When I purchased my Dell computer with XP on it the monitor did not always display when I booted (stayed black). If I repeatedly shut down and booted the monitor would eventially come to life.
I changed from the digital connection to the analog one and that fixed it. I probably should have had Dell fix it but I was busy at the time.
My Dell monotor died and I'm now using another monitor I have. As you might guess, it does not have an analog option so I now have the problem again.
1) Do you have any suggtion as to how I might fix it.
2) A second option would be to install a program that would turn on the monitor and runs at startup or one that I can manually run with the screen off. Do you know how to create such a program?
I'm willing to experiment if you have some ideas that may or may not work.
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