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Monitor problem
olindherr Nov-13-01 00:14 AM
I interchanged the monitor (one DELL and one Packard Bell) of my two computers and after restarting the computer with the Packard Bell monitor, Windows 98 appeared on the screen and started scanning with Scandisk and the screen just went blank (black out)after finished scanning. Can you please help me with this problem? Thank you.

1. RE: Monitor problem
lbyard Nov-13-01 10:50 PM
In response to message 0
Press any key. Try the other monitor? Larry

2. RE: Monitor problem
olindherr Nov-14-01 05:19 AM
In response to message 1
It works okay with the other monitor (Dell), Thanks to your suggestion. At least I have peace of mind now that I know that there's nothing wrong with my PC, but where can I get a driver for my Packard Bell Monitor Model No. 1020 so I can continue using it? Can you recommend any site to load the driver that I need?

3. RE: Monitor problem
olindherr Nov-14-01 09:12 PM
In response to message 2
This is a follow up information regarding what I'm trying to do. The PC I have is my experimental project AMD AT case. It is 20Gig, OS Win98. I used an old monitor Packard Bell to start with. Then I bought a 19"Dell Monitor and used it with another PC that I also assembled. This time it's an Me. I subscribed to @home and soon I'll be using your networking procedure. Before networking I tried to interchanged the monitor. At first, the Dell monitor won't work with the othert PC, too.Aafter downloading some driver for DEll from Dell website it's working okay. The PC w/ Packard Bell monitor keep stalling. I tried to hook it again on the same monitor as you advised me to do. It works fime. Now I don't have a monitor for the inexpensive pC thatI assembled recently. Please advise me how to make this monitor work again.

4. RE: Monitor problem
lbyard Nov-14-01 09:48 PM
In response to message 3
Try right-clicking your Windows Desktop with you mouse, Properties, Settings, Advanced, Monitor… and try one of the Windows generic Monitors for the PB monitor, or Dell for the Dell monitor (I am a bit confused (or too tired to read it again) what monitor you have connected to which computer, etc.). Larry

5. RE: Monitor problem
olindherr Nov-16-01 08:29 AM
In response to message 4
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to confuse you. Let me re phrase the whole thing. When I used my PC with Dell monitor it works fine. But everytime I changed to Packard Bell monitor model 1020 (which I used and worked before), it will only display the usual booting information, run the scandisk and then turn blank. I can't continue after that, just blank. I can't even right click it the way you're suggesting. My O.S is Win 98. Please help. Don't give up on me. Thanks

6. RE: Monitor problem
lbyard Nov-16-01 06:57 PM
In response to message 5
F8 Windows just before it starts, boot to the Safe Mode, and try the procedure in my last post. Larry

7. RE: Monitor problem
olindherr Nov-17-01 09:12 AM
In response to message 6
Thank you, Thank you and Thank you. You're really very good. F8 and Safe mode is the key. It's fixed finally. Happy Thanksgiving to you Larry!
Dan

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