Alternate Win 2000 driver for Dell 1025tm CRT monitor?

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I have a feeling that there's either an IRQ conflict on my computer or that
the driver for the Dell 1025tm (similar to Sony CPD-200gs) is causing
monitor power problems.  The power light and screen flicker on and off
every few minutes.  Is there any other driver for this monitor that can be
used that's supplied with Windows 2000 and has someone experienced success
with it?  Dell never updated the drivers that came with Win 98 or Win ME.

Re: Alternate Win 2000 driver for Dell 1025tm CRT monitor?

On Fri, 19 May 2006 10:57:37 -0500, in '',
in article <Alternate Win 2000 driver for Dell 1025tm CRT monitor?>, wrote:

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Any IRQ conflict should be indicated in Windows Device Manager, but
this isn't going to cause a problem such the one that you've

With regard to drivers, please be aware that monitors don't use
drivers; they use .inf files which are simply text files containing
information about the refresh rates and display sizes (resolutions)
supported by the monitor.

Your problem sounds like either a loose or defective power
cord/connection or a defective monitor; iow, a hardware problem
related to either the monitor itself or its power source.

Just for the heck of it, I would also check the video card to ensure
that it's properly seated, however, assuming that you're not using
on-board video.

Frank, Independent Consultant, New York, NY
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Re: Alternate Win 2000 driver for Dell 1025tm CRT monitor?

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Thanks for responding.  Either the monitor is just too old and can't
handle the refresh rates any more, or Windows 2000 upgrades by MS (sp4),
may have forced SVGA upon this monitor and it can't handle it.
I'm wondering if it's the inf file because Dell never upgraded it for
Windows 2000.  Whenever I boot to safemode, or from a setup disk, the
monitor power stays on.  When I boot back up to Windows 2000 pro, the
monitor power switch goes off and on about 20x every 2 minutes or so if
I'm opening a program or moving the mouse.

I'm looking to buy one of the LCD monitors recommended on the
Tomshardware and Anandtech sites, but it seems like the chains see their
reviews and never put them on sale!

Re: Alternate Win 2000 driver for Dell 1025tm CRT monitor?

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As I told you in the other group you posted this in

Dell never had drivers for this monitor only information files
that specified its supported resolutions therefore they're the same
for all versions of windows.
Dell's monitor info can be found here; /
Download the list of supported resolutions try one other than
what you're trying to use. You've been told more than once the
inf files have nothing to do with your problem

Re: Alternate Win 2000 driver for Dell 1025tm CRT monitor?

Go to Control Panel and choose Display. In the Settings tab choose the
Advanced button. You should find a Monitor tab. In this tab you will see a
box labeled "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display" check it. Normally
a monitor will work just fine using the 60 Hertz refresh rate.

You may want to look for a newer driver for your VGA card, whatever that may
be. If it is ATI based then the Catalyst driver found at their site usually
works just fine. If it is nVidia, check with the nVidia site. You should be
able to find information on what adapter you have under (guess where?) - the
Adapter tab!!

The reason the monitor works just fine in Safe Mode is that it is only using
the lowest display settings possible. Generally for video editing 16bit
color settings work just fine along with a resolution of 1152x864. Since you
have not specified what resolution and color depth is giving you the
problems, one may only guess what could be the trouble. From where I sit the
VGA driver would be the best place to start once you have tested resolutions
between 1024x768 at 16 or 24bit color all the way up to whatever you are
using now. According to your statement about Safe Mode we know 640x480 at
8bit 256 color is working fine.

My basic assumption is you are using a resolution and refresh rate the
monitor is only barely able to handle. Lower that refresh rate.

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