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Just had a black screen crash, where do I go to see what caused it?

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It happened when I started to play a flash video, so it's most likely video related.
Is it event viewer?
Where specifically in it?
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Open Event Viewer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Event Viewer.* Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Here's another way to open Event Viewer: Click the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the Search box, type Event Viewer, and then, in the list of results, double-click Event Viewer.

here is an explanation of what you will see
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...s-Event-Viewer

try in application or system events.
just look for any red x or yellow question marks that match the time of the crash.

hope this helps
Edited by j.col - 6/15/10 at 2:19pm
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