imac, xp and monitor

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

  1. raarky macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2009
    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:

    and it is also completely ignored.

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

    Feb 28, 2009
    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:

    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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