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Vista: Black Screen

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#1 iamz3r0


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Posted 25 February 2010 - 05:55 PM

I know it's a BSOD because I had the same issue when I had Windows XP, but I could never figure out what exactly was causing it. I've tested my RAM using Memtest, swapped my hard drive, reinstalled Windows, and updated my drivers, but I've had no luck what-so-ever trying to fix the problem.

The computer runs for awhile, but randomly flashes to a black screen, and needs to be rebooted before I can do anything. It's extremely frustrating when I'm in an FTP transfer, or downloading a large file, and to have the computer crash.

BIOS: Phoenix AwardBIOS v6.00PG
MOBO Version: PM800-M2
RAM: Approx. 1GB (All Sticks Tested and Clean)
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 320GB EIDE (PATA)
Processor: Intel Pentium III, 3.20GHz
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
Video: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
Sound: No Cards and Unworking Onboard
!@#$ this! I'm getting Windows 7, and if that doesn't work, a Mac!
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#2 garmanma


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Posted 25 February 2010 - 07:36 PM

What errors do you see in the Event Viewer?
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why won't my laptop work?

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