monitor shuts down and starts after a second

By donthateme
Nov 5, 2004
  1. hi all,

    recently i noticed a weird problem with my monitor. When i am just surfing or playing a game, suddenly my monitors shuts down (screen is black), and after a second it suddenly turns back on.
    It's not that annoying but i wanna now why..
    Any idea?

    p.s. it's an LG crt monitor and my video card is a geforce 4 ti 4200.

    thx dudes !
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    First thing to check are the cables to the monitor..

    It could also be buggy power management (better turn it off in system BIOS completely) or a dodgy vid card.
  3. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    My daughters LCD monitor was doing that. I think what happened was MS Windows XP auto update replaced the nVidia drivers with MS drivers. I checked and saw MS brand drivers under the Video Card Properties driver tab in Device Manager. I thought, this isn't right, I know I put nVidia drivers on the system, so I installed new nVidia drivers and it went away.
  4. donthateme

    donthateme TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    i always disable the auto update for microsoft but i am going to reinstall the drivers for my card.
    Thx dudes !
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