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Black screen will not boot up, Monitor says that my resolution is too high for it. It flashes a window for the Optimal Resolution which is 1650x1050.

I reseated the RAM dimms and the hard drive and doesn't work. I've also tried resetting the bios by disconnecting the little battery for a few minutes.

Tapping F8 to change the resolution doesn't work. I have Vista Home.

HP pavilion elite m9252p 4G RAM
Base processor
Core 2 Quad Q6700 (K) 2.66 GHz

  • 1066 MHz front side bus
  • Socket 775 Chipset
Intel G33 Express Motherboard
  • Manufacturer: Asus
  • Motherboard Name: IPIBL-LB
  • HP/Compaq motherboard name: Benicia-GL8E

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I have an acer aspire5517, when I turn it on i see the windows 7 startup screen, then just all black. After about 30 secondsmy screen savercomes on, as soon as i move the mouse it returns to a black...


might have the resolution set higher than the LCD will display. at boot press F8 select Enable Low Resolution mode, and see if you get a desktop, if you do, then adjust the screen resolution to optimal and reboot

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Hi, i own compaq presario CQ42 369TU laptop, how do i increase my screen resolution from 1024x768 to 1280x1024 or higher ?


For Windows XP...

1.
Open Display in Control Panel.
2.
On the Settings tab, under Screen resolution, drag the slider, and then click Apply.
3.
When prompted to apply the settings, click OK. Your screen will turn black for a moment.
4.
Once your screen resolution changes, you have 15 seconds to confirm the change. Click Yes to confirm the change; click No or do nothing to revert to your previous setting.

If you cannot set it any higher than 1024x768 and you have already installed the video drivers, that is as high as it can go for your hardware.

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I have window 7 when i am starting game it comes directly to destop and said optimal resolution 1366*768


Its the software telling the display controller that this is the best resolution for the game

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I HAVE A PROBLEM WHEN TO AJUSMENT A SCREEN RESOLUTION & NOW IS COMPLITY BLACK SCREEN


In order to restore your resolution to one that can be displayed by your monitor, you need to restart the computer and enter Safe Mode. To do that, press the F8 key right before the Windows logo shows up during boot (just keep pressing it until you get it).
It should show a menu, from where you must choose to boot in "Safe Mode".
After Windows loads up in Safe Mode, just open the screen resolution settings (right click on the desktop, select Properties) and select 800x600. Click on OK.
Now restart the computer normally and let it boot into Windows. You should be able to see and change the resolution (using the same method mentioned above) to any desired.
Hope that helps!

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Iinstaled win xp, now monitor will not work. can i download and install driver onto flash drive without seeing my monitor


Turn your notebook off.
Turn your notebook on, and immediately start pressing the F8 key, once or twice per second,
until you see the Windows "start-up" menu (white text over a black background).
Choose the "start in VGA (low-resolution") mode" (or some wording similar to that).

You computer will start-up in '800-by-600-by-256-colours' mode, which should work.
Adjust the screen-resolution, and the number of colours to "optimal" values.

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Monitor screen is almost completely black - i can only see the desktop very slightly. is there a light bulb that can be replaced to fix this?


Change the display resolution in Windows To change the display resolution to the highest resolution, use the following actions.
  • In Windows 7 , click Start , click Control Panel , find the Appearance and Personalization area , and click Adjust Screen Resolution . Move the slider bar until the highest resolution for the monitor is set, and click OK .
  • In Windows Vista , click Start , click Control Panel , find the Appearance and Personalization area , and click Adjust Screen Resolution . Move the slider bar until the highest resolution for the monitor is set, and click OK .
  • In Windows XP , click Start , click Settings , and then click Control Panel . Double-click the Display icon, and select the Settings tab. Move the slider bar until the highest resolution is set, and click OK .
If the screen is still blurry, please contact an HP support technician for further assistance.

Also see To troubleshoot this problem, make sure the AC adapter is connected. For specific steps, see HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting Black Screen Displays with No Error Messages During Startup or Boot .

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While at home I plug a wide screen monitor into my Dell studio 1737 Laptop. As long as I keep my lid open the icons and print on my monitor are the right size. When I close the lid, icons and prints get...


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To resolve, go to display properties and check the resolution of the internal LCD and then set the External display to the lower resolution.
You should be able to wake the system with an external keyboard, by pressing the spacebar, if the system is sleeping

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U405-S2856 loses contact with external monitor


it could be over heated maybe turn it off for a while then turn it back on to see if it still makeing a nosie

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No display


I believe you are referring to a desktop PC.

You can press F8 repeatedly while booting to get the Boot options screen. It should contain a VGA Mode - this will boot your regular desktop with a lower resolution. Once in windows adjust the screen resolution to one that your Monitor supports.

Right click the desktop anywhere. Choose properties. Go to the right most tab "settings". Slide the screen resolution option until its where you want it. Click Apply. Do Not Hit any keys on the keyboard. Wait until it finishes changing resolution than click Ok. Close the Window.

If your screen goes black during this waiting 30 seconds should automatically revert it to the previous settings.

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800 x 600 resolution makes desktop small with inches of black surrounding it


I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 and I believe the combination is Fn+F7 to expand the screen. Must be pressed at bootup..

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