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Good morning, 

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on a custom build PC from a legit computer shop-from about 13 years ago. My very first black screen. I'm starting to fix if possible and using ideas here. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/black-screen-of-death/3604c4d0-076d-4e28-b04a-2053b97dceae

Actions so far, turning on and off, normally, waiting between those actions. Pressing the Off button 3 times while it's on hoping to get it into a repair mode showing a cursor on the screen. Zilch.

What can I do now? If anything. 

Thank you.

 

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Basically the BIOS is hardware based middleware that sits between the platforms electronic components and any installed OS.  Usually during Boot there is a HotKey sequence to access it such as the 'ESC' key or 'F2' key.  While in the BIOS settings you can set the system time, boot sequence (Hard Disk, CD/DVD, USB), enable hardware, enable Dual Screens, etc).  By accessing the BIOS you prove a low level communication with the keyboard, mouse and Monitor since its access is outside any running Operating system such as Windows 7, 10, 11, Linux, DOS, etc.

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I will check that out, thank you. 

It looks like the first step is elimination-does the monitor work, and then we move on to the BIOS stuff. So, considering that my Hanns G monitor is 15 years old and has not been used 8 hours a day during that time, there still might be life. Can you take a look at this? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQK9T0Sl0uU

Looking ahead and being pragmatic, it is obvious to me that trying to eke out more life from Windows 7 is unwise. I knew replacing the PC, router and monitor was coming and it looks like that day is here.

Before I throw in the towel, can we talk about which to buy first? At this point, without another system to check the monitor on, it seems like a new monitor might get me closer to a diagnosis. I'll need it anyway. My space would hold 18-20 inches max. I'm not a gamer,but I use the monitor to watch streaming media 50% of the time. No TV here. Ideas? 

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The 27" monitor has sort of become the defacto standard for general use, non gaming.

Please check out some of the items here on NewEgg and if you have questions I'm sure one of us can help.

https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=4814 4131&d=27+inch++monitor

 

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Monitor selection

  • Display resolution: The monitor should have a high resolution, such as 2560 x 1440 or higher, to provide sharp and clear images and text.
  • Color accuracy: The monitor should have good color accuracy, which means it should be able to display a wide range of colors accurately and consistently.
  • Contrast ratio: The contrast ratio refers to the difference between the brightest and darkest parts of an image. A high contrast ratio will help provide more detail in images and make them look more vibrant.
  • Viewing angles: The monitor should have wide viewing angles, so that the colors and contrast remain consistent even when viewed from different angles.
  • Ergonomics: The monitor should be adjustable in terms of height, tilt, and swivel, so that users can find a comfortable and healthy viewing position.
  • Connectivity: The monitor should have multiple input options such as HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB-C, to make it easy to connect to various devices.
  • Eye-care features: The monitor should have eye-care features such as flicker-free technology and blue light filters to reduce eye strain during long hours of use.

These are some of the essential features that computer experts would consider when selecting a non-gaming monitor.

Price and Budget are also obviously key factors to consider.

 

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11 hours ago, NewTricks said:

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on a custom build PC from a legit computer shop

 

11 hours ago, NewTricks said:

from about 13 years ago

You got your money's worth. Basically, move on.

Get a monitor, see if it works and if not move on with the new system.

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