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Monitor blacks out intermittently

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Rocks911, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Rocks911

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    I have an older XP machine and the screen has an annoying habit of going blank/black occasionally. At startup in the morning it seems the worst and I was thinking I have a hardware issue but one behavior indicates otherwise. If I am at a very dark site, that is a site whos content is dark gray or some similar dark color my monitor goes crazy blinking on and off.
    I updated my video card driver some time ago and might need to do that again but I find the whole topic kinda off-putting as I dont understand the process well and I'm afraid of messing up and not having a screen at all. I dont know why updating the video card has to be more difficult than other automated updates.
    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
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    Thanks anyways, I got the help I needed at Techsupport forum.
     

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