. The system will run stable in safe mode too.

The cooling system on this machine is pretty robust and everything is clean and operating.

I can get the gpu driver installed, and the system appears stable at first. The screen will glitch occasionally, but I can cruise around in windows and run various on board utility windows programs.

However, If I try to play a video, then the screen goes black, but you can hear the video running in the background.

Thank you for your input.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

3 Days Ago   #4
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit

Would you follow the instructions here-

Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs

and post your system specs?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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