LCD monitor shuts down, but the PC is still running


J

JLC

Had to reinstall Windows XP and now all of a sudden the monitor goes
black and I can't get it start back up without rebooting. The PC is
still running, but the monitor shuts down.
All components are high end, I just built this PC a few months ago and
it's a new Gateway LCD monitor.

I've checked the settings for sleep mode and hybernation, and that
shouln't be the problem.

Could something be overheating?

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks,

JLC
 
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JLC said:
Had to reinstall Windows XP and now all of a sudden the monitor goes
black and I can't get it start back up without rebooting. The PC is
still running, but the monitor shuts down.
All components are high end, I just built this PC a few months ago and
it's a new Gateway LCD monitor.

I've checked the settings for sleep mode and hybernation, and that
shouln't be the problem.

Could something be overheating?

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks,

JLC

Try to install the Video drivers from the Video Card Manufacturer not from
MS updates, since you said newly built, then you didn't install the latest
drivers for your Video or MOBO, so get it from the Manufacturer website.
HTH.
nass
 
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Debbie Graham

Mine does the same thing when I run 3d games or screensavers. So far the
only thing I can figure out is the refresh rate and monitor resolution. I
have been trying my 3d screensaver at 800 x 600 and so far no shut down. If
I set it 1024 x 786 or higher it shuts down after a while or even a couple
days later. I have updated my graphics card also.


Debbie
 
J

JLC

Had to reinstall Windows XP and now all of a sudden the monitor goes
black and I can't get it start back up without rebooting. The PC is
still running, but the monitor shuts down.
All components are high end, I just built this PC a few months ago and
it's a new Gateway LCD monitor.

I've checked the settings for sleep mode and hybernation, and that
shouln't be the problem.

Could something be overheating?

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks,

JLC

Thanks for inputs....

I'll double check my video card drivers, I thought I installed them
already. Also, I'll see if I can adjust the screensaver.

The video card is a high end 680i SLI card, I wouldn't expect to have
any problems with it, but I'll make sure the fan on the card is
running also.

Thanks,

JLC
 
D

Debbie Graham

My graphics card is pretty good too a PCI Express and I still have the
problems. Just try different resolutions and refresh rates.


Debbie
 
R

Ronaldo

Are you running the graphics card with the XP driver or have you installed
the driver included with the card?.. Consider that the drivers in XP are
from 2001 and most likely inadequate for a recent graphics card. If you
don't have the CD with the driver for the card, go to the maker's website
and look for downloads\drivers\ and get the appropriate driver installed.


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Ronaldo

If the driver is ok, the graphics card ok.. the monitor ok but only works at
low resolution:... to my knowledge the things to suspect are:
A problem with memory transference: IRQ configuration?
Or insufficient power... Your Power Supply may be inadequate or may be
failing.

To get system and hardware information, install EVEREST free... if there's a
problem this program may provide the necessary information.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html


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