Windows 7 Blacking out


New Member
So At random times my computer screen will turn black and i cant DO ANYTHING :confused:

And when i go to hold the power button it only need 1 click on it

Please help this has cost me 1 project (unsaved) and alot of damaged data:(


New Member

Could your computer, by chance, be going into Power Save or Stand By mode?

Have you checked your power settings?


Essential Member
Also, check to make sure you have the lastest driver updates for your graphics card and your chipset, check your manufacturers website. If there's no Windows 7 drivers for your model, use Windows Vista ones.


New Member
Under power options -- what do you see? You should see "plans" and "change plan settings." If you select "change plan settings" for the plan you are on, you will see additional information as far as standby, display dim, hard drive shut off, etc.

Does this help?