Steve Posted February 5, 2009 Report Share Posted February 5, 2009 Question by Reader :: Ask MrGroove Email Form Have two separate computer issues. 1. I have a monitor that is used for two towers, when on the internet one of the towers shows the font as very, very light and rather unreadable. The only way to read the screen is to highlight the page. A friend told me to configure the display (or graphics) chip, do you know how I get into those settings to do that. The computer os is Windows 2003 server service pack 1. 2. On a different computer. upon boot up my monitor will go black, the power for the monitor remains green/on, just the screen goes black. This will happen again once the computer has booted, again a few minutes later, and will repeat 3 times. After the 5 or 6th time it won't happen again until the computer boots up again. I lowered the res to 800x600 and had no black outs, it happens on res 1024x678. The monitor and computer are several months old and this just started happening. Do you know a way to stop this at the res 1024x678? The os is XP service pack 3. Monitor is a Compaq FP 17. -Matthew Hi Matthew! Welcome to the site. Let's see if we can't give you a hand here. 1) I'm not sure what you mean by "Monitor used by 2 towers" but I'm going to assume you have 1 monitor plugged into 2 different computers? So, the first thing I would suggest is manually setting the CONTRAST and BRIGHTNESS settings on the monitor. Hopefully this improves the text a little. Another thing you can do is go into the Display Settings (Right Click on Desktop and Click Properties). Click Appearance and play with the different settings here and under the Effects and Advanced Buttons. [attachment=0]monitorhelp.png[/attachment] Hmm... But does the problem only occur when your surfing the internet on ONE the boxes? It could also be a goofy video card issue..? 2) I think this has more to do with a Hardware issue than Software. Is this a tube monitor? Those are classic for this type of behavior (in my experience). I would check first the cable, then the Monitor then the video card in that order. By checking, try to swap them out with other hardware if possible. * Use a cable from another machine and see if you still have the problem * Plug the monitor into another computer and test * Swap out the video card and test Hope that helps. Keep us updated! Anyone else out there have any ideas? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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