Screen goes blank momentarily.

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Peter Jason, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Peter Jason

    Peter Jason Guest

    Some times when I'm using the computer the screen goes black (like
    when turned off) for about 3 seconds and then comes back on by itself.

    This has been happening for weeks now and happens about twice/day.

    The closest error message I can find in Windows7 Computer Management
    is:

    ***
    Activation context generation failed for "c:\program files\microsoft
    security client\MSESysprep.dll".Error in manifest or policy file
    "c:\program files\microsoft security client\MSESysprep.dll" on line
    10. The element imaging appears as a child of element
    urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1^assembly which is not supported by
    this version of Windows.
    ***

    though this is about ten minutes before the event.


    Incidentally, how does one use the "Performance Monitor" in Computer
    Management. All there is is a blank chart? Can this be used to give
    a bar chart of errant events?

    Peter
     
    Peter Jason, Nov 16, 2011
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  2. On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:52:24 +1100, Peter Jason wrote:

    > Incidentally, how does one use the "Performance Monitor" in Computer
    > Management. All there is is a blank chart? Can this be used to give
    > a bar chart of errant events?


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    Gene E. Bloch, Nov 16, 2011
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  3. Peter Jason

    charlie Guest

    On 11/16/2011 5:52 PM, Peter Jason wrote:
    > Some times when I'm using the computer the screen goes black (like
    > when turned off) for about 3 seconds and then comes back on by itself.
    >
    > This has been happening for weeks now and happens about twice/day.
    >
    > The closest error message I can find in Windows7 Computer Management
    > is:
    >
    > ***
    > Activation context generation failed for "c:\program files\microsoft
    > security client\MSESysprep.dll".Error in manifest or policy file
    > "c:\program files\microsoft security client\MSESysprep.dll" on line
    > 10. The element imaging appears as a child of element
    > urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1^assembly which is not supported by
    > this version of Windows.
    > ***
    >
    > though this is about ten minutes before the event.
    >
    >
    > Incidentally, how does one use the "Performance Monitor" in Computer
    > Management. All there is is a blank chart? Can this be used to give
    > a bar chart of errant events?
    >
    > Peter
    >


    Some video cards and driver versions may be involved (ATI/AMD, NVIDIA).
    In previous versions of the drivers, there may have been errors logged
    that basically said that the video card/driver combination did not
    respond within a time limit. The usual applications were game related,
    with complex graphics and high speed changes, such as "first person
    shooters", with often four core CPUs.
     
    charlie, Nov 17, 2011
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