Originally Posted by kocheez75
I just read this in my video card manual:
"Problem: My monitor will go blank upon bootup or has difficulty resuming from Hibernation mode
Cause: The drivers written specifically for the monitor are not installed. Either Plug n Play or Default Monitor are currently installed and may not achieve proper resolution/refresh rate or resume from Hibernation mode
Solution: Download the latest monitor drivers from the manufacturer and install the files within the Windows Device Manager or within the Monitor tab of the Display Control Panel."
Does this mean that monitors have their own drivers installed? How would I go about fixing this since the monitor will not come OUT of Hibernation mode?
That has absolutely nothing to do with it. Monitors only need drivers so that windows can easily determine it's max res and refresh rate and such. It has absolutely nothing to do with getting the system to POST.
The only time I ever had a problem getting a PC I built to post, was when I forgot to plug in the 4 pin cable to the CPU.. of coarse this was with an Intel board. The only things I can really think of to help you out without being able to actually examine the system myself would be..
Check all the memory, try some old memory you know works, do the same with the PSU, GPU, CPU (if possible, even though this is highly unlikely if you installed it correctly. CPUs rarely come DOA.)
For the non-literate, PSU = power supply, and GPU = Graphics card, (or VPU if you happen to have an Ati card or whatever.)
A friend of mine had a problem like this once, he just took the video card out (it was agp for the record) and put it back in. Never had a problem since.