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New tower with Windows7 won't power to monitor

Q: New tower with Windows7 won't power to monitor

Not sure if i'm in the right place or not so apologies in advance.
I've just bought a new tower with Windows 7 on it and tried installing it today, it's now 12 hours later and i cannot get monitor, keyboard, mouse to work. They were working last night with the old tower. The light comes on the monitor but turns to orange and says No signal.
The buttons on the front don't wnat to work at all i have to use the one at the back and i have no clue what to do next.
I thought it would be a good idea to buy exactly what i wanted but maybe i've made a mistake and should have bought one 'all in'.
Trouble is i'd bought the accessories not too long ago and i was loathe to buy new just for the sake of it.

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hi, I am going to upgrade my graphic card to ATI 5770 so I need a new power supply which has power about 550--600 watt. But the most frustrating problem is that I failed to find a proper power supply with the correct dimension.
I have an HP pavilion e9300 which uses a very wired power supply tower-150mm(W) 86(H) 140(D). But so far all the PSUs I found is the standard size --150mm(W) 86(H) 150(D) which cannot fit in my setup.

So could any PC God give me some suggestion, please??
Is any PSU with the size of my tower or can I just simply install a bigger PSU which can still successfully power up the comptuer?

Thx in adance.

A:Power supply bigger than the tower - frustrated by HP PSU tower

If the power supply will physically fit your case, it should work fine with your computer. Will the extra 10mm interfere internally with anything inside the PC?

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I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to computer, ah, specs (or finding information about the one I have)... so I don't have much for you to go on.

Computer is a Dell, with Windows XP Home Edition. Monitor is LCD.

A few days ago (around Wednesday morning) my monitor began to click on and off. The screen would flash black and the light, next to the on/off button, would flash from green (on) to yellow/orange (off). At first it wasn't that bad. When I switched pages on the internet, scrolled, or highlighted something on the page it would flash.
It steadily got worse, going from internet pages to flashing on and off right when I turned the computer on, all through the loading and welcome screens.
I thought maybe it was just the monitor, so I switched it out and hooked up my old hp pavilion mx70 monitor.

That monitor worked perfectly fine with my old tower, but when hooked up to my new one it... Erm, got 'static-y'. It looked like an old TV that had a VHS tape in the player, being re-wound. I know that sounds odd, but it was like spikes from the side of the screen surging inwards. I thought it was because the monitor was so much older than the tower. Soon the static got steadily worse, and I used it for about a day before it got to be too much.

I switched to Safe Mode with Networking on the hp monitor, to see what would happen, and it was fine! No static. Today, I switched back to my LCD monitor and put that into Safe Mode with Networking and no b... Read more

A:Solved: Monitor or Tower problem? Monitor is blinking on and off.

Video card is busted. When in safe mode, the video card's drivers are not loaded, so the card does not function at "full blast". It will not cause trouble because of that.
Dell model would help finding a replacement, but it can well be assumed that there's a PCI-E 16x slot for add-on graphics. This would be a cheap replacement in that case:

This is all an assumption on the most propable cause. The problem could also be your power supply or motherboard, but those are pretty unlikely.

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Please help. My on/off power button on the front of my tower is disconnected from my motherboard. Where exactley should I reconnect it too? So I can power up my computer. Thanks

A:no power to tower , power switch hookup

Not all motherboards are the same. To find the correct header pins you have to refer to the motherboard manual although sometimes the motherboard labels the pins clearly enough so you can figure it out. However, with the motherboard installed in the case, it could be difficult.

If you can't find your manual, try going to the motherboard's manufacturer site to download a copy of the manual (usually a pdf format). If you have a major manufacturer made PC (Dell, HP, Gateway, Emachines, etc.), you might have to try their websites. Good info from those sites might be hit or miss.

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I was on the computer and all of a sudden the power cut in and out downstairs and the tower shut off... I tried to restart and got nothing...does this mean something is fried? help..I use windows XP

A:After a power failure...tower has no power

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I just got back from being out of town; went to check my email and my computer won't turn on. Everything else is getting power just fine: printer, scanner, router, modem, keyboard, screen. The light won't even come on on the tower. I have: unplugged and replugged from tower and the wall; tried a different and known-to-work power cord; used the toggle on the back of the tower to turn on and off; held the on button in for 5-10 seconds; opened up the case and made sure everything inside is seated firmly.

Any thoughts? I'm a pretty basic user but can follow directions!


A:no power to tower!

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Im working on Compaq something tower. Doing a favor for the mother in law. This tower is her co-workers and asked if I could look at it.

At first glance, all the internal cables and wired are firmly attached. So I direct my attention to the power source, It is equipped with a green led light (to tell its getting power I assume). This little green light is not lighting up when plugged in. Its doing nothing. Power source model is a Bestec ATX-250-12z

Any ideas or suggestions?

A:Tower not getting power?

Hi garaboldi,

This might sound daft, but I've done it before. Have you made sure that you have plugged it in and switched on at the wall socket? Is there power to the wall socket? Try with another appliance that you know is working. Does the fuse need changing in the plug, and is the wiring secure?

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About 6 months ago, i was moving furniture around in my room and whilst moving, my tower fell over and hit my carpet, and the case cracked. Ive been using my older tower for quite some time now. Ive deleted all viruses, spyware, addware...still didnt help. anyways to the point..I tried to hook up my other tower, which is alot better, but whenever i hook it up and turn it on, i get no reaction from the monitor. Ive tried unplugging and replugging it, and the dell symbol shows up on my monitor but then my monitor goes blank. Ive tried hitting f8 many times, but nothing comes up. Can anyone help me? Ive also opened my tower, cleared any dust, and all parts are connected as they should be.

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I'm looking to upgrade my dad's computer setup. He has a Gateway with Windows 98 -- all hardware from around '97 or '98. It needs upgraded so I wanted to get something like this new tower, but he wants to keep the same monitor. Will a 10+ year old monitor work with a modern tower?

A:Getting a new tower for old monitor

it will definitely work , it will just look like crap.. its totally worth getting an LCD if what you currently have is an older CRT monitor

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A friend recently gave me an old tower of his with Windows XP installed. He did not give me a monitor. I was hoping I could use a VGA monitor cable and be able to plug that cable into my laptop and the tower but I am having difficulties. There is no place for me to "physically" boot up to that tower. Do I need to buy another/different cable to do something like this?

A:Tower with no Monitor

Quote: Originally Posted by codyw

A friend recently gave me an old tower of his with Windows XP installed. He did not give me a monitor. I was hoping I could use a VGA monitor cable and be able to plug that cable into my laptop and the tower but I am having difficulties. There is no place for me to "physically" boot up to that tower. Do I need to buy another/different cable to do something like this?

Don't even think about using the laptop screen as the desktop monitor unless you know exactly what you are doing, how the desktop was configured, etc. What you are proposing is having the XP desktop set up like a headless server, connecting the desktop and laptop via a crossover cable (or connecting to a network) then "running" the desktop using remote access from the laptop. Not a simple undertaking.

Buy a cheap used monitor and keyboard for the desktop - it's cheaper than replacing a fried laptop!


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Got a store-bought Gateway SX-2800 model which is a mini-tower. Upgrading the video card, and as a result I am also upgrading the power supply.

Being a mini-tower, will it definitely need a specialized power supply, or will a standard PSU work?

If it needs a specialized PSU where do you suggest getting them and how - would I take the dimensions of my PSU and then talk to a manufacturer? Or would buying a new case along with a standard PSU be cheaper?

A:Mini-tower Power

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I left for the weekend with the computer on, but screen saver running..blah blah....I come back to the power off in my room. It seemed that there was a surge or the breaker popped. But, now that the power is back on everything in my room is fine, except the computer tower. The monitor, speakers and everything else is fine, but the tower won't turn on. I even used the same power cord for a different tower in my room and that turns on, but my computer won't. Anyone have any suggestions, I'm kind of stumped and tapped out on ideas?

A:Possible power surge, now tower won't come on

Top suspect would be the power supply, it's the first thing in the line of any surges.

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When I boot up my system, it gets to the CD drive and then the hard drive light comes on, but it doesn't go past that. It just hangs and the monitor doesn't show the boot up progress.


If I turn on the power, then off, then on again real quick, the system beeps, and boots up like normal.

I am assuming it is a power button malfunction or power gone bad on the tower in general.


When I go to shutdown, it does its usual thing, but then there is no "it is now safe to shutdown" screen, and the hard drive light is red and hangs, but whenever I boot up, it doesn't try to scan for errors. So the system thinks it is shutting down like normal.

I downloaded and installed the latest Via Hyperion 4 in 1 drivers, which my motherboard works off of, and it didn't help.

I have the latest update for McAfee and it doesn't find any viruses.

A:Maybe a Power/Tower problem ?

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Hi Guys

I recently installed w7 fresh install and all of a sudden my display and tower will not power down anymore.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

A:display/tower won't power down

What does it do when you try? As in, how far does it get?

I am assuming you are just clicking Start>>Shut Down. Is that right?

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our office desktop tower will not turn on...we've disconnected the power sources etc and still nothing?

A:desktop tower power

What exactly do you mean by this?
we've disconnected the power sources etc and still nothing?Click to expand...

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So yesterday I tried to turn on my Pc at home. the lights on the tower turned on for a split moment and a fart in the wind, it was gone
I checked my motherboard and Ram Strips for visual burns or discrepency, but they look as new as they where when I first got them

I assume that leaves either my Hard drive or my Power Supply went there anyway to check for these flaws without taking everything apart?

or anything I might be missing as far as trouble shooting goes?


A:Solved: Why won't my Tower Power on

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Hello. My new (1) month old computer has no power. It's a tower but has a power supply on the cord like a laptop.90W 19.5V.My multimeter says it is only putting out 16 volts.Computer does nothing. Would a 3.5 volt drop in this power cause this?HP support only open 9-5 M-F and it's Sat night.Seems like such a small power supply for even the little tower this is.Can I get this under warranty?Thanks for your time.Robert 

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Hi, I just got a pre-built iBuypower gaming PC with a new monitor today and I set up everything and put everything together from VGA to HDMI, but nothing is working. The monitor is still black. The only time the monitor shows something is when I turn it on after a few seconds in which it flashes its logos and goes black and then my power LED for the monitor starts blinking blue. My friends told me that PROBABLY my graphics card is not sending a signal to my monitor (I also tried this on my old computer and it still didn't show anything on the screen at all.) How do I fix this? I don't really know anything about computers THAT much so if you tell me to dissemble can you please tell me how to? I just want my monitor to show something from my tower. My tower is working completely fine. The fans and everything is going and turns on perfectly. It's just that monitor that is not working and I don't know what to do anymore after working on this for 8 hours.

EDIT - I found out it isn't my monitor. Since I tried it with my laptop and it works. It's my PC. Now how do I fix that?

A:New monitor is not showing anything from my new tower.

Why are you using the VGA output? If this is a new PC and monitor they should both have DVI.

Or at least use (DVI to HDMI) or (HDMI to HDMI).

Check in BIOS for a preferred output device setting. Read the manual. Also check monitor for a source select button.

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I have a question about my HP Pavillion. I'm running XP and when I go to start the computer the tower sounds like it's booting up normally however when the monitor is turned on, the indicator light turns green then it automatically, less than 2 seconds later, turns orange..its as if the monitor shuts itself off. Also, the keyboard lights don't flash when the tower is booted up. I tried hooking another monitor up and the same thing happens. I got a tip to try but I really don't know what i'm looking for. I was also told it could be a battery but again, I really don't know. Any help would be *greatly* appreciated. Thanks!

A:Tower Works but No Monitor

Hello and welome to TSG!

First, check the signal cable plug on the monitor do not have missing pins. If the monitor end of the signal cable can also be removed, check that as well.

Next, open the case and see if all your fans are working (the case fan, video card fan, power supply fan, processor fan, etc.)

You could also check to see if your video card is seated correctly in the motherboard.

I hope this helps!

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Right now I am really annoyed and fustrated. I have an E machines Winows XP, and it is doing the same thing that it did before I took it into Best Buy. Last time I took it in, I had to wait two months for it, then it didn't work again because something was wrong with the mother board they put in and that cost me two extra weeks. I finally get it back in January and now it is doing the same thing again and I refuse to take it back to Best Buy. This is what it is doing:

The monitor has this window that always shows up and blinks when the tower is not on that says

Apparently, this is pretty much nothing because I can't self check, check PC or see if the monitor is working.
What should happen is when I turn the tower on, this huge white E should show up and the user names whould show up afterwards, but it doesn't.
The tower makes the sound that its on, but the same SELF CHECK window is still blinking as if the monitor never recognized that the tower is on.
I can't do anything with this computer and I would like a simple fix that doesn't cost me three months again and the worry of my C drive being erased because I have important files that I can't back up because the computer won't turn on in the first place.

Please help me.

A:monitor and tower troubles *again*

Hello and Welcome...
Make sure your video connection's aren't loose. Check that where your monitor plugs into the pc hasn't worked loose.. It could also be a bad cable.. If you are comfortable opening up the case and it has a video card (as opposed to the video being intergrated with the motherboard) check that it hasn't come loose as well. If you have access to a different monitor you might try it on your pc also. Something else you can try is resetting the 'CMOS'. While inside the case look for a battery attached to the motherboard. I will look like a large watch battery.. take it out , wait a couple of minutes and then put it back.. If the machine is stuck in a CMOS error this should clear that.

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Hi there, i'm having an issue where I would be browsing the web, watching Netflix, playing a game or even just going through files and the computer would just go right to a black screen where the backlit LED lights are still visible and the monitors blue ON glow is still active and I would look over at the PC and it would still be on. All noises from shows id be watching would play then cut out like they were interrupted and when i unplug the video cord and plug it back in all i get is a white static screen then it will usually go back to black backlit screen. I have searched all over to find out the issue that is causing this but i just can't figure it out. I would even hold the power button to restart the PC and the moment it would restart and be back at the home screen it would happen again. Please help!

PC specs: CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus Gene VI
Power Supply: Corsair HX 750
Ram: G.Skill Sniper 1866 16GB
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

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Forgive me if this is a redundant topic but I surfed thru many pages to try and find a similar topic.Got a tower here that I am troubleshooting for my sister.tower would turn on, get to the tower flash screen, then shut back off. So I treplaced the power supply and unplugged the monitor cable from the onboard plug and I tried 2 different video cards, a PCI and an AGP style.all fans and such come on, no strange noises, and no confirmation beeps when it boots. I even yanked the HDD to gain access to it to save some data, but this tower still wont fire up the monitor. I have the orange light right now, and it never goes green.Any clues?Motherboard shot?Looks to be a Biostar MB in a CISNET tower..whatever that is!I can pick up a new MB if that's the problem, but wanted to bounce it off someone in here first.Thank You.

A:Monitor will not fire up from tower

Have you tried to "reset" the bios with the jumper on the motherboard?

It is possible that a BIOS setting is keeping the video from being enumerated at bootup.

Hope this helps,

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Hello I am new to building the pcs so I am afraid I may have fried mine I really am pry I did not but this is what happened.

I finish the pc and when I turned on the power supply the power button on the motherboard glowed so then I pressed my tower button and nothing worked so then I re setup he F_PANEL cords u know the pwr switch and all that jazz. turns out it was set up wrong so I put them in right and tried to turn on the computer again the power button on the motherboard turns on but not my towers power button and so my pc will not officially turn on I am guessing and I am worried that I may have fryed my pc because when I took out the f panlle cords I realized my pc was still on and turned it off immanently and I am afraid that may have fryed the motherboard if anyone can help me it would be wonderful I am freaking out and have no Idea what the problem thank you for reading
P.S My tower button does not making a clicking sound when you push it I am not sure if that normal or it is broken or somthing it just doesnt make any click sounds

A:My tower Power button will not work

You could have a defective power switch on the PC case. Test this by using the reset switch as a temporary power switch. The power switch and the reset switch are the same for practical purposes except, of course, the size of the button (on most cases). If the reset switch works and is able to start the PC, then you know the power switch is defective.

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We purchased 2 m800 Full size tower machines. We need to add additional drives, but the PSU only allows for one additional SATA Connector. The PSU is using a 10+4 pin connector and I cannot find a PSU or adapter to adapt a 24 pin PSU. What options do I have? Is there such an adapter?

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I have recently bought a New tower( a super tower) a new power supply, 500 volt ATX 2.0. I have tried two motherboards and I can't even get to BIOS. Would this possibly be the CPU? Keep in mind that I tried the bare minimum took out everything except the video card and the power to the motherboard. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated. Unfortunately I can't remember the exact type of motherboard, as I am away from home at the moment.

A:Solved: RE:New Tower, Power Supply

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I have a Precision Tower 3620 recently acquired and I am installing a BARCO MXRT 7500 video board. This board need a 8 pins connector to the supply the operating voltages. 
The power supply does not have this connector and its capacity is only 290 watts. In order to supply the video board and increase the capacity and want to change by other power supply.
I want to know if DELL has a large power supply that include this 8 pins connector for use whit this 3620 tower? 

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Hi all just bought a hp tower as it needed reformatting or a boot disc I turned it on and it got to screen saying thank you your pc is now set up but then the little egg timer came up and after 5 minutes the pc just switched off now no green light on back by psu and no power has the psu just blown or could it be another problem .. thanks in advance

UPDATE - plugged my psu into it and it turned on so im assuming ive been very unlucky and psu has just blown can anyone help me where to get one very cheap pc is a hp media centre m000 I looked on ebay and cant seem to see anything the one in there is the origanal I think which is a 230watt

A:HP tower just turned off, no power light

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when I turn on the computer it beeps then turns the monitor off, so I cant do anything at all, the tower stays on

A:tower stays on, monitor turns off

Are you asking about a desktop or laptop? We need the model/model number & the exact beep code sequence - long/short & pauses. As Dashing_star pointed out, beeps are usually related to RAM or graphics problems.The following is for Dell desktops. Scroll down to the chart for BIOS beep codes:

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ok right now my monitor is roughly 10inches from my tower. i have heard that the magnets in the hard drives can mess up your monitor if placed too close. although i was never able to confirm this. should i move my tower? i figured 10 inches was plenty. there are no speakers even close to monitor. but i am considering buying a nice new monitor and i woud like to know before i place it where my old one was

it could just be my monitor it is old and cheap and is getting darker and darker and little lines are beginning to form.

any thoughts plz

A:Monitor too close to tower dangerous?

i wouldnt worry about your HDs messing up your monitor, unless you put a magnet on the screen your okay. definetly keep large powerfull speekers away from your Hard drives they are more sensitive.

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Hi guys, was having a discussion today at work about how I would much rather have a PC tower than a laptop, and it got me thinking, is there a way send a wireless video signal from a PC Tower to a PC Monitor?


A:Is there a way to connect a PC Tower wirelessly to a PC Monitor

You can send HDMI over wireless. Some reviews of wireless HDMI transmitters here.

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A friends pc (built by her dad so i've no idea what components) seems to have a loose connection somewhere internal or on the monitor cable (though im sure its not the cable-i've played round and it doesnt seem to matter) and the monitor only recieves a signal (reports no signal at all-so it doesnt even know it's plugged in) when the tower is on it's side-it's built in video (but an AGP slot is there too) on an intel board. Any ideas?

A:No Monitor Signal Unless Tower On Its Side

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hello there, my desktop PC keeps randomly having the monitor go black with a message coming up saying no signal however this is not all. if i am watching a video it will loop the sound also, so its just turns into an elongated humming noise. does anyone know what to do? i have taken it to a technician he said he took it apart and rebuilt it and left it on for around 2-3 days and this didn't happen. over the course of 10 days he tested what he could and still did'nt know. i got the pc back around 3-4 days ago and it's only just started happening again. i have 7 fans and a big cpu heatsink so im not sure its temperature.

the computer remains on and humming normally throughout all of this. i have tried different hdmi cables also and no difference.

what info would you guys need?

A:PC monitor keeps going black but the tower still runs

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Hello! I was cleaning the fans in my tower bC they needed it, and when I put the case back on, and went to use the computer, the monitors are on but not waking up. It is like they have no idea the computer is on and I'm waiting for them to function. What could I have done??

A:tower cleaning / monitor issue

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somethin is not right tower is turned on but there is no signal goin to the monitor....and the lights on the tower lights is now of my dvd drivers open half way and the other just wont has to be the damn voltage settings on my power supply

the story is there was a shutdown in my area for almost 12 hours becuz the city needed to rewire and fix some **** on the ground.

and when the power was up again...this happened.

i thought at first it was a bios issue so i took out that little round thing out of the motherboard and put it back but no luck......

my powersuppy is a 500w antec.....and i have a gigabyte motherboard.

the bad thing about my powersupply is theres no voltage i dont know how to adjust it...... ANY HELP well be appreciated

A:TOWER lights up but monitor no signal

You have a few misperceptions on how things work... such as voltage switcher on the power supply. You don't want to mess with the power supply.
Your problem could be power supply, hard drive, video graphics, or memory failure... or some other problem.
You can help us help you by posting your computuer brand and model as well as operating system, age of the unit, memory installed, and type of video graphics.
Further, we would like to know what antivirus software, Antispyware, and rootkit snoopers you have installed.
What was going on with your computer when the power failure hit? As that seems critical.
What was that little round thing? A CMOS battery with the number 2032?

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Hi again! so I had this issue before and I had help with someone saying it mightve been the graphics card. Well, I replaced it with a new one and I didnt experience the issue for a few days, but just a half hour ago it happened again, twice. So it's been narrowed down, it isn't the GPU like most of my friends thought, but I have no way of checking if its anything else due to a backup power supply being too low wattage and well that would be about the only other part I have haha. This issue is really causing my anxiety to hit new levels as I just can't figure this out, I have never experienced this before till about the beginning of march, I thought it was driver issues but I went through older and newer ones to no avail, and my monitor is just fine, I have already tested that theory. Could it be the modular power cables attached to the graphics card? Could it be the motherboard failing? My BIOS is also at stock, nothing is overclocked and speccy is reporting everything at normal temps. Please Help!

PC Specs:
CPU: Intel i5 4690K Devil's Canyon
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 100 ME (the 4G one thats red, but green)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus Gene VI Z87 chipset
Power Supply:Corsair HX750 750Watt (not the hx 750i)
Ram: G.Skill Sniper 16GB 1866 DDR3

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i have a dell 2400 that has a similar problem to the one in this thread:

difference is that all 4 lights in the back stay green and there are no odd rings during start-up.

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i have searched the forum but have not been able to find anything that says it is ok to use a regular atx power supply in an optiplex 960 mini tower.  I have an 620 mini tower and it uses a regular atx but no info on the 960.  Anyone know if it is ok , or have to use dell only power supply

A:atx power supply with optiplex 960 mini tower

Optiplex 960 MT power supply upgrades

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We purchased two M800 Full size tower machines.  We need to add additional drives, but the PSU only allows for one additional SATA Connector.  The PSU is using a 10+4 pin connectors and I cannot find a PSU or adapter to adapt a 24 pin PSU.  What options do I have?  Is there such an adapter?
Mod:  edited Sunbject line to reflect the greater scope of the solution

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A:M700/900 Tower: upgrade power supply with after-ma...

Drives, especially SSDs, require every little power.   Why not use SATA power splitters, rather than replacing the power supplies. 

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I'm looking to upgrade my HP z230's power supply from the base 400w to something around 600w, doing research however I learned that HP's motherboard is not compatible with normal 24 pin inputs but with a 18 pin input as such I have not been able to find a power supply that fits my system, does anybody have a solution to my problem?

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I'm looking to upgrade my HP z230's power supply from the base 400w to something around 600w, doing research however I learned that HP's motherboard is not compatible with normal 24 pin inputs but with a 18 pin input as such I have not been able to find a power supply that fits my system, does anybody have a solution to my problem?

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I am having trouble with the prongs where the power cable is plugged in on the back of the tower. The computer does not come on unless I jiggle the prongs. The computer stays on just fine, then, so long as I don't turn it off. If I have to turn it off, then to get it on the next time, I have to jiggle the prongs again. I have already replaced the power cord, so I know it's not that. Have you ever heard of this happening? Is it possible to replace this part?
Thank you for your help! Maggie

A:plug for power cable on back of tower

That power cable goes into the power supply. If the cable is good, there is something wrong with the prongs of the power supply. Do you have a spare to swap to confirm?

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About a month ago I found my computer tower was still 'on' but the screen was black and the green power light on the tower had turned amber. The light wasn't blinking, it was steady. I had to hold the power button down to get it to shut down and restart. It happened yesterday again, when I hadn't been near it for awhile, and that time and the time before I had FF up with stuff to look at later so I thought it was going into standby mode or something, except that it happened again about 20 minutes ago while I was using it. No odd noises before the light changes color either. Although, I have heard a couple odd noises that might be coming from the tower in the last little while. It sort of sounds like a phone set to ring on pulse, but it is pretty quite and two quick rings of two pulses about 5 minutes apart. It seems to be fine after restarting.

Preliminary ideas as to what could be causing this? I've done some basic research and have read that it could be the power supply. I will also say that each time it has happened the computer has been on for over 10 hours before hand.

It is a dell (can't mind model # right now) and is running Windows XP home.

A:Tower still 'on' but power light tuns amber?

worth running dell diagnostics usually press 12 on start up

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Hi there, Matt lost monitor signal while tower is still on. IP address of the tower can't be detected. Checked windows logs says Kernel power 41 error. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Matt Lost monitor signal while tower is still on

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nscm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nscm.sys
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, 0, fffff88004059738, fffff88004058f90}

Probably caused by : nscm.sys ( nscm+37f2 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Looks like an issue with Novell. You will need to contact them to resolve the issue.

Support | Random blue screen caused by NSCM.SYS

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Bought the following brand new at Best Buy on 8/22/14, and trying to get setup:

Lenovo K450e desktop tower, keyboard, and mouse.
LG 22MP56HQ monitor
MS Office 2013 (key code)
Webroot internet security (disc)
After connecting everything according to the instruction of both the Lenovo and LG instructions, double & triple checking all parts accounted for and connected properly, here's what happened..

Lenovo tower boots up fine, disc drive in tower opens and closes properly, Lenovo keyboard and mouse both detected. Great so far except...

LG monitor does not turn on at all. In the back of the monitor, two things are connected:
blue HDMI connector with pins on both sides is connected to HDMI connection in back of tower.
AC DC adapter plugged into electrical outlet and other end directly into monitor.

Everything works when power booted up except monitor shows no life - no light indicator, and black screen. Monitor just doesn't turn on at all.

There are driver discs for both lenovo win 8.1 and the LG monitor, and like I said, I can insert them into the tower and close, but nothing happens on the monitor display. Best Buy said it should be no issue using the LG monitor with the Lenovo PC tower. They will charge me $100 to come out to my home, even though I bought two year Geek Squad plan, They also said I would still get charged even if they were unable to get me setup.

Seems like there is one probably really easy fix, but I don't want to pay $100 to ... Read more

A:Monitor hooked up to tower, but doesn't turn on

If no standby LED on monitor, is there a separate on/off switch on the side of the monitor?
With LG there are usually manual buttons for CH+- & vol +- plus On/Off (although I have seen monitors with no on/off at all.)
Also check for 'hidden' buttons on the front lower edge of frame or under the front (right) edge.
I would try a different mains lead/cord that is known to to work, also check for a fuse in the plug, could be missing, or isolated with plastic foil.
Even with no inputs the monitor would show a 'No Signal' sign if it was working.
If no 'standby' LED and you have a separate AC to DC adapter block then that could be the problem. All monitors I've seen have a direct AC connection though.
If it then does work, the on-screen menu will need to be selected, and 'input' changed to HDMI.

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Blank monitor when pc tower is powered on,I tried another or different hard drive and still no picture. Hhelp

A:My monitor shows no picture when tower is powered on

Did anything happen to it or did you make any changes to it between the last time it worked OK and the first time it didn't?Do you hear any beeps when you attempt to start it up?Often that symptom is due to a bad PSU or motherboard (not that that narrows it down much).

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Not sure if I'm able to set up dual monitors with my 750-167c tower.  It looks as though there is only one video output.  Is that correct?

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I have an Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower with an i5-2400 and integrated Intel HD 2000 video.
The case has both a VGA and Display Port connector, I am presently using the VGA port. I am investigating going for a Dual Monitor setup and am confused whether I can do so without having to purchase a discrete video card. I am reading conflicting reports that some say yes and others no. Can some kind soul please confirm one way or the other ?
I do not use the PC for gaming, it is work only with the occasional video and web browsing. Mainly I need dual monitor for multiple file editing, scripting, database programming etc.
Many thanks, Fin.

A:Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower Dual Monitor ?

Hi Fin,
OptiPlex 790's onboard video solution supports both VGA and DisplayPort at the same time. You can connect two monitors to the computer without adding a discrete card.
Please let me know if you need further information.

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We purchased two M800 Full size tower machines.  We need to add additional drives, but the PSU only allows for one additional SATA Connector.  The PSU is using a 10+4 pin connectors and I cannot find a PSU or adapter to adapt a 24 pin PSU.  What options do I have?  Is there such an adapter?
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A:M700/900 Tower: upgrade power supply (with a stand...

Drives, especially SSDs, require every little power.   Why not use SATA power splitters, rather than replacing the power supplies. 

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I cannot get an OptiPlex 755 Mini Tower to power on. It had been running fairly continuously in an office environment on a APC battery backup/surge protector until it failed Monday morning. Then there was some orange light that was flashing or continuous. When the computer was turned off, it would not come on again. Sorry for the vagueness, but this is second-hand information. I found a fair amount of dust inside, but I've seen far worse on computers
When I push the power button I get no change: no light in the power button, no diagnostic lights, no sounds, no fan movement. When I connect it to power the "AUX LED" light on the motherboard comes on a solid yellow/amber so the PSU is putting out something.
Is this likely to be a PSU problem? Is there some way to pin it down other than buying a replacement PSU?
Thanks for any help,
Joe M

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running Vista Home Premium
this is an eMachines T5086
The desktop computer is less than 2 years old.
We just moved. Now when I turn on the computer, it will make its whirling sounds then it will beep 3 error beeps. The monitor will display "no signal". So I tried another monitor...same message. What could be wrong with it all of a sudden? This is the kids computer and they are sad

A:turn tower on..beeps 3 image on monitor

To me it could be one of three things if you are comfertable going inside the computer try reseating the ram or if there are two sticks take one out and see if it will boot up if not put it back and take out the other stick and try to boot up if it will boot up with just one stick then the other stick is bad. to test the power supply see if your cd or dvd drive will open are there any lights showing? If its none of the above its your motherboard most probably a capicitators blown or something see if you can spot any dark marks like burn marks on the motherboard. Well I hope its the ram.

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i am using dell optiplex 780-Mini Tower. last week my pc didn't startup windows and stuck load on dell logo screen with flash light showing 1 - 4 and off LED light. also  didn't access/load boot menu, bios. i tried power on with all external devise unplugged but show same problem.
can you pls help me out. thanks in advance. 

A:dell optiplex 780-Mini Tower. flashing 1 and 4 with off power light

You ram is bad.  F2 Bios setup requires working ram.

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How much ram can be installed in a m70e? i've seen sites that offer 8GB sticks.
Also is the power supply universal?
Mod:   edited title to describe the greater scope of thread

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A:M70e Tower-memory, graphics & power supply upgrade

If you don't wish to buy memory from Lenovo, both Kingston and Crucial have 'System Specific' memory for your system that are guarranteed to work. Memory timings must be match what the BIOS expects for the system to recognize it, and generic memory often doesn't work.   
Use your Hardware Maintenance Manual for instructions on how to upgrade the memory. After making any memory change, run 2 passes of MemTest86 to ensure all is well.    A few older system types (eg. some models of M58), required a BIOS update to support 4 GB modules.   I'm not familiar with the M70, but it's probably similar to the other models.   If you take the cover off and measure the existing supply, then you'll know if it is a ATX or TFX standard. )
The Mini-Tower uses a standar ATX power supply, and the SFF a standard TFX pwer supply. A power connector adapter (ATX to Lenovo) is required for M92 and forward. For the SFF, the maximum aftermarket TFX is 400w, with 350w being more common -- not a huge increase over stock. For the Mini-tower, I have had an 650w aftermarket Corsair in mine (I recommend one that is semi-modular and shorter, as space is limited inside the case.

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hey... My computer switches on when i press the power button but no power is going to to the key board or mouse and there is no picture on the monitor........ this all started when i changed one of the settings on the F2(bios setting) and it switched off...... when i switch off the computer all fans are working all lights are working just no picture and power to mouse and key board. how do i undo what i have done. please help

A:computer tower port workin .no picture on the monitor and key board not wo

Can you see the POST screen to enter back into the BIOS? You may need to go back in with the manual for the PC and make sure everything is properly set. If you used F2 to enter the BIOS, it should work, but you will need to make sure the display setting is supported. If you disable on board video, you will need to get a stand a lone video card to make the change.

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Hi everyone

I'm new here and have read over some of the posts and stickies but have not found my issue.

I have a Dell 4550, Pentium (R)4 CPU, 2.4 GHz and 2 GB RAM (extra added by me). I have never gotten any kind of warning or message that my tower fan was not working properly.

For the last couple of weeks, I have noticed my computer monitor brightening (a lot) and then darkening (screen is still readable), and then going back to normal. This will happen anywhere from 2 to 6 times in a two hour period.

I have been turning off the computer when not in use, giving it a chance to cool down, which I now realize was the worst thing to do.

Today, when I went to fire it up for about the third time, during the start-up, Windows shut down "to protect itself" and gave me a blue screen message to turn off the computer and restart. I did, and have not had that issue again today.

I have placed a large fan behind the tower and the problem seems to have stopped for now, which leads me to believe the problem is caused by overheating. The tower casing was cleaned inside around 3 months ago, but was very dusty. My questions:

Does this sound like a tower fan problem and how do I check that it is working properly?

Are there capacitors or something else I should be checking for heat damage and replacing?

I know I really just need a new computer, but that won't be happening for a while, so any help you could give me to keep this one sputtering alo... Read more

A:Dell 4550 monitor brightens/darkens - tower overheating?

Hi Jeri, welcome to TS. I'm not sure specifically about the 4550, but I know most Dells will post a warning on boot if the fan isn't working properly. If you haven't seen the message, it's probably not the fan.

If you're up to it (which it sounds like you are if you upgraded the ram yourself), open it up and look if the fan is spinning while the computer's running and also while you're in there dust out the computer, especially the cpu cooler and video card heatsink. While cleaning it out, look at the capacitors on the motherboard and/or video card to make sure they aren't leaking or bulging. A cap should be flat on top, it should not be "pointy" or rounded on top or leaking from the top or bottom. I've seen bad caps on a 4550 before, close to the cpu socket (between the rear ports and cpu), so make sure to look to be sure. You may have to remove the green "air duct" to be able to see the caps on the board.

Also, are you sure the problem is with the computer and not the monitor? It almost sounds like you might be having a problem with the backlighting on the monitor (assuming it's an lcd). Any chance of testing the monitor on another computer to be sure?

I suppose there's always the possibility of a a failing power supply as well. Sometimes when a power supply is flaky (power fluctuations, noise, etc) it can cause weird issues like BSODs among other things. It's possible that y... Read more

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I have a Dell OptiPlex GX280 mini-tower (smallest one thereis), and the original 160W power supply died a few months ago without warning. I ordered a new power supply, but accidentally ordered the wrong size (210W for one of the larger towers). I used it in the meantime until I could get the proper size (although the 210W supply wouldn’t fit in the mini case – I left it out of the case and ran the wires through the power plug hole). The computer booted up just fine with this 210W power supply. I finally got around to ordering the 160W smaller correct size, but that power supply would not boot up the computer (just got an amber flashing light). Thinking it was just faulty, I sent it back and requested a replacement. The replacement did not work either. I ordered a third replacement, and the third did not work either! So now I am back to using the 210W power supply (No. HP-U2106F3) which does not fit in the computer housing. I know these Dell OptiPlex machines are notorious for having power supply and capacitor issues. But the question is, why will the computer power on using the 210W power supply? I contacted Dell and they were of no help whatsoever. The guy told me that 160W wasn’t enough to power my machine and to order a 210W power supply correctly sized for my chassis. Gee, thanks! First of all, they don’t make 210W that fit in the mini towers, and second of all, why did it used to work just fine??? Oh, and no I have not upgraded anything (i.e., video card, etc.) which... Read more

A:Dell OptiPlex GX280 mini-tower power supply problem

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So I just recently bought a new Edge Z40 from Velocity Micro.

I have set it up as directed but my monitor, a working HP 2311xi does not detect a signal with tried and tested VGA DVI and HDMI cables.

Unboxed it
Plugged it into an US-EU adapter (I'm in Europe)
Plugged that into a surge protector
Turned on the surge protector
turned rocker switch on the PSU on
Pressed the power button

LEDs light up, fans spin, the HDD vibrates, I put my Windows 8 disk in the optical drive and that spins, the MemOK! LED that signal a compatibility or installation problem with the RAM is NOT lit (no problems), the green LED next to the SATA 6Gb/s port is lit, and everything seems to be working fine.

Next I try plugging connecting my monitor, first with VGA, then DVI, then HDMI, but to no avail (I would try displayport but my monitor does not support it). The cables were secured at both ends, the monitor was on. It showed that it was scanning all 3 possible inputs, but reported "no signal" and went to sleep.

Since then, I tried pushing on all the connections to make sure the power supplies were connected properly, the connection from the video ports to the motherboard were firm, rearranged my two 4GB DDR3s, and tried using a step-down transformer with the 110V setting on the PSU rather than an adapter with the 230V setting.

Also, I'm not sure if this was initially there, but when I turn on the computer, after a few seconds I hear a short high-pitched 'blip... Read more

A:Solved: Monitor does not detect signal from new tower (Velocity Micro Edge Z40)

Hello and welcome to TSG!!

Have you tried using the motherboard's video connections? Or just the graphics card's? Can you remove the card and try the ones on the m/b?

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Hi I'm pretty computer illiterate and could use some help please. I tried connecting a second monitor and it shows the same image on both screens. I want to be able to open different windows in each screen.

The back of the computer only has one outlet so I'm using a splitter, both for VGA.

Dell computer.

I tried, screen resolution>detect . all it shows is one monitor.

I'm running Windows7 Home Premium.

Under Device Manager>display adapters, it shows, Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset.

A:Windows7 not setecting second monitor

Its because you cant run a second monitor and have it show separate screens and not copy the desktop with a splitter. You need a graphics card with 2 outputs so it recognizes both displays.

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Hi all,

This is incredibly frustrating having spent around 5 hours on this already .

I have just bought two Acer V243hl monitors with one Nvidia Geforce7300LE card.

On startup, the bios displays on both.

Then when windows starts up, it only uses 1 monitor.

What I have tried:
I have tried to detect displays both through the display control panel and the Nvidia control panel and nothing is detected. Both monitors manage to display correctly if I start up with only 1 plugged in. For some reason the second display (plugged into the DVI of the 7300LE graphics card) only displays at a lower resolution.

Please help, I need my second monitor working!

I am clueless. Could it be to do with the fact that I have identical monitors?

A:Windows7 does not detect second monitor

When you right click the desktop and select screen resolution do both monitors show up there? If so by clicking on them the resolution should be independently adjustable

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Anyone know of a free Resource Monitor for Vista that's similar to the one in Windows Seven Task Manager? I like that color bar for memory usage. The display conveys the info instantly.

Vista TM when you open Resource Monitor you have to close TM or it stays on top blocking the view. Plus a skinny green line makes it hard to see what's goin' on.

A:Windows7 Resource Monitor for Vista?

Miles the only software that I am familiar is process explorer. Not quite the same thing, however
But gives a lot of good information

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Need help in getting the LG L224WS Monitor driver for Windows7 X64 OS. Without this the monitor is not displayed with native resolution. The driver inside the Driver CD is not compatible with Windows7 X64 OS but works fine with WinXP 32 bit. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:Need LG L224WS Monitor driver for Windows7 X64 OS

Sanjeeb mate can you just recheck the monitor model number as I am coming up with drivers for everything but that model you quoted.

See this Search Results | LG USA

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Hello everyone, I hope someone here can help me out with this strange problem I am running into. I just built my first computer build today, & I must say that everything has seemed to go quite smooth. The problem that came up though, is after installing Windows 7 home premium 64bit OEM to my HDD (it went through the whole copying files, expanding files, ect.). Upon restarting itself, it goes to the Windows startup screen & the logo appears normally for a few seconds & then the monitor goes black/goes to sleep. Everything inside the computer is still running at this point I should add. There's no debug code on my motherboard so I'm assuming everything is fine inside. I'm using a HP w2207 monitor with a DVI connection to a ASUS HD4870 GPU. Any input on this strange situation would be greatly appreciated!

(My ghetto hd4870 has 2 DVI on it if that's any help.)

Thanks in advance.

CPU: i5-3570k
MOBO: Asrock Z77 Extreme4
Cooler: Hyper 212+
RAM: Gskill Ripjaws 8gb (2x4) ddr3-1600
PSU: Corsair TX750
HDD: WD Caviar Black 500gb
OS: Windows 7 home premium 64bit
Case: Rosewill Challenger
Monitor: HP w2207

A:Monitor goes to sleep after completion process during Windows7 install


Did you go into Bios setup and make sure that that video is set to PCI-E as 1st choice

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The specs of my current comp:
TV Tuner, nVidia GeForce 9600 GT 512 Mb, 2 identical 19" monitors Acer AL1917 (resolution is 1280x1024, connected via DVI, which gives the total resolution 2560x1024)

For several years I've used Windows XP SP3 x86 with this hardware.
I've taken some photos of the monitors so it can be easily understood.
1. Desktop

2. Right click on the desktop to see this menu (NVIDIA Control Panel & nView Desktop Manager are present there)

3. Settings of NVIDIA Control Panel (Horizontal Span)

4. nView dialog window

5. Video player plays fullscreen over 2 monitors (Media Player Classic, Light Alloy & Windows Media Player)

(P.S. The video is The Bourne Supremacy)
6. TV Tuner plays in windowed mode

7. TV Tuner plays in fullscreen mode

8. TV Tuner plays in fullscreen mode (#2)

9. Youtube playing fullscreen

10. Youtube playing fullscreen (#2)

11. Video settings in a game (Call of Duty - Black Ops), maximum available resolution is 2560x1024 (which is obvious)

12. Game plays in fullscreen mode over 2 monitors

13. Game plays in fullscreen mode over 2 monitors (#2)

So Windows XP supports Dual Monitor in fullscreen without any additional software. And it is very good.

And now I installed Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (on a separated drive)
1. Desktop (I used the same background image). And it looks the same.

2. Right click on the desktop to see this menu (only NVIDIA Control Panel is present here. I guess nV... Read more

A:Windows7 can't do a real fullscreen for Dual Monitor system

The difference between the two systems is not Windows XP or Windows 7 feature set, its the drivers for your video card. In your own screen shots in the Nvidia control panel you setup "Horizontal Span" on the Windows XP machine. That is the feature that is giving you the desired effect. (This feature is not built into Windows XP.)

Today, things are much different with the Nvidia drivers, the functionality that you are looking for is under a different system. Which problem will not function. Nvidia calls it Surround.

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I have a pc running windows 7 pro 64 bit, I received a update from windows and when the computer rebooted my monitor and key board will not work. I don't know what to do now, I can't even get it to boot in safe mode. Any Ideas?


A:windows7 update now my monitor and key board wont work.

Do you have the Windows disk. Boot from the disk and choose Repair.

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Hi all,

I still have the same laptop. I had Windows XP and it was OK to detect a second monitor (the beamer for instance)
Once I changed my system to Windows 7; No recognition at all for a second monitor in the screen resolution properties !!

Any clue , please ?


A:Windows7 (64 bits; Version: Enterprise) does not detect second monitor

Couple of links here for you:

Work and play better with multiple monitors

Guided Help: Dual monitor setup is easy in Windows 7!

Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly

You might also want to go to your video card's website and download the latest drivers making sure you choose the 64-bit version.

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My system is crashing daily to critical kernel-power issue.

I have Windows 7 x64 professional installed on a Lenovo T500. The only hardware I've customized is replacing the 160 GB drive with a 500 GB drive and put 2GB more memory. Im using discrete graphic only mode (it uses only ati 3650).

The system specs are

Lenovo T500 (2082-53G)
Core 2 Duo P8600 @ 2.4 Ghz
ATI Mobile Radeon 3650
Intel Wifi 5300 agn
bluetooth, and WWAN

I am running the latest BIOS: v3.13-1.06.
And also the latest drivers from lenovo and so on.

My laptop has been running fine until now. I have checked memory with memtest86 and memtest86+ and it passed the test. HD is tested also and it is good.

Thoughts, suggestions?

Attached file contains the minidump for the bug.

This is the XML for kernel-power crash:

<Event xmlns="">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />







<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-05-04T17:28:51.658814300Z" />


<Correlation />

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A:Lenovo t500 BSOD Kernel-power issues (windows7 x64)

Initially I would have suspected memory and even though you have run memtest86 this is no guarantee it isn't memory , to quote since windows 95 Microsoft have stated about memory testing programs

Defective memory chips may not be detected by memory checking tools. Some memory checking programs are not adequate tests because they do not test RAM in the same way that Windows uses RAM. Most memory checkers use read/write cycles when scanning memory. Since Windows is executing code from memory, it uses execute cycles. Execute cycles are different from read/write cycles and are more vulnerable to parity errors. It is possible for memory checking programs to find parity errors if the memory is extremely faulty.

however your crash BAD_POOL_CALLER (c2) is often caused by drivers which have an invalid memory reference in them somewhere ?

named as the faulting module in your crash is

NETw5s64.sys NETw5s64.sys+e805 fffff880`05870000 fffff880`05f1d000 0x006ad000 0x4aafedb7 15/09/2009 20:40:39

which is your intel network driver and needs updating ?

also these drivers mostly pre-dating windows 7 release

SSPORT.sys fffff880`084e2000 fffff880`084ea000 0x00008000 0x42fbda34 12/08/2005 00:07:32
mdmxsdk.sys fffff880`04871000 fffff880`04875280 0x00004280 0x449716be 19/06/2006 22:27:26
Tppwr64v.sys fffff880`03cb2000 fffff880`03cb8000 0x00006000 0x4535e875 18/10/2006 09:40:21
rimspx64.... Read more

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Hey everyone,I need urgent help with my laptop.

First, today I've been using my laptop - Lenovo G500s with Windows 7 x64 and then electricity in whole city fall out for a moment any my laptop turned off because I am not using laptop with battery inserted at home.

Electricity fall off happend before of course, but this time it was different.

When I turned on my laptop, it started to make wierd, not very loud noise, like 30 times *beep*, like when the truck is reversing (a bit slower). And I recieved this error:

find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /webaolu
Error 15: File not found
Press any key to continue...

So when I press key...

First 6 opinions return to same error as mentioned above and last two are consoles. After I try to reboot using console command "reboot" it reboots the computer and it stuck at "Lenovo" welcome screen and it stays forever on the screen.

I've found a lot of threads of this but always helped Windows Repair from installation disc, but when I enter disc and set CD/DVD mechanic as first (priority) in BIOS, it doesnt load the disc and doesnt even show "press key to boot from disc..." message.
The only thing it shows is black background with blinking ( - ) symbol and after while it returns back to the error above.

Yes, I bought this laptop without OS (it has MS-DOS I guess).

But I managed to boot Windows Installation disc from USB drive. Everything's going fine, it loads up the insta... Read more

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I need to retrieve some old info from my old tower. Is it possible to hook the old tower to the new one and use it as a big memory bank? And if so, how do I do it?

A:Hooking old tower to new tower to retrieve old programs

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.

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Just bought a HP Elite-400f machine. I replaced the stock power supply (which was 300w max) with a 550w rocketfish. I also replaced the wimpy stock video card with a 9800gtx+. The computer worked great for a while, but then i started getting trouble.

Randomly freezes(total freeze. mouse will not move, keyboard yields no response)
Randomly reboots
When I bring it back up after a random reboot there's no response on monitor, but it comes up after I reboot again
I've got a blue screen a couple times that says something about memory. It's almost too quick to read.
Once it let off a series of steady beeps one after another very rapidly. I've never herd a beep code like it before.

Attempted so far:
Checked all cables
Updated video drivers
Ran factory reset

My specs are:
HPE-400f [Windows 7 Home premium 64bit]
Motherboard: H-ALvorix-RS880-uAtx
RAM: 8gig DDR3 10600u
Video 9800gtx+
Processor: AMD phenom II 945 quad

I'm really at a loss here, and this is my main use computer. Can anybody help me out?

A:Solved: Windows7 machine freezing and blue screening after power supply and graphics

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Dell 19 inches Monitor come with the Dell Mini-tower/XP:

The screen does not appear due to 'power saving' upon pushing 'power' button at the right corner bottom, although the PC running fine. When I used the other monitor with the same Dell PC, the screen comes right away.

How to 'unstuck' power saving in order to get the screen?

Thanks for your help in advance

A:Solved: 19 Inches DELL Monitor got stuck due to 'Power Saving' upon pushing power but

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Forgot to ask this in my last thread. Is there any difference between a mid-tower ATX case and a full-tower other than height? Thanks.

A:Mid-Tower and Full-Tower Cases

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I asked this question once before here, only on the video boards - got nowhere then, and I've changed almost all my hardware but the video card (and reinstalled with the upgrades) since then - so I'm giving it another whirl here.

My monitor won't power off consistently. It's an ingoing issue, and has lived through more than one complete format & reinstall, and more recently a motherboard/CPU swap, and now a new monitor. I ended up with a burn in my old monitor, and would love to avoid burning into this one too.

It cropped up sometime after I switched to LCD from CRT, but I'm not sure it's related to that - it didn't happen immediately with the switch.

Neither Google searches nor searches here have turned anything up. Help, please!

Here are my machine specs (everything's at stock speeds), a cpu-z dump and hijackthis log:

2x1gb ram
AGP x850xtpe
acer 2216W (previously a Princeton 19" LCD)

Number of processors 1
Number of cores 2 per processor
Number of threads 2 (max 2) per processor
Name Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Code Name Conroe
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz
Package Socket 775 LGA
Family/Model/Stepping 6.F.6
Extended Family/Model 6.F
Core Stepping B2
Technology 65 nm
Core Speed 1863.1 MHz
Multiplier x Bus speed 7.0 x 266.2 MHz
Rated Bus speed 1064.6 MHz
Stock frequency 1866 MHz
Instruction sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T
L1 Data cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associa... Read more

A:[moved from other h/w]My monitor won't power down correctly, as set in power options:


Im not seeing anything out of line, except no antivirus and possibly no firewall..

Curious how a 3d screensaver looks to be running while you took that log

there is a kb article related to that although i doubt its part of the problem

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I have a cyberpower pc with win 7 that i got a few months ago. It has been running perfectly until today. I was playing world of warcraft and all of the sudden everything froze and there was a sound like the audio got stuck like eeeeeeeeeeeeee. Since everything was frozen I tried to alt=f4 to get to desktop, wouldn't work. I hit the reset button and that didn't do anything. So I shut the power off, turned it back on, all the computer lights and fans came on but the monitor stays black and a box pops up saying power saving mode. There are also no lights on my keyboard. I tried unplugging the monitor and plugging back in, it stays the same. I tried a different keyboard and no lights come on it either. I have no idea what could have gone wrong with this, I play WoW nearly every day and have never had a problem. Hopefully someone can help. Since I cannot get into the BIOS or even to the desktop I can't give you any system specs. Hopefully I can look up any info you need. I am on another computer in my house so I will check back to see if anyone can start helping me. Thanks!

A:PC crashed seems to power on but monitor in power saving mode?

After turning off the power once again it finally came back on. I would like to see what actually happened or if there is something wrong in this computer that caused it. Please let me know what sort of log files, etc. you need to see.

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I need some help. I have acomputer monitor that is roughly 10 years old. THe monitor last night decided to suddenly turn off and the power button started blinking. I unplugged the power to the monitor and let it sit overnight. This morning I went and plugged the power back into the monitor and pressed the power button on it. When I pressed the power button the button started blinking again. I have never had a monitor die like this and I would like to know why it died and if it can be fixed. Some more info is that i had only been on the computer for less than 2 hours. I have not spilled anything on the computer, the vent is completely uncovered, and the computer is in good working conditions according to the mannual. I need to know asap please. The tower still works perfectly fine it is only the monitor.

A:Monitor is black and the power button on the monitor is blinking

If you could try the monitor on another PC, that would confirm the monitor is faulty. In any case if the monitor is bad and considering its age, it would be best to just replace it. It would not be worth fixing.

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I prefer to manually power down the monitor rather than rely on the "Turn off the display" setting in Power Plan Settings. Is there a major difference? Good, Bad, Ugly, das macht nichts? Any critical concerns I need be aware of?


A:Monitor Power Off vs Display Off via Power Plan

I don't know of any G/B/U. What ever way you choose.

I personally turn power off to my computer and everything plugged into it after a proper shut down.

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My power supply died a few days ago and I have replaced it. My PC will now boot but will not send a signal (turn on) the monitor. Everything on the PC seems to work but it just will not turn on signal to the monitor. I have tried two different monitors with the same result.




A:Power supply died, now monitor will not power on

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Since installing latest version of windows 10 my monitor cannot be powered off via the on/off switch. After shutiing down the computer the monitor goes into sleep mode and does not respond to the switch . The computer and its monitor are used infrequently and are completely powered off when not in use. Short of crawling under the desk and pulling the plug I would like to have the on/offf switch reactivated. Appreciate any help.

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I have the screen saver set to turn on in one minute, and then the power scheme set up for the monitor to turn off after two minutes. This is what happens: The screen saver turns on, then the monitor turns off but only for about 1 second before jumping to the desktop. If I set the screen saver and monitor off feature to both be after one minute, the monitor turns off and stays off. This was working before I had to do a fresh install of windows for an internet explorer issue. Could it be a driver issue? Any ideas?

Windows xp sp2.

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My pc came with preinstalled Windows 7 x32, later I came to know it is an OEM version.. now i want to switch to x64 architecture(same Windows edition), ..can I do a clean install Windows 7 x64 (retail) over my Windows 7 x32bit(OEM)....and use my OEM product key to activate it?

A:Windows7 32bit OEM Productkey to activate Windows7 retail x64bit

Simple answer is yes.
You will probably need to use telephone activation to get it activated.

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I have an HP Compaq dx2000mt desktop that has windows7 32bit enterprise installed on it. I tried to install windows7 home 32bit to replace the enterprise OS. As I was installing it stated the old OS would be marked, XXX.old and it went forward, then came to a point where there were booting errors. and it stopped installing. Now I am left with a half install, and a full OS the boot section now in its own drive named disk 0 system reserved.
I partioned the C drive and allocated 20gb and tried to install there. I received the same errors seems that my boot.ini is stuck in the system reserved and I cant figure out how to incorporate disk 0 over to disk C, so that my boot is in the same disk drive.
I have really messed this one up. I have installed an operating system before and never had so much trouble.
Any advice would be helpful.
And please if you have an answer, something for me to do, it needs to be A.B.C.'d out step by step as Im not an expert. But I guess I already proved that...
Thank you in advance.

A:Failed install windows7 home to windows7 enterprise

Clean Install Windows 7

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My new computer arrived today with Windows7 64 installed. (happydance)
My old computer has Windows7 32 installed.

Before I start attacking both computers, thought I better ask beforehand or the b/f will 'kill' me

Can I remove the hard drive from the old computer, install it as a 2nd drive in the new computer and be able to access all the data (documents, photos, messages saved in outlook and my favourites etc) on it from the new Windows7 64bit primary drive?

(I wasn't sure which sub-forum to ask this question in, hope in here is OK.)


A:Windows7 64 reading windows7 32 drive?

Hi Jaibird,

A hard disk is not 32-bit or 64-bit and does not depend upon the installed OS.

Yes, in some parts and no in others.
You can access files/folders from the partition Hard Disk (Documents, Photos, Favourites).. But you cannot get the messages saved in outlook.

Be advised that the (Documents, Photos, Favourites) will NOT merge into your current Windows 7 64-Bit.


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When I boot up, I get my bios screen then after checks are made my screen goes into power down mode and the only way out of this mode is to turn the power off to the PC (HP Vectra vei8). It will then reboot with scandisk and into win98b desk top and power down, I then control/alt/del and it reboots (with no scandisk) to the desktop OK. I can get into desktop if I leave the monitor power off (LG 500LC)and power it on after I'm at the desktop. The monitor does have a built in menu but I cannot find a power down 'off' setting. I have e-mailed LG but no answer yet. I have also looked into win98 power management and find no error. When into the desk top it can power down and be reactivated through the mouse movement. I run a screen saver to avoid power down because of the problems. Any suggestions/ideas please. I have checked the LG help with no help found.


A:monitor power down

I have a similar problem, my computer sets the monitor to power-saving mode at random times and it won't wake up. I have swapped my monitor with two others, and the problem still continues. I have tried upgrading the video card driver (x-micro MX-420) but that does not correct the problem. I usually reinstall from a ghost image, but tried a new Windows XP install from the CD. The monitor powered down during the install but I noticed it happened about the same time the windows installer was checking hardware, at the point where it polls the monitor or video card. (I think it was polling I could see the monitor flick on and off like when testing resolution). Anyone else had this problem?

I am going to swap the video card at a friends place on the weekend, will report back on that.

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I have a KDS 17" Monitor that last me for 4 years and all of a sudden it went dead...NO POWER, no lights. I opened the monitor and replaced the fuse and still the same power. It's not the computer cause I hooked up another monitor and that works fine.

Does anyone know why?

A:Monitor has no power at all

Probably just went bad. Be extremely careful in inside the monitor as some parts in there hold a charge even when unplugged.

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My computer was on through the night like always, screen saver going and I could see everything on the monitor just fine. I wake up, my monitor is powered on, cuz I can see the green power light, but I can't see anything on the screen. If I turn off the monitor and turn back on, I can see the screen for about a split second. I tried unplugging and replugging all cables in/out. I've tried shutting down the computer for a while. Even restarting it as well. Nothing seems to work. It has power to it, I just can't see the screen.

A:Monitor has power, but can't see anything

For simpler hardware issues like this, we try to isolate the variables, meaning we'll test one different thing at a time. In this case we can make it simple and have just have two things to test: your computer and your monitor (shouldn't need to test things like the video card etc.)

Try plugging the monitor into another computer. If it works then there is a problem with your computer somewhere, like in the video card. If that's the case we can do some more detailed diagnostics.

Plug another monitor into your original computer. If it works then your original monitor has an internal issue, and you might be out of luck.

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Hey guys,

I have a small flat screen HP vs15c monitor that all of a sudden kicked the bucket. It does not power on. Is this something I can fix on my own given help and is it even worth me keeping as far as cost to fix?

Thanks for any feedback.

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I have a 17" Acer LCD monitor on a WIN 98 computer. There is no power to this monitor. No lights, If I take this monitor to another pc it works fine. If I put a different monitor on the WIN 98 it does not work. Have plugged into a power plug that I know works. This would suggest it's the VGA port, but why do I have atleast a power light on the monitor?
I'm confused.

A:no power to LCD monitor

your graphics card may be damaged or not seated properly, open the case, check inside to see if the card is seated correctly, maybe remove the card and insert it again, if that doesnt work, i would suggest, taking that card to another pc and see if the monitor works, if it doesnt then that card is broken.

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When I power up my computer I see a black screen when I turn the power button of on the monitor then back on the monitor will then turn on . It does not do it all the time but is getting more frequent. I did get a video card a couple of weeks ago. Can someone please help with this.!!

A:Power up Monitor

First things first... Try another monitor. What kind of monitor is it? LCD or CRT?

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I'm confused. I had a Power Mac 6100 with a View Sonic 15" monitor (5 years old) using a NEC VGA to MAC adapter that came with it when I bought it used. A short time ago I got a 9500 and a 7600. The same adapter worked great with both, I had all the resolutions. The 9500 has a three year old 15" monitor and the 7600 has a new 17" monitor.
I got a 640X480 VGA to MAC adapter from ebay but it would not work with the 6100/View Sonic. So I put the NEC adapter back on the 6100 and put the 640X480 adapters on my 9500 and 7600. It works on my 9500 (15" monitor) but on the 7600 with the 17" monitor the hole picture is there but it uses only two-thirds of the screen and I loss all the on screen programing.
So I went to ebay and got two Raster Ops VGA to MAC adapters with dip switches that can handle 640X480, 832X624, 1024X768 and 1152X870. These won't work at all. My monitor says NO SIGNAL DETECTED.
What am I missing? Can you explain whats up? I must be missing something since the NEC adapter (with no dip switches) on the 6100 does a great job on all of them (but it's the only one that will work at all on the 6100).
Thanks, Richie confused

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Yesterday my monitor would power down (blank screen) after 5 or 6 min. of inactivity, now for some unknown reason it stays on. How can I correct this?

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hello i am new to the forums, joined because i need help.
i have searched these forums and found various issues similar but i cant seen to relate it totally to mine,
so this is whats happening with me.. my pc works fine, monitor fine, but what happens is, if i accidently turn my pc of, from mains, for electric cuts off, then when i go to to turn my pc on, everything powers up, but my monitor, it refuses to turn on, even after re doing the wires plugs and what nots it will not turn on, so i leave the pc, go to bed, i wake up and it turns on, it seems like i need to leave the pc dead for hours on end before the monitor turns on, like it needs cooling or summat, but before you say my power supply or fan, it is more then adequate, these are the specs for my pc
Intel® Core?i7 Processor i7-940 (4 X 2.93GHz) 4.8GTs/8MB Cache
ASUS® P6T DELUXE: DDR3, SATAII, 2 x PCI-e x16, 2 PCI, 1 x PCI-e x1
RAID (HDD 1 & 2)
896MB GEFORCE GTX260 PCI Express + DVI
Sound Blaster® Audigy® SE with 7.1 Surround Sound (£19)
CoolerMaster CM Stacker 831 Silver Aluminium Case
600W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£58)
now it has done this from like day one which was bout 3months ago(i rarely turn my pc off) and it use to do this then aswell but i alwaya thought it was a setting in control panel to send t... Read more

A:Monitor will not power

Pull the Sound Blaster card and see if the monitor behaves

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my flat screen monitor will not turn on

A:monitor will not power up

Welcome to TSG.

What kind, brand of monitor is it? I guess you have checked that is is plugged in on both ends properly.
Did it work before?
How old is it and did something happen to it recently?

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i have a CTL 170Lx 17" lcd monitor that the light fashes from yellow to green and back again.
according to the manual it is in power saving mode. but i can't turn on the monitor to fix it.
i unplugged it from the wall power and from the graphics card and it still won't work. i tried my other monitor and it works fine.

A:Monitor has power but...

"i tried my other monitor and it works fine"... Is this monitor an LCD type too?

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