Recently whenever I start windows my monitor turns off computer crashes so I can't turn it on. This happens in about 20 seconds. I then have to turn it off at the source. What is the liekly problem/solution?
If I understand this correctly - and I see what DieSse means! - it might be a problem with the graphic card driver as it switches to Windows mode. Woodchip's suggestion would validate this - if you can get into safe mode then I would, as a first step, remove the display adaptor (and the monitor as well for good measure) then reboot and let the system redetect.
"Recently whenever I start windows ...." - Do you mean when you switch the computer on?
"my monitor turns off" - Do you mean you never get a display - or do you get a display, and at what point does it turn off - Do you mena turn off or go blank - Do you ever see anything on it, if so what.
"computer crashes so I can't turn it on" - How do you know the computers crashed if you can't see anything? - Do you really mean you can't turn it on - or should that be you can't turn it off? - if you mean you can't turn it off - try pressing the power button and holding it for about 6-7 seconds - there's often a delay on them.
thanks all. i mean when i turn the computer on and then log on to windows, after a short period the monitor switches off and the standby light turns orange on the monitor. I think it has then crashed as I cannot turn it off at the case and have to switch it off at the wall. I will try starting in safe mode when I get back home this evening. Thanks again.