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Getting a black screen when trying to load most games

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#1 toasterbot


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:20 PM

When I try to play most games, I just get a black screen, but I can tell the game loaded because the music and sounds on mouse-over. Both graphics drivers are up to date. I even reinstalled the integrated graphics driver.



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One 1280x1024 monitor is on an HDMI-VGA adapter, the other on a USB3-VGA.


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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:11 AM

Has it ever worked?


Which monitor is configured as your main?  I would expect this if you were trying to use the USB3 connected monitor as your main.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:24 AM


It worked a while ago, then I was troubleshooting issues with the USB3-VGA adapter. I was using the HDMI monitor, but I get the same issue directly on the laptop.

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