|PC built 12/2009, MSI G41TM-E43 w/ on board DVI video, C2D e7500, 1 stick of Patriot PC -6400 2GB RAM, 80GB boot drive, Win7 32bit, Acer 20" flat panel LCD.|
When I turn it on, I see the MSI branded bios screen and then I see windows begin to start and then the screen goes blank and I get the monitor's "no signal" message. One time it booted all the way into Windows and I thought it was just a fluke that fixed itself. However, when I came back 15 mins later, the screen was blank again and unresponsive to me hitting the ESC or any other keys. 5 more attempts at rebooting resulted in the same blank monitor screen.
I took the monitor and hooked it up on a different Win7 desktop in my house and its working fine on the 2nd PC so I believe the problem is with the PC not the monitor.
On the PC in question, I can boot into safe mode with networking just fine - the video driver is intel G41 express chipset dated 8/15/2010 and version 188.8.131.522 and I haven't done anything to the drivers in quite a while.
Any idea why the video is having problems? memory? mobo? Where do I start?