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Digital monitor goes blank on startup

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jmc, Jul 15, 2006.

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  1. jmc

    jmc Thread Starter

    Oct 6, 2002
    On the computer in my .sig, I've added a brand new Samsung SyncMaster 204B. Love it, blows my old (literally) monitor away. I've connected it to the 'puter thru the monitor and video card's digital ports.

    Drivers are loaded, is recognized in WindowsXP, I even loaded the software that came with it, and of course I've checked connections (both the cable and the video card), but the problem remains: When the system is cold booted, the screen goes blank partway through XP's boot. The boot is still going, I can hear the HD chugging. I've simply been waiting till the HD slows to a stop, then popping the reset button. The system then fires up fine. I did not have this problem with the old monitor, which had only an analog connection.

    No, I haven't tried hooking the 'puter up to the analog port to see if it happens there too. I wanted to find out if this is a known problem with digital video before I do that.

    Anyway, any thoughts?
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