ok this is the deal, my brothers computer will not show video untill I unplug the monitor from the video card and plug it back in. once I shut down I have to unplug then replug to get video to the monitor.
I dont know if it is the monitor or the video card. so far I have tried taking out and putting back in the video card and cleaned stuff out good.
When I get back today I am going to try and see if i get video after a reboot, and after the pc is on then the monitor goes to a power save stand by mode I will see if I loose video or not. then I will prolly switch my monitor and my brothers monitor around.
so thats what I have tried and plan on trying any help would be nice, I dont know the monitor off hand but it is a samsung and the video card is an agp ati 9800 I think.
oh and a little background before this happened, the pc was up and running fine at my brothers place. He packed it up and came over to my place and when I set it up no video untill the unplug replug thing and thats what I have been doing so far. anyone know what I can do to fix this?
well no video from boot, but no problems booting. and no there is no on board video.
also I have tried some fixes and so far apperar to work. I just switched mine and my brothers monitors around with our pc's and now it seems that my brothers is fine after 1 shut down and restart, now I am waiting for the thing to go to stand by to see if it resumes from that okay.