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ok i built a new computer and updated video drivers. i have a evga 7600 gt graphics card with a vizio 20' tv/monitor. i try running half-life 2 episode 1 and the monitor suddenly acts like the computer is turned off saying no source but i hear the game music. i press ctrl alt del and it goes back to the desktop. can anyone help me? thanks

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does the game still run in the background when u press CTRL+ALT+DEL. if so u might need to increase the refresh rate for the monitor. check the game requirement for the display resolution and change the refresh to match

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the game is still running yes, you can hear it but its just a blue screen that says no signal just like when i turn the tower off. i actually got it to run for a few seconds until i click or press a key. then it goes to the blue screen

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i cant even change the screen resolution without it going to the blure no signal screen.

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what blue screen , check the connections, turn off screensaver and disable virus protection.

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sorry i should explain the blue screen further okay on a vizio tv/monitor when you turn the dvd player off the dvd no longer puts out a signal to the tv so it goes blue same as when you unplugg the cable cord. well it just does this everytime i switch back and forth from the game. i press ctrl alt del to get out and the monitor goes to the desktop and when i click half life it goes blue. the connections are good.

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ok so the game is the culprit. is there any setting in the game that you can change in regards to screen resolution

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can the game run in safe mode on xp, maybe if it's running with less resources dedicated to windows it might function. try that and see the outcome

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