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Computer Monitor Goes Off, Strange Pattern on Screen, Computer Reboot to Fix

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#1 Ken7


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:25 PM

HI Everyone,


This happens about once every week or so.


1. Computer Monitor goes Black, then the "Enter Power Saver Mode" comes up on the screen.


2. Then the screen flashes this pattern (see Attached picture I took) this pattern goes on and off going black and then back to this pattern in a continuous loop every few seconds.


3. Once I reboot everything is normal, until it happens again.


4. I hooked up another Monitor and the same pattern continued, so I ruled out the monitor.


5. Re-set cables and connectors.


6. Cleaned out the inside of the computer.


7. Updated the Graphics Card Driver.


8. Strange that if I have music playing on the computer, the music continues to play through this. It seems that the computer is running, except for the fact that I lose all control.


9. I can't get the mouse or keyboard shortcuts to respond.


10. Hope I did this correctly, Attached are the files I think you need to look at.


OS - Windows 10
64 Bit


Thanks for your Help on this!


Attached Files

Edited by Ken7, 20 June 2016 - 06:35 PM.

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 09:04 AM

The "power saver mode" thing is an indication that the video card isn't sending a signal to the monitor.

Yet, the crazy pattern shows up - so it seems like the video card crashed, then resets improperly.

Have you tried reseating the video card?

Checking to make sure that it's cooler is free of dust/hairballs?

That the cooler fan is working?

Have you monitored the temps of the card before it behaves like this?


The Admin event log shows lot's of NTFS errors blamed on I/O errors.

As such, please run these free hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html

Start with the Hard Drive diagnostics please.


Only a few BSOD's in the attached reports (but no memory dumps) - and lot's of Live Kernel Events.

I strongly suspect a hardware problem here, and think that the hardware diagnostics will help to identify which hardware component is to blame.

Good luck!

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