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Monitor/Video Board Problem

Q: Monitor/Video Board Problem

I recently installed a new Acer Model S211HL monitor and a new Nvidia GEForce 6200 video board. I'm running 1024x768 mode with True Color-32bit with large fonts. Everything on my video screen seems wider than normal and the height seems shorter than normal.

What could be the cause of this?

Thanks for any help.

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A: Monitor/Video Board Problem

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Hi everyone.
Yesterday I bought a new monitor (Packard Bell viseo 190W), I've plugged it to my computer, but something is not working: while windows (I've XP pro) is loading the logo appears and everything seems to be ok, but just before the "user-interface" loads, the monitor goes black showing a "NO SIGNAL" message. I tried to uninstall ati-drivers (my graphic card is ati radeon 9250, 256MB ram), it works but obviously is in low mode graphic. If i try to reinstall catalyst + drivers the problem comes back. I tried Omega drivers too, same problem :\

What should I do? Any suggestions?

Thanks for help
@moderator can u change "video board" with "graphic card" in the thread title? thanks

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I want to install a new monitor but I don't know what video board to get
my motherboard is GA-990XA-UD3 (Socket M2)
please help!!!
I am using windows 10

A:New Monitor - What video board?


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Maybe a dumb question for you experts : does a bigger monitor require a more powerful video board ? Specifically a 22" Samsung 226BW LCD and a Nvidia GeForce 8400GS 256MB for Vista - no gaming .

A:Video Board vs Monitor Size

No, those will be fine together.

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trying to salvage a Packard Bell Windows 98 machine. The on board video (driver/card) appears to have died. The monitor does work (tried it with a different computer).

How do I install a new video card when a can't see to change drivers/Cmos/bios/etc.

I did try to plug in a new video card into the PCI slot. Of course the machine never seemed to detect that it was there.

Any suggestions.

A:on board video dead, no signal to monitor

Putting a new card in may not work as some BIOS's require you to tell them that there is another card there. You could try finding the CMOS reset jumper, which is usually near the battery/BIOS chip on the motherboard. Using that may reset it and tell it to use the card you put in.

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When I'm adjusting my many icons and shortcuts on my desktop, often, particularly when I change resolutions, all of the icons will bunch together in the upper left corner of my screen, requiring me to rearrange them again. As I'm dragging them to the right locations, often the mouse travels across the screen, but the image of the icon has frozen part of the way across. It has transparency. I hold my mouse in place waiting, then after some 20 to 30 seconds, the icon snaps into the new spot where my mouse cursor is positioned. Is this a video card "overload" problem? My video is on-board, as delivered in the machine.

Should I consider replacing this on-board video or do I have another problem? It's been this way since new.

A:Is this a video board problem?

Hey tepeco

Does this only occur with the icon moving? Or does it happen with anything else?


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on one of my computers the on board video isn't working in device manager it says the drivers are not installed (code 28).

i have tried to install some be searching the computer, searching the windows xp install disc i even tried the disc that came with a video card for another one of my computers and every time it just says cant find necessary software for this device

any ideas as to how to fix it any one

A:Solved: problem with on board video

On board means on your motherboard so you have to use the motherboard driver disc for the video drivers or identify the motherboard model and manufacturer and look that up online and download the proper drivers, most likely from the manufacturer's support website.

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I am in the process of trying to get the onboard video to work on a FIC FR33 running a 430 processor (CPU Socket 370) . I have been able to locate the video drivers online at their web site, but when I try to install, I get a message saying it cannot complete the task due to not being able to find the "setup.dll" file.

I'm trying to get the correct driver installed as the current setup only has 16 bit color at 640 x 480 resolution.(no other options)..graphics are very grainy.

We just want to use this system for online mail/ internet/MSN Messenger.

Can anyne give me some assistance in getting this driver installed? It looks like right now the system is using the standard VGA driver from Windows 98 which is not working correctly.

Thanks for the help

A:FIC FR33 On Board Video Problem

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I need a litte bit of info here. I had a problem where I was getting horizontal red and green lines on my screen at times. I changed monitors and got the same problem. I sent my system in for repair. I was told that if a mother board had on video card that the motherboard its self would need to be replaced. The repair tech did a ReImage does that fix the issue? I am very concerned here. It has been a month messing with people to get it fixed. Was sent to Best Buy and they did nothing even though it was under warranty. Finally sent it directly to Gateway, and they ReImaged it. Just wondering if someone knows if this possible or did they just say they did something? Please respond. Thank you.

A:On Board video card problem

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My borther in law dropped off his computer to me in an attempt to get it going. He just installed windows 2000 pro on it and now only has 16 colors....I know its a driver problem but im having a problem getting it fixed. In device manager there is a Yellow question mark and says the drivers have not been installed......any help on what I should do next would be appreciated

A:video display problem with Abit board

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Hi, Am working with a PC with a new monitor and an ASUS P4S8X-X system board. When restarting, sometimes (over 50%) the monitor just doesn't make the connection, i.e. a black screen though you can hear the box do its thing. When this occurs, there is no display during any part of the boot process, not even a logo screen. You just keep restarting it and then it works OK. Haven't troubleshooted something like this before so I have a question. . . Would it be worth purchasing a new Video Card? I cannot produce any kind of a 'short' in the monitor port connection and have cleaned and reinstalled the video card. All seems to be in good working order. Have you heard of the on/off button doing this? Its a P4, 256 MB RAM, 60 GB HD. I clean installed Windows XP Pro from Windows 2000 Pro. It was having this problem for the past year or so. Any ideas would be very well recieved. Thanks

A:Solved: video card or system board problem?

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Iím in a dilly of a pickle here.

When playing video, my screen will go black for just a second and then return to normal. With most video players, the video will then usually play, but when using BSPlayer (bsplayer.org) to watch video, the screen will go black, return to normal and then video will not play.

It gets worse. Sometimes, I will be minding my own the computer will still be running, but then, the screen will go black, then the monitor will give me the old message:
"self test / check your pc and signal cable / monitor is working"
The computer will still be running, and the only way I know to get picture back is to restart the computer. I have gotten this error the most when the using BSplayer, which sometimes causes the monitor to just shut down like that. But other video players like divx, QuickTime, and windows media player will all occasionally not play or cause weird image problems to crop up on the screen

Also, if the computer freezes up, hitting ctrl+alt+del gives me a black screen with garbled white text.

I have updated my NVIDIA drivers and installed the latest bsplayer version, but neither of those actions fixed my dilemma.

OS: 98se
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce FX 5200
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2200

A:Video Card Problem - Playing Video and Shutting Down Monitor

spinnermason said:


Iím in a dilly of a pickle here.

When playing video, my screen will go black for just a second and then return to normal. With most video players, the video will then usually play, but when using BSPlayer (bsplayer.org) to watch video, the screen will go black, return to normal and then video will not play.

It gets worse. Sometimes, I will be minding my own the computer will still be running, but then, the screen will go black, then the monitor will give me the old message:
"self test / check your pc and signal cable / monitor is working"
The computer will still be running, and the only way I know to get picture back is to restart the computer. I have gotten this error the most when the using BSplayer, which sometimes causes the monitor to just shut down like that. But other video players like divx, QuickTime, and windows media player will all occasionally not play or cause weird image problems to crop up on the screen

Also, if the computer freezes up, hitting ctrl+alt+del gives me a black screen with garbled white text.

I have updated my NVIDIA drivers and installed the latest bsplayer version, but neither of those actions fixed my dilemma.

OS: 98se
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce FX 5200
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2200Click to expand...

sounds like the gpu is overheating or goung bad get some compressed air and blow out the video card very through (*get the rest of pc while you are at it) and if this dont help you may have to replace

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First, my specs. P51 with Xeon processor, 64GB of ram, Win 10 Pro, NVIDIA Quadro M2200 Video, Intel HDGraphics P630 Video, Docking Station.  I have two external monitors via my docking station, one on the VGA other on the HDMI port. I also have two monitors via Sabrent USB to VGA devices. While I was out of town last week, Windows delivered an update to the Intel P630 graphics. Got home, put my P51 in the docking station. Bam, video driver keeps crashing, reverting to the basic driver and disabling all my external monitors.  I finally tracked it to the Intel P630 driver, I can uninstall it and reboot and it works fine for a while, but then after a reboot it crashes again.  I've tried reinstalling the NVIDIA driver from both their site and the Lenvo support site, no change. I looked for the P630 driver, but couldn't find it on the Lenovo site, at least as an independant download. It may be included in some other download. I did try getting the P630 from the Intel site, but what I downloaded said it wasn't compaitble with my machine.  Right now it has the same image on the internal monitor and the two monitors hooked to the docking station. Yes, the exact same image on three monitors, which shouldn't be possible under Windows. The two monitors coming in over USB seem to be OK and not have the "same desktop everywhere" issue.  I actually have two docking stations with external monitors, I have an office upstairs in my h... Read more

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hi, yes, my motherboard has ATI on board video and it's still on. I have a Nvidia geforce 550 ti video card that i much prefer to run my games.

I'm having a video confusion problem in my games where i can't see some of the video. I was told by the maker of the MOD for the specific game that i need to disable the ATI on board video so there wont be any more conflicts with my Nvidia video card.

How do i disable the on board video on my motherboard. the motherboard is the following:

MSI 790FX-GD70


A:how do i disable the ATI on-board video so my nvidia 550ti video card will run my gam

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ok heres the deal, i got a cheap-o pci-e card to put in my box so i can run it into my tv. the problem is that i need to use my on board video as well for my monitor is there settings or something out there i can change to make this work, because when i just hook them up i get no video on ither monitor or tv.

A:runing on board video and video card in my pci-e slot

It can only be one of the two enabled at a time. For most systems, as soon as you put the pci-card in the slot, it disables the on board video.

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I just got a new computer and it has a PCi express 16 slot on it and my old video card is agp 8x

what is a good ati card that i could play WoW and CS with for around 150$

A:New computer(on board video) want video card

Great Price here:

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Hi all,
I have a dell here with on board video that has failed (someone literally pulled the connector off of the motherboard). The system should be fine otherwise, therefore I was wondering if I could put in a old style PCI video card into one of the PCI slots (it does not have a video slot) and have it work. Or would the onboard video cause conflicts? I know that with some BIOS's you can turn off the onboard video, and this is usually a option if the motherboard has a video slot available (agp, PCI Express). Of course this motherboard does not and is a dell cheapo.

I am thinking it will probably work but thought I would ask before getting a card for it.


A:Can a dell use a pci video card if it has on board video?

Will a PCI video card work? Possibly!

Attached is a pic of a board where the Sub-D connector was pulled from the board, and when it was pulled it shorted out the board, and a PCI card would not work.

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I'm not sure if this is a software issue or a hardware issue but I'm thinking it might be software (possibly the OS?) so I'm posting this here. Ok heres the deal:

I have a laptop (a Dell Latitude D800 with Windows XP) with a second monitor. Usually when I play video on one monitor, most of the time from the internet or even when something is playing in windows media player, it also shows the video full screen on the opposite monitor thereby leaving that monitor useless. For example - monitor 1 has a browser and it brings up a page with video when I play the video it shows up on monitor 2 full screen so if i had any applications on screen 2 I can't get to them unless i kill the video. There are times I don't mind that this happens, but most of the time I want to use the other monitor (monitor 2) while I have the video going on monitor 1.

So the question is: How do I disable this feature. I've looked in quick time and windows media player, but I haven't been able to find anything there. So I'm wondering where to change this setting. Is it something that Windows XP does? I couldn't find anything in the 'Display' properties of the control panel either. Did I miss something or do I change this somewhere else?

Ok, before submitting this I looked into it again, but I'm still not sure what settings to change. I go to Control Panel > Display > Settings Tab and press the Advanced button and in there there is a tab tha... Read more

A:2nd Monitor Video Problem

Well, never mind. I looked into this more and found the solution. Under the Full screen video controls I just had to change the Full screen device setting to 'Disable'. Easy enough.

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I have an Acer 22" monitor that is 2 yrs. old. I have an ATI 2600 video card that is less than a year old. And I have been noticing in the last 2 months. My screen will all of a sudden go black. Or when I restart sometimes my screen will not show up at all.
I am running XP pro, Gigabyte motherboard,AMD 64x2 Dual 6000+ cpu, 2 Gigs memory. Computer just rebuilt in Jan.

A:Not Sure Video or Monitor problem

Only way to test is to change one or the other.
My bet is on the Acer with the horrible experience we have had with them. We see a lot of dead ones after 15 months.

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Well I have a GeForce FX 5600 Ultra, and it has served me well for about a month without any problems at all. But recently my video frames in Counter-Strike have been going down, and just 5 days ago when I try to turn my computer on, everything was fine but my monitor wouldn't turn on, I tried to fix this problem by putting my power supply power higher, now my monitor turns on but it has some odd screen; little gray and black centimeter sized blocks, and it has a few colored blocks also. It just stays like this for a while, then it goes black, then back to the same screen.

Can anybody help me with this problem?

BTW it started shutting off by itself when I brought it to a "byoc" lan.

Sysyem Specs.
1.6 GHz AMD Athlon
512 PC2100
GeForce FX5600 Ultra

Thank you,


A:Video/Monitor Problem

Well, like many say, if you can take you computer to a lna and have it work, your computer can go through just about anything. Try reseating the AGP card itself, if you havent cleaned it in a while (2weeks is a regular schedule) do so. The pins on the AGP card may creep up or become loosely connected to the slot. Next inspect the card itself for any physical damage. Also, if you transported your computer into and cooler or hotter area than your house (a 70 degree house and bringing it to a 64 degree conference room) this puts strain on your components. Many components when worked in a single area for a long time tend to grow on the environment that they are in. But just reseat your card, check the pins and the card itself for wear. This will most likely fix your problem. My R9800 Pro does the same thing after a while. It does no damage to the card as far as i can tell.

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I got a Dell Dimension 2350 w/XP Pro from my work that recently closed shop.
I got a trojan virus because i was lax on getting my security inline.
anyway, I needed to re-install my OS and drivers, after i did - i now can not get my monitor to respond to the driver i downloaded.
I get a black screen after my POST. I obviously downloaded the wrong driver?
How do i get my monitor to respond.
Just so you know, I have checked the monitor with my other PC-so it is not a monitor issue.
I also have tried to get in thru my bios/safe mode and i just get the balck screen.

A:Monitor/video Problem

Hi, I would run XP recovery. Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from CD.
1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5. At the command prompt, type the appropriate commands to diagnose and repair your Windows XP installation.

For a list of commands that are available in Recovery Console, type recovery console commands or help at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

For information about a specific command, type help commandname at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
6. To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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Hey guys, I haev a Emachines T6420 model and I purchased a Geforce 7300GS to replace my Geforce 6200 until I buy a new PC in the near future. The problem is, I installed my video card correctly (fan ws spinning so it has power) and when I plug my monitor into the card it doesnt work... I just get a plain black screen (nothing). But... later that night i looked on the back of the box and noticed that the sticker on the box and te sticker on the card were different by one number... Could this have anything to do with it? It said check before you purchase but I didnt even know that existed on te back of the box. My monitor works absolutely fine on my onboard. It just wont get any video from the card slot. Any help I would be greatly thankful.

Thanks again, Tyler

A:Video/Monitor problem... help.

Did you disable the onboard Video in the BIOS before you installed the video card..

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I have a Micro Pro laptop, Sis 650 video card, with a VGA connection in the back where I have connected an external lcd monitor. Everything displays just fine on the external monitor except movies. When any media player is open and is playing a movie, there is just a blank screen in the player on the ex monitor.

I know that someone posted a similar question like this in 02 but I'm not sure that it was answered? (http://forum.digital-digest.com/arch...p/t-14176.html)

I read somewhere else on the net that it may be because of the level that the movie was playing on because for 650's movie playback is on the default monitor?

Anyways, I'm stuck and can't find any solutions. If anyone could help me I would be the happiest man alive... serioulsy.

A:Video Problem on ex. Monitor

Hi Rumpelstiltskin and welcome to TSF !

Try these possible solutions :

I suppose you're using windows media player. In WMP go to tools => options => performances and set the video acceleration to none. See if the video appears on the other monitor now. If that's not enough you can also set the hardware acceleration to none in the display properties => settings => advanced => troubleshoot tab.

In the display properties, settings tab, try to play with the "extend my windows desktop onto this monitor" and "use this device as the primary monitor" settings when selecting the monitor #2. See if you can set the monitor #2 (the external monitor) as primary monitor. Depending on your video drivers if you click advanced in the settings tab you may find another tab whith some multi displays or multi monitors settings. You may be able to change which screen is your primary display and which one is the secondary display there as well. Here are some links with more info :

Try playing the video with another video player, like vlc or media player classic and move the window manually onto the other monitor via the edge of the screen when the desktop is extended to both monitors.

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ok..bought a barebones pc of ebay.Came with a pc chips board..wouldnt post..reset jumpers and after a week of trying to get it to work finally said it was ead and went and bought a MSI KT6 board..thinking this will fix problem..installed cpu and heat sink...installed board into case and installed stick of pc700 ...turned it on..but same thing happened as before with pc chips board..fans on cpu and vga card spin but just a black screen...rset jumpers to clear and reset back..tried again..still wouldnt boot...checked to make sure it board wasnt touching case and shorting out..but everything seems to be good there..theres no beep codes...same as with pc chips board..KT6 board comes with a pci slot attachment with 2 usb and led error light..when i start pc the 4 light stay on red .In manual it says that means cpu is not installed correctly or either it is damages..reseated cpu and used some artic silver..but still same thing..and 4 led light stay red...im thinking there was nothing wrong with pc chips board..just like theres nothing wrong with msi board...Could it be the power supply? It has a cheap power supply..HERCULES..is the name on it..it weighs almost nothing...Ive tried different stick of memory and vga card..only 2 things that are comman with problem..cpu..a AMD Athlon XP 2600 333mhz and this cheap power supply..The problem has to be with either the cpu or power supply...thats what im thinking.....

A:from pc chips board to msi board..same problem

If ur not posting and considering what u've done coupled with the MSI diagnostics it is very likely there is a problem with this cpu.
You need to get a hold of another compatible AMD cpu just to see if u can post, from there u can confront the ebay seller for any restitution ovr the cpu if there was any kind of guarantee offered at all with the purchased items.

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Once in a while my Monitor ( Samsung Sync Master 910MP ) goes black for a few
seconds.The other day it remained black until I restarted the system.
I also noticed that certain colours are paler then they used to be and once in a while the
monitor turns pinkish or greenish.

My video card is 5 months old ( Nvidia GeForce 8800 series PCI Express )

Could my problem be a monitor problem or rather a video card problem ?
And is there a way to check if a video card works ok ?



A:Video Card Or Monitor Problem ?

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My system is a P3 450/512 with a 17'' CRT montior, radeon 7000 64mb, 384mb sdram running at 1024x768.
I am having this problem with weird black lines that fade horizontally away from text, pictures, the mouse pointer ect . it is most visible with black text on white background. It usually occurs when i first turn on the Comp, and goes away after it has been on for awhile. I have re-installed windos and i just got the video card, my old one was a tnt 2 ultra. i have tried changing the refresh rate and it helps somewhat but you can still see the cascading lines that drift off of the text. i have the latest drivers and correct color profiles for the monitor. the only way to make it go away completly is changing resilution back to 800x600 but i would like to run at 1024x768? any thoughts?

A:Monitor/video display problem.

Welcome to TSG!!

It sounds like the wrong driver for the monitor. Did you get a disk with the monitor? Windows is probably using a generic one and did does not likje the higher setting. Check the monitor's makers website for a program.

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I have a Dell Inspiron Desktop 530 with a Dell E178WFP monitor and an ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro. Often my monitor will pixellate, for lack of a better word. It will heavily display dots of various colors for a few seconds. The monitor will then go blank, show the going into power save mode message, then come back on showing everything just fine. This happens several times during the day.

Here is HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:38:08 PM, on 5/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatch9.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Firewall\msfwsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winss.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxMediaDB9.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe
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A:Video driver or monitor problem?

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Hi everyone,
since yesterday I seem to have trouble with my LCD monitor, a BENQ T904. After some period of rest it only shows a black screen even though the light is turned on (green). Even when rebooting the screen will stay black, except you can see that it tries to display something as there are differences in the lighting/shading.

Sometimes when I turn it off and on I get the display back. But only when I run the computer in BIOS or safe mode. Which sucks. Also, I noticed that when the monitor gets turned on it shows the BENQ logo in a weird way...like there's a purple discoloration to it or it doesnt show the letters completely. And when I hit the monitor buttons for adjustments (brightness, contrast etc) the menu doesnt display either. (only when I was successful in getting a "picture" overall)

Does that mean the backlight is going? Or maybe its just the monitor cable? I have plugged the cable in and out of the video card (Nvidia GeForce 6200) and also switched the two ends between monitor and card. But that doesnt improve anything.

I really dont have the money for a new monitor right now so any advice is greatly appreciated. I may be able to get another video card from somoeone but somehow I get the feeling its the monitor...maybe I should open it and see if the backlight is lose? I did have a backlighting problem with a laptop once so I have some experience in this.

Btw, the device manager neither shows a problem with the monitor nor wit... Read more

A:Problem with monitor or video card?

Try another monitor to make sure it is the BenQ monitor

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Recently I was using Win XP and my screen resolution just "exploded" like to a 600 x 480 that didn't fit within the 800 x 600 setting (icons and Start button were pushed off the screen corners).

Also, when I boot up or shut down, the same thing happens to the text when I start the computer up.

I tried updating drivers, reformatting and reinstalling. The only thing that seems constant is when I shut the pc down overnight, it reverts back to normal on first boot up. Any reboots through out the day end up doing that.

Right now, I've got a stable 800 x 600 Windows resolution in Win98SE

I have a K7SEM mobo, with an integrated SiS 630/730 chipset 64 MB video card that is 2 yrs old. The monitor is from 1998 but has had no problems.

I cant' get WinXP to work right now, eith with drivers for iit.

I had already contacted the PC place I got this from and follwed theri instructions about getting updated drivers from www.ecsusa.com (mobo manuf.) and not to use the ones from SiS's website.

Thanks for any help.

A:Video Card/possible monitor problem

You'll need to uninstall the old video drivers from ADD/Remove Programs. It should be listed as SIS 630 Video/Display drivers or something. Then install the correct ones from here:

Also in Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager -> Display, you can uninstall the drivers or go back to a previous version.

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I appear to have a video card problem. Several times a day, poof! - I suddenly get a blank screen. It's only my monitor though, other activities continue, such as sound operation (playing Winamp) and the modem is sstill connected. Each time this happens I have to try to shut down blind, via my keyboard, then reboot.

There might be a clue here - the problem seems to only occur while I am on line. Coincidence? Also, I can be connected all night while I am in bed, and no problem. But one I start using the computer again, the problem comes back. Seemingly only when the machine is active, and on line. Strange, but I've never come back to the machine after it has been idle for a couple of hours and found a blank screen.

I am confident that I have no trojans running on my system. I have Bodetect installed, as well as McAfee VirusScan, and I also use BlackICE. Also, I am using McAfee's firewall, though I end up turning that off due most of the time to the fact that with the Traffic Filter enabled, it won't let data through.

The machine is a PII 400 MMX with 128megs RAM, DVD and three 4.3g hard drives, running the initial version of Win98.

My video card is a 3DLabs Permedia 2 70Mhz Rev1 3D Acelerator, running at 1152X864 on 16-bit colour. Current files are glint.drv, *vdd, glintmvd.vxd, gldd32.dll. Driver is Monitor is a Philips 107E 17", default monitor profile: valve17. There is a cool Bart Simpson sticker on the lower left side o... Read more

A:Video Card Problem (Or Is It My Monitor?)

it is Just a Sergestian
When you get the blank screen or the address bar problem try goint to the back of your computer and moving the monitor wire a little and see if it changes any thing if you do you will probbley need a new Monitor

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Hello, It would be outstanding if one of you intelligent gentlemen or ladies could help me with this issue.

I have a chaintech 7NIL motherboard and a chaintech FX5600 video card set to a digital Viewsonic VG171b which I have had for a few years.

The problem is that the monitor will flicker periodically. It is not flickering constantly, as per a refresh rate issue, but rather at random times. Sometimes the right side of the screen will flash a quick line, sometimes the whole picture just adjusts/flickers.

It is not a big issue that prevents normal use of the computer, but it is quite annoying!

I have the latest nVidia drivers. I have the refresh rate and resolution set ot the native for the LCD, and I have tried chanign the quality settings within the computer, but it hasn't worked.

Any suggestions?


A:Problem with Monitor and Video Drivers?

Plug out the monitor from the graphics card and check for dirt. Assuming there is none then try it on someone elses to see if the same thing happens. Double check the refresh rate on your and your friends computer. If it happens on there computer then there could be something wrong with the monitor. If it behaves normally then im stumped. Could be something with the graphics card. Try another monitor with it to see if the same flickering accours. It happens sometimes on my laptop but only when the bulb is warming up. OH The Bulb? that could be causing it. Dont know how to check though.

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I have a windows 98 machine that was given to me - it did not come with monitor - so, I plugged in my OLDER monitor (brand is Iiyama) and the newer cpu listed it as 'standard plug and play monitor' and I only have 2 colors (black and white) and 16 colors (basic colors).... previous to hooking this older monitor to this newer cpu - I had 256 and high color options.... unfortunately, now I cannot view or play games that require 256 color or higher.

I put in all disks to look for another driver or card.... no matches....

Any other suggestions? I tried to find Iiyama online to see if I needed to purchase/download a new driver... no luck (or I don't know what to look for)....

Thanks - any help appreciated!!

A:Monitor or Video Card problem

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Hello, my monitor has started randomly turning black for about 3 seconds then going back to normal. It does this every few minutes and is VERY annoying. I've tried changing my monitor and it's still doing it. My Video card is a NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440-SE, I tried downloading the latest drivers but it didn't do anything and it's still doing it.

Not sure what else to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :grinthumb

A:Monitor or Video card problem. Need help.

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

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A shot in the dark, try updating the chipset on your motherboard.
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Ok I was at epeople trying to get tech help because I have this problem with my computers freezing up now and again. But after listening to the advice of one of the guys there I have a much bigger problem now!!!
What I was told to do (and did) by this tech guy at epeople was take out my video card, processor chip, and ram chip and clean the pins. Not that they seems to need it except for a little dust I blew off (Also check both fans to see if they were working.. witch they are)
The problem I have now after reinstalling everything is I can't see anything at all on my monitor except this message that says "PLEASE CHECK THE SINGLE CABLE"
I boot the computer up and it's like it's not recognizing the video card at all. In DOS mode I can't even see anything!! I've double and triple checked everything I took out and it's all back in there how it's suppose to be. The computer seems to be booting up and all but I can't see what messages it's giving me while still in DOS mode.
The computer will boot to the A drive if I start it with the Windows 98 boot disk in there but I can't see where that gets me cause I can't see anything on the monitor!!
The brand of computer I'm dealing with here is a Nimble. It was made by Nimble Technologies but they've since went out of business or Id call them.....
It's got a Diamond Viper 550 video card. A
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A:Video card problem. Can't see anything on monitor!

Ok, the beeping is trying to tell you something. You need to tell us the pattern of the beeping (long beeps, short beeps.how many of each). Also, if you can remember what brand of BIOS you had (if you can remember back to when you last saw the bootup screen. There are only 3 major brands, Phoenix, Award, and American Megatrends {AMI}). Since they beep-codes vary from manuf to manuf.

Just remember, i could be wrong.

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I am having issues that closley resemble the direct access bug that is mentioned on the forums and elsewhere. When i right click on movies the screen blanks. When I right click or click on the Nvidia systray icon it blanks 3 times in a row then brings up the control panel. It doesnt recognize my monitor in the driver settings even though device manager picks it up fine. But here is the interesting problem. When I am playing online games... i havent tried any others so I dunno if it is limited to them or not but I would imagine not... specifically Everquest and City of Hero's the monitor will blank out every once in a while for a split second or 3. It did this when I first got my card in Everquest a few times and I thought i was in an area where the mobs were casting that lovley blind spell. But then it happend in another area and I knew it wasnt the case. The problem rectified itself for quite a long time and my monitor showed up either by some strange stroke of luck or something but now it is back. When i try to force the Nvidia control panel to rigorously find the monitor i get an error.

I ran into a new development with this little annoying bug. I updated drivers and applied the Direct Access fix and it fixed it at least on a temporart basis. After I was done playing EQ last night I was zoning into another zone and it locks my computer up. I have had that happen on occasion nothing new. EQ can be a buggy monster at times. When I get the computer rebooted my settin... Read more

A:Video/Monitor/Driver Problem?

I suggest that you format the drive, and start fresh. Bugs can be very hard to get out of your system. Your other option is to run system restore and restore to a point from before the problem arrose.

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Hello All,

I run Windows XP Pro SP2. I also use Avast anti virus, (now with Anti Spyware) and Superantispyware and Spyware Blaster. My system information are as follows: -

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name HOME
System Manufacturer ECS
System Model M825VXX
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~1200 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T, 4/2/2001
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name HOME\Smarty
Time Zone SA Western Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 632.66 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.93 GB
Page File Space 1.40 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Further information

Name S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_5333&DEV_8D04&SUBSYS_8D045333&REV_00\4&26E5833C&0&0008
Adapter Type Trident 9440, S3 Graphics Co., Ltd. compatible
Adapter Description S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR
Adapter RAM 2.00 MB (2,097,152 bytes)
Installed Drivers vga.sys,tgiul50.dll
Driver Version
INF File oem14.inf (S3Psddr section)
Color Planes 1
Color Table Entries 65536
Resolution 800 x 600 x 60 hertz
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A:Monitor Or Video Card Problem

First I would open the case and make sure the computer isn't filled with dust and lint. If you have a video card w/fan I would make sure it is operating. You could try uninstalling/reinstalling the video driver. If you have access to another monitor, it would be nice to try that.
What is the make and model of the computer?

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so im totally confused as to what my problem might be, i've searched the internet for ages and nothing has worked for me.

so i just decided to tidy up all the cables coming out the back of my computer, so i unplugged everything etc. but when i plugged everything back in and turned my computer on, my monitor screen stays black. when i unplug the monitor it does a colour check thing and says no signal detected, but when i plug it in, it goes black.

i know that the monitor works, because i plugged it into a different computer and it was fine.

i can also plug the monitor into the onboard video card and it works fine, but it sucks because i dont have the performance of the graphics card in my pci express slot.

Can someone please help me with this? using my computer is pretty much the only thing to do while im at home ):

A:problem with monitor/video card HELP

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My operating system is Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600).My monitor is HP 1502 (15 inches) and my video card GForce Mx4000 ver M 128M DDR Ram.

My system does not recognise my video card and monitor although when Windows starts I see the video card. My screen resolution cannot go beyond 800 x 600.

I have gone to Control Panel, display, settings, advanced, adapter and it shows:

adaptor type properties, vga save,non-plug and play drivers,manufacturer unknown, location unknown,Driver Start up system.


Input/Output Range 03B0 - 03BB used by:
VIA CPU to AGP Controller
Input/Output Range 03C0 - 03DF used by:
VIA CPU to AGP Controller
Memory Range 000A0000 - 000BFFFF used by:
VIA CPU to AGP Controller

When I go to the Drivers list I do not see, either a monitor or video card entry.

I have downloaded both video card and monitor drivers and tried to instal, but, response is the hardware is not available. Cannot do anything.

Would appreciate any help that can be given and thank you.

A:Problem With Video Card And Monitor

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Well, just a couple of days ago, I got my RADEON 9700 Pro working after like 3 months. The video card was working just fine for like 3 days until this morning when I tried to turn it on. Everything turns on just fine, but the monitor wont turn on. I tried like 30 minutes to fix it, but nothing. I set the monitor cable back to my on-board video card and then the monitor turned on. I also noticed that it was still installed (does it matter if it was or not?)
I then try to hook it back up to my newer video card, but still the same results. I don't know what the heck is going on with it because I was playing the computer last night just fine. I don't know what uninstalling drivers would do because the monitor won't even turn on with the 9700 Pro plugged in and I just don't see how (if it is) it is broken because I was playing it last night just fine.

A:Video card and my monitor problem

Did you try Rick's suggestion to you in this thread?


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The computer I am trying to fix has a problem. When the monitor is plugged into the on-board video card, the monitor just displays 'No Signal'. I have tried a different monitor also, but still no display. So I went and bought an AGP Video card for the compuer. I put the card in, plugged the monitor into the AGP video card, and it worked. Computer booted up, then after about 5 minutes, it went blank, and since then, even when I plug the monitor into the AGP video card it still displays 'No Signal'. What is wrong with it? Is it to do with the motherboard??

A:Monitor or Video Card Problem

It very well could be the mother board. Does the computer beep any codes?
Have you tried different RAM or just trying one stick of RAM at a time if it has multiple sticks?

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my computer has a dvi port only. last night it kept freezing on screensaver mode. Today it went on standby and froze while I was working on it. Upon reboot the dvi monitor says "no signal" and goes blank. I plugged my computer to a vga monitor via a dvi to vga converter. It boots up fine and I can see the screen, but the display is messed up with vertical lines all over. What do you think? Is it a monitor or video card problem? I don't know if the dvi monitor works with another computer as I have no way to test it. The vga monitor does work fine with another computer.

A:Is this a monitor or video card problem? help!

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I just built my computer and when i went to boot up initially i had to use an old crt monitor because the new Samsun 226BW I got wouldn't work (with the DVI cable). Got both XP and Vista installed, installed my video card an EVGA 8800 GTX. Went to install the monitor and it said it installed successfully so I powered off and plugged in the DVI cable. Powered on...nothing it searched for analog or digital signal then just went blank with the power light on the monitor flashing like it was in sleep mode. Powered off and tried again but this time i had it plugged into the video card with the old crt type cable and a DVI converter. It worked came up fine. Checked in system hardware manage and it was showing up as Samsung 226BW (Digital). So I plugged in the DVI cable with the other cable at the same time. Tried switching sources and it jsut bounced back to analog. Tried rebooting again and it was like it was in sleepmode again. It's like it's recognizeing the digital connection but can't use it or something. Anyone got some advice or know how I can fix this???

If it helps I have the ASUS P5N32-E sli motherboard and it has the 680i chipset

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I am having a problem with one of my computer's. I installed some Window's updates and when I rebooted the colour/resolution is screwed up. It won't go over 4 colours and 800x600 resolution. I have tried updating the drivers, rolling back drivers, and changing the settings in display and nothing is working. Please help.

A:Video Card/Monitor Problem

have you tried a System Restore

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Here's the issue: in the last few days I notice what appears to be stuck pixels on my display, however, they move with the offending area when I scroll or move windows around. for example: There will be a few stuck pixels on a web site background, but when I scroll down, the pixels go up with the background and if I scroll back up, they're in the same spot. So I was wondering if this is a monitor issue (aren't stuck pixels supposed to stay in the same place?) or is it a video card problem?

helpful specs:
Acer L2216W monitor
Nvidia Gforce 6600 BFG
Win xp

A:video card or monitor problem?

First thing I would try is getting the latest drivers for your video card.

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I am ready to cry got a new computer on 1/18/03
Please Help!

My husbands uncle built it and the monitor shuts off buy its self monitor options are set to never!? Green light stays on red ligt blinks but when playing a song and monitor shuts down song skipps! some times it will do this when computer is on for a min or twenty dont matter! Seems not to turn off when husband plays games?? Diablo2 online Ive Reformatted 3 times!! Never has worked right for us! Ready to pull hair out!!!!

Please Help!! Christine

I am using:
Windows XP
AMD Duron Processor
256 MB Memory
Nividia Video Card
KDS 17 Inch Monitor

A:Monitor / Video Card Problem??

Um..hard to tell what you're trying to say.. use complete sentences.

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Just the last couple days, while online, The screen on my monitor will just go blank for 60 to 90 seconds and then come back up???
Is my video card going bad???
I thought maybe I needed to update the drivers but when I attempted this, NVidia said that with this version of windows 10 that the drivers were not supported??? [email protected]#$%^

It is a NVidia GeForce 610 video card that I added to my desktop computer 3 or 4 years ago.

Could it be the monitor???

Any advice please?

A:Video Card Problem??? Monitor Going???

Nvidia is correct. Your system does not support win10. The latest supported operating system for you is win8.1. When you use an unsupported operating system, you are in effect a beta tester; might work fine and it might not work fine.
Often the unsupported os will work for a while until some update is applied where the update deletes obsolete drivers [which you may need]
If you want this to work, install a supported operating system ie win7 or win8.

BTW I am using the system listed in your sig. If you are using something different, post the exact system or specs.

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