XP SP1 Lose Video


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Todd H

Hi,

I have XP SP1 installed on a computer. I have a VGA display connected.
Everything boots fine. If I decide to boot up without my monitor connected
(or forget). Then after bootup I connect a monitor I get no video! I power
down, hook up my monitor, power up, and I see Starting Windows XP..... But
then my monitor loses it's SYNC and I get no video and it never boots all the
way up. Video is gone forever under Windows. I can never boot up now with a
monitor. I always lose sync halfway throught bootup. It is like when I booted
up without a monitor, XP either reconfigured the graphics or removed the the
driver for the monitor. When I plugged the monitor in and booted up XP never
figured configured itself correctly again. Is this a known problem with SP1
(I have to stay with SP1)?

Thanks,
Todd
 
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Brian A.

Todd H said:
Hi,

I have XP SP1 installed on a computer. I have a VGA display connected.
Everything boots fine. If I decide to boot up without my monitor connected
(or forget). Then after bootup I connect a monitor I get no video! I power
down, hook up my monitor, power up, and I see Starting Windows XP..... But
then my monitor loses it's SYNC and I get no video and it never boots all the
way up. Video is gone forever under Windows. I can never boot up now with a
monitor. I always lose sync halfway throught bootup. It is like when I booted
up without a monitor, XP either reconfigured the graphics or removed the the
driver for the monitor. When I plugged the monitor in and booted up XP never
figured configured itself correctly again. Is this a known problem with SP1
(I have to stay with SP1)?

Thanks,
Todd

If you have access to another monitor, disconnect your monitor and connect the
other one to your machine. If the other monitor works properly with your
machine, connect your original suspect monitor to another machine to rule out if
it is working properly or not. If your original suspect monitor does not work
properly when connected to another machine and another known properly working
monitor works when connected to your machine, consider your suspect monitor as
dead.

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Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Windows Desktop User Experience }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

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Elmo

Todd said:
Hi,

I have XP SP1 installed on a computer. I have a VGA display connected.
Everything boots fine. If I decide to boot up without my monitor connected
(or forget). Then after boot-up I connect a monitor I get no video! I power
down, hook up my monitor, power up, and I see Starting Windows XP..... But
then my monitor loses its SYNC and I get no video and it never boots all the
way up. Video is gone forever under Windows. I can never boot up now with a
monitor. I always lose sync halfway through boot-up. It is like when I booted
up without a monitor, XP either reconfigured the graphics or removed the
driver for the monitor. When I plugged the monitor in and booted up, XP never
configured itself correctly again. Is this a known problem with SP1?
(I have to stay with SP1.)

Thanks,
Todd

Boot to Safe Mode and change the refresh rate, etc., try restarting again.
 
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Frank-FL

Todd H said:
Hi,

I have XP SP1 installed on a computer. I have a VGA display connected.
Everything boots fine. If I decide to boot up without my monitor connected
(or forget). ***Then after bootup I connect a monitor I get no video! I power
down, hook up my monitor, power up, and I see Starting Windows XP..... But
then my monitor loses it's SYNC and I get no video and it never boots all the
way up.*** Video is gone forever under Windows. I can never boot up now with a
monitor. I always lose sync halfway throught bootup. It is like when I booted
up without a monitor, XP either reconfigured the graphics or removed the the
driver for the monitor. When I plugged the monitor in and booted up XP never
figured configured itself correctly again. Is this a known problem with SP1
(I have to stay with SP1)?

Thanks,
Todd

***Then after bootup I connect a monitor I get no video! I power
down, hook up my monitor, power up, and I see Starting Windows XP..... But
then my monitor loses it's SYNC and I get no video and it never boots all the
way up.***

Hot swapping is a real crap shoot.
 

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