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#1 chapr

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 08:44 AM

I recently replaced an hp pavillion running XP with an e-machine pc running windows 7. My old monitor, an hp f1703 flat panel lcd was still working. with Windows 7 it starts to load windows then the monitor goes black with an adjust resolution screen, which is set correctly. I have checked/updated everything I can think of (drivers, etc.) and the computer will boot in safe mode. The hp f1703 seems to be fine, and I even reset the monitor's On Screen Display menu to factory settings. Have spoken with emachine reps and they're clueless ... also have posted messages/received answers from the HP forum members ... again, problem will not go away. If I hook up an old CRT style monitor, everything boots normally, no problems. I even tried hooking up the hp flatscreen monitor to an older/different emachine running Windows 7 64 bit and get the exact same monitor error message (re: resolution should be set to 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz ... WHICH IT IS). The only thing these two different emachines with the exact same monitor error would have in common is Windows 7. Please help!

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:23 AM

I would check the cables you use for the LCD Monitors, since I am sure the CRT has a cable that is permanently attached to it.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:54 AM

If the monitor displays fine in Safe Mode, I'd say the cabling is fine.

Try installing the Monitor driver as "Plug and Play Monitor" and not any of the HP software/drivers for that monitor that Windows 7 may try to install.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:27 PM

Seems like the common denominator here is emachine.

Maybe the video card they supply is not compatible with your HP monitor. emachine is not exactly known for their top quality. They are usually low budget machines.

Did your old HP have an external video card, or built into the motherboard? Probably built in,( as is the case with most OEM machines) so the thought of installing it on the emachine is probably mute. But you see what I'm trying to say?

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:07 AM

try to install the drivers at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...;product=324213

windows 7 32/64 bits

It show software downloads

Edited by coxchris, 22 July 2010 - 09:10 AM.

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