Desktop screen always goes black...
This has been a problem ever since I first got this tower. It's an HP pavillion, less than a year old, with a Pentium 4 processor, Windows Xp, and runs on integrated graphics.
Whenever I leave an application, like a game, that runs in full screen mode, the desktop always goes completely black, except for the mouse cursor. I found that I can make the desktop come back by hitting the sleep button, and making the computer go to standby, then turning it back on...but, there's another problem...when I do that, within a few minutes of coming out of standby, my wireless adapter (A Netgear MA111) will suddenly lose my connection, thus forcing me to reboot in order to get it back.
I'm not sure what to do, short of getting a new video card, which I'd have no idea how to install...I hear there's a program out there that makes everything run in a window, but I've yet to find such a thing.
Could anyone give me some advice?