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Q: pc starts but monitor wont

hi and thanks in advance. i have an HP a6152n. ive had it for about a year and yesterday my brother's (who has the same PC) PSU went out. i wanted to make sure that was the problem so i used mine to test it. when i go to put it back into my computer the pc powers on. the fans spin on the cpu the video card and on the side of the case. but the monitor shows no activity, the keyboard only flashes and mouse doesnt work. i have tried the ram test to and i got beeps out of the mother board. i also tested the swapped out the video card but so far nothing has worked. i also reset the bios to see if that would work. i even bought a new power supply (gave the old one to my brother) if any of you have any more sugestions i would really appreciate it

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I cant figure this out, my computer starts up but my monitor wont come on. I have had this problem now 3 times in 2 years. I've replaced motherboard, memory, power supplies, and changed video cards. I currently have a k-7 fsb 400 motherboard with amd sempron processor, 350 watt power supply, geforce 5200 ddr 64mb graphics card, kingston 512 ddr memory, wd cavier 7200rpm hard drive, and a dell monitor. everything starts on computer but monitor wont. yet monitor does on my friends computers. i've reseated the memory twice, tried differant hard drive, tried differant video card and power supply. still nothing. It must be the motherboard right? I just bought motherboard 4 months ago.

A:Computer Starts Monitor Wont Come On

txscorpionman said:

I cant figure this out, my computer starts up but my monitor wont come on. I have had this problem now 3 times in 2 years. I've replaced motherboard, memory, power supplies, and changed video cards. I currently have a k-7 fsb 400 motherboard with amd sempron processor, 350 watt power supply, geforce 5200 ddr 64mb graphics card, kingston 512 ddr memory, wd cavier 7200rpm hard drive, and a dell monitor. everything starts on computer but monitor wont. yet monitor does on my friends computers. i've reseated the memory twice, tried differant hard drive, tried differant video card and power supply. still nothing. It must be the motherboard right? I just bought motherboard 4 months ago.Click to expand...

Have you tried a different monitor, al though you say it works on your friends you also say it's intermittent, it could simply be that the monitor is faulty and moving it cures the problem.

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so my pc is working or atleast when it starts but the problem is that it takes like few hours i dont know yesterday needed 5 hours to start up sometimes 20minutes and is not normal.... pc starts everythink inside its starts but monitor,mouse and keybord i alredy removed the small battery on mobo and put it back in after few minutes and its still doest work pls help ...

A:pc starts but monitor,keybord and mouse wont start

Can you please provide the model number and manufacturer name of your computer?

Have you changed any internal components before having this issue?

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Hi, I just finished building my first system. Everything works well, temps are low. System:
E6600, ASUS P5W DH Deluxe, 2 GB Kingston Hyperx, Antec Neohe 500w, Antec Solo case 120mm rear exhaust fan, 2 front 92mm fans, Sapphire x1900GT, 2 Seagate sata hard drives, Win XP Home v.2002, Kaspersky security suite. All drivers are up to date. The system can be started by clicking the usb mouse, or by turning the monitor on/off. In BIOS restart PCI, PCIe, etc are all disabled, No restart after power failure, power switch is set to on/off-hold it down for a few seconds. What am I missing? Thanks, in advance.

A:Solved: Weird starts: pc starts from monitor on/off, mouse

Wow That Is One Messed Up Computer Idk It Might Be A Bios Problem Such As It Being Out Of Date Try Flashing The Bios And / Or Try Toggling The Power Options In The Control Panel I Know There Was Something About System Shut Down Modes There Somewhere.

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I cant turn on the pc but specs are: immpb fm motherboard, amd ryzen 480 graphics card with a intel core i7 (i think) it turns on and was working fine until an expert installed this motherboard. My imgur link shows me trying to turn on the pc and use it http://imgur.com/a/b3BEhvG i know its not the monitors but thats all i know.

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I have a ADI monitor, when Windows XP starts up, there is a thick vertical line across the desktop. when i turn the monitor off and on, it the line disappears. any ideas how to fix it.

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I just repaired my computer that was shocked and fried in an electric storm 2 months ago, And now its been 3 days and whenever I start it up it goes to the windows logo and shows it loading but right before it goes into the account select screen it just stops loading! I've tried everything, safe mode, start it last time it worked, start it normally, and I even repaired all my files.

Any ideas?

A:Windows starts up but wont finish..

Well the obvious answer is that the computer is not "repaired".

What fried and what did you do about it ?

Can you get to safe mode ?

Do you have an XP disk to run chkdsk, fixboot & fixmbr ?

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My laptop with windows xp software starts normally with the desktop and icons appearing on the screen. However, no programs will start and after about eight or nine clicks with the mouse the laptop emits a 'BEEP' sound and from then on it doesnt do anything at all, even the cursor dissapears. Does anyone know whta could have happened and if there is anything i can do to it myself to solve the problem? I really need the documents on there so if you know anything can you please comment.

A:My Laptop starts up fine but wont do anything!?!?!? Please help

Have you tried booting to safemode

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I am trying to fix a friends laptop, a Sony Vaio running Vista home premium. The problem is that after booting you can start 5 or 6 programs by clicking on the icons after that you cannot start any programs. I have scanned the machine with Malwarebytes and avg and the pctools pctuneup onetime fix, I have also manually found and removed a couple of malware programs and used msconfig and regedit to look for anything suspicious. ( I am an electronics engineer and also write software so not computer illiterate). If I boot up to safe mode programs run normally. Any suggestions as to what is causing this?

A:Vista wont allow more the 5 or 6 program starts

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My precision 690 witch I am resurrecting to act as a server/nas . It powers on but does not connect to the screen the power switch appears not to work, I tried to reset the bios switch and changed the battery. To no avail. Just plugging in the power starts the machine and the fans seem to run at high speed, is the m/board
broken or is there a way to sort it, I also tried different VGA cards none worked. Looking for help. Thanks in advance. Stephen

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I have been using my computer for the last 3 years. The last hardware I changed on it was my graphics card about half a year ago. It was working fine earlier about 12 hours ago; due to a power outage it was off for about 8 hours. The power has since come on, but the computer will not start up properly. As the title suggests, the computer will start up (fans, lights) and the CD drive will open and close but it doesn't seem to acknowledge the monitor, mouse, or keyboard (none of them turn on at all).

So far, I have verified that it is the computer and not the monitor by testing the monitor on a different computer. I have reseated the graphics card and have tried starting up the computer with everything except the monitor unplugged. I'm at a bit of a loss because a lot of my troubleshooting options are limited by not being able to see anything on the screen.

The power outage is really the only thing that has "changed" since the computer was in perfect working condition; I have not installed any new software recently.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

OS: Windows 7 64bit
CPU: (Quad-Core)Intel Core 2 Extreme
MOTHERBOARD: (Quad-Core FSB1333) Asus P5N32-E nForce 680i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard
POWERSUPPLY: Thermaltake ToughPower 1,000 Watts Power Supply (about 1 year old)
VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5770 (just one)
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (2x2GB)

A:Computer starts up, monitor does not

Hi, you can have a try with the method below:
1.Please first check your PC power, maybe the power of monitor, mouse and keyboard have some problem although the fans and lights can work. Because the power outage will sometimes lead to insufficient power supply.
2.you can replace a new Graphics card to see whether the previous card has some problem.
Hope works.

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Had transported computer and disconnected all components and then reconnected everything. Dell dimension 3000. monitor starts as windows xp boots and after a few seconds , monitor goes blank. have moved mouse, tapped keyboard. and disconnected AND RECONNECTED ALL CABLES

A:monitor starts up and goes blank

Have you tried connecting a different monitor to that Dell Dimension 3000 desktop to see if the same thing happens or if the monitor stays on?

At this point, it appears to be the integrated graphics/video card - or - the monitor - or - the cable that connects the two.


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I have a Dell XPS600 geforce 7900gtx sb xifi left computer on lastnight went to bed, got up this morning computer was off. Bit power button to come on the button just clicks starts to come on then goes off. After clicking button a while it finally comes on. Fans power up cd drvies power up sounds like everything is running but the screen will not come on, it stays black. I have taken out video card an sound card cleaned an reseated. Checked all cables inside all is pluged an seated properly.
So the short of it is computer shutoff itself an now when comes on monitor will not power up but fans an drvies do.

any suggestion with this would be appreciated, since im starting to thing my mobo as died.

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hi all,

recently i noticed a weird problem with my monitor. When i am just surfing or playing a game, suddenly my monitors shuts down (screen is black), and after a second it suddenly turns back on.
It's not that annoying but i wanna now why..
Any idea?

p.s. it's an LG crt monitor and my video card is a geforce 4 ti 4200.

thx dudes !

A:monitor shuts down and starts after a second

First thing to check are the cables to the monitor..

It could also be buggy power management (better turn it off in system BIOS completely) or a dodgy vid card.

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This is not a big problem, more of a nusance.

At times, when I turn on one of my monitors, it is blue and will not recover until I turn it off and on a few times. It will eventually return to normal colors.

I have taken to leaving it on (it will suspend) when I power down the machine. This so far has worked.

Anyone have similar trouble and did you resolve it?


A:#@$%^& monitor, starts up blue...

sounds like the blue gun needs resoldering

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hi, my computer starts up, then 2 mins later it turns off and wont turn back on for 20mins or so. fan is on. can someone help?
its a gateway 510x, their is enough circulation in the back. this is what happens.
i sign in, i wait for everything to load, then before i touch the mouse the computer shuts off and wont turn on for 20mins

A:Computer starts, then shuts off, wont start up again

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Over the past few weeks, when i went to turn on my PC it would start for anywhere in between 1 and 4 seconds and then completely turn off. After a few tries though, it would stay on. But today, after many tries it doesn't stay on.

When i start it, all fans, lights, drives turn on/light up then 1-5 seconds later everything just turns off completley. It doesnt even get to the point where it makes that beep sound. I thought it might be my power supply, but i bought a brand new one only a few months ago. i've tried reseating the RAM, cleaning the motherboard area, re-connecting wires/cables but nothing is fixing it.

Anyone have any ideas what this could be?

AMD Duron 1600GHz

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ive had my laptop for a year now and its been running perfectly fine up until now. When i start my computer up, it shows the screen that has the HP logo and then stays their. I have to turn my computer on and off a few times for it too actually get past that screen and boot windows. Do any of you have some suggestions on how i can fix this?

computer specs -

HP Laptop
Intel Core Duo processor running at 2 GHz
Windows XP service pack 2

if you need any more specs ill be happy to provide

thanks in advance

A:Computer starts up, windows xp wont boot

Welcome to TSG....

Do you have the recovery software for your computer?

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Basically my keyboard works when it starts. I can press F8 or Esc to go into the windows startup menu. However when (even in safe mode) it starts up it asks for Ctrl+Alt+Del. Here my keyboard is non responsive. I've had this issue before and used to solve it with windows restore settings to a previous date through safe mode, however this time i can't get into safe mode because clever windows felt like making it so secure.
Also the option of going back to previously good settings after pressing F8 desnt help. I've tried all sorts of boot disks made on my other computer but nothing seems to get it to that BIOS screen. As i said the buttons work before windows starts up just i cant do anything useful with them. Oh and i dont have an XP Pro CD either... would that help? how do i restore mysetings to a previous date?

A:Keyboard Wont Work When Windows Starts Up!?

Hi andrew99 and welcome to TSF !

Is this a laptop or a desktop ?

If it's a desktop, is that keyboard PS/2, usb or wireless ? What's its brand and model ? Try with another PS/2 keyboard and report if you have the same problems.

If it's a laptop, what model is it ?

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my disk driver is LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S if there is a disk in the drive when windows starts immediately, the drive will read it. 2-3minutes after windows boots up, the disk drive will not detect anything that is in the drive. is there some update that i missed that can help me fix this problem, or is it just windows being a nuisance? thanks.

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So basically, I turn my monitor on, then I turn my PC on, my monitor stays in sleep mode, even though my PC is up, Windows XP loads up fine, I know this because of the enterance song it has when it goes to the desktop. I move my mouse, hit some keys on the keyboard, turn the monitor on and off, but it is still in sleep mode. When I turn my PC off and then off right after, the monitor is no longer in sleep mode and works fine.

I have a Dell 1704PT Digital monitor, running on a NVIDIA GeForce 6800 256mb, they are connected by a DVI cable.

Any help for this problem is appreciated, Thanks.

A:Monitor goes into Sleep Mode as soon as PC starts


Try another monitor and another DVI cable. Also, try using a VGA to DVI adapter and using an analog VGA connection.

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My compac presario monitor won't come out of sleep mode. I've tried everything I know of to wake it up, un-plugging it from the computer, or un-plugging the computer from the wall, but nothing works. When i turn the computer on the monitor immediately goes to sleep and stays there. i don't know what else to do. help?

A:Monitor stays off when computer starts

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About a week ago I was playing Fallout:NV when all of a sudden my monitor went black (I can't recall if the game was still running or not). I restarted my computer and all seemed fine; so I started the game up only to have it go dark again a few seconds later. Frustrated and tired, I figured I'd leave it until the next day to try and solve it. Only the next time I powered my computer up, I got the "No signal to monitor" and an abnormal post beep but I could hear Windows XP starting fine. I checked all the cord and wire connections and reseated my msi 8800gts, none of which helped. I assumed my gts had bit the dust, so I went and bought a pny 9800gt that night and after installing it, everything worked fine. Normal post beep, monitor worked, and no crashing in Fallout for the few minutes I played.

Ofcourse though, I was disappointed in buying something that was marginally of lesser quality then my last card, so I went back to BestBuy the next day and returned the card for a Galaxy GTX 460 (786mb). After installing it and powering up, I was greeted by the "No signal to monitor" message again but I could still hear Windows start. I checked the connections again and reseated the card like before. This time though, it entered a power up and down loop for a few seconds until it would finally abnormally beep.

I thought it may all be because of my OCZ 500w psu, so I went on newegg and bought a 750w Corsair, since everything worked fine when the card di... Read more

A:Windows starts but no signal to monitor.

Have you tried monitoring the temperatures?

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Hi all first time posting.

My question deals with a problem I encountered while trying to install a new DVD drive in my box. When I turn my computer on it goes through bios and start up, when it reaches the part were I should enter my username and password the monitor goes blank and a video message comes up that says no signal input. I am running Windows 2000 and have tried a bunch of troubleshooting but nothing seems to work.

Thanks for your help

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Hey all, Im having some issues with my sisters computer. She was browsing the internet today and got blue screened (dont know what it said, I didnt witness it). So she started up her computer again, and it happened again. So now, the computer turns on BUT there is no image on the monitor. I know that the monitor connection and everything is fine, as well as the monitor works fine (tried it with another computer).

Ill provide you with what information I know, I am unable to get more because I cant access the computer.

She has a 2 year old or so HP Pavilion Slimline. It is running Windows 7 32-bit. Has a Intel Pentium dual core desktop processor and 3GB of ram.

Also, I mainly just want to be able to access the hard drive for a few minutes to back up some of her art/writing. Thats all that her and I are worried about.

Thanks if you can help me, I would appreciate it so much!

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Hello TechSpot! Very helpful forums you have here so I thought I'd join and see if anyone could help me out, as well as help out others while I'm here. Anyways, I'm writing this As I drive over to a friends house who's computer won't display anything on the monitor when he starts it. Everything is new. I will check to see if it even beeps but he says it does. Any ideas to get me started? He has tried different monitors and video cards and still no luck.

A:Monitor won't turn on when computer starts

might just be a dodgy VGA/HTMI cable or power cable plugged in at the wall, try the screen on another computer or laptop

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My precious Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop spent a little bit of time in some rather warm
conditions. Shorthly thereafter is began having this problem:

When I turn the computer on my screen is black then after a while it will slowly fade to
white. Next, vertical stripes of color will go up and down the screen, slowly solidifying into
my desktop wallpaper. The screen will shake and quiver and more streaks of color will
appear. Then everything calms down and I don't have any problems until I turn it off and
turn it back on again.

I would like o fix it, but I am looking for some direction as to where to start...

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I have 2 weird things in a row this morning and I was hoping to get some opinions. I was the last one out of the office last night and the first one in this morning. I come in and my office door is locked. It is never locked and I never lock it. So once in my office I wake my computer and Resource Monitor is running on my PC and I didn't even know this program existed.

So I understand Resource Monitor is a common tool that I just never noticed before but is it possible that it started itself?

To come in to find a program running on my computer that I have never opened before is pretty weird. I also do not share this computer with anyone else.

I understand the locked door and this program may be unrelated but I need some assistance to debunk conspiracy theories.


A:Windows 7 Resource Monitor Starts Itself

Possibly an IT person was called in? Use Resource Monitor to see if all is correct here:

To identify the network address that a process is connected toClick the Network tab, and then click the title bar of TCP Connections to expand the table.
Locate the process whose network connection you want to identify. If there are a large number of entries in the table, you can click Image to sort by executable file name.
Review the Remote Address and Remote Port columns to see which network address and port the process is connected to.

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Not long ago my old pc died on me and so i bought this one and im already havin 1 or 2 problems lol, the 1st problem being that every time i log off then shutdown the pc, my screen goes black and flashes on and off and the fan is still running im sure that its the PSU ?, and the only way to
turn it off is the switch at the back...this cant be good
i think my BIOS and motherboard is out of date but im not sure and i dont know what bios i need
any help with findin the right up dates for me would be great ,

ok problem. 2 my screen all of a sudden goes like this (in pics) now this happens up to 3 or 5
times a day with a day where it never happens, i play a online game or youtube or anythin it
happens and im stuck coz all i can do is keep rebootin the pc.. and somtimes when i reboot.. the screan goes black i again have to reboot to fix just that, and im gettin a different display resolution aswell, im sort of sure all this started when i updated the video drivers here is my pc spec doc to Thank you for any help with this mike.


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In the power settings, I set the monitor off time to 10 minutes.

When I get away from my computer more than 10 minutes, an invisible program starts running. It uses harddisk like crazy, and I also hear the CPU fan working faster.

I used "Process Explorer" to detect this program. I see a "svchost.exe" terminating in the last second as soon as I turn the monitor on by a mouse move or keyboard input. Unfortunately I am not able to see the parent process because it terminates immediately when the monitor turns on.

How can I detect this suspicious program?
(OS: Windows 7 Ultimate)

A:A program starts running whenever monitor is off

It might just be the Windows Indexing Service. Have you enabled or installed any "Folding at Home" software? That will use your computer for various number crunching tasks devoted to science during periods of no use. I'm not sure if ATI still has that "Folding" option when you install the drivers, but you may have installed it when you installed the ATI driver package. I've never installed it, but it's either a startup program or a service you can disable.

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I Spent the entire day trying to fix this, this is what i tried:

-removed power from pc, pressing the power button for 30 sec, and starting it up again.

-monitor works fine, tried other pc on it.

-different cables, different sockets

-cleaned the pc inside

-checked for loose connections

-took the ram out and cleaned them

-took that battery thing out for 1 hour, to reset the bios something

It seems to Work all fine, except that theres no picture. I even heard a Windows sound from the monitor (tv screen with hdmi cable), so i guess that the pc is actually running fine, i just cant see anything. It even reacted to that reset, so i guess that i did it Right, but it didnt solve it..

Any help Would be Much appriciated!

A:Desktop pc starts but no signal on monitor

Computer specs?

Make and model number?

Laptop or desktop?

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Hey, I'm using Windows Vista and when I startup my pc I can see the windows loading image but the moment windows starts up the screen goes into standby mode and wont come out of it even if I turn on and off the monitor.

I googled the problem and it definitely seems that my graphics card is the problem. I have a Geforce 7900. I started up the pc in safe mode which worked and uninstalled the cards drivers from the device manager. I then reboot and windows works fine except now I've no graphics card installed. It pops up automatically to install drivers which I allow and then asks to reboot. However, on reboot the same problem arises. Monitor goes straight into standby mode.

I've tried this many times, I tried uninstalling the drivers from the add/remove programs list and tried installing the drivers with the setup utility I downloaded straight off the nvidia website but I keep getting the same result.

I also tried the actual dell drivers straight from their site using my code but when I run the setup all I get is this.


I am out of ideas.

Has anyone got any suggestions as to solution? I would be extremely grateful.

Thanks a lot in advance.

A:Monitor goes into standby after windows starts up

Are you getting the right drivers for your video card? Make sure if you have an onboard video card that its disabled in the BIOS. I can't really think of much since you tried certain things. If nothing helps I'd try calling NVIDIA or Dell.

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My monitor for my desktop turns on but after 10 seconds, it turns off. The on/off button turns blue. Please help.

A:Monitor starts up but then turns black

Hi there @texajay, Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that your display is not coming on. I am happy to help with this. Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Also, have you tried to connect that display to a different computer to see if it works that way?What type of connection are you using from the display to your computer? (VGA/DVI/HDMI)Have you tried a different video cable?When you power on the computer is there any sign of activity, such as beeps, fans and the hard drive spinning up? Hope to hear back from you soon.

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i really need some help. i upgraded to windows sp2 from windows xp. now my monitor freezes up after my windows says loading personal settings. it is my childrens computer and has a fresh hardrive in it. i can start in in safe mode, but i am clueless after that.

A:my monitor freezes up after my windows sp 2 starts

thank you for the quick fix. it worked enough to allow me to get safe mode working well enough to fix my problem. i had to unistall my windows sp2, but got my comp back to normal. thank you again.

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Sound familiar, anyone? Well I just saw this same kind of thread over in the XP place.
Let me tell you what happened and then where I am now.
Last night I was having trouble with Punkbuster while playing Call of Duty 4. I reinstalled it tons or times and it just wouldn't work (a whole other story is in there). Well I restarted my computer and right after the Windows bars for loading disappeared, my monitor lost the signal. I have done a ton of work and research so far as to why it is happening. I also reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows. I have a Geforce 8800 GTS, so I have taken off my drivers and installed new ones dozens of times. I've even tried older drivers. I looked over at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/662165-solved-no-input-monitor-after.html which is the other thread that talks about the issues I'm having. I've tried all I could from there but it won't help.
Any suggestions?

A:No monitor signal after Windows starts.

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My computer freezes many times when ill start it up and get to desktop. It wont take any commands after starting and ill have to shut it down by turning power off. It seems that when ill start my computer in safe mode and then ill restart and go back to normal mode it works normally. All these began after 2 latest updates.

A:Computer freezes to desktop when it starts and wont shut down.

tuplad89, Welcome to Seven Forums. This is not my area of expertise, but I would suggest, starting in normal mode. Hold down the windows key(the one with the flag on it) and push the "R" key. It will bring up a dialogue box. type msconfig in the box and go to the startup tab. Uncheck everything there except your anti virus program, you will be prompted to reboot. Do so. Reboot even if not pompted. after reboot go back and make sure everything is still unchecked. See if you notice a difference in your issue.

Next press the start button and open an elevated command prompt ( Start-type cmd in the search boz, right click the cmd entry there and select run as administrator) In that window that appears type/copy-paste sfc /scannow If you decide to type it notice the space between the SFC and the /. If it says it found no integrity issues, type exit and let us know. If it says it found problems it couldn't fix, exit and restart the computer. Do the same thing again run scannow again. reboot. Keep doing that for 3 or 4 times until you get found no integrity violations. It is scanning system files looking for corrupted or missing files and trying to replace/repair them. It may take up to 3 times with reboots in between.

Please let us know the results of those things.

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my computer windows xp dell wont read teh keyboard or mouse because it says it needs to be installed in the software wizard i cant install it because it wont work. i have rebooted it and also enable it to read usb devices and it still wont work idk what is the problem that it wont read it and want to know how to fix it

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hey all, im new to the forum but i have a problem. My computer is an e-machines and is about a year old and for the past maybe 6 months ill turn it on and all the fans start up but the processor fan stops and then it wont boot up. Normally i just keep turning it on and off and it will eventually rev up really high and then slow down and then be fine adn work ok. Now its not doing anything, Just over and over turns on and then turns off while both other fans stay running. Power supply seems to be working properly. Doesnt make any noise and i have power everywhere. Any ideas? Thanks

A:Processor fan starts but stops and computer wont turn on

Sounds like the CPU fan is dead. Replace it. In my area a new CPU fan is $20-30.

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last night my computer froze and i had to shut it down holding the power button. since then when i have tried to turn it on, it first looks like its gonna load, but then goes to the screen w/ the 3 safe mode options to start in, and to start in windows normally. the arrow keys will not work for me, so i cant get to safe mode and dont know how. after it waits for 30 seconds, it will start in normal mode, and go the the screen where it looks like its gonna load, the "Windows XP Professional" screen, where there is the time bar thing (not sure what thats called). once it is there, the screen will turn black and then restart and go back to the startup page w/ the safe mode options and normal mode option. rinse and repeat. i dont know what to do and any help will be appreciated. thanks!

A:Computer Starts And Goes To Boot Screen But Wont Start Up

If using keys at boot won't work and XP can't start then you could try using you XP installation disk to boot windows or try a linux OS on a dvd. If you still can't get it to go then try a repair install off the XP disk. http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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Ok, it all started when i was dloading a program to make windows setups.(.msi). Then i decided i didnt like it and uninstalled it. After tht was done. I decided i was going to stick with Inno Setup. I have used it before and liked it. But then i noticed all or most of my desktop icons were missing. And all the start menu ientries were missing. So i figured i had a virus. SO i went to do a system resotre. But found that i oculdnt find it...due to to missing folders. So i decided i would then try to boot into safe mode. When i tried to boot it said it cannot find a file(same with normal mode). Ubfortunely i dont remember what it said. I think it said windows cannot find NRDL press ctrl alt delete to reboot. or somthing like that. Any ways i tried a few more times and it all failied. SO then i tried the windows recovery console. Nothing. I really didnt know whre to go with it. Then i decied to go into the bios and reset. Or i thought i was resseting them. I seleteced. "fails proof settings". But then i rebooted and things got worse. My monitor is now getting no signal, it says it is ocnnected though..... So i cant see what i am doing. Please any ideas. I have a Programming project that i have been working on for months now. i dont wanna lose that. And a Lang arts project. I am very computer savvy but i have tried everything. and yes i tried a differ monitor. No Dice.


Xp Home
Nvidia 6200 TC
amd 3000+
Standard Monitro.

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A:Windows wont boot, Monitor wont display picture. Cant access safe mode

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I have recently taken out my 128 mb SD ram chip and put it back in and now I cant get my moniter to display anuthing and my keyboard and mouse dont work...I do get three beeps but it takes like three minutes for them to sound.

A:My monitor wont display/my keyboard and mouse wont work...

Without more details about your motherboard, it sounds like your memory is not seated properly, or you damaged it when you took it out.

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Ok, my computer gives me hard time that I have no idea what to do. Before that my computer was running fine. One day when I got back, I realize the computer was automatically turn off (usually I have it on for days).

Then I restart my computer, but whenever it comes to the moment where we can press the F8 screen, it will quickly turn to the blue screen for 1 second and then the computer will restart again.

I even try to access to safe mode and hope to have the problem fix but it does the same with restarting the computer again and again.

Now it even worse, when I turn on my computer, even the PC is running but there is nothing show on the monitor. I know there is nothing wrong with the monitor because I test the monitor with another computer and it just works fine.

Any one knows what cause the problem or how to fix this problem? This really drive me crazy as I totally have no idea how to fix this problem. Thanks in advance for any suggestions/solutions.

A:Solved: Nothing show on monitor when computer starts

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Hello there,

My monitor won't start up when I trun my computer on. The light stays yellow when it should go blue.
I have tried leaving it for a day or so and switching the wire around have had no joy as yet.

Any help shall be greatly appreciated.


A:Monitor won't turn on when computer starts up, any ideas?

Hi Joe, first things first... try another montior. This will tell you if the monitor is bad or if the computer has a problem. Post back and tell us what you found out

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First of all, I'd just like to say that old technology hates me.

What's usually supposed to happenwhen I start an older computer that I have (2001-ish) is:
1: Fans start spinning
2: Internal speaker give out a beep
3: Monitor switches on
4: HDD starts spinning
Now when I try to turn it on, I only get 1 and 4.

This has actually been going on for a while, but it was only every second time I switched it on, then 80% of the time, but the computer never works.
Is this a problem with the motherboard?
I've tried switching RAM and GPU, as well as resetting the CMOS.

A:Monitor doesn't switch on when computer starts.

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emachines t4080, turns on appears that everything is working (fans, hd spinning, dvd) but the monitor gets no signal and it doesn't seem to be booting from hard drive, any suggestions?

A:starts, monitor gets no signial, dont think it is bootin.

Hello and Welcome to TSF!!!

Did you upgrade any hardware component recently???
I see you have an on-board graphic card.
Clean the case from the dust from inside.
Also, you can try with another monitor.
Double-check all the hardware components, especially RAM.
Keep us posted...

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My 9 year old daughter was on the kid's Compaq computer using the "Jumpstart" Web site when she says "the computer started doing something and then the monitor went dark." She thinks there was a message that said something about "internet explorer" right before the monitor went dark. I wonder if what happened was that there was a problem with internet explorer so it "turned off" OR I wonder if the computer was just restarting itself after an automatic download in order for the new stuff to take effect. I think it was highly possible that when the computer started "doing its own thing" that my daughter started clicking keys to try to stop the process not knowing what was going on.

So now here is what I am left with. The green power button on the monitor is not lit and the screen shows nothing. I can turn the computer off by pressing the power button on the tower (I hear one ding). I can turn the computer on by pressing the power button on the tower...I hear the computer power-up, I hear the usual "ta-da-ta-da" and then a few seconds later a "da-da," but the monitor does nothing. After the computer has set for awhile and is quiet, I can move the mouse and hear the computer "wake up," but still see nothing on the monitor.

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A:Solved: computer starts but no picture on monitor

Hi momathome,

It sounds more like trouble with the physical connections on the monitor, but it is possible something changed on your windows settings. Try disconnecting the monitor cable (the cable that runs from the back of the monitor to the back of the computer) and reconnect it on both ends. You can leave the computer on to see if the display comes back.

If that doesn't work, try booting the computer in Safe Mode to see if this will allow you to get the monitor to come up. Press the power button on your computer to turn it off, then turn it back on. Begin hitting the F8 key on your keyboard repeatedly (don't hold it down) for about 20-30 seconds. Then press enter and give your computer a few minutes to power up.

If your monitor comes back in Safe Mode, things will look really strange. Right-click anywhere on the desktop that does not have an icon, then click on "Properties" in the menu that appears. This should open your display properties. From there, click on the Advanced tab and see what your monitor settings are. If you have more than one monitor that shows up in that window, make sure Monitor 1 is active and set as the "Primary" display. If so, click OK and try restarting the computer.

Hope this helps!

--- Russ

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