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Moniter activation when turning on the cpu
\015 My video card died and I replaced it with a new card but the computer will not activate the moniter with out mutiple attempts of restarting the cpu....sometimes it take one it works and other times it take one to five restarts of the cpu to activate the moniter. after it come on everything works pefectly......\015
First, I would make sure that the latest drivers for the video card are installed. If the video card is from a major manufacturer, then Windows Update might even provide them.\015\012\015\012Next, try booting the CPU into Safe Mode (hitting F8 when the computer first boots). Does the video display now? It may appear very large, as the resolution is turned down to the lowest settings.\015\012\015\012If the video appears correctly in safe mode, then the resolution settings may just need to be turned down in normal mode. The monitor may not be able to handle the video card if the settings are not compatible.\015\012\015\012Once you can boot back into normal mode, right click on the Desktop and select Properties. Then go to the Settings Tab. From here, turn down the resolution all the way. Then reboot. Does everything appear normally after reboot? If so, then turn up the resolution another notch. Keep repeating this process until you find a setting that the monitor can't handle, and then turn it back down one notch from there.
RESETTING DRIVERS with new Video CARD-\015\012\015\012Start the computer in SAFE MODE (Hold Shift F5 when restarting PC)\015\012Go to Control Panel> System>Hardware>Devices\015\012- Remove the Old Card Driver (under Video)\015\012Press OK (and then Exit)\015\012Put the Driver disk in PC\015\012- Restart Normally \015\012\015\012Option 1\015\012When your system reboots it will be in 640x480 16 color mode\015\012ignore any prompts.\015\012Run Setup from the CD/drivers disk\015\012Reboot \015\012Windows restarts with corrected drivers\015\012Set the Screen Resolution to your choice typically 1024x768\015\012\015\012Option 2\015\012When your system reboots it will be in 640x480 16 color mode\015\012When your are prompted for the drivers\015\012BROWSE the CD/drivers disk- (usually \\drivers folder)\015\012Select your card from the Mfg list\015\012Press OK, OK\015\012Reboot\015\012Windows restarts with corrected drivers\015\012Set the Screen Resolution to your choice typically 1024x768\015\012\015\012**Note - there is no shortcut you have to reboot when prompted, especially in safemode.\015\012\015\012Good Luck\015\012\015\012Remember to let us know and rate the answers. otherwise theres not sense in answer questions, if you don't know if it helps anyone.
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