Windows XP Home [Full] and LCD Monitor - Initial Setup Process

Posted: 03-21-2005, 02:44 PM
Hi,
I am running into a problem installing XP on a machine which has a 17
inch Samsung LCD monitor [connected with the regular/old-style vga
cable]. I am doing a FRESH install of XP Home w/ SP2, just purchased
today. I boot the computer off the CD-ROM and the blue Windows XP
setup screen comes up. I partitioned the HD to use NTFS, formatted,
and started installing. When it finished copying the files to the hard
drive, it said it would reboot in 10 seconds. I let it reboot. It
then displayed the initial "Windows XP" logo at startup, then goes to a
light-blue graphic screen for about a second -- then the problem: XP
apparently switches video modes, and the LCD monitor does not like it -
displaying a blank screen with a box saying 'Unsupported Video Mode'.
XP setup is running fine; I just can't see anything on the screen.

To test that it was XP "detecting the monitor", I shutdown the computer
and unplugged the monitor video cable. Then I rebooted the computer
and let it "do it's thing" for about 5 minutes (with the LCD monitor
disconnected completely]. Then I plugged the monitor cable into the
back of the machine and turned the LCD monitor on -- voila, I could see
the XP setup screen now. But if I shutdown and restart with the
monitor plugged in, XP will again detect it and set some strange video
mode.

I would have continued after doing that trick, but XP then complained
that there was a CRC error reading the CD-Rom.

Does anyone have a recommendation on what to do? Is there some sort of
"safe mode" I can start XP in, at least so it doesn't mess around with
the video so much? I thought you could press F8 during startup, but
that didn't do anything.

My only other option, I think, is to bring a regular glass/CRT monitor
over there and setup XP on that, then install the drivers/LCD monitor
afterwards.

Windows XP Home [Full] and LCD Monitor - Initial Setup Process


Responses to "Windows XP Home [Full] and LCD Monitor - Initial Setup Process"

BAR
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
RE: Windows XP Home [Full] and LCD Monitor - Initial Setup Process
Posted: 03-22-2005, 10:19 AM
Your problems appear to be unique. I personally haven't had any issues with
LCD monitors and XP installations.

Perhaps you should inspect the Display Adapter in your PC and ensure that it
is properly seated in the AGP slot. It is possible for them to be moved ever
so slightly and cause erratic behaviour during setup.

As for the technical aspects, Xp will 'restart' after initial file copying,
but at that time doesn't have specific dispaly adapater driver files or
monitor driver files, loading generic ones until the hardware detection phase
much later.

Should your monitor be showing 'Unsupported Video Mode' then it is a matter
that there isn't an appropriate signal emmanating form the display adapter.
So as I say, look to properly seating or locating it in its slot.

If you have further problems, of course you can try using a CRT display:
borrow one from a mate or the office and see if you have any better results.
Once Xp is installed change back to the LCD panel and you'll be prompted to
provide the corret drivers if they are not uincluded in the Xp driver
database.

"ChrisMorse" wrote:
> Hi,
> I am running into a problem installing XP on a machine which has a 17
> inch Samsung LCD monitor [connected with the regular/old-style vga
> cable]. I am doing a FRESH install of XP Home w/ SP2, just purchased
> today. I boot the computer off the CD-ROM and the blue Windows XP
> setup screen comes up. I partitioned the HD to use NTFS, formatted,
> and started installing. When it finished copying the files to the hard
> drive, it said it would reboot in 10 seconds. I let it reboot. It
> then displayed the initial "Windows XP" logo at startup, then goes to a
> light-blue graphic screen for about a second -- then the problem: XP
> apparently switches video modes, and the LCD monitor does not like it -
> displaying a blank screen with a box saying 'Unsupported Video Mode'.
> XP setup is running fine; I just can't see anything on the screen.
>
> To test that it was XP "detecting the monitor", I shutdown the computer
> and unplugged the monitor video cable. Then I rebooted the computer
> and let it "do it's thing" for about 5 minutes (with the LCD monitor
> disconnected completely]. Then I plugged the monitor cable into the
> back of the machine and turned the LCD monitor on -- voila, I could see
> the XP setup screen now. But if I shutdown and restart with the
> monitor plugged in, XP will again detect it and set some strange video
> mode.
>
> I would have continued after doing that trick, but XP then complained
> that there was a CRC error reading the CD-Rom.
>
> Does anyone have a recommendation on what to do? Is there some sort of
> "safe mode" I can start XP in, at least so it doesn't mess around with
> the video so much? I thought you could press F8 during startup, but
> that didn't do anything.
>
> My only other option, I think, is to bring a regular glass/CRT monitor
> over there and setup XP on that, then install the drivers/LCD monitor
> afterwards.
>
>
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MUI initial setup language setting not working after setup ends Michael M. Windows XP Embedded 0 01-11-2006 06:31 PM
how do I stop video from displaying full screen on second monitor in dual monitor setup TJ Windows XP Video 1 11-18-2005 10:39 PM
Initial Setup in XP Fridgeman Windows XP Accessibility 6 10-15-2004 02:10 AM
monitor blank after initial startup anewman Windows XP Video 2 06-25-2004 07:13 PM
initial setup errors on Win XP Home Edition Wanda Windows XP Basics 1 07-22-2003 03:07 PM