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Q: Computer issue - Monitor giving "monitor going to sleep" ove...

I have an HP monitor HP w 2207 that comes with a VGA cord. It worked great with my windows 7 laptop but
now that I have a new windows 10 that does not come with only usb connections I bought an adapter VGA
to USB and connected the monitor to a USB 3 port.

The monitor comes on for a second and says Monitor Going to Sleep and then the screen turns black.

The VGA adapter said I didn't have to install any drivers so I don't know what to do now. Help!

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Preferred Solution: Computer issue - Monitor giving "monitor going to sleep" ove...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I have HP Desktop Tower Pavilion with windows 10, I had two HP S2031 monitors in dual mode, worked fine. One of them died, I got a good deal on a larger HP 27er monitor.  I hooked it up, they were both working fine ... it was using a default monitor
setting ... and then yesterday the computer downloaded some updates, and in doing so, it downloaded the driver for the HP 27er and installed.  The next thing that happens is the older HP S2031 starts to go dark ... like it is going into sleep mode, and
then it is totally black.  On reboot, it starts up with both monitors working, but within seconds of reboot the HP S2031 goes black again. The HP S2031's buttons do nothing, other than the power button, which turns it off and on, but that is it.  
I have done all troubleshooting, I did not even have them set up to sleep, all settings are at NEVER.  In coming here, I have done all the fixes I can find for similar  that are posted for similar issues, the Windows Key + W... nothing. 
The create new power plan ... nothing.  the device manger>display adapters>disable then enable ... nothing.  and lastly Start>Control Panel>System>Device Manager>display adapter>driver tap>update ... still nothing.  HOW
DO I GET THE HP S2031 MONITOR TO NOT BE IN SLEEP AND HAVE BLACK SCREEN.  I can not figure this out and am not finding any fix.

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I have a VGA splitter, that allows me to take a VGA from my computer to my monitor, and one to my television. All was working fine until windows was fully booted, then my TV was displaying everything fine, while my computer monitor was giving me a "Input is out of range" error. I had to remove the Dual VGA cable and re-connect the individual cable.

When booting everything shows up on the monitor and Television up until it is loaded onto the desktop of windows (vista 64 bits). Any reason why it is not showing up on my monitor after this process?

I wanted to be able to have it on my TV AND my PC at the same time. Kinda bumming me out if I cant since I already spent money on getting the VGA splicer.

A:VGA Split From Computer > Monitor + TV giving problems

"Out of range" usually means that the resolution is too high for the monitor to display.

Once windows loads go into the display properties, it should show 2 monitors (one's your monitor, the other is the TV). Identify which is which, then change the monitor resolution to something normal. 1280x1024 or 1027x768.

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I've been having a strange sleep issue with my monitor on one of my systems. It's currently running 14946 and this problem has been happening since I first installed Windows 10, around the end of may on this new kit.

The computer is an Intel NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK - Skull Canyon

The computer is brand new, the monitor is about a year older (an Auria 27"), and did not exhibit the problem when I used the monitor on a different computer with Windows 10. I have a different model Auria 27" that also does not have any problem.

I'm using the DisplayPort output with a displayport cable to the monitor.

The actual problem is that the monitor "Wakes" from sleep every 3-5 minutes, then goes back to sleep. If I leave it like this for a day or two, it will eventually lock the monitor up, so that I have to pull the power plug to be able to get it working again.

The PC itself is not waking from sleep, in fact I have Sleep and Hibernation disabled. The monitor is set to go to sleep after 15 minutes.

I've checked the usual Powercfg queries, but it hasn't revealed anything. The chipset is the Intel Iris Pro 580, and i'm using the default driver installed with Windows 10, as the drivers available from Intel are older.

Any suggestions? This is getting a little frustrating.

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I recently pretty much rebuilt my computer. I started with an hp e9120y and pretty much all thats left from it is the ram, processor and cd and blue ray drives. Now when i let the computer go to sleep or even when i go to the start menu and tell it to go to sleep it seems like all that happens is the monitor goes to sleep. I did the powercfg and it listed usb ports as the cause. I can change my power options from balanced to normal to high performance and it makes no difference. Are there any usb power options besides going to the device manager and properties for the usb and the power options tab. If not what else could it be. Is there an option in the bios for this?

A:Sleep Issue-only monitor sleeps

First off make sure you have all the correct drivers: Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware.

Then, read more about sleep and hibernation here: Sleep and hibernation: frequently asked questions.

Let me know if this helps to fix the issue.

Microsoft Windows Outreach

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My Win7 64-bit Lenovo Laptop has 2 Paviion 27xi montors connected via DVI.  The primary monitor will go to sleep after my defined 15 minutes BUT it will wakeup every 30 seconds and flash the monitor's "Going to sleep" message.  The 2nd monitor stays a asleep until keyboard or mouse activity really wakes the system up.  I have applied the latest driver version 2.0 released in 02/2014 and the monitor's perpetual "going to sleep" message continues to flash on screen every 30 seconds.  Please advise if you have a solution.  I want and need the monitors to go to sleep automatically after 15 minutes and stay asleep.  So suggesting that I disable the monitor sleep function is not a viable solution.  I feel it is a bug in HP's driver, but who knows, there may be a setting that can solve this too.  (My previous dual DVI Dell monitors behaved nicely and did not perptually wake up the primary monitor like the HP's are exhibiting.)

A:Pavilion 27xi Dual Monitor Sleep Issue

Hello szynda, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More.I understand that you have 2 HP Pavilion 27xi Monitors and one of them (the primary) is waking up every 30 seconds and you believe it is a driver issue. This is easily verified simply switch your inputs make the secondary the primary and vise versa, if the issue persists over to the secondary monitor it is a driver if it does not then it is hardware. If it is the driver I would suggest you try reinstalling the driver from the HP My Display driver page for the HP Pavilion 27xi 27-inch Diagonal IPS LED Backlit Monitor. If is not the driver, but the monitor itself I think it would be best if you contacted HP technical support for repair options.US support link to contact options for HP products purchased in the US.Outside of US support link to contact options for HP products purchased outside the US.I would like to thank you for posting on the HP Forums. Have a great day!

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Whenever my computer recovers from sleep mode, or when the screensaver comes on and I wake it up, I find that all my apps are now on my main monitor.

Example: Google Chrome and Skype on Monitor 1.
Microsoft Word and MSI Afterburner on Monitor 2.

-computer sleeps/ screen saver turns on-
-I wake the computer up-

Google Chrome, Skype, Microsoft Word, and MSI Afterburner are on Monitor 1.
Nothing on Monitor 2.

Is it possible to fix this?

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
Using DisplayFusion Pro v5.0.1 to extend my taskbar to the second monitor.

GPU: r9 290
CPU: i5 4670k @ 4.2 Ghz
Mobo: ASUS z87 sabertooth TUF series
PSU: Corsair TX-CMPSU 650W

A:After dual monitor sleep recovery, all apps shift to one monitor

I've had dual monitors for years now and have never had this problem. But I also have no screen saver.

If you put your system to sleep why would you want a screen saver? All that does is keep the system active and running - which is the opposite of what sleep does.

Remove the scree saver and see what happens.

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Hi all,

I'm having some issue with my monitor deciding not to sleep. The system will sleep correctly, but as soon as it does, the monitor begins displaying "Check Signal Cable."

What's interesting is that the problem cropped up randomly, leading me to believe a Windows Update is responsible. I've been using the same copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, the same HP w2408h monitor, and the same set of Logitech wireless mouse/keyboard, and it used to have no issues powering down the monitor when the computer shut off.

If the computer is running, the monitor sleeps correctly (using the 5 min timer through the Windows power management); it's only when the computer itself sleeps or turns off that the monitor refuses to power down.

I've already turned off hibernate using the powercfg command in the elevated command prompt: same issue.

Anyone have any suggestions or had a similiar problem?

A:Monitor will not sleep when computer does


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in the last 2 days my computer(desktop) and monitor not going to sleep
the things i changed in the last 2 day was installing clover program(dont think thats the problem)
updating windows(i am using windows 7)
i tred power manger, in cmd nothing interrupting,
when i treyd in cmd "powercfg -energy it gave me:
12 errors
6 warnings
25 information


Power Policy:Power Plan Personality is High Performance (Plugged In)
The current power plan personality is High Performance when the system is plugged in.
Power Policy:Minimum processor performance state is 100% (Plugged In)
The processor is not configured to automatically reduce power consumption based on activity.
Power Policy:PCI Express ASPM is disabled (Plugged In)
The current power policy for PCI Express Active State Power Management (ASPM) is configured to Off.
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Suspend
The USB device did not enter the Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented if a USB device does not enter the Suspend state when not in use.

Device Name USB Mass Storage Device
Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C2D
Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 26, function 0
Device ID USB\VID_0781&PID_5567
Port Path 1,4
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Suspend
The USB device did not enter the Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented if a USB device does not enter the Suspend state when not in use.

Device Name USB Root Hub
Host Cont... Read more

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I recently switched to a dual monitor set up using my LapTop/Docking Station and 2 Monitors. (I added a second monitor to my Docking Station and closed the Laptop Screen.)

I previously used a Monitor and my Laptop Screen. (The Monitor was set as Primary, and the Laptop screen as Secondary. The Monitor was set to the Sub-D on the Docking Station.)

When I had the Monitor/Laptop setup -all open applications and desktop icons stayed in place. With the two monitor set up, the applications open on my Secondary Monitor move to the Primary after Waking Up, and the Desktop icons on my Primary shift around. (I have to drag everything back...)

This is annoying, please assist...

Dell Laptop (Latitiude, 32OS Intel Core i5 2540M CPU)
Viewsonic VX2240w (Primary Monitor) VDI
Dell E1911 (Secondary Monitor) Sub-D

Thanks for the Support

A:Dual Monitor issue after Sleep, Secondary Screen Apps move to Primary

Have you tried disabling the laptop monitor entirely? Also, try setting your icons up as you prefer, then doing a full reboot.

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New wrinkle.
Let's say I have some background programs running, maybe Defrag or somesuch. Maybe I want to keep the computer awake for a TV show I'm recording an hour from now.
I turn off my monitor and walk away.

APPARENTLY my computer then enters sleep mode, or some other hybrid power option setting and ALSO disconnects from the internet. When I re-start the monitor, I have no internet connection, SKYPE has to re-connect and the background programs I mentioned have stopped.

All this from turning the monitor off?


A:Computer goes to sleep when I turn the monitor off

Well, when turning a monitor off, there is no activity on the hard drive. Causing it to go into sleep mode to preserve energy. If, you use a battery that is. And yes, that can happen if the monitor is turned off. You shouldn't turn a monitor off if you are doing something. I don't know about the internet problem but I'll look for a solution.

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My parents are having a problem with their HP desktop and I could really use some advice. They have a HP Pavilion A6500F and monitor model W1907. When you turn on the tower the monitor says no videos signal, then says monitor going to sleep. If i unplug the monitor cable from the tower the monitor stays on, but as soon as I connect it back to the tower it goes to sleep.  I can not figure out any way to get the computer to come on and the monitor to stay on. My parents are elderly and on a fixed income, so they don't really have money for a repair visit, I'm hoping this is something i can fix on my own with your advice. Thanks in advance for any help, it is GREATLY appreciated!

A:Monitor goes to sleep when computer turned on

Hello detroit_fan,


You are getting a message that the monitor is going to sleep.


Here is a link to a document that will walk you through some trouble shooting steps for the error.


Let me know how everything goes.

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When i on my desktop, the montior says check video cable and after awhile it will say montior go to sleep. Is it my montior is spoiled?

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Hello all. I recently upgraded my computer hardware and now seem to have a quirk that I haven't encountered before. My monitor is an HP w2007 LCD and is in great shape. I had Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit before with a Pentium D 3.0 ghz dual core, Intel D945GCNL Mobo, 2 GB Crucial DDR2 ram, Nvidia GeForce 7300 GS graphics card, and the same Raidmax power supply that I am still currently using. The monitor and computer would both sleep fine before, and the monitor would sleep on its own after the set mark of 10 minutes. Now, with having upgraded and using the Intel HD graphics 4000 (removed the nvidia 7300) and win 7 64 bit, the computer will sleep if I ask it to or on its own at the preset, but the monitor is having an issue. When it reaches its sleep timer the screen goes black like it is about to shut off, then it pops up the "monitor going to sleep" window and will flash that window every 5-10 seconds, but never shut off. I have reinstalled the Intel HD 4000 driver, having tried both the Gigabyte version and Intel's version. I have tripled checked all of my power options settings. I scrolled through the monitors menu and checked all of that. I searched and searched google and didn't find anyone having this exact issue. Any ideas on what might cause this? Motherboard, cpu, OS and ram are all brand new as of 2 days ago. Any and all help is appreciated

A:Monitor won't sleep after computer upgrades.

Is it possible for you to get a driver for the monitor itself? Some monitors have drivers and you might need one.

Aside from that, as long as you've double-checked the power options in control panel... that's all I can think of at the moment.

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Hello everyone,

I've recently ran into this problem on my computer. My monitor will not sleep while the computer is locked. If I just let it sit, the screen saver will appear, then the monitor will sleep. However, once the computer is locked, the monitor will not sleep.

The monitor auto sleeping was working perfectly fine last week.

I have triple checked the Power Options, ensuring the monitor sleeps in 10 minutes (screen saver activates at 5 minutes). I've also looked at the Advanced Power Options setting, and that is set at 10 minutes as well. I have reset to defaults and the problem still persists. I have also tried to set a GPO to see if that would work, nothing either.

Am I missing anything? I don't understand how the monitor will sleep when the computer isn't locked.

I know I could just sleep my computer (I don't want to) or turn my monitor off (this gets annoying after a while). I appreciated any assistance into this matter.

Edit: What I've done/tried:
Triple checked monitor settings/power options
Reset to defaults, then set the monitor to sleep at 10 minutes
Changed to a new theme
Enabled monitor sleep GPO
Restarted multiple times
Disabled screen saver
My monitor has no sleep settings (settings, not function; it has the sleep function)

A:Monitor will not sleep while computer is locked

Try turning off the screen saver. No real need for screen savers anymore with the option to turn the monitor off.

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No changes made.  This problem corrected itself several times, but now monitor goes to sleep everytime i turn the computer on.After 3 or 4 minuts the monitor will display a  panel ,video  not connected ,   then goes to sleep  . I connected this monitor to a working computer, and it still goes to sleep.

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Hi everyone,

This is a really small problem but I just want to get down to the cause of it. I am running windows 10 with dual monitors and every time the computer goes to sleep one of the monitors turns off and requires me to push the power button on the monitor to turn it back on. Both monitors are LG LED 23EN43 but it only happens on one of them. Any ideas why this might be happening and how to stop it?

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I have a problem with my desktop computer. I turn the desktop on and my monitor button turns orange instead of green and says in sleep mode press any key. I hit any key and nothing happens. I've made sure the cords for the monitor are pulled into the desktop but still have same problem. Now I unplugged the monitor cord from the desktop and it has another message that pops on the screen I forget what it said it was green and red. But when I plug the monitor back into the computer it goes back to blank screen. Does anyone know whats wrong? If so can I fix it? Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Turn on computer but monitor says sleep mode

Is this in the wrong area?

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Hi, my new pc does a strange thing, at least I find it strange because it's new: when the pc is on standby and I turn on the monitor, the pc wakes up.

Now I don't mind this behavior, it is useful even, but I was wondering if it is documented somewhere because I had no idea this was possible and I hope there's no strange electric contact or whatever.

The monitor also has a usb hub, but none of the devices connected to it are enabled to wake up the pc...

A:Computer waking up from Sleep when I turn on monitor

Sounds like an either or thing. Take your pick which it is waking up the computer, the monitor or the USB hub. Don't forget that there is a signal going both ways on those connections and it is likely one of them that is waking it up (my vote goes to the USB hub).

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All of a sudden my monitor started going into sleep mode once the computer booted up. I went into safe mode (boots fine that way) and uninstalled the video driver. After that the computer would boot normal, but when I try to reinstall the new driver the monitor will do it again part way through the install. In a nutshell, I can only boot the computer into safe mode or with the driver uninstalled. Any ideas what it could be?

A:After computer boots monitor goes into sleep mode

Try and get an updated driver for the video card from the manufacturer website

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My computer will go into sleep mode before the computer even has time to complete booting. I believe my daughter was playing Sims 3 when this started happening. This computer hasn't had issues before now. How can I get the monitor to stay on so the computer will boot up so I can see what is going on? Is there some sort of magical F key I can press?

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I hope someone on this forum can help! Yesterday I noticed that while the computer is in sleep mode, it will wake up every ten minutes, stay on for a minute or two, and then go back to sleep for another ten minutes. The monitor doesn't come on, just the keyboard (lighted keyboard). Around the same time I noticed that issue, I also noticed that the Windows Install Updates shield (right next to shut down button) is constantly visible, even after updates have been installed and computer has been rebooted. I don't know what's going on. I've tried to look for answers online but am overwhelmed. I'm not tech savvy so please dumb it down for me.

One thing that seems important to mention is that when clicking on "Show Available Updates" in the Windows Updates section of my computer, there is an update for Windows 10 Home and it is always checked off. I will un-check it, close the window and reopen it only to find it checked off again seconds later. I do not want to install windows 10 at this time, and tried to google how to remove that update. I tried to uninstall update KB3035583, but see that it is still listed right next to the Windows 10 Home update. Something is telling me that a possible automatic Windows 10 upgrade may be causing the Update Shield to always be visible, possibly causing the waking computer, but cannot find a solution. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Please remember to dumb it down for me!

A:Computer Waking From Sleep Every 10 min. W/Out Monitor Turning On

Hello Purple Pisce, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The wake source event log may show what is the source of waking up your PC to help from there.

Wake Source - Read Event Viewer Log

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Hey everyone...

I recently came to own (via a friend) a new 2TB WD HDD (used strictly for storage) and it's not playing nice with my setup.
The HDD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ZCXK0I

For the most part, everything seems just fine when I have the HDD connected. I've transfered several GBs of data to and from with no issues. When I'm working on unrelated applications, it doesn't cause problems.

The only time my computer is unhappy is when I have the HDD connected and I boot into a game (like Dragon Age: Origins). When I do this, the monitor shuts goes into standby mode and is otherwise unresponsive. I have to force shut off the computer, and when I do, other issues ensue. The other issues include some messed up blocks of colors on the screen as well as blue screens. The only way to return my computer to a working condition is by doing a system restore.

After a system restore, everything is fine (even with the extra HDD connected) unless I attempt to get into a game.

When the HDD is disconnected, games work no problems.

I've read around and some people seem to suggest that the PSU isn't powerful enough, however I have a 1200W PSU, so that should be just fine.
Check out my system specs if you need other... system specs.
If anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears. Thanks for your time!

A:Computer hangs, monitor goes to sleep when in games (+ new HDD)

This sounds like a driver issue. Have you updated either the BIOS or chipset drivers for your motherboard? USB drivers for mobo?

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Ok, I have had this happen on two of my computers now.

When I turn on my computer it sounds like it powers on, the fans turn on the green light on the motherboard comes on saying it has power, it Sounds like the HDD turns on and starts running. Ive taken out the Graphics card and plugged the cord into the onboard video, still nothing, ive reset the graphics card, tried putting in only one stick of ram, with each one, (i have 4 sticks 4 1GB) still didnt work, reset CMOS, reset processor, also normally before the monitor stops working either the audio or the onboard LAN stops working, im not sure if its because one of the motherboard screws i use is plastic maybe not giving a good ground.

if u have any further questions let me know, ive tried almost everything but if you think of something it could be let me know, i sent in the motherboard, thank god for warranties, but i really dont want this to happen to my new motherboard. so any help would be appreciated

BTW i did build this computer components from newegg.com, case from xoxide.com

A:Computer power on, monitor stays on sleep

Case design with MoBo

Drakozen said:

im not sure if its because one of the motherboard screws i use is plastic maybe not giving a good ground.

if u have any further questions let me know, ive tried almost everything but if you think of something it could be let me know, i sent in the motherboard, thank god for warranties, but i really dont want this to happen to my new motherboard. so any help would be appreciated

BTW i did build this computer components from newegg.com, case from xoxide.comClick to expand...

I don't know the motherboard or the case designs ( maybe someone else will )
The green light is for the RAM it is on a different power rail ( and Voltage ) to the Mainboard rail.
Things to check when the new MoBo arrives before you power the unit ON
< The clearance underneath the MoBo ( with all the components attached ) between it and the case. It needs to be a positive gap try for at least four post-it-notes wide, more if the fans vibrate the board
< That the fasteners that do get used for earthing the MoBo to the case are tested with an resistance metre ( 0.00 ohms )
< That the fasteners that do not get used for earthing the MoBo are insulated against this happening
Joy 2 the Builder :approve:

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Hi. Bought a brand new computer with no OS or anything, only put together. Now I would like to get to BIOs to get an OS on it, but I can't get any access. The motherboard has integrated Ati Radeon HD 4200 card. Monitor is like 10 years old CRT. Could the problem be too high motherboard native resolution for the monitor? Computer does nearly nothing after turning on, only disc drive starts flashing (besides the obvious sounds of the vent and the on-light), no beeps or anything.

A:Monitor turns on sleep mode when connecting new computer on the VGA

Firstly you don't need to go into bios to run the CD for the O.S, and no CRT monitors don't use very hight resolution but it sounds like a graphics card issue or the VGA cable is dodgy. Try plug your computer into a newer LCD/LED monitor and that should fix the issue.

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I'm not sure if this is a video card issue (AMD Radeon HD 6770), driver issue or monitor issue. I just rebuilt my system (Win7 Pro 64 bit) and everything has been functioning correctly for about two day. Now, when my computer resumes from sleep mode, my resolution defaults to 600 x 800 and says it is a generic PnP monitor. If I unplug the display port cable from the back of the computer and plug it back in, everything immediately goes back to normal and the system recognizes my monitor and goes to the correct resolution settings. This does not happen on a restart or after a shutdown, only after a resume from sleep mode and about 60% of the time. This never occurred before the rebuild so I am wondering if I have a driver conflict somewhere? I changed the setting in the monitor from auto to display port, but that did not change anything. I have been using the display port connection since I got the monitor without issue. All of my Windows updates and drivers are up-to-date and the driver version for my video card say 8.960.0.0, March 15/12.

A:Monitor not recognized when computer resumes from sleep mode

If you can, disconnect and reconnect the device or try restarting your computer. You can also make sure that you have the most current drivers for all of your devices.

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Ok so out of nowhere I've had these two problems with my computer. I don't know if they're related, the one started like a few days before the other. I'll explain:

I noticed a few days ago when I go to turn off my computer and you get the 3 options: Standby, Shut down, Restart, that my option to put the computer on standby was dimmed out and I couldn't select it. I hadn't done anything different with the computer or anything, it just happened out of nowhere.

And then a few days later, when I booted my computer up in the morning, my monitor said "Input out of Range" and then the monitor when to sleep. I checked to make sure everything was plugged in correctly, and even unplugged and replugged, but it did it again. So then I started it up again, it did it, but once my monitor went to sleep I hit a key and again it said "Input out of Range" but then instead of going to sleep again my monitor just keep itself on and it booted up like normally and I was on my desktop... it makes no sense. It does this every time I start up my computer now and all I have to do is wait for the monitor to go to sleep and then hit a key to bring it out of sleep but still it's annoying.

I don't get why it's doing this and I haven't added any new hardware or anything or done anything new to make it do this...

A:Can't put computer to sleep, also monitor/display problem on startup

Hi .Worth a look: http://www.pcguide.com/vb/showthread.php?t=51758Louis

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.

My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.

My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.

My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.

My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen.
My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080?
My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200.

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Sir,      my HP w1907 monito says no VGA input signel and no dvi input signel after few secound says monotior going to sleep and monitor power auto off. please help me for resolve provlem.                                                                                Thanks sir.

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Hi, my monitor when i leave the pc for the night with the screen saver automatically shut down, and in the morning i can't switch on, the led on the top change from blue to orang lamping, is like the monitor need to heat hitself to switch on, this situation can is very long, hours sometimes... How can i solve the problem, the connections are ok, the video cable and the AC cable work good on another monitor. Any suggestions?? Thanks  

A:Re: my HP w1907 monitor says monitor going to sleep

Hi there @Kralletto, Welcome to the HP Support Forums!  I understand that your display is blank, and will not come back on for a long period of time.  I am happy to help with this. Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.  HP Desktop PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number?  HP PCs - How to Find the Windows Edition and Version on Your Computer Have you tested this display connected to a different computer to see if the same thing happens?  What type of video connection are you using? Please let me know when you can.

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Sir,      my HP w1907 monito says no VGA input signel and no dvi input signel after few secound says monotior going to sleep and monitor power auto off. please help me for resolve provlem.                                                                                Thanks sir.

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I have to unplug the monitor power cord to get it to go black.  Please advise.

A:Monitor glows "white" after computer shut down or in sleep mode

It could be a sign that the monitor is on its way out. What kind of monitor is it? LCD or CRT?    

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Here is my problem. I have a primary monitor and then I run S-Video out to the TV so I can watch video clips.

With Vista, I had no trouble starting a video clip in media player on the primary screen and then dragging it over to the second monitor (TV) for actual viewing.
However, I tried to do that with Windows 7-it won't let me drag Media Player over to the second monitor. I can drag other applications to the second Window (Word, Browsers), but not any media program. Even tried another media player application.

Not sure what to do-how can I get this to work? I want to be able to watch TV/Movies on my second monitor.


A:Dual Monitor Issue-Can't drag MedPlay to Second Monitor

Actually update. I have a hard time dragging anything to my second display. I never had trouble dragging things to my second monitor before. When I get to the right edge of my main display, the window dragging stops..I can't get it to the second monitor. What am I doing wrong?

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I have just did a clean install of Windows 7 ultimate from XP and I am unable to get my dual monitors to work like they did in XP.

I have a DVI Radeon graphics card plugged into the agp slot, and a Nvidia geforce vga adapter plugged into a pci slot of my dell optiplex 755. When I am in the screen resolution settings the second monitor cannot be detected.

In bios I have 2 options under primary video adapter and they are auto, and onboard card. When set to auto the Nvidia card gets a signal but the Radeon does not. There are no conflicts in the device manager, and all of the drivers are up to date.

When I change the bios option to onboard card the Radeon adapter gets a signal but the other monitor cannot be detected and in device manager there is a yellow exclamation mark next to Standard VGA adapter and a code 10 error that states the device could not be started.

I have powered down, and unplugged every cable, I also tried to use the integrated VGA adapter to the Intel G31/G33/Q33/Q35 Graphics Controller but the computer will not even boot. I get
"System Halted
Attention Unsupported Video Configuration Detected"

I have two monitors, both work fine as standalones but Windows will not detect either as a secondary.

Please help me someone, I am so used to having my helpdesk email open in one monitor and all of my other work in the other monitor.

A:Dual monitor issue, secondary monitor is undetectable


Try updating your card drivers. Go into Device Manager and right-click on your display adapter.

I suspect that the cards are too old, though. We will see.


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I occasionally get these blue lines going across the screen. The lines are all over the monitor, but there`s an especially irritating one that`s following my mouse pointer as I speak. It resembles the tail of Halley`s comet, and is a disturbance when trying to WORK on the computer.
Can anyone tell me what exactly is the problem? Is it my video card, is it the monitor itself, or is it, gulp, the motherboard?

A:Monitor giving me problems

Well, it's not the motherboard, unless your video card is built in.

Could be the monitor or the video card.

Only realy way to be sure is to try a different monitor, or try your monitor on another computer.

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I have the dual monitor thing working and everything. I have my laptop and attached it using HDMI to a HDTV. The problem is that i cant get my desktop to my laptop. The HDMI cable, when plugged into my laptop makes the TV display the desktop automatically. Because of this, when i enable the dual screen, it extends my desktop to my laptop screen, and uses my tv for the main monitor. Does anyone know how to fix this?

A:Dual Monitor Main Monitor Issue

There's a nice guide here

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hey...my monitor (nec multisync 77f) all of a sudden is giving off a yellow tint...can anyone help?

A:monitor giving off a yellow tint on everything now!! help!!

How yellow is it?

If it is just a slight yellowish hue then it may be the color temperature setting of your monitor.

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Hi. I recently got a new Dell computer (Intel Core i5-750 processor, Windows 7, ATI Radeon HD5450 video card). My issue is that my Acer monitor (Model AL 2216W) occasionally will turn off and then turn back on. It seems to only be the monitor (the computer keeps running and I don't notice anything peculiar about it) - it's almost like the monitor goes into power saving mode and then comes back out of it after a couple of seconds.

It happens whenever I install any software and the User Account Control dialog box comes up saying "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?" - the monitor will turn off like this each time right before the dialog box comes up. However, this issue occurs at other times as well, like when I'm simply surfing the net or using another program, and I can't see a pattern for these occurrences.

The monitor is 3 years old, and it worked fine on my previous Windows XP system. I checked my monitor driver on my new computer and the computer says it is up-to-date. I looked at Acer's website and the drivers are said to support Windows XP and Vista, so I thought perhaps it is a Windows 7 compatibility problem. I called Acer and they said it is an issue with the computer, not the monitor driver. They said the monitor is plug and play and should be Win7 compatible. The agent said that I should update my video driver and maybe this would help.

Any thoughts or suggestions? Does this sound like a video card... Read more

A:Monitor issue on a new computer

It could easily be a video driver problem. Check out the following site : –
download from Guru3D.com

I would suggest that you download the following drivers: –
AMD Catalyst 10.11 Win 7 | Vista (64-bit)
They are not the latest but should work well with your card.

Follow the simple procedure shown at this site: –
GPU-33: Graphics Driver Installation Instructions for Microsoft Windows 7

Best of luck.

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have had a Samsung SyncMaster 753DF CRT monitor for a number of years now (6-7 years). It worked great with my old Pentium 3 system and is now part of our second family system.

In the last few years every once in a great while the screen would have a sheer pinkish over the screen. It wouldn't last long and for long periods never occur. In fact for the last year it was always clear -- until yesterday and today.

The sheer pink is ever present. No settings were changed. No power failures to speak of or hard reboots. It remained so until my son flicked the screen with his finger. Now it is back to normal.

Any ideas? If I have to buy a monitor so be it but if I don't have to spend the money so much the better.

A:Is my trusty Samsung monitor giving up the ghost?

I suppose with a monitor of that age there could be some dirty connections involved. It might be helpful to re-seat the CRT socket where it connects to the image tube, also the yoke connector and degaussing ring.

Before you go inside, make certain the plug is pulled and you bleed off any residual charge by holding the power switch in.

ALSO, most, if not all CRTs have a High Voltage cage, (sort of a box separate from the main chassis), do not attempt to go inside, avoid it like the plague, it will light you up big time!

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I bought a Sun (Sony) FW900 Monitor and its a 16:10 montor (designed for CAD users and the such).
Well, i've found from using photoshop and trying to design a square CD cover that the screen skews the horizontal and makes everything too wide.
I assumed this was the aspect and resoultion conflicting.
Here are my options:
1600x1200 < What i'm using



A:Solved: 16:10 monitor giving me issues with skewing...?

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This has never happened before. I went on vacation last week and figured i would turn my computer off to save power. So i did. When i came back and turned on my computer after a week, i saw these slanted black bars with little stripes of screen through them, they were slide up and up and up, over and over, very fast. I got to the setup screen where all the information for the computer is at (Bios, Ram, CPU speed, etc.) and it stopped. I go back into windows and it started again right when i get to the windows loading screen with the blue bar and windows icon. After about 5 to 10 minutes it wears off for some reason but every time i turn my monitor off, or it goes to power save mode and i turn it back on, they are there again for another 5 minutes. What is this and how can i fix it?

A:Monitor giving black bars at top of screen.

Make sure all connections are tight from the monitor to the computer. Try another monitor to eliminate either the computer or the monitor as the cause of the problem

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Heya. I recently (for Christmas) received a new LOGIK monitor to accompany my old one and I'm having problems getting them both to run correctly. My old monitor used to be using a VGA cable with a DVI adapter at 1920 x 1080, where it worked fine. I plugged in my new monitor with a HDMI cable with a DVI adapter, however upon doing so, the resolution of the older screen was reduced to 1440 x 900 (or something like that) and my new monitor became fuzzy, as in, everything is out of focus and the colours seem dark / unnatural. I've tried using a HDMI cable with the older monitor, where I can get 1920 x 1080, however it too becomes fuzzy. I tried to use the VGA in my old monitor as that worked previously, but no longer does. The screens have their proper aspect ratios (dot to dot, full, whatever you want to call them) and are not using overscan. Sometimes I am able (after hours of playing with CCC and windows control panel) to make one of them display correctly, however after restarting it returns to being fuzzy. All of the cables are connected securely and my drivers are up-to-date (as of 01/01/14). I'll attach a screenshot for further reference (currently i'm just using 1 screen as I had to borrow the second HDMI cable - I'll be getting another in about a week). I've been browsing a wide number of forums for about a week now and cannot seem to get it to work. Sorry if I'm being vague, if there's any more information you need don't hesitate to ask. Thanks.

A:New monitor with hdmi giving a fuzzy screen.

Something that's just occured to me - should this thread be moved to Hardware and Devices? Only, I'm not sure whether the problem is with the graphics card, the cable, the monitor(s), the drivers or windows. :S

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Hello all. I was hoping to get some information on what could be wrong with my computer when turning on. When i booted up this morning i got a weird looking frozen interpretation of my windows log on page
When i turn the computer on the monitor does not boot up. I unplugged everthing and plugged it all back in and tried again. same thing.

I did notice that with the computer completely unplugged, when i connect the monitor, the no-signal box goes away. I would think that the computer would need to be on for it to recieve a signal?

This only happend this morning, so I took the case off, cleaned a little bit and started checking all of the connections. Unfortunately i do not have another monitor to try. I am going to try again in another 2 hours. Anything else i should try?

Thanks in advance

A:monitor/computer turn on issue

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Sometimes if you re-seat everything video, sound, ram, it can sort out things.
If this is p4 system check the power connectors on the motherboard.
Could you tell us more abou this system?

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