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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by greatbear, Sep 27, 2003.

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  1. greatbear

    greatbear Thread Starter

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    perhaps two or three times a week i swith on the comp xp home edition packard bell

    and the monitor doies nt click on and stays dark

    i give the comp time to boot up and then switch it off

    i turn it on again and the screen always clicks back on

    i don t know what i d do if it did nt..............

    is it a problem to do with radeon ve or something

    should i just leave well alone... ?

    thanks for any advice .............. pete
     
  2. Davey7549

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    It is possible your Video card is acting up since the Auto-On sequence is very early in the Pre-Post process of your Computer. It also could be the Monitor itself.
    My system does that occasionally maybe once per month.
    Since your system is quite often I would suggest trying to turn the Monitor on prior to starting the boot sequence of the computer and see if that circumvents the problem.

    Does your system respond to a control,alt,delete command when this happens? Mine does and the monitor starts and windows loads to sign in screen but my mouse is inoperative then consequently I am forced to reset and run through scandisk.

    Dave
     
  3. greatbear

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    i often press the tv out button and watch my computor on tv maybe this is part of the problem

    someone suggested i get new driver s for radeon ve

    but maybe i should leave well alone and put up with it
    thanks for help............ pete
     
  4. Davey7549

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    Possibly could be the problem. It is up to you whether you download latest drivers or live with the anomaly. Sometimes it is better to leave well enough alone!;)

    Dave
     
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