Power Save Mode Lockout

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Massling

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Recently bought 4 months ago a card from Dell. It was an ATI Radeon x1600 512 MB card. Friend of mine who owns the exact same PC brand bought the very same card shortly after I did.

Problem is we both had this same odd power save mode problem occur recently and now I cannot do anything with my PC. Upon boot up of the computer there is no start up screen and the computer monitor power button is blinking off and on with a green light. When I check the status it says " the monitor is in power save mode, activate the computer to remove it". I can hear fans inside my computer being louder than usual ( not sure if its the video card fan or other).

Problem is the computer isnt responding, no light on the mouse or anything. Only thing I see is a green light on the towers power light but no activity lights at all. On the back of the computer I have a,b,c,d lights, the A and C are yellow which means the system detects it as a video card problem. I just find it a little odd that both of our original cards burnt out at the same time, and now these cards die out at the same time.

I am wondering if it has something to do with mcafee, because we recently both installed a new version of mcafee and we had no problems with the card until AFTER we installed this protection.

I have tried reseating the card and nothing, I have reconnected all cables and nothing as well. I can put in my old card that originally burnt out before I bought this one and it atleast has a picture.

System specs from memory
Dell Dimension XPS 3.0 gig
1.5 gig ram
ATI x1600 512 MB AGP 4x/8x
Intel Pentium 4
I had Mcafee with updates installed
Windows XP home edition.
 

MysticEyes

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Shutdown your computer and remove the CMOS battery for a few minutes. See if you can now boot, then go shut off the monitor power saving feature.
 

Massling

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Previous to this I had set all my power save options to never, both monitor and hard disks.
 
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