Black Screen Of Death?

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Hey guys, I just got a new computer for Christmas, and it's a really good one with a Core 2 Duo Processor and 2 GB ram. But for some reason every time I start Counter-Strike the menu-screen goes black . I can Join a server out of game, but the loading screen Is also black, so I Have no idea if I'm downloading a huge map with a ton of stuff in it. Also, if I manage to get into a game by clicking randomly in the black menu screen or joining out of CS:S then the ceiling in game is all messed up. It starts twitching and its all chopped up. So if there is anything I can do to fix this, please respond ASAP. Thank you.

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  • 11y
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    Try chasnging some of your video settings. Or restart steam.
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    Try reinstalling the game, and updating video drivers.
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    This used to happen to me all the time
    it sucked
    not sure what causes it
    it just happened every now and then
    really sucked
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    What I believe what you should do is:

    - Check for any updates for the video card. Actually check for any updates.

    - Check your settings on the game.

    - Or just report this to a person who has a better understanding about computers than I do.
    Hope that helps :[.
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    The problem sounds like your screens maximum refresh rate is to low for your G/Card, i had the same problem a while back with my pc, everytime i played css the screen would go blank, i could hear everything and it was connecting to servers but the screen was always blank. i cured it buy buying a new 17" flat screen. is it onli css thts not working, or are you having the same problem with other games?
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    This happened to my friend, check on steam
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