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Windows 7: Screen goes black

03 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 64bit

I'm back from my New Year's vacation and I guess the new year brings good things because I fixed my problem! All I did was change the the connection from my monitor from DVI to VGA. Let me explain how I got to this point...
When I got home I saw that my refurbished hd had arrived from dell so I went ahead and replaced it. At first when I would turn on my computer, I would see a lot of vertical red lines so I tried the different PSU connections and found one that looked normal. The installation of the new refurbished hd took more than an hour. After 1hr30min the monitor looked black but I could hear that my computer was on. At this point I got the idea to change to VGA. I did and was able to see the Vista installation windows (refurbished hd came with vista btw). I was curious if I could now see Windows 7 on my original hd so I switched back to it and it did work. I no longer got those 2 black screens from before!
I'm still not sure if the problem was the monitor or the graphics card.
Anyone know how I can mark the thread as solved?

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03 Jan 2010   #12
Microsoft MVP


Was the problem the same as the one I warned you about a week ago in this post?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The symptoms you describe are often caused when the video card is first loaded and has an output other than the monitor, or there is a tv tuner card outputted differently. Do you have these?
Congrats on getting it fixed.

Now save a Win7 backup image in a primary partition and externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD or a replacement in 15 minutes.

Enjoy Win7.
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