imac, xp and monitor

Discussion in 'iMac' started by raarky, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. raarky macrumors newbie

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    hey all,

    i've looked far and wide for a way to turn the monitor off on my new iMac 24", nvidia 8800, running xp and still havent found anything.

    does anyone know of a way to turn it off?

    i've tried to set the "turn monitor off" setting to 1 min under power management and it gets ignored.

    also, i've even written an app to try and turn the screen off based on this:
    http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/Monitor_management_guide.aspx

    and it is also completely ignored.

    i'm stuck, please help
     
  2. raarky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, so irony struck me. after hours of searching, as soon as i post on this board, i find the solution.

    you need to install the proper nvidia forceware drivers.
    i found them here:

    http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=22521


    i'm a bit puzzled as to why something simple as turning a monitor off isn't working on the default bootcamp drivers.

    anyways, peace :D
     

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