For the last couple of days for no apparent reason the screen does black. The power is still on but it flashes up Analogue/digital as though it is looking for a signal. The computer is still on. If I manually turn it off, it starts up OK and is usually fine after that. This morning I got the blue screen telling me one or more of the drives needs to be checked for consistency. This check suggests every is OK. I have re seated the graphics card and both memory modules, but it still continues to do it. Any suggestions would really be appreciated.
I am afraid that was my conclusion but before replacing it I thought I would seek views from the forum. My wife's computer has a Nvidia card similar to mine so I may swap them over and see what happens
I haven't had time to change the card yet. I am just hoping it is nothing to do with recent windows updates. They certain caused me problems with my Belkin wireless connection which sometimes takes ages to connect.
When the monitor is turned on it tries to find any signal either analogue or digital so I suspect that is why it flashes from one to the other. I have just downloaded the latest drivers for the Nvidia card and so far everything seems to be working fine(fingers crossed. I will leave the tread open for a while in case someone else has a view on the problem)