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Trouble starting up

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Phan7omEli7e™, 19 Jun 2006.

  1. Phan7omEli7e™

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    In the morning, when I go to turn on my computer, it starts asnormal, displaying the bios, and the Windows loading thing, with the blue bars. But then, when it gets to the log in screen, the monitor turns off. I don't know if this is a problem with the graphics card, or the monitor, so any help would be appretiated.
     
  2. quadboi

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    Turn of the overclocks....then try
     
  3. [Death]

    Wise Guy

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    sounds like maybe a dodgy refresh rate ure monitor cant handle....try booting in safe mode and changing it
     
  4. Phan7omEli7e™

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    I'll try that.
    Oh, I have no overclocks, and forgot to mention that after manually rebooting a few times it works.
     
  5. AtreuS

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    STartup in VGA mode ( Hold down F8 when it starts loading windows.... right after it counts your memory and stuff ) and see if it boots. Ive a feeling its something to do with screen refresh rates or resolution. Starting in VGA mode will allow you in to change things back to normal.
     
  6. Phan7omEli7e™

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    In safe/vga mode, how would I change the refresh rate?
    Also, when I booted this morning, took a couple of tries, but it displayed Windows, and I got logged on. Then the screen went blank.
     
  7. Phan7omEli7e™

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    Also, would it solve the problem if I buy a new monitor?
     
  8. t31os

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    Not likely, did you try the suggestions here?... safe mode etc...
     
  9. Phan7omEli7e™

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    Ok, I'm in safe mode, what do I do?
     
  10. Stelly

    Don

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    I would try reinstalling the display drivers myself

    Stelly
     
  11. Phan7omEli7e™

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    Any other advice?
     
  12. Stelly

    Don

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    Have you changed the refresh rate??

    Stelly
     
  13. Phan7omEli7e™

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    I don't know how.
     
  14. Stelly

    Don

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    Right click on your desktop - properties - settings - advance (bottom left corner) - then click on the monitor tab - put your refresh frequency down to 60, then click apply...

    Let us know how it goes...

    Stelly
     
  15. Phan7omEli7e™

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    Thanks.
    It worked after reinstalling the Driver :D
    If I need any more help on this I'll just reuse this thread.
     
  16. Stelly

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    no problem I thought that it would be that :)

    Stelly
     
  17. Phan7omEli7e™

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    Nope, didn't completely fix it. Had the same problem starting up tonight.
    And BTW, I'm using an old IBM P200, about 10 years old... should I just upgrade to one that would accept more than 60hz?
     
  18. pegasus1

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    Hows your PSU? Try a decent meaty one if you can get hold of a spare.
    Ive seen these symptoms on a system with a PSU that was on the way out
     
  19. Phan7omEli7e™

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    Ok.
    New problems.
    Started up as normal. When I got logged on, the screen went funky colours for a second, then normalised. Then, all the icons started disappearing, then reapearing... And, when I scroll, it has a sort if ripple effect on the web pages. The Graphics card driver is installed.
    Would it help just to reinstall the OS, after making backups of course.
    EDIT: nvm I booted with the last know good configuration and worked perfectly.
     
    Last edited: 25 Jun 2006