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Monitor shuts off after boot prompt


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I just picked up a GT4024 that has on-board video(xpress300) so I bought an ATI X1300 Pro PCI-E and put it in. My monitor (Gateway FPD1975W) seemed to be working fine before this.
When I turn my machine on the screen reads "no signal", but the power light is blue and it continues to work up until it gets to the boot screen (F2 for bios, F10 for ?) then the power to the monitor shuts off. If I unplug the monitor and let the computer boot to windows and plug it back in the monitor works fine. The thing is it's now doing it when it comes off screen saver. I'll move the mouse to get it off the screen saver and it will flash the desktop for a second and then power off.
I've uninstalled and reinstalled the video drivers, but it doesn't seem to help. I've looked for drivers for the monitor, but can't find any.
I hooked the monitor up to another computer for two days and it didn't have any problems, so I don't know where to go from here.

:whistling: Spare me a minute
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. Have you gone into the bios and disabled the on board video?
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Yes.
I changed the Intl boot from PCI to PCI Express. I'm not sure if I need to change anything else.
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You could try doing driver clean up and reinstall. First, go to http://www.drivercleaner.net/ and get Driver Cleaner (it is free). Then go to add/remove programs and remove the current video driver. Then boot into safe mode and run Driver Cleaner TWICE, each time deleting all that it finds. Then re-boot and install the current video driver.

Edited by austin_o, 02 September 2006 - 03:02 PM.

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I can't get the monitor to stay on long enough to find safe mode :whistling:
The only why I can get the monitor to work is to unplug it and wait for the machine to boot to the welcome page. After I have it on it works fine, but now I've noticed that coming out of screen saver mode shut the monitor down as well.
When I get off work in the morning maybe I should enable On-board and see if acts the same?
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That is worth a try. If that doesn't work, pull the PCI-E card and then try going back to on-board.
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Well, it acts the same no matter what. I'm starting to believe it's an operator error.
I deleted something that controls...something :whistling:
I don't see how I could have unless a driver was bound to something I uninstalled, but even then I can't place what it could be.
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Come to find out it was the monitor.
Its been surging and shuting down to protect itself. I don't know why it didn't do it on another computer, but either way problem solved. :whistling:
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