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.
So I'm completely stumped.