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Re: truble with my monitor
When you turn on the computer and before the computer starts loading the OS.. press F8 several times... A selection will be displayed on screen... choose SAFE MODE ... It soon warns you that it is in Safe Mode so just press OK... Now when done... Restart the computer using the "start - turn off computer - restart"
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Sounds like video driver problem. If you can get to safe mode, you need to change the monitor driver to standard vga (go through control panel to display//advanced tab//adaptor tab//driver tab// then click uninstall. Windows should then start after a reboot and ask for the drivers for your card.
This seems to be a common issue where the refresh frequency or resolution gets changed/corrupted causing an unsupported one to be selected. Most modern video cards go to very high resolutions, but the monitors don't.
Look the problem it may not your monitor it's your windows XP.
Let me guess you have a VGA/Svideo card. From prior experience I can tell you that dual output Nvidia cards will default to Svideo first, and then "adjust" your windows settings to do so every time even if a VGA monitor is re-connected (HIGHLY ANNOYING).
So if the last thing you see before nothing is the Windows XP boot screen, here's how to fix it.
Boot to safe mode
uninstall your video driver, reboot then reinstall.
You can substitute a system restore for uninstalling your drivers if you can remember when the monitor was last working.
This really really pissed me off when it happened to me.