|fortkentdad ||December 7, 2012 10:50 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.