Monitor goes black, and unable to restore active desktop

Was working on my desktop (windows xp) and the screen went black. Tried to get it back on, restart, on/off button, finally could see white background, with icons, but soon it just went black. Tried to restore active desktop-no result.
Got it back on, using on/off button, started Norten full system scan. Screen is black, but computer is running.
Really need some help!
steve
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  1. albany said:
    Was working on my desktop (windows xp) and the screen went black. Tried to get it back on, restart, on/off button, finally could see white background, with icons, but soon it just went black. Tried to restore active desktop-no result.
    Got it back on, using on/off button, started Norten full system scan. Screen is black, but computer is running.
    Really need some help!
    steve


    Had a similar problem with my system. I replaced the computers power supply and its been fine ever since. Swap it with another if you have an old one around or borrow the supply from a friends computer to test and see if it fixes your problem before replacing it.
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