Checking monitor cable and VGA connections

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lollie - Mar 16, 2012 at 12:44 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Mar 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Hello,

How can you check to see if monitor cable, adapter and VGA connections are working? New computer, old monitor. Monitor was working with older computor. Have a DVI-A adaptor connecting new cable to VGA monitor.

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Mar 16, 2012 at 12:50 PM
First boot the computer into "safe mode". (use F8 after you see the Windows logo) Safe mode will use a standard vga mode of 800x600 and 60 hertz. This should display on your old monitor. I suspect your default resolution settings on you new computer are out of the acceptable range of the old monitor.

Good Luck
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Monitor is blank, no logo.
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Mar 16, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Then just keep pressing F8 after you turn on the computer.
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If this works what should I set the default reslution to.
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Mar 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Just a guess 1024x768 works ok for most 15 to 17 inch CRTs
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