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Monitor shutdown My computer intermittently shuts the monitor down after it has been running and has set idle for an hour or two. The only way I can get it back on is to reboot the computer. I have a PM800-M2 (1) motherboard with a Pentium 4 3.2Ghz processor. My monitor is an Envision 17'' CRT. The green light on the monitor turns to amber when it looses its signal. My experience tells me it could be the onboard video and if it is would adding an AGP video card possibly resolve this problem?

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  • leehart_2000 Jan 18, 2009

    I have not had a chance to try to fix the problem yet as I am waiting for an AGP card to replace the onboard video. In Power Options I have hybernate selected because I am using an APC UPS. This may have something to do with the monitor shutting down also. Will report back as soon as I know more. Thanks for the help.

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Yes adding an AGP video card will likely fix it. Although you try not turning off the hard drive(s) and if that doesn't help, not turning off the System Standby in Power Options.

Another thing to try is open MSCONFIG and stop all start up Items under Selective Startup. If it goes away you need to find out which program is causing the problem.

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