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Screen blacks out

  1. #1


    parmesan_basil Guest

    Screen blacks out

    I have some other problems associated with the screen blacking out after I've
    typed in my password on the welcome screen and entered it. It then brings me
    to my account, but if I don't start clicking on icons (I usually click on
    Mozilla Firefox) to get the computer going, the screen blacks out on me. Why
    does this happen? It's not a hibernation problem, I don't think, because I've
    set up the power options so that the computer hibernates after 15 min of
    idleness, but I haven't even been on the computer for 15 min, and the
    computer shuts off. The screen goes black, but the light bulb and battery
    meter lights are still on green. Another problem I have is that it takes me
    around 15-20 seconds (sometimes more or less) each to press the power button
    so that the computer may shut down/turn on. Also, if I don't pres the button
    long enough, the computer may not shut down or it doesn't fully turn on. The
    light bulb would turn green, but the screen remains black. This didn't use to
    happen. Neither did the black screen coming on now and again. Even as I type
    this, I'm afraid my computer will black out on me suddenly.

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  2. #2


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: Screen blacks out

    Try this powercfg fix.

    The hybrid sleep feature and the hibernation feature in Windows Vista may
    become unavailable after you use the Disk Cleanup Tool :
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928897

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    "parmesan_basil" <parmesanbasil@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:51DD2A8C-095F-4A79-9253-BD21C9ED5B67@xxxxxx

    > I have some other problems associated with the screen blacking out after
    > I've
    > typed in my password on the welcome screen and entered it. It then brings
    > me
    > to my account, but if I don't start clicking on icons (I usually click on
    > Mozilla Firefox) to get the computer going, the screen blacks out on me.
    > Why
    > does this happen? It's not a hibernation problem, I don't think, because
    > I've
    > set up the power options so that the computer hibernates after 15 min of
    > idleness, but I haven't even been on the computer for 15 min, and the
    > computer shuts off. The screen goes black, but the light bulb and battery
    > meter lights are still on green. Another problem I have is that it takes
    > me
    > around 15-20 seconds (sometimes more or less) each to press the power
    > button
    > so that the computer may shut down/turn on. Also, if I don't pres the
    > button
    > long enough, the computer may not shut down or it doesn't fully turn on.
    > The
    > light bulb would turn green, but the screen remains black. This didn't use
    > to
    > happen. Neither did the black screen coming on now and again. Even as I
    > type
    > this, I'm afraid my computer will black out on me suddenly.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Malke Guest

    Re: Screen blacks out

    parmesan_basil wrote:

    > I have some other problems associated with the screen blacking out after
    > I've typed in my password on the welcome screen and entered it. It then
    > brings me to my account, but if I don't start clicking on icons (I usually
    > click on Mozilla Firefox) to get the computer going, the screen blacks out
    > on me. Why does this happen? It's not a hibernation problem, I don't
    > think, because I've set up the power options so that the computer
    > hibernates after 15 min of idleness, but I haven't even been on the
    > computer for 15 min, and the computer shuts off. The screen goes black,
    > but the light bulb and battery meter lights are still on green. Another
    > problem I have is that it takes me around 15-20 seconds (sometimes more or
    > less) each to press the power button so that the computer may shut
    > down/turn on. Also, if I don't pres the button long enough, the computer
    > may not shut down or it doesn't fully turn on. The light bulb would turn
    > green, but the screen remains black. This didn't use to happen. Neither
    > did the black screen coming on now and again. Even as I type this, I'm
    > afraid my computer will black out on me suddenly.
    All these things that you describe are usually hardware-related. Since we
    don't know anything about your computer (except that I infer it is a
    laptop), all I can suggest is that you contact the computer mftr.'s tech
    support for repair/replacement.

    Malke
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