Melanie, The computers video cards resolution and / or refresh rate is set incorrectly for your monitor. The easiest way to fix this is as follows for Windows 2000 or XP: -While the computer is first starting press the F8 key every second till the Advanced Options Menu appears. -Using the up or down arrow key select the ?Enable VGA Mode? and hit the enter key. -You will be taken to another screen that may or may not have several items to select from. Find your operating system, highlight it and hit the enter key. -Your computer should now load Windows using a generic display mode. Don?t be alarmed if the objects on the screen appear large, this is just temporary. -Log into Windows (if necessary) and you should now see your desktop. -Ignore the popup in the lower right hand part of your screen saying that the display is set very low. Simply right click any clear spot on your desktop and select properties from the menu that appears. -From the Display Properties box that appears click on the Settings tab. -In the screen resolution section (lower left corner) make sure it is set to 1280 x 1024. This is the typical resolution for a 17? LCD but be aware that your monitor will probably be capable of supporting other resolutions. -The color quality box should be set to the highest (most) color setting listed. -Click on the advanced button in the lower right corner. -In the next window click on the monitor tab. -The typical LCD is set to 60 Hertz; however, I have seen where some Acer monitors like 70 Hertz. I would start with 60 for now and change it to 70 if this doesn?t work. -click the OK button twice. -Restart your computer normally and see if it works. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate this post.
could be a power supply in the pc died and then it probably took out
the video card. It could be spike in power source took out the
PC or components.
morel hear is prove it. What have you done to confirm it is the
monitor have you connected a monitor that works to it like a old one
that a friend has does not use it. As it stands not enough data
to tell what the problem is.
could be like a friend of mine He unplugged his PC from the box from
the electric outlet to protect it from the thunderstorm and left the
modem plugged in and the lighting came through and destroyed the
whole system so he had to have a new box built which meant a new
motherboard CPU memory hard drive DVD/CD drive power supply.
I just had the thought you could be talking about a TV and a cable company black box in which cause it could be you need to take the remote and change the input.
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