Monitor & Sound Blackout problem
Sometimes when I'm using my computer (happens mostly when I play a game), my monitor will turn completely black and the light will turn orange (like it's in sleep mode). The sound will also stop so I can't tell if anything is still going on in Windows. My computer is still on though. The lights are on, the fans are on, and my case temp isn't that high (29-30 celsius).
I only have one clue as to what's causing this. I've recently upgraded my graphics card drivers but I'm not sure if it's been happening right after that. That was maybe a month or two ago. This blackout problem has been happening for a couple of weeks now.
I've had this computer as is since 2003:
Windows XP Pro
AMD Athlon XP 2100+
Creative SB Audigy LS
NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti 4600
my monitor is a 19" Dell P990.