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Hello:

When I switch user on Windows XP monitor screen (NEC FE950) completely blanks out before desktop shows up. Is it possible to avoid this and keep the monitor screen ‘on’ while switching users?

Thanks in advance.

Guntur

Hi Guntur,

You have to understand that your computer monitor can display any number of possible screen resolutions combined with any number of color combinations. When switching from the logon screen to the desktop, your monitor is changing it’s display mode. More expensive monitors do this more seamlessly than cheaper monitors. There is nothing within Windows that controls this. This is all about your monitor. Consider this factor the next time you purchase a PC.

I do have a question for you Why do you want the monitor to not blank out while it switches resolutions?

Carey

Carey Holzman owns and operates Discount Computer Repair (602-527-9723) in Phoenix, Arizona, where he offers repairs, upgrades, custom built PCs and network wiring at highly competitive pricing. His networking tips have appeared in David Strom’s book, The Home Networking Survival Guide (McGraw/Hill), and his own book on PC maintenance is currently available at local book stores, amazon.com or directly through him. His free informative web site can be found at http://www.careyholzman.com. Donate $30 to help maintain his site and you’ll get a free autographed copy of his book. Carey can be reached directly at carey@careyholzman.com.


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Carey Holzman owns and operates Discount Computer Repair (602-527-9723) in Phoenix, Arizona, where he offers repairs, upgrades, custom built PCs and network wiring at highly competitive pricing. His networking tips have appeared in David Strom's book, The Home Networking Survival Guide (McGraw/Hill), and his own book on PC maintenance is currently available at local book stores, amazon.com or directly through him. His free informative web site can be found at http://www.careyholzman.com. Donate $30 to help maintain his site and you'll get a free autographed copy of his book. Carey can be reached directly at carey@careyholzman.com.

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