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EGD Eric

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I've been getting this problem, shortly after reformatting a week ago. Every few minutes, my screen will go off for just a second or two, as if it were about to go into a screensaver. But I know its not the screen-saver, because every time I've noticed it happening, I've either been typing or moving the mouse. Nevertheless, I turned off the screen-saver just to be sure. It still happens. I've ran 2 different virus scans (AVG secure & Trojan hunter) and they didn't find anything.

I did notice something called: Nvcpl in msconfig. I googled it and found a site that said that this is probably malware. I have plenty of things in startup though called Nv something, and they're supposed to be responsible for Nvidia graphics stuff.

Maybe someone's heard of this specific problem before? I've used some of those virus scan programs, like Trojan hunter and AVG free edition, and they didn't find anything. I've never had this kind of problem right after a reformat before!
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If you have any reason to believe that you have a malware infection, you need to post your HijackThis logfile in our Malware section ASAP. For instructions on how to create your logfile, please see the instructions pinned inside the forum.
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for my two cents
you may want to make sure that your video card is seated correctly (unless it's onboard) and that the fan is clean..you may also want to update the drivers for it, or uninstall the old drivers (with drivercleanerpro) and then install the new drivers.

nvcpl is generally the nvidia control panel (the little icon that shows up in the taskbar that let's you controll the graphics settings)
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