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DVI no input signal......VGA input active.

DVI no input signal......VGA input active.

nothing will load from puter to monitor...sometimes if I really jam connections hard it will work.....

HP ran a scan and says puter in fine working order.....HELP Judy

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  • jjgeorge Feb 23, 2009

    here's something weird....to get it to work I go thru these steps that work most of the time but getting worse lately.....I start with power off to everything.....turn on the monitor......let it go to sleep....wait a minute then turn on puter....it works!!!????? Can you figure it out? JJ

  • jjgeorge Feb 23, 2009

    Holy cow......lol.......this is a brand new puter...not even 25% space on drive used.....says no defrag needed...I don't want to do a system resyore because....I had a huge AVG upgrade last month that I had to let my ISP install for me 'cuz I am on a slo dialup and am not allowed to be on line for hours....I live in the woods....no cable....just got water after 30 years....LOLOLOL! I am sure the problem is in a connection .....I will be in touch tomorrow...thanks ever so much.....Judy

  • jjgeorge Feb 23, 2009

    Oh don't I know about XP.....had it for a long time and miss it dearly.....I will see about getting a tech....thank you so very much........Judy

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Are you running an additional Video card? Or are you using the built in one.
You might try cleaning the connector / plugs with acetone from finger polish remover or de=natured alcohol.
Never jam anything on a computer.
If its an add on card, remove it and reboot. Shut down and reinstall card and reboot.
keep me posted please,

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

  • Mike Davidson
    Mike Davidson Feb 23, 2009

    Now I have a bunch of question...gee thanks!

    Have you tried to do a system restore?
    Since I have no idea how much you have done, I will add a group of stuff.

    I do think a system restore will solve it but, read through this and apply those that fit.

    Since I have no idea on what all you have done, I have some questions / suggestions.
    1st: Have you Defragmented your computer? If not this month, please do so ASAP.
    2nd: How much free space is left on your hard drive? You need over 15% free space.
    3rd: Have you cleaned out you cookies, temp Files & Temp. Internet Files?
    4th: Every item you add or install anything on your computer, it starts running each time you boot up.This eats up your limited power and processor.To see this you will need to use the CRTL/ALT/DELETE keys to open up your TASK MANAGER
    On the right side you will see a TAB called START UP. Each item that is checked or ********** is running in the background.
    You do not need this stuff running. Its a gift of Microsoft to make it start faster for you and is no longer a needed item since you have so much power.
    Uncheck most if not all items, like MSN or YAHOO chat, Games and anything not directly related to the computer operation.

    And get the drivers for your sound. I am to assume its an onboard sound. You need to go to MFG's web page and their driver download.

    Thanks!

  • Mike Davidson
    Mike Davidson Feb 23, 2009

    Then it is still under Warrenty.

    Have them send a technician.

    Most mfg's will. If not take it back. get XP and not Vista. There are a ton of issues with the Vista OS.

    Mastersage

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