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Anonymous
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August 6, 2005 12:17:09 AM

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Sometimes when i boot up my PC, and after the xp loading screen clears
and it should go to the login screen, my monitor just goes black. But
the green light on the monitor statys on. I find that if i pull out the
monitor plug from the video card and put it back in then the monitor
comes on. Is this a problem with my monitor, or something else??

thanks for the help
Anonymous
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August 8, 2005 7:04:40 PM

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Hard to say, exactly. Could be monitor, could be graphics card, could
be the cable in between them.



Brandon wrote:
> Sometimes when i boot up my PC, and after the xp loading screen clears
> and it should go to the login screen, my monitor just goes black. But
> the green light on the monitor statys on. I find that if i pull out the
> monitor plug from the video card and put it back in then the monitor
> comes on. Is this a problem with my monitor, or something else??
>
> thanks for the help
>
Anonymous
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August 11, 2005 4:51:45 PM

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Is there anyway i can toubleshoot it, to find out what excatly is the
problem??
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Anonymous
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August 11, 2005 10:17:07 PM

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Well, the easiest would be if you had another computer around so you
could try swapping parts (monitor, cable, graphics card), but this is
not always practical.

Here's a thought. Your monitor probably has some sort of menu button on
the front. When you press it, there will probably be some sort of
frequencies displayed. For example, mine right now says
"81.4kHz/100Hz". The actual numbers displayed will vary, depending on
your monitor, graphics card, and desktop resolution settings. Make note
of the values for the following:

when the computer is at the "WinXP is loading" screen
when the computer is at the normal WinXP desktop
when the computer has the black monitor problem

Let me know what you get.



Brandon wrote:
> Is there anyway i can toubleshoot it, to find out what excatly is the
> problem??
>
Anonymous
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August 13, 2005 1:56:49 AM

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Heres what my monitor (Optiquest V55) says

Normal XP desktop

H frequency 68.8 khz
V frequenxy 85.0 hz


XP loading screen

H frequency 31.4khz
V frequency 60 hz

however the blackscreen after the windows loading screen as not
happened since i reformatted my hard drive eairler this week. Is it
possiable that my hard drive was the probelm??
Anonymous
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August 13, 2005 2:16:31 PM

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The problem just happned again, only this time the light on the monitor
did not stay green, it turned into the orange color i get when i turn
of my pc but i leave the monitor on. I pushed the menu button, but
nothing came up, i even tried turning the monitor off with the power
button on the front but even that didn't work. However when i unpluged
the cable from the video card my login screen came up just fine.

what do you think this means?

thanks again
Anonymous
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August 15, 2005 9:36:40 PM

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From the way you describe the problem, it sounds like it happens when
the computer swtiches graphics modes (as evidenced by the different
readouts from the onscreen menu). The monitor receives a signal that it
cannot process, so it just turns blank or goes into standby mode (orange
light). In standby mode, you will not be able to pull up the onscreen
menu, so that part is normal.

Since unplugging and replugging the video cable seems to do the trick,
check the pins on the video cable. Make sure that none of them are bent
or dirty, and that the pins are making a good connection with the
graphics card. It is not unusual if some of the pins are "missing", so
do not worry if you do not see all 15 pins.




Brandon wrote:
> The problem just happned again, only this time the light on the monitor
> did not stay green, it turned into the orange color i get when i turn
> of my pc but i leave the monitor on. I pushed the menu button, but
> nothing came up, i even tried turning the monitor off with the power
> button on the front but even that didn't work. However when i unpluged
> the cable from the video card my login screen came up just fine.
>
> what do you think this means?
>
> thanks again
>
Anonymous
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August 16, 2005 12:41:01 PM

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i checked the pins and it seems that i have all 15. When i get the
black screen the light on the monitor doesn't always turn back oragne
likes its in stand by, it usually stays greeen, the orange light just
came on once. Does that have anything to do with the problem?
Anonymous
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August 16, 2005 1:17:23 PM

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I checked and there are all 15 pins. But when the black screen happens,
the light on the monitors usually stays green, only that one time it
changed to orange. Also I don't think the video cable had a godo
connection with the video card, because when i checked the pins and I
put the cable back in i gave it a firm push and it went in a little
more than it usally does. I hope this fixes it, i'll let you know if it
happens again.

thanks alot for your help
Anonymous
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August 16, 2005 8:05:02 PM

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Yeah, let's keep our fingers crossed and hope this fixes the problem.


Brandon wrote:
> I checked and there are all 15 pins. But when the black screen happens,
> the light on the monitors usually stays green, only that one time it
> changed to orange. Also I don't think the video cable had a godo
> connection with the video card, because when i checked the pins and I
> put the cable back in i gave it a firm push and it went in a little
> more than it usally does. I hope this fixes it, i'll let you know if it
> happens again.
>
> thanks alot for your help
>
Anonymous
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August 24, 2005 9:05:09 PM

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The problem happened about 3 times since my last post. But now its not
just when i am going to XP. I recently installed slackware 10.1 And
when i was booting up and goin to the boot loader, the problem happned
again. And when i unpluged the monitor cable the boot loader came up. I
think you were excatly right, the problem happens when i can trying to
change video modes. What should i do? I was thinking i could switch
monitors with my mom to see if the problem happens with that one.
Anonymous
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August 25, 2005 4:10:33 PM

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Switching monitors with your mom is a good idea. It will be interesting
to see if the problem stays with your computer or if it follows the monitor.

Out of curiosity, does your monitor have the video cable built in, or is
it one that you can unplug from the monitor's end?



Brandon wrote:
> The problem happened about 3 times since my last post. But now its not
> just when i am going to XP. I recently installed slackware 10.1 And
> when i was booting up and goin to the boot loader, the problem happned
> again. And when i unpluged the monitor cable the boot loader came up. I
> think you were excatly right, the problem happens when i can trying to
> change video modes. What should i do? I was thinking i could switch
> monitors with my mom to see if the problem happens with that one.
>
Anonymous
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August 25, 2005 9:44:48 PM

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Its built in
Anonymous
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August 26, 2005 3:57:59 PM

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OK. I was curious because if the problem happens to be in the cable or
connector, I usually feel pretty stupid throwing the whole monitor away
because of that. I am not really sure how often that happens, though.


Brandon wrote:
> Its built in
>
Anonymous
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August 27, 2005 11:27:55 PM

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yea i know what you mean, It seems like such a waste. I switched the
monitors today, and the problem hasn't happened yet, but i think its to
early to jump to conclusions. I'll give it a few days and see what
happens.
Anonymous
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September 5, 2005 8:10:14 PM

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I have been using my mom monitor for about a week now, and the problem
has not happened once. I would like to test longer but the mom doesn't
like the 15 inch. So i think i have narrowed down the problem to either
to monitor or the signal cable fromt h monitor. I guess when i get some
money i'm gonna have to buy a new one. For the the Optiquest V55 will
do the trick, just need to take the cable out and put it back in every
few boot ups.

Thanks again for all your help.
Anonymous
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September 6, 2005 4:17:50 PM

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Yeah, I think you're right. Thanks me keeping me posted.

--Alex


Brandon wrote:
> I have been using my mom monitor for about a week now, and the problem
> has not happened once. I would like to test longer but the mom doesn't
> like the 15 inch. So i think i have narrowed down the problem to either
> to monitor or the signal cable fromt h monitor. I guess when i get some
> money i'm gonna have to buy a new one. For the the Optiquest V55 will
> do the trick, just need to take the cable out and put it back in every
> few boot ups.
>
> Thanks again for all your help.
>
April 20, 2006 1:01:46 AM

I have the exactly the same problem. however, I know it's not the monitor, because when I hook it up to the motherboard (integrated -.-), it's fine. It's a regular old PCI card, so no IDE cables. Any idea?
July 16, 2008 6:47:48 AM

I've got the same problem, but I'm pretty sure I know what it is. I just don't know how to carry it out. I recently installed a new video driver called NVidea and the computer will boot just fine through the BIOS but after the Windows loading screen the screen goes black. I don't know what I need to do to roll back the computer or uninstall the driver. You would be a life saver if you could come up with a solution..
September 9, 2008 10:53:41 PM

Hope this helps guys! I worked on this one for a veeeeery long time.

1. uninstall drivers
2. download newest direct x from Microsoft
3. install the driver

NO MORE PROBLEMS FOR ME!!!!!
January 28, 2009 11:40:18 AM

Hi! My computer goes to a black screen when I start it up right after it shows the windows xp is loading it turns black then a flash of purple light comes then it goes black again but I try moving the mouse and I see the pointer on the black screen.

I don't know what the problem is because last night it was working, we just installed a game and it was working good, the problem started when I turned it on this morning.

I need help.
August 7, 2011 6:03:26 PM

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Sometimes when i boot up my PC, and after the xp loading screen clears
and it should go to the login screen, my monitor just goes black. But
the green light on the monitor statys on. I find that if i pull out the
monitor plug from the video card and put it back in then the monitor
comes on. Is this a problem with my monitor, or something else??

thanks for the help

Hi,

I had the same problem. I used wrong video cable connecting monitor with my computer. Cable was connected to DVI input in my computer and HDMI connector in my monitor. When I changed cable, and connected DVI connector in my computer with DVI connector in my monitor the problem disappeared. You should try it, change connections.

Marek Z.
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