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Monitor Preventing Boot

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SummermoonUK, Jan 26, 2010.

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  1. SummermoonUK

    SummermoonUK Thread Starter

    Jan 26, 2010

    Problem is that the Monitor is preventing my PC from booting!!!

    From cold start the PC stops mid boot at "Check VRAM" on the LCD Poster, even a reset will not clear it. However if I unplug the DVI cable from the monitor and reset the PC but not plug the monitor in the PC will boot and go into windows. I know this because I can then plug the same monitor in and its working fine!!!! until it either goes to sleep or is shut down and then the same thing happens again.

    I'm on the third monitor now. If I plug another monitor in I have no problems at all, shut down fine restarts fine. Ive tried different DVI cables and different GFX cards.

    I just don't understand what or where the problem lies.

    It can't be drivers because those aren't even loaded at the time the PC stops.

    I've re-flashed the BIOS till Im sure its near its end life.

    Ive had the motherboard RMA's with no problems, the memory been upgraded and passed memtest86+ over 24hrs

    Ive run 3DMArk06 40 times and no lockups BSOD etc.,

    PSU is 1200Watts and I have swapped that out for another 900Watt unit.

    Any suggestions would be gratefully rec'd


    PC Specs below

    CPU: E8600 3.33Ghz
    Mem: 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2 800
    MB: Asus Striker 2 Formula (Bios 2201)
    GFX: Zotac Amp! Edition 8800GT 512mb x 2 (SLi)
    OS: Win7 64bit Professional Retail
    Mon: AMW X2210WPS 22" 1680 x 1050 60Mhz
    Cooling: 4x 120mm fans,
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