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Monitor not powering down

When I go to shut my computer down for the evening using the start button at the bottom the monitor doesn't turn off. It just flashes different colors. I am running windows xp. It worked for better than a year and then all of a sudden it just stopped working properly. Please help.

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Do you mean the computer is sutting down but on the monitor showes different colors if so you might have a problem in the system you might have to reinstall you OS if the computer does shut down but the monitor stays on and flashes different colors you have to shut the monitor down manually with the power button on the monitor.

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