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Blank Screen on fresh startup

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Hi,

I've recently begun to experiencie an issue with my computer when I first turn it on at the start of the day or after a period of being turned off, my computer gets past the windows logo, startup sound plays/ skype login sound plays. but the screen appears to be blank but i can still work the mouse/keyboard to open up programs.

Then followed by a restart, everything works fine. the screen gets past the windows page and everything appears to be working fine until i leave it off for a period of time.

This is only a recent problem
- Ive updated my drivers and checked to see if the cables are secure

My specs are
Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit
Intel Core i5 2500k - overclocked at @4.5
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (Has inbuilt graphics)
2x Dell U2412M
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
119 SSD - Which windows is installed on.

Thanks for your help, in advance!
sorry if this was posted in the wrong section, i wasnt too sure where to put this.
post #2 of 3
    It is a problem with the video card / video driver.  I have experienced this every once in a while on my computer using an older desktop (non gaming) nVidia video card.

    I don't really have a solution, but you shouldn't have to restart your computer.  When it is at the desktop (or login screen, if you have a password) try pressing the sleep (standby) button on your keyboard (or computer, if it has one).  After the computer goes to sleep, wake it back up.  That has always reset the video card for me, and it's sure faster than rebooting!

    I hope that helps, and perhaps somebody will have a real solution after hearing that it is video card related! thumb.gif

    P.S. Is the monitor "on" or is it sleeping, with no signal?  If it's on, does your mouse cursor display just fine when you've got the black screen, or is it totally black?  Also, if you turn out the lights and look closely, is the desktop showing very, very dim, or not at all?
My desktop PC
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K Gigabyte P67A-D3-B3 NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS  1x Corsair 8 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Kingston SV300S3 WesternDigital WD10EZEX Samsung HD154UI Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Daewoo L947BK Gateway FPD1530 HTK-2001 Dynex DX-400WPS 
MouseAudio
Kensington K72400 Realtek ALC889 
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My desktop PC
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K Gigabyte P67A-D3-B3 NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS  1x Corsair 8 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Kingston SV300S3 WesternDigital WD10EZEX Samsung HD154UI Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Daewoo L947BK Gateway FPD1530 HTK-2001 Dynex DX-400WPS 
MouseAudio
Kensington K72400 Realtek ALC889 
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post #3 of 3
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The monitor goes into sleeping more, i think the destop isnt showing at all
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