No video when i boot up my PC

By raines274
Nov 30, 2009
  1. Hello everyone!

    I formatted my harddrive then installed a fresh Windows XP home edition. due to a virus on my pc. now my pc is up an running, but some times i get no video after turning the pc ON. sometimes i have to perform several hard shut-down then turn it ON to get video. before the fresh installed of windows XP i had no video issue.
    i updated my monitor drivers.

    this is happening every onces in a while. i just dont like doing hardshut downs to get video.
    Thank you in advance!
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Monitors don't need drivers, but motherboard video does need drivers. Are you running on-board video or are you using a separate video card?
  3. raines274

    raines274 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sorry i meant to say I updated my (plug and play monitor) from device manager. i guess it did not do anything? not sure.
    i am running on-board video card. I haven't modified nothing inside my pc. Do i need to update motherboard video? if so i how?
    FYI: I am typing from my pc i have not experienced any video issues for the past 3 days( what a mericle :)
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Well if the issue comes up again, we can get the video drivers from the motherboard or the computer make and model info
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