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My Dell desktop only boots when monitor is unplugged

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  1. Madilee

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    My Dell desktop only boots when monitor is unplugged. Then I plug in monitor and use the computer. The monitor has an adaptor. I replaced adaptor, but it still only boots when monitor is unplugged.
     
  2. plodr

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    Explain what you mean by adapter. We aren't there to see how you plug the monitor to the computer.

    So you boot the computer, and after you "hear" it booted up, then you plug in the monitor to see the display?
     
  3. Madilee

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    The end of the monitor cord won't fit into my dell xps desktop, so it needs an adaptor to make it fit. Not sure what it's called. I think the adaptor makes it a VGA. Yes, I turn on the computer, wait maybe five minutes to make sure it has booted and loaded Windows 10, then I plug in the monitor to see the screen.
     
  4. plodr

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    Post the exact model of Dell xps desktop computer. We need that to determine what ports it has.
    Post the exact model of monitor so we can see what ports it has.
     
  5. Madilee

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    My computer is Dell XPS 8700 Desktop; my monitor is NEC MultiSync XV17. I suspect my problem may lie with the monitor. It is 24 years old.
     
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    If that 17" CRT monitor is 24 years old, you should get rid of it.
    You can buy a 22" LCD monitor very cheap, and you will be much happier because of its much larger display and much lighter weight.
    HERE are 2 refurbished Dell-branded 22" models you might consider.
    Both have a standard 15-pin VGA connector like what you've probably been using.

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  7. Madilee

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    That's what I thought. I'm looking for a photo editing monitor, which the NEC is.
     
  8. Madilee

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    Even so, you have no idea why the monitor won't come on unless I boot up first?
     
  9. plodr

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    There is no such thing. The photo editing depends on the hardware in the computer not what monitor is plugged into the computer.
     
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    I am talking about a monitor that will display the color I will see when I print. I understand about the graphics card in my computer.
    Any idea why my computer won't load windows when I have the monitor plugged in?
     
  11. plodr

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    No but then I haven't used a CRT in over a decade.
     
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