monitor turns black but tower stays on

Hewlett-packard / El466aa-aba a1330n
August 2, 2010 at 21:59:57
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.387 GHz / 958 MB
Well Every time I hook this computer up after a while the monitor screen turns black. The little orange light turns orange indicating that there is no signal. The weird thing is my computer tower light is still on but when i try to hold down the power button on the tower its unresponsive. So then i have to completely disconnect the power cord. Right now im runnning in safe mode with Networking (duh) and im not having any trouble. It seems to be software related.
Manufacturer: Hp pavilion 061
Model: El466aa-aba a1330n
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
CPU/Ram: 2.387 GHz / 958 MB
Video Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series
Sound Card: Realtek AC'97 Audio

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August 3, 2010 at 00:31:25
It sounds like a problem with your PC rather than the monitor. Does it happen under a certain set of circumstances, for example when the grpahics card is being put under strain by a game?

The first thing I'd do is visit the ATI site and update the drivers for your graphics card. If that doesn't resolve it, try taking the side off your tower and, if possible, stand a fan near it so that cool air blows across the components. Run the PC and see if the problem persists. If it doesn't, you can almost certainly put it down to an overheating problem.

WARNING - if you're not familiar with the insides of a PC, don't go randomly sticking your hand in there, even if it's powered off.

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August 3, 2010 at 13:35:25
I was observing my power supply box while the computer was on and i noticed that the green light turns off as if there is no power going through it when my screen goes black. So What does this mean? I need a new power supply or just give up hope on the computer altogether? Also, when then green light on the psu goes off the fans all go off as well. I also updated all my drivers to the video card but no luck.
I really appreciate the help MR. Bedo =D

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