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No Monitor Display after Computer Lock-up

Question: No Monitor Display after Computer Lock-up

This computer has "no" video display....screen is black and powers itself down after a very little bit.

Have replaced video card & monitor with no luck what-so-ever!

This computer locked up after using USB port. After that...No Display

Any ideas???

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to view the On Screen Display notifications such as whether CAPS LOCK is on or off on an external monitor? The external monitor is not a clone, it's an extended screen. I'd like the Caps Lock on or off notification on the external screen. I spend my time looking at the large external screen and continually having to guess if the Caps Lock is on or off!? Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

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I used to have screen-saver set as 'none' and 'on resume, display logon screen', and set the time there the same as the 'display off' option in 'power options'. And that works fine on a PC, no issues there.

Now I started using a laptop, and it has different 'display off' times for 'when plugged' and 'when unplugged', and different display off times for different 'power plans', so I can't use that trick any more.

How can I do 'lock computer when display off' ?

Answer:How to lock computer after display turns off ?

how about CNTRL-ALT-DEL and then hit enter?

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Hello everyone, and thank you beforehand for the assistance

Ever since the 13th this month, it seems my computer (or my graphics card) has been playing tricks on me, and crashes at random intervals. What happens is, mostly during games (World of Warcraft, Just cause 2), at completely random times the screen will go from normal to supper choppy / pixilated / colored squares, making the screen freeze. Most of the times, the computer will lock but sometimes it is possible that background applications will resume (such as Ventrillo), however I can no longer access them and I am forced to reboot.

The error started to occur once, maybe twice on a 6+ hour play through, however it has gotten quite frequent, and at one time I was even unable to go to windows 7, as soon as I got there the same error would occur. I opened up my Computer and cleaned it inside as best as I can thinking it might be some heating problem, but the only improvement was that I could again go to windows, even play for a half hour or 1 hour before the problem repeats itself.
Here is the complete list of things I have tried so far:
- Format / Install fresh windows installation
- Stress tested my graphics card through OCCT / 3D mark vantage (no problem in either tests)
- Tried different windows (windows vista x64)

Shortly afterwards I decided to get to the root of the problem, so I installed the debugging tools for windows, looked for the dumps, and found that the proble... Read more

Answer:Display error, leading to computer lock, with dump

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NagashPT


Hello everyone, and thank you beforehand for the assistance

Ever since the 13th this month, it seems my computer (or my graphics card) has been playing tricks on me, and crashes at random intervals. What happens is, mostly during games (World of Warcraft, Just cause 2), at completely random times the screen will go from normal to supper choppy / pixilated / colored squares, making the screen freeze. Most of the times, the computer will lock but sometimes it is possible that background applications will resume (such as Ventrillo), however I can no longer access them and I am forced to reboot.

The error started to occur once, maybe twice on a 6+ hour play through, however it has gotten quite frequent, and at one time I was even unable to go to windows 7, as soon as I got there the same error would occur. I opened up my Computer and cleaned it inside as best as I can thinking it might be some heating problem, but the only improvement was that I could again go to windows, even play for a half hour or 1 hour before the problem repeats itself.
Here is the complete list of things I have tried so far:
- Format / Install fresh windows installation
- Stress tested my graphics card through OCCT / 3D mark vantage (no problem in either tests)
- Tried different windows (windows vista x64)

Shortly afterwards I decided to get to the root of the problem, so I installed the de... Read more

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Hi.

I recently got a monitor from one of my friends saying that it was broken. Its a Dell 19in LCD. I have my main monitor a 22in Samsung wide screen So i just plugged it into the second DVI slot on my graphics Card. When i went into the display config i set up dual monitors just to see if it was working. The dell monitor would blink up then quit on me.

When i was messing with the Display settings I made the Dell. Not my Samsung the Default Monitor. I unpluged the broken Dell and restarted. Now my computer regognizes the Samsung as the second monitor and it just shuts it off and recognizes nothing as the main.

I managed to get it into safe mode and it recognized the samsung but every time i try go back to Normal Start the screen is blank.

How can i get it to recognize the Samsung as my main?
 

Answer:Computer is stuck in dual monitor mode and will not display my Samsung monitor

You might try reinstalling your cards video drivers
 

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Hi everyone,  I have bought a Lenovo T570 and a VGA to USB Type-C converter to had an external display on it. The problem is when I lock the computer I need to manually unplug and plug the converter to turn on the external display. Have you an isue like this and do you know how to avoid this ? Thank.

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recently, my monitor has been flickering and then the whole computer freezes and/or the monitor just shuts off [with a soundloop of the last sound in game]

before i could play HL2, but now i cant even play Counter-Strike without this problem occuring. i used to run CS at 85 fps before but now i'm forced to run it at 60 fps because of the flickering/freezing. It still freezes at 60 fps sometimes. I tried to play Lineage II. . .same result.

i suspect that this may be overheating or my outdated hardware, but i'm not sure what to upgrade

according to EVEREST Home Edition:
OS: Win2000 Pro
CPU: Intel Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz
VGA: GeForce FX 5200 [128 MB, AGP 8x]
Memory: 512 MB [two 256MB DDR SDRAM]

Temperatures
Motherboard: 38 C (100 F)
CPU: 48 C (118 F) it goes as high as 122F in games
Aux: 31 C (88 F)

is there any other info i need to provide ? what about the PSU ? [and how would i find this info?]

i only have 1 fan and it's used to cool the CPU, the video card does not have a fan, it only has a heat sink that gets really really hot. . .i touched it and could not keep my finger there for more than 2 seconds literally. I tried opening the case with a fan blowing into it. this seems to help a bit but my computer ends up freezing anyways.

i have already updated the drivers for my video card. i haven't tried to overclock anything.

Any suggestions to what i should buy ? i got alot of christmas money =) Thanks so much
 

Answer:Flickering monitor, Freezing Computer, and Lock ups in game

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normal CPU temperature ?

My CPU seems to heat up ALOT. . .according to the sensor, my CPU normally runs at 48 C (118 F) and it gets up to 122+ F when playing games. . .

so i was wondering what should my CPU temperature be at ?
 

Answer:Flickering monitor, Freezing Computer, and Lock ups in game

double poster.. better edit this and delete everything before an admin bans u


























heheh jk jk jk .. jus dont double post in the same forum with the exact same questions and stuuff in it.. :haha:
 

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recently, my monitor has been flickering and then the whole computer freezes and/or the monitor just shuts off [with a soundloop of the last sound in game]

before i could play HL2, but now i cant even play Counter-Strike without this problem occuring. i used to run CS at 85 fps before but now i'm forced to run it at 60 fps because of the flickering/freezing. It still freezes at 60 fps sometimes. I tried to play Lineage II. . .same result.

i suspect that this may be overheating or my outdated hardware, but i'm not sure what to upgrade

according to EVEREST Home Edition:
OS: Win2000 Pro
CPU: Intel Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz
VGA: GeForce FX 5200 [128 MB, AGP 8x]
Memory: 512 MB [two 256MB DDR SDRAM]

Temperatures
Motherboard: 38 C (100 F)
CPU: 48 C (118 F) it goes as high as 122F in games
Aux: 31 C (88 F)

is there any other info i need to provide ? what about the PSU ? [and how would i find this info?]

i only have 1 fan and it's used to cool the CPU, the video card does not have a fan, it only has a heat sink that gets really really hot. . .i touched it and could not keep my finger there for more than 2 seconds literally. I tried opening the case with a fan blowing into it. this seems to help a bit but my computer ends up freezing anyways.

i have already updated the drivers for my video card. i haven't tried to overclock anything.

Any suggestions to what i should buy ? i got alot of christmas money =) Thanks so much
 

Answer:Flickering monitor, Freezing Computer, and Lock ups in game

First off you should probably place another fan in the case, or another one on the graphics card. Your other temperatures appear to be normal. I was having issues like this awhile back. Try updating your graphics card driver, but use forceware. Here is the link for your card- http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.98.html . Hope this helps!
 

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Very suddenly a few days ago my PC (Alienware x51 r2) froze and then crashed whenever I tried to play a game. I've had the computer for 1.5 years without a single problem. The crash was more of a lock-up if anything. The screen froze but all sound continued to play, until that stopped 5 seconds later. The monitor then went black and the computer made the BIOS beep sound. The monitor then refused to notice the PC, being unable to show anything.
This crash happened twice, each time I got the monitor to find the PC again the crash repeated itself. I could only get the monitor to find the PC after multiple restarts.
Then, I lost it again. This time when it started up, I launched startup repair once the screen finally worked. The computer crashed again during this, and I haven't got the screen to find it since.

The crash is always followed by that startup BIOS beep sound, and sometimes if I just leave the computer on for a while even while the screen isn't working, I'll hear that sound again, meaning that it's crashed again.

I can't get any specs for you really, as I can't even see them with this monitor problem.
I know the computer is Alienware x51 r2, the graphics card is Nvidia in the 700s, and that's about all I know.
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Answer:Games caused my computer to lock-up and crash, now it can't connect to my monitor

sounds to me like the graphics card might be a bit dead or at least on its way out. its not a case of the monitor finding the pc, its the other way around. i could be wrong and im sure someone might have other ideas what could be the problem. try the card in another pc maybe if u have access to one?
 

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i recently encountered a small problem with the onscreen display when trying to turning some functions on and off. i've noticed that when i tried to turn caps on, it does not display the "Caps On" on the lower right bottom of the screen. i just want to know if anyone have encountered this problem or could solve it. as an obseravation, i noticed that the display disappeared ever since i install word 2003. thank you.





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Answer:Onscreen display not working for Caps Lock or Number Lock

Hi ! Same for me, but LED is ok for me.  





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ANyone have aclue how to get these working again  i did a clean install of windows and for the life of me can't get these to work I've installed all drivers from the drivers page with no luck

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Lenovo Y720 So, when I hit caps ock or num lock an on screen display tells me whether capslock or num ock has been pushed. While I appreciate it is helpful for some, in my case it become a hinderance. You need to remove "num lock" for single key print screen request, and if I have a short time frame, I am stuck without being able to screenshot until the num lock indicator goes away.  How do I turn off the on screen display.  Now, before you send me to the previously asked questions of similar nature, I have tried. There is no "display settings" in Control Panel. There is no "advanced display settings" on the settings panel. And there is no way to control it through NVIDIA or Intel graphics settings (that I can see).  Thanks kindly. 

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Answer:Dual Monitor issue. Lock console & external monitor becomes monitor #1

more information... It's the 'advanced minidock' with keys. The monitor is connected via the DVI port, not the plain old VGA port.

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Im posting from my phone since i can't use my pc and can't post my specs. So my computer randomly froze while i watching a video so i smacked the side of the pc out of anger and then a glitchy line came on the screen accompanied with a buzzing sounds coming from the speakers and it stuck like that. So after restarting my computer it wouldn't display anything. My monitor is working perfectly fine.
 

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I brought this pc to a computer repair place and they said I need a black thing to cover that empty area in the pic below. They also said I need to defrag my hard drive and reinstall windows. They would do it for $220 but that was too much for me. I was wondering what the black piece is called that goes near the video ports on the outside of the tower. Please help and thank you
 

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Ok, yesterday i turned off my internet computer, and when i went to go turn it back on. When i turn it on, it will power up (fans blowing). However the monitor will not display anything. Well, I looked in the case and i notice how the video card wasn't in the slot all the way. So i took it out and reset it in the slot. I go to boot up the computer, and still no image. The computer has onboard video, i'd change it but I can't see the bios to change it. Does anyone know what is going on. If so thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Computer won't display on monitor.

Well, you could try plugging the monitor into the on-board video output instead of the other video card you have. The BIOS may have set itself differently when the video card was not inserted properly. Give that a shot and see if that helps.
 

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I have just purchased a Yoga 910, but it will not display either with VGA or HDMI on an ASUS Monitor. The Monitor works OK in VGA Mode on an older Toshiba Laptop, but is not displaying on HDMI, but I have not investigated that. I need to get the Yoga to display so I can replace the Toshiba. The Monitor also has a DVI Connection. Should I try a DVI Cable before going any further.

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I have my computer connected viat the two DVI outputs in the back to two different monitors, both are Samsung, one is a Computer monitor with HDTV capabilities and numerous inputs in the back (away from home, so I don't have the exact model number, I didn't buy either online, so there's no confirmation email to locate the model numbers at this time)
and the other is a 42" HDTV. Both are working perfectly fine, as I was able to see my SNES appear on the screen of the Computer Monitor and the PC is working through the TV (via a DVI-PC converter to a PC input on the TV) but for some reason the PC will only show up on my TV screen.

I can go into the NVIDIA control center and it recognizes that two monitors are plugged in and that the monitor that is not working is a Samsung. Not only that, but it claims that there are no issues with the monitor. It does, however, say that one of the monitors is a "Non-PNP" in the Device Manager. As I can't use my computer and watch TV at the same time until this is resolved, I'd definitely like to know how I can solve this problem.

Also, I know it's not the DVI Output slot that's giving the problem because I've switched the monitors between the two plugs and the problem remains the same: Picture on the TV, none on the Monitor. It doesn't even send a signal to it.

The details of my computer:
- HP Pavilion Elite d5100t ATX PC
- Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
- Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 ... Read more

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hi, pls help me. i have this problem yesterday. i just left my computer on standby mode to have lunch and when i return to do my work, my monitor remains blank, then i restart my computer. and the same problem occurs. i've try totest my monitor and its working good. then i try to test my computer to other monitor, and still the same problem occurs..

Answer:my computer is on but no display on the monitor

I may be on the wrong track but ....   Is this in an office setting, where other people also work?  Could someone else have been tampering with your computer while you were away?Did you have your computer set so that you needed to log on, i.e. enter a password, when it came out of Standby? 

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my computer turns on but no display on the monitor, so i plug in my computer then connected it to my monitor using vga and then i turn on my pc then i can hear the fan nose and stuff but there is not display on my monitor and for sure there is nothing wrong with my monitor.

Answer:how to fix my computer - no display on the monitor

Can you test with another (known to be good/working) monitor? Similarly can you connect and thus test your monitor on another working computer?Also make and model of your computer is always useful information.

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i was attempting to start it in safe mode (i have usb wireless keyboard so i tried to start it up in safe mode by typing msconfig in the run command and went to boot.ini and chose safe and it booted up and displayed nothing, now i can't start it up normally now)

originally i installed windows on it when i had a bigger monitor than i've been using for the past couple of months because the bigger monitor broke (well the cable it is replaceable but never had the chance to buy another cable the monitor is an ibm p201)

will it work again if i tried booting it up in the bigger monitor that i used when i was installing windows xp home edition and go to run in it's safe mode and so the process of what i have done all over again but instead of putting in safe i'll change it back to normal in the boot.ini tab

thanks for the help
 

Answer:my computer monitor won't display anything

What is probably happening is that Windows is set up to display in a higher resolution than your new monitor can support. When you press F8 to bring up the menu that has safemode on it, select "enter VGA mode" or something like that. That should start your computer in a lower resolution and change the settings there.
 

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Hello, I saw a Windows 7 commercial that says you can wirelessly display your laptop display on a TV. I assume there has to be some special equipment connected to your TV to do this, However what if I have another Windows 7 computer connected to the TV? Could I use that other computer to display my laptop screen on the TV? The Laptop is a HP Pavilion dv6700cto running Windows 7 Pro x64, the desktop/HTPC connected to the TV is the one in my signature. thanks in advance
-Brad

Answer:Wireless computer to computer Monitor display?

You're correct in assuming that there has to be some special equipment.
If you have another Win7 system connected to the computer, you can use a remote control program to display the information.
I use pcAnywhere, so I don't have any suggestions for free software to do this.

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Well I am frustrated and I really don't understand what is going on.
I bought this computer about 1 month ago, and have had problems with this computer ever since. So the problem that I have had the whole time, is that the monitor will either lose its signal. At first, it was about 30 minutes to an hour before it just lost the signal. Then, I got some new RAM. Nothing changed, in fact it got a little worse. Next, I bought a new power supply. Nothing changed. Then, I bought a new hard drive. Nothing changed. This whole time, I would try consistently every day to get my computer to work. During that whole time, the computer would lose the signal faster and faster. Then, about a week ago, it wouldn't get past the bios screen. Then today, I received a brand new motherboard. Now there is no display, no matter what. Also, I have tried using my computer without my dedicated graphics card, using the onboard graphics. Same result. Also, before you tell me to get a refund, its too late. I bought this off of eBay, so there was only a 7 day return policy. I am absolutely stumped, I really don't know what is wrong with it. The new motherboard doesn't boot at all, the fans just turn on at full power, and there is no display. I also don't believe that the dvd drive can mess up anything.
I really appreciate your help,
Alec
 

Answer:No display on monitor when computer boots

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Hi, i have a problem with my conputer. It turns on but there is no display on the monitor. I have disconnected everything and waited a while and than connected back together but it still didnt work. I have also tried to disconnect the graphics card and connected it back which also didnt help. Another thing which i noticed is that my hdd light doesnt flicker it turns on but doesnt flicker. I conected a differend hard drive but it dodnt change anything. Will be thankfull for a quick reply. :)

Answer:Computer turns on but no display on the monitor.

Try a new monitor signal cable. If no change, the graphics card may be faulty, in which case it may just be the card's edge connector which isn't making good contact, so pull it out then push it back in, taking care to discharge static from your body before touching the card.

If still no change, the graphics card may be "dead" and needs replacing.
The system won't boot if the graphics card isn't working, hence no activity from the hard drive indicator light.

Another possibility is that the monitor itself is dead, but that alone wouldn't stop the system booting up so you'd still see activity from the hard drive light.

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I took my pc to a technician for a format...Everything was fine,except that the DVD-ROM couldn't open...I opened up my pc box took out the DVD-ROM and i fixed it...however,when i closed the pc box and connected it with everything again it wouldnt connext with the monitor...Everything was ok(dvd,cd opened,lights where on) but it the monitor didn't display anything...However,the monitor recognized that it was connected but it showed black...I connected the monitor with another pc and it worked fine...does anyone know what the problem is???Did i do something wrong when i opened the computer's box???is it a problem with the video(graphics card)?!!!
*Before i opened the pc box the monitor connected fine with the computer!!!
 

Answer:Monitor won't display anything when connected to computer...?

You may have disturbed something inside the box. Go back in there and remove the graphics card. Clean the contacts with a soft eraser (up and down not from end to end) and then reseat the card, reconnect the power and monitor and reboot.

Let me know what happens.
 

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The only way I could shut acer down was unpluging my computer. The moniter said "no something, I'm sorry but I forget. Is there a way with the keyboard to shut it down?
I called my provider and they said it was a moniter or card problem, but it works good since i plugged it back in. I have window 7. Thank you Carol

Answer:how to shut down computer when your monitor won't display anything?

With out seeing the display it's difficult...the easiest way would be to press and hold the power button on the PC after about 5 secs it will power down. Unpluging at the wall should be a last resort.

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So I just bought new components for a new comp, and I have everything plugged but the monitor isn't acknowledging the computer at all. I've tried different VGA cards, the onboard one and I've gotten squat. The first PSU I bought blew up on start up and possibly ruined my mobo but I can't tell, especially since the new PSU is working fine. I can start it all up, all the fans go and the led lights on the psu and the power button all come up. CPU fan starts up as well. I'm plugged into the 24 pin connector, and I tried the 8 pin and just the 4 pin, although I noticed on that cord there was some white stuff on the plastic which is leading me to think something fried. Also there is a POST code display on the mobo but it displays nothing at all and I'm not getting any beeps, even after booting without my ram. I bought:
Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-S-B 750W
EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-3662-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti
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BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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I bought everything and I can still return it if need be
 

Answer:Solved: No monitor display on new computer

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It all started when I put my faulty power supply from my other pc on this one. THe computer gradually started shutting down, then at startup when it said COMPAQ, all the pixels where weird and displaced in random locations and the monitor would display black (but ON nonetheless), so me and my dad assumed it was the PSU.
Bought a new power supply, still same problem. Thought it was the video car (8600gts nvidia), bought a new GPU (ati 5550 1gb ddr3). Now the computer doesn't display anything on the monitor, the monitor acts as if there's no information being sent to it so it goes to standby mode. Replaced DVI cables, same problem, swapped monitors same problem.

I have no idea what it is at this point. Would someone please help me out?

Thank you.

PS: the computer also does not make that beeping sound at start up anymore, if that helps.

PSU: 550 watts, CPU: dual core 2ghz, 2gb ram, 160 gb HDD, ati 5550
 

Answer:computer on, but monitor doesn't display anything.

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I'm not the most knowledgable person when it comes to computers so please answer as if Explaining to a 10 year old. My computer just completely powered down while I was surfing the web, upon rebooting The screen on my monitor (currently using my tv and connected by HDMI cable) was blank despite the PC appearing to boot up normally. I.E. All fans were running lights displayed on the outside of the machine and even internal fans and systems began to run but there is just no display on my tv. I tried unplugging the system with the power switch set to off and waiting for 10 minutes and rebooting but to no avail. All the websites I check are so unhelpful, I'm a really smart guy with an engineering degree so I'm sure with jus a little bit of guidance and some help from someone who knows what they are doing I can sort this out on my own w/o having to send it back to the company.
 

Answer:Computer boots up, but no display on monitor.

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.
 

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I moved about half a year ago and left my old dell xp desktop in the garage ever since. I just took it out to use it, But it wont show anything on the screen. I tried reseating the ram and cmos chip, and tried two 2 cords on two monitors, with flushing the remaining power by unplugging and pressing the button but no luck. Computer sounds good and i can feel my hdd running but i cannot get anything to show up on the screen. It worked before the move, any idea on what i can do to get it working?

Answer:Old computer wont display on monitor

Has the graphics card been jiggled loose by the move?

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serveral days my computer just got a problem.
Its monitor won't display anything even though my computer is on.
(LED green light on the monitor is keep blinking, even though the comp is on)
Also, there is no beep sound when it happens.
So I have to turn my computer on and off (also restart (reset button) many times. and sometimes (rarely) When monitor starts to display, it shows that my cpu is overclocked at the wrong speed (1100 instead of 2500). I have to either re-overclock or press restart button in order to get CPU running at the correct speed.
It's like 8 out of 10 times (that) my monitor won't display anything even though my cpu is on.
I also open my computer case, checking fan, heat sink, power supply.
They're working fine. Heat sink and CPU fan is actively running. Power supply is working. Green Light on motherboard is on.
I also unseated and reseated graphic card. It wouldn't work.
I tried reseating RAM. It did work for a while then the problem came back.
I haven't updated or changed any setting on my computer before this happened.

Here is a specification of my computer
PSU 300watt
Motherboard: ASUS A7N8X
CPU: AMD Athlon 2500+
Ram: 2 GB DDR
OS: WIndows XP SP2
Graphic Card: nVidia GeForce FX 5200 128 MB

Any one know how to solve this problem or having a similar problem?
Thank you
 

Answer:Monitor doesn't display when computer is on

try a diff monitor if you can, or try a diff g-card? let us know!!!
 

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I moved about half a year ago and left my old dell xp desktop in the garage ever since. I just took it out to use it, But it wont show anything on the screen. I tried reseating the ram and cmos chip, and tried two 2 cords on two monitors, with flushing the remaining power by unplugging and pressing the button but no luck. Computer sounds good and i can feel my hdd running but i cannot get anything to show up on the screen. It worked before the move, any idea on what i can do to get it working?

Answer:Old computer wont display on monitor.

Has the graphics card been jiggled loose by the move?

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Dear readers,

I am currently working on a car computer. For this purpose i want to use a compaq armada e500 laptop + VDO daytom mm5000 monitor.
I Successfuly managed to power it up and. As it has rgb video input (3 pins NOT 4 as normally in rgb) i connected it thru a sync combiner which schema i attach here


(www.sectec.pl/schematic.png)

The problem is that the output looks like that




(www.sectec.pl/monitor.jpg)

the resolution i use is 640x400 refresh rateis 60.

Please note that if u try smaller or bigger resolutions (like for example 640x480 or 512x400) everything on the monitor is completely unrecognizable.
Any ideas what am i doing wrong?
 

Answer:Car computer - monitor display problem

Hi Detergent,

I am also interested in being able to connect the same VDO dayton mm5000 monitor to my laptop (with analogue vga output) and also to an analogical source of video to its cvbs connector...

The main problem that I have is that I not been able to find the pinout of the connector that have the lcd monitor :blush: ... I would be very thanked if you could put this information it in this same thread or send it to me by email

It is possible that the problem that you mention could be caused by the maximum resolution that supports the screen, that according to the manufacturer is of 400 x 234 pixels... although perhaps using another one sync combiner could work...

Thanks in advance and a Greeting
 

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Hey all, Im having some issues with my sisters computer. She was browsing the internet today and got blue screened (dont know what it said, I didnt witness it). So she started up her computer again, and it happened again. So now, the computer turns on BUT there is no image on the monitor. I know that the monitor connection and everything is fine, as well as the monitor works fine (tried it with another computer).

Ill provide you with what information I know, I am unable to get more because I cant access the computer.

She has a 2 year old or so HP Pavilion Slimline. It is running Windows 7 32-bit. Has a Intel Pentium dual core desktop processor and 3GB of ram.

Also, I mainly just want to be able to access the hard drive for a few minutes to back up some of her art/writing. Thats all that her and I are worried about.

Thanks if you can help me, I would appreciate it so much!
 

Answer:Computer starts up, no display on monitor?

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Hi, I have a compaq armada 7500 notebook. It was working fine until one day I left it near a window while it rained. It didn't get soaked, but i guess it got a little wet. Anyway, ever since then (which was 2 weeks ago) it will boot up ( i can hear it, the normal boot up sounds) but the monitor won't display a thing! Any ideas? Am I in deep? Ever happen to anyone? PLease help, I can't bear to tell my sis that I broke her computer because I didn't shut my windows. Thanks in advance! Joanna
 

Answer:monitor won't display - HELP! it's my sisters computer

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My computer just stopped working, powers on but no image on the monitor. Basically my computer use to freeze up during gaming then I'd had to hold down the power button and reset the computer.

Mobo Audi psq pro
Gtx260 I have a backup 6600gt
Q6600
4 gigs of ram

Answer:Computer doesn't display on monitor?

Monitor is a old dell 22 inch monitor light turns green when graphics card is pulled out, when graphics card is pulled in the monitor light stays yellow which is standby.

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When I power it up, it seems to boot up fine but all the monitor says "No signal".
I tried both onboard and the gpu vga ports. My monitor is a newer monitor that is wide screen.

PLEASE HELP.

Answer:Pentium 4 computer won't display on monitor

Has this monitor worked in the past on this computer?
Three things: Shot video card, bad cable, or bad monitor.
Try the monitor on a different computer and see if that works.

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I just finished building my computer. Problem is that it boots up, i hear things running... but the monitor says "check video connections." Tried clearing CMOS, booting with only video card, cpu and mobo, reaseting ram, cpu, and video card, nothing seems to work. Is the motherboard defective? please give ideas before i go make a return. HELP!
 

Answer:New computer booting with no display in monitor

Do you have another PC you could try the monitor out on?

Try removing the video card and reinstalling it. make sure the slot is clean. AGP or PCIe card?

Any bent or broken pins on the video connectors?

What motherboard is it?
Does it have onboard video? If so, you may need to go into BIOS to disable it.
 

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I bought a brand new HP Desktop T9Z10PA#APG with 2 x HP ProDisplay P222va screens. I set these up with one monitor using a VGA cable and the other using a HDMI Display Port cable (I think thats what its called). Everything loaded perfectly on both screens, I then used the DVD provided with the Desktop to install Windows 10 Pro (I assume it was originally on Windows 7 Professional as this disk was also provided). The installation process began and said my computer would restart several times for the install process to complete. This took over an hour and now I am receiving the following errors:- Both screens appear black- Both screens when I turn them on come up with:Monitor StatusDisplay Port: Scanning / No Signal (these flicker between each other and then end up on No Signal)VGA: Scanning / No Signal (these flicker between each other and then end up on No Signal)Auto-Switch Input: OnOptimal Mode: 1920x1080 60HzThen a new box comes up saying Display is Going to Sleep I have tried the following fixes (I have read in other forums) and nothing seems to get me off this screen!!- Replaced both the cables with different brand new ones- Used the physical buttons on both monitors to change every setting possible, including Reset- Inserted Driver Recovery DVD (also provided with computer)- Inserted Operating System DVD Windows 10 Pro (provided with computer)- Unplugged and left for several minutes and replugged in- Manually restarted by holding button down until it turns off, the... Read more

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So I build my first computer a few days ago and the fans and the green lights (on the gpu and the motherboard itself) turned on, but when I tried plugging in the HDMI cable into the monitor, nothing displays. I have looked up so many solutions. I have tripple checked all my wires, reinstalled my GPU, reinstalled my RAM, checked to make sure there was no damage, and checked for damage on my CPU, but nothing seems to work. Everything looks fine to me. Its not my monitor because I plugged in the HDMI cable into my laptop and it displayed what was on my laptop. All my parts are new so I don't think it could be a dead motherboard. I really don't know what to do. I have searched the web for hours and repair shops asked for $100 to just look at it. Like wtf. Please any suggestions??? Thank you so muchh.
 

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I am having trouble with my computer monitor display (won't stay on).
So I changed monitors and same thing. I can turn the monitor off and back on, and the image will appear fine for about 3 or 4 seconds, then goes black. The power button on the monitor remains green however. And I was even able to do a system restore (after hitting the monitor power button off and on about 25 times ) Any ideas?

Thanks in Advance,
bazeballhmg

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Hi all, here are some of my computer specs first of all.

3.00 Ghz Processor
512mb Ram
Windows XP SP2
Radeon 9500 graphics card

Right my problem is that the computer was originally randomly shutting down which I thought was down to overheating as the temp. was often high. So I opened the case up and dusted the fan the best I could as this had helped resolved this problem previously. Anyhoo after putting the case back on and powering up the computer it loaded the boot screen and said that the CPU was running at the wrong speed and asked me to set it with the only value being 3 ghz. So I set it at that speed and the computer restarted only to load up the same screen again! After a few more repeats of this the computer decided not to load up anymore at all. It now powers up, however the monitor doesn't recognise the computer turning on.

The monitor definately works as I've tested it on another computer, I've made sure the monitor is connected to the VGA slot properly, I've made sure the graphics card is connected properly and I've switched the monitor to the onboard graphics...but still the problem persists!

Please help me, thanks.

Answer:Help! No monitor display, computer not starting!

When I say the CPU was running at the wrong speed, it actually said it was hanging ;-P

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I have a S2209W dell moniter and after getting my computer upgraded with a new GPU and PSU the moniter will go into power saver mode straight away. I have no idea how to fix this any help will be appreciated.

Answer:No display on monitor after computer upgrade

We need a bit more information, What was the specifics of the old GPU + PSU? and what MB are you using? If u upgraded your GPU you will likely need a better PSU than your old one. Also, are you 100% sure the GPU is compatable with your mobo?

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I posted on here before but i think my post got pushed down too far. Anwyay My computer has been restarting randomly for a couple of months now and now when i turn my computer on nothing appears on my screen. The fans in my computer are running and lights are on inside but nothn happens on screen. Any suggestions of what could be the problem?

Answer:Computer Keeps restarting, now monitor wont display

sorry here are system specs:

motherboard: ASUS| CROSSHAIR IV FORMULA 890FX
power supply: PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-750TX 750W RT
CPU- CPU AMD|PH II X6 1090T 3.2 G AM3 RT
SSD 128G|CRUCIAL CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1
DVD ROM LITE-ON|iHDS118-04 18X %
GTX 480 Nvidia Graphics card
Windows 7 64-bit

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Recently I have put together a new computer (ordered parts from newegg woot) but after putting everything together and turning it on for the first time it gave out a loud long continuous beep with no display to the monitor. While troubleshooting I found out that my ******* forgot to plug in the PCI-E power to my graphics card. So round two I turned on my computer again and finally no long beep at all but still no display to the monitor. I've researched online for similar problems and did a number things such as replugging and reseating everything in the mobo along with taking the CMOS battery out to reset the bios. Still nothing. All the fans light up and work, hard drive feels like its working due to the minor vibrations I felt and even the CD drive works. PSU fan is running fine and even the video card is running. I tried reseating the video card and STILL nothing. I'm completely lost... I only have one extra video card that's in my roommates computer that I built for her so could test it if needed. I keep reading that it might be a different problem so I havn't tried yet. The only part that I didn't buy from newegg WAS the videocard because the card I have is the one from the old build. It ran WoW and starcraft but then one day my computer just shut down for no reason during gameplay and during normal activities. SO, I bought a whole new system since I figured it was time for an upgrade anyways and my mobo was getting old either way. Is it my vide... Read more

Answer:Computer turns on fine but no display on monitor

Sounds like the only thing not considered is that the monitor is bad. Try it with another machine, sometimes we overlook things like that, I had a very similar problem recently

As for the power button, I have no idea what in the world could be causing that to happen. That sounds like a really weird problem.
 

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I just bought the computer.  It boots,  lights change,  apparently tries wireless connections, but no display from radeon rx 480 Duggestions please. tec-iw

Answer:New Computer No Display with HDMI Connection to monitor W10 ...

Try 1) Making sure that the display is set to use the HDMI input.  (it would have helped if you identified the display model and brand)2) a different HDMI connector cable3) a different display4) try the other HDMI out port

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Hi there, new to the forum and looking for some help on my computer build

i basically have it all ready to go put everything o the mother board and plugged it all in.
iv double checked all the cables and they're all in there correct spots. and the board is getting power

but my problem would be the display. i turn it on and plug it into my monitor and it says no DVI input then nothing, it does the same with my HDMI.

there is no slot on my mother board or graphics card for vga

My parts are

Radeon HD 6850 Graphics card

Intel core i5-2500k

and ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
I'm looking for any help with the situation if possible...

thanks in advance.

Going~

Edit-

when i also power it down i hear 1 low toned beep. no sounds on power up it turns on just fine but no display at all

Answer:No Display to monitor on a newly built computer

Sounds to me like the computer is not what we call 'posting'
Just wondering b/c you didn't mention...what Memory did you use in it?
Make sure the memory is seated properly, if your using 4 sticks remove 2 of them and make sure you leave the two in channel 0. Then see if it posts and go from there. Also that motherboard has integrated graphics as well, so you might try removing your other card just to check if it will post using the on-board one.

It would be kind of odd if its the memory since usually you will get a series of beeps upon turning it on... so check the graphics card first I'd say and then check the memory.

try it and post back here b/c there are lots of reasons for a computer not to post.

PC Troubleshooting Procedure List

^^ look at that list under new motherboard won't power up for further ideas.

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Do not know what the problem is with the computer but it will not start up properly.AMD Athlon XP 2000+Windows XP512mb RAMThere was a power outage or surge recently that caused the electricity in the house to turn on and off several times, I do not know if this damaged any of components in the computer.  The computer might have been on when the outage occured (I don't know), but when I tried to start the computer it stated, in the startup screen, that I needed to insert a cd-rom for bootup.  I checked the bios and saw that it was no longer detecting a HDD.  I tried replacing the cables between the HDD and the motherboard without any results.  Soon after I stopped receiving a picture on my monitor at all.  The computer powers up but does not display an image, the lights on the keyboard blink and the LED lights on the front of the computer are on, but all I hear is one beep about every 5 seconds.  I think that a component may have been damaged, but I do not know what the problem is.  Any help is appreciated.Thanks

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when i switch on my main line that connect to my computer, my cpu automatically starts, cpu fan also works, cd drive also work perfectly but there's no display in monitor. monitor works perfectly when connected to another cpu

Answer:computer start but no beep no monitor display

I suspect the display-adapter (also called a graphics card) has failed inside the computer that the monitor does not work on. In which case, you need to replace it with a new one.If the existing (failed) graphics adapter is integrated "on-board", you need to disable it in the BIOS Setup before fitting a new one into a spare PCI or AGP slot (whichever type of slot is available).The reason for disabling the integrated graphics adapter is because it cannot be physically removed. Disabling it is necessary to prevent the system from detecting it in future.

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Hi guys, I'm hoping you can help me with a problem I'm having with my computer. A couple weeks ago the computer screen went blank and I've not been able to figure out why or what the exact problem is.
When I start the computer I don't get a boot up or splash screen at all. I think their there, but I just cant see them. The weird thing is that the computer seems to be loading. I get the normal beep at startup and after about a minute I can hear the windows startup music play. I can also play dvds. I can hear them playing. I just cant see them playing. The monitor seems to be getting a signal. The power light comes on and stays on (until I force shutdown). The screen isn't pitch black as if it wasn't getting a signal. Its actually a brighter black if that makes any sense kinda like its trying to show something, but it cant. You can even see the screen kinda flashes a little like its changing screens during the normal loading process. I'm not able to go into Bios or safe mode because I have no display at all.
Things I've tried,
I tried a different working monitor with same results.
Tried taking the memory out, cleaning it and slots. Putting it back with no luck.
Tried resetting Bios by way of removing the cmos battery and also clearing through the jumper. No change.
Checked all my power chords and connectors. Everything seems to be hooked up and good. All fans running.
Hard drive is good. Took it out and tested on another computer. Wor... Read more

Answer:Monitor getting signal but no display? Computer seems to load but cant see anything?

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I am typing this on my old computer. I wanted to put my new computer (which is a windows 8 hp desktop) into safe mode because i thought i had a virus and wanted to go into safe mode to see if i did. So i select the option to go into safe mode in the computer (i did the msconfig option being that i just didn't know another way to boot it into safe mode). The computer restarts and when it booted up again, my computer monitor is not showing anything at all. It is just a black screen. The light on the computer monitor is just flashing instead of staying solid like it usually does. I can't get out of safe mode because i just can't see anything at all. What do i do?

Answer:Computer display (monitor) doesn't show anything

Reinstall your OS.
Get a paid version of Macrium Reflect. {for the boot time recovery environment}
Image your OS when things are running good.
Sit back & relax since you can now reinstall your OS with very little effort & time.

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I've been fighting this problem for months and haven't found an answer anywhere but maybe you guys can help. My computer seems to boot fine, but nothing is displayed on the monitor. The power light on the monitor ON button just blinks amber. If I wait a minute or so and then hit the reset button the computer reboots and the monitor comes on. The computer started doing this about 6 months after I built it. Once in a great while it will boot up on the first try, but it's very rare. I was thinking video card, but have unseated and reseated it a couple of times to no avail. I also got a new battery on the motherboard thinking it was having a problem. Now I'm thinking power supply or BIOS - any ideas?

Specs:
2.8Ghz Intel p4
Radeon 9600 pro
ASUS p4p800 MB
1 GB of Micron ram
QMAX 350W power supply

Thanks in advance for any help.
biacookies2002
 

Answer:Computer boots, but monitor doesn't display anything

Im having the exact same problem with my computer but it doesnt happen as often as with you. Im guessing its some fault with the card or with Windows.
 

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just built a new computer, my first time from scratch... heres what i got

160 gig western digital HD
16 bit soundcard
Asus P5GC-MX/1333 Socket 775 Motherboard
4GB DDR2 PC5300 SO-DIMM KIT
Intel Core? 2 Duo E7200 - BX80571E7200
SATA DVR-2910A5PK DVD-/+RW Drive
BFG 8400GS PCI-E 512MB Video Card
Rhino Panther 450W ATX Power Supply


i plugged it all in, got it to turn on... everything SEEMS to be working fine... but my monitor still has a window that says

"no display"

can anyone help?
 

Answer:Built computer- first time- no monitor display

Are you really using a 4GB DDR2 PC5300 SO-DIMM KIT? That is for laptops. You should be using 240 pin SDRAM DDR2 667. Also, remove the soundcard for the time being. It can conflict with the onboard sound until you have a chance to disable the onboard sound in the BIOS later.
 

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Ok so out of nowhere I've had these two problems with my computer. I don't know if they're related, the one started like a few days before the other. I'll explain:

I noticed a few days ago when I go to turn off my computer and you get the 3 options: Standby, Shut down, Restart, that my option to put the computer on standby was dimmed out and I couldn't select it. I hadn't done anything different with the computer or anything, it just happened out of nowhere.

And then a few days later, when I booted my computer up in the morning, my monitor said "Input out of Range" and then the monitor when to sleep. I checked to make sure everything was plugged in correctly, and even unplugged and replugged, but it did it again. So then I started it up again, it did it, but once my monitor went to sleep I hit a key and again it said "Input out of Range" but then instead of going to sleep again my monitor just keep itself on and it booted up like normally and I was on my desktop... it makes no sense. It does this every time I start up my computer now and all I have to do is wait for the monitor to go to sleep and then hit a key to bring it out of sleep but still it's annoying.

I don't get why it's doing this and I haven't added any new hardware or anything or done anything new to make it do this...

Answer:Can't put computer to sleep, also monitor/display problem on startup

Hi .Worth a look: http://www.pcguide.com/vb/showthread.php?t=51758Louis

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anyone know how to fix this? I keep re-setting the resolution and it snaps back into place but every time it jumps out again, it gets increasingly higher and soon i will not be able to re-set the resolution. Help!

Answer:[SOLVED] Computer display creeping up monitor screen

Hi and welcome to TSF what is the make and model of your computer have you tried updating or reinstalling the driver for the graphics from the pc makers support site for your model

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Hi peeps, I tried searching for any similar questions/resolved posts but couldn't find anything.I've had an iQon cpu and Philips monitor for 4 years running on Windows XP. A few months ago I turned it on but the light kept flashing on the cpu while the monitor displayed nothing. This continually happened everytime I turned it on, then one day it worked and I was able to use the computer for one day. Then as soon as I switched it off and tried to use it again, the same problems began.I've tried using a different monitor and plugging the cpu in a different socket, but to no avail. When I switch the monitor on, the light on the switch of the monitor keeps blinking, as if to say the cpu is turned off/isn't relaying any information to it.The fan on the cpu still works, so I dunno, I'm just wondering if there's any suggestions, bearing in mind I'm a novice when it comes to hardware! Thanks.(meh, just realised this is posted in software, not hardware, apologies) 

Answer:Computer light flashes but monitor doesn't display anything

may be the picture tube is not functioning..

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Here are some things I've noted.

It worked just fine on ANOTHER monitor. I just received a new CPU heatsink and installed that. Now tried to start up on a DIFFERENT monitor, and will not get a display, although the fans are all on. The output is through DVI and my video card only has 2 DVI outputs so I cannot test with analog.

I tried reseating the video card and that doesn't seem to help.
I really doubt its the monitor because I have another computer just used to connect to it using the same DVI cable and it works fine.

Basically the only thing I've done is install this new heatsink. One thing I did note, is that this heatsink comes with a "backplate" that allows you to screw the heatsink in instead of using the crappy pushpins that are now standard for intel boards. The "backplate" has some double sided very strong tape and I placed it on the back of the motherboard as instructions noted. I noticed that the sticky part touched pins on the bottom of the board - Maybe the sticky tape was conducting electricity somehow? But then I thought - well then the computer would just short out and shut off.

I'm stumped...

appreciate any help, thanks!
 

Answer:newly built computer turns on but NO display on monitor

i'm very concerned now... I tried connecting to the monitor using the VGA-DVI adapter supplied with my video card... still no display.

Also I've noticed that my usb keyboard and mouse are not getting powered when the computer is turned on.

ALSO, if I push my power button, the computer is not shutting down like it normally should ( I have to hold it down for ten seconds to force it to shut off).

has something happened to the motherboard? Could the backplate that I put on for the heatsink really be causing this problem?
 

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So I Was Letting My Friend Try Out My Computer, And He raged And smashed The Control tower. After I Kick Him Out Of My House, I turned On My PC to Be Sure its ok and now it won't turn on and does six beeps and no display at all. Here Are The Specs:
Optiplex 755
Windows 10 OS
Intel Chipset Q35 Family (Or Something Like That)
2 GB Ram
Please reply soon!!

Answer:Help, My Computer does Six Beeps When I Turn It on And it doesn't display anything on my monitor! What Do I Do?!

Video card is probably dislodged.  Open case and remove all cards then re seat ram.
Beep Codes
Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if the monitor cannot display errors or problems. This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem. For example, beep code 1-3-1 (one possible beep code) consists of one beep, a burst of three beeps, and then one beep. This beep code tells you that the computer encountered a memory problem.
Reseating the memory modules may correct the following beep code errors. If the problem persists, contact Dell for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Code

Cause

1-3-1 through 2-4-4
Memory not being properly identified or used


4-3-1
Memory failure above address 0FFFFh


Code

Cause

1-1-2
Microprocessor register failure


1-1-3
NVRAM read/write failure


1-1-4
ROM BIOS checksum failure


1-2-1
Programmable interval timer failure


1-2-2
DMA initialization failure


1-2-3
DMA page register read/write failure


1-3
Video Memory Test failure


1-3-1 through 2-4-4
Memory not being properly identified or used


3-1-1
Slave DMA register failure


3-1-2
Master DMA register failure


3-1-3
Master interrupt mask register failure


3-1-4
Slave interrupt mask register failure


3-2-2
Interrupt vector loading failure


3-2-4
Keyboard Controller Test failure


3-3-1
NVRAM power loss


3-3-2
Invalid NVRAM configuration


3-3-4
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I have an Asus Essentio computer. It runs on Windows 7. The monitor lost connection with the computer, after the monitor had gone to sleep. I have restarted and replugged everything a couple times now. Now, I can't tell by listening whether the computer even boots up fully or not (or whether it's telling me that it wants permission to continue restarting). The monitor works fine when I connect it with other devices. I am on my laptop, because I can't see anything on the desktop. I know it isn't much to go on, but any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: monitor won't display, not sure if computer is fully booting up

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Hello everyone,

I have finally bought and put together my new beastly computer, but something is wrong.

I have connected everything as best I can and my uncle, who built his own computer, cannot find anything wrong with the way the components are connected. But when I plug my moniter into the 8800GT, nothing happens. I have tried three different moniters, (2 CRT and 1 LCD) and the best I can get is a "No Signal" image on the LCD. The other two remain black.

I have also tried removing and replacing the card, like it says to do in theTrouble-Shooting section of the card's manual, but to no avail.

The fans all start spinning around, the LED's light up... but that's about it. nothing else happens.
(The moniters all work on the other computer, just fine by the way).

It looks very pretty and all, but it isn't exactly living up to my expectations.

Is it normal for a PC to do this untill the OS is installed? I would appreciate any information anyone might have as well as any advice.

Also if anyone can post a link to a good "How To Build A Computer" guide for noobs, I would be very grateful.

Classic Rock.
 

Answer:Built a new computer, but the monitor wont display an image

Check your MB specs

You may want to look at your motherboard specs.
Some MB if it's SLI requires you to flip a jumper if you are running with 1 GPU if not already set by default. Also if you are running a single GPU it may also require you put the GPU in a specific PCI-E slot.

Good luck.
 

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When I am watching videos or playing a video game, and I adjust the tablet part the computer for a better view, sometimes the screen glitches/jitters and an awful noise comes from the audio... This issue had also happend when I had windows 8 installed. It hasn't done it for a few months until a few weeks ago. I now have windows 10, and everything is up to date. BUT today when I was filling out something online in tablet mode (this time not connected to the key board half) it did it again! That's the first time ever while as a tablet! No video or game was open on the computer, just Chome. I just had the awful noise with the display glitch/jitter. I have had enough and was hoping someone could help? To me it seems like something wrong with the computer, not any of the programs. I still have a ton of free storage space so it's not like it's being over loaded or anything. Thank you for reading this and please help! :,(

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Just started happening yesterday. I shut my system down each night, and this morning, I fire my rig back up only to find that my monitor (an Acer AL2216W model) wouldn't display anything, but the green power LED on the monitor's power button kept flashing from green to amber, then back to green over and over again.I tried powering it off, then back on again, and nothing happened. I tried unplugging the monitor from power and back in again, but nothing happened. Then I unplugged the monitor from my video card, then back in, and after a few seconds, my display was back.

So now I'm wondering if it's the monitor itself that's going bad, or if my video card is bad. Since power on and off and unplugging from power didn't work, but unplugging/replugging the input did, I'd like to think it was my vid card (and it's under warranty so I can RMA it), but I wanted to find out what you guys thought about the problem.

Any advice is very much appreciated!
 

Answer:On computer startup, monitor led flashes green then amber but no display

Does the computer have more that one place to plug in a monitor?
 

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I use 2 monitors (see below). Both worked fine for over a year then the digital monitor suddenly went blank and the computer now has problems booting and displaying. Everything works fine when nothing is connected by HDMI. Both monitors work when connected as analogs (one at a time because I only have one pin connection).

I have confirmed:
There is no malware/virus on my computer.
HDMI cable is fine (I have 2 new cables, and switching cables doesn't change anything).
I think all drivers are up to date
Windows 7 Pro is up to date.

Computer:Dell Vostro 270s, Intel Quad Core i5-3450S CPU @2.80 GHz
Windows 7 Pro with Service Pack 1
Video card Intel HD Graphics FamilyMonitors:Samsung: SD24D300 digital
Dell E2011H generic PnP analogAny suggestions?

Answer:2 Monitor Display Suddenly Freezes Computer - Can't Connect Via HDMI

System Restore to a date prior to the issue - System Restore

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I have purchased an Edge 73 computer and installed a GEFORCE gt630 graphics card to enable me to use 3 monitors. 2 of my VGA monitors show display and work great however my HDMI monitor has no display even though its detected on the computer. I've done the extension of desktop to this display on control panel.  Is there any thing else which I've missed out? Appreciate some advice.













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Answer:HDMI monitor not showing display eventhough its detected on Computer

What ports does the gt630 have?

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id like to know if I can create a lock screen when my computer boots up to completely lock it from a very advanced user? Or any other ideas would be great. I'd like to know when im not home my computer is completely locked from my very spying boyfriend! I live alone, but sometimes he's here while im working. Im using windows 7 home premium. Thanks ahead of time for any ideas
 

Answer:would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock it .

Re: would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock

Don't log in :-D

Use a very difficult password. We have plenty of password generators on majorgeeks.
Enable the system admin account and password protect it.
Those two are probably enough. How advanced is he?
 

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hi all, the title states what my problem is, when i switch my pc on the monitor goes straight into power save mode, no chance of doing anything, tried the cable and monitor with another pc, worked fine, i have 2 disk drives, tried booting from a windows disk but whichever cd drive has the data cable plugged in doesn't work. Fast reples will be hugely appreciated

Answer:Computer won't give display, monitor instantly goes into power saving mode

Please post computer(CPU) specs that your having trouble with. How old is your CPU? Does it have any history of unwanted performance such as virus or malware infection, thermal/heat condition(s). Have you access BIOS setup utility on power management setup and hardware monitor setup?

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I have an Athlon 650, 512 MB PC running Windows 2000 server edition running Internet Connection Sharing (for cable modem), and IIS 5.0 for several web sites. I also use it as a file server. I usually leave it just sitting there and just update things every once in a while. I don't even have a monitor hooked to it. Should I hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and click the "lock computer" or log out? Would this make it more secure somehow to hacks? I haven't had any problems yet, but I just want it secure as possible.

Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks,

Cory
 

Answer:Win2K server - ICS, IIS, etc... - should I lock the PC - CTRL-ALT-DEL -Lock computer?

According to what microsoft says, Yes, it will provide an added layer of security.
 

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Our church wants to setup a display composed of four 20" square monitor. This will be our secondary display.

Computer specs at the moment:
CPU: Intel i3-3210
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 210
RAM: 2 x 4GB DDR3 1333 MHz
MB: ASUS P8H61-M LX3 PLUS R2.0
OS: Windows 10 Pro x64

Is it possible to add another gpu for secondary display and then use a multi-monitor display adapter for 4 monitors? If so, what kind of gpu would we need?

Thanks...

PS: As much as possible we would not like to change our MB. But I've included it just in case.

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Question: Display is Lock

Hello all,
I have 2 computers on a network, that when I try to go into display I get a message that the system admin has disable the Display control panel, I need to reenable it can anyone help? I am running XP Pro.
Thanks
Patrick
 

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My Dell Insipron 6400 laptop will not support multiple monitors. I think I may not have a key driver installed. Help!!

I have attached two separate images, screen shot of my device manager and display properties and a screen shot of the same image on my mothers PC. (which is also a Dell Inspiron 6400)

On my PC, In my device manager I can not view the display adapters (there must be something installed and I do not have visiblilty?? correct??)

Also, on my display properties I do not even have the option for Multiple monitor support. (these are the same PC's)

I inserted my Drivers and Utilities CD from Dell, but I did not see any driver on there that was applicable to a display adapter.

Am I on the right track???

Thanks

CoachKrav
 

Answer:Solved: Display Adapters - Display Properties - DualView - Multiple Monitor Support

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During a  upgrading of my Windows Vista 64 OS update installation the process was interrupted by a power off / termination event. When I re-booted the display screen went all crazy.. The screened is filled with thin lines running horizontally across the screen in the upper thrid o the display picture. The bottom half-inch of the screen is whitened out. The center band stretching the width of the screen is displaying the normal desktop. However the picture vibrates and shifts constantly. Is this a driver issue? A BIOS issue? A Vista issue? A LCD screen panel issue? What do I do to fix it? Its like everything is in motion and off-center at the same time.Please advise me soonest. I will try to capture some screen shots and post them later. Thanks, BEK477 

Answer:Display malfunction: Jumping display on internal LCD monitor. Picture gyrates and 'fizzes'

Does it only occur in Windows or does it occur in other places too? If it is just Windows, you likely corrupted something.

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Having a very strange (and annoying) issue with the display. I can only see the display on my Twist after connecting it to an external monitor first. If I do not, all I see is a black screen. No cursor, no anything. If I connect it to an external display via the display port to VGA adapter, it works fine. If connect it to an external display and then disconnect my external display, the display will remain on the Twist. However, if I reboot, I lose the screen again until I connect it to an external monitor. I made sure that "PC Screen Only" is chosen in the Fn+F7 option. This is obviously a serious problem. This is for company use and our users will not have a VGA monitor handy with them where ever they go. I checked the hardware manager and all the drivers are installed with no warnings.

Answer:Lenovo Twist display issues - No display unless I connect to an external monitor

Figured out a work around and narrowed down the problem. If I hit the Second Screen key (F7) after booting, it will go PC Only as the first choice and bring up the display on the laptop after a few seconds. The puzzling thing is why it seems to choose the external monitor as the default monitor on boot, even if it is not conected. I've tried running System Updater to make sure that I have all the latest drivers. All the display settings appear to be correct.

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Hello folks,

I seem to be having multiple problems all at the same time (all of which may or may not be related) but let me start from the beginning.

This all started when I tried to connect my Inspiron 1720 laptop to our television. For some reason my laptop froze, the image on both my computer and TV had white lines across it, and so I turned off my system since it was locked up.

I restarted and began having display problems - first windows were not opening in the desktop area. They would open in the system tray, but were "unreachable" by the mouse. I played with display settings and got the screen to fit...but now seem to have 2 primary problems:

PROBLEM 1:

Whenever I play games, view pictures, or Windows Media Player, I see strange "plaid boxes." However, the desktop is fine and everything else appears to work fine. I contacted NVIDIA and I have installed different driver versions, as well as the OEM (Dell's) driver's - all did not work - I still saw the distorted images when playing games, viewing pictures, and videos.

I have also completed System Restore's to points prior to when I was having the problem - unfortunately that did not work.

Here are screenshots of what I am seeing:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/...63fa3004_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2796/...38e5a78c_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4035/...f93b7cae_b.jpg

PROBLEM 2:

This problem may stem from the original TV incident. When I click on Displa... Read more

Answer:Vista Display Problem (display driver and/or multiple-monitor related)

The first set of pictures that you put up look like classics examples of bad video RAM. In a desktop PC I would tell you to swap out the video card with a differnt one to verify that is the issue since in a few cases bad drivers can cause the issue but it's highly unlikely. Professional service by a local non big box computer shop is your best bet at this point.
 

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I have an X220 | 2.7 i7 | 8GB Ram | 160 SSD w/ 1366/768 HD FlexView display& Intel Graphics HD running Windows 7 64 Bit
 
Intel Driver - 8.15.10.2538 (build 9/26/11)
 
 
Day one of my X220 (upgrade from the X201s). I have a Samsung 244T Monitor that outputs 1920x1200. When connecting the VGA port to the 244T and selecting "extend desktop" the image displayed on the 244T appears to be overscanning and is shifted to the left.  When made a main monitor, you cannot see the Windows key or the 1st icon on the task bar nor the time/date on the right!
 
I've done a bunch of troublshooting on it already such as:
- swapping VGA cables
- swapping power cords on the monitor
- uninstalling the "Generic PNP" monitor driver that by default loads when i plug the VGA cable in
- Installed the special driver for the 244t (from 2005)
- tested my X220 on other monitors (both 4:3 & 16:9, all Samsung syncmasters of different sizes) - it works fine on these
- tested & confirmed on another 244T the overscan issue in extended monitors still exists
- tested & confirmed my old X200s is able to properly display 1920x1200 in extended display mode
- tested DUPLICATING monitors (in the Lenovo native resolution of 1366x768) and do NOT experience the overscan
- adjusted horizontal & vertical within the OSD of the 244T (the thresholds are minor)
- used auto adjust on the 244T
- played around with the scaling in the advanced properties of Intel Graphics Control ... Read more

Answer:X220 Overscan in Monitor Extension with Samsung 244T - Can't properly display Extended Display

Hi, I got the same problem.Did you get any help of could sovle the problem yourself ?reg Andy 

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Hi all. For privacy reasons when using my Lenovo 100s in public, I do not want my name displayed in gigantic letters on the Windows 10 lock screen. How do I change/remove/shrink this?Many thanks in advance. 

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Hello everyone,

At my Church, we use a laptop for the words, but anyways, we want to know if we can lock the display settings in XP so that they will not change, because they have been changing lately, and we do not change them at all. I was hoping and praying that there is a freeware program that can either lock these settings so that they can not change or if there is a free way of locking these settings in the registry. We do not have any money, so we need a free solution to this problem. I would greatly appreciate any input!!! Thanks, Ethan

Answer:Lock Display Settings In XP

Doesn't anyone know what I am talking about...here...Please I am looking for someone to help me with my question...

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I have done everything your web site, and others have told me. I have locked screen on a solid purple. I have bad eye sight, I cannot find my icons with the pictures it puts on.
In newer Windows 10 builds, Microsoft has added an option to disable/turn off background image of login screen in. every time I log in, it is back to a picture, so redo it again, and again. plus it moves my icons,. help
Settings app:
1. Press WIN+I keys together to open Settings app.
2. Now go to "Personalization -> Lock screen" section and set the option "Show Windows background picture on the sign-in screen" to Off.

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Question: Caps Lock display

The Caps Lock Display is not working on my Think Pad E 531. Any ideas to fix this problem would be appreciated.

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Question: Caps Lock display

Hello, I am quite bugged by the Caps Lock onscreen display, since I cannot find a way to only turn off the capslock display without turning off all displays.This display drops my FPS from about 70 to 40 when I'm playing video games which is bugging me a lot.But I would like to keep my other displays like soundlevel and screen brightness.And yes, I know that it is possible to keep the capslock display for only 3 seconds when turning it on too, but I want it to be not displayed at all. I have a green light on my keyboard which is good for me.So is it possible to completely turn off the capslock display without turning off the other displays? Henkert.













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Answer:Caps Lock display

Right click on desktop --> Screen Resolution --> Advanced Settings --> uncheck "Enable on-screen display".

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Hello:
Every morning, Display Setting on Win 7 changed to '1280 x 1024(recommended), instead I set display setting to '1024 x 768,' since the monitor is older and works fine with '1024 x 768' setting.

Is there a way for me to lock the display setting '1024 x 768?'

Thanks for any help on this in advance.

Answer:How to lock 'Display Setting' on Win 7?

Hi it should be this way Change your screen resolution there is another link in purple writing further down with more info.

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I AM UNABLE TO ACCESS THE DISABLE DISPPLAY SETTINGS IN GPEDIT.MSC. WE HAVE XP PRO AT WORK, AND WE USE THIS COMPUTER AS A TIME CLOCK AND PEOPLE KEEP CHANGING THE RESOLUTION SETTINGS.

Answer:How to lock display settings

Why are you shouting ! Iam really not bothered that much by it however many consider using all capital letters or caps lock to be shouting when using the keyboard in a forum ! If your keyboard wont allow you to unlock it from upper case letters then that would be another story and another problem to trouble shoot ? I do not know of anyway to lock your display ,if you are the adminstrator using a password so no one can access your account and change anything would work and also in dispaly properties you can save your theme on the themes tab ,so if someone was to change it you can simply change it back to that theme ! Take Care Nick

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Question: Caps Lock display

The Caps Lock Display is not working on my Think Pad E 531. Any ideas to fix this problem would be appreciated.

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I have done everything your web site, and others have told me. I have locked screen on a solid purple. I have bad eye sight, I cannot find my icons with the pictures it puts on.
In newer Windows 10 builds, Microsoft has added an option to disable/turn off background image of login screen in. every time I log in, it is back to a picture, so redo it again, and again. plus it moves my icons,. help
Settings app:
1. Press WIN+I keys together to open Settings app.
2. Now go to "Personalization -> Lock screen" section and set the option "Show Windows background picture on the sign-in screen" to Off.

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Hello,  I'm currently shopping for a notebook. I stopped by a local retailer to check out the IdeaPad Z580, but there is no indication if the CAPS LOCK is on or off.  There is no keyboard LED light (which I would prefer), and there was no onscreen display. I then stopped by another retail outlet, and checked out the Lenovo there also, again no indication if the CAPS LOCK is on or off. I noticed in the download/driver section there is a driver for CAPS LOCK / NUM LOCK on-screen-displayhttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS028421 Not sure why the in-store Z580 displays didn't work; maybe because they where running Windows 8? My Samsung laptop (stolen) had an on-screen caps lock display, but the icon was very cartoonish and should I say... stupid looking. What does Lenovo's CAPS LOCK and NUM LOCK indicator look like?

Answer:Is there a Caps Lock display? What does it look like?

  Lenovo Solution Center for Windows 8 How nice that the Essiantials Lenovo G580 gets this suit, but the IdeaPad Z580 doesn't. I guess Lenovo just slapped installed Windows 8 into the IdeaPad, and shipped them off to consumers/retailers?  Man, I really wanted to purchase this notebook Guess I will just keep looking

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After running my B570 (1068) with an extended display, the unit went into hibernation. On wake-up the laptop screen is indecipherable garbage. The second display will run to show BIOS startup but then reverts to the built-in screen - which is illegible. Toggling the F3 key does not get a good screen. I read another post suggesting this is a hardware failure. What parts have failed?













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Answer:B570 display fails after dual monitor display

Hi RogerR,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear about the situation, please let me know if the issue persists even after re-installing the display driver in your B570 Laptop.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar





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Hi Everyone,

I bought a new monitor last week and since setting it up I seem to be having some connection issues. In the past, I had one HDMI-out from the GPU to the AV Reciever by my TV (where I do most of my gaming) and a DVI out heading from my GPU to the PC monitor. It worked fine.

But, my old monitor stopped working last week so I purchased a new one. It doesn't have a DVI input so I purchased a Display-Port to HDMI cable which also works fine with the new monitor. The cable to the AV receiver hasn't been moved and is also working fine.

The problem though is that when I set-up my TV as the main display and the PC monitor falls asleep Windows seems to think it's connecting and reconnecting over and over again. I hear the hardware connection/disconnections sounds infinitely and the TV screen blinks a black screen every time.

I have tried a few solutions, mainly involving power-management settings. None of these worked except for disabling "USB Selective Suspend Setting", but then I was having connection trouble with my wireless devices like my mouse and steam controller.

My graphics card is a Gigabyte R9 290, and I am running Windows 10. Thanks in advance for helping me troubleshoot guys. Happy to participate and answer any questions to get this resolved.

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