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monitor want turn on?

By runningbear682006 ·
well i have been on here for over three weeks and still dont on why my monitor want turn on,most of every body says it the graphic's card/on board,so i installed four new video cards,and still my monitor will not turn on,i have tryed other monitors,i reformatted hard drive,that's it,computer was working befor that,runing slow but it worked,but now it just will not turn the monitor on,i have aother computer that is that same,so i checked the ram,the hard drive,the power box,so some one please help me,why want the monitor turn on,computer turns on but monitor will not?

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Are there 2 video ports?

by DMambo In reply to monitor want turn on?

Windows often disables an on-board port if there's another found. If you have a separate PCI or AGP video card, be sure the monitor is connected to that.

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Monitor not working.

by runningbear682006 In reply to Are there 2 video ports?

The on-board wasn't working before i tried the pci cards,and it want even pick up the pci cards.i thought the on-board might be bad thats why i installed a pci,but still didn't work.

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Bad driver?

by DMambo In reply to Monitor not working.

Boot to safe mode.

Do you get any video output during the POST?

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Monitor not working.

by runningbear682006 In reply to Bad driver?

No video output during the POST, i can get the monitor to turn on.it want show anything on the monitor,can not see the boot screen.

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Monitor not working.

by runningbear682006 In reply to Monitor not working.

OK,im with you now,this computer has no rocker switch,no off or on switch on the back of computer,i got you,sorry to confuse you.ok keeping straight,the computer has its own power cord,and so does the monitor,both are plugged to separate outlets.its a 2005 compaq presario desktop sr1303wm

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The Manual for this model is here

by OH Smeg In reply to Monitor not working.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?product=447312&lc=en&cc=au&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=au

Product Specifications

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00280659&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=au&product=447312&lang=en

Trouble Shooting

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph05529&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=au&lang=en&product=447312

This may be interesting however.

Related support
Updating the BIOS of the HP or Compaq PC may correct video issues. For more information about how to update the BIOS of your HP or Compaq PC refer to the HP support document, Updating the BIOS


But here I think you'll find that the HDD stores a lot more than just the OS. And as this is now deleted or otherwise gone you are going to have to rebuild the HDD to HP requirements before this will work again.

HP Consumer Support Forums on this Model

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/psg/?category.id=DesktopPC&lang=en&cc=au

Bios Updates

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadInst?swfsequence=1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=au&lang=en&softwareitem=pv-31037-2&os=228&product=447312

Bios Update Destructions

Download only ?
Installation Instructions
1. Download the update.
2. Double-click the icon for the update downloaded in Step 1, and then click NEXT.
3. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement, and then click NEXT to proceed with the installation.
4. If an Overwrite Protection message appears, click YES TO ALL.
5. Click OK at the Windows Based BIOS Update window.
6. Click YES at the next Windows Based BIOS Update window, and then wait for the update to complete.
7. At the Windows Based BIOS Update window, click YES to restart your PC.
8. If you see the following message during the restart of your PC, continue with the remaining steps; otherwise you are done with the update.

Default BIOS settings have been loaded due to BIOS update or checksum issue. Press to enter Setup. Otherwise, allow the PC to continue.

9. Press and hold F1 for a few seconds to open the BIOS Setup.
10. Press F5, use the Left and Right arrow keys to choose YES, and then press Enter to load the BIOS defaults.
11. Press F10, use the Left and Right arrow keys to choose YES, and then press Enter to exit the BIOS Setup and save the changes.
12. Press Enter to confirm the save.
13. If you see a System Settings Change message prompting you to restart your PC, click YES to restart the PC again.


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RE: "hard drive works on my computer ,boots up just fine"

by OldER Mycroft In reply to monitor want turn on?

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-1035-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=319090&messageID=3181400


WHICH PC did you install XP onto the HDD from?

It is most unusual for an installation of XP to boot when the HDD is removed and fitted to another different PC.

So, when you reformatted and reinstalled XP onto this system, you must have had video while the installation was taking place - so when did the video fail ??

Did the XP install manage to perform it's standard re-boot? Did the video continue after the re-boot?

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Monitor not working.

by runningbear682006 In reply to RE: "hard drive works on ...

ok,i took the hdd out and used my compaq to reformatt,ok is this whats wrong,i used aother computer to install winxp on the hard drive and it has installed drivers for my chip and not hers,i have the all most the same computer,after installing windows i but the hdd back in her computer and the monitor want work,but wheni but the hdd back in mine it works fine,monitor turns on.

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Try

by patb071 In reply to Monitor not working.

Even though you should still be seeing video for the bios. What happens if you unplug ram, all drives, all cards, plug monitor in built video? You should get beeps. then do you see anything?

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Re: Monitor not working

by PoppaTab In reply to Monitor not working.

Hello,
The hard drive you are installing windows on has to be in the computer that will use it to start with. That said; if you have an image to use across many such as OEM license it should still be on the computer that will use it. Windows will use the motherboard or more to reference it's licensing. You should try booting into the BIOS which should display the basics of the computer. If her video still does not work; something is wrong. Best thing to do is attempt to install windows again with the hard drive in the correct computer.

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