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Home screen blank

My computer starts up when I turn it on. It goes through all of the bios and then goes blank. It doesn't take me to the Vista screen - it just sits there with nothing on it as though it's dozing off. I don't know what part is affected so I will click on graphics card as a subcategory.

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  • Kathy1226 Aug 21, 2008

    I installed my Kodak z812 camera but I think it was at the time I built the computer. It was working and suddenly stopped after running the bios information. Vista windows never shows up like it did before. The monitor is an LG - the rest of the computer is various brands - I started from scratch!

  • Kathy1226 Aug 21, 2008

    I have two computers connected to this monitor (thank goodness, now). My old computer, which has all of my business activity on it so thankfully, I kept it otherwise, it would all be gone. It is on the analog connection. The new computer is on the digital connection so I just switch back and forth with the "source" button on the monitor. Is this a problem?

  • Kathy1226 Sep 04, 2008

    I have tried disconnecting the monitor and it still isn't functioning. Like I said before, on my LG monitor, I have my old (Gateway) connected as an analog and my newly built computer connected as digital. From the monitor, I can press the source button and switch between the two computers. The old one works okay - just real slow, but when I turn on the new one it runs the bios, then the Microsoft loading bar comes up at the bottom, then the monitor just fades to nothing. There is communication between the keyboard, monitor and computer but the Vista screen never appears. This has been going on since April. What am I doing wrong?

  • Kathy1226 Sep 05, 2008

    I can't get the "home" screen to come up. I tried loading the CD for the monitor in the drive but it does nothing. After running the bios, the screen goes blank.

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Have you recently installed any new hardware? If so what did you install and did this problem start after the installation?

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

  • Cameron Viseth
    Cameron Viseth Aug 21, 2008

    disconnect your monitor and make sure that it has the test screen comes up. if it does not than it is your monitor.

  • Cameron Viseth
    Cameron Viseth Sep 04, 2008

    It seems like you are having a monitor discrepency. you will need to find a way to download the driver for your plug and play monitor.

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