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Monitor flashes on but goes off immediately

Please help troubleshoot. I had an electrical problem, although I have a powerful surge surpressor with a back up battery. Once I tried to boot up my computer, the monitor flashes on at each step, boot, loading xp and then the desktop but quickly goes off. If I push the power button it will flash on very quickly but will not stay on. What could this be. When I do push the button the picture is clear and there are no error messages on the screen. Thanks

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RE:Monitor flashes on but goes off immediately

In reply to: Monitor flashes on but goes off immediately

Boot into "Safe Mode" - change the resolution on the PC.
Then reboot and see if it helps.
I had this happen to me before.

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Is that by pressing F8. I pressed F10

In reply to: RE:Monitor flashes on but goes off immediately

I pressed F10 but it took me into system recovery which I could not keep the monitor on long enough to press the keyboard - You need to be an octopus.

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