What can we trouble shoot the monitor?

Question

I have a old compaq p, and when I boot up it will do a system check, key board lights will flash floppy drive and cd rom checks all good , but for some weird reason I'm not getting a signal to my monitor,also if I hit CAPS Lock or NUM Lock the leds will not light up on the key board. I was thinking it was video but I dont hear any beeps at boot, Please help Thanks, Steven

Answer

This question was answered on November 28, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Go to the Startup menu by holding Ctrl or tapping F8 key and choose safe mode, then you should be able to get into windows desktop From there you can troubleshoot the Display properties and go to the setting tab and click advance Go to the color management tab and add a color profiles, this is like the monitor drivers if you dont have it, check your monitor manufacture and brand and go to the Website of the manufacture and dowload the latest drivers.

also reduce the setting of your monitor such as the pixel into 800x600 and the color bit to 16 bit.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 28, 2003