I have a Windows 98se and it will boot up fine but after a little while the screen will go blank, the hard drive light stays on (not blinking) but I cannot get back into it until I reboot then it will do the same thing again. I have replaced the video card and it still does the same thing. Any ideas?
1. RE: Computer screen goes blank but hard drive light is on roxbcs Aug-16-02 12:35 PM In response to message 0
Try to reset the power management settings in control panel.
If you choose to set all settings to always on, on default they are set to go idle on 45 min or 1 hr.
2. RE: Computer screen goes blank but hard drive light is on MexBoy Aug-16-02 09:27 PM In response to message 0
I had the same problem a while ago. It isn't the video card but the monitor. i spent hours messing with the video card and i think i did more damage to it for no good reason. Came to the conclusion it was the monitor and sent it back to the manufacturer. They sent me another one and it never happened again. i think it is from the heat.
3. RE: Computer screen goes blank but hard drive light is on t0nystump Aug-19-02 08:08 AM In response to message 2
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I have had the same problem plenty of times. I rebooted it and it ran just fine. I also have found out that it might be somthing to do with a powersupply that is just about to go out (this is based off my exp.)
4. RE: Computer screen goes blank but hard drive light is on lbyard Aug-19-02 03:47 PM In response to message 3
If it isn't a green setting in Windows, it is usually a relay in the monitor or the cable going from the computer to the monitor. Holding-in the power-on switch on the monitor will usually determine if it is the relay. Wiggling the cable will often show when it is at fault. Larry