misbehaving monitor I think

  damnthispc 19:18 11 Mar 2008

My pc runs fine for a while, (not yet timed it) then click and the monitor drops into standby mode. The HDD light is permanantly lit and the only way to get things back is to shut down using the power button and reboot to what appears to be an ok computer, until it happens again.
I'm wondering if it is either the monitor its self or the graphics card.
Anyone come across this or have any ideas.
PC specs
EVEREST Ultimate Edition


Version EVEREST v4.00.975
Benchmark Module
Homepage click here
Report Type Report Wizard
Computer HOME (dads)
Generator Dad
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2008-03-11
Time 19:15



OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Logon Domain HOME
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Date / Time 2008-03-11 / 19:11
Computer Type Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC

System Memory 1536 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
Motherboard Name Jetway V2MDMP/V4MDM/V4MDMP
Motherboard Chipset VIA UniChrome KM266 Pro / KM400(A) / KN400(A)
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1833 MHz (11 x 167) 2200+
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Bluetooth Serial Port (
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)
BIOS Type Award (11/23/04)

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000 (128 MB)
Monitor Hansol 720E [17" CRT] (0000000000)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000

Audio Adapter VIA VT1617(A) @ VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

SMART Hard Disks Status OK
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8527B (52x/32x/52x CD-RW)
Optical Drive LITE-ON DVD SHD-16P1S (16x/48x DVD-ROM)
IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive Maxtor 6 G160P0 USB Device (160 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Disk Drive MAXTOR STM3802110A (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive SAMSUNG SP1654N (160 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)

Total Size 351.6 GB (313.4 GB free)
H: (NTFS) 152625 MB (122987 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 131071 MB (128486 MB free)
C: (NTFS) 76308 MB (69461 MB free)

Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard

Primary MAC Address 00-30-18-A2-48-91
Primary IP Address
Network Adapter Bluetooth PAN Network Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
Network Adapter VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter (
Modem Bluetooth DUN Modem

DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 3 / 1
DMI System Version
DMI System Serial Number
DMI System Product KM266PRO-8235
DMI System Manufacturer VIA Technologies, Inc.
DMI Motherboard Version
DMI Motherboard Serial Number
DMI Motherboard Product KM266PRO-8235
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer
DMI Chassis Version
DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
DMI Chassis Serial Number
DMI Chassis Manufacturer
DMI Chassis Asset Tag
DMI BIOS Version 6.00 PG
DMI BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD

  Technotiger 19:22 11 Mar 2008

Have you checked your Power settings in Control Panel - monitor may have accidentally been set to go into standby mode.

  damnthispc 19:27 11 Mar 2008

It was set to 20 mins, now set to never. I'll wait and see what happens and report back if it re-occurs

  Technotiger 19:31 11 Mar 2008

OK - feedback is always appreciated.

  Technotiger 20:35 11 Mar 2008

If it has been OK for over an hour now, maybe I was right first time!


  damnthispc 22:27 12 Mar 2008

Yup it looks like that was the problem, although i get the impression my son is after a bigger and TFT monitor by the way he was going on, maybe a little tinkering by teenage fingers
thanks any way

  Technotiger 08:21 13 Mar 2008

Grreat, don't forget the Green tick - Resolved.

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