Then, power the machine up so, that, it can start the unpacking of the pre-installed compressed files of your new Windows Operating System.
Windows 7 I presume.
The windows setup has to install the generic driver to use your monitor right away. If monitor not responding, it is not fully compatible with Win. 7.
I have this problem with my 22" widescreen monitor since Spring of 2009. Now, put away for use with the older, single core machine that, has the Win. Vista SP2 on it.
What says 'Works with Vista' or 'Compatible with Vista' does not mean it will be fully or even, partially compatible with the Win. 7 version.
I just opened up my Dell Optiplex 980 and was setting it up when I hit a snag. I connected all the wires from the monitor to the CPU and vice versa but instead of using the VGA (blue) cable, I decided to use the provided DVI cable. After I plugged it on the monitor, and then decided to connect the other end on the back of the monitor at the very bottom on a place that was white and also fit. Then a screen came on that said something about the computer could not configurate the video settings because some wrong connection to the motherboard (or something). Then I decided to plug the DVI cable in an adapter (something called Displayport which was also provided) and there were two spots that the adapter seemed to fit in: one that was underneath the VGA spot and the second which was beside the DVI spot on the CPU. Doing both of these alternatively only resulted in the monitor going into power saving mode. ( When I decided to use the DVI, I did change the input mode from analog to digital)
The operating system and everything is already supposed to be installed in the computer and everything. How do I get rid of the power saving mode and start using my computer (make it go to the start up screen)??
Any help would be appreciated in solving this problem.