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Monitor Startup Trouble


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I own an NVidia GeForce4 MX 4000. Lately whenever I start up my computer, the screen shows either different colored blocks or yellow blocks with the text behind them. I have to reboot about 10 times in order to get the monitor to start properly.

This occurred with my old monitor, as well as my new 2 week old one. Any thoughts?

Thank you in advance.
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Look for updated drivers from Nvidia

http://www.nvidia.co...p_2k_71.89.html
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Thanks for the input, but I already updated the drivers. Any other ideas?
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Well if this has happend before with other monitors that you have owned then maybe it's got something to do with your harddrive.
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I currently have a computer that is 2 weeks old.
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Go to device manager, click + next to monitors, click the monitor then right click, click uninstall, click to confirm and reboot.

Windows will find the monitor when it loads

Did you get a software CD with the monitor

Which make is the monitor
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Thanks for the help. This occured with my old and new computer, so I'm sensing it may be the video card. The monitor didn't come with a disc, and I tried the reinstall. Any ideas?
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nVidia cards in my experience are a bit dodgy and the drivers are often worse, I would suggest looking into a 3dlabs (high end stuff) or Ati card.
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Ok, thanks for your help.
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As an afterthought after diagnosing my own videocard, it may be that it was exposed to static electricity while it was being built, in which case you are within your legal right to ask for it to be replaced. If it is static and you need a new videocard, make sure you install it in cotton clothing with rubber gloves and in a room that is tiled or has linoleum flooring. Sure it sounds pretty extremist, but these cards are extremely sensitive.
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Thanks, thats a good thought.

Neil
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