My monitor does not display anything! Help!?

October 13, 2010 at 14:43:41
Specs: Windows XP
I will try to keep this short and sweet. On a side note: When I turn on my monitor without turning on my computer, the monitor button lights up a solid blue. After several seconds, the monitor turns off and goes into standby because the computer is not on. It is a blue light that blinks on and off.

When i turn on my computer and my monitor, I get two different results. First result is nothing, black screen for several seconds then my monitor goes into standby. After waiting a while, assuming it is on the blue welcome screen because i can not see anything, I click the arrow up key to highlight my account and press enter. I get that infamous Windows XP sound when I login to my account, still a black screen and on standby by the way.

If i get lucky, i will get the second result. First screen is the brand of my motherboard. Second screen is the black screen with the blinking underscore on the top left corner. Third screen is the Windows logo in the center with the loading bar under it. After this screen, it turns black and goes into standby. I click on the up arrow key and press enter. I get the infamous Windows XP login sound again, still a black screen and on standby by the way.

P.S.I actually get three results the first two mentioned and the third result is that moniter works fine, but i did get a bubble coming from system tray saying something like "Display Settings: Your computer's screen resolution and color depth are currently set to a very low level." That was a few weeks ago. Now there are only the two mentioned results.

Custom built computer.
Samsung Syncmaster 932gw.

My knowledge of computers are close to non-existent.

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October 14, 2010 at 04:04:46
Update: I was lucky enough in get into Safe Mode with Networking. The computer and the monitor are working just fine. How come this doesn't happen when i start Windows normally?

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