I have a Windows 7 machine using an intel core2duo, 4gb ram, ati 4850. I just got two new Dell U2410 monitors. Ever since I got my monitors my computer will frequently enter a constant reboot cycle after powering up from a fresh boot. Each time this cycle starts I have to turn off the computer and try again. Sometimes I can get into windows, sometimes I cannot. Any ideas whats causing this?
You can disable Automatic Restart from System Properties (Windows Key + Pause break key) \Advanced System Settings \ Advanced \Startup + Recovery Settings and unchecking the Automatic Restart box. Also if you go to Start\Run and type MSCONFIG you can check the BOOT LOG box and get a record of potential problems on startup. There is also event log and system log to see if they tell you whats going wrong
Doesnt seem like any of these suggestions make a difference. Event log shows now errors, i'm not quite sure where to view the boot log after I check the box. However, it seems the issue may be a power issue. I can boot the computer when I do not have each monitor's usb cord connected.
Have a look in Device manager (windows key + Pause break) to see if there is an exclamation mark anywhere(maybe usb devices) which shows a problem with that device. Try using different USB ports for you cables, or if you have a seperate powered USB hub try that as you may be right and need extra power to drive the monitors USB
I have a 500W powersupply, its definitely related to the usb cables. I'd be surprised if simply having the usb cables connected from the monitor to the computer would cause that much of a power usage difference