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    Display Problems

    If anybody can help with this problem, I'd greatly appreciate it.

    I'm currently running under Windows Me, using an ATI AGP Xpert98 card feeding a TVM TCO6S 17" monitor @ 1024x768. I know it's a wimpy card, but bear with me.

    The problem is that, while booting from cold produces a perfectly acceptable display, when I perform a warm restart the display is hopelessly distorted (with sharply curved edges to the visible screen). I suspect it's something to do with plug'n'play and the monitor getting confused but I'm not sufficiently well versed in this area to be sure. I'm running the latest drivers for the card. I could live without warm resets but I'm now trying to install a Rage Fury Maxx 64 that I picked up at a computer fair so that I can view DVDs and this produces the distorted display whether warm or cold boot.
    I've done all the usual things about ensuring I've got rid of the old drivers and installing the very latest, but to no avail. I seem to remember reading about a similar problem some time ago and think that the blame was laid at the door of p'n'p but I don't remember seeing a solution.

    If anyone can point me in a new direction, it would be great. I don't have a spare monitor to try but that would be an obvious first step I'm trying to avoid.

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    Re: Display Problems

    It's not recommended, but you could disable plug'n'play...

    This is done in the bios. If you don't have any devices that rely on it, give it a whirl! Your best bet would be to download all drivers for all devices before hand, and set them up manually.

    True, you won't have PNP ability, but there's a good side, you'll have to tell your system EXACTLY what to do.. (PNP can be a pain sometimes anyways...)

    Hope that helps!
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    Re: Display Problems

    Under windows 95/98 it has generally
    not mattered whether one lets the OS
    do PNP or windows.

    I set it to the os, unless linux, so, I am saying,
    change the toggle for os sets pnp as a try.

    I have never seen it hurt, except for DOS programs.

    Previously set (old) programs may freak.

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    Re: Display Problems

    Is your monitor driver set as 'plug'n'play monitor? Your model is in the Me driver database, so you could try updating to the specific TVM driver.
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    Re: Display Problems

    Thanks for everybody's input - I am running the specific monitor driver and I've also tried the various options within the BIOS for setting auto p'n'p or manual - still get problems. I'm doing some mission critical stuff on my PC at the moment so I can't really delve too deeply into settings just now, but if anybody has any additional ideas I'd welcome them.

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    Re: Display Problems

    We have a TVM monitor at work that doesn't like to be turned on until after the computer has loaded the OS upto the network logon window. If it is turned on before hand, the user just has to remember to turn the monitor off, then back on.

    Such an annoying work-around, but a work-around non the less.
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