that's why I named my website pcwarware (warfare meaning 'an active struggle between two entities...you and the pc itself')........get used to it, hon, as it's a battle we all face every day.
Now......the monitor and no signal. First check your keyboard. Many new ones have sleep mode/hibernation and other settings built into it and you may have bumped a default key that set things off in a different direction. Mine specifically has three buttons on it that I never paid any attention to because I've never installed any software for it...and yet I'll be darned if they weren't active on their own. Sleep, Wake Up, and Power.........and they all do exactly what they say. I accidently bumped the key for Power and the whole computer shut down in the middle of my doing something. Scared the heck out of me thinking my system itself broke.
If you still have no signal......remove the video card again and reseat it very firmly back into the slot since it's a separate card. However, if you ALSO have on-board video (some motherboards do), make sure you have the monitor hooked up to the separate video card and not the motherboard connector instead. If that's what has happened, and you get a signal, enter the bios and turn off/disable the on-board video so it doesn't happen again by trying to default to the motherboard rather than your separate card.
Ok I'm currently usuing a friend's computer, so I don't have the specs if you ask me, but I can get them and post them later. Here's my problem...
I got up a week ago, and turned my computer and monitor on with no problem, it shut down properly, and I went to work. I came home from work, turned my computer on, and it started properly, but my monitor went directly into a shutoff mode (I guess that's what you call it. The green light turned orange). I tried another monitor on it, and I couldn't even get a picture. Now I checked my vid card in another computer, and it works fine.
When I disconnect the monitor, the "No signal" flashes, but as I re-connect it to the vid card, it does that shutdown mode. I have a Phillips monitor, and an ASUS motherboard model P4S533X, and that's all I remember for specs at this time besides a little over 1 gig ram, and 2.2ghz processor.
If this help any, I did not overclock the processor, nor did I remove any of the cables/powersupplies. I did not have it connected to the internet at the time.
All I want to know is, does anybody have any ideas what might be wrong? My warranties for both the monitor and motherboard ran out a day before they went on the blink, and nobody I know seems to know what the problem might be.