Desktops forum

General discussion

Trouble getting my monitor to work

by JoeBlue / August 13, 2005 8:01 AM PDT

I have had my computer for a while now and it keeps having the same problem. Every time I turn on my pc the monitor only has about a 33% chance of "starting up" and showing the computer graphics. The rest of the time the monitor turns on, but doesn't show anything (it's just black). I have checked all of my connections and use the latest video drivers, but I still seem to keep having this problem, which is really annoying since I have to reboot 2-3 times every time I try to turn on my computer just to get the monitor to work. I think it may have something to do with the fact that I have an integrated video card (I installed a AGP video card the first time I used it) and that this is confusing the monitor. Any ideas on what may be happening? Here are my system specks:

Pentium IV 2.4 GHz
512 Mb Ram
Video: GeXCube Radeon 9600 XT 256 Mb Video
Motherboard: ASUS ASRock GE PRO-M2
Windows XP SP 2

I use a 15" Monitor that worked on my previous PC.

Thanks for your help.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Trouble getting my monitor to work
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Trouble getting my monitor to work
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
which monitor is it?
by nerdyboy1234 / August 13, 2005 1:07 PM PDT

have u tried the monitor on different computer with same result?

different monitor with the vid card?

video card on different computer with different monitor?

Collapse -
by JoeBlue / August 14, 2005 12:53 AM PDT
In reply to: which monitor is it?

I tried the computer with a different monitor and got the same result.

The monitor works fine with other computers.

Haven't moved the video card around because I only have one computer right now.

Collapse -
i think the video card is the problem
by nerdyboy1234 / August 14, 2005 2:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes

if u encounter the same problem with a different monitor

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?