Screen Goes Black When Playing Games

August 4, 2009 at 19:15:32
Specs: Windows Vista
Hey I've been having a problem playing games on my computer ever since I first bought it. What happens about 50-65% of the time is that when I double click on the game to open it when I get to the splash screen the screen just goes black and stays there and and I cant use Alt F4, ctrl alt del, windows key to get out and I'm forced to close the computer via power button. Sometimes the screen just goes into power saving mode instead of just staying black or just turns blue and has white lines coming down from the top and the computer just freezes. But about 45% of the time I can play games perfectly fine on my computer the hard part is just getting past the splash screen. Also when I play games like soldierfront which requires the screen to go black several times when you play it like when a match begin hat what was mentioned before will occur. I'd appreciate any help you guys can give me. I've updated my computer to Windows Vista SP2, updated all my drivers, etc. My graphics card is ATI Radeon HD 3650

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August 4, 2009 at 20:07:42
See event log but I doubt it will show. Might have to setup dump logs and read them. Sounds like a hard crash. Might have to setup perfmon on remote system and run log to see what might be going on.

Monitor temps maybe?

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, Make an autorun.inf folder on all usb drives.

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August 5, 2009 at 17:49:03
Wait can you teach me how to do all those thing you wanted me to do? I don't think it's because of monitor temp because it happens in the winter too when my house isn't that warm.

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