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May be the drivers for the video card or monitor that is being loaded.
That sounds like something you may want to ask Dell about
> PC: 1993 Dimension 2100 Dell 1.2MHZ, 256 RAM, KDS K700
> 17-in monitor. About 1/2 bootup time, monitor turns
> off. I can turn it off and back on and all is fine.
> What is causing the automatic turn off?