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Dante
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:56 pm    Post subject: DVI monitor: no video until Windows Starts
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I have a LCD monitor with DVI input. The monitor does not display anything
until the Starting Windows splash screen comes up. So the BIOS splash, boot
options etc are all missing. I guess this is ok until a problem arises. Is
this the nature of DVI or is it my DVI graphics card? It is a ATI Radeon
VE -- One of the early dual-head graphics cards, AGP 4X.
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Jerry1
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:38 pm    Post subject: Re: DVI monitor: no video until Windows Starts [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I'm running a Samsung 19" LCD monitor from the DVI connector and everything
is visible at startup. I had gone into the BIOS to turn off the Intel logo -
that's all.

"Dante" wrote in message

>I have a LCD monitor with DVI input. The monitor does not display anything
>until the Starting Windows splash screen comes up. So the BIOS splash, boot
>options etc are all missing. I guess this is ok until a problem arises. Is
>this the nature of DVI or is it my DVI graphics card? It is a ATI Radeon
>VE -- One of the early dual-head graphics cards, AGP 4X.
>
>
>
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Ted Zieglar
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:44 am    Post subject: Re: DVI monitor: no video until Windows Starts [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Your BIOS may have an option to hide the POST output, and many OEMs
place their own graphic there instead, since the messages are displayed
too quickly to be of any use, and there are much better means of
troubleshooting.

You won't see the boot options unless you press F8 as the computer
restarts and before Windows loads.

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Ted Zieglar
"Backup is a computer user's best friend."

Dante wrote:
> I have a LCD monitor with DVI input. The monitor does not display anything
> until the Starting Windows splash screen comes up. So the BIOS splash, boot
> options etc are all missing. I guess this is ok until a problem arises. Is
> this the nature of DVI or is it my DVI graphics card? It is a ATI Radeon
> VE -- One of the early dual-head graphics cards, AGP 4X.
>
>
>
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Dante
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: DVI monitor: no video until Windows Starts [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Maybe I didn't explain it correctly... But the boot screens all show
correctly when a VGA (CRT) monitor is attached. Only through the DVI (LCD)
do I not see anything until the Windows start logo shows up. Nothing has
been turned off in the BIOS.


"Ted Zieglar" wrote in message

> Your BIOS may have an option to hide the POST output, and many OEMs place
> their own graphic there instead, since the messages are displayed too
> quickly to be of any use, and there are much better means of
> troubleshooting.
>
> You won't see the boot options unless you press F8 as the computer
> restarts and before Windows loads.
>
> ---
> Ted Zieglar
> "Backup is a computer user's best friend."
>
> Dante wrote:
>> I have a LCD monitor with DVI input. The monitor does not display
>> anything until the Starting Windows splash screen comes up. So the BIOS
>> splash, boot options etc are all missing. I guess this is ok until a
>> problem arises. Is this the nature of DVI or is it my DVI graphics card?
>> It is a ATI Radeon VE -- One of the early dual-head graphics cards, AGP
>> 4X.
>>
>>
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Ted Zieglar
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: DVI monitor: no video until Windows Starts [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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CRT and DVI display exactly the same. Your experience has a different cause.

---
Ted Zieglar
"Backup is a computer user's best friend."

Dante wrote:
> Maybe I didn't explain it correctly... But the boot screens all show
> correctly when a VGA (CRT) monitor is attached. Only through the DVI (LCD)
> do I not see anything until the Windows start logo shows up. Nothing has
> been turned off in the BIOS.
>
>
> "Ted Zieglar" wrote in message
>
>> Your BIOS may have an option to hide the POST output, and many OEMs place
>> their own graphic there instead, since the messages are displayed too
>> quickly to be of any use, and there are much better means of
>> troubleshooting.
>>
>> You won't see the boot options unless you press F8 as the computer
>> restarts and before Windows loads.
>>
>> ---
>> Ted Zieglar
>> "Backup is a computer user's best friend."
>>
>> Dante wrote:
>>> I have a LCD monitor with DVI input. The monitor does not display
>>> anything until the Starting Windows splash screen comes up. So the BIOS
>>> splash, boot options etc are all missing. I guess this is ok until a
>>> problem arises. Is this the nature of DVI or is it my DVI graphics card?
>>> It is a ATI Radeon VE -- One of the early dual-head graphics cards, AGP
>>> 4X.
>>>
>>>
>
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Michael W. Ryder
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:49 pm    Post subject: Re: DVI monitor: no video until Windows Starts [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Dante wrote:
> Maybe I didn't explain it correctly... But the boot screens all show
> correctly when a VGA (CRT) monitor is attached. Only through the DVI (LCD)
> do I not see anything until the Windows start logo shows up. Nothing has
> been turned off in the BIOS.
>
>
Maybe your LCD can not display the frequency your computer uses for the
BIOS screens. I have a very old NEC Multisync 4D CRT that has problems
with modern motherboards and the BIOS display. Everything works fine
afterwards.


> "Ted Zieglar" wrote in message
>
>> Your BIOS may have an option to hide the POST output, and many OEMs place
>> their own graphic there instead, since the messages are displayed too
>> quickly to be of any use, and there are much better means of
>> troubleshooting.
>>
>> You won't see the boot options unless you press F8 as the computer
>> restarts and before Windows loads.
>>
>> ---
>> Ted Zieglar
>> "Backup is a computer user's best friend."
>>
>> Dante wrote:
>>> I have a LCD monitor with DVI input. The monitor does not display
>>> anything until the Starting Windows splash screen comes up. So the BIOS
>>> splash, boot options etc are all missing. I guess this is ok until a
>>> problem arises. Is this the nature of DVI or is it my DVI graphics card?
>>> It is a ATI Radeon VE -- One of the early dual-head graphics cards, AGP
>>> 4X.
>>>
>>>
>
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