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Windows 7: PC restarts whenever monitor is switched off


07 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 build 7201
 
 
PC restarts whenever monitor is switched off

Ok... This one is new in build 7201. Whenever I switch my monitor off, the entire system restarts. This happens every time.

I did have nVidia driver problems with the older builds, but I could always revert to the default driver. However this time, the default driver was already giving me issues, periodically going into BSOD. I decided to download the latest beta from nVidia hoping it would at least solve the random BSOD.

Well... it did. But it gives me a the issue I mention in the subject.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

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07 Jun 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkmax View Post
Ok... This one is new in build 7201. Whenever I switch my monitor off, the entire system restarts. This happens every time.

I did have nVidia driver problems with the older builds, but I could always revert to the default driver. However this time, the default driver was already giving me issues, periodically going into BSOD. I decided to download the latest beta from nVidia hoping it would at least solve the random BSOD.

Well... it did. But it gives me a the issue I mention in the subject.

Any help would be very much appreciated.
darkmax
how do you connect the monitor to PC?

ken
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08 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 build 7201
 
 

I'm no beginner at this, so please don't take me as one. Afterall, I build my own machines, component by component. But for the sake of simplicity, it is connected via a DVI-B connector with an independent power cable to the wall socket.

It seems my issue might be with the nVidia driver that has been pushed out in recent months. but I was hoping for a workaround.
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08 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Isn't that a feature with some new monitors? Check the manual or menus for your monitor...
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08 Jun 2009   #5

windows 7 X64
 
 

sorry i wasnt going to post because i have no idea but captain zeros response made me lol, but yeah id investigate the specs and features of your monitor then try different drivers
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08 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 build 7201
 
 

err... dudes... I did not have this issue in Vista and the previous builds until 7201.
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08 Jun 2009   #7

windows 7 X64
 
 

err... dude... try using the same driver version you were using in vista
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08 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Dude, new drivers with Windows 7, dude.
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08 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 build 7201
 
 

yes yes, I'm using the latest beta driver from nVidia. I think it was released over the weekend.

Problem with the Vista driver is , it doesn't really perform well. it has quite a few glitches.
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08 Jun 2009   #10

windows 7 X64
 
 

id try a few drivers in between if it worked with earlier builds of 7 i think one of them will perform the way you want, if no then id put some duct tape over that power button
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