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I seem to be having a constant problem with one of my monitors. When I boot up, the monitor light stays yellow. I must turn off the PC via the power button because there is no reset button. On turning it on again the monitor works and I am in the BIOS safe mode. There is always a warning telling me the CPU speed is set wrong (1250Mgz) which I know to be the correct speed for the CPU. I can then get into windows from the BIOS. I have tried a different monitor with cable and a different AGP card with the same results.I even reformatted the HDD thinking XP was playing up, but it works fine on my other PC. The motherboard is an Asus A7V333. OS is xp pro with 1248mbs DDRam.
I think that might be the problem if the time and date were showing wrong, but they don't. I just can't understand why the monitor will not kick in first boot, but will on subsequent boots, although it will always come up with the message about what mode should it start.ie: Normal, last good config or safe.
I have tried all the things you mentioned as in my first post. What i maybe didn't make clear was that when on the first boot, the monitor clicks to yellow. I hold the main power button in for 5 secs to switch off. I found that just using the reset button did nothing. Then, when I boot up again, I push power and monitor buttons together. Thats when it goes into the BIOS and I push F10 and get windows back. Could it be a prob with the M/board.???