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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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