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Monitor turning off, computer freezing

Question: Monitor turning off, computer freezing

This build is less than a year old:CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V PRO
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB
RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600
SSD: Intel 520 Series 250GB SSD
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750M 750WA couple months ago I started having a problem where my every day use was normal, but after returning to my computer the monitors would not resume from standby. The computer was still running, and as far as I could tell, all of my programs were still working in the background. This problem continues to occur, although not as much lately. I'm not sure if it's related to the main problem I'm now having, which is:

My computer locks up. It starts with one program, where others are still usable. Sometimes it starts working after about 30 seconds - still very annoying. Other times it progresses and all programs lock up - and then they all start working after 30 seconds (and everything I had clicked during the lock up goes into action). Now more frequently, it locks up, starting with one program, then moving to them all, then my mouse freezes, and it never comes back (and I have to reboot). After a reboot, this often happens within the first 5 minutes of use, so I end up in a constant reboot/use for a few minutes cycle until it magically works - and then it can go for days without issue.

My first thought was an issue with my PSU, but now I'm not so sure. Ideas?

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Answer: Monitor turning off, computer freezing

Have you tried to run a Malware and Virus scan. It almost sounds like something is robbing your system of resources. You can also try to go into control panel and Admin tools and select Performance monitor and when it starts to hang see if you can locate what is causing the problem. At least this will rule out software as the issue.

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Please help.  I really think my pc is on its way out but I would really like to give it one last shot on my own.  This happened to me a couple of years ago and ended up paying a fortune in both cash and sanity to Techguys.  Anyway, when I am on the pc after about 5mins either the monitor will turn iteslf off or the mouse freezes.  I then have to turn it off and back on and then it repeats.  I have managed to get all my photos off to run a recovery but 5 mins into it it turns itself off so I can't recover it or do any scans.  No idea what to do next !!!Thanks Desperate

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I have been directed here from the Global Mod: Boopme He has cleared my computer and says it is not a malware issue he thinks a sofrware issue, to come here.
My cursor keeps lagging for a few seconds, then it will respond. It will just freeze up, then resume.
After I launch an application(firefox, or a game) sometimes my monitor will just turn off and go in to "save mode". I have no option but to hold the power button on my pc.
Whenever I notice my cursor start to lag, that is usually the first sign that something is going wrong. Then my monitor will go down. So when I see my cursor isn't responding/wrong cursor when typing,clicking I just restart my computer. So the past 72 hours I have been having to hold the power button and force shut downs, and do frequent restarts to try to prevent me having to do the powerbutton shutdown.
For reference of all the work I have done so far with Boopme:
Kindest Regards,

Answer:Monitor turning off , cursor freezing/lagging

Have you monitored the temperatures of your CPU, or hard drive(s)? Perhaps the graphics card?

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My computer has just started to freeze at times. Also when I go to shut off the computer. I click the turn off the computer button. Then the other thing that should pop-up in the middle of the screen for you to click. Doesn't appear. So the busy cursor just goes there around and around. So I click the power off button on the key board. then the computer starts going off. but it just gets to the stage of where says "computer is shutting down". But instead of the power going out in the next second or two. It just sits there like it's in space. So we end having to push the button on the tower to shut it off. I know you're not supposed to do that but it won't go off any other way. Mary

Answer:freezing and computer turning off

At what times are you noticing that it is freezing? Are you always doing the same thing?

Its possible you have a third party app hanging at shutdown, have you checked into this yet?

Look over these for information

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I have a desktop that i built last April. I bought all the pieces off newegg.
-Windows XP
-AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
-GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
-Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333(Really Cheap So this might be it)
-CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V
-Nvidia GeForce GTS 450

So I Built this thing last April and it worked fine for about 3 weeks then it
started having this problem where it froze and restarted itself. I just put it
aside for a while until i got on one of these forums and someone told me to clear
my registry and defrag and do a virus scan. I did all these things with this pack i got.
It worked. The computer worked for about 5 months until a couple days ago it started doing
the crash thing where it freezes and makes that clicking noise. It didn't restart itself so
i just thought it was crashing. It did it again a couple days after that. I just had to keep
it cooler in the room and it didn't seem to do that but now its doing this first problem where
i just freezes with no sound and restarts itself. I tried everything i did before plus i tried
reformatting and still nothing. Can anyone help me out?

Answer:Computer Freezing then turning restarting

Have you cleaned it out of any dust...checked all fans working

Have you checked the temps of your CPU and Video card?

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I have an Acer desktop running Windows 7 that is only 1.5 years old. Whenever I am turning it on, it freezes at the same spot (at the Windows logo) and won't finish starting up. Sometimes if I leave it alone while it is frozen it will finish starting up 5 minutes later, but other times it just stays like that. I have done the startup repair it suggests when it isn't turned off properly, but that hasn't worked. Any suggestions?

Answer:Computer Keeps Freezing While Turning On and Won't Complete Start-up

Hi and welcome to TSF test the Hard drive and ram for the ram run 7 passes at least and 1 stick at a time then swap and do that for each stick and slot.
SeaTools for DOS tutorial
RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello everyone - I am a new member of the forum and hope that someone reading this might be able to help me with a problem I have with my computer.

In recent weeks the computer screen keeps freezing with the cursor being replaced by the hour glass symbol. This usually happens after several hours' computer usage - but sometimes it occurs soon after the computer is turned on.

When this happens, I am unable to log off; the computer on/off button does not work when the screen freezes and I have to turn the computer off at the mains.

In order to be able to log back into my broadband internet connection I have to turn the computer and and off twice and then on again .

Sometimes when the computer screen image freezes a message box appears always saying "End programme" (i.e. "End programme - CiceroUIWndFrame" or "End programme - mixer").

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

I changed from Internet Explorer browser 6 to 7 yesterday but the problem of the computer screen freezing persists.

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.

Answer:My computer screen keeps freezing and I have to keep turning the computer on and off

How old is your computer? Have you ever reinstalled your OS?

What I usually recommend is if your computer is at least a couple of years old and have yet to do a clean install of your Operating System now is the time, especially when it starts acting up =)

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP CD

How to format your hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)

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Ok ok... how to start the story. I built this computer probably about 1/2 a year ago, and now its starting to give me problems. When I go to turn the computer on, the monitor doesn't turn on like it usually does with it (I leave the computer monitor on). When I go to turn off the monitor and turn it back on, the only thing that comes up is the control panel for the monitor. I've seen this problem happen before, but in that case it was a DIMM slot problem. I tried swapping out the RAM but nothing was fixed. Next, I thought it may have been the motherboard. I went out and got a Fatality mobo, and the problem seemed like it was fixed. It stayed that way for about a week then the same problem started to occur again. Next step up. I thought it was my video card (BFG 7800 GT OC 256Mb) so I went ahead and called them to get my card replaced. About 2 weeks later I get my card in, really excited. I go to pop it into place and still... the same problem. The only other thing I can think of is that maybe its a power supply issue. The rest of my computer is getting power, so I'm just really confused. My computer is just a big paper weight right now and has been that way for about a month.

Computer Specs:

Mobo: Fatality AN8 Sli

Processor: AMD 64 3500+

RAM: Corsair 1Gb

PSU: 600 Watt (Don't know the name brand) SLi

Video Card: BFG 7800 GT OC 256Mb

HD: Western Digital 250Gb

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Answer:Computer monitor not turning on!

Q: Have you tried the monitor on another computer, and are you sure there isn't a short in the monitor? I went to the trouble of buying my dad a brand new video card once, only to find there was a short in the monitor's cable.

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A few nights ago my sister was playing on my computer and I don't keep the side cover on, anyway she dropped my headphones into the gap and it froze the computer so i turned it off and rebooted thats when it happened, it wont do any beeps when I turn it on and I dont want to pull anything apart since I dont know what is what all the fans are working the lights are working tried 2 monitors on it still nothing please give me some advice and dumb it down a bit so I can understand it *they are pretty big headphones* thank you to anyone that helps.

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Your information on your hard drive is probably good.
Your headphones could be ruined. What is more, your motherboard may be unrepairable.
So many components could have been damaged... cpu fan, one or more memory modules..
to save your data, I would remove the hard drive, and attempt to install another.
It is possible that every component will need to be tested, or that a simple change will bring it back to life. The problem is you don't know which. It is possible that a knowledgeable friend would be as good as a professional technologist, but I would get help from someone if your system is important to you.

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My friend has given me an old computer they put together but when we tried turning it on it doesn't come up on the monitor. The light on the front of the computer omes on and the fans turn on but that's it. I have tried changing the ram, booting without the graphics card, changed monitors and cables and ports, taken the cpu out then put it back in and taking out the battery for 5 minutes then putting it back in. Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:New computer turning on but no signal to monitor

This could be caused by a huge number of issues - try running through as much of this checklist as you can (it's pretty much everything) and see if anything makes a difference. Click here

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Hi, i recently upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 Ultimate. I have experienced a number of problems, and have muddled my way through most of them, except for this one. Sometimes, and this is completely at random, when i turn on the computer, i get no picture, but i can hear sounds coming out of my speakers. However, if i boot into safe mode, it comes on every time. It is notorious for doing this when i install updates, and I have not been successful at installing updates yet. I am ready to go back to XP, but may consider staying if i get all the bugs worked out. Here's what i've done so far:
1. Updated Graphics Card Drivers.
2. Under Power Options, Set turn off monitor to never.
3. Changed S3 to S1 in Bios (this corrected the sleep issue i was having, apparently common)
4. Booted into Safe Mode, Under Device Manager, Changed settings for USB Root Hubs to allow them to stay on.
Have tried all of this, and still nothing. I know for sure the graphics card is fine, and i am using the most up to date drivers for my card. Here are the specs for my system, maybe this will help:
Dell Dimension 5100C
3.0Ghz Intel Pentium 4 processor
2.0 GB of Ram
80gb hdd
ATI Radeon X600 Series graphics card; 128mb
Windows 7 is the 32 bit version. Thanks for any and all help.

Answer:Monitor doesn't come on after turning computer on, sometimes.

2 Things come to mind... 1 is that you wouldnt have to quote your system specs in a post if you filled them in on your profile. AND...

Your video card is at the very bottom of the compatibility for Win7, 128MB video memory is a very low amount for today's PC's. Make sure you have all Win7 advanced video tweaks (Aero, etc.) turned off.

Some of the post involving your video:
Win 7 graphics drivers for Gateway MX7525


ATI mobility raedon x600 aero effects help

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Hi all, having some serious stress issues trying to figure this out!

Ok, so specs first I guess:

Asrock x58 extreme mobo
HIS 5870 Radeon
Corsair 750w psu
G.Skill 3x2 gb DDR3 ram 1600 1.5v-1.6v

Ok, now I've tried just about everything I can think of, and lastly it's looking like RMA, but I really hope it's just some minor oversight causing all this mess.

I've plugged in 12v & 24pin connector to mobo
I've cleared the CMOS
I've tried 2 different video cards, both DVI slots on em, I tried HDMI on the card that allowed it. W/ 2 different monitors as well.
I have the mobo mounting pins in
I can't see any place the mobo could have a grounding problem (i.e.: touching the case).

Any ideas? I've been racking my brain with this for hours. Everything turns on, fans run, front panel works, HD light comes on, everything but the monitor. I can't check for beeps, no internal speaker. I've mounted the RAM in a few different ways, using all 3 sticks alone.

I just took off the battery, letting it sit out for now.

Please help!

Answer:Monitor not turning on, newly built computer

Pull the motherboard out of the case and run it on an insulated pad. See if it boots up normally on the monitor. If not, the motherboard or CPU is defective... ASrock

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I hope someone on this forum can help! Yesterday I noticed that while the computer is in sleep mode, it will wake up every ten minutes, stay on for a minute or two, and then go back to sleep for another ten minutes. The monitor doesn't come on, just the keyboard (lighted keyboard). Around the same time I noticed that issue, I also noticed that the Windows Install Updates shield (right next to shut down button) is constantly visible, even after updates have been installed and computer has been rebooted. I don't know what's going on. I've tried to look for answers online but am overwhelmed. I'm not tech savvy so please dumb it down for me.

One thing that seems important to mention is that when clicking on "Show Available Updates" in the Windows Updates section of my computer, there is an update for Windows 10 Home and it is always checked off. I will un-check it, close the window and reopen it only to find it checked off again seconds later. I do not want to install windows 10 at this time, and tried to google how to remove that update. I tried to uninstall update KB3035583, but see that it is still listed right next to the Windows 10 Home update. Something is telling me that a possible automatic Windows 10 upgrade may be causing the Update Shield to always be visible, possibly causing the waking computer, but cannot find a solution. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Please remember to dumb it down for me!

Answer:Computer Waking From Sleep Every 10 min. W/Out Monitor Turning On

Hello Purple Pisce, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The wake source event log may show what is the source of waking up your PC to help from there.

Wake Source - Read Event Viewer Log

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Hi there, i have some issues with my monitor (awhhh).

It's working fine like 10-20-30 minutes and then it's turning off (for no reason) while the cumputer is running and the flash/button goes pink. I don't know what's this colour stands for. Blue is when the monitor is active, yellow is when the monitor is turn to sleep and when i shut down my computer, but PINK? What's that, anyone?

The monitor is turning OFF, not in a sleep mode or something.
I must remove the cable and push back in every 20 minutes. That's wrong.

Maybe it's the cabel, maybe something with drivers and stuff...i don't know.


please's my moms monitor and she's gonna kill me, i blew it up.



Answer:Monitor is turning off and the button in the right corner is turning pink

It would be nice to know the brand and model of the monitor

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So I went to the Computer Viruses And Spyware section, hoping to fix this problem.  It still hasn't been fixed, so I hope someone here can help me.  Here is the updated copy & pasted summary of my problems from the Viruses And Spyware forumAlmost a week ago I was playing a full-screen online game (MapleStory to be exact;  and suddenly the game, along with the computer, just completely froze.  I couln't alt-tab out of the game, ctrl-alt-delete did not work either, so I had to reset my computer.  I tried getting in-game again, and about 10-20 seconds after getting in-game, it freezes again.  Almost immediately after the problem began with the game, my PC began to become unstable.  While I'm browsing the internet or even through my folders, one of the fans in my laptop would start to hum, and about 5 seconds later the computer would freeze, 3-5 seconds later the monitor would black out and 1 second after that, the screen would return to normal and everything would be unfrozen.  The humming noise that comes before is the tell-tale sign that this will happen.  Also it is not a fan I usually hear running; it sounds "smooth" when it runs, and I only hear that fan run when I'm playing full-screen games or games that take up alot of memory, like TankBall (which I will cover later), or even just programs in general that take up alot of memory.Also, sometimes the monitor will keep blac... Read more

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Someone help please...  I need this laptop fixed asap before I start online schooling.

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Is there a piece of software which can be installed on computer system that works in the background and if the computer freezes, or if an application freezes, it will have the latest information about what happened, possibly why it happened, ETC?

Looking for a technical support type solution where we could have a better idea of exactly what was happening with the system prior to the freeze.

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Hi all.Let me start off by saying that this problem has occured in the past and then went away for a few months and now it's back.  What happens is spontanuosly my monitor will say "Monitor Going to Sleep".  My computer then freezes up.  I first checked the monitor cables and everything is in tack.  I then shut off the monitor and turned it back on and it says No Input Signal and then it goes back into sleep mode.  I then restarted the computer manually and sometimes it comes back, sometimes it doesnt.  What ussually happens is it'll restart and then turn itself off again after about 10 seconds with still nothing showing up on the screen.  I didn't even try switching monitors because if it was the monitor, the computer would at least turn on.  This happens very randomly so it's really hard to try and test what the problem is.  It has happened when I'm playing a game, or even when I am just sitting at the desktop.  It happened when I was playing a game and thats how I found out that the computer itself is freezing as well because the sound would repeat as if it froze.  I formatted my computer yesturday and about 10 minutes of just sitting on the desktop, it happened again. is my computer except I had installed more RAM and a 6800GS video card around December.  ... Read more

Answer:Computer Freezing and Monitor Loosing Input

Quote  I contacted HP yesturday though and they said it might be the motherboard.   Did they offer to replace it? If so, I would take them up on that. A flimsy HP power supply trying to pull that high end graphics card jumps out at me.

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My problem occured after i pluged in my phone.My screen froze and i restarted the PC. After restart PC turned on fine without weird sounds or any problems but my monitor is not going from sleep to active its not turning on at all.When i restart my monitor it says that there is no signal on DVI-D output.After that i tried my TV on HDMI output on my graphics card (i dont have integrated card) it has the same signal.Computer still runs fine but there is no display.
My configuration:
AMD FX-Series X8 8300 AM3+
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P,AM3+
Crucial 8GB 1600 MhZ
Gigabyte R9 390 GAMING 8GB
SanDisk Z400s 128GB SSD
Toshiba P300 1TB,high perf.
CoolerMaster G650M, 650W
Acer V226HQLABMD 21.5
I apologize for my bad english if you dont understand something feel free to ask.
P.S People suggested that thoes lights and pc starting does not mean that my PC is booting up.

Answer:Monitor not turning on but pc is turning on fine.

They may be right, however it may only be the Graphics Card that is at fault.

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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]

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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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]

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- . Hope this helps!

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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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A couple of days ago I was playing a full-screen online game (MapleStory to be exact;  and suddenly the game, along with the computer, just completely froze.  I couln't alt-tab out of the game, ctrl-alt-delete did not work either, so I had to reset my computer.  I tried getting in-game again, and about 10-20 seconds after getting in-game, it freezes again.  Almost immediately after the problem began with the game, my PC began to become unstable.  While I'm browsing the internet or even through my folders, one of the fans in my laptop would start to hum, and about 5 seconds later the computer would freeze, 3-5 seconds later the monitor would black out and 1 second after that, the screen would return to normal and everything would be unfrozen.  The humming noise that comes before is the tell-tale sign that this will happen.  Also it is not a fan I usually hear running; it sounds "smooth" when it runs, and I only hear that fan run when I'm playing full-screen games or games that take up alot of memory, like TankBall (which I will cover later), or even just programs in general that take up alot of memory.Also, sometimes the monitor will keep blacking out at random times WITHOUT freezing, usually just once or twice in a row, but sometimes it would keep blacking out every 2 seconds.  The thing is, unlike the problem stated about the monitor blacking out in your official Windows XP faq, and I qu... Read more

Answer:Glitchy monitor, freezing computer, etc. Pretty much the works.

You have some infection there....Print these instructions out.1. Download SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users:    * Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.    * An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.    * If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here:    * Close SUPERAntiSpyware.Restart computer in Safe Mode.To enter Safe Mode, restart computer, and keep tapping F8 key, until menu appears; select Safe Mode; you'll see "Safe Mode" in all four corners of your screen    * Open SUPERAntiSpyware.    * Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.    * Click the Scanning Control tab.    * Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):          o Close browsers before scanning.          o Scan for tracking cookies.          o Terminate memory threats before quarantining.    * Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen. ... Read more

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Hi I upgraded my Computer last year and I recently got some new games to play on it. All my older games have ran with no issues. But I have been having trouble playing The Sims 4 and Sudden strike 4.

After about a hour sometimes less my Computer will freeze when playing these games and monitor speakers will emit a buzzing sound as audio is being looped extremely fast. I have to press the restart button on my Computer for it stop.

My specs are:
OS: Windows 7 Professional.
Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 380.
RAM: 32 GB
CPU: AMD FX 8320.

I also replace the PSU last year.

I would quite grateful if anyone can help me solve this annoying issue.

Thank you.

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Hi, I have windows home 7, home built pc with Asus motherboard. Don't ask me further spec details cuz I have no idea about most of the specs (an ex built it and can't get in control panel due to monitor issue). I just know that it's supposed to be kick-*** with a 5.8 windows score.

The PC boots fine, gives you the option to start windows normally or leave it do its' thing... but either way I try, it makes no difference to monitor.
When it boots, the monitor shows all the usual details, the bios pic, starting... and as soon as it reaches desktop point (I think), it goes black even though monitor is still powered and no errors about no signal. If I turn monitor off and on, it will quickly show me the desktop then it goes black again.

I'd appreciate any help or insight.

Answer:Monitor black but turning monitor off/on flashes desktop for split second

Hi, first thing I would try is to connect the PC to another monitor that is known to be in good working order. If the same problem occurs then we will know it is a problem with the PC, if it functions normally you will know it is a problem with your monitor.

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Here is the issue, when my computer goes to sleep after it's on for a while when I move the mouse to get the screen back up it shows the backround no icons or anything to click.
Same if I turn it off and turn it back on. I have to turn it off and on many times then go to safe mode and shut down then turn it on again for it to work. Just now I had to turn it on/off 4 times for it to show the icons and task bar. Usually it is left blank with nothing to click having no choice but to turn it off.
Norton says no viruses.
My computer is HP with windows 7. I bought it in 2011.
This problem has been happening for a long time. Please help.

Answer:When turning off computer & turning it back on again screen is blank

Hello squirrels and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think I'd start out by trying to do a startup repair. It's been suggested that the startup repair be done 3 times (regardless of what the notifications say) and the computer rebooted after each repair.

Startup Repair

If this doesn't fix the problem one of the Forum experts has prepared these troubleshooting guides with some additional suggestions.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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So to provide some backstory (in case it might be relevant), a few weeks ago my hard drive crashed. I had a friend get it fixed, recover the data, etc. I also upgraded to Windows 7. It had been working fine for about a week, up until yesterday. I had World of Warcraft open and I alt tabbed to Google Chrome (like I often do) and after a minute or two, my whole system froze for a few seconds before turning off (I couldn't ctrl+alt+del or anything). I rebooted it, and it crashed at the Windows log-in screen after I entered my password. I rebooted it in safe mode, turned off some extraneous start-up programs, and restarted it normally. It worked fine, I had WoW open, then I opened Google Chrome and sure enough, it froze then crashed again. Restarted it, and it crashed on the Windows log-in screen before I could even input my password. Any ideas?

Answer:Freezing then turning off

Hi. Clean install.

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I'm having a few issues with my PC, I have some suspicions that it's an overheating issue but I'm not too sure. It started like a week ago when I was playing Dragon Age: Inquisition. The whole system locked up(not responding to keyboard shortcuts etc.) I figured it was due to the weather(it was a very hot day 36 degrees celsius) and a demanding game like that would burn up my hardware even quicker. But now I am having similar issues but the weather is much cooler. I was browsing on Chrome and bam system freeze.Reset and it seemed fine but then it turned itself off a couple of minutes after the Windows boot. After that it just refused to stay on for more than 5 seconds. I unplugged it and cleaned out some of the dust inside it using one of those air cans and it seems like it's working again.Also I notice that my PC has started to rattle quietly which it didn't do before, not sure if that's related. I'm not using a stock fan cooler for my PC, I have a Corsair H55 liquid cooler but it's quite old(at least 2 years). Are these signs of my cooler failing?

Answer:PC freezing and turning itself off

Have you checked the actual operating temps of the hardware? Various freewares to do that. I use Speccy even though I'm not sure how accurate it is. A rattle suggests a failing fan - not too many moving parts inside a computer to troubleshoot! Your power supply could be something else to check. Are you overclocking?

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Right, first off I'm not sure if this thread belongs in this forum, so I apologise in advance if I've posted in the wrong forum. :3

I purchased an Acer Aspire 9300 just over a year ago without doing much research about the brand before I bought it. Apparently, they don't last very long but I was attracted by the features and most laptops (at the time) were of a much higher price range. I was told it came with 2GB RAM but when I contacted the place I purchased from (Acer's support website rarely loads for me), they told me that because I was using Vista, it takes up RAM and only displays 768MB. I thought I'd been ripped off, but I checked the box and it actually said 2GB, therefore it is Acer's problem. I never bothered doing anything else about it.

Now, for the actual problems I've been having..
Back in December I noticed that using the Acer Empowering Technologies Toolbar would result in my laptop freezing. It then started freezing on startup and takes about 10 restarts to get it running (yes, I have put up with this for almost a year >.>;;) and when it finally runs, it comes up with an error saying "Acer Empowering Technologies Toolbar has stopped working" and asks me to close it. I've already tried disabling it in msconfig, but the same freezing problem happens. Then I noticed, whenever I go into the Acer Wireless program, it also has the same freezing problem.

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Answer:Various problems (freezing, turning off itself, ect.)

Bump :(

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Okay. For about 2 months my computer has been freezing up, requiring me to manually restart using the button. This wasn't really a problem, because it only really happened after 5+ hours every 3-5 days.
But now it's happening a LOT more often; atleast once a day, and in addition to this problem, twice today, my computer has shut itself off. Bang. No warning, no apparent pattern, just shuts itself off.
This problem is really bugging me. Here's some info that might be able to help anyone interested:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 3
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Video Driver version: 182.50
Audio Adapter: Realtek HD Audio output
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+Click to expand...

My 8600GT runs at 53c at idle, while when in GTA4 it runs at 72c.
I have more than enough fan power inside my system.
Any more info required, i'll be happy to supply.
No errors are appearing in the error log when it freezes OR turns off.

Answer:PC randomly freezing/turning off

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Okay so i had this desktop for half a year and it shouldn't be too old but for the past week now it has been randomly freezing and i have to restart it. Also when i restart it at times would not turn the screen on and only the desk top would be running. SO i have to restart several times before it finally works and then at times it freezes as soon as the main screen with start and all pops up. If anyoen can help please help me out

Here are my specs

Computer: Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition OS Service Pack Service Pack 3 DirectX (DirectX 9.0c) Computer Name WAAAALEEEEEEEE User Name Jonmichael Motherboard: CPU Type 2x , 3000 MHz Motherboard Name Unknown Motherboard Chipset Unknown System Memory 2048 MB BIOS Type AMI (05/20/10) Communication Port Communications Port (COM1) Display: Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series (1024 MB) Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series (1024 MB) Monitor Dell E177FP [NoDB] (6418068E0JLS) Multimedia: Audio Adapter HD Audio rear output Storage: IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller Disk Drive WDC WD5000AAKS-00V6A0 (465 GB, IDE) Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS50 SMART Hard Disks Status OK Partitions: C: (NTFS) 476929 MB (354138 MB free) Input: Keyboard HID Keyboard Device Mouse HID-compliant mouse Network: Network Adapter Linksys RangePlus Wireless USB Adapter ( Network Adapter Realtek RTL8168D(P)/8111D(P) PC... Read more

Answer:Freezing,crashing,not turning on :(

Do you try safe mode? if already try ... does it freeze....

Second, can you enter the BIOS.... in BIOS does it freeze?

If both freeze I would thing is the Hardware issue.... If not I think may be is the software...

But need more information ... After you answer the above question ... will tell you next step..

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Okay. For about 2 months my computer has been freezing up, requiring me to manually restart using the button. This wasn't really a problem, because it only really happened after 5+ hours every 3-5 days.
But now it's happening a LOT more often; atleast once a day, and in addition to this problem, twice today, my computer has shut itself off. Bang. No warning, no apparent pattern, just shuts itself off.
This problem is really bugging me. Here's some info that might be able to help anyone interested:


Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 3
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Video Driver version: 182.50
Audio Adapter: Realtek HD Audio output
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+

My 8600GT runs at 53c at idle, while when in GTA4 it runs at 72c.
I have more than enough fan power inside my system.
Any more info required, i'll be happy to supply.
No errors are appearing in the error log when it freezes OR turns off.

Answer:PC randomly freezing/turning off

That's ok for graphics card temperatures, but what's your cpu temp?
Bios is the best place to check, if it's available there.
Can also try something like core temp.

edit - do check the bios first, and while your there look for the actual
voltages for the +3.3, +5, and +12 volt rails. Same as the temps. if available
will be in a pc health or hardware monitoring, probably in the power section.

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any help would be apreciated, edited with DDS log
DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSX64
Run by HDX at 10:41:39.13 on Fri 12/04/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_16
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.4063.2459 [GMT -8:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpHostW.exe
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Answer:freezing and webcam turning on by itself??

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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My Logitech G5 will random freeze, but stay on, and then it will also turn off for 10 seconds then turn back on. I've tried every USB port and it still does it. I've had Windows 7 for a week and it's been fine, and now this just started randomly. Any help?

Answer:Mouse freezing and turning off

This may help:

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Recently had a computer crash and upon reboot got error of problem with display driver. uninstalled and then reinstalled driver. When boot up normally at some point display starts to go blank then reappear. at times upon reappearing the computer freezes up and the only way out is too do a hard shut down. The only way the display is stable is if I enable the VGA mode. Any suggestions? I have Windows xp, w/samsung syncmaster 730 flatscreen monitor and a Nvidia Geforce FX5200 graphics card.

Answer:Having probs. w/display turning on/off and freezing

What happens if you try another monitor?

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Hi there,
Just over 12 months ago I purchased a new computer with the following specifications:
InWin 503 ATX Chassis - Mid-tower - White - Tempered Glass
Gigabyte Z170-HD3 ATX Socket 1151
SanDisk 240GB SSD Plus 2.5" SATA III SSD
Microsoft Windows Home 10 32-bit/64-bit English USB
Deepcool GamMAXX 300
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4 2400Mhz CL15, For Z1
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 64MB 1TB Hard Drive 3.5 inch S-AT
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 GV-N950WF2OC-2GD 2G Overclocking PCI-E
Deepcool Z5 Thermal Paste with 10% Silver Oxide Compounds
Intel SKYLAKE Core i5 6600K 3.5GHz Socket 1151 Box without Cooler
FSP Group Raider 650W 80 Plus Silver 120mm Fan 5 Years Warranty
A month ago it just turned itself off. For some time it wouldn't turn itself back on, but after I unplugged it, pulled all the cables out and plugged them back in it started working fine again. After a week or two I noticed that after shutting the computer down it would start back up. I sent the computer back to the supplier who advised the motherboard was faulty and it had been replaced. They said that following replacement they put it through a 3 hour, then a 1 hour stress test, and it was working fine.
Last night I got the computer back, set it up, and sure enough it was working fine. This morning it shut down on me again. Now when I turn the power on it all lights up, the fans are spinning, but nothing else happens. No beeps, the screen doesn't turn on, yet power is still running to the fans and mothe... Read more

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Hi, I'm building my first custom built PC and I finished yesterday and everything seemed to be working great. That is, until this morning when I decided to update the BIOS. The reason I did this is because I read on the Internet that for my particular board (an MSI z97-Gaming 5 motherboard), that it was a good idea to update it. So I did it, and then my computer started endlessly restarting itself after one second on it being turned on.

I've tried:
Reseating the CMOS battery
Reseating the motherboard
Connecting the motherboard together outside the case
Powering the motherboard with the bare essentials
Replacing the power supply

The interesting thing was, I also replaced the power supply, after not getting a full reading on a power supply tester. The motherboard originally didn't fully power on again, but I took it out of the case and it worked, so I put it back in the case but it didn't work again. So I took it out of the case and it didn't work anymore. So I don't know what to do anymore. I've narrowed it down to two options, either it's the CPU or I bricked the motherboard. Anyone out here have any ideas?

Answer:Computer turning on for one second and then turning off and back on again

Any beeps before it drops off? My guess is bricked the motherboard. Trying to Google around and see if there is a solution but you may have to RMA the board. Did anything go wrong with the BIOS flash? Did it ever boot at all after you did the flash or did it stop working as soon as you did it?

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I urgently need help as I'm not understanding what to do at all.
This problem has just started tonight and all I know of what all I did was
1. I resetted firefox and used adwclear etc files to clean all ads. After that I installed mostly IObit apps like advanced systemcare, IObit malware defender etc. applications and I also did all kinds of cleaning of whatever the application had suggested to me.
2. I also used Driver Booster and update many drivers as per the application.
3. I also installed Android Studio and jdk, I made changes to environment variables for java installation, at first the java was working but android studio wasn't supporting, then I looked up video online and made changes to jdk environment variables setup again and then the jdk+android studio problems got resolved. (I've no idea if this is anyhow related to my current problem)
4. Lastly, a week back my computer's power button suddenly stopped working, I'd to unplug and keep it completely off for a day and only then it started. This might be some indication of some previous problem but I don't know what exactly and with these number of programs I installed, what is causing this I don't know.
And this problem didn't start immediately, it started after around 2-3 hours after all these installations and while I was working on android studio. I restarted my pc, and after 30-45 minutes problem again came, and now I'm continuously doing this restarting thing to avoid, but just cannot resolve.
I've listed each a... Read more

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Hello dear friends10 days before simtimes my display was going white and freezing. That time I was closing the lid a little bit, and it was fixing. But now it is only white and freezed.It is fixing only when I push the display in the right-bottom part of it. The external displays are working good.Could you, please, help me to find the problem?Thank you,Khoren 

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Dang. Every time I hook up a new monitor to a certain computer, it looks good, then goes completely unreasonably blurry. I am then quartered to go and replace the monitor by the teacher who has posession of it, and then it goes bad again minutes later. I have already tried changing the graphics card to no avail.

Answer:Monitor after monitor turning blurry ?

Have you tried the monitor on another computer after it went bad on that one??

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For a while now I have a small problem with my desktop and it is starting to annoy me. The following things happen:
-When I start my computer and monitor then the monitor works for about 10 seconds before it turns black. Usually this is just after logging in, but if I don't log in fast it turns black at the login screen. It stays black for a minute and then everything is back to normal.
-Sometimes the monitor thinks it has no video imput in this minute and I have to restart the monitor or computer.
-When my computer has been on a while and I decide its time for a little break I turn off my monitor. When I turn it back on again after 30 minutes the same thing happens.

Does anyone know what the problem might be? It feels like a waste to have a computer that can start up in under 10 seconds and then have to wait for a minute before the monitor works properly.

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So after logging on to my precious computer, it freezes up on me? I cant seem to click anything! I would like to keep from rebooting it and loosing all my data. I don't have the funds right now to get it repaired and I'm not tech savvy. If anyone could help me with this issue I would be more than grateful!  If rebooting it is the best way to go please teach me how to do that. I just want my baby to work again 

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I have an Windows XP SP2 computer that keeps doing this thing of freezing then unfreezing and then it does it again. Last night I ended some of the process that where running and that it fixed it. I restart my computer earlier and it is now doing the something again. It started doing this after I had to turn off system restore and then turn it back on. I have scanned with my avp and have found nothing. The cpu usage can be at 10% and it will freeze. Is there anything I can do to make it stop?

Answer:Windows XP freezing after turning off and back on System Restore

And why did you have to toggle system restore? What processes did you stop that fixed it? What antivirus do you have? Why haven't you upgraded to SP3?

You may want to run through the READ AND RUN ME FIRST steps in the malware forum to eliminate the possibility of malware.

Also, download and run cCleaner, and the registry clean as well.

Then, in the tools/startup options of cCleaner, post a picture of your startup programs back here. :wave:wave

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I have a 22" LG Flatron W2234GS LCD monitor which I bought under six months ago.

I haven't had any sort of issues with it since I bought it. But lately it keeps going blank as if it was turned off. Then after a while it turns back on again at random.

I've attacthed it to another PC and still the same problem.

Right now I am using it but the screen looks like its about to cut off because it's the screen goes darker (dim) then bright again.

Answer:LG monitor keeps turning off

Contact LG support on that monitor. Right there you did what most techs would do test it on another system and it does the same thing. Most likely you'll have to ship it to LG for service or they'll just send you a new one after you ship the one you have. This only happens if they deem it as DOA product.

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ive been having difficulty with my monitor which keeps turning off. when i start up my pc the monitor wont turn on and the green light keep flickering and turning orange etc, ALSO my monitor shows bad colour as well. it takes me atleast 20 minutes to get my Monitor to work. i have all the latest drivers

i got

Windows XP pro SP3
4GB RAM DDR2 PC6400 (only shows 2.75 GB for some reason in system description)
Nforce 405 (motherboard)
Nvidia Geforce 6100 Graphics card (onboard)
AMD 64 3400

i need help badly... i reformatted pc to see if it may work but it unfortunatly did not...

please help mee

Answer:Monitor Keeps Turning off :(:(

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Hi, just recently my monitor screen started turning on and off when I returned from the sreensaver or manually turned off my monitor screen, but now it has been blinking non stop on and off EVEN if the computer is turned off and it sometimes stops after I unplug it from the outlet and restart my pc. Is it a monitor malfunction or some other problem?


Answer:Monitor keeps turning on and off

A good story 4 a horror film

Seems to be a monitor problem

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Hello.....I have a problem in my pc....while I am working on it my monitor turn off automatically and my c.p.u on but even Num lock button in keyboard is also not working....then i have to restart my pc by pressing restart button.....It happening since from 35 days, I am facing trouble with this problem.... and i noticed that my Intel bga chip is over heating....So please tell me what is the problem and what i have to do!in advance Thanks....[recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Monitor turning off....

How did you notice that it was overheating ? ?What are you using to monitor your temps ? ?DLoad and run temps both at idle and under load...Also post the complete PC specs.

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Hello, I am using Lenovo U400 and I am wondering if it is possible to turn off the monitor, only monitor, Thank you.


Go to Solution.

Answer:Turning off monitor

hi CalciumKid,
The Lenovo U400 doesn't have a hotkey to turn off the LCD monitor but as an alternative:
If you're running Windows 7, press the F10 key and choose Projector Only. This will turn off the internal LCD monitor and switch to an external monitor (if you don't have any, this will just turn off the monitor). To switch back, just press the Enter key.
If you're running Windows 8, press the F10 key and choose Second Screen Only. To switch back, just press the Enter key.
Hope this helps.

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Hi all

If I knock my tower by accident my monitor goes to sleep. Or at times it just randomly shuts down. I have changed leads and monitors and they work. So I know its an internal problem but don't know what.
Not sure if you need info about mother board etc. It is a home built pc.
Any help would be appreciated thanks

Answer:Monitor keeps turning off

If I knock my tower by accidentClick to expand...

What exactly do you mean that comment?

Are you accidentally kicking it, knocking it over, what?

I'm guessing you have it on the floor next to your feet.


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I started up my PC and noticed the monitor was turning on later than it usually does. Usually it turns on as soon as I turn on the power, but this time it would turn on just as it logged on to Windows (so after the XP loading screen). Then when it finally turned on, I could not see all of my desktop. The bottom left hand corner of my desktop was taken up by the whole screen. If I moved the mouse then it would scroll in whichever direction I moved the mouse, revealing more of my desktop. But I could still only see 25% of my desktop at all times. I tried changing the resolution but it did not work so I thought I'd try a system restore. I restored it to before I installed my graphics card drivers (probably a bad idea, but there were only a few restore points since I only recently formatted the PC). When the computer reset the monitor would not turn on at all. I've left it for hours but it hasn't done anything. Everything else works though, because I can hear the windows start up sound and my mouse lights up.Does anyone have any ideas? Is my graphics card screwed or something? I only just recently built this computer so I would hate for that to be the problem.Here are my specs:Windows XP Homei7 920ATI 1gb 58706gb ramex58-ud3rAntec 750w PSU

Answer:Monitor not turning on

Hello,It sounds like you may have your resolution set higher than the monitor can handle. Try turning down resolution by right clicking on desktop then properties and turning the resolution down in your display settings. You should also be able to do this through the ATI Catalyst control panel if you have it installed.

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Hi again
If you read my post about problems installing xp then you know im trying to get a computer going for my girlfriends brother
Well I gave him my old one to use for now but now that has a problem with it
The monitor will not turn on as it just stays in standby mode
I have tried resetting the biso on the motherboard, changed the psu, tried the ram in different slots and i alos tried moving it into a different case all with the same result
Its an MS make motherboard with 256 mb of ram
I had the full motherboard make name but I cant find it
It also has an intel pentuim 3 1ghz

Answer:Monitor Not Turning On

do you have any beeps when you start the machine?
if not, then there is a problem with the motherboard or something fitted/connected to it.
try the following: turn it off.
1) Take off the memory and video card; reboot and you should get beeps. No beeps = not good. Turn it off.
2) Put back the memory chips - you should get different beeps. no beeps = not good. Turn it off.
3) Put back the memory and video card - you should get 1 beep = this is good as it should then go on and start normally.
If nothing, first check that the front panel connections are good. If in doubt, disconnect (remember where they came from/use a digital camera to remember) and restart with a short over the pwr btn pins.
If this is OK then it is either a failed board or one of the drives - try without the drives to eliminate these.
Let us know.

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This is weird, ever since I updated my graphics card driver, the monitor would not turn off unless i turned off the computer. And whenever I turn on my computer my monitor flashes or something and then its like everything is stretched out, but then everything else is fine when the desktop is loaded. How do I fix this?

Answer:monitor not turning off

Hmm, I have the same graphics card and haven't had that problem, it might be a problem with the connection the the card. Are you using a CRT or LCD monitor?

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When I boot my computer my monitor just shuts down a second later but it's still running and loading. It's not the monitor, ram, nor the video card. I would shut the pc and monitor down, and replug the outlet cable to the monitor (sometimes several times) before the monitor starts "booting" up again. Has anyone experienced this problem or have an idea as to what could be wrong? Thanks.

Answer:Monitor not Turning On

I think I know what you mean. Check for dust in all the sockets. I had this kinda problem where my monitor just went to standby when I turned it and the computer on. I blew into the power socket, and 9 times out of 10 it worked after that.

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Hello everybody I am new to this forum and I have a quick question. Last night I shut off my computer because I wasnt using it anymore. I turned it back on today and after a few seconds it let out 1 loud, long beep and my monitor wouldnt turn on. So I just restarted thinking that would solve it but it still happened. It was working fine the night I shut it off. I know its not the monitor because its connected properly and I just recently purchased it so its brand new. This has never happened to me before and Ive had this comp for about 2 yrs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Monitor not turning on

Reseat you video card and RAM.

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Hello everyone i have this Samsung monitor cant see wich one it is but 50000:1 contrast and they stand its thouch the thouch is coulers is red. when i play games, or just on home page or what ever im doing, my monitor keeps turn off. i can turn it on again after it turned off, i dont need to wait or somting like that, its just like its turning off like its loseing power or somting, but theres nothing wrong with the power cable, and i checked for updates for all my drivers. i never did this before now, dont know what could be wrong, the monitor aint warm, and i dont got any virus pograms who working cuz i dint bough one, and i dont want to download on internet, but firewall and windows defender never being turn off, anyone have a program who can check if i got any virus, or can check if i got some problems in my screen it could be very helpfull. sorry for my bad english Congratz if u can help me, thx you very much everyone, btw im using windows 7, my computer is and acer, inten (R) core (tm) 2 duo cpu e7500 @ 2.93 ghz

Answer:my monitor keeps turning off

Test it on another computer. If it still turns off, the monitor is faulty.

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My monitor is turning on and off when its connected to VGA. The actual monitor doesnt turn on and off it looks like the signal from the vga cable. When its on but not connected to vga it works fine but then when i connect the vga cable and extend the display from my 1 monitor to the faulty monitor it f*cks up and turns both my monitors on and off. Is there any way to resolve this? please help

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I was on my computer listening to music, when I leave the room for 5 minutes, and come to a black screen still playing music, then the music freezes (you know, how it plays the same like 1 second part over and over) and the computer shuts off, i'm assuming this was a bsod, but i'm not sure since the monitor wasn't working. Now when I go to turn the computer on, I get the one beep for the post, then a few seconds later, a single short beep, much like the post beep. No display on the monitor or anything. I've reseated the graphics card already, and I might reset the cmos. I'm also running windows 7. Any ideas? Thanks

Ati 4650 512mb
Asus M4N72-E
WD 160 Sata HD x2
Viewsonic monitor

Answer:Monitor not turning on

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Hi everyone.I wonder if there is a way to turn of my laptop monitor while watching the television when it is connected to the computer?  I am using an Acer Aspire 5517 with Windows 7.Thanks.

Answer:Turning off monitor

That should be one of the Fn keys thing. Is there a key with the letters Fn on it?Lock for a mate for it that turns off the LCD.

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Got up this morn and turned my computer on. The monitor keeps turning on and off. I unplugged monitor from power source and computer, but still happens. It turns on and off even when it is disconnected from computer. What should I do----buy a new monitor? It is an LCD flat panel LG ABOUT 2 YEARS OLD. Thanks

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Okay so I got home today and noticed my screen was automatically turning off and on in 5 second intervals. My computer is running fine its just the screen... Then I noticed what looked like cat pee running down the side of my computer next to the power button which is a touch button. I cleaned it up and made sure the VGA cable and power cable were all in place. The cat pee didn't appear to get anywhere but the side of the screen and the ground. Unfortunately I don't have another screen to check if its working or not.

I have a Aoc 24 inch lcd monitor
And running it through a VGA cable
product name: 2434pw

I'm running windows 7

Is my computer screen seriously broken after this!!

(Smudge) My cats life is in your hands now haha

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So here's the deal. About a week ago my pc's monitor started to randomly turn on and off on it's own. I then swapped the monitor with another one. The problem still persisted. Later that night (last night) I bought a new video card. The problem is still persisting. Now to make problems worse, sometimes after windows is done loading, the screen will turn off and then just eventually shut the computer off. Also, everything freezes sometimes as well and then I have to restart the computer, but then it sometimes doesn't even load up windows and the monitor just stays in like a stand-by mode. Thanks if anyone could help me out.

Answer:Monitor keeps turning off and on...

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Monitor is showing me a flashing green light only. It doesnt even go into standby mode. I've tried the monitor on another pc and it works fine and the video card is brand new. I have all the connections in. People told me it has something to do with your motherboard being too tight or too loose. I don't know. Let me know what you guys think. Thank you.

Answer:Monitor not turning on

If it's a home-built pc, post the specs. If it's an OEM pc from Dell, etc., post the model. What's the monitor?

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I was wondering if anyone has had the same problem as mine, I bought a new HP computer and the monitor keeps turning off all the time, he keeps saying its a problem with the hp keyboard. I go to hp to fix it and it says it cant. Its driving me crazy dont know what to do.


Answer:Monitor keeps turning off

A little more info:
he keeps saying its a problem with the hp keyboard.Click to expand...

Who's 'he'?

Are there any error messages before the screen turns off, or in Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Event Viewer?

Though ultimately,If they can't fix it (and it is new) then get them to replace it. You do have rights as a consumer.

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So for the past couple of months my monitor Acer AL2216W has been repeatedly turning off and on, until I would unplug and plug it back in enough that it would work (this took about 10 minutes). If I turned off the monitor for long periods of time, and turned it back on, it would keep turning off and on and off and on. Now it won't even turn on, what happens is that the light on it turns off and on, but not the screen, like it usually does. I REALLY need some help with this, since I don't want to throw that monitor away. My graphics card is a Nvidia Geforce 9600 GT, but I am not sure that has a lot to do with it, I feel like it might be something wrong the the power supply, but I have changed the power cord multiple times. Thank you.

Answer:Monitor turning off and on

If it was caused by a faulty graphics card the monitor would display a "No signal" message. Since it's not doing that, it must be a faulty monitor. Monitor repair is unheard of these days so just replace it.

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Is there a way to turn off the monitor without itself being dimmed off by power settings? Thanks.

Answer:Turning off Monitor

Hello Peter, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, in your Power Plan Settings, you can set to not have the monitor dimmed, then set it to "Turn off the Display" after how many minutes of idle time that you like.

Hope this helps,

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I have a Lenovo with the mother board, etc built into the monitor.  I run Windows 10.  I want to turn off the monitor without turning off the computer.  I can't find a button that will turn off the monitor only.  Help me, please.  Thanks.

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Hello ALL,
This just started yesterday, when I start the computer the monitor workes untill to the point that the main window is about to open at that point it shouts down the computer works the kebord I guess works but the monitor shuts down I tried another monitor thinkinkink that it was the monitor but it happened with the secound one as well any advice would be greatly appriciated.
thank you

Answer:Monitor turning off

Can you get into safe mode? Sounds like a driver issue to me.

Did you just install something like LogMeIn?

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My monitor turns off and on. The power light is always on when it turns on/off.

I can still barely see what's on the screen, so the light is going out? Is there a way that I could fix it? Maybe update the graphics card? I have another monitor that is made by the same company (HP) and they are a few years apart; is there a way that I could switch the graphic cards on the monitors?

I'm using a different monitor right now and it's working fine.

I also just got my desktop back from being fixed (it hasn't been used in a year) could something be out of date?

This is a link to my other post! I'm sorry my desktop is a mess!

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Hello All,
I have a problem with my pc everytime I reboot the monitor is on but as soon as it is about to open the desk top it goes off!! can anyone help please?

Answer:Monitor turning off

Boot into Safe mode (by repeatedly pressing F8 key before Windows starts up)
Once Safe Mode is selected, continue loading and log into your Administrator account
At Safe Mode windows Desktop (answering Yes) to get to the Desktop
Click on Start->Run-> Devmgmt.msc

Locate "Display Adapters" and then click on the + sign to expand your actual video adapter
Right click on that adapter, and select remove (or un-install, or delete)

Once the video adapter has been removed, restart normally
When Windows starts up again in Normal mode, it will find the Video device and will try to locate drivers to install it.
If it cannot locate the drivers, you may need to download them from the net

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Not sure what is going on but my monitor won't power off. I can turn it off but it powers up again almost immediately. Is this ghosts?

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Hi guys, I have a problem with my computer.
When I turn on the comp it comes on but the monitor is blank the light just blinks. I tried restarting it several times but no use.

I have a SyncMaster 740BF monitor.
My os is wins XP.

I'm not sure if it is the monitor or the cpu.

I don't have a second monitor to test.

Do you guys think it is the video card?
If I reformat will this solve the problem?

Thanks Dan...

Answer:Monitor Not turning On

If the blinking light is on the monitor I would suspect a bad monitor

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Computer: Toshiba Satellite P20 series laptop(Windows XP)

This question is regarding my brothers laptop. Just yesterday he turned on his computer, it seemed like it was turning on fine but the monitor would not turn on. The power button on the laptop would be on, but the monitor didn't seem to work with it. We tried searching for a button that might have switched off the monitor, but we could find any
Is it possible for a light bulb in the monitor to burn out? Any ideas why the monitor would suddenly not turn on?
Any advice about this problem would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
- Cassandra

Answer:Monitor is not turning on?

It could be a couple of settings.

There should be some kind of function key on the keyboard.

Try to find a "CRT/LCD" button text (it would be above another key's main function text), and hit the function key, then that. Like you said, the "source" could be set wrong.

The screen brightness could be set all the way down. Try the function key, and find a picture of a sun with an "up" arrow next to it. Hit "Fn" and the sun button and go back and forth until the picture becomes brighter.

If none of those work, the monitor cable connection may have come undone somehow, or the monitor is shot.

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I have a Lenovo with the mother board, etc built into the monitor.  I run Windows 10.  I want to turn off the monitor without turning off the computer.  I can't find a button that will turn off the monitor only.  Help me, please.  Thanks.

Answer:Turning off monitor

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
Posting what Lenovo model you own would be helpful to those responding.  Example: C365 or Yoga Home 500.
I'm not an owner of an All In One Computer, but have you check out Windows 10 power settings to turn the monitor off after a specific period of time?  Otherwise All In One computers are complete systems without a separate power button for the monitor.
Here is an article that will explain how to change those settings....

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my monitor keeps on turning off at random times, even if im just using word or excel. i tried to reformat my pc a million times (with windows xp sp2 or xp x64 edition) and the same problem occurs. sometimes it just gives me 3 days to breath and then the problem re-occurs. only the monitor shuts down though. the cpu seems to be working since it still has its "active" LEDs on.

i have to restart it manually each time this happens so i can see the windows desktop again.


MSI-K8M Neo V motherboard
AMD athlon 64
ATX dynamo-450 power supply
seagate barracuda 80 GB
PC333 512 MB RAM

ive been having sleepless nights with this problem. reformatting, unplugging evrything and plugging them back in. nothing seems to work.

what seems to be the problem? having this computer is worse that having a grumpy infant at home.


Answer:Monitor Keeps On Turning Off

What is the model of your graphics card? Check wires in the back of the monitor to see if they are plugged in correctly.

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I have an HP Compaq SFF PC. Just recently, When it was on the monitor just went off. And when I turned it on the monitor didn't come on so I changed the monitor and turned on the computer again but the computer's power leds were On and the monitor was also on but within some time, the monitor went off again but the computer was ON.. I changed that monitor again but still, it was the same monitor issue..

Could it be a VGA fault or what?
Can anyone help me with this?

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I often leave my computer running and downloading or installing things for long periods of time. During this time I turn my monitor off to save power, but I frequently turn it back on to use it or check on progress. I know that turning florescent light bulbs on and off often significantly decreases their life span, and I was wondering if it was the same case with the cold cathode tubes in LCD monitors. Thanks for any input!

Answer:Is turning your monitor on and off bad for it?

As I understand it, the more you turn anything on and off the faster it wears out. You are doing the right thing by preserving your LCD, but you should be using the screen saver (power) settings to turn the monitor off, or better yet, just use a blank screen saver.

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I reformatted my daughters pc today, after the pc rebooted for final time when it turned on again, the monitor just turns off after a second or two. There was nothing wrong with it before I reformatted and the same thing happens with a different monitor we've tried.I reformatted it a 2nd time and the monitor stayed on all the time till exactly the same point. Has anyone got any idea's what the problem is please

Answer:Monitor turning off after 1 sec

have you installed the graphics card drivers?

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I have an LCD monitor, and my comp i almost always on, does it harming the monitor if I turn
it off from time to time?! I ask this because i had a CRT monitor, and for CRT monitors are recommended to stay on!!!

Answer:Turning the monitor on/off???

I'm not sure what the golden rule is for LCD's, but I usually turn mine off when I will be away for more than a few hours. You can also select the idle option which will put it in sleep mode while you are away.

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whenever im in counterstrike, and i alt+tab to windows, my monitor keeps like turning off and on, and after 5 of those, my monitor light just blinks and stays black. Then my computer restarted itsef. i got a new videocard about 3 weeks ago, a 7900gt and this is the first time its happening to me. anyone know whats going on?

Answer:monitor keeps turning off and on

Well if you must swtich between Counterstrike and other applications, not sure why but...

Uninstall the current Nvidia drivers from Add & Remove Programs, reboot and install it with the generic Windows driver. Now use DriverCleaner Pro,, to remove any left overs before installing the latest driver:

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Win7 keeps turning my monitor off.My monitor does have some form of 'can't restore after sleep' function?I dual boot and to keep this from happening in XP I just use a screen saver.I try this in win7 and while the screen saver kicks in after it's allotted time at some point it then turns the monitor off???I've configured power options to never this and never that but it still turns my monitor off.This does not happen in XP.Any ideas?Tt LanfireMSI K8N DiamondX2 [email protected]=2.7ghz 1:11GB PC3200/4400OCZ Powerstream 520w7900GTOSamsung 200gb sata2WDCaviar 320gb sata2

Answer:Monitor turning off

Does it turn the monitor off if you disable the screen saver ?

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Is there something i can buy to give an output for a tv. like a coax cable or a scart lead?its to save me buying an lcd tv.cheerschaztait

Answer:Turning TV into PC monitor

I have a lead that lets me use my tv as a monitor its called a tv-out lead (i think) and it plugs into the tv via scart.

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Im having a problem with my desktop pc.

When i turn on the thing, it all starts up except it doesnt turn on my monitor.

To combat this i used to have to turn it on and off until eventually the monitor turned on.

But now the monitor will not come on no matter how many times i turn it on and off. Will this
have something to do with my graphics card???

Im at college at the moment will post specs of pc when i get home

Thanks in advance

Answer:PC turning on but monitor not responding

Did you try it with another machine? If so, check the cable for bent pin's possiblely. If those are fine likely its the video card. Try with another monitor to check other wise see if you cant get a sloted card.

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Once my computer is working after a few minutes the monitor keeps turning off for a few seconds then on again for a few seconds then off again and on and so on. This is without me touching anything.
Can anyone help.

Answer:Medion monitor keeps turning itself on and off

If you can try a different monitor and see if you get the same problems.
Or maybe the graphics driver needs updating.

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My Monitor is turning white?? i really don't know which one has the problem.the monitor or my video card.considering that my video card is newly replace just a month ago. and i never used my pc for quite some time.i just upgraded my cpu for me to be able to use this desktop unit again. we bought this monitor on 2002. and we only used this for typing only so we only used this for only an hour or 2.but this time we have our own internet connection.and online games are in now.i'm using this unit now for almost 5hrs straight.this problem occurs just last week.but the monitor was just blinking and black lines just pops out for a sec. but now my monitor is turning white with slanted lines.and when i tap my monitor it turns back to normal. i just want to inquire this problem to you.i know that it's obvious that greater percentage that my monitor is the problem.but i just want to avail my 2months warranty of my video card if i might be wrong? i wanted to try my on board vcard to determine if its the video card.but when i slot in my monitor to the on board has no display? 

Answer:My Monitor is turning white??

Try monitor on another computer.

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When turned on, the Dell m783s monitor displays the picture for about one second then repeatingly turns off with a clicking sound and then back on. The on screen display (OSD) has also become inaccessible since the monitor went like this.

The monitor is set to 1024x768 resolution with 85 Hz refresh rate. Can the high refresh rate damage the monitor even though it fully supports it?

Dell doc says it has to be reset but the OSD is inaccessible.

Answer:Monitor turning on-off continuously

have you tried disconnecting the monitor from power? i doubt it has settings stored in ROM.

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So i bought a dell monitor and it worked for 7 months but one day it just started turning off and on. It just randomly turned off and then back on instantly and after that it did it repeatedly. I plugged it in other computers and with different display cables but it still did it. The monitor works for 20 minutes and after that it starts turning off and on. I got the same model new monitor from dell warranty but the problem did not stop, it kept going. I plugged it in amd and nvidia graphics cards, with vga and hdmi cables, to a laptop and to a desktop computer. I plugged in a different dell monitor to my computer and it had no problems and i plugged in a benq monitor and still no issues, but as soon as i plug my dell se2416h monitor to my computer it started turning off and on after 20 minutes. I even tried uninstalling graphics card drivers and different power cables and nothing works. I have windows 10 and i hope i will get some help, because i'm losing my mind
Best regards,

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Ok, so after doing pretty much everything to see what the problem was with my computer it turns out it was just my video card. So I purchased a new one (ATI Radeon 2400 Pro HD) which is the same exact type as the one I had before (its the only AGP type card available at my local Best Buy). So the problem i'm having is that my monitor, it doesn't even power on, like the little light below the screen stays yellow. I'm pretty sure I have the card plugged in all the way. So I have no idea what the problem is now

Answer:Solved: Monitor Not Turning On

Yup double checked, everything is plugged in and nothing with the screen. Did I just get a bad card?

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when i start the computer the monitor doesn't turn on. Everything is plugged in. what can be the problem?

Answer:Solved: monitor not turning on

What is the make and model of the computer?
Make and model of monitoor?

Bad monitor.
Bad Video card.
Bad cables.

Have you connected the monitor to anther computer to see if it works?
Tried another monitor with the computer?

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I could use some help, and googling has not yeilded any results yet, so i thought i would ask here.

What i would like to do is setup my windows vista ( business 32 bit) so that my monitor does not turn off at all.
In other words i want my monitor to stay on at all times and not go into its low power standby mode.

Now commons sense says that i should be able to go into power settings and select display and put NEVER for time before display turns off.. however "Never" is not one of the available settings.. all it has is times, the longest being 5hours. Which is not good.. i dont want my monitor to turn off after 5 hours,, i dont want it to turn off at all.

I have checked everywhere i could look and i cant find a place to disable this.
I have even tried making my own power profile but still no option to keep the montor on all the time. Some sites i have visted so far state that there should be a Never in the Display list but mine dosent have it,, only times no "disable" or "never" basically its either 20min or 5 hours.

Any help is appreciated on this issue.


Answer:How to keep my monitor from turning off in Vista?

6. Adjust power settings

By default, Windows Vista power settings are set to 'Balanced'. This is supposed to be a nice mix of power saving and speed. If you have a desktop or are always plugged in, why not get all the power you can out of that expensive CPU?

Start orb -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Power Options

- Select 'High Performance'

If you want to go further and set your own parameters for power, click 'Change Plan Settings'Click to expand...

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I can't get a projector for under $50 but I want to watch TV and movies in bed with a projector. I saw an article at and it teaches me to build a iPod projector. Can I do it for a old CRT monitor?If I want to use a A/V device, I can always use a TV tuner.

Answer:Turning a CRT monitor into a projector

Never say never, but with the way a CRT is designed, makes it highly unlikely that it could be used as a projector for what you want.A CRT actually already is a projector but it is designed just to project on to the front screen.

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