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Windows screen flashes, random grey screen & random black screen

Q: Windows screen flashes, random grey screen & random black screen

This is driving me crazy.

Right after I boot my laptop, the screen flashes randomly.

Also something is stealing focus from what I am working on to something else.

Then it likes to suddenly go to a grey screen. I have to manually reboot.

If that is not enough, it like to just reboot.

Scanned with my AVG and Kaspersky, nothing found. Tried TrendMicro House Call, nothing. Dr. Web, nothing.

All drivers are up to date.

I have run it in the safe mode for about an hour with no problems. No new software installed recently. I went to restore and it was only dated from the previous day, so no help there.

I would prefer not to Nuke and pave, but if that what I need to do, I can.

Any thoughts, theories, explosives you can recommend for this?

I await with enlarging piles of hair as I pull it out.
Roger

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A: Windows screen flashes, random grey screen & random black screen

Welcome to SF!

This sounds like a case of overheating, Download Speccy and upload a Screenshot
when in normal use (not Safe-Mode).

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A:I am having random screen flashes and then blue screen

Please upload the BSOD Posting Instructions here Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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A:Windows 8 - Grey Screen - Random Times

Welcome,
When the screen goes gray how long do you wait before doing a hard reboot?
Thanks
 
Dick

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A:Laptop screen failure; random colors followed by black screen

EDIT: It seems it has gotten way worse. It happened while it was plugged in, and not only that, but when I tried to turn on my laptop again, the screen remained black and I heard these beeping noises. (6 beeps in succession, over and over) Sometimes I turned it on and it didn't even beep. I managed to actually get my laptop to boot, but I'm afraid it will happen again.
 

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A:Screen turns grey and freezes (random)

Google finds nothing about i8042prt sptd, unfortunately..
Can you find anything in Event Viewer prior to the freezing that looks suspicious?

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A:Random reboots followed by screen flashes whenever I upgrade ram

Run this free, bootable memory diagnostic on all 4 gB: Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)

If it still cuts out on you, send it in for a warranty repair.
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A:New build - flashes load screen then black screen

Hi BC welcome to Techspot,

Firstly the "purple adapter" is a PS2 conenction.

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A:Seemingly Random BSOD or Black Screen + Windows Failed Update

I would start with a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to eliminate a possible hardware issue.


From the dumps that were uploaded, it does seem like it be a hardware problem:

Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa80074ed8f8, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner
---------

1: kd> !analyze -v
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)
A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa80074ed8f8, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 0000000000000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000000000, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debugging Details:
------------------


BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME: System

CURRENT_IRQL: 0

STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`031a86b0 fffff800`034cc979 : fffffa80`074ed8d0 fffffa80`06737680 00000000`00000008 00000000`00000001 : nt!WheapCreateLiveTriageDump+0x6c
fffff880`031a8bd0 fffff800`033ae677 : fffffa80`074ed8d0 fffff800`034275f8 fffffa80`06737680 00000003`00000005 : nt!WheapCreateTriageDumpFromPreviousSession+0x49
fffff880`031a8c00 fffff800`03316c85 : fffff800`03489380 fffffa80`0764ac48 fffffa80`0764ac40 fffffa80`06737680 : nt!WheapProcessWorkQueueItem+0x57
fffff880`031a8c40 fffff800`0328fb21 : fffff880`010cae00 fffff800`03316c60 fffffa80`06737680 00000538`00000000 : nt!WheapWorkQueueWorkerRoutine+0x25
fffff880`031a8c70 fffff800`0352147a : 00000538`00000000 fffffa80`06737680 00000000`00000080 fffffa80`06723040 : nt!ExpWorkerThread+0x111
fffff880`031a8d00 fffff800`03260da6 : fffff880`02f64180 fffffa80`06737680 fffff880`02f6efc0 00000538`00000000 : nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
fffff880`031a8d40 00000000`00000000 : fffff880`031a9000 fffff880`031a3000 fffff880`037a7500 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxStartSystemThread+0x16


STACK_COMMAND: kb

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: GenuineIntel

IMAGE_NAME: GenuineIntel

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 0

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_BUS_PRV

BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_BUS_PRV

Followup: MachineOwner
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Code:
1: kd> !errrec fffffa80074ed8f8
===============================================================================
Common Platform Error Record @ fffffa80074ed8f8
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Record Id : 01ce7cb27efd3f45
Severity : Fatal (1)
Length : 928
Creator : Microsoft
Notify Type : Machine Check Exception
Timestamp : 7/9/2013 14:42:31 (UTC)
Flags : 0x00000002 PreviousError

===============================================================================
Section 0 : Processor Generic
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor @ fffffa80074ed978
Section ... Read more

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A:Weird grey/black screen after log on windows 7

Can you take a picture to illustrate this?

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A:Failed post - screen flashes w/ grey lines/bars/characters

mmm... it sounds that it might be bad memory...
try memtest out to check your memory...
 

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A:black screen at random

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A:Random Black Screen During WoW

what are the specs on your notebook?
 

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Is there anything significant being logged at the time in either the system or the application event log (run EVENTVWR)?

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Specs?


symptoms.
random black screen.
black screen seems to be most prominent when changing tabs (tasks in the task bar)
in browsers
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fails to respond (no signal) in monitor (not a monitor problem, checked.)
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A:Random Black Screen

Try booting into Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key when first starting the computer. See if there's any change. If you aren't having the problem in Safe Mode, try updating your nVidia drivers. They constantly have new drivers available.

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A:random black screen

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black screen may appear after 5min of playing, 3 hours, 8 hours, etc

System

(Fresh Install)
Windows 7 SP1 with all the updates
Intel i5 2500k With Coolermaster GeminII S
MSI HD7870 Last drivers
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Never OC

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Office 2013
MSI Afterburner and HWINFO64 (for check temps and usage % in games)
Origin for EA Games
IMGBurn
Chrome
and that is..

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A:Random Black Screen

Kernel Power 41 is "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first"
Probably is from you having to shut the power off to restart it.

Lets get a look at the temps and voltages under load give us a screen shot of the Hardware Monitor window.

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just a note to u the video drivers 93.71 are good, if u had a good download and should not be a problem. I have never used the 94.24 so I am not going to speak for them but have never downloaded them although I have a 7800gs that I have an older computer with the 97.92 drivers on and it works well. although I do not know how much gameing she does.
 

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A:Random Black Screen on New PC

Give us some more details on the issue and what you have tried to resolve it.

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A:Random BSOD after start and Random stuck on windows logo screen

Test your HDD with Seatools for DOS. Take both the short generic test and the long generic test.

Let us know the results.
_______________________________________

Code:
BugCheck 7A, {20, ffffffffc000009d, fffffa8007a0a3c8, 0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+50080 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Since Updating to Win 10 I have been crashing either while browsong or gaming almos daily basis. Other strange behaviour is CPU load goes to 100% when i Alt tab out of game to home screen from steam.
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http://speccy.piriform.com/results/lssuhugaHxI7oe0Y6WzwLN1
 
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A:Random Crash - Black screen

by the way here is minitoolbox info. please help had another big crash where I had to turn off for 15 secs power supply to get pc to turn on again.
 
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 25-07-2015 01
Ran by rob (administrator) on 20-08-2015 at 21:46:56
Running from "C:\Users\rob\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 10 Home  (X64)
Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M. Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
 
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
 
Application errors:
==================
Error: (08/20/2015 07:05:47 PM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: mbam.exe, version: 2.3.55.0, time stamp: 0x557a2a02
Faulting module name: mbam.exe, version: 2.3.55.0, time stamp: 0x557a2a02
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x001de682
Faulting process id: 0x16dc
Faulting application start time: 0xmbam.exe0
Faulting application path: mbam.exe1
Faulting module path: mbam.exe2
Report Id: mbam.exe3
Faulting package full name: mbam.exe4
Faulting package-relative application ID: mbam.exe5
 
Error: (08/20/2015 07:04:28 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell) (User: rob-PC)
Description: Activation of app Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy!CortanaUI failed with error: -2144927141 See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.
 
Error: (08/20/2015 04:32:25 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell) (User: rob-PC)
Description: Activation of app Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy!CortanaUI failed with error: -2144927141 See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.
 
Error: (08/20/2015 10:28:56 AM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell) (User: rob-PC)
Description: Activation of app Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy!CortanaUI failed with error: -2144927141 See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.
 
Error: (08/20/2015 12:54:51 AM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell) (User: rob-PC)
Description: Activation of app Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy!CortanaUI failed with error: -2144927141 See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.
 
Error: (08/19/2015 06:03:38 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell) (User: rob-PC)
Description: Activation of app Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy!CortanaUI failed with error: -2144927141 See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.
 
Error: (08/19/2015 01:19:51 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell) (User: rob-PC)
Description: Activation of app Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy!CortanaUI failed with error: -2144927141 See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.
 
Error: (08/18/2015 11:08:03 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell) (User: rob-PC)
Description: Activation of app Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy!CortanaUI failed with error: -2144927141 See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.
 
Error: (08/18/2015 07:56:00 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell) (User: rob-PC)
Description: Activation of app Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy!CortanaUI failed with error: -2144927141 See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.
 
Error: (08/18/2015 07:00:51 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell) (User: rob-PC)
Description: Activation of app Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy!CortanaUI failed with error: -2144927141 See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.
 

System errors:
=============
Error: (08/20/2015 09:45:20 PM) (Source: Schannel) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: A fatal alert was received from the remote endpoint. The TLS protocol defined fatal alert code is 20.
 
Error: (08/20/2015 09... Read more

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A:random black screen on laptop

Hi, it may be a hardware problem or a system driver, as less drivers load in safe mode.
Try System Restore in safe mode.
Start - Search - Type.
cmd
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Type
rstrui.exe
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A:[SOLVED] Random Black Screen

Hello and welcome to the forum.

Try using Safe Mode to run the computer and see whether the problem persists.

To boot in to Safe Mode, do the following:
Press the ON button and start tapping the F8 key ... and keep tapping ... until you are presented with the "Windows Advanced Options Menu". Use your UP/DOWN arrows to select "Safe Mode" and press the Enter key.

There will be no internet access in Safe Mode.

Please post back with the result, and that may give someone a better idea of what might be happening.
----------------
When you say "black screen" .... does that mean that the computer continues to run normally ... even though the screen display has blacked out? Does your keyboard still work? Do you see any evidence that the mouse may still be working? Does the computer slow/freeze at any time with or without the screen blacking out?
------------
The only other thing that comes to mind immediately .... replace the PSU (power supply unit) with a reliable one ... and see whether the problem persists.

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A:Random BSOD and black screen.

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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A:Random black screen on boot

i think i have the same problem as you... i looked up other threads and they said to change the power supply. I dont know how to do this, but you might.
 

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A:Random Standby/Black screen

any ideas??
 

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A:Random Black Screen Of Death

Hello,

Black screens are normally caused by the Graphics Driver failing. I would make sure that you have the latest ATI drivers.

How long has this been happening? If you have done a recent driver update for the Graphics Card then I would roll back the driver and see if the problem persists.
Dave

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A:Random Black screen and crash

Here is the zip archive containing the files from SF Diagnostic Tool. Sorry, some of it is in French (my computer language) but ask me for any translation if necessary. Thank you!

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A:My laptop screen goes black at random

Completely black? like the screen turned off? or does it get really dim? have you dropped it?
 

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A:Random Black Screen Crashes

What's near 50?C? There is more than one temperature to consider, have you checked your GPU temps? The 6670 is an entry level card so I wouldn't be surprised if that was struggling like hell.

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A:Random black screen, rig stays on !!

When does this occur? At random? Only when videos/games are playing? Also, what is the exact behavior? Is the monitor giving off behavior as if it has lost its video source, like an error saying the source was lost or it is switching through different connections to find one? Can you tell if your system is locked up, or if it's still accepting your input? The best way to determine thsi is to have the display lost when playing a video, then pressing a key to stop/start playback.

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A:Random Black Screen Freeze, not after login

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System Files - SFC Command
Tutorial thanks to Brink

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A:Lenovo Y50-70 black screen at random times

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A:Black Screen of Death (random and crazy)

If you only have a black screen...just how did you run the above apps you claim to have used?
 
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Is This your system?
 
Did you try to boot into safe mode?
 
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A:Random black screen while gaming and then crash.

That PSU outright scares the hell out of me. Apart from that...

PNY GTX 980 - Requirements: Minimum 500W or greater system power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating 42A).
Diablotek PSDA600 Output: [email protected]

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A:Random black screen, followed by buzzing then reset

I'm still hoping someone can help with this.

It just did the crash again this morning after only being on for 30 minutes, when it had reset itself windows popped up an error box saying Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown with these details,

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA8010769010
BCP2: FFFFF88012205D1C
BCP3: FFFFFFFFC000009A
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
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A:Random Black Screen/Crash - I have a minidump + SF.zip!

MSI Afterburner and Riva Tuner (along with EVGA Precision) are known to cause BSOD's in some Windows systems (it's driver is usually RTCore64.sys). Please un-install them immediately!

If you're overclocking, please stop the overclock while we're troubleshooting. Feel free to resume the overclock once the system has been stabilized.

cpudrv64.sys is blamed in one of the memory dumps (and it dates from 2009) Please uninstall the program associated with it (I believe it's related to a program named "Can I Run It?" - Driver Reference Table - cpudrv64.sys )

AMD OverDrive (AODDriver2.sys) is either a stand-alone application, or a component of the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. This driver is known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems.





NOTE: these symptoms were from the previous release of OverDrive. The new release uses the same driver name, but is dated from 4 November 2013.





Please un-install all AMD/ATI video stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Un-install a program
Then, download (but DO NOT install) a fresh copy of the ATI drivers from Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD (in the upper right corner of the page)
Use this procedure to install the DRIVER ONLY: ATI video cards - DRIVER ONLY installation procedure - Sysnative Forums

If the device (AODDriver or AODDriver4.01) remains a problem, open Device Manager, select the "View" item.
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Locate the AODDriver entry, right click on it and select "Un-install". Reboot for changes to take affect.



Sometimes the driver remains and continues to cause BSOD's. If this is the case for you, post back and we'll give further instructions for safely removing it.

If overclocking, please stop. Remove the overclock and return the system to stock/standard values while we're troubleshooting. Once the system is stable again, feel free to resume the overclocking.



The other 3 memory dumps are STOP 0x124 errors:
They are usually caused by one of these things:
- borked (broken) hardware (several different procedures used to isolate the problem device)
- BIOS issues (check for updates at the motherboard manufacturer's website)
- overclocking/overheating - You'll know if you're overclocking or not. If uncertain we can suggest things to check.
- missing Windows Updates
- compatibility issues (3rd party hardware/drivers), older systems, or even pirated systems
- low-level driver problems
- or even malware (scanned for when we ask for hardware diagnostics from Initial Hardware Diagnostics or Hardware Diagnostics ).

You can get a head start on the hardware diagnostics if you'd like - they are located here: Hardware Diagnostics

Also, monitor your system's temperatures with this free tool: HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting





Normally temps shouldn't exceed:
CPU - 60?C
GPU - 80?C
HDD and other components - 40?C



Analysis:
The following is for informational purposes only.

Code:
**************************Thu Sep 18 10:43:01.567 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\091814-25125-02.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (6 procs) Free x64
Built by: 9600.17238.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140723-2018
System Uptime:0 days 0:04:17.299
Probably caused by :AuthenticAMD
BugCheck 124, {0, ffffe000481eb028, b0800000, 40151}
BugCheck Info: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: ffffe000481eb028, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000b0800000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000040151, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD
PROCESS_NAME: cpuocct64.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x124_AuthenticAMD_PROCESSOR_CACHE
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A:Random Black Screen (Power saving)

I had the same problem when playing mount & blade, I read on another forum that this could be a heat issue so I tried to open up the computer and use the fan I had on my desk to cool while I played. That solved my issue though the fan is quite disturbing so I need to get some better fans inside my computer
 

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A:Random black screen + lockup (GW2, Skyrim)

It would seem that Windows updater lies. I manually looked up every manufacturer site and downloaded new drivers. System is now stable.

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A:Random black screen while playing Games

Try another video card
 

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A:Random Black Screen/Crash - I have a minidump!

Update: Please delete or ignore this post. The update post is now at:
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A:Black Screen on Startup after Random Crash

Could be corrupted memory or a BIOS hardware/software connection issue.
Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector.
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." ( Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English)).
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A:Random weird black screen after logging

I think you just solved your issue. XP drivers work fine but not VISTA. You should contact ATI and tell them you are having driver issues with VISTA.

Antil0ck
 

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A:Random blue/black screen, Win7 Pro

What are the complete computer specs? We are not sitting next to you and we can't read you mind
 

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A:Gigabyte GTS450 causes random black screen

Hello Dr. Welcome to the Forum.

It sounds like a failed video card. But you should check to eliminate other simple reasons before replacing the card.

A graphics card can also fail due to insufficient power, overheating, driver conflicts, RAM issues, and connection issues.

Power: check to be sure that the PCI-e power connectors are properly plugged into the card. IIRC the 450 uses two 8 pin connectors. Unplug and re-plug these any make sure they are fully seated.
Check your power supply specs and let us know the Brand & Model, how many total watts, and if you can, the number of Amps it puts out on the 12 volt. It should be 22A or more for that card IIRC.

I think we can rule out overheating, as the error occurs right away. The card doesn't have time to overheat.

Driver conflicts might occur when both graphics engines are trying to run at once. Many modern motherboard's BIOS automatically switch off the onboard graphics when a graphics card is detected in the slot. But you should check.
With the 450 installed in the computer, go into safe mode and navigate to the Device Manager and check to see if only one or both graphics adapters are shown.
If both are shown, choose the on-board adapter, right click, and then DISABLE (don't uninstall).
If that makes no difference, and you can go into your BIOS settings, you could disable the onboard graphics manually there (be sure the 450 is still installed when you do this).
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RAM issues can be tested simply by downloading and running http://www.memtest.org/#downiso for at least 3 passes. There should not be any errors.

Connection issues are tested by re-seating the video card being sure it clicks into its slot correctly and checking the DVI cable connections.

Try those diagnostics and see if they uncover anything. If not you could just have a dud card. If this is a new boxed system then your best back is to bring it back for warranty repair/replacement.

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A:BSOD and Black Screen at random intervals

*Did you remove Norton via the Uninstall Tool?
{Symantec is a frequent cause of BSOD's.}

http://us.norton.com/support/kb/web_...080710133834EN

* I note you now have AVG.

AVG can be a contributing cause of BSOD'S .

Please remove and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials AT LEAST TO TEST

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im running on vista home premium sp1 with a radeon hd 4650 graphics card and have installed/run speed fan on automatic fan speed as some forums have suggested, but my black problem still hasnt gone away.

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A:random black screen while gaming on my laptop

It could be driver related, but it is probably a heat issue.

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A:Black Screen and Random Crashes - Long

I didnt read whole post, but scanned though most of it. Your trying to
run that system with a 550w power supply? What brand is it, even with
a decent brand, thats streching it.

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A:Random black screen and hard freeze!

Hi and welcome to TSF,

1. Please try another monitor if possible to eliminate your monitor from the equation.

2. I believe that board has built in graphics, please try and connect to the other vga port on the I/O board on back of pc. You may need to go into bios to enable the internal IGP(graphics built in adapter) beforehand.

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A:Random black screen while playing Games

Hello and welcome davc mate I suspect you have had to wait this long because you have not posted any machine specs - unless we know what we are working with we cannot help you. It's a but like saying my car won't start can you help now unless I know it is a diesel, petrol, electric or gas driven car, make model old / new etc etc where would I start to look??
I am suspecting you know a little about computers because you have run Furmark (your attachment) so please send the specs it is most important we know what you have in the machine.
System Info - See Your System Specs

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A:black screen with flashing underscore/random bsod

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mikevdw


each time my asus n61jq laptop boots i get a black screen with a flashing underscore that disappears after a second or so then windows 7 home premium x64 boots and half of the time i get a random bsod the last one was video.prt
my laptop specs can be found here ASUS N61Jq A1 Specs (Core i7 720QM 1.6 GHz, 16" TFT) - Laptops - CNET Reviews or so i think my laptop is n61jq but at the bottem it of my laptop it says id:A2 but i can't seem to find the specs on internet
note: i have run memtest86+ 12 passes (no problems), chdsk(no problems) , scannow (no problems), i reinstalled pc, run the pervx software ( you never know right)
i checked as many drivers as i could. i flash my bios with succes.
this problem has been bugging me for a few months now i have sent it back and they replaced my harddrive and said it was fixed but well it isn't so i started to search myself and try things but now i really don't know what to do anymore.
i even googled almost everypiece of software on my pc if it could cause a bsod .
i do think the flashing underscores with the black screen have something to do with it
also it's my first time posting a minidump so i don't know if i'm doing it right.
hopefully you can help me because this thing is killing me
thanks and friendly greets



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A:black screen with flashing underscore/random bsod

just had another bsod irql not less or equal
i could really use some help.

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A:Random Video Problem (Screen goes black, no signal)

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A:New laptop crashes to black screen at random intervals

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A:Random Blue screen for 2 seconds then Black then reboots!?!

You are showing code 124:

Follow these instructions

http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-lockup-debug-how/35349-2-int-stop-0x124-what-means-what-try.html

Its a vague code with many possiblities



Code:
icrosoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\richc46\AppData\Local\Temp\Low\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\N5BQNVW9\DMP's[1]\070810-32619-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.x86fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82c3f000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82d87810
Debug session time: Thu Jul 8 17:53:18.591 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 2 days 7:52:04.326
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
................................................................
........................................
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
......
1: kd> !analyze -v
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************
WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)
A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arguments:
Arg1: 00000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: 85e5901c, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: b6200087, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0002010a, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Debugging Details:
------------------

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel
CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: System
CURRENT_IRQL: 1f
STACK_TEXT:
807d48ac 82c16f3f 00000124 00000000 85e5901c nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x1e
807d48e8 82d0df04 86818c31 85e5901c 82ca74f0 hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0xab
807d4918 82c171f1 8687f4c8 82c24e40 00000000 nt!WheaReportHwError+0x230
807d4a2c 82c172e3 8687f4c8 8687f518 00000004 hal!HalpMcaReportError+0x3b
807d4a50 82c173ff 00000000 8687f518 00000000 hal!HalpMceHandler+0x8b
807d4a70 82c17548 00000000 8687f4c8 807d4b90 hal!HalpMceHandlerWithRendezvous+0x4b
807d4a80 82c0d5f5 00000000 00000000 00000000 hal!HalpHandleMachineCheck+0x34
807d4b90 82c0a261 0000001c 807cf750 00000000 hal!HalpMcaExceptionHandler+0x87
807d4b90 00000000 0000001c 807cf750 00000000 hal!HalpMcaExceptionHandlerWrapper+0x89

STACK_COMMAND: kb
FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner
MODULE_NAME: hardware
IMAGE_NAME: hardware
DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 0
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_CACHE
BUCKET_ID: 0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_CACHE
Followup: MachineOwner
---------
1: kd> lmtsmn
start end module name
8fa60000 8fa8c000 1394ohci 1394ohci.sys Mon Jul 13 19:51:59 2009 (4A5BC89F)
88f33000 88f7b000 ACPI ACPI.sys Mon Jul 13 19:11:11 2009 (4A5BBF0F)
8e000000 8e05a000 afd afd.sys Mon Jul 13 19:12:34 2009 (4A5BBF62)
8faed000 8faff000 AgileVpn AgileVpn.sys Mon Jul 13 19:55:00 2009 (4A5BC954)
890c3000 890cc000 amdxata amdxata.sys Tue May 19 13:57:35 2009 (4A12F30F)
89097000 890a0000 atapi atapi.sys Mon Jul 13 19:11:15 2009 (4A5BBF13)
890a0000 890c3000 ataport ataport.SYS Mon Jul 13 19:11:18 2009 (4A5BBF16)
92a89000 92aa7000 AtiHdmi AtiHdmi.sys Tue Mar 09 05:08:04 2010 (4B961E04)
8ea19000 8ef95000 atikmdag atikmdag.sys Tue Apr 06 21:37:59 2010 (4BBBE1F7)
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A:Non responsive black screen at random times when booting up

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mulder1310


...it even hangs when I go into the BIOS.....


That right there tells me everything I need to know.

It is 100% a hardware issue if that is happening. The bios would not be effected by a failing hard drive, but ram it could be. I would do both below anyway.


If your system is freezing, that is not a good sign and is usually caused by hardware failure.

Check your HDD for errors, and then run a memtest.

Disk Check

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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A:random crashes during all games black screen and have to hrd reset

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1e
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\111311-26145-01.dmp
C:\Users\Shane\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-40950-0.sysdata.xml

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Hi guys I'm having a problem that occasional crashes Random screen reboots and black Help! I don't know what could be Help! Random black screen crashes and occasional reboots the reason for it specs cpu Intel i K GHzboard Asus P Z -V PRO GEN ram x GB DDR PC - G-Skillgpu Geforce GTX drives SDD GB Crucial MX HDD TB Samsung HD SJpsu Corsair TX W v OS Win bits besides the gpu Help! Random black screen crashes and occasional reboots and sdd of maybe year old everything has to years Here's the situation Sometimes pretty much every single day now mainly when I'm playing something a bit heavy e g Paragon but also happens when I'm just browsing the web my monitor suddenly goes black Sometimes after a few secs it turns back on with the message Graphic kernel driver stopped responding and recovered etc and I can go on with my life but sometimes it still happens again Other times the screen keeps black and the only thing I can do is to power off and on my desktop And other times is goes black and after a few secs my desktop reboots and displays the message that my CPU has overheated Only yesterday I also noticed that if a hit the case with my knee the screen goes black and displays the driver message don't know if it was just a coincidence because there was a delay between my knee hitting the case and the screen going off At first I thought it was because if the graphic driver have been reading forums with people complaining about nvidia latest drivers So I used DDU tool to completely uninstall the drivers and eliminate all traces and did a clean install of the drivers that came with the graphic card's cd And also tweaked some settings like using optimal power for performance and switching off vertical sync in the d options and even adding the tdrdelay in the registry Problems continue Now I'm thinking it might be a CPU problem I monitored with CPUID during a match and saw that the temps were above F Well about that I intend to clean the inside of my case but only this weekend cause it's when I got the time for that unfortunately And also need to pick up another can of air and thermal paste If the problems persist I will do a memtest to see if it might be related to some faulty ram And last hope how can I test the psu to make sure it's not a power related issue I would like to know if anyone is or had any problem similar to this and probably guide me in the right direction I'm not a well informed user regarding computers so don't even know if what I wrote makes sense and if it's a good plan I would appreciate any thought on this

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