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grovecity123

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When I turn on my computer my desktop goes into a horizontal hold problem and the monitor cuts off. I can't click on anything or do anything but turn the computer off and try again. Usually the same things happens again. I didn't use the computer for two days and was able to get on so I ran a virus scan. Nothing was detected but I swear it must be a virus. Is it the pc tower, the monitor, or a virus that's causing the problem and how can I fix it since I can't click on anything?
 
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So it worked and you ran a virus scan..... why can't you click on anything?

CRT or LCD monitor?
How old is the monitor?
Have you tried a different monitor?
Meanwhile, i'll try and think of more questions about your monitor....... :)
 

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What I'm saying is the problem comes and goes. I'm having the problem right now and I have a feeling it may be here to stay now. I held down F8 when I rebooted but with the screen rolling like a slot machine and then cutting off I can't even get to safe mode. Is there a way to do a system restore if your monitor won't work right (assuming it's not the monitor's fault)? I don't want to buy a new monitor until I try a system restore. I think it's a CRT and it is older than the tower, maybe seven years old. It seemed to work like new until this happened.
 

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Oh yeah, can I use one of my laptops to act like a monitor? I was going to try a tv but I don't think I have the right plug-ins to do it.
 
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grovecity123 said:
I think it's a CRT and it is older than the tower, maybe seven years old.......
Yeah, that's kind of what I assumed.
Could very well be the end of the road for that old soldier.

As I said, try a different monitor on your system if you can and also try your monitor on a problem-free system if available, to verify the problem.

The monitor may be fixable.
See if you can get a free diagnosis somewhere, but obviously don't spend any more that say a fifth of the price of a new monitor on a repair (a new monitor is a much better investment unless it's a simple and obvious fault).


(No, you can't use a laptop as a monitor unfortunately)
 
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