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Old 01-25-2007, 08:22 PM   #1
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Okay - where do I begin!? First off - hello! I'm new. Yup, first post - and it will be a doozy! Heres my problem...

When I open a video file, or certain games - my computer goes nuts. I can see the monitor resolution change to that of the game, then the CPU usage of that game goes to 100% and the screen starts to flash between the game resolution and a blank black screen!!!

If I kill the program - everything goes back to normal. It only does this when I try to play a movie file or some games.

Also, every once in a while - while my computer is booting up - it will stop at a black screen for about 5 minutes, then continue to startup normally. I can't tell anything that might cause these long startups...

Any help would be greatly appreciated - If you need me to post logs from any programs, just tell me what and I'll get on it!

THanks so much!!!
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Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name DESKTOP (desktop)
User Name User

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3200+
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-K8U-939 (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset ULi/ALi M1689, AMD Hammer
System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award Modular (12/01/05)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT (128 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (15452824)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter C-Media CMI8738/C3DX Audio Device
Audio Adapter ULi/ALi M5455 AC'97 Audio Controller

Storage:
IDE Controller ALi M5229 PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller MagicISO SCSI Host Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller SCSI/RAID Host Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive WDC WD360GD-00FLC0 (36 GB, 10000 RPM, SATA)
Disk Drive AFT SD PRO-9XP USB Device
Disk Drive AFT CF PRO-9XP USB Device (1953 MB, USB)
Disk Drive AFT SM PRO-9XP USB Device
Disk Drive AFT MS PRO-9XP USB Device
Disk Drive SAMSUNG SP4002H (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive WDC WD2500KS-00MJB0 (232 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive KV1459O GTG100C SCSI CdRom Device
Optical Drive MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
Optical Drive SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616E (16x/48x DVD-ROM)
Optical Drive TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182D
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 35291 MB (13832 MB free)
F: (NTFS) 38193 MB (33534 MB free)
G: (NTFS) 80003 MB (71598 MB free)
H: (NTFS) 158469 MB (140251 MB free)
Total Size 304.6 GB (253.1 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Mouse HID-compliant G5 Laser Mouse

Network:
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (192.168.1.101)

Peripherals:
Printer Auto Dell Photo AIO Printer 924 on HOLLYSLAPTOP
Printer Dell Photo AIO Printer 924
Printer Send To OneNote 2007
USB1 Controller ULi/ALi M5237 USB Open Host Controller
USB1 Controller ULi/ALi M5237 USB Open Host Controller
USB1 Controller ULi/ALi M5237 USB Open Host Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB2 Controller ULi/ALi M5273 USB 2.0 Host Controller
USB2 Controller VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
USB Device AuthenTec AES3500 TruePrint Sensor
USB Device Dell Photo AIO Printer 924
USB Device Generic USB Hub
USB Device Generic USB Hub
USB Device USB Audio Device
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
USB Device USB Printing Support
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:46 AM   #2
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What power supply is installed and what cooling fans do you have?
Please check your device manager for any yellow conflict alerts, as you have a busy box there.
control panel>system>hardware>device manager
click "view" then click "show hidden devices"
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Thanks for the reply! I have a 480 watt Demon power supply (I'd hoped it would be enough! And a TON of fans - 7 on the case, I on the processor, and one on the power supply.

In my device manager, I have one alert. It is under the "other devices" section and it is called "Multimedia Audio Controller" I never paid it any mind as my audio work fine, both thru speakers and headphones via USB.

Hope this info helps - if you need anything else just ask! And thank you so much for helping me out - my brain hurts!!!

-Brandon
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your problem sounds like similar if not the same as someone i know. with theres sometimes tv or videos dont show they go black. with theres however the screen flickers for a few seconds to a blank black screen as you said. also how it takes a while to load up same thing with this persons. i would say the booting up problem hasn't got nothing to do with viruses or programs but damage to hardware possibly. it could be something with power supply or overheating espeicially with the computer usage high. i find it strange how your problem is so similar.
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Anyway-

You need to remove the alert, do you have your motherboard disk for when you reboot and xp asks for the driver?

Please use the calculator in my sig and add 30% plus to the total load. That particular supply might be 65% or less efficient at stress level. [ not good ]
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I don't have any discs available for my motherboard. Is the file I need available online?

Also, I did the calculator and it said I should use a 300 watt ps
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Any other ideas?

I really need to get this problem fixed - it makes my computer almost unbearable!

If you need any other information, please ask. Thanks!
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Hmm... stiiiiiiill having this problem... any ideas??? Anybody?!
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i dont know if you still look at this thread. the computer i knew having these flashing problems i dont know how to fix. it was fixed by a relative that came. i wasn't present at the time but i think he made the screen to think it is 2 monitors instead of 1. this fixed the problem.
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