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Why won't my MONITOR work right?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by helpseeker, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. helpseeker

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    I've had this AcerView 54e SGVA 15" monitor for about 8 years. It came with my Win95 computer and worked fine. Recently, I used it temporarily on a Dell WinXP machine; worked fine. I "borrowed" it for a Win98SE machine and couldn't get it to work right. On bootup, it displays the DOS screens, and then the Windows start screen, but then I get nothing but a screen full of wavy horizontal lines. I tried it on another Win98 computer, with the same mobo, and got the same results. So I put it back on the Win95 machine, and it works fine. What gives? And is there something I can do to make it work with the Win98 machines?
     
  2. Rich-M

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    Sounds like the 98 machine has other problems such as video card issues.
     
  3. helpseeker

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    My other SVGA monitor works fine on both those 98 machines.
     
  4. Triple6

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    It sounds like the resolution or refresh rate is too high for the monitor to handle. You can try lowering the settings in Safe Mode or using a monitor that does work on the computer. The refresh rate is under the Advanced settings of Display Settings and you should try lowering it to 60Hz.
     
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