Monitor screen stays dark - one more time



Perhaps previously I was not clear or was too verbose, so I'm re-posting this

When my system comes out of standby, the monitor screen doesn't come on.
Only the little green light at the bottom of the monitor comes on. If I wait
till the little green light goes off and hit the button under the little
green light, THEN the monitor screen comes on.

The problem is, of course, that when the system resumes or (re-)boots, the
monitor should come on automatically. So, how to fix? Is this a hardware
problem? Am I about to have a hardware failure? If so, what hardware? A
software problem? What?

I hope this is clear.


I think you might have a power managment problem.

You can change power managment settings in the BIOS Setup.
Can you provide at least the monitor hardware details?


I have Windows XP Pro SP2.

The display adapter is nVidia's GeForce4 MX 420.

The monitor is an HP Pavilion mx70, the old fashioned CRT kind.

Thank you for your interest.

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