to boot into safe mode, I get no picture on the monitor. The power light is on but the screen
will say "power saving mode, press any key or move mouse" but nothing happens if I do.
So yesterday i did a reformat, which I haven't done on his pc since he started using this
monitor. So I complete all the steps up until reboot, and it reboots, I get the Dell logo,
then the Win XP + status bar, then, nothing. A couple of seconds later the power saving
screen again. And then it will flash the windows setup screen for like
1/2 a second and then black and back to the power saving screen. Now when I hook up my monitor
and another old one, it works just fine. So I'm thinking maybe the screen can't handle the resolution,
or maybe the refresh rate that XP uses during setup and in safe mode. Otherwise I'm not sure.
Any help here would be greatly appreciated. He has a Dell dimension 8250 with an ATI radeon 9700
128 DDR on AGP card, 512 mb ram, Win XP home (sp3) fully updated, all drivers up to date.
Super GeekiN CognitO
Edited by SupeR GeekiN CognitO, 29 April 2010 - 04:56 AM.