Display Problem


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Paul Haus

I got a new display for my unit. I have 7 home. The display will not
work when windows starts normally but works as normal when I select
safe with network or with command. Anyone have any ideas for an 80 YO
know nothing?
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Paul said:
I got a new display for my unit. I have 7 home. The display will not
work when windows starts normally but works as normal when I select
safe with network or with command. Anyone have any ideas for an 80 YO
know nothing?
What brand/model of display? Did it come with an installation CD? What
video card?
 
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Philip Herlihy

I got a new display for my unit. I have 7 home. The display will not
work when windows starts normally but works as normal when I select
safe with network or with command. Anyone have any ideas for an 80 YO
know nothing?
Hi Paul,

Try this:

http://bit.ly/A528h7
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I got a new display for my unit. I have 7 home. The display will not
work when windows starts normally but works as normal when I select
safe with network or with command. Anyone have any ideas for an 80 YO
know nothing?
One thought occurs to me.

Some combinations of monitor and video card do not work properly if the
monitor is off when you start the PC. That includes the situation where
the monitor is plugged into a power strip that is controlled by the PC
power switch. You have to turn the monitor on separately before turning
the PC on.

For example, since I got my current system, I have to turn my monitor
on before I turn my PC on, instead of using that sort of power strip.
 
S

Stewart

richard said:
that's fine if he had XP. But he says he has 7 home.
when you right click on the desktop in 7, youu don't get
"properties" in
the context menu.
I believe he mentioned that it also works in 7. The OP may have his
video set to a resolution the new monitor can't handle..it just might
work for him if that is the issue.
 
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Philip Herlihy

that's fine if he had XP. But he says he has 7 home.
when you right click on the desktop in 7, youu don't get "properties" in
the context menu.
The octagenarians I know are smarter than you give them credit for.
Yes, it's an XP article, but the general approach applies to Vista and
7, and it's the trick of getting into VGA mode that's crucial here.

The OP might try these links if it's not obvious:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/255-screen-resolution-display-
settings.html (edit back to one line, no spaces)

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-your-screen-
resolution (ditto)

It's not unreasonable for you to suggest that there wasn't enough detail
in my post, but if so, why not complete it yourself?
 
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Evan Platt

The octagenarians I know are smarter than you give them credit for.
Yes, it's an XP article, but the general approach applies to Vista and
7, and it's the trick of getting into VGA mode that's crucial here.

The OP might try these links if it's not obvious:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/255-screen-resolution-display-
settings.html (edit back to one line, no spaces)

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-your-screen-
resolution (ditto)

It's not unreasonable for you to suggest that there wasn't enough detail
in my post, but if so, why not complete it yourself?
Because richard doesn't know how to.

He's a truck driver, and knows nothing about computers.
 
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Roy Smith

Because richard doesn't know how to.

He's a truck driver, and knows nothing about computers.
Well haven't you heard that five out of four truck drivers have a
problem with math? ;-)
 
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Allen Drake

Well haven't you heard that five out of four truck drivers have a
problem with math? ;-)
The only time I rented a U-Haul I backed into a dangling participle.
 
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Usafretcol

One thought occurs to me.

Some combinations of monitor and video card do not work properly if the
monitor is off when you start the PC. That includes the situation where
the monitor is plugged into a power strip that is controlled by the PC
power switch. You have to turn the monitor on separately before turning
the PC on.

For example, since I got my current system, I have to turn my monitor
on before I turn my PC on, instead of using that sort of power strip.
Thanks to all for advice.
Did a bit of experimentation and digging and found that video card and
monitor were not compatible. New card ordered.
 
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Char Jackson

Thanks to all for advice.
Did a bit of experimentation and digging and found that video card and
monitor were not compatible. New card ordered.
That's gotta be a pretty rare situation these days. In what way are
they incompatible?
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Char Jackson said:
That's gotta be a pretty rare situation these days. In what way are
they incompatible?
I've seen video cards that don't do a widescreen mode; they'll usually
produce a signal that widescreen monitors will display, though stretched
horizontally. (I don't think that is what is being discussed here,
though, so I'll be interested in the answer to your question too.)

[I've also seen plenty of systems with a widescreen monitor where the
card is not _set_ to widescreen, thus producing a stretched picture, but
then I'm also used to seeing similar on broadcast TV: many people seem
to think they have to fill their screen, even if the source material
isn't that shape. _Sometimes_ it's the broadcasters at fault (for not
transmitting the appropriate switching instructions), but usually it's
the owners.]
 

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