Why does my screen flash black when I’m in the middle of doing anything?

by on December 10, 2010

Q: Why does my screen flash black when I’m in the middle of doing anything? It just started doing this a few days ago. I restarted it & put it in safe mode & ran complete security check, but the problem still exists.


One Response to “Why does my screen flash black when I’m in the middle of doing anything?”
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    Generally this means there is a problem with either your monitor or your video card. First check and make sure the video cable going from your computer to your monitor isn’t loose.

    Also, make sure your video card drivers are up to date. If you are running Windows 7, use Windows Update to find the drivers. Otherwise go to the video card or PC manufacturers website.

    From here, I’d suggest trying a different monitor as it might be defective. If switching monitors doesn’t help, try swapping out to a different video card.