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Monitor goes standby after boot

I have an HP mx705 CRT, with only a year and a half of use on it. The monitor turns on and displays fine during boot (black Windows screen), but turns to standby with a yellow light right before it switches to what i think would be the login screen. I've seen a few problems in the forum that had an inverter board repair as their solution, but my monitor just goes to standby rather than going blank with a green light - which seems like a software problem. I have no idea what the source of the problem would be - I've tried this monitor on other computers as well, with the same results.

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Look the problem it may not your monitor it's your windows XP. Let me guess you have a VGA/Svideo card. From prior experience I can tell you that dual output Nvidia cards will default to Svideo first, and then "adjust" your windows settings to do so every time even if a VGA monitor is re-connected (HIGHLY ANNOYING). So if the last thing you see before nothing is the Windows XP boot screen, here's how to fix it. Boot to safe mode uninstall your video driver, reboot then reinstall. You can substitute a system restore for uninstalling your drivers if you can remember when the monitor was last working. This really really pissed me off when it happened to me.

Posted on Jul 09, 2007

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