When I turn on my system all that displays are a serious of black and white lines. The system seems to be booting normally, just I cant see anything, there are no warning beeps or nothing. If I turn the system off and then on again, it works grand.
I have a 64MB DDR Nvidia GeFroce3 500 Ti with TV Out
Any help would be great as this problem is really annoying
Make sure you have the latest video drivers loaded from nvidia.com website. I had this problem also, usually accompanied by an occasional blue screen error. New video drivers fixed it.
Also, if you are running Roxio Easy CD Creator Platinum make sure it is updated to the latest XP version.
I am having the same problem with about 200 Optiplex GX270s in a lab environment. We also do not use any sleep/hibernate/power save settings on these computers. It would be real nice to have someone reply to this forum since the last post from Dell was in January of last year and the person wrote back to say that the problem was not fixed.