If i then turn off my computer and monitor, and turn them back on within a few hours, the monitor is completely visible in usual colour, immediately on startup. Therefore the problem seems to be when turning on the monitor from a very cold startup.
One thing i have noticed however, is that even when my computer and monitor have been turned off for a long period of time such as overnight, if i turn on my monitor while the computer is off, the standard message which I normally receive on my monitor “No signal output or cable disconnected”, still appears in full colour as per usual. Due to this message still appearing in full colour even when the computer is cold, but the startup screens not being shown when the computer was cold, I was wondering if it might be a problem with my video card.
My computer specs are:
Pentium III 500 Mhz
Philips 17’ Monitor
Voodoo 3 AGP 16MB video card
Windows 98 2nd edition
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as even though my computer is still working, it is quite annoying, and I fear that it my monitor may become completely dark if I don’t fix something soon