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Black display after idle (random)

  1. #1

    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1

    Black display after idle (random)

    Sometimes I come back to my PC after a while, turn on my monitor and my screen is black even though my monitor is getting the power. I press everything, move my mouse nothing happens. My computer is powered on and it not in sleep state.

    I made sure I have the high performance setting in the power options and even double checked to turn off options like 'turn off display' and 'sleep'.

    Not sure why it happens and happens so randomly. I have searched similar threads here, but couldn't find a proper solution to this. The only thing i can do is a hard reset.

    My specs (everything including the bios is updated)

    MSI Z87 G 43 Gaming motherboard
    Core i5 4670
    Sapphire TriX R9 290 OC
    8GB RAM
    Win 8.1

    Help would be really appreciated, thank you

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  2. #2

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Sounds like it could be the ACPI or chipset drivers. Have you tried re-installing them?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1

    I know i have the latest chipset drivers, not sure about ACPI. Let me check with that and let you know, thanks.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1

    my SATA ACHI driver is out of date, tells me to buy it to download it.
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