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fortkentdad December 2, 2012 10:00 AM

Monitor Turns Off during reboot
 
When I reboot my system one of my monitors turns itself off. It is not the end of the world as the fix is to press the on-off button (twice for some reason) and it comes back on. I've looked through the menu on the monitor there is nothing about auto-off. It is one monitor of three. Curiously this monitor (#3 of 3) is identical to #1. which does not shut off during reboot. Only monitors 1 & 3 show the bios boot up, the centre monitor is off until I get to the windows log in, only 1 & 3 show the dual boot option (which comes up in DOS format not the Windows 8 graphic format).

Just a bit of a bother, it works fine, just needs me to reach over an turn it back on, it just bugs me about why it does this.

:)

fortkentdad December 2, 2012 11:22 AM

It does this on a restart, but if I select power off, when I turn the system back on the monitor comes back on with the rest of the system. Weird?

sswilson December 2, 2012 11:38 AM

Have you tried swapping the cables? Almost makes me think that one of the pins isn't passing a wakeup signal to the monitor.

fortkentdad December 7, 2012 09:50 PM

Probably AMD's Catalyst
 
The quest to find the cause continues but I think I've narrowed the problem down to AMD's Catalyst Program in Win8.

The monitor does not shut off when I do a full shut down and then turn the PC back on again, the monitor fires up just fine (a few seconds after the left hand monitor which always comes on first, these are identical monitors). Both show the bios boot screen, then the DOS style OS choice screen. The Center monitor does not work until either Windows 7 or 8 is loaded.

It also does not shut itself off if I reboot from Windows 7.

I recently totally cleared my Win8 OS SSD, reformatted it and reloaded Windows 8. (I was getting lots of "Error 2203" and all efforts to correct that error were failing). So I reloaded Windows 8, and lo and behold the monitor did not shut off during the reboot, . . . until I loaded AMD's Catalyst program. Now that is part of a package of programs loaded as utilities from my motherboard's CD, but I'm pretty sure the problem is with Catalyst as that program manages the displays & obviously the monitors.

I also was able to get Adobe Elements to work in Win8 with my Win8 reset. I'll have to see if any of the games will load and play in my renewed Win8, or not. Maybe I'll just be happy they work in Win7.

fortkentdad December 7, 2012 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 674903)
Have you tried swapping the cables? Almost makes me think that one of the pins isn't passing a wakeup signal to the monitor.

If it was a cable it would not matter whether I was rebooting from Win7 or Win8, or so my thinking goes.

jaysonkurt December 9, 2012 04:47 AM

I did not read that you uninstall and reinstall the catalyst? Guess it is good to try it.

fortkentdad December 9, 2012 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaysonkurt (Post 676552)
I did not read that you uninstall and reinstall the catalyst? Guess it is good to try it.

Yep, and I even have tried the new beta release to see if any of the fixes address this issue, ... nope. Still need to press that power button three time if I select restart in Windows 8. Just a curious oddity. If that is the worst problem I'll have, I'll take it.

KaptCrunch December 10, 2012 10:33 AM

turn off the green future for moniter

fortkentdad December 14, 2012 04:50 PM

Green Future
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KaptCrunch (Post 676843)
turn off the green future for moniter

OK - how do I do that, never seen "green future" in any of my settings.

KaptCrunch December 15, 2012 09:44 AM

i see that cmos doesn't give any settings

try here MS


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