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Moniter activation when turning on the cpu

My video card died and I replaced it with a new card but the computer will not activate the moniter with out mutiple attempts of restarting the cpu....sometimes it take one it works and other times it take one to five restarts of the cpu to activate the moniter. after it come on everything works pefectly......

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First, I would make sure that the latest drivers for the video card are installed. If the video card is from a major manufacturer, then Windows Update might even provide them. Next, try booting the CPU into Safe Mode (hitting F8 when the computer first boots). Does the video display now? It may appear very large, as the resolution is turned down to the lowest settings. If the video appears correctly in safe mode, then the resolution settings may just need to be turned down in normal mode. The monitor may not be able to handle the video card if the settings are not compatible. Once you can boot back into normal mode, right click on the Desktop and select Properties. Then go to the Settings Tab. From here, turn down the resolution all the way. Then reboot. Does everything appear normally after reboot? If so, then turn up the resolution another notch. Keep repeating this process until you find a setting that the monitor can't handle, and then turn it back down one notch from there.

Posted on Oct 12, 2006

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RESETTING DRIVERS with new Video CARD- Start the computer in SAFE MODE (Hold Shift F5 when restarting PC) Go to Control Panel> System>Hardware>Devices - Remove the Old Card Driver (under Video) Press OK (and then Exit) Put the Driver disk in PC - Restart Normally Option 1 When your system reboots it will be in 640x480 16 color mode ignore any prompts. Run Setup from the CD/drivers disk Reboot Windows restarts with corrected drivers Set the Screen Resolution to your choice typically 1024x768 Option 2 When your system reboots it will be in 640x480 16 color mode When your are prompted for the drivers BROWSE the CD/drivers disk- (usually \drivers folder) Select your card from the Mfg list Press OK, OK Reboot Windows restarts with corrected drivers Set the Screen Resolution to your choice typically 1024x768 **Note - there is no shortcut you have to reboot when prompted, especially in safemode. Good Luck Remember to let us know and rate the answers. otherwise theres not sense in answer questions, if you don't know if it helps anyone.

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