Windows 10: What could be the cause of a temporary dead screen

Discus and support What could be the cause of a temporary dead screen in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Hi, Win 10 x64 1909 Sometimes when I use the mouse to press a button or exit a screen, it does not work. It is locked, yet a few minutes later it is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by ozstar, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. ozstar Win User

    What could be the cause of a temporary dead screen


    Hi,

    Win 10 x64 1909

    Sometimes when I use the mouse to press a button or exit a screen, it does not work. It is locked, yet a few minutes later it is fine.

    Have stopped as many background stuff as I can seen.

    What could cause that please?


    oz

    :)
     
    ozstar, Jun 3, 2020
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  2. rtwjunkie Win User

    Temporary Black Screen, then no problem

    @wolf2009: No, Loading screen not disabled. Would that have any effect on the 3 temporary black screens after windows loads? I'll give it a try tonight though.

    @tigger69: I think I might have another AGP card to try. Do you think it could be the video card, as after about 5 minutes, everything is ok. If I can dig an old 6800GT out of storage tonight, I'll try it.

    Thanks for some suggestions both of you.
     
    rtwjunkie, Jun 3, 2020
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  3. rtwjunkie Win User
    Temporary Black Screen, then no problem

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    I listed this in General Hardware, because frankly, I have no idea what piece of hardware could be causing my problem.

    I have a problem with the following system (not the listed in system specs): E4600 2.4Ghz CPU; Conroe865pe motherboard; bfg 7800gs AGP video card; 2x1Gb Mushkin XP 4000 (DDR 500) Redline memory; Antec TruPower 550 PS; Creative Audigy 2SE; KDS 17" CRT monitor.

    When booting up, after the Windows loading bar, it will be on a black screen for about 2 minutes before finally loading the sign-on screen. Then, once into Windows, after a minute or so the monitor signal disappears and the monitor says it is in power-saving mode. It will do this if I click on any icon, or if on the internet. It will do this 2 to 3 times within the first 5 minutes. After this, there is never another problem as long as the computer is on.

    I recently took the monitor, video card, and power supply and the old memory from a jetway pt88as board and installed on the "new"(er) Conroe board. The old memory was a 2x1GB kit of Ultra PC3200. 2 weeks ago I upgraded the memory with the memory listed above. So: I can deduce that the memory is not the problem. Powersaving and hibernation are turned off in the screen properties in Windows. Graphics card temps are fine (45-50C) and its fans are controlled by Rivatuner. The CPU temps are also fine (35-37C idle, and 39-40C under load). Airflow is great in the Coolermaster Centurion 5 case, so I don't believe it's a temperature issue.

    What would account for this temporary black screen problem? And why would it go away after a few minutes?
     
    rtwjunkie, Jun 3, 2020
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  4. Sasqui Win User

    What could be the cause of a temporary dead screen

    Overclocking / Undervolting guide for Vega 56 or 64?

    Here's a quick laundry list:

    List of software to use for overclocking and testing
    Examples:
    Wattman (and how to find and use it, like an overview, including profiles)
    Unigine Valley or Heaven (use this for quick testing while changing settings in Wattman and checking for stability / artifacts) ...just suggesting this
    How to monitor cores / mem speeds and temps during testing (I've seen screen overlays, and others using GPUz)

    Step-by step overclocking in Wattman
    Fan speeds
    Power limit
    Temp limit
    Voltages
    Core speeds
    Memory speeds
     
    Sasqui, Jun 3, 2020
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