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Screen goes blank over and over - need help


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rhymin

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I just recently got a SSD that I was going to install instead of my 7200 rpm WD HDD. I have ran into so many problems. I tried to format my WD HDD and it got to 2% and the screen went blank. Now when I restart my PC, the screen just goes blank after a few minutes. I can't get to the windows 7 repair or install. It even goes blank in the bios settings after a few minutes. I am so stumped I'm about to go crazy, I need my PC for schoolwork. Has anyone experienced the screen going blank every few minutes after it restarts? I would be able to reinstall windows or fix it if it didn't go blank. It is Windows 7 64-bit

Edited by rhymin, 24 January 2012 - 03:24 PM.

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About how much use of the pc can you get before this happens? Does it happen when you do a certain action on the pc or is it just random? Could you please post system specs and what model of the monitor your using? Also, have you tried using the monitor with another system, and when the screen goes black, does the monitor do anything? (flashing light, increased heat etc.)
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I just recently got a SSD that I was going to install instead of my 7200 rpm WD HDD. I have ran into so many problems. I tried to format my WD HDD and it got to 2% and the screen went blank.

did you open the case to connect up the SSD..
tell us everything you did...if you leave out anything it may keep us from figuring out what went wrong
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Figured it out.

The problem was that one of my video cards (I have 2) was bad. I took the top one out and put the bottom one in the main slot and it stopped going blank.

I think my graphix card is still under warranty so it should be a free fix.

Thanks for your time.
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if all listed below aren't followed the SSD they will wear out faster and be slower

move your documents folder to the hard drive

create a new downloads folder on the hard drive and set all your browsers to download to it


Disabling the page file or Moving the page file from your SSD to a storage hard drive

turn off Hibernation SuperFetch and Defrag
You can disable hibernate by running the command from the Command Prompt:

powercfg /hibernate off


Make sure that TRIM is enabled

if you've already migrated to an SSD, you might not have realized that you're sacrificing performance with misaligned partitions. A regular hard drive usually starts its first partition after 63 empty blocks, while SSDs require 64 blocks of data for optimal performance. This means that sometimes, if your SSD was formatted by something other than Windows' installer, it can be aligned incorrectly and will transfer data much slower than intended


To see if your partitions are aligned correctly, hit the Start menu and type in msinfo32. Enter Msinfo32 and go to Components ... Storage ... Disks. Look for your SSD on the list and find the "Partition Starting Offset" item. If this number is divisible by 4096 (that is, if dividing it by 4096 equals a whole number and not a decimal), your partition is correctly aligned. If not, you need to realign it.

you can't assume windows did it right...it only did 3 out of 4 SSD's on my system
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