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Processor fan is running but monitor doesn't boots up

Q: Processor fan is running but monitor doesn't boots up

hi guy's !

my intel845 chipset board with p4 processor dosen't boot up it just go's processor fan running when i plug in the power supply and does'nt even wait for switching on the cpu cabinet button and i've tried cleaning ram changed the ram changed the cmos battery replaed the jumpers dosen't solved my problem!!

i need urgent help..........????????

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A: Processor fan is running but monitor doesn't boots up

It's most likely a defective motherboard. I've seen this happen before.

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Ive spent a good while searching for anyone having the same problem, while some are similar mine is different in that, when I get up in the morning and boot up my computer my monitor acts like my computer is off as it does when I shut down the computer but leave the monitor on, the power light flashes and thats it. I know my computer is booting because I hear the windows song and one of the pop up things I have once I am to my desktop. I have no choice but to hard shut down my computer but when I boot it the 2nd time the monitor works just fine, its been doing this for the past 3 days, anyone know whats going on here?

A:Computer boots but my monitor doesn't respond

What is this computer? Make and model?

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I've been fighting this problem for months and haven't found an answer anywhere but maybe you guys can help. My computer seems to boot fine, but nothing is displayed on the monitor. The power light on the monitor ON button just blinks amber. If I wait a minute or so and then hit the reset button the computer reboots and the monitor comes on. The computer started doing this about 6 months after I built it. Once in a great while it will boot up on the first try, but it's very rare. I was thinking video card, but have unseated and reseated it a couple of times to no avail. I also got a new battery on the motherboard thinking it was having a problem. Now I'm thinking power supply or BIOS - any ideas?

2.8Ghz Intel p4
Radeon 9600 pro
ASUS p4p800 MB
1 GB of Micron ram
QMAX 350W power supply

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Computer boots, but monitor doesn't display anything

Im having the exact same problem with my computer but it doesnt happen as often as with you. Im guessing its some fault with the card or with Windows.

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I'm kind of stuck here...

First what happened: last night my computer froze so I turned it off and then back on. However, when I did, the monitor just remained in standby as if the computer was not on. Everything on the computer seems to be working ok (fans going, lights on, etc). I also don't hear any beeps during the startup.

I've been browsing a lot of forums trying to figure out what is wrong, but I'm somewhat lost. I don't know that much about computers...
It seems some of these forums say the main culprits for a problem like this are the graphics card or the motherboard? Is this true?

Since every thread always has someone asking for specs - here they are:
Intel i7 940
Asus p6t intel x58 chipset sle/crossfirex mainboard triple-channel x
800w power supply
1 TB SATA II 3.0 gb 7200rpm HD
3 x 2GB DDR3 PC3 PC1333
1 x EVGA nvdia gtx 260 896mb pci-e
windows vista home premium

What I've done so far:
I have tried unplugging it and holding down the power button in the front for about 1 minute. 90% of the time this did nothing. One time it started to boot correctly with the monitor only to freeze during the windows load up bar and 1 other time it didn't even make it that far...
I have tried using another monitor on the computer. Same problem. I have also tried using my main monitor on another computer and it works fine.

I have been running this setup for almost 2 years, and nothing has been changed recently...

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A:Monitor doesn't start when computer boots

hm ... you might try resetting the CMOS battery.

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Hey everyone, I'm in dire need of some help with my PC. The computer turns on fine, and boots up (can hear the windows start up tune) but I can't see anything on the monitor. Here's the details:

I was playing a computer game on friday, and during that it crashed. I have no idea if this is when things started or not, but I restarted and it was fine.

On sunday I had another crash, only the screen flickered once or twice and there were green pixel lines going from top to bottom of the monitor , about 2 inches apart in a perfect pattern. When I restarted, there were no graphics on the monitor. The light was flashing indicating it was on power saving mode.

I took the computer apart, unplugged everything, and put it all back together, and for whatever reason it worked fine for about 6 hours.

The next day I turned the computer on, and it loaded fine, but shortly after there was the return of the green pixel lines, with the added addition of the top left corner of the screen being filled with green pixelated triangles in a perfect pattern. These were flickering furiosly.

I tried restarting my computer, and again I got no graphics posted to the monitor. However the computer booted up fine, and I heard the start up tune, and 5 minutes later I shut it down by pressing the "Power Off" button on my keyboard.

I tried another monitor and again, got nothing. I then tried taking the computer apart and putting it back together again, only this time it didn'... Read more

A:Graphics card doesn't post any graphics to my monitor, computer boots up fine

Its usually just the graphics cards, they do fail especially if they overheat - then video card fan not speeding up might have been the problem - most are dynamic and should actually speed up under load. Depending on the manufacturer of your 8800GTX you might be able to get it replaced under warranty if they have a 3 year or greater warranty.

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Hi Tech Support Guys and Gals,
I was using my Hp laptop and the screen randomly froze. I manually powered off the computer and now when I turn it on, I hear one longer beep followed by two short ones. In addition, the screen doesn't work. If I let the computer keep working and boot up, I eventually hear the welcome screen theme play so it seems like the computer keeps functioning, but the monitor won't work. Any ideas? Thanks in advance

A:Computer froze, now when computer boots up monitor doesn't work

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Everything turns on, fans and everything. It's a completely new build. No input detected from a Samsung monitor.

I've swapped ram sticks to see if one of them is dead
I've reseated the video card

Don't know what to do.

Gonna pop my 4870 X2 into the computer to see if the video card is DOA. If not, the motherboard?

A:New Computer Build: Monitor doesn't turn on / Monitor doesn't initalize

your vga could be causing the issue, but that's only if you dont have onboard video as well.

Next time you post with a problem, make sure you give us detailed specs of your rig, when you dont its like saying "Hey, I have a red car, and it wont start."

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So I just upgraded a eMachines E627 from a TF-20(single core) to a TF-50(dual core) processor. I installed everything back in, it booted, but 5 seconds after the login screen appears, a BSOD pops up quickly with some nonsense about a driver, and the comp restarts.

-Windows 7 Home Premium (32 bit I believe, SP1?)

It boots perfectly in safe mode, but when I boot in safe mode (with networking), it Blue screens. So I pulled the wireless card out, and booted into full windows mode. Works perfect. I can also run a wired connection and it will connect to the internet.

I updated all networking drivers, but it still doesn't work. I also switched around the wires where the antenna plugs into the card, but still no go.

Also, before the upgrade, MSN messenger would usually not work while in wireless mode, but worked perfect with a wireless connection.

I will attach a zip file with my driver report, a DxDiag, and here is the BSOD message after I reboot into a stable mode:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 0000000000000010
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF880014765D6
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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A:BSOD - Installed new processor, boots perfect without wireless

9 memory dump files - 1 from Nov 09, the rest from 4 Mar 2010
6 are STOP 0xD1 ( http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#0x000000D1 ), the other 3 seem to be corrupted
All 6 blame athrx.sys - a component of your Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller device driver

Please do the following:
- visit the eMachines support website for the appropriate 64 bit Windows 7 driver for your network card (If a 64 bit Win7 driver isn't available, post back here).
- uninstall the current driver using Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program
- install the freshly downloaded driver package and monitor for further BSOD's.

Summary of the BSOD's:

Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Sat Nov 28 00:44:34.961 2009 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 5:51:07.912
BugCheck D1, {10, 2, 0, fffff880014a15d6}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrx.sys
Probably caused by : athrx.sys ( athrx+2edf7 )
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Thu Mar 4 01:30:12.990 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:22.018
BugCheck D1, {10, 2, 0, fffff880014735d6}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for... Read more

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My PC seems to be running considerably slower, I have this multi media gadget
and both cores are indicating they are running at 100%, something it never used to do. I also noticed I had soem trouble getting my HP printer to work, needed to re-install the software, and still it's been problematic, stalling in the print queue.

Task manager was locked out by administrator, which was a sign I have been possibly been infected..

I followed the 5 steps from your forum. I would really appreciate your help..

I'm running vista on AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+

Heres is the Deckard scan:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Luke on 2008-02-20 23:20:55
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
26: 2008-02-21 01:24:54 UTC - RP115 - Windows Update
25: 2008-02-16 06:19:17 UTC - RP113 - Windows Update
24: 2008-02-15 01:50:44 UTC - RP112 - Windows Update
23: 2008-02-14 06:29:15 UTC - RP111 - Windows Update
22: 2008-02-14 06:25:02 UTC - RP110 - Device Driver Package Install: CXT Modems

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-12-19 00:49:46 UTC - RP88 - Windows Update

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-02-20 23:... Read more

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Pc seems to be booting but doesnt post anything to the screen. I bought a new ddr3 ram and a used motherboard.
What I tried
-clearing cmos
-removing battery/replacing battery
-plugging to the motherboard and gpu
-checking the sticks one by one on different slots

The psu, cpu, gpu and the monitor are fine because I checked if they worked on my old mobo so it seems like its the motherboard or ram. Any ideas on what else I can do before taking it to the repair shop (trying to avoid that due to covid).

Pc specs :
-q9550 cpu(cooler master hyper tx2)
-gtx 750ti 2gb
-gigabyte ga-g41mt-s2p
- 2x 4gb 1333 mhz ddr3 (cmx8gx3m2a1333c9)
-mx500 ssd
-corsair cx 450

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I am not Even Sure if Its Freezing

There is a computer of a friend of mine. We took every single piece out and cleaned the dust on the pieces. After putting everything back together, it doesn't boot up properly. I see the bios screen than it asks me if where to boot, I choose HDD option. Then windows xp asks me what type of start up i want to go with. I chose normal, safe mode, safe mode with command prompt but whatever i chose didn't matter, it didn't started up.

When loading with safe mode option, it always freezes while loading amdagp.xxx file. When loading with normal mode option, i see gray bar at the bottom progressing and when it gets fully gray, there suppose to be a windows logo but instead i get a black screen.

I thought it might be the hard drive damaged and replaced it with another hdd of mine which also has xp professional on it. But it had the same problem. What are the possibilities? What can be wrong? Computer is HP Pavilion XT928.

Thank you

A:Boots but doesn't start up

hey man i have a similar problem i brought a new MoBo and a New Processor. But when i Hooked everything Back up it Shows me AwardBois Screen then takes me to the Start Normaly,Safe Mode(Networking, Command Prompt). Then i click Normally and it Shows me my WIndows XP Pro screen for about a Split Second then Turns Blue for A second then Starts ALL OVER AGAIN and it does that with every Setting i choose! so PLZ help us

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Hey guys, this is fairly long so bear with me...

Came back to my PC the other day, and it was turned off, when I had left it it was still on. To cut a long bit short, I discovered it was the fuse in the plug for the PSU power lead. So I replaced the fuse, turned on the mains, and BANG - PSU blew up (while it was still installed in PC).

Took it out, replaced with other PSU - started up PC and it would boot OK, and give me the single beep, but then would stay on a black screen and not proceed to the Windows splash screen.

So I tried booting into safe mode, this gave varied results - sometimes it would freeze when loading the various files at that black screen, other times it would actually let me log into Windows but then freeze straight away and I had to reboot.

So I booted from the windows cd-rom, and it would get as far as saying "Setup is loading Windows" or similar, then freeze.

Next, ordered another hd, removed old one - installed the new blank one, ran the Windows bootable cd, and this time it installed Windows fine. There I was thinking everything was now OK - not so. The PC was very unstable and kept crashing while installing new programs and using programs etc. I've gone back to it today, and now I am having the same problems as the previous hard drive. Windows won't load either way, and I can't even re-install from the Windows cd-rom as that freezes like before as well.

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A:PC boots, XP doesn't load

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I have a HP/Compaq nc6000 laptop that is a few years old running Windows XP. All service packs, etc are up to date.

Sometimes the laptop boots up normally and works fine and sometimes it doesn't. After pressing the power button, the power light comes on, the fan starts, (I think I hear) the hard drive spin and then it all stops. The power light goes to amber (charging) and then it turns off.

Typically when it boots properly, at the very beginning, the number lock, caps lock, and a third light all blink together, then turn off and it boots. When it's not going to boot, these lights don't even come on. (That's when I know it won't work.)

I've tried re-seating the memory. That worked twice but now I think it was just luck.

The first time I opened it, I also pulled a huge dust bunny from the fan. The rest of the insides were pretty clean and dust free. I blew everything out anyway.

Before this started happening, the machine was having some weirdness waking up after hibernating.

The problem happens sometimes after I shut it down properly and sometimes not. It's also booted up fine after a crash.

I've tried setting all the power controls to everything always on and leaving the computer on. But sometime in the middle of the night, it powers down. (I don't know whether this is a gentle power down or if it just shuts off instantly.)

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A:Sometimes my laptop boots, sometimes it doesn't...

Does it do the same with and without a battery connected?

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My machine boots to desktop but nothing will open or work. Start button, volume, firefox, task manager, etc. It does this in safe mode as well. It's not frozen as the screensaver will come on and I can move the mouse, I just can't open anything even with keystrokes. I can't restore or run any diagnostics. What can I do?

A:Windows 7 64 boots but doesn't work

Quote: Originally Posted by Stu1018

My machine boots to desktop but nothing will open or work. Start button, volume, firefox, task manager, etc. It does this in safe mode as well. It's not frozen as the screensaver will come on and I can move the mouse, I just can't open anything even with keystrokes. I can't restore or run any diagnostics. What can I do?

Did it always do this?

Where did you get the win 7 dvd from? Was it downloaded or purchased?

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When I turn my computer on Explorer.exe doesn't autorun. For some reason My Documents opens up with all the text of the files written in a blue font. I have to do the whole Ctrl+Alt+Del thing and run it manually.

Things I have already tried:
1. Made HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon > Shell: "explorer.exe" through regedit

2. Made HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon > Userinit: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe," through regedit [Made sure comma was there]. [see above screenshot]

3. Ran the script from http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_d...ydocsopens.htm that is supposed to fix registry.

4. Ran CCleaner and fixed all registry problems.

5. Googled so much that I used up all their bandwith :[ j/k

I can not find any other information out there other than setting shell to explorer.exe which it has been the whole time. It was never c:\windows\config\lsass.exe or anything like that.

Someone said they fixed it by running msconfig, unchecking explorer.exe, restarting, then rechecking explorer.exe [at least thats how I read it.] When I run msconfig.exe I do not even see the words 'explorer.exe' to uncheck at all. If that is a way to actually fix this, could someone tell me where to uncheck? It's not under the startup tab or any tab for that matter.


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A:My Documents boots, Explorer.exe doesn't.

Hi -

"Explorer.exe" is probably in thousands of registry keys in English, binary and hex form. Not knowing how Explorer got this way makes finding a fix all that more difficult. I have a feeling that you may have done additional damage with the registry cleaner(s). I will just say that you really never need to "clean" the registry unless instructed to do so. They are not errors that were "fixed", rather lost file associations that account for about 0.1% of the total registry keys.

If the registry cleaning was not to long ago, it is likely that you still have a system restore point on hand and can restore the system back to that time. I suggest that you do so. Then run the system file checker/ repair utility - SFC and see if it helps with Explorer.

START | type cmd.exe into the start search box | right-click on cmd.exe | select run as Administrator | the black command prompt ("DOS") screen will appear | type the following:

sfc /scannow
Upon completion re-boot to allow files in use to be repaired.

Regards. . .



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Okay, I've fiddled with this for a while now, a couple days ago when I turned on the computer I would get an error message saying how system/config (something like that) was corrupt. I then googled this and did not really find a solution for it. Almost all of the people that encountered this problem did not know where the source of the problem was. I figure I would give reformatting a shot. After formatting, I figure that I can now use my computer with no worries about more problems but then now different problems appeared.

When I turn on the computer sometimes it would boot up nicely with no problems at all but sometimes it would not boot. The computer hangs right before the windows xp flag appears with the loading bar under it. What I see instead is a different loading bar (DOS style) that spans the entire width of my screen. I thought maybe this was just a problem with my installation of XP, so then I go and boot into my Ubuntu installation (I use grub bootloader and the two OS's are on their own partitions on the same physical drive) and the Ubuntu freezes at the loading screen as well. I went through testing each component of my computer afterwards.

I figure that my processor should be okay since I managed to get this far while loading the computer (I could be totally wrong on this part). I also tested the RAM with memtest86+ that was on the Ubuntu disc. I finished one pass with no errors so I guess the memory is okay. The graphics card should also be okay si... Read more

A:Erratic behaviour -- sometimes boots, sometimes doesn't

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I would greatly appreciate help with my problem. My PC, an Acer Aspire AM5641-U5630A with Windows Vista, only starts up sometimes. When I press the power button, the blue power light comes on and the fans start sounding. However, after it quiets down there is no beeping noises and a display does not come on. On times in which the computer does turn on, a beeping noise is heard and an Acer logo display comes on before it proceeds to start up like normal. Once I'm past the Acer logo the computer works fine. It seems to be random as to when it powers up but I have tried an upwards of 20 restarts before.


A:Computer only boots up sometimes, power light on if it doesn't

This is most likely caused by a weak or failing power supply. Open up the case and make sure that the fans are running and everything is free of heavy dust and other debris...

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Daughter brought her HP DV9500 (Vista 32bit). Very suspicious of malware. If I check the BIOS, it does not see the hard drive (nor does that option appear in the boot menu). However, if you boot the machine, it will load Vista and allow you to log in. After about 10-30 seconds usage, the keyboard and mouse buttons freeze and what was on the screen still remains with that bloody awful circle going round and round. Now the mouse will still move across the screen via the touchpad or a usb mouse but the keyboard is dead as are the mouse buttons.I can boot parted magic on UBCD and access all the files on the C: drive (one physical, three partitions including a recovery partition - how it came from the factory) and run all day long. Disk diagnostics on UBCD show the hard drive is present and no errors. However, the bios diagnostic says replace the hard drive.I've rebuilt the BCD using Microsofts bootrec to no avail.I'm trying to get it sane enough to offload 4 years worth of pictures, music, and classwork, etc. and then I'll try restoring the OS from the recovery partition.I should mention that I ran an older Linux bootable version of Avira (dated Sept 2009) and it noted multiple occurrences of html/infected.webpage.gen as well as two other (going to try to recover the names from the Avira logfile).Thanks in advance.AJG

A:Help please laptop bios doesn't see HD but vista still boots

I'm trying to get it sane enough to offload 4 years worth of pictures, music, and classwork, etc.No need to bother trying to get Windows to work well enough: Simply retrieve copies of the files that you want, to a USB-connected external hard drive using a Linux operating system run from a bootable CD/DVD or USB flashdrive.f your computer is not able to boot into Windows or simply not able to access the internet, you can use a LIVE Linux operating system run from a bootable CD or flashdrive instead of Windows, to access the internet, to access files on the HDD(s) and do other tasks. Using a working computer:If you wish to use a LIVE CD ...
Download the Linux version of your choice (usually an .ISO image file).
There are many options to use for a LIVE CD. I suggest that you try one of the following:
Puppy Linux (smallest download file size at 128 MB)Linux Mint 12 Lisa (versions for a CD, and larger versions that need to be burned to a DVD disk)[*]Burn the .ISO image to CD: If you do not already have a suitable burning program for writing .ISO images to disc ...Download and install ImgBurn.Ensure that you UN-check the box agreeing to install the Ask toolbar during the installation.Place a new (blank) CD disc in the drive tray.Choose Write image file to disc.
Under Source, click on the Browse button: Navigate to and select the .ISO file that you wish to burn.Place a check-mark in the box beside Verify.Click [*]When the CD has been burned and verified as successful, it will ... Read more

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Hi to all. For some reason my XP OS is able to boot up, but instead of taking me to the regular boot up screen, with the icons and the click and password screen, I'm instead taken to a all black page with a little box in the middle where it says to type in user name and password. I am running windows xp home edition sp2. Then when I type in my user name and password, I am able to see my current background but nothing else loads up, and then I get a pop up saying that some .exe file has an error and thats all. I press ok and then all I get is my background with nothing loading up. I've waited 2 hours and still nothing loads, I put CDs, external hard drives, and pressed what ever you can think of, ex. alt+ctrl+delete, still nothing. Please help me, I will stay on the forums to answer any required questions you have. THANK YOU so much.

A:XP boots up incorrectly and doesn't load files

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Ok friends, i'm having a bad time with my hdds.

I have this 200gb seagate which i was using. It has my OS installed .. and it has 2 partitions.

I went to sleep and kept my comp on, but i saw in the morning, that the computer had restarted and was on the pre-bios screen where it dint detect my hdd (but did detect my dvd drive).

I switched the pc off/on and it appeared back .. i went on to boot to my windows but it again restarted.

I tried booting into safe mode but it restarted again.

Finally i made another attempt but this time it would just show me an error "drive read fail. Press alt+ctrl+del to restart"

I then tried to scan my hdd with seagate hdd diagonistic tools, it detected 19 bad sectors, but when i tried to repair them it dint work, i mean it would just stay on the first sector and the text "TESTING" keeps blinking.

I ran the scan again and the same thing happened.

I ran the scan again but this time skipping the first one and repairing the next one, but again it kept the text "testing" blinking and sticking to the 2nd sector itself.

I dont know why is this happening. This is the 2nd time in 2 weeks my hdd is acting up. (the 1st one died completely, suddenly). I recently fixed the bad sectors in this same hdd, but donno how it would gain so many bad sectors back again so soon. Why is this happening?

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A:HDD Doesn't boots/Seagate Tools can't fix bad sectors.

Looks like the hdd is faulty and in need of being replaced to me.

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Hi allMy laptop turns on and the hp logo comes on but then windows doesn't boot up. I've done a hard reset with no luck and I ran the F2 menu Diagnostic, it came back showing a fail on the hard drive short DST check. Failure is number is Q4Q1X3-7T8880-XD7WLK-6OUC03Thanks!!

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I have a 4y old Sony VAIO (VGN-NS11J) that stopped working today morning after making a whirring noise

Repeated attempts to restart failed and after many attempts, I managed to get to the Startup Repair mode - after a long time, startup repair says it failed to automatically repair the problem

I managed to run system restore but after a while I got the following message: "System restore failed due to an unspecified error. The disk strucgture is corrupted and unreadable (0X80070571)

My laptop did not come with a Windows Vista CD/Recovery disk

My first priority is to recover a few files in the laptop - if I am able to do this, then I dont mind junking the laptop

Since this is an old laptop, I would prefer not to use an expensive professional to recover the data

Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated!


A:Sony VAIO running Vista doesn't start-up, system restore doesn't work

You may be able to retrieve your data by using Ubuntu. Post #3 in this topic provides instructions.

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So here's the problem I'm facing from a month, my cpu boots for first time every time i try to start it then it turns off in a few seconds and then when i try to start it again,i press start button and cpu show power , fan works, psu according to me is working fine but the screen remain blank and cpu doesn't boot or **** beep codes

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I just built this pc and the Western Digital 160 Sata hard drive isn't recognized in the bios but it will boot from it sometimes. I had to restart it 4-5 times this morning to get it to boot. I'm running winxp, ASUS A7N8X mobo, I had to get a SATA controller card to run this drive. I overlooked that this mobo doesn't have SATA connectors. My mistake and I couldn't return the hard drive because I had already opened the package. I upgraded the bios to no avail and now I'm at a complete loss. Need help. Thanks.

A:BIOS doesn't recognize SATA drive but it boots from it.

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So I press the power button on my desktop. Powers up fans kick on and run high on processor and Video card for about 5 minutes. The power button does not light. After about 5 minutes the power button lights shows the gateway splash screen and then boots into windows. if you leave the computer run for a while (few hours) and you shut it down and boot it back up its fine. If you leave it off over night it shows the symptoms explained above.

A:Desktop boots blank -- Gateway doesn't even come up for five minutes

Replace the power supply...

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Hi...I'm not sure where to put this request, thought since the Dell Inspiron 15 is running Windows 10 (including latest update) that there might be a conflict between the desktop and the keyboard down in the nuts and bolts somewhere. I can turn the machine on, the capslock light comes on, SOMETIMES the keyboard works well enough to input the pin to get the desktop booted up. Sometimes I have to go through steps to get the touch screen keyboard up in order to input the pin. However, as soon as the desktop is active, the keyboard no longer works. I've updated the drivers, don't know what else to do. When I try a search online for a solution, I get differing ideas on how to solve the problem. I've tried resetting the BIOS to default settings, that didn't work. Any and all help will be much appreciated. I really need the keyboard to be working, my kids do their homework on my laptop.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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I've recently erased & reformated my brother's Notebook, & put a clean install of Vista on the machine (the disk which came w/the computer). I went to the mfg'er's website (Gateway) & updated all of it's driver's. Now when i update Vista & allow the machine to restart, it idles without loading any drivers. It simply stays there w/a black screen. Also, MSCONFIG refuses to save any of the changes i make to it.

The notebook is in great condition. Was wondering if anyone knew of something beyond a workaround? I would my brother to be using this w/Vista automatically updating itself (aka restarting without issue).
Thanks in advance to anyone who responds. I really do appreciate it greatly.
Specs of the machine in case it matters -

Gateway ML3108b Notebook

AMD Sempron? Processor 3400+ (1.8GHz, 256KB L2 cache, HyperTransport? technology @ up to 1600MHz)

Operating System:
Genuine Windows Vista? Home Basic

14.1" widescreen Ultrabright? WXGA TFT (1280 ? 800)


1Gig of Corsair 800MHz DDR2 (1 x 1Gig), upgraded from 512MB 667MHz DDR2 (1 ? 512MB) .

Hard Drive:
60GB 4200rpm PATA hard drive

Optical Drive:
8x multiformat dual-layer DVD?RW

NVIDIA? GeForce? Go 6100 Up to 256MB Turbocache?

A:Clean Vista Install. Machine Boots, But Doesn't 'Restart.'

Hello,I've recently erased & reformated my brother's Notebook, & put a clean install of Vista on the machine (the disk which came w/the computer). I went to the mfg'er's website (Gateway) & updated all of it's driver's. Now when i update Vista & allow the machine to restart, it idles without loading any drivers. It simply stays there w/a black screen. Also, MSCONFIG refuses to save any of the changes i make to it.The notebook is in great condition. Was wondering if anyone knew of something beyond a workaround? I would my brother to be using this w/Vista automatically updating itself (aka restarting without issue).Thanks in advance to anyone who responds. I really do appreciate it greatly.Specs of the machine in case it matters - Gateway ML3108b NotebookProcessor: AMD Sempron? Processor 3400+ (1.8GHz, 256KB L2 cache, HyperTransport? technology @ up to 1600MHz) Operating System:Genuine Windows Vista? Home BasicDisplay:14.1" widescreen Ultrabright? WXGA TFT (1280 ? 800) Chipset:NVIDIA? C51MV Memory: 1Gig of Corsair 800MHz DDR2 (1 x 1Gig), upgraded from 512MB 667MHz DDR2 (1 ? 512MB) .Hard Drive: 60GB 4200rpm PATA hard driveOptical Drive:8x multiformat dual-layer DVD?RW Video: NVIDIA? GeForce? Go 6100 Up to 256MB Turbocache?it's Called a "Black Screen of Death", just like a "Blue Screen of Death" this is common for some Vista systems. It Might be required to update the bios to fix the problem. Have you tried downloading the bios updat... Read more

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I have a problem like this also. kind of.
My kids PC wouldn't boot. i replaced the HD with an old 1 i had. It booted fine, right to windows that was on the HD already. After i restarted it wouldn't boot anymore. VIRUS. ok fine. Problem now is that during to boot process it wont see the HD. If i go into the bios and leave it on Auto select for where the HD is it'll show, but it takes about 30seconds to do so. I cant boot with a start-up disk either, for some reason it wont. i changed boot sequences unpluged things nothing will work. I cant flash the bios becuase it wont read for the A drive. I cant get a A: or a C: prompt. the only thing i can get is a BOOT FAILURE ERROR.
the system is a PII 400, 13gig western digital HD, 128mb ram, Asus p3v133 motherboard. win98

I have everything set to the correct master/slave settings ( i tried a bunch of different combs of them. ) i'm lost. i've done all i can. now i need help. thx

A:problem with hardrive... my computer boots up to the a: prompt doesn't read hd

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Hello, my monitor [asus vg248qe] will launch windows just fine with an HDMI cable plugged into it from my GPU, but when I plug a DVI cable from my GPU to my monitor windows loads for maybe 10 seconds I can see windows then it shuts off and says no signal, I dont think the cable or the ports are bad because I can see windows and then it shuts off, I am running windows 10.

A:Monitor boots with HDMI but not DVI

Antonioc12 said:

Hello, my monitor [asus vg248qe] will launch windows just fine with an HDMI cable plugged into it from my GPU, but when I plug a DVI cable from my GPU to my monitor windows loads for maybe 10 seconds I can see windows then it shuts off and says no signal, I dont think the cable or the ports are bad because I can see windows and then it shuts off, I am running windows 10.Click to expand...
EDIT: I transferred my GPU to another slot in my mobo and windows launched fine for like 2 minutes then randomly shut off and says no signal.

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Alright, right before thanksgiving my computer was on standby when I heard a loud "pop". When I went to wake it up, nothing happened. The computer was on, but I had no monitor or keyboard. Upon inspection, I realized that the smaller heat sink had fallen off and landed on the video card. Additionally, I cannot manually shut the computer down, the only way to turn it off is to unplug it. I have since gone through all the basic troubleshooting steps to no avail. I'm being told that the motherboard needs to be replaced, but figured I would ask for any advice.

The computer is an HP with XP


A:CPU boots w/ no monitor, keyboard, etc.

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So, I think this may be a hardware problem...but I guess we'll see. FYI, I have an HP pavillion dv9000 running vista.

So, about a week ago my computer started to act a bit strange: skype malfunctioned, firefox was fine for browsing but shutdown everytime I attempted to play any videos. So, I ran superantispyware, malwarebytes and Avast to see if I had a virus. Everything came up clean. I then shut down the computer and attempted to turn it back on. It booted to a straight black screen and stayed there. I tried it a couple of more times and still the same result.

I tried to run a recovery and boot from a previous saved setting which didn't work. It did allow me to save the stuff I had on my computer to an external HD. Then, out of frustration I turned the thing off and let it sit for a week.

I attempted to turn it on two days ago and it worked! I was able to run CHKDSK and it booted just fine except it still wouldn't allow me to boot in safe mood. I then backed everything up again and shut it down again.

I turned it on the next morning and it booted and wouldn't load the desktop but gave an error that said something like "system32profile/desktop is not available access denied". Firefox worked. But it wouldn't let me access the registry, anything saved on the desktop andit wouldn't let me save anything. Also, I couldn't access teh control panel, my documents folder and my computer folder. So I turned it off again and waited until... Read more

A:PC sometimes boots and Stalls when running CHKDISK

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Hi I have a pentium 4, 2year old computer. A few days ago, I was playing games and my computer blacked out. I thought my monitor went dead, switch to a new monitor still no picture. I thought its my video card, installed a new video card still no picture. Now I'm getting frustrated, someone told me power supply but my fans on my mobo works also my 2 extra fans work also. Also you can hear the computer booting up. I have a orange light on the power switch on the monitor, also a orange light by the reset button on the case. If anyone can help me with some ideas I'm in total gratitude.


A:No picture on monitor when computer boots up

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Hey guys. I'm looking for help and I'll try to be descriptive as possible even if it does not relate.

Computer Specifications
Compaq Presario SR1720NX

I woke up around 6AM CST this morning, turned on my monitor and moved my mouse so I could start checking my email (I usually have my computer turned on all night without any problems). Normally when I do this, the orange light on the monitor will turn green but this time it remained orange. I then tried to type something on my keyboard, nothing happened (I noticed there were no lights on the keyboard). Confused, I held onto the power button and restarted my PC. Same thing, monitor isn't working, keyboard/mouse isn't working. I'm not sure if this was here before this issue occurred, but it seems there is an orange light close to the cylinder shaped object on the PC.

Few things I'd like to point out:
1. I was watching a DVD on the computer and left it in the CD-ROM before I went to sleep/turned off the monitor (I did close the video player).

2. When I woke up today, my room was completely warm/hottish since my mother turned on the heater.

3. I have not modified my PC in any form except for adding memory with a new processor about a year ago (no problems with that).

A:PC boots up (monitor & keyboard not responding)

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I"m new to computers, so I will try to be clear as possible.
But I have a question about my pc.
I turned on my pc and i heard the fans, but the sound was too long and went from low to high. And stops.
Then my monitor did turn on, I saw a little message.
Then all of the sudden it goes to sleep mode (orange button).
After that my system cabinet has that same sound when I turned it on. And stops.
My monitor is still in sleep mode. And nothing happens after that.
Can someone tell me what the problem is?

A:Pc boots up, but my monitor goes back to sleepmode

How long has this problem been occurring? Did it just start, did your computer ever run, has it done anything similar in the past?

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Hello Forum --      Up until about a week ago, my HP Envy 20 was working beautifully. Then, when I went to start it up one morning, the fans started running as normal, but the display remained black (as if I hadn't even started the PC). I took it to my local Best Buy to figure out what was wrong, but because my PC doesn't have an HDMI port, they couldn't connect it to an external monitor to find out if the PC trully powered on. Therefore, the agent I spoke with recommended just tossing out the computer and getting a new one because I'd either have to buy a new motherboard or a new display for the computer, and that those repairs outweighed the value of the computer. I'm trying to find out exactly what's wrong with my PC on my own, because the guy seemed a little too enthusiastic to push me towards the computers that Best Buy offers. Any ideas on how to find out what's wrong? Thanks! 

A:HP ENVY 20 Boots, but Nothing Displays on Monitor

I would remove the hard disk and then power it on to see if anything became visible on the display.

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Hi my name is brad.

I have been playing on computers for a long time but never really went inside them. I finally decided to make it faster so i bought 256MB Value Ram 2.5V and installed it. Then a week later i bought 160GB maxtor 7200 RPM and a Stealth Radeon 9250 ATI graphics. I had them both installed at Staples. So when i came home I hooked it up and everything and played for about 2 weeks or so. Then problems started to happen. My graphics card had gotten disabled. So i brought it back to staples they fixed it then i brought it home again. When i turned it on The Windows Loading Screen came up and then it went Blank. It registers the keyboard threw the keyboard port but will not register the mouse threw USB 1.0 I have no idea what is wrong with it could someone please help me!!

Radeon 9250 PCI 256MB DDR
Maxtor 160 GB 7200 Rpm
256 MB value Ram
2002 Gateway Desktop Windows XP home editon MFD: 9/11/02

A:Comp boots But Monitor is Blank

You don't say what version of Windows you have installed. That computer was built for Windows 98SE. If you have Windows XP, you simply do not have enough memory.
Otherwise, you have a problem with the video graphics card or driver... and too much hard drive for the OS.
What is reported as hard drive for the Maxtor... 160GB, 148 GB? What?

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I have read other posts about this issue, but I don't believe my problem is my system. Everytime I boot up the computer monitor goes into sleep mode. Won't let me in safe mode or anything else. I connected the monitor to a whole other system and it does the same thing. So this would mean it has to be the monitor correct? And if so, what causes this kind of thing and can it be fixed? I tried getting into the monitor menu and it just goes down into sleep mode.Thanking everyone in advance for any help offered.

A:Monitor Goes to Sleep Everytime PC Boots Up

If you have tried the monitor on a known working system, then you pretty much have your answer. The monitor has failed. With the price of new lcd monitors so cheap now, it does not make any sense to try and repair an old monitor. A new widescreen lcd is all of $99

As for troubleshooting, I would check the pins on both the monitor and the cable. If you have another cable to swap in, then do so. Other than that, there is not really much else you can do. While it is possible to open a monitor and replace, a failed component, it is not really cost effective.

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Well I am frustrated and I really don't understand what is going on.
I bought this computer about 1 month ago, and have had problems with this computer ever since. So the problem that I have had the whole time, is that the monitor will either lose its signal. At first, it was about 30 minutes to an hour before it just lost the signal. Then, I got some new RAM. Nothing changed, in fact it got a little worse. Next, I bought a new power supply. Nothing changed. Then, I bought a new hard drive. Nothing changed. This whole time, I would try consistently every day to get my computer to work. During that whole time, the computer would lose the signal faster and faster. Then, about a week ago, it wouldn't get past the bios screen. Then today, I received a brand new motherboard. Now there is no display, no matter what. Also, I have tried using my computer without my dedicated graphics card, using the onboard graphics. Same result. Also, before you tell me to get a refund, its too late. I bought this off of eBay, so there was only a 7 day return policy. I am absolutely stumped, I really don't know what is wrong with it. The new motherboard doesn't boot at all, the fans just turn on at full power, and there is no display. I also don't believe that the dvd drive can mess up anything.
I really appreciate your help,

A:No display on monitor when computer boots

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So i went on a vacation for a month and after i came back from my vacation i turned on my hp desktop windows vista (booted normally) browsing through the web then suddenly it restarted by itself and hp monitor went black and said no signal. I boot up my desktop i hear the fan starting keyboard lights blinks cd drive blinks and monitor still says no signal

A:Desktop boots up, Monitor no signal

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I recently reinstalled windows 10 on my desktop after the setup was complete I used the shutdown function ( not manually) Once I tried to bootup again, the keyboard doesn't work not does the mouse or DVD player that I tried for reinstalling windows 10. The computer boots normally (one beep as usual) but nothing else seems to boot except the monitor. And I can't get into diagnostics without the keyboard. And the recovery disc isn't booting either. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hey, this is my first post here. I've had this computer for about 6 months now and i have had an ocational problem, but nothing major. Now my computer was working fine last night, but now whenever i boot the computer it goes through all the loading screens at the beginning, then when it gets to the login screen, the monitor says that there is no signal and shuts off. Can someone please help me I have no idea what is wrong.

A:My computer boots up then the monitor shuts off

Boot into th SAFE MODE and select VGA and reboot your system

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I'm not the most knowledgable person when it comes to computers so please answer as if Explaining to a 10 year old. My computer just completely powered down while I was surfing the web, upon rebooting The screen on my monitor (currently using my tv and connected by HDMI cable) was blank despite the PC appearing to boot up normally. I.E. All fans were running lights displayed on the outside of the machine and even internal fans and systems began to run but there is just no display on my tv. I tried unplugging the system with the power switch set to off and waiting for 10 minutes and rebooting but to no avail. All the websites I check are so unhelpful, I'm a really smart guy with an engineering degree so I'm sure with jus a little bit of guidance and some help from someone who knows what they are doing I can sort this out on my own w/o having to send it back to the company.

A:Computer boots up, but no display on monitor.

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.

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hello friends,
pls give me some sol. to my problem ...i m very frustrated with this crap ....my problem is:
i have just installed window xp sp3 on my desktop..first few days it works fine ...but now it becomes very slow ...its takes 5-6 min. to boot and all other programmes also work very slow...for example when i use any player to play video files it works with sound lags and sometimes video lags also....i have desktop with configuration :
motherboard- intel D102
RAM-512 mb
HDD-80 gb
no video graphics card
is this problem is due to faulty IDE bus or due to incorrect power supply by SMPS or any virus problem...but it doesn't seem any virus problem coz i have fully updated latest version of Kaspersky antivirus and it shows clean pc....
before sp3 i had xp sp2 and it was doing good ...but one day suddenly it starts behaving the same way as i told u...so i format my hdd....and install xp sp3....pls give me some sol. i m very confused......and frustated

A:window xp sp3 running very slowly,boots very slow...etc

open windows task manager thats ctrl+alt+del keys check performance tab with pc just showing the desktop.
check the PF usage and the cpu usage if the Pf usage is on the high side check its value against the 512mbts memory installed..if cpu usage is high % then you have to find the program using it to excess.
video on board will be using up to or at least 32megs of memory so that leaves less for the system to run on.windows needs all of 512m memory to run smoothly 1 to 2 gig is better.
check all program files in msconfig (run) menu startup tab thats are not to run at startup. and untick the check box on each
don't touch any system or windows files..

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I have just tried to install Windows 10 but got the error message that my processor doesn't support it.

It's on a very old Dell Dimension 3000 computer that I have been upgrading over time. One of the only things I haven't changed is the processor. However, I'm pretty sure it should be good enough to run it.

It is an Intel Pentium 4 Prescott 90nm Technology 2.80GHz

I did think that I needed to enable something in the bios for it to support NX, but I can't find a setting for it anywhere.

Does anyone know how I can fix it please?

A:Processor doesn't support NX

I have just tried to install Windows 10 but got the error message that my processor doesn't support it.

It's on a very old Dell Dimension 3000 computer that I have been upgrading over timeClick to expand...

What "upgrading over time" have you done to that desktop?

All the original hardware in it is too old and too slow to run Windows 10.


One of the only things I haven't changed is the processor. However, I'm pretty sure it should be good enough to run it.

It is an Intel Pentium 4 Prescott 90nm Technology 2.80GHzClick to expand...

The Intel Pentium IV 2.80 GHz processor was introduced in early 2002, so it's about 13 years old.

It's a single-core model with a 533 MHz frontside bus speed.

It supports only 32-bit versions of Windows.

It's my guess you're trying to install a 64-bit version of Windows 10 in that desktop.

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My Dell desktop only boots when monitor is unplugged. Then I plug in monitor and use the computer. The monitor has an adaptor. I replaced adaptor, but it still only boots when monitor is unplugged.

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The title captures it all.

I like my comp to run at 1024x768. That's the default setting. But if I boot the computer up without the monitor on, the dexktop will default to 800x600. My
Here are the video adapter and monitor properties, courtesy of Everest:
Video Adapter Properties
Device Description Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Adapter String Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset
BIOS String Intel Video BIOS
Chip Type Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset
DAC Type Internal
Installed Drivers ialmrnt5 (
Memory Size 128 MB

Video Adapter Manufacturer
Company Name Intel Corporation
Product Information http://www.intel.com/products/browse/chipsets.htm
Driver Download http://support.intel.com/support/graphics
Monitor Properties
Monitor Name Hansol 710A(+)/710E
Monitor ID HSL06AA
Monitor Type 17" CRT
Manufacture Date Week 50 / 1999
Serial Number None
Max. Visible Display Size 32 cm x 24 cm (15.7")
Picture Aspect Ratio 4:3
Horizontal Frequency 30 - 72 kHz
Vertical Frequency 47 - 160 Hz
Maximum Resolution 1280 x 1024
Gamma 2.25
DPMS Mode Support Standby, Suspend, Active-Off

Supported Video Modes
640 x 480 140 Hz
800 x 600 110 Hz
1024 x 768 85 Hz
1152 x 864 75 Hz
1280 x 1024 65 Hz

Monitor Manufacturer
Company Name Hansol Electronics
Product Information http://www.hansol-uk.com
Driver Download http://www.hansol-uk.com/support/drivers.html

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A:Dexktop comes in 800x600 if monitor isn't on when the computer boots up.

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