My PC Screen Fades To A Snow White And Keeps Freezing Up
May 14, 2010
I went to load my computer last night and my computer wouldn't load. It said there was a problem and recommended a system repair. I did this and it then went to another screen saying it needed to check the c drive to make sure that it was consitent with the other drivers. When that was complete i could then enter my password and log in. When i did that i went to the internet then my screen started to fade to a snow white screen. My PC then froze. I switched it off and went throught the same process as above. This time i started to do a virus scan on my pc and halfway through the scan my pc froze again and couldn't complete the scan.
I've only just noticed... Since my fresh install of Vista x64, it won't go to sleep anymore. I've tried the Fn shortcut, and clicking Sleep from the Start Menu. When I try to put it to sleep, the screen fades to black (as usual) then after a while, it pops back on to my logon/unlock screen (I have it set to require a password after resuming). It's as though the computer goes to sleep for no time at all, then wakes up almost instantly. It might be something to do with the one missing driver that I can't seem to get hold of (Toshiba don't do x64 for my computer ), the "Firmware Linkage Driver" or something.
For some reason when i am using my computer a white screen comes up and can not figure out why its diong that it just started diong this very confused. i always have to go down to the bottom and right click to show desk top but then when i go in to anything the white screen comes back its wierd
I recently updated my Vista, using the normal windows update. This made my WHOLE operating system go completely retarded, but once I used safe mode a couple of times it sorted out. I recently installed Ubuntu, so I can dual-boot my laptop. Now, all of a sudden after the Ubuntu install, my windows vista is broken!! I get to the log in screen, and i log in as normal, and then i get to my desktop - which is just a blank white screen with my curser on it. I can press CTRL-ALT-DEL, and i can log off and shut down, but I can not use task manager, and it gives me an error message saying something like 'it can not run' or something.
i have found over the past few weeks my system has been locking up in the first 10 minutes or so. All i get is a whit screen and a constant freeze out that is not resolved by ctrl alt del. I have taken the following actions
1. took side off case and removed any dust which was minimal 2. cleaned down heatsink 3. removed plug in Graphics card as i noticed it was very hot (GF8400GS) 4. reinstalled Vista ultimate from scratch 5. left the system running with the side off
alas it is still crashing in the first few minutes or wehn i try to install anything. The system is currently clean with just the install software given it crashes as soon as i try to do anything. It is 8 months old and in very good condition. I am at an absolute loss as to what could be. As stated before i cannot run for more than a few minutes so am struggling to do anything with the system....
when I try to start up my computer (hp - with vista), it goes straight to a black screen with a white arrow curser (which I can move around). The screen saver will come on after a few minutes, but when I touch a key, I get back to the same blank screen. Alt-Ctrl-Del does nothing. I have tried rebooting in safe mode, and I still end up with the blank screen. I do not have have the Windows CD (pre-installed when I bought it), and my CD drive is not working anyways (been broken for a few weeks).
When I update and require restart. When the laptop turns on and I just saw blue screen with white letters. I had to reformatted and everything is fine. This morning, I had problem again. I can't type anything. When I press "F" and the program is open. When I press "M" and the internet is minimize, ETC.
I bought an Asus G50-VT with Vista pre-installed. There was some sort of glitch while I was overnighting the download of a long file. Anyway I wound up at what I can only say was the blue screen of death except now it's white. It told me that Windows could not restart and I should insert my installation disk to repair a busted file which it also named. Looked and I had no installation disk, indeed I did not have any Windows disks at all included with the machine. I called Asus Tech Support. They told me that Microsoft no longer lets OEMs ship the windows disks. Although there were two disks called "recovery disks" the TS person said my only option was to hold down f9 to rebootr and WIPE THE DISK AND REINSTALL WINDOWS! So I lost all my data and have spent all morning recovering.
Was Asus right? You do not get install disks anymore even though a system message tells you to insert it? I only have a few days in which I could return this computer. Do other manufacturers like Sony or Hewlett Packard supply Windows Vista installtion disks with their machines? Or is Asus right? If it is just Asus that does not do this I feel I need to return this right away.
my computer showing white screen. I maybe turn it on and a few minutes later it's completely white. Sometimes it showes first stripes, black and white. I've googled it but not found much so I went here to ask. For about 2 months ago I had problem with BSOD but re-installed Vista and it was OK. My computer is Packard Bell SB87 (something like that, not sure) and with Vista Home Premium.
I have new computer, but about two week after purchase this problem started. The screen freezes with a Yellow and white checkard effect, then goes black. The computer is still running but not the screen. The only thing to do it hold the on off button on the tower and reboot. This happened a few times, and I was going to contact my supplier. Then it stopped for about two weeks. But it has just happened again?
At times i get a blue scree, this is after my pc locks up, i then get the blue screen. I only get the blue screen after it freezes, i can leave pc unattended for maybe 5 min. sometimes 20 before it freezes. No program running other than IE, Webroot & Trend A/V. I then have to reboot pc, i do have limwire installed, i've been told that could be the cause, i thought about a restore before i installed limewire but if so don't i have to d/l, install all Windows updates?
I have vista home premium The first time i turn on my comp each day vista freezes on desktop screen. I reboot and it fine. I looked in event viewer and the error which is happening when it freezes is to do with ACPI
Error message:IRQARB: ACPI BIOS does not contain an IRQ for the device in PCI slot 7, function 0. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance. IRQARB: ACPI BIOS does not contain an IRQ for the device in PCI slot 6, function 0.
Also not too good with technical things (typical woman I know) I'm using Vista home premium and when using my computer if regularly stops responding and the screen fades can't do anything until it 'wakes' would anyone be able to tell me what the problem could be
firstly, apologies for not so great english and especially for not being very computer savvy. my issue is that the audio fades in and out of hp pavilion a6010n desktop pc, windows vista home premium, sp1, 32-bit os. i always use headphones plugged directly into the front of the tower, and my lcd monitor has built-in panel speakers. this problem has been constant since i purchased the pc in august of 2007, but will resolve itself periodically sometimes for a few weeks or even a few months.
i have noticed that it most often happens upon start up and even often affects the boot up windows noises. then, if i open windows media player or anything else with audio (Internet videos, yahoo! news videos, etc.) the sound in my headphones will fade in and out from one ear to the other - usually (but not always) it is the left ear that loses audio, but lately both have done this. this will happen immediately after starting up, then usually reslove itself after anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour - then all will work well again...........
so on almost EVERY game I play, when I start it up, black screen, (Which isnt that much of a problem, i mean starting a game can take a long time.) and I enjoy it. I need to do something, check something, or do anything non game wise, I have to minimize. Well, here is where I get frustrated. I alt+tab, alt+delete, anything, even open up task manager, I get either a black screen, or a frozen screen (depending on the game) for about 30 seconds. Nothing I can do. After it is done pissing me off, my computer goes to desktop, or whatever, and then its fine. I go back to the game? Another freeze. I am running a Vista Home Premium x64 dell computer, with intel quad core, and nVidia Geforce 9800 GTX+ graphics card. (Im not exactly sure on how to fill out specs, so feel free to ask for anything you might need to know)
I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced these annoying freezes that occur randomly in Vista 64. It can happen while I'm playing a game, it can happen while I'm browsing firefox etc. I freeze up about 4 times a day and the only solution is a hard restart.
It is beyond me, I have the video card drivers up to snuff, all updates are installed, virus scanners/spyware scanners, video card isn't overheating, CPU idles at 33 loads at 42. I'll describe the problem a little better other than to just say it's freezing. When the freeze occurs, the entire screen stops moving, I cannot move my mouse, all sound stops working, and if there was a sound playing, it will get mutilated into a nasty buzz.
I've recently installed an update for my computer - vista SP1, and after installing my icons (such as internet explorer, itunes, the sims) have been replaced with smaller white icons on top. (The icons which usually appear when a file cannot open - ie unrecognised). Is there a way to remove these smaller white icons? or should i just uninstalling vista SP1 altogether (will this be bad for the computer?)
On any application, when I save for the first time, or save as, the window opens to select where to save (documents, usually) but the cursor becomes a little white circle and if I click in the window, it says not responding at the top. The only recourse it to stop it either from task manager or repeatedly clicking the close icon. Vista 64 Home Premium SP1 Intel Core duo E750, Nvidia Geforce 8800 4 gig ram.
I run Vista Ult. When printing Color pictures from Windows Live Photo Gallery folder using HP DeskJet 990cxi I can see picture in color fine, but when I click "Print" the picture changes into black&white - and I cannot get printed picture in color. Any idea what I could've done wrong?
there's a really old thread about this already. But it didn't solve my problem. When I boot vista, a little white square appears in the upper left corner. It's not my wallpaper. On the old thread they have resolved the problem as being an ATI GPU Driver problem, and the update fixed it. But here's my problem, I don't have an ATI GPU. When I right click the little white sqaure I can open up its properties, and in the properties it has a name of some website. Shortly after I even read it a "close program" window comes up. I click on close and the sqaure dissapears until the next time I boot. Leaving the white square on just messes with whatever programs Im running. For example: If im watching a movie in full-screen, it will randomly just exit out of full screen. It doesnt do that once the white sqaure is off.
I have a HP4650 that is connected to a PC running Windows XP-SP3. I am printing from a laptop running Windows Vista Business 64. I am using the "HP PCL5 Universal Print Driver" (I have the same results if I use the "HP PCL6 Universal Print Driver"). These are the drivers for Vista 64 from HP's website. The printer is connected to the Vista laptop as a local printer, using a local port similar to '\officedellHP4650'(file://\officedellHP4650). (If I don't use the local port approach, printing is extremely slow... 3+ minutes to display the printer's Properties dialog)
When I print from any program on the Vista laptop, even the Test Page from Properties, the printing is in black and white (no color). When I print from the computer that is connected directly to the printer, or from any other computer on the network, the printout is in color. Note that the color option **is** enabled in the printer's Properties on the Vista computer. I have unloaded and reloaded the drivers repeatedly.
I have a HP Deskjet 935C printer which has always worked fine in both Black and White print and in Color. Today I wanted to print a color document and it always shows in the preview as a black and white document (which it is not). It also prints it as Black and White. Yet , I checked all on the printer and it is set for Best quality Color and I just cannot figure out why the preview shows it always in black and white. I have a newer Epson and it shows and prints it fine in color. So the document is OK. It is something on the HP printer, but I cannot figure what.
Not terribly important (I can liev with black & white icons), but annoyance indeed and only started recently. It does NOT affect WindowsExplorer/Filemanager icons for folders, files, etc. Those have been and are fine 100%. Just the mouse right-click, now shows weird black&white icons, icons themselves are OK, colors are not. Difficult to see quickly what to click as I used to know by color what is what. For example right-click on empty space in Windows Explorer and select "new text Document" - the icon for it is a very bleak, black & whit eone. Use to be vivid greenish/bluish.
The windows photo gallery in vista 32 has suddenly developed a weird problem. Thumbnails look exactly as expected but as soon as they're opened in the gallery viewer the main image displays in black and white with terrible vertical banding while the thumbnail in the upper right still shows perfect color. Properties show them as uncalibrated. This is happening on every image in my picture folder and sub folders. By the way the images look perfect in Photoshop elements 7 regardless of where they're seen, organizer, editor etc. This is only affecting the on screen larger view display in windows photo gallery.
I noticed that the past few days that when I boot up my computer my icons appear and then all flash to white pieces of paper once then go back to normal. I was wondering what was causing this, and is it normal?
For some unknown reason, my desktop icons have white boxes infront of the Icons. I've searched and I havent found any fixes (or similar problems). The first pic is normal size, the second is with larger icons, so you can tell the Normal Icon is behind the white box.
My PC and graphics card have a hook-up and I have the cable to, that is white. What is this cord?? I cant use it, it just says no signal if its hooked up. What im trying to do is have 2 monitors hooked up, my grahics card has the regular VGA cable I guess, and this white port, which I dont understand and doesnt work anyway.
When I open a folder of files anywhere in Vista Ultimate, the file icons appear all white (blank) with the file name underneath. If I switch the View to medium or extra large file icons they appear normal and when I switch the view back to large, they again appear normal. However, after a few minutes, when I open the same folder, they are again all white (blank).