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My laptop screen goes black at random

Q: My laptop screen goes black at random

I have an Asus laptop that is almost brand new but without warning the screen will go black. When I restart it, Windows doesn't recover from a serious error or anything. I've checked the battery and that isn't the problem. I've run virus scans and they turn up nothing and I have no other issues with the computer. Thanks in advance guys. Let me know what I have to do.

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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?

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-laptop-screen-goes-black-at-random.192726/
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I recently did a factory restore on my laptop since it was giving me really bad problems before BSOD on boot unable to start in safe mode etc I assumed that black failure; Laptop followed random by screen colors screen it was caused by a bad video driver installation Once I did my factory restore this problem was solved but it seems like a new one arose In the first few days the laptop was working fine but I recently realised that if I unplug my AC Laptop screen failure; random colors followed by black screen Adapter my laptop would work for awhile but will eventually die The screen would just go black then I would see weird colors and then it would go black again and I would be forced to hold the power button and restart The funny thing is this never happens when I have it plugged in I then realised that it happened when I plugged it out and moved it around so I assumed it had something to do with the wiring inside my laptop But it seems that isn t the case since even if I move it around while it s plugged in it doesn t happen I m pretty sure it has something to do with my power supply at this point but I m not really sure If anyone can help I would really appreciate it EDIT It just happened to me as I tried to access my task manager I did CTLR ALT DEL and my screen went black and my laptop simply restarted itself nbsp

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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Hey I noted my laptop will black screen at random in regular mode and so I restart the computer only for it to keep happening. I start up in safe mode and it works fine no black screen issues. Is there a reason or a fix for the screen shutting down in regular mode? I was told the lap top needs to be replaced.

Laptop is a Qosmio and is about 5 years old. I do not use if for much but son was using it for school.

Thank you,

Rick.
 

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
Right click cmd.exe - run as administrator.
Type
rstrui.exe
Then press Enter.
Choose a date prior to your problem.
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/q_a.html#4
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html
 

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hello bleeping computer world. im sure you have had many cases of black screens popping up while gaming. i know the issue might have to do with my laptop heating up, but i just want to double check as this has only started happening recently on my new vaio vgn-fw490J laptop.

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.

it has only happened while i played HoN (Heroes of Newerth), a pretty graphically demanding game, but again im puzzled because i played the game perfectly fine for two~three weeks, then one day i suddenly get a black screen, then another, and then another... etc.

if you guys can help, that would be awesome and greatly appreciated!

thanks :]

A:random black screen while gaming on my laptop

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

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/257004/random-black-screen-while-gaming-on-my-laptop/
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I run vista bit and here are my system specs ------------------ System screen laptop but black still Random running? Information ------------------ Time of this report Machine name PC Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium Build Service Pack vistasp gdr - Language English Regional Setting English System Manufacturer Gateway System Model P- FX BIOS Ver PARTTBL Processor Intel R Core TM Duo CPU T GHz CPUs GHz Memory MB RAM Page File MB used MB available Windows Dir C Windows DirectX Random black screen but laptop still running? Version DirectX DX Setup Parameters Not found DxDiag Version bit Unicode --------------- Display Devices --------------- Card name NVIDIA GeForce M GTS Manufacturer NVIDIA Chip type GeForce M GTS DAC type Integrated RAMDAC may aswell get Random black screen but laptop still running? to the point now pretty much my laptop can randomly whenever it feels like just stop working the screen will go black the lights on it will stay on eg battery light wireless light etc and sometimes the sound Random black screen but laptop still running? will stop working and get stuck and start looping like a broken cd or sometimes it will just keep on going fine here's a link to another forum post - Event Kernel Power crashes - Tech Support Forum in that forum post is a lot of information and has alot of things i've tried but none have helped it contains screen shots mini dump attachments and so on im pretty much at the verge of taking it into somewhere to see if someone could help but i'm giving it a last ditch effort online to see if anyone can help thank you for reading and if you can help me you have no idea how grateful i would be

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A:New laptop crashes to black screen at random intervals

skylakeissues Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!First off, you should NOT be installing drivers from Intel on your new laptop; instead, you should have kept the drivers that were preinstalled. Second, while this PC is still under warranty, you should contact HP Customer Support directly to have them put you in touch with HP Technical Support to see what they can do about diagnosing and repairing your machine remotely.  They will probably have you reinstall the HP drivers, or do that for you.I did this recently and the HP Tech was able to remotely access my PC from the Internet and do the needed repairs.If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!Good Luck

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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

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:Help: Random Black Login Screen, Google link 'Jump' & Random Freezes.

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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.

I would start with checking temps of the machine from boot until issues to see if you can rule that out
You could run furmark or similar to stress test the gfx and/or uninstall-reinstall gfx drivers or roll back to an older driver although if the machine was black screening during installation ie outside of windows environment then it wont be drivers and is more likely to be a hardware issue

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May be worth manually getting a msinfo32 file from your machine and uploading to us to have a look we may be able to get some info from this
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A:black screen at random

Sounds like a heat issue. Have you opened the case and checked the fans lately?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/black-screen-at-random.971485/
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A:random black screen

Start by trying another monitor. If it still happens, then try a different video card. Most likely it's one of those two. Maybe your video card is overheating... Try lowering your refresh rate as well. To do that, right click on the desktop, go to properties, then settings..then advanced, then monitor. try that for now.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/random-black-screen.116720/
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A:Random Black Screen

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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okay, so let's go down to business.

Specs?


symptoms.
random black screen.
black screen seems to be most prominent when changing tabs (tasks in the task bar)
in browsers
when then display goes back, there are black rectangles in some parts of the screen.
fails to respond (no signal) in monitor (not a monitor problem, checked.)
sometimes when reboot, the wallpaper is black.
when there is no signal (monitor) the light of the Unit is still on, but all USB devices are off (my mouse dies O.e)

please help. much appreciated. >:D

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.

You could also try lowering your graphics acceleration. Right click on your desktop, go to Properties>>Settings>>Advanced>>Troubleshoot.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/random-black-screen-589346.html
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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
Corsair 2x2GB 1600Mhz XMS3
Asus P8Z68-V Last Bios
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Never OC

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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.

D/L and run Hardware Monitor do something intense like a virus scan or gaming for a bit, Alt+Tab back to HWM expand all the trees and use the Win7 snipping tool to grab a screen shot of the HWM window, post the screen shot using the paperclip button in the advanced message box(Go Advanced button).

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A:Random Black Screen

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

Are there any DMP files in \Windows\Minidump? If so, can you please move them to another location on your system, zip them up, and upload here.

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A:Random Black Screen During WoW

what are the specs on your notebook?
 

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Hi This is my first post I apologise if I make any mistakes I have been experiencing random black screens occurring This can happen any time from right after I press the power-on button before after POST before after windows loading screen sometimes even shortly after [SOLVED] Screen Random Black I have successfully logged into my windows account My current solution to this is to continuously restart the computer till the black screen does not appear Before this problem started sometimes my computer would black out if too many programs were running Sometimes it would recover sometimes I would have to restart the computer I have tried to plug in and out the gfx card power connections however the problem is not resolved Could I ask where is the source of the problem [SOLVED] Random Black Screen and what method should be used in fixing it Your assistance would be greatly appreciated Here are some details This computer was self-assembled Windows XP Version SP AMD Athlon [SOLVED] Random Black Screen Processor GHZ NVDIA GeForce GT

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.
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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?
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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 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 BSOD and black screen.

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

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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 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, 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 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:Random black screen on boot

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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: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
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Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
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BCP2: FFFFF88012205D1C
BCP3: FFFFFFFFC000009A
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
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A:Random Black Screen (Power saving)

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A:Random black screen while playing Games

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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.
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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 on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

The power supply could be a bit weak. Did you build this PC yourself?
 

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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: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.
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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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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]

Dollars to doughnuts, that's the problem. Your 550 Ti only required a [email protected]

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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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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: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.
Then select "Show hidden devices" and scroll down to the Non-Plug and Play Drivers section.
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 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:Lenovo Y50-70 black screen at random times

My screen also blacks out sometimes at random times, restart or close and open it up again helps. Do you also get those flashes/blinks? Unfortunatelly, I don't know how to fix that.

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started experiencing the black screen of death randomly yesterday. safe mode was always ok.  (only thing new yesterday was installed a tplink wieless usb which i have now removed).
 
i thought it was fine this afternoon but when i close the laptop and try to get back in from sleep mode it goes all black.
 
Have run malewarebytes-all clean
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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?
 
In any case...IMO, a black screen is likely to be a hardware problem and running any application isn't going to address that.
 
Is This your system?
 
Did you try to boot into safe mode?
 
Louis

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A:Random black screen while playing Games

Try another video card
 

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A:Random Black Screen Freeze, not after login

I would first do a system file check.

System Files - SFC Command
Tutorial thanks to Brink

Then you can view any error messages and see what they mean from this Microsoft site.

How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program generates in Windows Vista

If errors are found run the test again as it sometimes takes about 3 passes to get it all fixed. Sometimes even that fails to repair it but post back with results and we will take it from there.

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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:HP Laptop blue screen crash now black screen with blinking cursor

sounds like a bug -click report and ask to move to malware forum
 

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A:laptop screen goes black when i restart, and screen wont wake up after it turns off

Boot the computer and press F8 in the Advanced Boot menu choose Last Known Good Configuration.
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A:Laptop screen goes black on startup, have to turn laptop ON twice for it to boot up s

If it's still under warranty, call Dell. The unit or parts might be covered for replacement.

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A:PC freeze, black screen and sound skipping at random

There are no dump files in your .zip folder. Can you please follow these instructions on how to configure dump files. Can you also disable automatic restart, just follow the tutorial and you will see a tick box saying "Automatically Restart" untick it.

Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Can you then enable Driver Verifier by following these instructions as it will help determine if there are bad drivers installed.

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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)
8e2a0000 8e2c... Read more

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A:Random Computer Freeze - Black screen - Restart

Update regarding memory testing. Just finished 10+ h of Memtest86 with 0 errors. Should I run it more ?

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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



Hard to diagnose from a single minidump but it appears to be an attempt by your vga driver to write to read only memory ( a no-no). I would reinstall both your video driver and dcheck to see if there is a newer BIOS to flash.

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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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A:Random crashes (black screen can't alt+tab) when playing games

Usually when we see these issues only happening when gaming it predominately points to a driver issue. Go to your laptop's website, find your exact model and update the latest video drivers avaliable.
 

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

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A:Warcraft 3: Reign Of Fire, Random Black Screen

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A:Random Black Screen while playing SWTOR, Watching YouTube Etc

Welcome .

What you're experiencing is called a TDR (Timeout Detection & Recovery) and its not a real crash
in the sense that something wrong occurred in the Kernel.







  
Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen


"Display driver xxxxx stopped responding and was recovered"

Timeout Detection & Recovery (TDR) = "Display Driver Stopped Responding and was Recovered" is a useful feature that started in Vista and is also in W7 that allows the OS to try and recover from a video timeout so that the system does not crash to a bluescreen. Symptoms included a screen flash with the TDR message appearing one or more times or the screen blinking out to black. If the system cannot recover it will crash (Stop Error 116 typical). The issue is that the video card is not responding as expected.
.
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.
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There are numerous reports of hardware solutions to TDR's. The most common are:
Poor Cooling
Problems with the power supply
Overclocking Issues
Bad System memory or incorrect memory timings
Defective PC Components



More details HERE, please read.
Using automated driver installers is a bad idea as they tend to install broken drivers
and generally not recommended at all.

Properly installing the drivers:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Arc


Install the 314.22 WHQL only.

Uninstall All nvidia items in Control Panel > Programs and features3D Vision Control Driver
3D Vision Driver
Graphics Driver
HD Audio Driver
PhysX
nvidia Update
(Are you using nvidia chipset drivers? If so, dont uninstall anything other than those are listed).
Now follow Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling
Boot normally now. Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, Download 314.22 WHQL. While installing, Select Custom (Advanced) install. In the next page, follow this settings:



Testing the RAM:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77


Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+:RAM - Test with Memtest86+


   Tip
Pay close attention to part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"
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When done with the testing procedure take a picture and upload it here.

Let us know!

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A:Random vertical lines when computer is booting, the screen goes black.

danthebest said:


Hello there, when I was playing on a game on Windows Xp (World of Warcraft) the screen froze and vertical lines appeared all over the screen. Then turned off after about 2 minutes. So I thought, "It must be overheated." So I left it for about half an hour, and turned it on. It's a hp computer so it said hp somthing somthing, there then was a black screen with a flashing _ . Then it went to Windows Xp loading screen as usual, but this time I noticed there were some lines going though the words "Windows Xp" after it'd finished loading the screen went black and nothing happned. However, the tower was still on. I also checked that there was no loose cabels, etc. All was fine. I left it and tried it this morning, still the same issue. I've read of simmilar cases on the internet like mine, and heard it could possibly be the video card, or just simply the monitor. Any help? I'm pondering what to do now.Click to expand...
Inexpensive option - borrow a monitor to eliminate yours from your enquiries. Don't even think about a graphics card man enough to handle WoW until you're sure that's the problem.

 

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