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Monitor turns on briefly then off

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I hope someone can help me out because the guys at my local geek squad couldn't figure out the answer :(. My dell monitor will turn on only briefly during the windows startup and then turn off. The computer meanwhile is still running. This occurred after windows did one of those automatic updates. My monitor works just fine with another computer hooked up to it so it's not the monitor. When the guys at geek squad hooked it up to their monitor the same problem recurred. I have a strong feeling it has to do with the driver. I have the NVIDIA Geforce FX 5200 and running windows xp. I have tried the following so far without much success. Uninstalling the driver and reinstalling it and the problem still recurs. The only time the monitor will turn on is on safe mode and also when I delete the driver and restart the computer and it uses the generic vga mode. However, after it detects my graphics card and installs the driver again, the problem recurs. I have a Dell Dimension 8300. If I can get this to work, the geek squad guy told me to come back to share the solution lol. Thanks for all your help.


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  • kretzky524 May 20, 2008

    I am having a similar problem with my notebook from Toshiba. I spent all day on the phone or at the local store for other reasons - and the only thing the Geek squad told me was they can send it out and have it looked at which would take about a week. Oh and the cost could be as high as $300!!!

    The screen on my laptop isn't working - but if I hook my desk top monitor to it there is no problem. Very confused about it all.


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Both of you need to do a complete over write restore and reprogram to recover the video card then install an older video driver program with the ability to lock out all updates. lala linda

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