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Monitor loses signal, keyboard shuts off after windows load screen

Q: Monitor loses signal, keyboard shuts off after windows load screen

Everything works fine except for a little something that is just annoying.
I can deal with it, im just wondering why it would happen.
Im using an SSD to boot up. Everything works fine and fast except when it gets to the Windows Splash screen.
The monitor seems to lose signal and my g15 keyboard's LCD shuts off and i wait for about 6 seconds. After that i can hear the login sound my keyboard LCD turns back on while the monitor goes back to the DVI connection displaying the login screen
Anyone know why this would happen after the windows splash screen?
Is it drivers?
Using an asrock z77 extreme6 MOBO, SSD firmware is updated

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Preferred Solution: Monitor loses signal, keyboard shuts off after windows load screen

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Hello. I am new here so please go easy on me. I have an HP media center m7287c. It has windows xp Home. Here is my problem. Just recently my computer will not boot completely and/or my monitor shuts off. I have tested my monitor with 2 other pc's and there is nothing wrong with the monitor itself. But when I turn on the Computer the montitor receives a good signal. I can see the blue HP screen that says F11 for system recovery, F1 for setup, etc. It then goes into the "load" screen where it says Windows XP with the little moving bars below it. After it is done loading... the light on my monitor goes from GREEN TO ORANGE and the monitor "goes to sleep" and turns black. Obviously its not getting a signal and I don't know why. Meanwhile the computer doesn't reboot, it stays on, the temperatures are all normal. I have not done anything to it in terms of hardware. It is "stock" and has an integrated monitor input rather than an AGP or PCI video card. What might be wrong, what can I do...and HOW? Thank you in advance.

A:Monitor Loses Signal After Xp Load Screen

Hmm..I experienced that once.Why dont you try to reboot and start in safe mode. I think it will work during safe mode and not normal mode. Some say it's the graphic card problem but I think it must have something to do with the refresh rate. Try it, safe mode.

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This started to happen about a month ago and has been getting progressively more frequent. Nothing has changed on my system, no new hardware. After the first time it was a couple of weeks until it happened again, then a week, then a few days, now it's just been two days apart.

With no warning, my monitor with go dark and pop up a no signal message. At first I thought it was the video card going bad, but today I realized that the keyboard was locking up as well. I was using a chat program with push to talk, and talking with friends at the time, and I asked if they could hear me after the monitor lost signal. They could not, and that is when I realized my keyboard was locking up as well, I couldn't turn on caps lock, etc.

I am running Vista 64, with the following hardware:
nVidia GeForce 9800 GT
Intel E8400 Dual Core Processor
Asus P5E3 Premium/WIFI-AP Motherboard
G-Skill 4GB DDR3 Memory
Corsair 750w Power Supply
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy
and one each WD & Seagate HDs (cannot remember models but don't think it's important here).

Everything is about 2.5 years old, except the video card which is about 8 months old. They keyboard is connected to a USB port. I have opened the case and made sure all fans are working and blown out dust, and I moved the monitor cable to the second port on the video card, and this is still happening.

Also, I have noticed on power up lately that for a split second the video on the initial blue Windows loa... Read more

A:Monitor loses signal, keyboard locks up

Still looking for any assistance with this problem please.

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I've had a series of problems with my computer lately.

First of all, sometimes while playing games with high graphics, the monitor will lose signal and there seems nothing I can do to fix it besides restart. Strangely enough, after dusting the computer out and pulling out and putting in the RAM, I haven't had this problem anymore, but I am worried it will come back, and I wonder what the cause of the signal loss was.

Also, the keyboard and mouse sometimes both die on me, no matter what I am doing on the computer. The monitor will still work after this happens.

Also, I've just noticed that my computer says I only have 6GB ram, when in fact I have 8GB installed. Not sure if that's related.

Any ideas on the cause of these problems, and if they are related?

My computer is about 3 years old, a Digital Storm computer,
Intel Core i7 CPU @ 2.67GHz
8GB RAM (but says only 6GB)
GeForce FTX 275 card
Windows Vista SP2
750W power supply
3 fans

Thank you for your help.

A:Monitor loses signal while gaming; keyboard and mouse randomly die together

As an update, my computer got a BSoD while watching a movie on netflix. I also ran a MEMTEST and no errors...

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Now before you all link me to other places with the same problem, mine is a little different.

I turn on the computer, goes past the bios screen as normal, does the windows loading screen as normal, then the screen goes black and the "No Signal" message is displayed.

Now, here is why it is different. I type in my password and press enter, without being able to see and wait for the logon sound to play, then if I unplug monitors cable, I hear the noise of windows telling me a device has been disconnected, I plug it back in again the device connection noise then plays and low and behold, there is the desktop.

I have been running Windows 7 build 7100 for roughly about three weeks until this started happening about one week ago.

MONITOR: ViewSonic VX1932wm
GPU: Sapphire HD4850 512mb


Also, I have noticed too after logging, randomly Aero will disable itself, I have to open the 'Personalize' option and run the troubleshoot to get it to fix itself again.

I assume this is the correct section, as I am experiencing visual issues. Apologies if this is not the correct section.

Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Monitor loses signal before logon screen

This could be down to a number of issues. In no particular order, these are graphics and/or monitor drivers, a faulty graphics card, faulty monitor cable. If your graphics card has another port, try to connect to that one. Do you use a DVI-VGA adapter plug? If so, it is possible that this has become damaged (I've had this issue with mine). Fortunately, they are cheap and easily replaced. If your card requires additional power, ensure that this is connected and that the card is correctly seated.

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Crashes happen anytime, result in a black or white screen, one time, it completed the loop and it had actually BSOD'd! I have the memory dump (hoping a forums wizard can come and save me!). Have tried disabling HDMI audio package drivers, overclocking and underclocking the video card. Does not appear to be memory related as one time, music that was being played on my computer, continued to play after the crash. Using windows 7 64bit RTM btw.

A:Games crash to black screen, monitor loses signal, computer reboots

Heres the memory dump PAGEDU64 ?   B? - MEMORY DUMP PLAYER666 - MiCCv0na - Pastebin.com

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I turned on my computer, but forgot the monitor cable was disconnected. So I connected it. Screen stayed blank (black) (so much for plug and play, darn).
I hit the keys that I thought would cause a Windows restart, but it didn't work. Hit ESC a few times, and then some more Alt+F4 and arrow keys and enter and so forth, but nothing worked. So I held the "On" switch pressed until the computer turned off.
Waited a minute, then turned puter back on. Got the blue "Windows wasn't shut down correctly so must check everything" screen, everything checked out ok, Windows started to load, I saw the mostly-black screen with the big Windows logo, but just before it would normally switch to the blue screen with the horizintal animation, my monitor announced it wasn't getting a signal and went blank. Turned computer off, turned it on again, got the exact same result. I can stop the boot up and open the BIOS setup, but I have no idea whether that is going to be of any use to me.
I've seen similar problems described, but one said "I fixed it somehow" and another mentioned installing drivers, which I don't know how to do (what drivers, where, and to where?) without Windows running. (Sorry I'm a little clueless.)
So far I have not opened the computer, and I have double (and triple) checked the cables that everything is connected.
Any ideas? I'm Desparate!!
Liz (newbie!)

A:Monitor loses signal when Windows starts up

You said you double checked the cables, but double-double check that you don't have TWO video cards or two plugs on the video card. Such as having onboard video and AGP. If you have two video cards, try the other one.

Otherwise, to rule out a driver issue, can you get into Safe Mode? To get here, press F8 on your keyboard BEFORE you ever see any Windows logos. You can just press F8 once every second as the system boots if you like, to make sure you don't miss it.
You should get a menu, use the arrow keys to choose Safe Mode.
If that works fine, then it's a driver problem. If it still doesn't work, or the monitor cuts off even before this, then it could be a video problem instead I suppose.

And you might already know, but the system can still be working fine even though you don't see anything. Is it still churning away on the hard drive in the background? Do you hear your startup windows sound (if you have one). Does it sound and feel like it's booting normal even without the video? Or does it seem like the system just halts?

That aught to get us started.

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When I turn on my PC, everything starts as it should, until the Windows XP boot screen appears (you know, the one with the Windows XP logo and the left-to-right "loading" bar moving below it against a black screen). Unfortunately, just as the Windows "welcome" music plays over the speakers, the screen goes dark and my monitor posts a "no signal detected" message.

I am almost certain the problem has to with my video card. While my web research revealed several recommendations to start up in Safe Mode, I have tried holding and tapping F8 without any success -- I never get to start up in Safe Mode before the monitor goes blank. I have also tried a different monitor, but the result is the same, and my monitor works fine with my girlfriend's PC. ARRRRGH! This is so frustrating!

How do I fix this? I do have my XP boot disk. Will I need to purchase a new video card? If so, will installing this be complicated?

My PC is about 7 years old and is not worth much.... :-(

A:Monitor Loses Signal as Windows XP Pro Loads

When do you press F8? You should be continuously tapping F8 starting right when you turn the computer on. It shouldn't reach the windows loading screen. A menu will come up and you need to select safe mode.

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Over the past few days my monitor has lost it's signal when booting into windows, just after the Windows loading screen. Last night I was playing World of Warcraft and my computer went nuts :hotbounce , losing the signal again. Now I have no signal whenever windows boots...

Video Card : NVidia GeForce 6800 OC AGP (256Mb)
Windows XP Professional Corporate

Any Ideas? Thanks in advance.

A:Monitor Loses Signal on Windows Boot

The problem could be your video card. How long have you had the video card?
If the problem persist well its time to get a new video card.

Good luck,

Sebastian :bounce:

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When I start my computer with drivers installed my monitor loses the signal when I should be receiving a log in screen. I can boot up fine in safemode and/or if I'm using Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. To my knowledge I do not have an onboard graphics card as there is nothing to plug an avi or vga cord into aside from my graphics card. I should also mention I tried using an NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT and experienced the same problem.
I am running 64 bit windows 7 and my graphics card is an NVIDIA GTX 560.

*not sure if this should be posted in Drivers section instead, if so please let me know

A:Monitor loses signal when Windows boots up

Get into the bios and check the video settings. PEG (PCIe) should be set as the first display device

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When I start my computer with drivers installed my monitor loses the signal when I should be receiving a log in screen. I can boot up fine in safemode and/or if I'm using Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. To my knowledge I do not have an onboard graphics card as there is nothing to plug an avi or vga cord into aside from my graphics card. I should also mention I tried using an NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT and experienced the same problem.
I am running 64 bit windows 7 and my graphics card is an NVIDIA GTX 560.

A:Monitor Loses Signal When Windows Boots Up

Boot into safemode and delete the nvidia drivers, then boot normally and install fresh drivers. Not 100% sure it'll work, but it's worth a shot.

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I have a dual monitor setup on my PC. Today, when I boot it up, the main monitor displayed all theboot information and startup stuff, however, when the system SHOULD have gotten to the user login screen, the main montor came up with "no signal." The secondary monitor at this time will still show my mouse moving around on it, and I'm able to move the mouse over to the main monitor but I can't see anything.

I've gone through a few basic manuevers to see what was wrong. I booted in safe mode and logged in to my mai account and attempted to change the other monitor to the main one; However, Safe Mode does not appear to supoort multi-monitor and I couldn't change this. After that, I attempted to VNC into my computer with the notebook I'm on now. When I came to the login dialogue box, the only account I could log into was the invisible "Administrator" account. My main account, as well as a temporary account I created for testing, both came up with an error "Cannot access due to user restrictions." My theory is that because all of the accounts which are actually visible on the login screen seem to not be working, the login is bugging and not outputting anything to my main monitor (since I have verified both monitors and connections to be working properly).

I'm stumped as to this problem; any help would be greatly appreciated.

*edit* Oh, and if it makes any difference, I *was* able to see the login screen in Safe Mode

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A:Main monitor loses signal after Windows XP boot

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I just updated the drivers to my ATI Radeon x1600 video card to the newest version. Once I rebooted everything went as normal, the computer booted up and started loading windows. Once windows took over the monitor went black. The light then came back on with the "No Signal" text and went back off.

I was updating at the request of Steam. Any ideas? I can get into Safe mode no problem.

A:Solved: Monitor loses signal once windows starts

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The Short Version:
Windows vista boots up and loses connection with the monitor. Fixing this means disconnecting from the video card, and reconnected, while jiggling the mouse. It then turns on and works in low resolution mode, with no option to expand further than 1024x768. Tasks are 4x as slow (on average) to complete. Every new boot/alteration of driver files and functions resets the monitor. If you believe this problem is within your ability, More information on the event is below.

Full Incident:
So I brought over 2 pc games of mine for a friend without internet for the week.
San andreas, and Trackmania United. I loaded San andreas onto his bran new Vista gaming rig, and booted it. It played well, but the textures were off...While booting up trackmania, EVERYTHING slowed down, then stopped, then froze. I rebooted once, and then a subsiquent hour of booting and rebooting. I went into safe mode (which works) and did a system restore to earlier that day. When vista booted up, the signal to the monitor was lost. We could hear vista working with the bells and whisles going off, but we couldn't see anything. I found out that if you unplug, and then re-plug the monitor and then jiggle the mouse, the monitor would reconnect.
NOW vista is running as if there were no video drivers for it, and in that low resolution mode, most programs, and some games (as benchmarks). It was running WELL below the expected behavior. His computer is quite top of the line.
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I was working on my computer this morning and I pluuged in a usb flash drive, it told me the port wasn't 1.0 so I pulled the drive out to switch to one of the 2.0 ones. When I did that the screen went black and the monitor went into standby.

Now everytime I start it, the computer goes through the boot stuff and the windows loading screen but when it finishes loading windows the monitor goes black and into standby.

I tried going into safe mode and last good config but both give me the same results. I was able to go into vga mode and reinstall the video drivers but that didn't fix it. I can still get it to display in vga mode what else should I look at as the problem?

A:Monitor shuts down after XP load screen.

Yea, sounds like a video drivers issue ... the refresh rate on your screen may have been turned too high. Right mouse click on desktop --> Properties --> Settings --> Put your resolution down to 800 x 600. Then, click "Advanced" under settings. Somewhere there you should find the "refresh rate" ... for my graphics card (I use an ATI), it's under "Monitor" ... put the refresh rate on 60 Hertz and see if that solves the problem. You'll have to do this in safe mode.

Let me know if this works!

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I am going to try to make my issue clear along with what I've troubleshooted...
My Hardware

CPU: AMD X4 FX 4100 3.6GHz
GPU: Sapphire HD 7870 2GB DDR5
RAM: 8GB DDR 3 Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz (2 ram sticks)
PSU: 600 Watt Corsair Gaming edition
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA
HDD: 1TB Seagate Sata 3

My Issue

This issue usually happens when in any game BUT I have seen it happen once while just browsing online. When in the game application, my monitor will lose signal... I have tried multiple monitors with different connectors (HDMI, VGA etc.)

I haven't noticed a consistent time that the issue happens.

What I THINK I've ruled out

-CPU and GPU heat doesn't seem to be a problem according to CPU-Z, GPU-Z, Speed fan,etc
-Made sure dual channel RAM (2 sticks) is in proper slots
-Took 1 stick of ram out, and vice versa...The problem still happened
-Used different monitors and connectors. The problem still happened
What should I do to resolve this. The parts have been purchased new about one month ago. Is there an issue with compatibility between my hardware or what piece of hardware is likely causing the issue and what tools should I use to verify it?

I've looked around online but I haven't found much luck.

A:Monitor Loses Signal...

Hey Sullivan Welcome to TSG. Hope you get some help and provide help to others when you get the opportunity. Thats how the community works!

At this point, the easyist next step, I would look at updating or reinstalling drivers for the video card. I notice you don't list a video card??

Often the problem with gaming computers is the video card gets hot and shuts down. Speed fan is a tool but doesn't get exact temp of video card. If problem persist try running with the case open and or adding external fan.

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My monitor goes black with a sign "no signal" when my son is playing some games.
The CPU is clearly running, since the audio remains perfect. The only way to re-connect the signal is by re-starting the computer. Interestingly, it seems to happen only when he is playing these games (more than one kind), which he used to play for hours in this same system. Any clues?

A:Monitor loses the signal from HD

Have you updated your video card driver lately? also have you changed any power saving settings lately?

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I have what I think is a monitor problem but could be a videocard problem. I'm still doing some testings.

It used to be, every now and then my monitor would lose signal and I would have to restart my PC. Two days ago, the problem got serious and the monitor displays a message telling me the frequency was out of range. Rebooting doesn't fix it. The horizontal frequency was something like 0.2, and the vertical frequency was 345, but the numbers change with each reboot.

The monitor shows video fine up until Windows starts to load and the monitor just goes blank and the LED turns yellow. When I go to the bios screen, the monitor also loses signal within a couple of seconds. I don't know if it's a nvidia driver problem, but I don't think the driver is loaded yet at that point so it can't be.

My best guess is the monitor is malfunctioning or the videocard.

Any ideas? My monitor is a 19" Envision 980e and videocard is a Leadtek A250 LE TD, My ViVo edition. Both are about 1 years old.

A:My monitor loses signal

It can't be drivers if it malfunctions in the BIOS too.

Most obvious thing to do is to try another monitor and/or video card.

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While I play a video game, FPS in game start dropping and the monitor loses signal, but the PC is still working. Today I tried the thingy with Capslock and after I pressed it two times, my PC stopped. After I turned it back on it booted, but a black screen appeared and not the logo and after that it rebooted itself and now it's working. I can't play video games at all anymore.

My CPU is i5-3450 3.10 and graphic card GTX 650.

I had this problem even on previous version of windows.

I can watch movies and videos on chrome fine, but when I play games the hell unleashes.

Please help me .

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Ok. Today I got a widescreen TV, I unplugged my DVI from my monitor to plug it into the TV to see how it looked. Now when I boot my PC it will show the BIOS post and the windows load screen, then it will show a flash of my desktop and my monitor says "no signal". All the sounds of windows booting up still come out of the speakers during the "no Signal" part.
Now heres the funny thing. If I boot into safe mode it works fine. Matter of fact im typing this post on it now. Any ideas to why this is happening when I boot in normal mode. My vid card is an XFX 8800GT(256mb) if that helps.

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My computer has been doing this for awhile, it works fine, I can watch videos on it and everything, then I go play a game (Call of Duty 4 on max graphics) then after a minute or two my monitor would go blank (Blue in this case since its HDMI) and lose the signal to the graphics card, The connector isn't loose, nor is power and I must reboot to get the signal back.

I have upgraded the computer with this graphics card, I did uninstall old drivers but maybe not fully.

Another perhaps unrelated problem is that whenever I restart, it no longer detects my graphics card, resolution: 800x600, 4-bit, I must uninstall all my drivers, then reinstall them and it fixes the problem

Its not overheated
Power SHOULD be sufficient.

Computer Specs:
OS: Windows XP
Motherboard: M2N-E
Processor: AMD Athlon 5000+ Black Edition - Overclocked
Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce EN9600 GT
Sound Card: Built-in
Monitor: Viewsonic 22" Connected to Graphics card VIA HDMI

Thanks in advance for helping me out.

A:Solved: Monitor loses Signal

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3 days ago, I started to have this signal loss+reboot problem.

First day, it occured once at 5:55am
Second day, it occured once at 6:00am
Today, which is the third, it occured at 8:00pm and 2:00am

Describing what happened in details..
Basically, my monitor would randomly lose signal, but the background keeps going (such as MSN and music) , then it would automatically restart after few seconds.

I thought the problem was overheat caused by graphic card, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Some information about my system:
Motherboard: P5K-E
CPU: Q6600
Monitor: SyncMaster 2243BWX
Graphic card: ATI Radeon 4800 Series
OS: Windows XP SP3

Is anyone able to help solve my problem? Thanks in advance.
( Will provide more information as I don't know what else I should include)

A:Monitor loses signal and then reboot

Try updating your graphics card driver from the AMD support site. Do you have Microsoft's .NET framework installed?

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I'm hoping someone has an idea what my problem is as I've seen this problem on other forums so maybe I can help someone else.

I've had an AMD Athlon 2800 + Asus A7n8x-e motherboard setup for about two years now that was running windows 2000 with a geforce 4 graphics card and a gig of ram. 430 watt power supply. A few months ago I bought a copy of XP and upgraded. Still, several months of smooth sailing and lots of World of Warcraft playing. About two weeks ago the monitor started losing the signal. I would start the computer and right after xp was going to load and have me log in the monitor would go to standby, as if it lost the signal. Over the course of two weeks it started happening more often. Sometimes I could get logged in and have a whole day of usage out of the computer including playing games or other times I'd have to reset it fifteen times before it would let me use it for hours. Over the last couple of days the loss of signal began happening while playing games, or web browsing. A little more random than at the xp startup point. I swapped monitors, bought a new graphics card and I'm still dealing with the issue. Today I was getting a one in ten chance that the computer would get to windows without losing the monitor signal. Then, cross my fingers, would get some gaming time. Today I gave up and waited for my new vid card to show up. After installing the Geforce 6800gs, and reinstalling drivers for the MBoard, direct x, vid card, bios,... Read more

A:Monitor loses signal recently

I also noticed that when the monitor loses the signal I hear the harddrive turn off and the cpu working light goes on full timeClick to expand...

Yes you need a bigger and better PSU. 430W is never a full 430, it's more like 300 with the generic/cheapys. It's prob 2 yrs old too and ready to die. Replace it before you damage your new 6800GT.

You said you had to unplug 2 fans to get it to boot, that says it all right there.


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Whenever I turn off my monitor, when I turn it back on it says "no signal" like it would if the computer wasn't turned on.
I then have to reboot it to get the display back. It only ever happens if I turn my monitor off.

Dell Inspirion 560mt
Acer Monitor
ATI Radeon X740 XL - PCI-Express

Any suggestion would be helpful.

A:Monitor Loses Signal When I Turn It Off

Have you tried moving your mouse to wake it up? The computer has probably shut off the signal for power savings.

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I am not sure where to put this post. Sorry if i make any mistakes; English is not my first language.
My PC (Dell Alienware x51 R2) has been reset two days ago.

The other day I tried to play Team Fortress 2, but the screen turns black and says: "No Signal Detected" After the restart (signal is available again) I type in my passwort for my Microsoft account; the screen loses signal again. The same thing happens on the second restart. Only on the third restart the monitor keeps signal.

It does not even have to be Team Fortress 2. The same happens after playing Hearthstone for a quarter-hour or sometimes when I am watching Youtube Videos.

So the cables can not be the problem because they do not get touched at any time. Maybe it is the videocard (?) because the signal loss always happens when it sort of gets stressed too much. But the ePSA test (an option in the boot menu which stress tests all hardware) says everything is fine.

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So I got a new CPU a couple of months ago (FX-6300) and tried using it on my PC. But after a while the monitor loses the signal and I can only cut the power to the PC to restart it. I thought it was an issue with the temperatures so I waited a bit so the weather gets colder. Today I tried putting the CPU and the same issue happened but this time after 5 minutes of usage (no matter what I do).

So the problem is the CPU for sure, but I don't know what could cause the issue and what to do to stop it.

Mb: msi 760gm-p21 fx
Gpu: nvidia gt 1030 oc
Ram: 4gb ddr3

Hope someone can help.

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has anyone ever experienced or seen this problem?
I boot into safe mode and after a few minutes my monitor loses signal as if its unplugged EVERY TIME.
if I hard restart the computer (front panel restart button) it beeps oddly on start up and I have no signal to my monitor.
but if I shut down the computer totally it will be fine once I start it again (unless I go into safe mode.. then it does the same thing)

this is awful since I need to get into safe mode to run scans and such and can't do anything that takes longer than a minute or two.

A:Monitor loses signal while in Safe Mode

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This problem has showed up in the last few days and it's becoming quite annoying. Basically, after a while of gaming (usually about 30 minutes of League of Legends, though it happens with other games as well), my monitor will just go black and the "on" light will start blinking, the same as when I turn the monitor on without turning the pc on. However, the pc doesn't restart (I still hear the fans, etc) and I can still hear the sounds from the game, though I don't believe it responds to my keyboard inputs.

Any help would be highly appreciated.
System specs (as shown in systemrequirementslab.com):
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 (Dedicated Memory: 1.0 GB; Total Memory: 2.7 GB)
Memory: 4.1 GB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit

A:Monitor loses signal when playing games

Start by posting your temps and voltages; specifically the cpu temp, system temp, 12V, 5V, and 3.3V values. The info is available in the bios; read your mb manual for a detailed description of bios options/menus.

Next you need to list your exact system specs; ie exact mb installed, exact ram installed, exact pw supply installed, etc, etc. Note 4ig of ram does not really tell use much; 4gig of corsair xxx123 ram tells us a LOT more.

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My problem is if I'm playing a game that uses 3d graphics my monitor will lose signal. But now I just noticed if I run adobe photoshop cs2 for about 20 mins it'll do it also. So what do you think my problem is?
Ok I have a emachines t2625 here are the specs and I have a ATI Radeon 9200 128MB AGP card in with a Maya 7.1 Sound Card. I've updated all my drivers and everything. I'm using Omega video drivers's also.


* Clock speed
* 2.13 GHz

* Processor type
* Athlon XP

* Processor manufacturer


* RAM installed
* 512 MB

Video Output

* Graphics processor
* S3 ProSavage8

Display (Projector)

* Display type
* None

Optical Storage

* CD / DVD type

* CD / DVD read speed
* 12x

* CD / DVD write speed
* 4x

Storage Hard Drive

* Hard drive size
* 120 GB

Interface Provided

* Interface
* 6 USB USB, 1 Parallel Parallel, 1 Microphone Microphone, 2 Headphones Headphones, 1 Audio Audio, 1 Audio Audio, 1, 1

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

* 2nd hard drive installed qty
* None

Optical Storage (2nd)

* 2nd optical storage type

* Read speed
* 16x


* Modem
* 56 Kbps Fax / modem

Audio Output

* Audio output type
* Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

* Cabinet form factor
* Desktop


* Networking
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A:Monitor loses signal as certin times

you say it "loses signal"... by that do you mean the computer remains on and you can still use it but cant see anything?

the first and most obvious thing to check would be the monitor cable, make sure that it's clean and not lose. wiggle the cable around to see if it "loses signal" again.

do you have another monitor that you could try?

also, make sure that you aren't setting the games video settings higher than your video card and monitor can handle.

It sounds to me like your power supply may be going bad. emachines are known for their low-quality motherboards and power supplies. it could be either one, but my guess is the power supply.

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Hi guys, this problem just started happening today. I turned my computer on and started playing Dead Space. 5 minutes into my gaming session, my monitor goes blank and says "No Signal" (as if my computer was turned off). I had my headphones on and could still hear the game sounds. After a few seconds, the game sounds started to stutter and didn't stop. I turned my monitor off using the power button, waited a few seconds and turned it back on and it still said the same thing. I had to turn my computer off manually using the power button after that since I couldn't do anything. I waited a minute and turned it back on. I then tried to play Bad Company 2 and the same thing happened.

I run EVGA precision to control my GPU fan speed and monitor the temp. While gaming, it's usually at about 60-70 degrees Celsius, so I don't think it's a temp problem.

I'm not very computer literate, so I really don't know what to do at this point... so, I'm turning to you guys for help. I hope someone out there is able to help me.
System Information
Time of this report: 6/26/2010, 23:16:03
Machine name: **REMOVED**
Operating System: Windows Vista? Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100218-0019)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: NP267AA-ABA e9180f
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A:Monitor loses signal and computer seems to freeze

Check to see if your video card is getting enough air flow, when you are gaming your putting a lot of processing power into that RAMDAC and it will over heat and pop goes the video.

Solution: cool the case down and increase air flow.

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I've read a lot of different material around the web and various boards about variations of this problem, and am still stumped. I'm running a Dell XPS 400 dual core, with a nvidia geforce 7900gs, 2gigs of ram, etc.

One day, the monitor started to flash in and out, and after about fifteen minutes of this it finally went black and the monitor's yellow 'no signal' light came on. The computer continued to function otherwise: music continued to play and be changable, keyboard inputs continued to work, etc. On reboot the signal returned, but the problem repeated, and eventually, it took up to ten reboots until signal would return. Sometimes it would take several hours of waiting before the signal would come back. Strangely enough, after a few weeks, the problem went away for four or five months and came back, then went away for a few months, and now is back again. This happens in both 3D games and just general XP browsing.

Over the course of the problem, I have replaced the stock power supply with an antec 500watt. I replaced the original card, an ATI all in wonder x1800xl with the geforce 7900gs. The old ATI card is working just fine in a friends computer. I've tried flashing the BIOS to the newest version on Dell's website, still no luck. I have also swapped out monitors, no luck again.

What else can I do? Is it time to buy a new motherboard? Do I need to test the RAM? Does God just hate me? Any help is appreciated.

A:Monitor Flashes, then loses signal, PC continues to run

Swap out the monitor with another or simply replace it...

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Good day everyone,
I have an ATI 2900XT 512mb that has worked just fine on my PC until a few days, out of nothing it stopped sending the monitor signal. After disconnecting power cable from the pc and replugging it seemed to work again but lately it stopped sending the signal for good. I took out the video card, put it back in and it worked for just a few minutes. I've tried booting a few times and sometimes I get the monitor signal for just a few minutes, most of the time nothing at all and the mobo has error beeped a few times.

I've also noticed that when I boot pc and the monitor has no video signal the pc hasn't beeped, it's weird because it used to work fine and now if it does is just for less than 2 minutes.

I have a DFI P965 mobo and a Rosewill RP500-2 power supply.
Any clues on what could be the failure?

10x in advance!

A:Monitor loses video card signal

A new home from the video card?

I have had similar issues in the past when all it took was to move the video card to a different slot. Sounds as if there are issues that seem to be intermittent pointing back to the video card. I would remove the video card use a good air cleaner (bottled air if possible) clean out all slots prior to reinstalling the video and try a new slot for the video card. A frustrating issue to say the least.

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Yesterday I bought "The Forest" and I tried to play it and suddenly my monitor went black, after 2 seconds displaying "No signal" then completely black again. I had to restart the PC, tried to play again and now besides black screen the fans went loud until I restarted the PC.  I tried to play it a couple of more times and same thing, I can't get over about 30 minutes without monitor losing signal. I had the same problem weeks/months ago and I don't remember doing anything it just gone, now I'm not sure. Also some months ago my computer randomly restarted (kernel power 41  in event viewer), it was hdd issue, now it doesn't do this. I cleaned the PC, updated drivers, windows, nothing helps. I really want to solve this problem so I can play this game with my friend once and for all.
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Intel Core i5 3330 @ 3.00GHz 41 °C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
8,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. Z77-DS3H (Intel Core i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz) 28 °C
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3071MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB (NVIDIA) 35 °C
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A:Monitor loses signal, fans speed up while gaming

Let it lose signal again, then recover from that and immediately generate these 2 sets of reports:Report Set #1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be experiencing BSOD's) so that we can provide a complete analysis: (from the pinned topic at the top of the forum)   http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/If you have problems with it running it, there's an alternate tool here (direct download link):  https://github.com/blueelvis/BSOD-Inspector/releases/download/1.0.5/BSODInspector-1.0.5.exeNOTE:Please zip up the (.ZIP) files - do not use .RAR or other compression utilities. .ZIP is the type file that can be uploaded to the forums.Report Set #2)  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504The Event ID 41 error is simply Windows saying... Read more

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Hey guys.

So, everything was working just fine until this very morning. No headaches whatsoever.

So, this morning I turn on my monitor and receive a "HDMI No Signal" from my monitor. Thing is that, 8 hours prior, it was working just fine. So, here's what I've done.

* Monitor was connected to a self-powered HDMI switch. Connected directly instead. No signal.
* Electric reset. Nope
* DVI. Nope.

Until, I bit the bullet and pressed the reset button while my monitor was connected in DVI. Lo and behold, signal! HDMI worked too. So, after an hour no problem, I had to attend some business in town then visited my father. When I came back, my monitor... had no signal once again.

So, I pulled off an old 24" monitor (1920x1200) off my closet that was going bad on one side but was still working, we could still see something. Connected DVI on it (no HDMI). No signal. So, I put my main monitor back in place through HDMI and reset. Voil?, once again.

So, checking my temps now, it's definitely not overheating. My graphic card idles at 36oC and my CPU is ~45oC (it always does a little something all the time - 5-10% use).

I will be trying to update my GPU drivers although I don't have a lot of faith in that and I can't really test my GPU in other computers.

Also, of note, when booting my PC, it does a single bip meaning everything is A-OK.
Another note is that one of my HDD is in the red with 5 unstable sectors and the BIOS logged a SMART event because ... Read more

A:Monitor loses signal after a while, reboot fixes temporarily.

Found out that, somehow in Power Options, that Windows would turn off my monitor after 20 minutes (I don't remember setting that option to that value, ever). But that doesn't solve my problem because the first time it happened, my monitor was actually powered off. It might be something that updating the driver did though...

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Alright, my stupid computer is at it again...
It's happened twice today, when I finally thought it was runnign well. In the middle of a game of the UT3 demo, when exiting out of it the monitor shuts off(comp is still running) and a minute or so later my g15 displays the same exact settings(cpu and ram) so I assume it's frozen. I find it weird though, that the monitor shuts off the signal first. When trying to open explorer it did this, but the monitor came back on for a brief second and it was acting like it was trying to open back up. I could see a glimpse of IE opening up, but then the monitor lost signal and the comp froze.

Any ideas? This is a 4 day old computer.

A:monitor loses signal while computer randomly wants to shut down

yeah try this, while the computer is running correctly, press your power button and make sure it will shutdown as if you went to Start, Turn off Computer, Shutdown. Then when the computer does it again and you can't see anything on the monitor, hit the power button and just see if the computer shuts itself off like it should. This will tell you if it is the monitor/video card, versus the pc itself freezing up.

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My monitor loses signal during start up when I try to put resolution higher than 640x480. It was working fine at 1028 x 840 or something like that earlier today until I shut it down and then booted back up. Now I can't fix my resolution and 640 x 480 is horrible. I reinstalled the graphics driver but that didn't help. Could it be my video card? Looking for suggestions. Thanks.

A:monitor loses signal on start up if resolution >640x480

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Hi everyone!

As you probably can tell I am new here. I really don't know very much about computers except the basics.

I just bought a new system from someone off Craigslist. I know it was probably a mistake but I am crossing my fingers that it wasn't. The guy seemed petty decent and let me play with it at his house and check it all out. It is a Sony Vaio desktop and I don't know much about it except that it is way nicer than my junk box from the year 2000. The specs that he gave me are:
Sony Vaio
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.6GHz
ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition graphics card
Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3
200 GB hard drive
DVD burner
Internal TV Tuner
Dual DVI-D monitor inputs
5.1 Channel audio card
22" Samsung LCD monitor
Wireless keyboard and mouse
Remote control (for using Windows media features ie windows media player or for use as a DVR)

Now, having said all that I am now having a major issue. It might be pretty simple but for someone like me it is driving me nuts. Everything worked fine at his house. No problems what so ever. I didn't hook it all up right away when I got home because it was very, very dirty and I wanted to clean it off. I used a whole can of monitor wipes to clean everything down. I was very careful about where I cleaned and how. So it sat for 24 hours without being connected. I plugged it in last night and everything worked fine. I went into "Add Remove Programs" and removed Google Chrome as... Read more

A:Monitor starts blinking and then loses signal after startup

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I've read a lot of different material around the web and various boards about variations of this problem, and am still stumped. I'm running a Dell XPS 400 dual core, with a nvidia geforce 7900gs, 2gigs of ram, etc.

One day, the monitor started to flash in and out, and after about fifteen minutes of this it finally went black and the monitor's yellow 'no signal' light came on. The computer continued to function otherwise: music continued to play and be changable, keyboard inputs continued to work, etc. On reboot the signal returned, but the problem repeated, and eventually, it took up to ten reboots until signal would return. Sometimes it would take several hours of waiting before the signal would come back. Strangely enough, after a few weeks, the problem went away for four or five months and came back, then went away for a few months, and now is back again. This happens in both 3D games and just general XP browsing.

Over the course of trying to solve the problem and from reading various forums, I have replaced the stock power supply with an antec 500watt. I replaced the original card, an ATI all in wonder x1800xl with a geforce 7900gs. The old ATI card is working just fine in a friends computer. I've tried flashing the BIOS to the newest version on Dell's website, still no luck. I have also swapped out monitors, no luck again. I've tried both cards with both old drivers and new drivers, all fail.

What else can I do? Is it time ... Read more

A:Monitor flashes, loses signal, computer continues to run

If you're NOT using the same video cable with both monitors, then your motherboard's AGP/PCIe (whichever it is) slot/controller is probably bad. This would affect the video and nothing else. What you're describing is definitely a hardware problem. So, yes, I'd say it's time for a new board.

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During gaming, my computer could be running perfectly fine then suddenly it freezes everything turns black and my monitor loses signal but the power light is still on. Restarting computer is the only fix.

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Hey all:

I have hit upon a really annoying problem. I just did a complete reformat of my computer and I have been trying to get my video drivers to work.

Here's my problem: The card works, I get video and everything, and I can boot to Windows XP fine.

Then I install my Nvidia drivers and restart the computer, like it says, and as soon as the computer finishes loading Windows, just when it should go to the welcome screen, the monitor goes black and then says it has no signal. If I restart in safe mode and then uninstall the drivers, I can boot normally again. It functions on the basic Microsoft Driver: (GeForce 4 Ti-4400 (Microsoft Corporation)), but as soon as I try and install drivers from Nvidia, the problem happens again.

I have tried the newest drivers and two older drivers.

I also have tried a friend's ATI Radeon 9800 SE card, and that seems to work, except that their Catalyst program locks up my computer when it tries to detect the optimal GPU settings. I am wondering if the two issues could be related.

Anyway, if anyone could provide any help here, that would be excellent!

A:Monitor Loses Signal After Driver Install - GeForce4 TI-4400

It sounds like you missed chipset/agp chipset drivers when you reformatted your system. These wont come into play until accelerated AGP graphics drivers are attempted to be installed/initialized.

What mainboard do you have? You should obtain the newest motherboard chipset drivers and then retry your driver installation woes.

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HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t CTO Desktop PC
HP 2509M Monitor connected with HDMI cable

Windows 7 64-bit 

I bought this pc from HP in 2010. It ran perfectly until i got a virus a few months back and lost both hard drives due to corruption and had to start from scratch. I had a local computer shop install new drives & reinstall Windows as I am not that computer savvy. Everything is now up and running fine with the exception of this issue. In a nut shell the issue is whenever there is a delay in the pc rebooting due to software installation or windows update the monitor will lose signal usually right after the windows starting screen, but before the log-on screen appears. clicking the mouse or keyboard does not bring back the signal and the monitor just goes to sleep. I have to manually power the pc down at that point because i cannot see what it's doing. Just pressing the power button once on the pc does not always power it off at this point. Sometimes I even lose the montor signal after I log in and the desktop is loading for a few seconds the monitor will lose signal and go to sleep. If it's a straight boot-up or restart with no configuration going on in the background it seems to be fine and i can log-in normally. If I get into the desktop without losing signal then I never encounter any other signal loss or monitor issues until the next required reboot. Another thing it has done randomly a few times is if I put the pc into sleep mode, when... Read more

A:Monitor loses signal during reboot after install requiring restart

Well in this case i would recommend you to update the BIOS and the Video Drivers and that might resolve the issue for you.

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About 2 weeks ago, I bought a used computer off of eBay and this has been occuring very often: the computer would turn on, and after a while, the monitor would lose the signal, but recently, the computer has been turning on, then after about 30 seconds, sometimes even shorter, it would lose its signal. I believe this could be a motherboard problem, but I really don't know.

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Hi, new to the forums so hopefully I can get some help. My computer recently was off when I came home and when I went to turn it back on, it went to the load screen and shut it self off. So I started it up again and this time loaded it in safe mode and it worked, so i restarted and it load fine. About 20 mins later it shut off again and the same load screen problem happen. I got frustrated enough to reformat my hard drive and after it was done it started loading again and shut off again. So any one know what is going on. i unplugged all the aftermarket stuff i had like Video card and wireless card. the only things running are my motherboard and my hard drive. Any help would be great. thanks

A:Windows load screen = shuts down

WELCOME to Tech Support Forums.

It sounds a lot like a CPU over-heating problem. CPU overheating causes a system to turn off immediately, with no error message, usually by default at 70?C.

Please check in the BIOS Setup Menu (continuously tap the DELETE key after pressing the ON button), for the "hardware monitor" section and note the temperature reported for the CPU.

If possible ...
Use something like Speedfan http://majorgeeks.com/SpeedFan_d337.html
to monitor the CPU temperature, and if you see temps in excess of 50?C, then you may have cause for concern, and if temps approach 70?C, then you have found the problem.

Other tools:
Everest: http://majorgeeks.com/download4181.html
Motherboard Monitor: http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311

A quick way to test this is to download and run toast.exe http://majorgeeks.com/Toast_d867.html
This will run the CPU at 100%. If you can run this for 20 minutes without any problem, then your CPU cooling system is fine.

If the thermal paste contact between the CPU and the heatsink is broken, temps may appear to be "normal", under most conditions.
However, when the CPU is heavily utilised, the temps can spike upward sharply, causing the system to turn off.

Let us know what temperatures are reported while running toast.exe for 20 minutes.

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My computer keeps shutting down completely at windows load screen. I would constantly turn it on and sometimes 1 out of 10 times it would actually load up to desktop. And when I restart my computer or shut it down for whatever reason, same thing happens, Goes to Windows loading screen and shuts down. I've checked several threads etc.. All say its either this or that's the issue but I tried almost everything possible.
I've tried:
1. Bought thermal paste, but not a heating issue
2. Bought a new Hard drive, but same thing happens with that hard drive
3. Bought new ram, Tried booting comp with the new ram only same issue.
4. Bought new graphics card..
Im pretty sure its not the Power supply because when the computer actually hits the desktop i can leave it on for days. Or when its not able to boot to desktop I can stay on the bios screen for days.

My Specs:
Amd x2 64 5000+
3GB Ram
Geforce 8400GS
Windows 7 Ultimate

Someone please help me find a solution!

A:Computer shuts down at windows load screen

What motherboard are you using?

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I have Windows Vista. I am using Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 14. Virus scan engine 8.911.1001 and virus scan pattern 5.793.00 (latest on both counts). Trend Micro detects the following but cannot quarantine or delete the file. Incident name: C\Windows\system32\TDSSnuiq.dll
Detection name: BKDR_TDSS.AU---Trend program suggests I manually delete the file but I have not been successful in locating it anywhere.
Signal is shutdown to monitor. Power cycling the computer back on restores the signal but Windows was not shutdown properly.
Here's the Hijack This Log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:07:21 PM, on 1/25/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Webcam Manager\DellWMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 14\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\IntelDH\NMS\Support\IntelHCTAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_TrayIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_Engine.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Online\DataSafeOnline.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleTo... Read more

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Hi guys,
New to the forum and am really hoping you guys can help me out. Just put an HTPC together with this motherboard

My problem is that if I connect the computer via DVI to a display it functions normally, but when I hook it up via HDMI to my Flat screen, it doesn't show the splash screen that gives you the option to enter bios. The screen just stays black until the windows welcome screen(win 7 64bit) comes up, then it acts totaly normal from that point. When I try to press the del key during the boot, I believe it is entering the bios, but the screen remains black so I can't see anything. I am guessing that the MB is not sending the signal to the Flat Screen until it loads windows, but can't find out anywhere that confirms that or what to do in order to resolve it.

Any ideas???
Thanks in advance,

A:no signal to monitor until windows welcome screen

Try updating the bios, or there maybe a setting in the bios to look for HDMI first.

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