Re: What is this MB's problem?

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Subject: Re: What is this MB's problem?
Name: ludicrous
Date: 3/20/2005 11:29:08 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: What is this MB's problem? posted by Connie

After that power glitch, did you have any "blind" access to the computer (e.g., hit keyboard shortcuts like [CTRL]+[ESC] or [WINDOWS] key and get HDD activity)?

I have a somewhat similar issue, using a GFFX-5600Ultra with an NF2. Typically happens after manually shutting off the monitor and then leaving the machine for a while -- I'll come back and the monitor will have no signal when I turn it back on. Disabling the monitor power-saver shutoff in Windows reduced, but didn't eliminate, the problem.

I found the easiest ways to get around it (XP) was to put the system into standby mode blind, and then wake it back up, which seems to reset the video card: [CTRL]+[ESC], [UPARROW], [ENTER], [ENTER]; wait for the system's power LED to go into green mode (flashing); then hit any key to wake it, and three seconds later all is good to go again.

That won't help you on bootup, but if the machine itself isn't frozen next time a power glitch comes around, you might get it back that way...

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