Recently purchased a refurbished HP Pavilion A350N desktop computer. Specifications include a Pentium 4 2.8GHZ processor, 160GB hardrive, nVida Geforce MX440 64MB AGP graphics card, PCI modem, NIC, DVD+R drive, DVD-Rom drive.
The first time I started it up I hooked it up to a brand new Viewsonic E90 19" CRT monitor. The screen keeps going off monentarily when I open or close a new window. Sometimes the screen feezes or some of the text or icons go blurry. Sometimes windows that are closed stay visible until I push the F5 key to refresh the screen.
What I have done to try a remedy the problem is as follows:
-Downloaded and installed updated nVida drivers from HP.
- Removed video card from AGP slot and reinstalled it.
-Did a system recovery using HP's built in recovery utility which basically reformats the NTFS drive partion and reinstalls all of the preloaded software.
- I have tried different screen resolutions. Different color modes.
-Disabled XP visual enhance settings.
The computer does run in the safe mode with no problems. This leads me to think that it is a software problem. Or is it? Don't know.
Would sincerely appreciate anyone willing to offer some assistance in overcoming this display problem.
Tried another monitor to rule out the viewsonic. Other monitor exhibited same momentsary on of behavior. You can actually hear the monitor clicking on then off then on again.