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Laptop screen failure; random colors followed by black screen

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

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

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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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When I start windows normally, it get color distortion like this http://puu.sh/NXuz
And then it black screens. In safe mode everything is okay. The things that use same resources http://puu.sh/NXtn
Here is cbs log ( i can't read it)
http://www.mediafire.com/?6hrb8t0qhkdmbbr

Thanks for any help
I repeat, in safe mode it works normal, so i suspect driver clash.
 

A:Windows 7 Colors distortion and black screen upon welcome screen (pictures and logs)

Update or reinstall the video drivers.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-colors-distortion-and-black-screen-upon-welcome-screen-pictures-and-logs.1063554/
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A:Black screen after boot logo, after a random display drive failure

First try running Memtest86+: This runs from a boot disk or CD and should eliminate or confirm if your one or more of your memory sticks are bad.

Let it run for about 20 passes (An ideal test would be about an hour), if no errors by then your ram is OK.

Download the bootable .ISO from here: http://www.memtest.org/

How to create a bootable CD: How to Create a Boot Disk With Imgburn | eHow

Let me know if the software shows up with any errors. Please take a picture of it.

---------------

Next: Download Seagate Tools for DOS from here: SeaTools for DOS | Seagate

Once downloaded on another PC burn the software to a bootable CD.

Then on the broken PC boot to the Seagate Tools and run the short test.

If any errors take a picture and reply with the pictures.

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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: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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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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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: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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A:Random colors on screen?

Does this happen on other browsers (Firefox, Chrome etc?) Try updating the video driver at Lenovo's Download Driver site for your make and model.

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A:The dark colors/backgrounds on my screen are pitch black!

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A:Laptop screen gives weird colors

Its either something has come loose in the screen such as a connector or cable or the video or graphics card has problems.Or its just very possible the screen itself is going because the inverter or backlights are wearing out.
 

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A:Laptop screen flashes colors

That sounds a bit like either the video cable is badly connected or the graphics chip is suffering from the well known "ball grid array" problem.
 

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A:Laptop Screen Messed Up Colors

Hi,

You say the screenshots like fine when viewed on a working PC, so I would make the assumption that the fault is with the LCD screen itself. If it is actually faulty then your only real choices is to replace the LCD or use an external monitor. Replacing the LCD can be expensive and if it is a particularly old laptop it probably isn't a worthwhile financial option.
 

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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 with Vista has black screen after loading screen

Hi Hackrtanman,

firstly welcome to the forums

Can you post detailed specs of your system.

And can you try to boot into safemode and disable the video card drivers on the system from Device Manager and then restart the system and check.

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A:Laptop screen damaged.....black screen at boot

Normally there's a Altfunction+key that switches the desktop from the LCD to a external monitor.. Look around on the top row of keys for a monitor symbol, then use the alternate function key with that key to switch to the monitor.
 

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A:Laptop/Video Help - Drivers & weird colors over screen

Nobody can offer any help?
Anyone atleast know how to install my video drivers without windows installing its own first?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-video-help-drivers-weird-colors-over-screen.593045/
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A:Laptop freezes or screen goes checkered with multiple colors

Help!!! Please

Any help on this would be much appreciated. Don't know if there's anyone about that is any good at reading minidump files? Thanks.
 

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A:Questions about laptop screen appearance (colors & jittery)

Could be caused by a number of things

Have you checked for updates for your Video Card on the Manufactures site

What Model Compaq is it.

And what resolution have you got it set at?
 

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HERE

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A:Screen Failure & Startup power failure. After 30 seconds laptop powers off

That doesn't sound too healthy!

How old is the laptop? If it is under warranty I would get it checked that way.

My initial thought, although not a certainty, would be a problem with the graphics card itself from your description.
 

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to add I do briefly see the login screen before it goes black. It is actually managing to connect, the error I mentioned is something like "the 2 systems were unable to connect in the time slot alloted".

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I will put the specs of dads computer up tomorrow

~Fastboy42~

A:Black Screen.Graphics Card Failure?

Make sure you update the graphic card drivers from the venders site, if you dont know then i can show you where.

Next click the link on my sig and do everything there then reboot. If the problem still exists then go into the bios and set the display to onboard graphics, boot then shutdown the pc and remove the graphics card. Then boot up and see if the problem still happens. If you need help with the BIOS settings then just ask.

NOTE: if you dont have onboard graphics you'll need another graphics card which you can put in instead of the one your using

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A:Black screen, crashing, video driver failure

Having 10 GB of RAM means there's at least one mismatched stick. I know that some computers will rebel with mismatched RAM. One easy thing you can try is to remove the mismatched stick and see if there's any improvement.
 

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All help is appreciated, Thanks for reading.

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A:Driver failure on boot causing black screen

Hello and welcome Dig03 yep some system specs would be handy System Info - See Your System Specs

Run these in safe mode

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html


Could you also run Speccy and let us know what the temps are too? Speccy - Download < download from piriform.

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A:Windows 7 ASUS i5 HD failure and Black Screen of Death

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A:Windows XP Pro Failure to Boot Black screen no cursor

The NTFS file system may be corrupt/damaged.  AFAIK, the only way to repair it (not files) is to reformat/repartition/reinstall.  I am not saying that's your problem, just one of the possibilities.
 
Me...I would check the functional status of the original hard drive...a clone of a troubled drive/partition...IME, it's garbage in, garbage out.
 
Louis

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A:XP Boot Failure Black Screen w/White Cursor

Hi,
I'm SteinPooch.
Okay, so you said you replaced the HDD, and then took the OS Image and put it on the new HDD? As you said, you had no problems there. It sounds like you may have a virus, or you MIGHT need to re-install your OS. I would suggest putting this in the Am I Infected? Forum, as you MIGHT have a virus. And if you find that you don't, please don't hesitate to PM me. I will respond as soon as possible.

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A:Catastrophic failure msg during System Restore attempt now black screen

"Holding down F8 during the entire boot process would not boot to Safe Mode"
 
Don't hold down the F8 key, just tap it once a second or so. You may have to try this several times because the process is finicky.

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A:Black screen and constant reboot - hard drive failure?

Sounds like the hard drive could potentially be corrupted, if that is the case, my advice is to plug the hard drive into another computer and backup your personal data, and then do a fresh install on the hard drive. If that doesn't work, then the hard drive has most likely failed.

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A:Sudden start-up failure. Black screen, flashing cursor only

Worth a look, Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503.I'd try the fixmbr command from XP Recovery Console.How to Create a Bootable XP Recovery Console CD - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/276527/how-to-create-a-bootable-xp-recovery-console-cd/Louis

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A:Win8 Login failure: black screen after typing password

Have a look at these, Windows 8 Forums - Search Results

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A:Failure to enter Standby or Hibernation, stops at black screen

Try changing this registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\reliability
setting TimeStampInterval to 0.

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A:Black screen diskette drive 0 seek failure... SATA 0, 1, 2, 3 etc

This is caused by the CMOS battery on the motherboard being dead, and everytime you restart your computer or turning it off, you lose the settings in bios. Corrective action, replace the battery. It is a silver coin shaped battery about the size of a quarter. it should be a CR2032 battery and they can be purchased for about $3 at Walmart, or about $5 at Radio Shack. Or if you have a local Computer Shop in your area they wuld have them, most major stores that would sell Electronics should have them.
 

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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.

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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

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.
 

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A:Random Black Screen During WoW

what are the specs on your notebook?
 

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A:black screen at random

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

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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
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In games i get black screen, without sound loop or anything similar
just black screen and the system freeze, the fans still spinning
the only way to back in windows is shutdown the computer, reset do nothing

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
Western Digital 500GB Sata3 16MB
Coolerasterm GX650w

Never OC

Software installed

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

also i check the event log and all errors are "Kernel Power 41 (63)"

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:Windows 7 restore after hard drive failure, black screen after boot.

FWIW:  Actually, I think QB stores all customer data online from what I've seen...the customers seem to only have the program and some shell files but I believe the actual data is at the QB site.  See Online Backups .
 
As to your video issues...I would do the normal test of first replacing current monitor with a different one.  If that one reflects nothing visual, then you know that the problem is the system, not the monitor.
 
Louis

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A:Potential issue with motherboard -- failure to boot, black screen on setup

It may very well be the motherboard or even the power supply... SLI setups require a lot of power
 

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A:Black start up screen with mouse - Happened after a windows restore failure

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

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any ideas??
 

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Hi
 
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 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.
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A:[SOLVED] Random Black Screen

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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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Or is it showing the video that you know should be there?
Please post the video that the machine uses and or the PB model.

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Hi everyone I am having a non-fatal yet excruciatingly irritating problem with my dad s desktop PC Lately when the PC is booted up the screen will often not start up i e It displays quot No cable detected quot and then the green light turns orange and screen then goes totally blank It seems to have popped out of nowhere I thought that it might have been the Screen. Random Solved: Please Bootup Black Help! new sound card Asus Xonar Essense STX that we installed a few weeks ago causing the problem but if it was that then I would have had this problem earlier and the sound card is functioning fine I suspect that the graphics card is for some reason not being detected Solved: Random Bootup Black Screen. Please Help! and loaded at boot by the BIOS all of a sudden as I can click around randomly after computer starts up properly and can login to Windows with no display still so I think Solved: Random Bootup Black Screen. Please Help! that rules out CPU and RAM If the computer starts up properly screen works then everything works I can play Call of Duty World at War with most settings at full and no problem with the graphics card when running It isn t just the graphics card s DVI port as it also happens with VGA I m pretty sure it s not the monitor Proline MON LCD that s the problem I can actually get the computer to start up properly right at the start if i press the reset button on the computer while it is booting up if I have no screen signal but that s probably not healthy for the PC I don t really know where to go from here I m no expert on computer hardware Any help would be highly appreciated Thanks System Info ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack v bit Processor Intel R Pentium R Dual CPU E GHz x Family Model Stepping Processor Count RAM Mb Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GT Mb Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co Ltd G M-ES C x x Antivirus avast Antivirus Updated Yes On-Demand Scanner Enabled ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ nbsp