Re: More info
- From: "TVeblen" <killtherobots@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 08:10:29 -0400
"Conor" <conor.turton@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
In article <qKydndO_Kd4MmhXZnZ2dnUVZ_sKdnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, TVeblen
Precisely. It is Windows XP setting up the graphics card as previously
"TVeblen" <killtherobots@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
When I boot my box (cold boot or warm) the monitor works normally
BIOS screens and right up until after the Windows XP splash screen
disappears. Then there is a pause in the boot process, the monitor
button changes from green to orange, a 10 second or so delay, then the
power button turns green again and the rest of the boot goes normally.
trying to eliminate this minor annoyance.
The graphics card is an Asus branded Radeon 9800 Pro with 256MB. The MB
a P4C800E-Deluxe. There is no on board video.
When I first built the system I hooked it up to a MAG 720v CRT monitor
the analog connector on the card. There were some issues getting the
monitor to work with the Radeon. I had to set some non-native
and refresh rates on the monitor. The delay occurred with the MAG from
get-go. Obviously, the event occurs because the display is changing
default 480x640 at boot to the preset display resolution when Windows
loads. I figured it was a MAG related problem and knowing I would
the monitor eventually, I ignored it.
So yesterday I upgraded. I moved a Dell 1901FP LCD digital that I have
been using on another system for 2 years and hooked it up to this
via the DVI-D connector fully expecting the boot issue to disappear. No
luck. Still does it. This delay does not occur on another XP system
an ATI Radeon 9200SE card, either with the new LCD monitor or did it
the old 1901.
Installed the monitor drivers.
Updated the video driver (way back, during MAG days). (*see next post
additional driver issue).
Checked to see that the resolution and refresh rates are native to the
monitor and the card.
Changed the resolution and refresh rates to other native settings.
In BIOS, toggled the PnP aware OS option from Yes to No, and from No to
Changed the graphics apeture up to 128 and down to 32.
When I uninstall the ATI drivers and software and the card is running in
standard VGA the system boots normally.
I'm with you, Conor. It works, and I'm leaving it alone (as far as permanent
system changes are concerned).
But it ain't normal. And I'm an OCD - PIA - cranky old MF too! So I will
continue to try and figure out the why. Beats the hell out of watching TV.
Funny story: I had a hernia operation years back. I was at home recuperating
the next day and my wife comes home and looks and my balls were the size of
a grapefruit and dark purple. She says: "you better call the nurse. That
doesn't look good". So I call and explain my symptoms, and the nurse says:
"Oh, that's normal".
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