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When Opening A Folder Display Turns Off And On


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#1 Runedog

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 03:25 PM

Whenever I attempt to open a folder, anything with items inside, or certain items like windows search or my computer, my display turns off for a few seconds, turns back on, and I must re open whatever I was trying to open in the first place. Thus, it takes 2x to open many things, plus a few seconds of only my backround showing. I re-installed my os, scanned with many antivirus, spayware, adware programs and nothing has fixed it.

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#2 franktiii

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 06:36 PM

What sort of computer do you have: os, processor, ram, hard drive etc. Does it always hang up when you are opening folders or doing a search or at other times?

Does it take longer to boot up than it used to?

If not virus or spyware, the next thing I would check would be your hard drive. Try using Spinrite, a drive testing utility created by Steve Gibson: http://www.grc.com/

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 06:57 PM

Sorry I didn't stop to check, Spinrite is $89.00, so don't do that. Try Belarc Advisor, it will give you the SMART reading on your hard drive, and is free for personal use.

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html




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