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First ever black screen...panic


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wasilla

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:) I was moving a ton of photos around on my computer today and suddenly got a black screen then my system (XP) immediately restarted itself. Everything seems to be working well, but I'm nervous as heck about it. Is this black screen a sign of horrors to come? HP tech help tells me it's normal, but in the five years I've had this computer, I've never had it happen and it just doesn't seem right. Any words of encouragement or words of warning out there?? Thank you!!! :)
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Your ram may be going..
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how big were the picture files?
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Hi wasilla,

It could be anything, from bad graphics card drivers to PSU to a slight power glitch... I wouldn't worry about it right now.
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how big were the picture files?


The whole file was 500 MB and I was trying to transfer it onto a CD. My computer has always worked faultlessly, so this black screen thing has really thrown me.

When I got the black screen, my computer turned off and restarted itself. Compaq tech help is trying to get me to disable the auto restart, but I can't get them to explain why that would be a good thing. Any thoughts?
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