Monitor Turning Off

Posted on 2007-10-10
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I two HP 1955 monitors connected to the video described below, both DVI connections.  The secondary monitor keeps going to sleep shortly after I turn my computer on, and then I can't get it back on unless I re-login my computer.  How can I stop this behavior?

HP workstation 6200
Video Card Information

Name      NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285
PNP Device ID      PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0165&SUBSYS_029D10DE&REV_A1\4&253DB27D&0&0020
Adapter Type      Quadro NVS 285, NVIDIA compatible
Adapter Description      NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285
Adapter RAM      128.00 MB (134,217,728 bytes)
Installed Drivers      nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version
INF File      oem11.inf (nv4_WSApps_NV3x_DualView section)
Color Planes      1
Color Table Entries      4294967296
Resolution      1280 x 1024 x 60 hertz
Bits/Pixel      32
Memory Address      0xF0000000-0xF1FFFFFF
Memory Address      0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF
Memory Address      0xF1000000-0xF1FFFFFF
IRQ Channel      IRQ 16
I/O Port      0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port      0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address      0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver      c:\winnt\system32\drivers\nv4_mini.sys (, 6.49 MB (6,807,744 bytes), 6/29/2007 1:13 PM)
Question by:donnatronious
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    I presume you are using Desktop Clone or Extended desktop. I had the same problem with a PC at work with the same card. Did you configure it through windows properties or the Nvidia controls? It seems to go wrong using the Windows controls, but works fine if you configure it in the Nividia control panel. If this still does not work, download the latest driver from Nvidia here: then uninstall the existing driver, restart and install the new driver.
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    P.S. The above driver link is for Windows 2000 and XP.

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    I am using configured independently, (Dualview)
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    What resolution do you have set? It may be that the monitor does not support it. Try the latest Nvidia driver as described above.

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