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Monitor stuck in standby on booting computer

October 19, 2010 at 04:17:45
Specs: Windows XP, Intel P4 3.0 Ghz / 1GB RAM
When I boot my pc, monitor stays in standby mode.
I think something is wrong with my motherboard....... how can i find out what?

I have Asus P5GD1-VM motherboard, with Intel P4 3.0 Ghz. This motherboard has integrated graphic card Intel Graphic Media Accelerator 900.

This is what I tried: I disconnected everything from my motherboard, then connect 100% working GPU and new hard disk with working XP, and I put RAM that works; monitor was also tested and working fine on another PC.
After that problem was the same, monitor in standby mode.

I pulled out battery from motherboard and with jumpers I reset BIOS, after that when i turn on my pc, you can hear normal beep sound, PC starts and monitor starts, now I can enter in BIOS and in BIOS I can see my HDD and DVD drive, but it wont boot winXP from HDD neither wont's boot XP bootable CD. Maybe I need to do some setup in BIOS now?
But when you quit the bios and computer restarts monitor is gone again!!!!!!

Please help me,
if you need maybe some more details :) just aks.

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October 19, 2010 at 06:19:58
OF course it won't boot the XP on the transplanted hard drive. XP is hardware specific. You obviously installed XP on a different machine and tried to transplant it.

Now you also have reset BIOS to defaults by removing the battery. Did you re-set the boot order to CD First? If not it is not surprising you were unable to boot an XP CD.

You also said you installed a 100% working GPU. Is that a graphics card? Did you set BIOS to use the PCIe Display rather than onboard?

Go back into BIOS and check the settings.

How about listing some make/model numbers ,Graphics card and Powersupply. At least list the powersupply amp/volt ratings.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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October 19, 2010 at 10:08:43
Richard 59, thanks for reply.

I tried once before boot XP on the transplated hard drive on frieds PC and it worked, but never mind that now.
Yes, I did re-set boot order in bios after resetting it to it's defaults, to CD first, secod boot option was hard drive.
Also, yes, that is a graphic card, that also worked before on this computer.
Graphic card is ASUS EAX300SE
Power supply is MS KY-400ATX

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