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I have an HP Pavilion Slimline S3321P that I upgraded to Windows 7. I am using a Sharp HDTV as the monitor, and when Windows start up, the signal to the TV cuts out. When the BIOS boots I have video, but when I should see the login page the TV is already off.
The screen resolution on the computer is set too high. Log in Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key during boot and lower settings.
Posted on Oct 17, 2012
Upgrading a certain parts in the computer depends on what purpose you want it to perform. If you're a GAMER or using imaging sofwares, then use MidRange Video Cards, like 7600GT. If the space on your Casing is very tight, then using low voltage Video cards like 7300LE.
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
If the computer is starts up normally other than the no-video problem (that is, you hear all the normal sounds from the computer and the usual Windows startup music), then you probably do need a new video card. According to HP's spec page for the motherboard used, you'll need a PCI-E video card. Don't confuse this with a regular PCI card which has a different connector.
The spec page also says the board has integrated graphics. so you could remove any video card that's been installed and try booting with the built-in video. If everything else is working properly you can use that until you get a new expansion video card.
If the trouble is that the computer's not booting at all even though it's coming on, you'll need to figure out why. This might be a memory or video problem, although these usually cause some beep code if the motherboard gets into its POST (power on self-test). If nothing at all happens, this is often the sign of a bad power supply, processor chip or system board.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
Hi Im Rain.
I may have bad news for you. Its a very bad sign when your keyboard and monitor are not working at the same time. Sounds like the technician was right.
I also think its your motherboard. If you really just like the computer you can invest in another motherboard.
Posted on Nov 23, 2009
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