Primary monitor on Vista machine does not show start up screen

By anthony0cook ·
I have one monitor and an LCD TV on a DELL vista machine with ATI Radeon 2600 graphics card. Alwazs in the morning when I boot the primary monitor does not show the startup screen. I boot and logon using the TV and then I reboot and everything will then be OK. There seems to be a setting that gets lost overnight when the system is powered down but once its rebooted it will work normally the whole day. I would like to solve this problem. I have swopped DVI ports used only the monitor no luck. Can a monitor be incompatible witha graphics card?

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What do you mean by "powered down" ?...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Primary monitor on Vista ...

Do you mean that you are turning it off fully, or do you mean that it is entering a Sleep state / Hibernation state?

Also, when you power up in the morning, is the LCD TV already switched on?

Which DELL machine do you have?

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powered down

by anthony0cook In reply to What do you mean by "powe ...

I turn it off completely at night. It does not matter if the LCD is on or off or which DVI port I connect the primary monitor to I have the same problem. The monitor (fujitsu-siemens) worked fine with my previous machine DELL XPS 210.

It is an XPS 420.


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Are you giving it plenty of time to warm up...

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to powered down

.... before you turn on the computer? Some of these older CRT monitors take forever to become warm enough to see anything on the screen.

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See if this is of any help

by Jacky Howe In reply to Primary monitor on Vista ...

{1} Try going into Task Scheduler and disabling TMM (Microsoft Transient Multi-Monitor Manager).
Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools and TaskScheduler. Expand the Task Schedular Library, expand Microsoft, expand Windows and navigate to Mobile PC.
Right click on TMM and select Disable. Restart the PC and reset your Display options.
Transient Multimon Manager (TMM)
{2} Depending on the sofware that is running your Video Drivers you may be able to use that for changing the setup of the monitor.
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I'm gonna have to bite the bullet !!...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to See if this is of any hel ...

And get myself [some kinda crappy] Vista machine.

Otherwise I'll keep gettin' trumped by some Crim way down in Oz!!

< [Descriptive Innuendo] >

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I told you that we don't

by Jacky Howe In reply to I'm gonna have to bite th ...

think the same way that you blokes over there do. Ya gotta road test it.

Ever notice trailer connectors for the lights never fit. It's because they have been road tested by being dragged along.

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Thanx but it didnt work

by anthony0cook In reply to See if this is of any hel ...

I tried this but didnt work. I have nocited that the ATI control center does not work even though it has been updated. Maybe I should not have updated it.

I must try a different monitor to eliminate the monitor as a cause. I will be really annoyed if the monitor is incompatible. It is a Fujitsu Siemens flat screen

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Was it working

by Jacky Howe In reply to Thanx but it didnt work

before the update, if it was roll back the drivers. Did you install the video drivers or did Vista.

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It never worked well

by anthony0cook In reply to Was it working

when i first got the PC it was problematic that is why I downloaded the new ATI drivers. The drivers supplied by DELL were from 2007 which I assume my first Vista automatic update may have made incompatible.

I think I have to try a different monitor to eliminate that as a possible cause.

I tried rolling back but Vista could not manage it.



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Bit of reading

by Jacky Howe In reply to It never worked well

and an interesting bit on using the keyboard to correct the display. Have you disabled UAC while you are making these adjustments.

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