Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
My OS is WindowsXP pro with SP3. My husband has installed a "Screen saver" couple days ago, and it was worked well; but today, after he didn't use the computer for 3~4 hours, the screen doesn't turn on any more. He told me he did some change of the application setting. I tried to clean COMS, but it didn't work for me. The MB is MSI 661FM(MS-6540G). Could you please give any advice, please?
Thank you in advance.
P.S. I am sure my power supply, memory board, CPU, HDD, and VGA are working functionally.
Thank you very much for the quick follow up. I am very sorry that I couldn't update the issue on time as I was very busy on my work.
My problem was solved even I am not sure what was happened to me.
As I wrote down before, I left my computer disconnected to all power cable (power supply cable and monitor cable) on Nov. 18 at 5 am. This afternoon I connected monitor's power cable and main AC power cable, and turned on main AC power; then the bios check and memory check had appeared on the screen, and also asked for resetting the COMS. After I have reset all parameters, the computer is boot up as before and had the Windows Advance Options Menu (I didn't hit F8). I chose boot as "last knowing ...", after I had the desktop, then I went to Control Panel ... > to switch off the Screen Saver. Now everything is fine. I don't know if the length of the time of the disconnected power was the key point. Until now, I still do not know what is the correct scenario (the exact step by step) of clear COMS. I checked with websites, seems like there are so many different ways to do it (more than four ways). Does this mean every way is correct or can I say COMS can be cleared in any way?
Thank you again,
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
Try and reboot your computer and after Windows opens go to the Control Panel, then to Display then to Screen Saver and select (none).
If you have trouble with booting up Windows, then power off or remove the power chord reconnect it again, As you switch on press F8 several times until you get Windows Advance Options Menu.
Then select Safe Mode then go to Control Panel - Display etc to switch off the Screen Saver.
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
Turn Off the computer now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding Alt key & keep on tapping F10 key ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer) or
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually delete or the F2 key this will differ depending on which bios you have
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
hope it helps
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