Moniture shuts down, it works in safe mode

July 24, 2013 at 03:05:58
Specs: Windows XP, 2 GB
Hello! Today I was using Photoshop and some tabs in Chrome were open, but it's usually like that. The monitor went on stand-by and I couldn't do anything from that point. Then it came back and went out again but after that nothing happened anymore. I restarted my PC and the screen was like it was broken, like the black and white noise from TV. I restarted it many times, trying to restore my computer when the settings were ok, but that's what it said: ANALOG
OUT OF RANGE
28.0 kHz / 53 Hz

and that sometimes changed in "28.1 kHz / 53 Hz"
It also almost did a blue screen. I could see it for one second, but then it restarted normally.
It sometimes work to restart it normally, but the monitor shuts down very quickly, I cannot get to do anything like posting this here. Now I am able to use it when it's in safe mode. But when it restarts it still doesn't look right (when I can access BIOS, when Windows is loading, some pixels are not looking okay).

I have Windows XP SP3 Version 2002, 1.87 GHz, 2 GB RAM ( in safe mode is different? Because it now, in safe mode, says 1 GB RAM), Intel(R) Core(TM), 2 CPU, 6300 @ 1.86 GHz


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#1
July 24, 2013 at 04:14:28
Check in BIOS if all 2GB of memory is recognized.
Tap F8 when u start the system and select "Enable VGA mode" then change the resolution and refresh rate or u can reinstall video driver (download new one from board or system manufacture website).

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#2
July 24, 2013 at 07:15:23
I couldn't find information about my RAM anywhere in BIOS. But I tried in VGA mode and I got the same "OUT OF RANGE". I rebooted it several times and I once got to start Windows normally, but I didn't got the chance to change my resolution and refresh rate because I didn't know from where to change the second one. By the time I found out the monitor turned off again. If I get to change it maybe it will work fine. But I wonder what is the reason why it stopped working good with that resolution and refresh rate because I didn't change it in a long time...

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#3
July 24, 2013 at 07:22:52
Uninstall video driver in safe mode then install new one in normal mode.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#4
July 24, 2013 at 08:37:19
I did this, but after I thought it works fine, in some minutes, the monitor went in stand-by again. I noticed that from time to time the screen gets some pink straight lines and the graphics are very low quality. It often happenes after the monitor does that. These appear from the moment it starts to reboots, right when I can go in BIOS. (the lines are pink only on white, on other colours they change colour too, or dissapear).

Later edit: Now that I have changed the resolution to 800 by 600 pixels everything seems fine. It has been over 10 minutes since I started the computer and it's good. I am afraid to change the resolution now because it has been really annoying the whole day and I really hope it won't happen again.


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#5
July 24, 2013 at 19:12:27
Post the system & monitor model number.

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#6
July 24, 2013 at 20:22:30
It's probably either the monitor or video controller. If possible try a different monitor and see if that makes a difference.

Are you using the on-board video or does the computer have a video card installed?


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#7
July 25, 2013 at 07:17:19
My monitor is LG Flatron L1960TQ. And about the video card, all I know is that it is ASUS EN7300GT and the video chipset is nVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT.

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#8
July 25, 2013 at 07:48:12
LG Flatron L1960TQ
http://www.behardware.com/articles/...
Use the native resolution which is 1280 x 1024

Uninstall the current video driver restart the system and use the following driver.
7300GT Win XP (my guess is u have 32 bit version of Win XP)
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-...

U didn't post the machine or board model number so we don't know if it has onboard video or not.

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#9
July 25, 2013 at 07:57:07
The motherboard is ASUS P5L1394. But I swicted back to my old screen resolution: 1280 by 960 and it works just fine. Maybe it just needed one more boot after I installed the driver again. If the problem comes back I will use the driver you recommended.

If during this day everything works fine I will edit this so this post can be marked as solved :) Thank you for your help!


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#10
July 25, 2013 at 08:03:25
I swicted back to my old screen resolution: 1280 by 960
For things to be clear resolution must be set to 1280 x 1024.

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#11
July 25, 2013 at 08:33:54
Now I changed it to 1280 x 1024. It will take time to get used ot it, but if that's better, I will do that :)

Later edit: It seems like it's back to normal, I think re-installing the driver helped. Thank you for taking your time to help me!

Later edit 2: The problem came back. And I did uninstall the driver I had and installed the one you recommended but it doesn't help. Is it okay if I unmark the best answer as this problem is still unsolved? :(


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