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Monitor failure at startup

By claytoncmk ·
My brother is using a compaq computer. during startup, during the transition state from the xp home loading screen to the login/select user page, the screen just died. although the cpu is still running, the monitor just entered sleep mode and refused to startup.

however in safe mode, all's well and the moitor seems to be working alright.

i tried to reformat the computer, but the same scenario repeated itself.

help anyone?

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Try updateing

by Jacky Howe In reply to Monitor failure at startu ...

your Video Card Drivers. If you can start in Safe Mode it is only using basic drivers. You can try uninstalling them in Device Manager and see if windows autodetects them and allocates a driver. If it does I would still update them.

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Sounds like a graphic card issue here, Take out the graphic card,,

And then replace it, or go into "device manager and find "network adaptors" right click on the adaptor and select "delete" and then reboot, when rebooted you should see "found new hardware". Hopefully it should be ok.
Or right click on the adaptor and select "update driver > browse computer for drivers", and select a driver in the list.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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And if this is a Nvidia Chip Set Video Card

by OH Smeg In reply to Monitor failure at startu ...

Look on the Video Cards Makers Web site for updated Drivers.

There are currently some problems with Some Nvidia Chip Set Video Cards so look at the Video Card Makers Web Site to see if they have issued a Recall or any other software to try to cure the situation.

If there is nothing currently available keep an eye out as there will be some more information relating to this issue released to the Media within the next few months. At the very least you need to look to see if you have any of the affected Chip Set Types so you know where to go from here.

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