Monitor Randomly Goes Into Standby

View sonic / Optiquest
February 7, 2010 at 19:16:59
Specs: Windows XP
I have recently had to reformat my hard drive after a power surge, and now my monitor will randomly go into standby mode even when I'm using programs. Jiggling the mouse will bring it back, so I wasn't all too concerned. Then yesterday while playing an MMO it did this about 6-7 times within 5 or so hours! (Previously it would only happen about once a week.)

Both the computer and monitor are 4.5 years old, and I never updated the graphics card from the one that was embedded into the motherboard. The monitor is set to never go on standby, but is set to go to screensaver after 5 mins. I always turn off the monitor when I leave the computer as well. After reinstalling the OS I forgot to install the software that came with the monitor. It works fine as a plug-and-play, excepting this problem of course. Would having the correct drivers fix the problem?


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#1
February 7, 2010 at 20:59:06
u reformat your system because of power surge? While reformating the system did the monitor put itself in standyby mode? If no then try to install the monitor driver.

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#2
February 8, 2010 at 04:25:59
monitors don't usually have drivers? have you tried reinstalling video drivers instead?

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#3
February 8, 2010 at 05:47:31
The power surge corrupted some of my startup files, so yes, I had to reinstall my OS. I don't remember if the monitor went on standby during the reformatting process, but seeing as it would have had the default settings (standby after ~15 mins) I'd think that would be normal.

No, I have not tried reinstalling the video drivers. I'll try that later today.


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#4
February 12, 2010 at 17:09:46
This did not fix the problem. It's happened several times since I reinstalled the drivers. I got them directly from the manufacturer's site: http://powerspec.com/support/suppor...
Are there any better 3rd-party drivers for the same product?

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