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Display driver crashing

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Kirk1589, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Jan 20, 2013 at 9:16 PM
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    Kirk1589

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    This happens randomly, As for example I'll be on TW and streaming music and the screen goes black then everything comes back. When it's back everything is fine and normal till it happens again. I don't know anything about computers so hopefully one can assist me.
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  2. Jan 20, 2013 at 9:56 PM
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    BuckNakedBooda

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    Two things:

    See if you can update the video driver for your Window PC

    or

    Check the power settings for your PC

    Go to CONTROL PANEL and POWER OPTIONS and check either when to turn off your display

    You may want to try to figure out how long your screen will go BLANK after it recovers...
     
  3. Jan 20, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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    what kind of computer is it?
     
  4. Jan 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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    It will go blank for no more than 2 seconds then then recover
     
  5. Jan 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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    DELL INSPIRATION 1545
    Original OS was Vista Ultimate
    now Windows 7 Ultimate
     
  6. Jan 20, 2013 at 10:03 PM
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    That looks like windows 7, why a Vista driver? Try to update your display driver via the manufacturers website.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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    It is 7. Had vista. how do i do that? i know nothing
     
  8. Jan 20, 2013 at 10:06 PM
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    i had this problem with my XPS laptop too.. you need to upgrade the dell video drivers, AND the NVDIA drivers if you have the NVDIA videocard. its easy. hold on ill post a link to the support site..

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19?c=us&s=dhs&cs=19&l=en'

    go there, put your service tag in, it should be on a sticker on the bottom the laptop, labeled service tag. then once you enter it, go to drivers, and download the video driver for it/install it.
     
  9. Jan 20, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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    Assuming you have on board graphics, if it's Dell try their website. You could also grab the driver from Intel.

    Do you have any windows updates available? Sometimes they can show up in there as well.

    Also, look under Display Settings > Advanced Settings > Properties > Driver .. then click "update driver" see if it finds an update there.
     
  10. Jan 20, 2013 at 10:10 PM
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  11. Jan 20, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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  12. Jan 20, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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    i think i just found it?
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  13. Jan 20, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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  14. Jan 20, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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    I would grab all of those except the last 2 (unless you want them) were you able to see a driver update available from the display settings?

    My directions were from Vista, below is a video from youtube for 7..

    Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCpUC33pVXQ
     
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