I thought the dvi port on either the monitor or gpu died, but they work just fine. I switched the dvi cord to the mobo, and I still get no picture. It can't be the cord because the monitor knows when a cord is in the thing. Well, it might still be the cord. I don't know.
In order for me to get picture back, I have to restart the computer. Which sucks. The monitor will come on, then shut off again, and come back on after a minute or so.
Might just be the monitor. My step father has a monitor that does the same thing. I swear something is wrong with it. I hate using his computer because it does the same thing. Worked fine for a year then all of a sudden had this happen. I honestly think he got a faulty monitor. No matter what you do it wont come out of sleep mode unless you do a reset like your saying. Ive tried everything.
Okay, my computer is suddenly working fine again. I let it sleep for like 4 hours and the monitor went back on just fine. So far it shows no signs of being weird, but I'll keep in mind everyone's suggestions.
However, now I have a new problem. My friend brought his computer here so I could download all drivers and antivirus stuff and a couple games that game with his gpu. Last night, everything worked fine. I made it so the computer wouldn't go to sleep. This morning, I move the mouse, and nothing came up. The monitor is just black. Same problem, different computer.
This is a different monitor, I might add.
I restarted the computer, and I get past the motherboard splash screen, I get past the windows logo, then bam. Back to black. The monitor goes back to sleep. I tried switching between the older monitor, my monitor, and 2 different tvs via HDMI. I don't know what is going on. I plugged the monitor in to the motherboard, nothing. Gpu? Nothing. I can't for the life of me figure out why this is happening.
Okay, I finally got it to turn on. When it finally came on it was doing some sort of start up repair.
It tried to fix the problem but failed. I checked the diagnostics, and it said "unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem."
Gonna try again.
I currently have it up in safe mode, and I'm running MalwareBytes (Microsoft Security Essentials is curiously nowhere to be found in safe mode). I have a feeling a piece of hardware is going wrong.
Started up in safe mode. Ran malwarebytes, nothing came up. Microsoft security essentials did not show up.
I restarted it and everything was going as normal. I got to the password screen, entered in his password, and... Monitor is going to sleep. It tried to force it to boot to the desktop about 3 times, then the computer restarted itself. I'm currently in the BIOS, waiting around.