I wonder if anyone can help with my dad's old PC that runs on XP. It probably has things out of date on like drivers out of date I assume. So basically, for years now he's put up with this problem. When doing certain things the computer suddenly freezes then the monitor goes black and it says it's entering power saving mode. So the monitor goes off like when you switch it off. If you try and switch the monitor back on it won't get out of power saving mode so You have to turn the Pc off using the button on the tower and wait for it to all load up fresh.
I have noticed it do this a lot when He opens his stupid old AOL browser. He insits on keeping that old hunk of junk on there and only using that. I put firefox on for him but he doesn't like it. I also noticed it happen when I downloaded Superantispyware and tried to install it. Then I got it installed but then it did it again when I tried to update it. I finally did get it updated in the end. It just happens randomly. The computer freezes then the monitor goes into power saving mode.
Like I said I doubt anything is up to date. dad doesn't bother with things like that. I'll use that speccy and post back.