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  1. #1
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    Menu always displayed on monitor on startup

    Made a new puter for a friend, reusing his Gateway Crystal Scan 700-069 monitor. Every time the puter is fired up the menu is displayed on the screen and you must go to exit on the menu to get rid of it.

    With his old Gateway this would happen if the puter was turned on before the monitor, now it always happens.

    Any ideas on how to correct this very annoying quirk? I wanted to throw my boot through the darn thing but he didn't want me to.

    Puter is MSI K7T Pro2a with a Duron 800, 128 Meg, and a Matrox G-450.

    Any help greatly appriceated, Bill

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    Try a mobo BIOS upgrade or a video card BIOS upgrade. Or, if you're using the standard plug 'n' play monitor driver in Windows, try to find the actual driver for it.

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    Oh WOW, a Crystal Scan. I'm sorry, but Gateway's current generation of shadow-mask monitors are pretty piss-poor (EV series), and the Crystal Scans were even worse.

    I have to ask, the curiosity is killing me. Why the hell did you invest in a G450 for such a crappy monitor?

    Have you tried the monitor on a third machine? Perhaps it has something to do with the video signal of the G450.

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    Read my post closer, that piece of crap isn't mine. It belongs to an unenlightened friend. It was all I could do to get him to give up his P-60 for a Duron 800.

    Found the problem though, all we had to do is click on User Mode in the screen menu.

    Bill

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    Duron 700@934 & PAL6035
    MSI K7T Turbo, 256MB Kingmax PC150
    IBM 75GXP, 7,200 RPM, 20Gig HD
    Fong-Kai FK603 case & 275W PC Cooling PS
    Matrox G-450 & Iiyama Pro 17
    Mitsumi 48X CD & 250 internal Zip
    Linksys 10/100 Ethernet
    Win 98 SE
    AMD 9950 Quaad-core processor
    M2N-SLI Deluxe board
    4 GB OCZ Gold
    WD 500GB SATA2 HD
    Antec True Power 750
    Antec Sonta case
    BFG 8600GT 256MB video
    Samsung 940bx 19" LCD
    Samsung SH-S203B DVD
    On board NIC
    SB Audigy sound
    XP Pro 64 bit

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