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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by olryst, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. olryst

    olryst Thread Starter

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    I am trying to install windows on my computer and every time it reboots itself the monitor goes into standby and wont come back on, can someone tell me how to stop it doing this plz.
     
  2. randyrayd

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    I'm confused (again). If you are trying to install windows(which one?) on your computer, what operating system do you now have? Did you format? I'm confused but think you need a boot disk to get to DOS first, then you can install windows.

    A little more info would be helpful.

    Randall
     
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    Sorry about the double post. On another board I frequent, I use the back arrow after posting to get back to the board. When I do that here, I double post. I'll try to be more careful.

    Randall
     
  4. n2gun

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    Are you using a boot disk? What version of windows are you trying to install? Was the monitor working just prior to trying to install? Did you unhook the monitor recently?
     
  5. olryst

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    Im using a boot disk,
    im installing windows 98 se,
    the monitor is working,
    and im using it on a new computer.
    It goes on to power save mode or something is there some keys you can press or something like that to make it come back on.
     
  6. randyrayd

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    You may want to try another boot disk. If you formatted, there is nothing on the hard drive to activate a power save mode. There is nothing there period until you power up with the boot disk and that will install a DOS program on command.

    Sorry I could not be of more help.

    Randall
     
  7. n2gun

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    If you don't have a another boot disk you can download one at the link below. Download to your desktop and after it is downloaded place a blank floppy in your a: drive and click on the download and follow instructions. I would get the windows 98 se oem version.

    http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
     
  8. olryst

    olryst Thread Starter

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    I have a boot disk and i can start installing windows ok but when
    it has to restart my monitor goes into standby or power save mode whatever, and it wont come back on until i turn the pc off and back on witch mucks up the windows installation
     
  9. JSanguancheu

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    In your BIOS, under Advanced BIOS Features.. is APIC enabled? Try disabling it. Advanced Power Controls..some cards and Win 9x/ME don't like it on.
     
  10. olryst

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    I can't find any option in Advanced BIOS Features
    to do with APIC
     
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