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Screen Is Dim At Splash Screen

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#1 Hasledash


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Posted 22 April 2008 - 04:22 PM

I'm sure yall read this all the time. I'm not sure this right place for this, but I'm not sure if this a software, hardware, or OS issue.

Little System info:

AMD 64 X2 3800+ CPU
6800 GS OC Nvidia Vid card PCI-e x16
MS-7185 , K8N SLI motherboard
2 GB DDR Ram
N19S Hyundai monitor

I have had this problem for a long time and just been living with it but would like to get it resolved. When ever i start up my computer, Windows XP Pro, the LCD screen will be very very dim at the splash screen. It will sit there from 30seconds to 5 minutes then the screen will brighten up and continue on in to windows.
Here are some odd things I have found: if I hit the "F9" key, kinda like you would the "F8" key for safe mode, the splash screen comes up fine and boots to windows. If I press the "F8" key and get to the boot option screen and select normal boot the system boots without issue. If I use a different monitor it boots without issue. This last thing made me think monitor issue but I can't resolve the issue, since the monitor doesn't do this on another system. :thumbsup: So I'm completely stumped.

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#2 Hasledash

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:46 AM

No one has any ideas?

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 01:05 PM

F9 is non-functional with Windows. Look in your motherboard manual to see if it serves any purpose with the BIOS. Other than that all I can suggest is check for bent pins in the monitor cable and make sure the connection is secure
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