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#1 CoupDeGrace

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:07 PM

Evening fellas, 

 

So recently I've run into an interesting problemm (while trying to fix another problem), my monitor which is Dell P2212H automatically goes into power safe mode whenver I try to launch my PC in safe mode or recovery mode, besides that monitor is working without any problems. I think that problem lies in the fact that I'm using DVI to VGA adapter. If it is indeed the case, is it even possible to do something about it? Also I wanted to reboot my Windows anyway but now I wonder if my monitor will even launch during process.



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#2 Platypus

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:25 PM

That monitor has both DVI and VGA inputs, why would you need an adapter?


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#3 CoupDeGrace

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:33 PM

That monitor has both DVI and VGA inputs, why would you need an adapter?

I don't have VGA port on my graphic card, I do have one on my motherboard tho but it doesn't seem to work, monitor doesn't even launch this way. Besides I don't think I even have DVI cable to begin with. Is it possible to use motherboard port somehow and should I install anything for this?


Edited by CoupDeGrace, 30 August 2017 - 07:35 PM.


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 03:19 AM

Normally if you remove the video card from the system, it will revert to using the mainboard video. If the adapter is just the small plug adapter that fits straight onto the DVI port and connects the DVI-I VGA signal, rather than a powered adapter unit, then it would be unusual for that to have any adverse effect in different operating modes. One exception would be an unusual video card that has to have DVI as the primary video out - that's not common but does exist. Using a DVI-DVI cable would solve that problem.


Edited by Platypus, 31 August 2017 - 03:20 AM.

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