Did you check the video card?

Question

Computer had 64MB and Windows XP was installed and memory upgraded to 128MB to allow additional programs to be installed because XP in itself occupies 62MB. Problem now is when turning the computer on, the monitor does not display. Power to monitor is good but blinks out when bringing system up. Since I cannot see the monitor display anything, it makes it hard to determine exactly what is causing this. Have tried another monitor and same result. Any ideas on how to resolve this issue?

Answer

This question was answered on March 30, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The added video RAM might be of a different speed than the soldered memory Go into setup and disable the shadowing of video ROM It is required more than 2MB video RAM.

Remove the video RAM on the card and if the problem goes away, than verify that the card is the correct type for this card Check CONTROL PANEL, DISPLAY, SETTINGS to see if a high resolution (greater than the 800x600 with more than 256colors) is selected It might happen that the video card might not support this resulotion.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 30, 2004