I got a used computer with a dell 17" LCD monitor and it worked great for the first couple of hours, now it says "In safe mode press any key to continue" and it won't unfreeze. I've tried unplugging for serveral hours, etc and nothing.
It's running on a Dell Dimension3000, with XP. I don't know exactly the model but the serial number is CN0D5428-72872 59K-6GPS.
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most likely capacitor problem as these caps only have a 25000-40000 hour life span. when you do replaace the monitor , turn it off when not at the computer. even though it goes into sleep mode there is still a current running through the unit cuz if you move the mouse or hit button on keyboard display wakes up. I know this because I have done boad level repair on panels
A blinking power light is not indicating power safe mode, it indicates a failure of the power supply board in the monitor. Here is a link to repair guides that show how to open and repair the power supply boards in the Dell E173 series of monitors;
I think you answered your own question--the computer works well with other monitors, but not this one. I would suspect that this one is bad. You might try to do this: Start the computer in safe mode and see if your monitor is reacting to video settings that are beyond it's capability (although if this is the case it should tell you it's out of range). If it works in safe mode, try resetting the resolution to see if it will work with the new monitor (I seriously doubt that this is the problem).
If you have another monitor for desktop hook other monitor up then under hardware and software in control panel, add the dell monitor, then hook it up. Some operating systems need the driver to be added first. My brother almost threw away agood dell lcd monitor before I told him this, now he loves the lcd, works great.
If the computer is ON and the display is connected to the computer, the display will get out of energy save mode. If regardless of that you can't get your display working, sounds like you got a broken inverter driver.
It sounds as if you have a resolution set that the display does not support.
Restart your machine in safe/VGA mode by holding down F8 while the machine boots. Once in safe mode, set the resolution (Right click--> properties--> Settings--> Screen Resolution) to one that your display supports.