win2k -> monitor boot issue

WinEmAll

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I just recently installed windows 2k, in an effort to stop quake2 from crashing in 98SE (nope!), but anyway, now i have another problem. When I boot up my computer, the monitor stays off *until* i get to the login screen, when it magically turns on. I log in and everything is fine. I can reboot, and it turns off again until it comes back to the login screen once again. It appears to stay in a standby state of some sort. I have tried searching for newest monitor drivers and it has not fixed anything.

System specs are as follows:
Geforce2 mx 400 32mb
AMD Athalon 1400 mhz
512mb ram
dx 8.1
win2k professional
hewlett packard monitor
newest drivers for monitor / vid card

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jihiggs

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it doesnt even come on durring post? make sure the first video device in the bios is set to what card you got, agp or pci. thats all i can think of.

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CALV

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seems an odd way to stop Q2 crashing, I'd have updated drivers first!, cant answer your question, but when I hibernate mine (on a domain with a massive roaming profile so quicker than doing a normal reboot)after the initial windows screen my monitor goes off also till I get the logon box


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