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HI the problem i am having is my computer monitor will just randomly and seemingly for no reason just go black then say dmps off mode or something close to that, and then you cant do anything unless you turn the whole computer off and then back on. i am using windows xp sp2 and aol 9.0 security edition.

hi my computer monitor will just randomly go black and you cant get it to do anything. the lights on the tower are still on and it sounds like it is running but you have to turn the whole computer off and back on again to be able to do anything???? also occasionally there is a wierd clicking sort of noise ?????
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop

Where is the clicking from?

Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on the right for display / video adapter

Look at the manufacturer’s site for the suitable drivers for your Operating System

If you are unable to find them, please post the make and model here before you download anything

Please set a system restore point before you install anything
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