Start up problem

By masters12
Mar 30, 2010

    3x250GB SATA II 3.GB 7200RPM 8MB
    OEM AMD X2 6000 AM2 CPU
    2x 2 GB PC6400 DDR2 800

    Sometimes when i start my computer, i hear it start up however it will not appear on the monitor. I always make sure the monitor is on and when i turn the computer off and turn it back on it works just fine. Im just curious what is making it do that!!! Any ideas?
  2. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    at what point do you lose video? your graphics card may not have the correct driver or the display may not be properly configured
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Does this mean you hear the Windows opening tune play?
  4. masters12

    masters12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I usually dnt leave it on that long. I probably sldnt of said that XD
    The the screen is a black screen when it comes on.
    My graphics card has the right drivers
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    So sometimes it starts normally or do you mean after you try to restart it?

    Before starting the PC next time, try shutting off the power supply by the rocker switch at the back of the PSU for 10 seconds or so. If your PSU doesn't have a switch, just unplug it. If it works, this is not fixing the problem but it points to the motherboard as maybe being the problem.
  6. masters12

    masters12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    usually i turn the monitor on first, but today i turned the computer on first and it botted the right way this time
  7. masters12

    masters12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried turning on my computer first again and it did not work, so i had to turn it off and back on again... Which switch do you mean on the PSU? Is it the on off switch or the red switch? I tried both. The red switch would turn of the computer after 20 minutes of running, so i stopped doing that. Turning the on off switch i will try again with that 2morrow
  8. masters12

    masters12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Update: I turn the on/off switch on the PSU first everytime. That seems to do the trick. If anyone else has any better ideas please let me know. Its kind of a pain to hit the switch everytime but i dnt mind doing it...
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