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nidokn

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my friend has pentium3 with win2k it runs quite well while he doing some office work or any normal browsing, but when he connects Internet after 10 or 15 minutes Monitor becomes Blank n doesn't show any alternat option then he restart it again, these r his words i'm not sure whats reason behind it, any useful help will be appreciated. thanks
 
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Perhaps the PC itself is dying?

When it happens next, try tapping the caps Lock key and seeing if the Caps light goes On and Off each tap.

Thats a reasonable indication that the PC itself is still running.

If the light does not go on and off each tap of the key, its a good indication that the problem is within the PC and not the monitor or video card.
 
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Has your friend installed an app which offers power-saving features, or something similar recently? If he isn't sure, tell him to look through Add/Remove Software, and see if anything rings a bell... It could be a feature of a monitor driver, or just about anything... You didn't tell us which OS he's using...

If nothing jumps out at him, tell him to try these steps:

Right-click the Desktop, choose Properties, then find the Screensaver settings, and see if the monitor power scheme is set to shut the monitor off after a certain amount of time. This SHOULDN'T happen while he is browsing the net, but you never know.

If the monitor is set to turn off, change the setting to NEVER, and click on OK until you get back to the Desktop.

Then, reboot the system, enter the CMOS Setup program (usually by pressing the DEL key during POST), and check the Power Management settings, to be sure the monitor is not timing out because of a setting there.

Save the settings when you exit the CMOS, and allow the system to reboot into Windows. Then, try to duplicate the problem; if it happens again, let us know; someone else might have another suggestion after you've ruled out the settings I've mentioned as possible culprits.
 
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