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rmark

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I'm running XP Pro on an Intel D865GLC motherboard & a Sony LCD monitor. Just a week or 2 ago I started having a problem with the monitor staying blank when I turned on the computer. The only way to fix the problem was/is to hit the hard reset button, sometimes more than once, & then the monitor operates normally. The monitor is almost brand new as I just got it last Dec. A friend says this might be caused by the use of anti-spyware programs, of which I have 3, Spybot, Ad Aware & Spyware Blaster, but I haven't used them to delete files recently. He says the only cure is to wipe my HD clean & re-install everything from scratch, including the OS, but I'm hoping to be able to avoid this. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Always start with the simple end. In the shop when I receive this type of problem we normally just start swapping pieces so in this case I would just connect a different monitor to the computer and a different computer to the monitor, it soon tells you if it is the card graphic, bad config, or just bad connection of cables. One thing though graphics cards often slip out of their slot when plugging and replugging, it migh be a good idea after the above idea to see if it is sitting correctly in its slot. Bonne chance.
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Thanx. That sounds like an excellent idea. I can connect my wife's monitor to my computer for starters & go from there.

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