My 14" Likom monitor goes blank after installing WIndows XP
I recently upgraded from Win98SE to WinXP. My problem is after finishing installing WInXP, and after re booting the computer, the monitor goes blank (the power indicator turns orange when it turns off). I know the OS is working. What I did was, tried a MAG 14" Monitor, and windows XP boots up without the monitor turning off by itself.
Is there a incompatibility problem with Likom monitor? How to resolved this?
Another thing, I have an old ISA modem and sound card which i can't find it to work un der WIn XP, tried downloading of a lot drivers from DriverGuide.com but it's doesn'y work. How to make it work? Sound card : OPti82C931, Modem : PCT388P.
Re: My 14" Likom monitor goes blank after installing...
I assume your Samsung Magic CGB5607L is CRT monitor (Not LCD). It could be the problem with "Refresh Rate" the monitor can't handle. Set the lowest resolution with lowest refresh rate. (800x600 @ 60 Hertz). in Display Properties
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Re: My 14" Likom monitor goes blank after installing...
Sounds like your trying to teach an old dog some new tricks! ;)
I looked for XP drivers for your monitor and could not find any.
I would hook that other monitor up and check the video settings.
Right click on the desktop and hit "Properties"
Goto the "Settings" tab and make sure the screen resolution and color quality are within the monitors capabilities. Try setting them as low as they will go and if that fixes the issue you can try moving up a setting until you see where it stops.
Also try hitting the "Advanced" button and goto the "Monitor" tab. Make sure the refresh rate isn't set too high.
If that does not work let me know.
As far as the ISA cards...WinXP does NOT support non plug and play ISA devices. Meaning if there are jumpers on those cards to set the IRQ's and what not and they don't have a jumper setting for plug and play your pretty much out of luck.
If they DO have a jumper setting for plug and play you need to set the jumpers accordingly to let windows manage the resources the cards need.
Although it IS possible to get some non plug and play ISA devices to work under WinXP in certain instances it's not worth the trouble TRUST ME!!!
Just out of curiosity could you list the PC's specs.
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I assume that when XP gives lot a choice of where you want to install it that you are selecting unpartitioned space ( which should be listed after your primary 98 partition) and that there is enough room on that partition for XP.
If that space is already partitioned, try delecting the partition and then tell XP to install in the newly created unpartitioned space. XP should then prompt to format that space after which the install should continue. If it does not, you must be getting some error message indicating what/where the problem is. If you let me know what the error messages are I may be able to provide further help.
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To change OS - Operating system, the easiest way if by upgrading your operating system from Windows XP to Vista or Windows 7 or others.
Here how it works. Open your computer and let it run your windows operating system until it finished loading the windows display. After, put the OS installer on your CDROM to upgrade it either to Vista or Windows 7 and it will run the upgrade process. Follow the procedure and it is easy to follow. It will reboot for 3 times and finish itself. And its done.
Your upgrade options
If you want to upgrade your system to Windows XP, the first thing you need to do is verify that it meets the system requirements for the newer operating system.
You will need:
Windows 98 or later version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
At least a 233Mhz processor. Any manufacturer (AMD, Intel, IBM, VIA, etc.) will do.
At least 128MB of system memory.
1.5 Gigabytes of free hard drive space (note that you should have at least 3 gigabytes if you want to do any meaningful work with your system after the upgrade).
A CD-Rom or CD/RW drive.
Mouse and keyboard (either USB or PS/2).
A video adaptor and monitor capable of displaying 800x600 resolution. If you are not sure about this, change the resolution within Windows 98 by right clicking on an empty area of the desktop and selecting 'properties' then going to the 'settings' tab. The resolution slider is at the bottom left. Set it to '800x600' and click 'apply.' If your screen is still legible, you are fine. If the 800x600 option is unavailable, you may need to upgrade your video adaptor before upgrading Windows.
Note that if the screen becomes scrambled, blank or unreadable, you will probably need a new monitor as your current one cannot handle the required resolution. If your system meets the minimum requirements for Windows XP, it's time to find out which version of the operating system you can upgrade to.
On computers that contain Windows 98 and Windows XP:
? Windows 98 must be installed on a basic disk on a partition formatted with FAT or FAT32. If Windows 98 or Windows Me is not installed on the system partition, which is almost always the first partition on the disk, the system partition must also be formatted with FAT or FAT32.
? Compressed DriveSpace or DoubleSpace volumes won't be available while you are running Windows XP. It is not necessary to uncompress DriveSpace or DoubleSpace volumes that you will access only with Windows 98.
? Windows XP must be installed last. Otherwise important files needed for starting Windows XP could be overwritten