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Intermittent Black Screen while using MS Word 2013 - 365 ProPlus

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#1 MattJ812


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 04:45 AM



I installed a copy of MS Office 365 ProPlus through my school and I am having trouble with MS Word.  After a minute or 5 or 10, the screen will go black.  It doesn't turn off like when you close the lid or turn off the computer, it displays black.  If I close the lid and reopen it, the black screen will go away.  Sometimes it will stay away for a minute or 5 or 10, sometimes 1 second.  (FYI my lid is set to do nothing upon close, I don't like sleep mode.  I have also tried restoring these settings.)


I have disabled all add ins, disabled hardware acceleration, done a full re-install, done an online repair with MS on the phone and so far nothing has fixed the problem.


I have no other issues with this computer, this only happens in Word.  Excel and power point, as far as I can tell, work just fine, but Word does not.


I've tried using the event viewer to see if I can catch some process acting up but I really don't know what to look for.


I should mention, just in case, that I was previously using Open Office which I uninstalled after the Word problems started, which was pretty much right away.


Any help would be very much appreciated.


Thank you

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#2 MattJ812

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:46 AM

So after hours of troubleshooting I still have not come up with a cause or solution for this problem however I have found one thing.


It only happens if Word is maximized and in focus.  Word can be open while I'm doing something else and everything is fine.  I can manually size the Word window to almost maximized and, so far, I am not experiencing any problems.


I have experienced it once using Open Office writer but no other applications, or games.


I am using an HP Pavilion


HP 17-g121wm

AMD Quad-Core A10 8700P


AMD R6 Graphics

Windows 10


If any other specs or information will help please let me know.



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