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Samsung SM2033SW monitor

by roadman / May 3, 2009 11:56 PM PDT

I have recently purchased a Samsung SM2033SW monitor which can be connected to my PC with a VGA or DVI cable.

When connected with the DVI cable and boot up Windows XP I notice that the display remains black until the WELCOME screen in Windows appears whereas if connected with the VGA cable the full pre-POST screen is displayed allowing me, amongst other things, to access the BIOS.

My question is this ? can the monitor be connected to the PC with both cables simultaneously so that a choice can be made with the controls on the side of the monitor when booting up as to whither to connect through the VGA or DVI cable? If so, can the connection be changed over, again with the monitor controls, without having to re-boot?

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