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Is this a Software/Config/Hardware Problem ?

When I boot up PC and go through usual Switch-on/log-in procedure and begin using the PC randomly goes through some sort of reset/re-boot procedure which results in the monitor switching to stand-by/hibernate mode with the PC on. I have to press and hold the power buton down in order to get PC to switch off and thus re-booting in order to switch the monitor back on.

This happens with both CRT and LCD monitor types.

Any ideas/solutions welcome.........................???

monitors green light stays on through the start up XP and just as it is ready to go, the monitor shuts down and the yellow light comes on. Monitor will remain on if I hit the menu button or hit the space bar during start up for the diagnostics. it remained for an hr during system checks and as soon as that was done it went to sleep.

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  • brudog Feb 18, 2008

    Thanks for the reply but that did not work. I have no idea what I am doing anyway so that does not help. monitor stays on during all testing phases, tried going back on dates. this has happen before, sent out to get fixed. seems to happen after it has been unplugged and moved then plugged back in. As soon as the XP thing is finished and right before it gives me the choice of profiles it goes to sleep.



    any suggestions would help

  • brudog Feb 18, 2008

    Thanks for the reply but that did not work. I have no idea what I am doing anyway so that does not help. monitor stays on during all testing phases, tried going back on dates. this has happen before, sent out to get fixed. seems to happen after it has been unplugged and moved then plugged back in. As soon as the XP thing is finished and right before it gives me the choice of profiles it goes to sleep.



    any suggestions would help

  • brudog Feb 18, 2008

    Very strange, if I start it in the "enable VGA mode" which I have no idea what a VGA is, it works fine but will not return to fine once it is restarted.

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Hmmm..sounds like a sleep or screen saver conflict...try booting up on Safe mode(F8) on turn on, and then see how that works. Set your screen saver for Never, and see what happens.

You may be hitting a thermal issue with your video circuitry.

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 18, 2008

    brudog..sounds like you're a candidate for a Shared Screen Session..send me an email from my profile if that works for you.

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Apparently someone must have went into your properties, By right clicking anywhere on the desktop, Choose properties and then screen saver and then power options, Once there look into the setting for hibernation,standby,sleep make sure that they are set so not shut monitor off after so many minutes. What I am thinking is when you quit using your mouse for any amount of time it turns the monitor off. I hope that gets you going, If not you can Write back here and ask me again we can look for another solution. Thanks

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