Why does my display go blank moments after starting up Windows?

If your system remains on, but the display goes blank moments after starting up, this may indicate a video card related problem.

In the case of GeForce 9 series cards, this is likely caused by insufficient power. Double-check the power connections to the video card to be sure they are secure (more info here). If you are using a UPS device, bypass the power from the battery backup and connect directly to a power strip or wall outlet.

In earlier GPUs, the cause may more commonly be overheating. Check the fan function and monitor the temperature of the GPU. Precision by EVGA is a utility that you can use to monitor GPU temperature and control fan speeds.