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Old 07-27-2006, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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On my computer (I'm running Windows XP) There are 3 user accounts: me, my mom, and my dad. Whenever I log off my dad or my mom's account so that it won't slow me down when I go on mine, the screen blacks out and a window appears that says: No Signal. Then the green light on the side of the monitor that indicates that it is on, turns orange. Usually it only turns orange when I shut down the computer and leave the monitor on. And I've tried turning the monitor off and on a couple times, but that didn't do anything, so I'm forced to manually shut down and start up the computer.

What is going on here and what can/should I do to fix this?
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Old 07-27-2006, 04:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm guessing that somebody messed with your account, and changed the screen resolution or refresh rate. Temporarily create a new account, and see if the monitor responds.


Green light = On/Working
Orange light = Standby/No Signal
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I created a new account, went on it, logged off, and everything was fine. Then I went on my mom's and logged off and it went fine too.

If it helps, my monitor is a 17" LCD screen and I'm running it at 1280x1024 at a 60 Hz refresh rate.
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Somebody changed your refresh rate and screen resolution on your account.

I'm curious to see what other people say about this, because i'm stumped.
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Help? Someone?
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Well I guess that nobody here has any more solid help for me, but I will still listen to every bit of advice I'm given. I asked several other places and one suggestion was to do a repair install of windows. Another said to check to see if I had the correct drivers installed for my monitor? Can anyone build on these suggestions and/or inform me of whether they will help or not?
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Old 07-29-2006, 07:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It's the refresh rate and resolution. The best and quickest way to get rid of it is to delete your account and create a new one. just go into the explorer, and move your accounts icons into the all users for the time being... then move them when you create your new account.
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