Monitor shuts off and it's not on standby mode or sleep mode

Gill_nomas
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i am useing Win 98 SE and i was wondering why my monitor shuts off but my computer is still running..sometimes as soon as windows loads it shuts off..or if i pull up a web page sometimes it just shuts off..
also windows did not shut down and it started in safe mode and this came up
ODBC Installer
the ODBC resource DLL( c:windows\system\ODBCINT.DLL)is different version than the ODBC setup DLL (c:windows\system\ODBCCP32.DLL

i dont know if maybe that has something to do with why my monitor shuts down ..
thank you for your time.
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ODbC (Open DataBase Connectivity) or something like that has nothing to do with your monitor.

I assume you checked Control Panel Power Settings to make sure that its not shutting the monitor off.

How about the CMOS, could it be set to power down the monitor.

Other than that, you've got a hardware issue somewhere.

HW
Does the monitor turn back on if you move the mouse or use the keyboard or do you have to reboot to get the monitor working again?
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it's not in the CMOS , i checked there already..and checked the power settings also..
thank you for your answer.

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it's not in the CMOS , i checked there already..and checked the power settings also..
thank you for your answer.

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the monitor does not turn back on when i move my mouse..i have to reboot ..
I think that what I posted above is the answer to your question.  If possible, swap the monitors with another machine.  See if the problem travels.  If it does, then its the monitor.  If not, then its the computer.  If its the computer, then try trading video boards with another computer.

Harry
It could be other things including power supply, heat, etc.  

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If your monitor does not support super low display settings (like the one I have (minimal 1280x1024!!!) it can't display error-pages (blue-screens)
If this is true, you also don't see the complete dos-startup sequence!
If it happens press "ESC" once or press (holding ALT) "TAB" This will switch to another program running.
Try another monitor when the problems occurs. (just switch them while the computer is running)
BEWARE OF ELECTRICITY and SHOCKS! :)




 
Just as a side note: make sure there are no other large electrical devices that are right next to the monitor.  This can often times create interference and cause the monitor to shut off.

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thank you so much for your help, i did as you said..changed the monitor and it still shut off..i changed the video card and it seems to be doing fine right now..i'm hoping it just not moody  monitor =)       ...thing is , i also was having prob with my mouse..when i would boot up it kept coming up that it did not find a mouse attached , i would have to reboot 4 , 5 times before it would work..now it seems to be working fine..

thank you again, i appreciate your knowledge , and your time.
Gill.
Best of luck,

Harry

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