I have an MSI-6378 version 3 (BIOS, I think, 3.2) based machine with a\nproblem and would appreciate advice. I saw it working earlier today\nwithout a problem, before bringing it home and connecting it to my own\nscreen, keyboard etc.\n\nThe problem is that when the OS finishes initialisation the screen goes\nblank. I can see the regular startup messages and can enter the BIOS to\nchange settings without a problem. Control is passed to the OS boot\nloader and again I see the display(s) I would expect to see. It's only\nwhen the OS starts (and presumably a graphics mode change) that the\nscreen goes blank.\n\nThis occurs with both the installed WinXPP and a Knoppix CD. At the\npoint I would expect to see either the XP signon screen or the Knoppix\nscreen manager, the monitor goes black. HDD activity continues as the\nstartup process continues but of course the machine is unusable.\n\nThe monitor works ok with my test machine and I've checked and rechecked\nits connections. I can boot to a regular XP safe mode without a problem\nand if I boot Knoppix I see a Knoppix screen for about half a second if\nwhen turn the machine off.\n\nAssuming some kind of BIOS incompatibility I returned to the failsafe\nsettings, with no success. I'm assuming the problem is some kind of\nBIOS-related issue but cannot figure out what settings require changing.\n\nAny suggestions?