What it does is when you boot up the computer to the point where it gets ready to show the icons on the main screen the screen goes blank and the light on the monitor turns back orange like the cpu is off. I had another monitor and it worked fine but it had stopped working all together for some reason.
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if it doesn't boot at all .( this is the reason that you see that message on the screen it means that no video signal came out from the computer ) ..try to change the cable that leads from the pc to the monitor first ...and if the problem its still on ...it have to be something related with the Ram memory or the CPU ....cause these 2 are the only things that can make a system to do not boot at all ...if any other device will not work ..the pc will still boot to bios ..or will still show the devices it finds on start ...even if is not able to succeed with the operating system boot... so ...either it boots and you can not see anything cause the cable its damaged...( very possible cause this is the case it shows that message ...when the cable its shorted ..or unplugged ) or it doesn't starts at all cause of the memory or CPU ...
Have you tried a different Graphics Card, looks to me like the onboard graphics card is at fault, there should be an AGP slot or PCI slot that you can plug a new Graphics card into then you should be fine...
Did you check the CMOS battery and the CPU fan. Those are two things that if aren't working the way they should be, then some computers will not boot up. Try this first then post a response if you still can't get it working.
Buy a dianostics card, and find out if its the RAM, CPU, OR Motherboard.
(sounds like a ram or CPU problem though)
if you have more than one stick of ram in the system, take one out, and power it up, if still not response, to the other stick out, and put the stick you took out the first time, and put it back in.