Monitor doesn't work after XP installation



james_sap
07-10-2005, 02:19 AM
I installed XP Pro over Windows 98 without any problems. Then, on starting
up the machine, my monitor doesn't work. The power is on and, when i unplug
the signal lead from the back of my pc, the monitor comes up with 'no signal'
on the screen. When i plug it in again, it goes back to being completely
blank.

What have i done wrong?

NoNoBadDog!
07-10-2005, 02:19 AM
Did you download and install the Windows XP drivers for your video card?

Bobby

"james_sap" <james_sap@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:17A2F43A-D305-451C-81BE-6EAD6D592840@microsoft.com...
>I installed XP Pro over Windows 98 without any problems. Then, on starting
> up the machine, my monitor doesn't work. The power is on and, when i
> unplug
> the signal lead from the back of my pc, the monitor comes up with 'no
> signal'
> on the screen. When i plug it in again, it goes back to being completely
> blank.
>
> What have i done wrong?

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 02:19 AM
james_sap wrote:
> I installed XP Pro over Windows 98 without any problems. Then, on
> starting up the machine, my monitor doesn't work. The power is on
> and, when i unplug the signal lead from the back of my pc, the
> monitor comes up with 'no signal' on the screen. When i plug it in
> again, it goes back to being completely blank.
>
> What have i done wrong?

Resolution/Refresh rate too high/low.
Do you see anything right after turning the monitor on?
Can you TAP F8 and go into Safe mode?

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Monitor doesn't work after XP installation