Monitor blacks out upon startup.

July 24, 2010 at 07:26:34
Specs: Windows XP
My monitor keeps blacking out upon startup. I can push the monitor's on/off button and whatever I'm on (desktop/web page) will flash briefly- enough to let me move my cursor a bit. Eventually it works normally but getting online is very frustrating when you can't see what you're doing. The blacking out periods seem to be getting longer also.

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July 25, 2010 at 14:17:34
Try ( borrow ) another monitor.

Information about computer monitors
Degauss monitor
How do I adjust my monitor through the buttons on the front?
WinXP: Customizing the Look
WinXP: Messing with the Display
What does "Optimal" Refresh Rate really mean?
To change the refresh frequency for your monitor

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