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By maria512 ·
hope someone can help, my problem is that my desktop running ME all of a sudden has decided to blank my monitor. Windows loads fine gets to the desktop and monitor goes black. Have tried various things even tried a re-install of ME but can only get monitor to stay on for about 30 seconds. This desktop is networked to two other pc's that are downstairs and they are working fine, this desktop runs the router wirelessly for the downstairs pc's, I have had not problem with the internet with these two.

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by willcomp In reply to display problem

Have you checked power saving settings in BIOS and in Me under Screen Saver tab in Display Settings?

May not be either, but have to start somewhere.

Dalton

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by willcomp In reply to

64 MB reserved RAM for video on an Me PC? If using shared RAM, more likely 4 or 8 MB. Regardless, that's not likely the problem.

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by maria512 In reply to

Will check settings.Thanks

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to display problem

Well the first thing to check is the LED on the front of the monitor is it staying on solid or flashing?

If it is on solid the monitor is getting a signal but for some reason not processing it so either the lead to the monitor has gone bad or the more likely thing the monitor is failing with a heat sensitive component.

If the LED is flashing the monitor isn't getting a signal so you'll have to look at the Video Card if there is one and it's not part of the M'Board. If you have an all in 1 M'Board with built in Video it is possible that the Video Ram has been altered in BIOS and that when Windows opens there is not enough RAM available to actually run the monitor. This is allocated in 32 MEG blocks and as a general guide 64 MEG of Video Ram is required to keep things running, but this is subtracted from System Memory and uses the CPU to act as a GPU so things will be much slower particularly if you are running a minimum amount of RAM.

Col

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by maria512 In reply to

LED light constantly on so will try new lead first.Thanks

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by dmiles In reply to display problem

Once you have checked the power savings,see if updating the graphics card driver will help
Check your memory modules have not crept out the slots,then you will want to check to make sure that your graphics card is not going bad

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by maria512 In reply to

Monitor will not stop on long enough to update drivers so will have to check inside. Thanks though

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by willcomp In reply to display problem

How about some feedback here. Need to do your part.

And you should also go back and look at other questions you have open and address them as well.

We do not get paid, do this for free to help, and only ask that questioners provide feedback and let us know what worked and what didn't. You need to hold up your end of the bargain.

Dalton

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by FreeTechie In reply to display problem

First, before anything I suggest upgrading to at least Windows 2000... But, seems like it's a driver issue. Sometimes they just corrupt. Have you defragged lately?

1) Download the correct driver on a different computer and burn it to a cd or zip or floppy
2) Boot into safe mode (F8) and uninstall the driver (Control Panel > System > Hardware)
3) Put the cd in load the new driver and restart
4) If you don't know how to do any of this then see a PC Technician in person and spend the money to have it fixed.

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by bruce.a.wilkins In reply to display problem

I would recommend hitting f8 on boot up and go into safe mode. Then select a very basic option for your display. try 800X600 or 640X480. also if the problems happens in safe mode, they I would suspect the monitor. It is kind of acting like the display is set to an out of range setting for your monitor. Does your video card have more then one output, you may need to try the other one.

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