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occassionally monitor screen stays black on boot up.

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  1. GEOFF

    GEOFF Thread Starter

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    On my pentium 4 PC running windows XP Home, very occassionally on boot up, the monitor remains black. If I restart the computer using re-set or by holding the on/off button and then shutting down and then re starting, it boots up fine and the monitor displays clearly. This happens about once every few weeks. Is it nothing or an indication of a problem somewhere. Otherwise the system runs fast and trouble free and is watched over by Norton anti virus, Spywareblaster, Ad-Aware and Spybot. I run disc cleanup and defrag regularly. I am a little suspicious of the video card, but really not sure at all.
    Thanks,
    G
     
  2. MysticEyes

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    Well a first step might be to power down and reseat the vid card and your monitor connection, could be a bit of corrosion.
     
  3. GEOFF

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    Will do that.
    thanks.
    G
     
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