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October 20th, 2012, 15:04
Well, I am ussually able to solve PC errors but this one is kind of obscure in windows 7.

Suddenly the screen goes black and computer stays on this happens completely randomly.. only error in event log is ProtectorA failed, I can only find one entry on google for this related to a bug in windows 7 if you enable autohide taskbar, but I have that disabled.

If I run in linux or protected mode of windows 7 system is extremly stable. So I suspect it is not a hardware problem. Anyone have any ideas except a full windows reinstall which takes a lot of time?

I did try to update my graphics card driver, which made the problem a bit worse, so it might be related to Nvidia drivers somehow. After the screen goes black PC stays on but does not respond to any commands.

Help and ideas appriciated.
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