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Computer would not wake from screensaver this morning. Upon restart, computer beeps, and appears to operate like normal, but no login screen. I removed HD and placed in other computer and it loaded up fine. I ran chkdsk until all errors corrected (90+ minutes) and worked for a few hours without incident. Placed it back in original desktop and still blank screen. I've swapped out previous graphics card without success

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What kind of system do you have?
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Windows XP SP2, Intel P4 1.26G (I think), 512K
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Have you tried plugging the monitor up to another system (or another monitor up to the original desktop) to verify that it is not the monitor that is having the problem?
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Monitor works fine.. I just removed graphics card, and plugged in monitor to the onboard graphics adaptor. Monitor works and I'm up and running again, BUT why can't I use my graphics card? I need it to run my two monitors.
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It could be a number of things. What type of graphics card is it? You may need to check for driver updates.
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Drivers are current. Simply the presence of the graphics card in the slot appears to prevent display to turn on.
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Hmm... what about your bios settings?
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Check your power settings as well to make sure your monitor is set to always on. We've had some systems at work that would go into hibernate and the 2nd monitor would not come back on. It sounds to me like a settings problem.
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The computer is always on. Has worked trouble-free for over two years. No settings or configurations have been changed. It's been a good workhorse. I walked away for three hours and came to it in this state.

When I swap the harddrive into the other cpu, it worked fine.
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Probably an issue with the slot then. I'd probably look into replacing it at this point.
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