Monitor shutting off for no reason?!?

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snarfblast

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Very rough specs: AMD 1.8 GHZ processor, 512 MB RAM, WinXP, 80 GB and 6 GB drives, circa 2003 Biostar board (don't remember the model) etc etc.

The monitor is an old beige Dell. I started the machine up after having been in storage for about a month. For some reason, after the initial Windows loading screen, the monitor shuts itself off and won't display anything further. Funny thing, I let the machine boot and get into Windows, then Start-Up-Enter-Right-Enter and shut the machine down that way. So obviously Windows is functioning just fine.

I rebooted, started in Safe Mode, and the monitor worked, displayed safe mode just fine.

I tried reloading the display driver but that stalled . . . . :mad::mad:

Any ideas on what I need to do?

Thanks much.
 
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try uninstalling the driver from safe mode, and then restart normally.

My guess is that either there is a driver problem, or the resolution the system is currently running at is too high for the monitor.
 
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