Monitor wont recognize comp!

By Jeff411
Apr 17, 2006
  1. OK the problem i am having with my pc is that any monitor i plug into it will automatically go into powersaving mode when i turn on the monitor and computer. All monitors did not recognize the computer it was plugged into. It was working fine a few days ago. Also while on this subject anybody know of any good Anti-spyware programs? Thank you for your help.
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    any changes in the past few days? hard/software/environment wise?

    any beeps you get from the pc when you try to start it? power ok? any other troubleshooting you've attempted?

    please post system specs as well.

    anti spyware: Spybot S&D (i use this), Windows BitDefender...
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Your monitor obviously stems from a graphics card problem.
    Swap it out with another one and then first try to boot from a bootable floppy (get the W98SE-OEM bootfile to make a floppy if you don't have one, from, before you try Windows. If that works, boot into safe mode and uninstall your current graphics drivers, reboot, then install new drivers in normal mode.
  4. Jeff411

    Jeff411 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah i got it fixed and thanks for your help but it was nothing big, just a loose Video card. I completely forgot about to check the video card but now all that remains to fix is spyware or adware. Ive got Spybot and Adware Se are those good programs?
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    yep they're pretty good for the free stuff... gets the job done nicely :)

    dont forget to read the stickies in the Security and Web subforum to realy clean out your system..
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