Posted 13 August 2009 - 05:40 PM
I need some help. I have a Gateway 700S running Windows XP Home SP3. Lately it seems that when Windows updates itself I have an issue with the monitor. I recently switched monitors to an old Dell E171FP. I did try to update the driver, but without success. The computer claims it already has an up-to-date driver. Not sure if that is accurate or not.
After the computer updates a window pops up asking me whether or not I want to install updates and shutdown. I click OK, the computer installs all of the updates, then shuts down. When I go to start the computer again, the CPU seems to run fine, however, the monitor goes completely black.
Now for the weird part. After the Dell monitor went black I borrowed my neighbors monitor just to see if it would work on my computer. It worked perfectly. I then hooked up the old Dell again, it didn't work. So, I went out and bought a new monitor. However, just for kicks I hooked up the old Dell one more time, and guess what, it worked perfectly. Something like this happened once before too when I hooked up my tv to the computer. After I did that, the old Dell monitor seemed to work fine when I hooked it up.
Why would this happen? Is it a problem with my CPU or the monitor?