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Old 03-09-2006, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Screen won't come back up after couple of hours.

Some nights when I go home and come in the next morning my screen won't come back up. I try hitting ctrl alt del and nothing. I even tap the power button which is supposed to shut down XP safely and that doesn't even work. Nothing seems to work. I have to hold down the power button which I hate. I'd say this happens once a week. I've tried adjusting the power settings to no avail. Can someone help? I feel dumb for asking this cause I'm sure it's an easy fix. I'm just over thinking it.

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Old 03-09-2006, 03:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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maybe the vga cable is just a bit loose make sure its tight in both ends , also do you have service pack2? maybe its some bug , its a longshot but maybe your psu isnt providing stable voltages. download sandra http://www.download.com/3000-2086-10018691.html get into "mainboard information" scroll down til youll see "voltage sensors" take a screenshot or type em down and ill let you know if their good
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Looked in the mainbord info and don't see any voltage references. I have a built in video card alos. It's an HP desktop that I was told to use until it goes down. I'll keep looking for the voltage references and let you know when I see one.

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believe me its there in the middle , it doesnt matter if you got a builtin graphic card i was saying that you should make sure the cable between it to the monitor is connected tight not that you should make sure the graphic card is sittin tight , also you havnt answered the question do you have service pack 2?
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Sorry, SP2 and tight cables.
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How's this?

Ok, it didn't attach for some reason?????
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ill tell you how it is , its useless its not showing the info i told you to look for (psu voltages) its way upper then that (as said about in the middle) , again look for "voltage sensors"
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You must have a different version than I do b/c no-where in mine does it mention cpu temp and any voltages. I've clicked on every possible icon and gone through them multiple times. ??????
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i have the same verison , i guess sandra doesnt support your motherboard sensor maybe speedfan does http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
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