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Monitor does not come on after boot or restart

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by johnnieq, Jan 28, 2003.

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  1. johnnieq

    johnnieq Thread Starter

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    Running WinXP Pro on a new AMD Athlon 2100+ system.

    Have a 19" monitor.

    When you start up the system you see the normal startup displays and just before you hear the Windows start tune the screen goes blank. Turn the monitor off and back on & everything is fine. It also happens on a restart.

    Any suggestions on what could be wrong?

    :(
     
  2. JSanguancheu

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    Hmm.. So Windows loads up, the monitor goes blank and when you turn the monitor off and on again, it works? interesting..

    Perhaps you need an updated monitor driver?

    Check the monitor cable? Any bent pins, loose connections?
     
  3. Westwood

    Westwood

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    i sometimes have the same prob... if you reboot its ok... no idea what causes it.. i got a feeling it was due to the ram not being in properly so sometimes it just wasnt booting properly.. since i reseated ram i have not had the prob and comp has not randomly rebooted.
     
  4. johnnieq

    johnnieq Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys, I'll try your suggestions & let you know what happens.

    Westwood, seems we have very similar systems.

    Gigabyte motherboard
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+
    512MB DDR PC2100 RAM
    40GB HD
    NVIDIA GeForce4 MX440
    Windows XP Pro

    KDS 19" monitor
     
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