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Old 03-24-2007, 11:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello

When ever i try to run a full screen application, my computer will suddenly restart. Then my monitor will display the messages -
"signal cable not connected"
"out of range"

I believe this has something to do with the monitor. My monitor is a Benq FP71G+S.
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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plz help,
thank you in advance
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Computer restarting when running full screen applications

Are you sure that the computer is actually restarting? When you get this message, press ALT+F4 or ALT+TAB to exit out of the program to see if your computer really restarted. It sounds to me like the program is setting the resolution too high for the monitor.
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thx for replying

anyway, i tried your advice and i belive the computer is restarting. However, when ever i try to adjust the resolution, the computer also restarts and the same messages appear.

do u have any suggestions?
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what are you trying to adjust your resolution from and to?
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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at the moment it is 1280 by 1024 (maximum for my computer)
adjusting it to anything else causes the computer to restart. What resolution should it be at?
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ok, try this:
Right click My computer/properties/Advanced/Startup and recovery/uncheck
automatic restart

Then try to change your resolution and an error message/ BSOD should come up so you can see if the problem is with your video drivers.
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i did what you said. The the computer restarted and a whole lot of text appeared infront of a blue background. Unfortunately, i do not understand it very well. Am i look for something in particular?
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Do you have a camera? Take a picture of it and post it. I'm betting that your video driver is what is causing the computer to crash, so look for a file name that is related to your video card. Also, install all the newest video drivers for your card and see if that helps.
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it'll most likely be nv_disp or ati something or other :P

try reinstalling/updating video drivers, should fix the problem. it this started happening after updating, drop back to the previous ones.
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