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Wasn't sure where to post this but ok. Since a couple of weeks 2 computers in our household are showing the same symptom. The systems will get a black screen at the exact same moment, and then Windows 7 reverts to Windows 7 "basic" mode. After a couple of minutes "aero" mode will kick back in.

Is this due to a power shortage and what can be done to fix it?
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Never heard of this before. Doesn't sound like a power issue.

Are the systems networked? Run MBAM, might be some malware on there doing things behind the scenes are part of a botnet, and the GUI changes are accidental side-effects.
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Never heard of this before. Doesn't sound like a power issue.

Are the systems networked? Run MBAM, might be some malware on there doing things behind the scenes are part of a botnet, and the GUI changes are accidental side-effects.
Both systems are running MSE, but I'll try Malwarebytes to double check. Not sure if my girlfriend downloaded anything odd. But still, it's kind of creepy that the systems are doing it at the exact same moment.
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Ran a full system scan on both systems, came out clean. So what else could it possibly be?

Side-question: is the Antec High Current 400w a good PSU?
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post #5 of 12
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Ran a full system scan on both systems, came out clean. So what else could it possibly be?

Side-question: is the Antec High Current 400w a good PSU?
Yes, but the NeoECO 400C has virtually the same guts for cheaper.
post #6 of 12
I'm also having this issue on my netbook I think. I'll be working away, the screen will flash black for a second, then the theme will switch to that light blue/default colour, then, just like you, will jump back to the black a few minutes later.

For me this happens while running on battery or plugged in. Using Win7 Ultimate x64.
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post #7 of 12
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Yes, but the NeoECO 400C has virtually the same guts for cheaper.
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I'm also having this issue on my netbook I think. I'll be working away, the screen will flash black for a second, then the theme will switch to that light blue/default colour, then, just like you, will jump back to the black a few minutes later.

For me this happens while running on battery or plugged in. Using Win7 Ultimate x64.
Yeah, sounds like the same issue. Only for me it happened to 2 systems at the same time. Coincidence?
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post #8 of 12
Something to do with an update, or native MS process maybe? What about video drivers, do they have the same brand gpu's ati or nvidia?

Pretty strange, kind of sounds like some program is running that disables desktop compression. I had to enable that for one of my games, basically turns off Aero. It's in the properties of the exe or icon.
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Thanks



Yeah, sounds like the same issue. Only for me it happened to 2 systems at the same time. Coincidence?
Yeah, that is weird.

I don't think it is a power supply issue as I have a battery and it still happens, and AFAIK batteries don't really experience spontaneous voltage drops like a PSU might.

EDIT: What's up with the Livestrong/Syrillian avatars I'm seeing more and more of. Is he alright?
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy View Post
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Yeah, sounds like the same issue. Only for me it happened to 2 systems at the same time. Coincidence?
Happend to my laptop sometimes, fixed it with some program called:
Mats_Run.aero.exe from microsoft O_O

After i upgraded my gfx drivers it never happend again.
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