Laptop display is split both horizontally and vertically in WinXP
The computer is a Toshiba P20 laptop.
When I boot up, where I should be reading the Manfactures name, it seems like the screen is black screen. But what is really happening is that the display is overlapping itself. So the empty space on the right side of the screen during bootup is now on top of the left side of the screen, so I can see anything.
I say that it's over lapping because when it does go to Windows XP, I can see that the "tray" from the task bar which is normally on the right bottom corner, is now on the left side where the start up menu should be. So, it seems like the screen is split. But it is also split horizontally, where the top of the desktop screen is now showing two inches from the bottom of the screen. Needless to say, it's been a challenge manuvering around the computer when I can't see the start button or the Start menu.
I have tried updating the BIOS and Video drivers. Nothing seems to work. Help!
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The IBM ThinkPad Z61t computer runs the Windows operating system. Normally, Windows is displayed on a monitor in a manner that makes it easy to read. If you want to change the screen display configuration (from vertical to horizontal), modify the screen display properties in Windows itself. This process causes the computer to rotate the image displayed on the screen by 90, 180 or 270 degrees, depending on the setting you choose.
1.Right-click on an empty portion of the Windows desktop on the Z61t.
4.Click "Change display settings."
5.Click the "Orientation" drop-down window. Select the "Landscape" option to make the screen display items in a horizontal manner.
Go to hp.com. Click on support and drivers tab. Select "See Support & Troubleshooting Information." Enter your laptop model number. dv6-1245dx. Click on "GO". See: "What Type Of Support Do You Need?" Choose MANUALS. Scroll down the page and select "HP PAVILION DV6 ENTERTAINMENT PC - MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE GUIDE". Download that PDF format. It is relatively easy to get to the ribbon cable that connects the touchpad to the motherboard. It is connected via a ZIF connector. I had a dv1331se and the touchpad stopped working. I just reseated the cable in the connector and all was well. Hope your solution is as easy as mine was. You'll have to remove the trimplate just in front of the keyboard. Be careful with the connectors there. The manual is well laid out and the diagrams easy to follow. Good luck.
HP Pavilion dv6 Entertainment PC - Maintenance and Service Guide
have you tried installing or running the drivers disc for your laptop right after the windows installation without restarting it first? that might do the trick... it's either the driver for your laptop's board/ chipset or the vga driver...
put winxp cd in tray at boot up press F12 - right-arroweto CD icon --> Enter winxp should go into install you'll probably need a version of winxp that can recognize Sata hdd. or hae sata drivers handy.