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Monitor screen "pops" and flashes during startup or wake-up

Q: Monitor screen "pops" and flashes during startup or wake-up

Help - I'm running Windows 7 Home premium. About three weeks ago, when waking from a sleep mode, the monitor would make a slight popping sound, then would flash the monitor logo several times before the home screen appeared.

This problem is worsening -- and is now happening on startup too, i.e., the monitor will pop and flash its logo for several minutes before the computer is ready.

I have had trouble-shooting suggestions from HP that involved resetting the screen saver, resetting sleep mode, and doing a system restore -- none of those seemed to help my problem.

Any suggestions?

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Hi guys,
I've been using a Samsung 940N LCD monitor on my PC for quite a few months without a hitch, but in the last 2 weeks or so I will be using my PC as normal when the monitor will suddenly "flash" and the screen seems to go out of focus, pixels start to flicker and the whole PC just hangs. This can happen during startup, after 5 minutes or after 3 hours. There is no warning as to when it will happen.

The same problem occurs when I boot to safe mode as well. On one of the times when it wasn't crashing for a long time I managed to run some virus/spyware/trojan etc tests and they all came up clean. I'm not sure if it's the video or the monitor causing the problem.

I just have onboard video on an ASUS AS78-MX motherboard. Is this something that can be fixed or should I just start looking at a new PC ?

Thanks,
Rang
 

A:Samsung 940N monitor "flashes" and hangs PC

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Please guys i need help...
My AOC E1621SWB monitor always say "Input not Support" after the Windows 7 logo... I tried running it in Safe mode and every other option i have but still it says the same thing...
Before I had that message I am installing Windows 7 64bit because what i had was just 34 bit (i just bought a kingston DDR3 4GB RAM and i have 2GB RAM also, i wanted to maximize my RAMs and everybody on the internet tells me to go 64... so that's why i did.)

I Installed the 64 bit with the Custom option because i like to build it from the ground up.. after some percent of Installation, of course my PC restarted and boom that's where the dreadful "Input not Support" message came... I tried Plugging in and out the VGA cable, the power plug and turning on and off the monitor but nothing works...
I don't know if it has any connection with the Win7 installation but as far as i can remember this was the first time it happened.

Some Facts you may also want to know:
1. there is nothing wrong with my VGA cable because i tried it with my laptop and it works.
2. i think there is also nothing wrong with the PC's VGA port because i can still see the logo etc at the startup.
3. I don't know if it helps but i have an AMD Athlon II Processor with NVIDIA GeForce 7025/ nForce 630a
4. I have searched every forum here, in Fixya and tomshardware but i can't find any solution..
5. I'm a total noob at these techno-things and i would re... Read more

A:Solved: "Input not support" message pops up in my AOC e1621swb monitor

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Hello

At somepoint last night I must've downloaded a virus or infected program. I am getting pop-ups for "System Integrity Scanwizard" as well as notifications of infections (via system integrity...) in my system tray.

Occasionally I will get a double pointer (be it arrow, finger, whatever).

The most visually frustrating is when my screen rapidly flashes and scrolls the current screen/page such that i practically have a seizure. I have to do a hard reset, then I'm "back to normal."

My hijack this log isposted below. Thanks for the help--
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:24:47 PM, on 3/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\Googl... Read more

A:"System Integrity scanwizard," Double pointers, and screen flashes

When I click on the link (which sometimes appears under my toolbar, similar to an active x install or something, it is to this site

http://protect.trustedantivirus.com/MTY4Nzc=/2/5993/ed=1/ex=1/h=10/zheltaya_hernya/

which is then immediately redirected to this site

http://directnameservice.com/r.php?sid=0&said=0&pn=&aid=0
If this helps at all....
 

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- Firstly my laptop was making the USB in and out sounds along with black screen flashes and also screen resolution changes.

- So I decided it was time to reset my laptop completely in the hope of fixing this problem.

- Now, after my laptop finished resetting, another problem has arisen, a red cross appeared on my speaker logo on taskbar and no sound ! So I fixed it following these steps windows 10 sound problem,no speakers or headphones plugged in error - YouTube (for reference)

- Now after this, yes, I have sound, but my sound quality has drastically decreased, almost like 'stock' sound. Unsure what to do now with this !!

- Further to this whilst avast free antivirus was installing (doubt that matters) my original "USB in and out sound" problem had happened again, with black screen flashes and screen resolution changes.

- As I had been in such a pickle I decided to come here as I really need an expert opinion.

My laptop is a HP Envy
Processor: AMD A10-5750M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 2.50GHz
Ram: 8gb

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: I upgraded to windows 10 as part of the free upgrade a while back. I noticed that the red cross speaker problem has been linked to this? Unsure for me.

Only things Ive got back on my laptop was google chrome (logged in again with all extenstions and bookmarks..etc).
Steam. Football manager 2017. and yes avast.

Any help greatly appreciated and thank you in advance.

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I noticed a few posts about screen flicker but this is not regular enough to be called a flicker - it happens every few seconds for a tiny fraction of a second.
There was one suggestion to delete and reinstall the video driver. This laptop has two video 'cards'. Which one? Or both?
I think the BIOS is up-to-date.
I've tried running diagnostics but the PC crashes. I can't get it to run diagnostics on bootup.
Still under warranty but not for much longer.
Any suggestions?
Thanks, Joe

A:Inspiron 15 7559 occasional screen "flashes"?

joebedford,Click the link below for information.Why does my LCD screen become DIM or sometimes flicker or brighten intermittently?

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Hey everyone!

I have a problem that has occurred a few times before, but has happened around 5 times tonight.

I'm browsing around, and all of a sudden my screen will flash "black" or perhaps go blank. All black, nothing there. This lasts one second or less, and then reverts back to normal. No slowdowns as this occurs.

Not sure what, if any info from my system would be helpful in diagnosis, but will provide whatever.

If anyone knows a fix for this or can lend some insight I would be mightily appreciative of your time and effort.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Black or "Blank" screen flashes up...

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When we press s on keyboard we get snip and sketch tool and i cant type letter s which is very annoying,
please let me know how can i disable this ? already i have uninstalled still problem persists

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I am using Windows XP and My Computer screen pops up when switching between websites. Could this be a trojan? I ran my Norton Anti-Virus and it does not detect anything? THANKS!
 

A:"My Computer" screen pops up when online

HIJACK THIS:
Try not to reboot
Currently the Spyware identified by the security experts and especially the morphing and breeding .exe`s in the new variants of CWS, after every re-boot required by Ad-Aware and Spybot etc, just spawns more and more files for the poster to find and delete. This is making the advice the security experts give just too hard to follow.
One of the security experts recently had one log with over a hundred files, they guy had to format c: drive.

Download and copy hijackthis to its own folder , it makes backups so keeping them separate and available can be useful.

Note the Spyware tools websites are very often under attack and so I have provided more than 1 location to download from:

http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
http://209.133.47.200/~merijn/downloads.html
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/
http://www.sherrylynn.us/privacypolicy (this has an older version 1.97 - if you can get to other sites)

Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”.
Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad.
Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.
DO NOT FIX ANYTHING wait advice from one of the many security experts in this forum.

I currently do not have the skill/competence to advise and poor advice can be far more damaging to your PC with this software, and so I will be unable to add any advice on the log a... Read more

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Hello people.

I have a Laptop Fujitsu Esprimo Mobile D9510 most of the time I never shut it down, i use the hibernate mode. Some times when i turn it on from hibertane i get a blue screen or the screen goes black and i need to power shutdown the laptop.

I have updated drivers, check RAM and HDD for errors, no luck yet...
Dumps in attachments
Can someone help me?

Thanks

A:BSOD or "Black Screen" after wake from sleep

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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I'm trying to find the settings called "ModemRingOn" and "PME Wake Up Event" both in bios but i can't find them.

Does anyone know where they are? Like under what options in bios?
 

A:Where are "ModemRingOn" and "PME Wake Up Event" located in bios?

They may not be there at all. If the modem is built into the board, maybe.
 

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I'm trying to find the settings called "ModemRingOn" and "PME Wake Up Event" both in bios but i can't find them.

Does anyone know where they are? Like under what options in bios?

A:Where are "ModemRingOn" and "PME Wake Up Event" located in bios?

BIOS's vary widely; there is no standard features that are included. It's possible your BIOS has neither of them.

If these are features you are interested in exist, the first thing to do is to check the motherboard manufacturer's web site's "support" page, and find out what the latest version of BIOS is available for your motherboard, compare that to what you actually have on your motherboard, and then read the change log to see if possible these features were added.

You can also research these features by Googling the text "ModemRingOn" and the model number of your motherboard "GA-XYZ123" in the same search, in order to filter hits that are limited to those that include references to both of these qualities. Look for forum posts, and other technical sites & information.

Also, look for the User Manual for your motherboard on-line. Sometimes these include information on the BIOS of the motherboard.

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Ok, i've been having problems with a corrupted driver that is related to my video card. (DRIVER_CORRUPT_MMPOOL and IRLQ_NOT_GREATER_OR_LESS). I got online and found a few fixes for them but before i could try the solutions the monitor started to refuse to wake up. If the monitor has power but the other cord is unplugged i get a "No connection" box on my monitor, but when i plug it into the vid card it goes black and the LED just blinks. The rest of the computer sounds like it is working like normal (though the green LED on the computer that says its on is no longer working. All the other LEDs work fine). I took out the video card and put in an old one i had lying around and the exact same thing happened. Im pretty sure i can fix the driver problems if i can just get the monitor working again. Any help would be appreciated. Specs listed below:

WinXP
AMD Athlon 1800+
512 DDR
Soyo Dragon Plus Motherboard
Nvidia Geforce 3 Ti 200
Dell M780 Monitor
Antec 250W switching power supply (i was told this could be the problem since the system is under powered, but its worked for a couple years on this setup and i havent made any hardware changes)
 

A:Monitor won't "wake up"

If you completely power off the computer and turn it back on do you ever get anything on the monitor, like the BIOS screens or Windows loading? If not then its not a corrupt driver as it doesn't load that early.

Its either the power supply or the motherboard. Can you try another power supply? Also try reseating the RAM, if you have more then one stick, try them one at a time.
 

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Thanks,
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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My computer monitor flickers during the first 1-2 min of start-up. It will start at the Windows user-select screen and lasts into after Ive logged in (unless I dont log in for enough time), lasting 1-2 min total. The flickers are quick, white, horizontal bars that stretch the width of my screen. Their height varies, but never covers the whole screen. When I restart, I dont have this problem, only booting up.This is definitely not a monitor problem, as I have tested on multiple monitors and have the same problem.I have a video of this, but its in .AVI, which isnt supported on this forum. If anyone could tell me how to convert it into an acceptable format, I could do so.Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

A:Computer screen flashes at startup (not monitor prob)

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
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My computer monitor flickers during the first 1-2 min of start-up. It will start at the Windows user-select screen and lasts into after I?ve logged in (unless I don?t log in for enough time), lasting 1-2 min total. The flickers are quick, white, horizontal bars that stretch the width of my screen. Their height varies, but never covers the whole screen. When I restart, I don?t have this problem, only booting up.
This is definitely not a monitor problem, as I have tested on multiple monitors and have the same problem.
I have a video of this, but it?s in .AVI, which isn?t supported on this forum. If anyone could tell me how to convert it into an acceptable format, I could do so.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

A:Computer screen flashes at startup (not monitor prob)

Hi ... First thing that comes to mind is the Graphics ... You could try reseating the Card and make sure the slot is clean ...

As you have On-board Video you could also try that to rule out the Graphics issue ...

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I have a PC that is running Windows Xp. The video card is running at a resolution of 1928 x 1080 or there abouts. I had it hooked up to a widescreen monitor. Now, I am at a different location and they do not have any monitors of that caliber. I get the error on start up of "Cannot display this video mode". How do I change the display mode before the pc boots up or get the monitor to auto downgrade the resolution?

A:Dell LCD Monitor gives error "Cannot display this video mode" at startup.

Im not 100% sure if this will work but try booting it up in safe mode. Im pretty sure safe mode has a default resolution of 800x600 (or something like that)

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Hello
My Windows10 has suddenly started taking longer and longer for my monitor to come to life first thing in the morning. It now seems to take about 2 - 3 minutes! And it seems that I need to press the "Source" button on the screen as well.
- Any advice?
Here is more info about my system:
Operating system: Windows10 Pro (x64)
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 244T
Motherboard: Intel DP55WB (MA TX)
Processor: Intel Core I5 750 2.66GHz
RAM: 8GB = (2GB 1066 DDR3 Memory) x4 modules
Hard disk: SSD 300GB, "INTEL SSDSA2CW300G3 ATA Device"
Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 5770 - S/n: 7 78656 05291 8
AMD RADEON SETTINGS:
OVERVIEW
Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series
Memory Size - 1024 MB
Memory Type - HyperMemory
Core Clock - 850 MHz

SOFTWARE
Radeon Settings Version - 2016.0226.1531.27895
Driver Packaging Version - 15.201.1151.1008-151104a-296217E
Provider - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
2D Driver Version - 8.1.1.1500
Direct3D? Version - 9.14.10.1128
OpenGL? Version - 6.14.10.13399
OpenCL? Version - 2.0.4.0
AMD Mantle Version - 9.1.10.83
DVD: DVD-RWSATA (BOOT MENU: TSSTcorp CDDVDDW SH-S223C - ATAPI?)
Power supply: 500W ATX 12v 80+ PSU
Mouse: Logite... Read more

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I un-ticked some programs from my "Startup" selection ( i.e.some kind of DVD program I never use and which came preinstalled) in the "System Configuration Utility"...and each time after I click on "apply" my startup monitor warning gives me the following alert

Startup Monitor warning

C:\Windows\PC health\HelpCtr\Binaries\Msconfig.exe/ auto wants to run at startup. Do do want to allow this change?

I clicked "no" since I have no idea what the above is.

Could anyone enlighten me? Is this a legitimate request I should grant?

Thank you in advance

A:"PC health" from Startup monitor warning?

Whenever you make a change in the System Configuration Utility, Windows will temporarily add a flag in the startup Registry key (in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENT VERSION\RUN\) so that it pops up next time you restart the computer, just in case you make a change in there and decide it's a bad idea when you reboot (also, just in case the change was made by some background application or MalWare without your authority).

This is normal. You should allow the change.

When you restart your computer, a message will pop up during startup (after you've got into Windows) and you have the option there of supressing further repetitions of that message (if you make subsequent changes in the System Configuration Utility, the message will return).

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So recently I attempted to play this game (Eldritch) on my computer. I had no issue loading it; the problem arose when I went to options and clicked "Fullscreen". The monitor went black and a simple message popped up saying "Out of range". I tried fiddling with it for a bit to no avail, so I opted to restart the computer. Now whenever I turn it on that same "Out of Range" message is displayed alongside a black screen.

I'm unsure of what to do or how to proceed considering that I can't see anything on the monitor. I've read that I can enable a safe start up setting, but I've also read that the only way to do that is with a working monitor (I'm on Windows 8.1). I feel like the only way to solve the problem is by borrowing a better monitor from one of my friends so that I can access my computer and change the settings, but I'd really just like to fix this issue now.

So, can anyone help me?
 

A:"Out of range" displayed on monitor upon startup

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I really hope someone can help me with this. My monitor is displaying a no signal message at startup, not even showing the windows boot screen. However, I plugged the cable into the on board graphics card and it works fine, it's only when I try it on my other card that there's a problem. I've cleaned and reseated the card, but no joy.

This is a completely out of the blue problem. It was working fine last night, tried to turn it on this morning, and this happened. Any advice? Or do I just have to get a new graphics card?

Thanks for any help you can give.
 

A:Monitor displaying "No Signal" on startup

Try to check if it is well plug in the AGP or PCI Express slot in you PC. If yes then you Graphic card is dead you will need to change it.
 

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Most mysterious: I've tried everything I know, but the personal startup sound (.wav) I want (to complement my personalized LockScreen) shows as the selected WindowsLogon sound on the select screen, and plays when [>TEST] button pressed. The "Play Windows Startup sound" is 'checked'. However, the personalized sound does notplay at 'startup ' (no sound at all), but onlyplaysupon a 'restart'. I did try winaero's "Startup Sound Changer", with no success. Sure could use some assistance.
PC Information:
HP STREAM 13-c010nr
Windows 10 HOME (x64)
Version: 151
OS Build: 10586.36
I have looked through the Registry and noted that "Window Logon" is associated with:
(default)/ RG_SZ/ Windows Logon
DispFileName/ RG_SZ/ @MMRes.dll,-5853"
ExcludeFromCPL/ REG_DWORD/ 0x00000000 (0)
Not sure if this needs to modified/adjusted or if a new Key needs to be created. (I'm assuming that '-5853' is the default startup sound.)
Again, I'm baffled and would appreciate some guidance.
Thanks,
Stephen

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Just got a new monitor as above and although great resolution etc., everything takes on an oblong or extended horizontal view.

I guess this only what can be expected with these new monitors?

For example, in all my pictures etc. the object is obviously distorted (though only slightly).

I have a 150 cm Plasma Telly that has the same appearance so other than shrinking up the horizontal size of the monitor screen, this is just normal?
 

A:New 22" monitor seems "too wide screen?"

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Hi everyone. I'm having a bit of a problem with one of my computers, and I would be very grateful for any help from you guys. The problem originated in the following way:

1) Computer was working fine, etc. etc.

2) I shut it down so I could clean the fan from the thick cake of dust that was blocking it, as well as one of the DDR slots. The cleaning was done very gently with an unused paint-brush, so I don't think I displaced any parts or anything...

3) Ok, so I turn it back on, and when the monitor activates, I get a message that it is "out of frequency" and it proceeds to power down after a few moments. I have to note I did not change a single thing in the display settings that have been working fine for two years now (1280x1020? 32bit).

Now, I've looked through several tech support forums and most of the advise to get into safe mode, but I can't do that, at all. It just gives the out of frequency message, then shuts down. I also tried using the shmancy new monitor from this computer I am on now to see if maybe it'll work on the other one until I can lower the frequency or something, but it gave the same message. Please help?

Oh yes, I am using Windows XP.. with an S3 Savage graphics card? Something like that, and 256mb RAM, two hard disks of 20gb each. That's it, I think...
 

A:monitor "out of frequency" on startup

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My computer decided to do a system startup repair on its launch but we had a power shortage shortly after so the repair was interrupted. When the power came back on I decided to boot up my pc, the keyboard and mouse worked fine and everything worked well except for the monitor which had a "No signal" coming out of it and then it just shut off, with the power button of it blinking. Can someone please help me with this?
 

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Window 98 "pauses" on shut down then this "szchostc" Message window pops up.

Then another window a few minutes later "End task" "Continue" or "Cancel" box pops up. When I push end task windows then will shut down.
It is linked to the < sync.eye crypt 32 dll:certget name string A > because this will come up if i push the buttons to much to shut my PC downand the ram hits bottom.

I don;t know what to do. Microsoft support "SUCKS"!!! I visted this "trojan" web site that link me to "Szchostc" I downloaded their zip file and I tried to extract the bad files but it didn't seem to work. They had a notepad work sheet that was way over my head with PC jagon!
Please feel free to e-mail me with any help! this problem is working my nerves!
Chainsaw
 

A:Window 98 "pauses" on shut down then this "szchostc" window pops up

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http://tinyurl.com/k3vyb

I tried copying a fresh version of the file to \Windows\System32. No dice. I tried renaming it all uppercase and then all lowercase. Nothing. I put a copy in the root directory. No effect. I tried everything I could think of, but nothing worked.

Then--doh!--I stopped thrashing and did what I should have done initially: I dug into the Microsoft Knowledge Base and learned about XP's built-in Rebuild command. It can often easily fix "Missing HAL" and similar problems in just a minute or two. If you know about this command and how to use it, you can potentially save yourself hours and hours of manually reinstalling or rebuilding a failed operating system.
 

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I am stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair"
When I choose "Start Windows Normally",it gives me blue screen with the following error:Unmountable_Boot_Volume.On "Launch startup repair" I am stuck on the Windows 7 wallpaper with cursor and can't even open Cmd trough Shift+F10.I've tried re-installing windows from USB stick and I am also stuck on "Setup is Starting".Any help please,and how much I am screwed?
P.S-On Advanced boot options I can't use Safe Mode,Safe Mode with Networking,Safe Mode with Command prompt and Last Known Good Configuration,it gets me back to "Start Windows Normally" and "Launch startup repair".

A:Stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair"

Time to boot to an external testing/repair environment, such as a Win7 Repair disk or a hard drive test disk.

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Hello,

I've been having this nasty problem since yesterday. I have no knowledge of viruses whatsoever so I am at a complete loss as to what to do.

I'm using a 7-year-old laptop and Windows XP. At a guess, the problem comes from my friend's USB. This is what happened: I inserted the USB and noticed a RECYCLER and some Shorcut to (1) etc. viruses. I thought this wasn't serious so I ignored it. An hour or two after that my Internet connection crashed (I don't know if it has anything to do with the virus). By checking randomly, I found out that gpedit.msc and my Antivir setup file also refused to run.

I then shut down my computer and have been unable to boot ever since. Every time I try to start up, I am faced with a dozen of "out of memory" pop-ups, all of them with "xxx" in their title bar. I tried closing them all, but new ones kept springing up. I opened Task Manager and found at least 20 processes named FONTS.EXE. I guess this was what caused the "out of memory" error, so I tried to end those processes, but they kept re-appearing over and over again.

The taskbar and the desktop icons won't show up. The screen is blank - there's just my wallpaper background, my cursor and the nasty error pop-ups. I can't run any virus check or do anything else.

I've also tried rebooting in Safe Mode, but it took me to the blue screen of death.

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Yesterday I turned on my laptop which came preloaded with Vista and it popped up the black screen that says, "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." Then it gives me the option to launch the startup repair or boot windows normally.

If I try to boot Windows normally, it just gives a microsecond view of a blue screen then it puts me right back where I started.

If I try the startup repair, it tries running for a minute, then it says, "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically," and gives me the option to send or not send the info to Microsoft.

This system is used for my business and I'm pretty dependent on it.
Any suggestions for how to proceed on this would be VERY appreciated!!

-tb

p.s. regarding the computer's message about new hardware or software, I have not installed anything new on it for some time. Don't know if that's helpful info or not.
 

A:Vista is stuck in "Startup repair/blue screen" loop

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Hi there

I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X and I've instaled Windows XP with Bootcamp.

I tend to run more often on XP than Mac OS X, I tryed looking for some new themes for XP and installed "UXTheme Multi-Patcher 5.0.exe" and copyed across a few new themes wich I liked. they all worked fine till I restarted the system. An error message apears saying that it cant locate the file "UXThemes.dll" so all i see in windows now is my wallpaper with no startup menu, the keyboard and mouse's right and left clik do not respond at all. I have tryed puting in the Windows instal CD but it wont even read the CD/DVD drive all is there is the wallpaper background.

If anyone could kindly help me through this issue it whould be much apreciated.

Kind Regards

Andre
 

A:XP cant find "UXTheme.dll" screen stays on wallpaper, no startup menu pls help!

Welcome to TSG AndrePalo

Your problem is probably caused by one of the following reasons:

>> You corrupted the file by installing the preferred theme incomplete/ incorrectly.
>> You ignored the Microsoft's warning that should have come if you were trying to install a theme that was not signed by Microsoft.
>> The installed theme does not correctly recognize the modified UXTheme.dll or somehow, it got deleted/ modified.

I did a little research on the topic and came up with one solution. See if it helps:

How to Install XP Themes Tutorial

Hope that helps. Good Luck.
 

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Hello there

So I'm experiencing strange BitLocker behaviour. I have this PC at work. Clean Windows 8 x64 installation, 3 HDD (AHCI), no SSD.

After I set up BitLocker to encrypt "C" partition, it gave me pop-up window, that I should restart PC to test the BitLocker loader. So I clicked Yes. And after few seconds I got this:



Mind, I'm still ABLE TO type password (i can't see sh** though), after I hit enter Windows IS booting, but it's really weird to see above picture instead of:

(at my home PC).


My GFX is OK, I tested it with games, benchmarks etc.

Any thoughts people?

Kind Regards

Bart

A:VERY strange BitLocker "enter password" startup screen

Up, anyone?

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Hello everyone,

I just had this problem occur the other day. I was playing the new WoW, when I started getting a really BAD picture: lines going across my screen, red and green dots and what not.

Then the game froze and I had to shut down the computer. I tried logging on a few more times with the same problems.

I tried logging on just to use the internet and the screen kept going black, then back to normal, eventually just freezing.

Now, when I log on, the screen goes black right at the blue login screen, and my moniter reads" IGN no input signal."

I am running Microsoft XP. I saw another thread like this elsewhere with the agreed-upon cause being overheating. All my fans work (including processor and video card) and I even took off the side panel after the computer has been off for a day, still no luck.

The oldest parts on my computer are the harddrive (safe to assume this is not the problem) and my video card.

Any help would be appreciated, and sorry if this is in the wrong board

-7iron10
 

A:After computer startup, black screen, followed by "no input signal"

I have the same problm need help bad
 

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Hello all,

I have a Compac desktop, it's relatively new as far as use. Recently, it's not been used because of a startup issue. It will load the first screen (The compac screen and act like it's it going to load up) but then loops back to the first screen and continue to do this over and over. My mother told me that the computer had fallen off of out computer hutch (About 2 inches off the ground) and heard an interesting noise inside. She described the sound like a CD hitting the floor, but I looked inside the desktop, and nothing seemed to be out of place.
I want to get the data files and documents, but as stated above, I cannot use the computer.
I have a Ubuntu CD already made, and have used it before.. Unfortunately, the CD drive doesn't seem to be recognizing the disc. I can see the little white blinking "-", but that is all I can get to come up before the screen goes into another loop; and the previous process.
I was hoping some one could possibly help me out in getting the computer to the point to save the data? I have the option to reformat the whole computer, but I'd rather save that for last measures if the data cannot be recovered.
Again, the computer is a compac, Windows XP OS, desktop - only about 3 years old.
 

A:Computer will not boot past the "Compac" startup screen.

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My acer laptop (acer aspire 5745DG 3D) recently got really slow and laggy. What was more strange is that in task manager it showed 0-9% CPU usage. Then there were more stages that lead it to go wrong.
Anyway, i have removed the hard drive (Western digital blue) and saved all my important data to a separate desktop PC (using a separate cable etc).I have reinstalled windows (7 Ultimate 64bit) on that hard drive using the PC then putting it back in the laptop, but the same problem remains. When i boot windows from the hard drive on the desktop PC the same thing happens (it hangs, goes black and restarts). The warranty for the laptop has expired just a few weeks before it started going wrong and acer support is no use.
My brother, who is quite good with computers, says that i may need to buy a new hard drive but before i do, i thought i might ask you guys.

Thanks for any help or suggestions.

A:Windows 7 "hangs" at startup, screen goes black and restarts itself

You can't count on Win7 to start when moved to different hardware without SysPrep to move HD to another computer.

I'd instead try booting the Win7 installer for the licensed version on the Acer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If it fails test the HD using maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan followed by Disk Check run from installer System Recovery Options Command Line, on a full disk partition created in installer or using Step 2.2 here: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation.

Check for newer BIOS update. If none reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ for 5-6 passes. Remove all but 2gb RAM to try install, swap RAM sticks, check for debris in slots.

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I've been working on this problem with people on the BleepingComputer forum for over two months, and while all of their advice has seemed slightly sensible at the time, after replacing EVERY SINGLE PART OF THE COMPUTER save the Seagate-tested, Seagate-passed Seagate hard drive, the CPU, and two of four RAM sticks (which have passed over 80 hours of Memcheck testing)...

...I'm beginning to wonder if the problem isn't at least in part with the advice I've been getting over there.

So, Seven Forums, here's the deal: constant freezing of the "Starting Windows" screen on a relatively fresh install of Windows 7 Pro x64, SP1. "Relatively" fresh in that I've installed all the Windows updates, the newest driver for my graphics card, Chrome, Sublime Text II, Speccy, Dropbox and Keepass.

The BIOS for my motherboard (brand new!) is updated to the latest version.

I have unplugged my Delta 44 sound card on the off chance it is the problem child, but the problem persists, so I'm guessing not.

Here's Speccy:

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/z...tIGFNkAulcqUFt

I used to have hobbies. I'd go for walks with my wife, try to learn to play the banjo, cook stuff. Make small batches of wine.

Now, all I do is work on this infernal box of stinking misery. All I do is run Memtest, run Seagate drive diagnostics, reinstall Windows and occasionally think about taking a sledgehammer to this ******* son of a thousand PETs and just buy a Mac.

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A:Repeated freezes at Starting Windows screen, "Startup Repair" no good

PantsMasterson
Please check Event viewer to see what is logged there relating to the problem.

Usually freezing is either hardware (ram, etc.) Which you seem to have eliminated or software conflicts.

If you have a BSOD (i know it just freezes) please upload at least one because we can examine the drivers that were loaded leading up to the freezes, etc.

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Event viewer (local) >>> look for errors listed in the last day, week, etc. Then go to the windows log>application tab. Finally the windows Logs>system tabs.

You want to look for all errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

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A couple weeks ago I was using fruity loops program and all of the sudden my screen went black and "d-sub power save mode" was all that was shown. After a few restarts my PC would start normally but take me directly into bios where I disabled the power save mode but still went blank after a few hours of running normal. I tried restarting as I had done the first time but noticed my screen stayed blank after multiple restarts. Eventually my PC had brought me to the bios page as did before but when I would exit bios this time Windows XP no longer appeared and I was back to blank screen. Now I can't even access bios and the screen stays blank but the fans and cd drive work and everything sounds normal on startup.

Here's what I've tried but had no luck.
1. Reseated the memory and agp video card
2. Removed CMOS for hours and put it back
3. Thoroughly cleaned inside PC
4. Switched power cables and tried monitor on a laptop and monitor works fine on laptop
5. Pressed all key commands
6. Inserted Windows XP cd and I can hear it running but no picture
 

A:Monitor blank screen "power save mode"

If you have more than one RAM stick try one at a time. Disconnect all drives, extra cards (sound etc.) leave just CPU/HS/fan, RAM and vid card. Try video card in another system. Replace power supply. I realized these last two are not always possible.
 

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Machine: HP Envy 17 3070nr w/ AMD 7690M XT.

I've been struggling for the past several days with this, getting odd behavior where Windows 8 might install just fine or start a session OK but then at some point my laptop monitor just turns off. Even seems to happen on start up before getting to the lock screen.

Yesterday I went all out, did factory image reset to Windows 7... updated the Intel HD drivers... went to Catalyst 12.11 beta drivers as well. Installed Win 8 as an upgrade.

All seemed OK briefly, then I got some screen flickering, and it returned to normal... except for the fact that it then thought I had two monitors! I think at some point over the weekend while I was screwing around with this it I had my TV plugged in via HDMI and it showed up as monitor 3. In any event I could move my mouse over well past the bounds of my "real" monitor and there was definitely a phantom area out there. Furthermore under 'Devices' on the right hand bar it showed I had a second monitor.

To try and get rid of that I set my "projector" settings to duplicate the monitors rather than extend... at which point it just turned off and wouldn't return/revert.

Anyone else experience this? Any idea of why it would think I have a phantom second monitor? Seems awfully suspicious given how many issues I've had.

A:Black (literally off) screen - related to "phantom" monitor?

Ah hah! This is definitely the main problem I've been having now! Even with my Intel HD graphics disabled, upon reboot Windows think it finds a second monitor when there isn't one there. Not only that but it makes it the PRIMARY monitor so you can't see anything. You have to just key in your password / PIN, then it will bring you to the desktop.

The question is how the heck do I get rid of this thing permanently!

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My wife's computer was running Windows 7 and Windows 10 automatically installed. Fortunately there was no problems until I made a change. She has never had a windows login password, just clicked on her name a picture on startup which remained the same on Windows 10

She is using an HP printer which had a toolbox icon on the desktop. I opened the tool box to check her ink cartridge levers only now none of that info is available. No problem. Windows 10 said I could download an HP app that could be used to check ink cartridge levels, printer settings etc. In order to do that I had to sign in using my personal Microsoft account.

Now her computer shows my name and asks for my Microsoft account password before she can login. I used netplwiz.exe to attempt some changes, once of which was to untick the box that requires a password to login to windows however it still requires a password.

PROBLEM: When windows starts up my name and picture appear with a box that displays "incorrect password" If I click on the box my name and Microsoft account info appear on the bottom left hand corner. When I click on my account, it transfers to the login section on the middle of the screen and I can then enter my password.

I attempted to set up her an account but Windows 10 set up a whole new account and all of her program shortcuts disappeared so I deleted the account. Her name and email address, my name and Microsoft account address, and just my name appeared in the bottom left ha... Read more

A:"Forgot Password" on startup screen Windows 10

You have to create a LOCAL account
 

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am using dell studio xps 16 laptop with windows vista 32 .recently i was downloading some torrents and had not switched off my laptop for 3 days..when i finally switched it on the desktop shows and then no response.just the loading logo (blue circle)..i can click on only MY COMPUTER logo in my desktop..and can access the drives .but when the left is pressed the lading logo appears again..basically i cant access any shortcuts other than MY COMPUTER.i tried to click on organize drop down menu to c if any hidden files like recycler or something.but then again the screen is stuck with
that blue logo.
i used ccleaner to do the necessary cleaning ( in safe mode of course).used system restore to go back 3 days and still no result..
i have done even a virus scan with the latest update of avast ..but no use..
when the desktop appears and i click on start it says that this program is not responding and it would if you wait for sometime..when i click on ok the screen freezes and it never responds.i have even done a malware scan using malware bytes but still no result..is there any other way to fix it other than re installing windows?

A:"This program not responding"and screen frezes in startup

i have done this
MSCONFIG> choose selective start> load start up items> goto services>hide microsoft services> disable everything else> REBOOT
and it seems to be working
but i still cant figure out how to find the culprit program who is causing this trouble

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My system has continually played up since I bought it about 5 weeks ago.
My very first power up gave me three blue screen crashes with a "cpu fan error" and 2 beeps on POST. The system was bought overclocked (from 3.2 to 4 GHz) and I assumed this was the problem but during most of these crashes the BIOS reverted to default settings and still produced errors.
Eventually one of the BSODs corrupted my windows installation so I was forced to reload windows and was told by my suppliuer to run MemTest - this gave no errors after 2 hours so the computer was returned for inspection.
It was returned to me fairly promptly (not a good sign!) after the bios had been reset (same as I had done on numerous occasions) and tested without fault for 24 hours.
Guess what happened when I powered up - yes the dreaded BSOD after the " starting windows" screen appeared.
The BSODs vary and include stop:0x24, 0x50 and 0x3b errors. I also am now getting blank screens regularly after the starting windows message and the only way to get over this is to power down and restart. Once up and running the computer nearly always performs OK - it is just the starting phase that gives a problem.
I have tried many of the suggestions listed on this thread including reseating all connectors, memory sticks, video card, adjusting ram voltage , dram frequency, updated the bios, reloading windows (three times so far) without effect.
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A:BSOD after "starting windows" startup screen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ColWar


My system has continually played up since I bought it about 5 weeks ago.
My very first power up gave me three blue screen crashes with a "cpu fan error" and 2 beeps on POST. The system was bought overclocked (from 3.2 to 4 GHz) and I assumed this was the problem but during most of these crashes the BIOS reverted to default settings and still produced errors.
Eventually one of the BSODs corrupted my windows installation so I was forced to reload windows and was told by my suppliuer to run MemTest - this gave no errors after 2 hours so the computer was returned for inspection.
It was returned to me fairly promptly (not a good sign!) after the bios had been reset (same as I had done on numerous occasions) and tested without fault for 24 hours.
Guess what happened when I powered up - yes the dreaded BSOD after the " starting windows" screen appeared.
The BSODs vary and include stop:0x24, 0x50 and 0x3b errors. I also am now getting blank screens regularly after the starting windows message and the only way to get over this is to power down and restart. Once up and running the computer nearly always performs OK - it is just the starting phase that gives a problem.
I have tried many of the suggestions listed on this thread including reseating all connectors, memory sticks, video card, adjusting ram voltage , dram frequency, updated the bios, reloading windows (three times s... Read more

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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So, my computer has been working fine until yesterday. I plugged in my iPod, and a few seconds later my computer seemed to power down into stand by mode. (Whether my iPod had anything to do with this I'm not sure)

I unplugged all my peripherals and rebooted. XP gets to the login screen but then just goes into stand by mode and my monitor says its going into "power save."

I can however boot into safe mode just fine. Although when I boot into VGA mode I get a blue screen with the error "IRQL not less or equal."

I've searched for some info online and it seems to probably be a hardware problem, either with the motherboard, graphics card, or power supply I'm guessing. I re-inserted the graphics card and RAM for good measure, uninstalled graphics driver, and cleaned out any dust in my case, but no avail.

I'd like to try and pin point the problem some how so I can get a better idea of what's wrong. Any suggestions? Thanks!

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Vostro 400
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11 GenuineIntel ~2394 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. 1.0.13, 3/21/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
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A:Desktop entering "stand by," monitor goes into power save, and IRQL blue screen...

I would go to Dells support site ( http://support.dell.com/ ) and using your service tag get the drivers for chipset and also video and install them both (in safe mode).
 

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I don't know if it's normal... if it is I've never paid attention to it but now that I'm aware of it it's bothering me. The point is that the image on my screen looks sqeezed on the sides of my screen (left and right). By example, if I put a square icon from my desktop near the left or the right side of the screen it'll look like a vertical rectangle... quite weird, isn't it? My screen is a bit old (a 4 years old DAYTEK 77A) but I never had problems with it. My machine, however, is brand new : It's a P4 Prescott 3.2 (Socket 775), memory of 1024 (2 512 (3200) in dual channel), a Chaintech 6600GT, WD SATA Hard drive (200Go) and a mobo Chaintech Zenith V915P. If anyone has any idea about what the problem is and/or how to solve it let me know!!!!!!
 

A:My monitor is "squeezing" the image on the side of my screen!

ggMalkavian said:

I don't know if it's normal... if it is I've never paid attention to it but now that I'm aware of it it's bothering me. The point is that the image on my screen looks sqeezed on the sides of my screen (left and right). By example, if I put a square icon from my desktop near the left or the right side of the screen it'll look like a vertical rectangle... quite weird, isn't it? My screen is a bit old (a 4 years old DAYTEK 77A) but I never had problems with it. My machine, however, is brand new : It's a P4 Prescott 3.2 (Socket 775), memory of 1024 (2 512 (3200) in dual channel), a Chaintech 6600GT, WD SATA Hard drive (200Go) and a mobo Chaintech Zenith V915P. If anyone has any idea about what the problem is and/or how to solve it let me know!!!!!!Click to expand...

Try another monitor. If it does the same thing then it could be your vid card. If not then you might as well get a new monitor since you have a new system
 

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I started successfully my Windows 7+SP1 with newest patches
and can work normally.

Then I turn off my TFT monitor (not the running computer).
Win7 continues to work (as hard disc LED indicator and remote control tools prove).

Later I try to turn on my monitor again.
But much to my surprise the screen stays dark.
Just a moving indicator tells me now "No input signal".

Whats worng?

On a WinXP and another WIndows 7 computer (all with the same monitor) everything works fine. The desktop is shown again after returning to on.
So the hardware is not damaged.
I always have to reboot again to re-show the Windows desktop.

As far as I can rememeber in the first time the Win7 in focus system works as well but then I must have changed some settings.

I am using a motherboard with a core-i5 and H67 chipset with built-in graphic processor. So I have no separate graphic card.

Peter

A:After monitor off + on: "No imput signal" + black screen

It is likely to be the power settings for your monitor:

Press Start:
Type in the 'Search Programs and Files' box "Power Options" (without the " ").

Select the Power Options link offered in the list.
Then, 'Change when the computer sleeps' and from the drop-down menu for your monitor choose 'Never'.
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first of all, the problem we are having is not with the monitor, as we have just checked it and it works fine on another computer, so, that being said, here is our problem.

when we turn the computer on it begins to boot up, goes into the Windows welcome screen, then the screen flicks off (even shows the orange light like the monitor is not working) and it displays the message "burn in mode". This message is in a blue box and the rest of the screen is black.

If we turn the computer off and try again, the exact same thing happens.

sorry, I am not technical, so this was the best way I could describe what was happening.

hope someone can help
 

A:"burn in mode" on black monitor screen

Some motherboards have a "burn in" option. What is really happening is that the fsb [front side bus] is being overclocked by 5-10%

Have you tried to enter the bios and set defaults?

Has this always happened or was some hardware / software added or removed?

Is this a custom build or is it a mfg computer?
 

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