My system, including my monitor, works perfectly except when I have to restart. When I restart the cpu POSTs fine, but my monitor goes into sleep mode shortly after the restart. I say sleep mode because the green power light comes on momentarily and then goes to a blinking amber light. If I power down, then power back up, the system including the monitor will boot up just fine (although lately I may need to do this 2 or 3 or 5 times before the monitor will come out of sleep mode). At first this was an annoyance because I had to do a hard restart anytime I needed to reboot. However, now I'm concerned that eventually my monitor will not respond. Here are the things I've done to troubleshoot this problem: 1) New video card 2) New power supply (needed a new one anyway-fan was blown and was hardwired) 3) New monitor and cable ( I knew I didn't need a new one because I tried a spare monitor and it did the same thing, but I couldn't resist an excuse to buy a 19" flat panel ) 4) checked all fan operations and replaced any fans that seemed slow. System specs: AMD Athlon 1.2G 256MB DDR SDRAM Gigabyte 7dx bios AURORA MOBO F1IA *new* Geforce FX 5200 video card running on W2K. I have my power options set to "always on". I really don't think this is a hardware problem. I'm thinking it has something to do with a Bios setting or problem or some ACPI setting. This problem seemed to start when I installed some MS critical updates, but I can't be sure. I'm at my wits end, and if anyone can help me with this not only would I be eternally grateful, I promise to name my next born after you. Thanks in advance.