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Monitor will not turn off in Windows 2000

by DonEOlson / April 22, 2004 9:00 PM PDT

I suspect that something in my Registry is preventing my monitor from turning off. I have played with every setting in the "Monitor Power Settings" and it has had no effect on turning off the monitor.
Is there any other "hidden" place to change the monitor shut off setting other than Control Panel/Power Options?
How would I find such a culprit without having to install Windows again?

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Maybe the clue here is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2004 2:53 AM PDT

"How would I find such a culprit without having to install Windows again?"

Since Microsoft doesn't provide drivers for most video cards or decribe many monitors, installing the OS and more from Microsoft is only the beginning of this OS install. Many only learn this by others telling them so...

Fetch the latest video card drivers and monitor.inf and that should help. Remember, "driver update" buttons don't do this for you.


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Re:Maybe the clue here is...
by DonEOlson / May 2, 2004 1:09 AM PDT

Even though I have been playing around with computers for years, I did not give a second thought to the "Video Driver".
Did a search for a new driver and found one in one of Microsoft's updates that was already installed on this computer.
Installed it, and everything now works just fine!
Thankx for the direction.

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