andrew.haslett at ilc.gov.au
Thu Aug 5 04:46:28 CDT 2004
This may sound strange but test your memory sticks. Its amazing what faulty memory can do. I had similar issues to yourself - spent about a week trying different video cards / slots/ monitors, and it ended up being a faulty memory stick. If you've got a couple, pull one out and see if you still have problems. Swap them over one at a time and repeat. There's also memory testing software out these that you can set to run overnight. Good luck! A _____ From: Scott Marcus [mailto:marcus at tsstech.com] Sent: Thu 5/08/2004 4:42 AM To: Discussion of Hardware and Software issues Subject: RE: [dba-Tech] Flaky system Steve, Instead of trying a different monitor, hook up the additional monitor and see if you get the login screen on the second monitor. You could then go to the screen properties and turn off the "extend desktop" option. You could also just switch which plug the monitor is in on the back of the card. I've seen this happen before. The best I could pin it down to was a piece of software that turned on the "extend my desktop to the second monitor" option. I had to uninstall that software to permanently fix it. Maybe this is what is happening, maybe not. Scott Marcus -----Original Message----- From: dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com [mailto:dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com <mailto:dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com> ]On Behalf Of Steven W. Erbach Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 1:05 PM To: Discussion of Hardware and Software issues Subject: RE: [dba-Tech] Flaky system Scott, The video card does, indeed, have a dual monitor option. I use it myself on my workstation. Great for development. I have one of those DVI-to-VGA gender blenders for my second monitor. Works champion. However, my wife's workstation has only one monitor and the DVI output on the card wasn't used. No problem up till now. When I installed my card in her system the funky behavior didn't change, at least as far as I could tell. I'm going to try a different monitor later today. Thanks. Regards, Steve Erbach Scientific Marketing Neenah, WI "I will stand up and struggle, as others have, to try to get that right balance between violence, and sex, and things." - John Kerry ( http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/WNT/US/kerry_interview_040722-3.html <http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/WNT/US/kerry_interview_040722-3.html> ) _______________________________________________ dba-Tech mailing list dba-Tech at databaseadvisors.com http://databaseadvisors.com/mailman/listinfo/dba-tech <http://databaseadvisors.com/mailman/listinfo/dba-tech> Website: http://www.databaseadvisors.com <http://www.databaseadvisors.com> _______________________________________________ dba-Tech mailing list dba-Tech at databaseadvisors.com http://databaseadvisors.com/mailman/listinfo/dba-tech <http://databaseadvisors.com/mailman/listinfo/dba-tech> Website: http://www.databaseadvisors.com <http://www.databaseadvisors.com> IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ ******************** This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and may contain information protected by law from disclosure. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete this email from your system. No warranty is given that this email or files, if attached to this email, are free from computer viruses or other defects. They are provided on the basis the user assumes all responsibility for loss, damage or consequence resulting directly or indirectly from their use, whether caused by the negligence of the sender or not.
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