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Monitor gone weird!!!

I've got two computers in a network, one WinXP the other Win98. I rebooted the two computers today, and the WinXP one won't boot; weel actually, the computer boots  but not the monitor! I've tried attaching another monitor, no results! I've also played with the wire and that is not the problem. The other PC's screen is gone all grenny, but i've played with the wires, and that is not the problem, I don't know wath's happening... Don't know if the incidents are related either.

Thanks for the help!
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NRCodyCommented:
This could have been caused by a power spike.
Anyway, I would try to swap the two graphics cards and see if that tells you if one of them are bad.
When you say it boots up but doesn't fire up the monitor, how do you know this?  Can you reach it over a network and check if it is up or does everything just power on?
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Top_nerdAuthor Commented:
What's a power spike?
>>>When you say it boots up but doesn't fire up the monitor, how do you know this?  Can you reach it over a network and check if it is up or does everything just power on?
Well, when it boots, the power light on the box is on and it makes a familiar noise, but it seems to stop at the WinXP booting screen, although i'm not sure.
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likeachildCommented:
I would suggest swapping graphics cards also
see what the problem is: your computer, your monitor, or your graphics card
then it would be easier to solve
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Top_nerdAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all your help, I just clened the video card on the WinXP computer andit fix it all.
Have any idea for the greeny screen on the Win98 computer?
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NRCodyCommented:
When you pull up its OSD (On Screen Display, using the buttons on the monitor, like to change the size of the screen) does that come up in green also?
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Top_nerdAuthor Commented:
no, the OSD hase it's normall colors
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likeachildCommented:
so the Win98 problem has nothing to do with your graphic card or monitor
there is something wrong with the display drivers, I bet

try downloading the latest display drivers for your card and see if that helps

if that doesn't help, trying using the OSD to see if there are any options for "color"
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gecko_au2003Commented:
See if you can degause the monitor, this should be an option in the OSD. That is the only other thing I can think of right now, other then that the suggestions made by likeachild are very good :)
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BertusVanZylCommented:
If its an AGP card, remove it and put it back. In my experience, AGP does sometimes not fit perfectly, even though the card is in the slot.

Just a thought.
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Top_nerdAuthor Commented:
Well, in the OSD, I can ajust the blue and red, but not the green. It says locked right next to it! I'll update the drivers and post my results when done.
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Top_nerdAuthor Commented:
Yup, it's an AGP card. I can't presently unplug my card, because i'm not at the computer, but i'm pretty sure that's the problem. I'll tell you my results went i unplug and replug it.

Thanks
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NRCodyCommented:
When you pull the agp card, look very carefully at the pins on the video cable, and also look at the port they are plugging in on the card.  If one is bent it can cause this to happen.
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NRCodyCommented:
Oh, you aren't going though a KVM are you?
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likeachildCommented:
yeah KVM sometimes will screw up your colors

(a KVM connects 1 monitor, keyboard, mouse to multiple computers)
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BertusVanZylCommented:
Don't want to sound stupid but, what is a KVM?
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likeachildCommented:
KVM connects 1 keyboard, mouse, and monitor to multiple computers so you don't have to have separate thigns for each machine
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Top_nerdAuthor Commented:
I disconnected the graphic card, cleaned it, and but it back, but no results. But, I borrowed a monitor from someone and tried it on the computer, and the colors are perfect. So, i'm going to by a new monitor.

Thanks a lot!
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