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SONY monitor randomly displays ETI information box

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#1 Doctor Carl

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 02:38 PM

SONY monitor "information" message pops-up all day long. Goes away with a monitor restart.

My sweetie has a SONY SDM-HS95 plugged-into her machine running XP Pro, more details below.

For about 2 weeks now, and at random times, the monitor's "information" box appears with the following data: "ETI: 09562 H". When the box appears, sometimes it's the same number, and sometimes numbers progress to the next one. I started noting the time for the most recent four entries. Here's what I have collected so far:

ETI: 09562 H
ETI: 09564 H
ETI: 09565 H
ETI: 09566 H - 5:40 PM
ETI: 09567 H - 5:41 PM
ETI: 09568 H - 5:44 PM
ETI: 09569 H - 6:54 PM

It is definitely a message generated by the monitor because 1) the graphics match others shown in the manual (which I have actually read), and 2) taking a screen shot appears to be impossible...(I did bust out my camera and take a shot)

While searching online for any possible clue of an answer (SONY online 'chat' was useless), I see that for some of their products (camcorders?), ETI stands for 'elapsed time information' or something like that...though what I found was not specific to a monitor....so, I remain....clueless.

I sent her to the SONY site; she downloaded and installed the latest driver (from something like 2004). It appears that all the information from 'before' and 'after the recent driver installation, information shown in System Information, remained the same as if no new driver was installed. (Yes, she restarted afterwards. Maybe when we installed this monitor a few months ago either she, I, or Windows found the right driver). The monitor was in service and working fine until about a week ago. Generally, the monitor is OK, it's just this pesky box...

Device Manager\Monitors correctly lists: SONY SDM HS95

Right clicking the SONY SDM HS95 entry yields two drivers:

I am not sure which of these two is being used.

System Information\components\display shows everything at the bottom of this post.

I let the Windows Driver Wizard loose on the internet to see if it could locate a better driver. It was not able to.

I'd love to know what these information (dialog) messages are supposed to mean and how to 'fix' them because it's a bother to have to either hit the display's menu button or power button to get rid of them so she can work for a while longer....(for anything from a few minutes to 45 minutes)

I wonder how to confirm if the driver actually got installed.

Your thoughts and help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you, again...





Name Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller
PNP Device IDPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2572&SUBSYS_42468086&REV_02\3&267A616A&0&10
Adapter Type Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller, Intel Corporation compatible
Adapter Description Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller
Adapter RAM 64.00 MB (67,108,864 bytes)
Installed Drivers ialmrnt5.dll
Driver Version
INF File oem5.inf (iSPDG section)
Color Planes 1
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1280 x 1024 x 60 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xF0000000-0xF7FFFFFF
Memory Address 0xFFA80000-0xFFAFFFFF
I/O Port 0x0000EC00-0x0000EC07
IRQ Channel IRQ 16
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\ialmnt5.sys (, 88.28 KB (90,395 bytes), 10/29/2003 3:33 PM)
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 03:08 PM

wow, this is a interesting problem I have done some research and have found that you have not had any success on any other forums either and I will have to continue to search for a problem. I just want you to know that I am now determined to try to find a solution for this because you have had such a problem with it. :thumbsup: I shall return with a solution. :huh:
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#3 Doctor Carl

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 06:44 PM

Great! I look forward to any suggestions short of using the monitor for target practice - lol

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