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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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  • staylor56 Dec 10, 2008

    It was a hardware problem. It turned out to be the monitor connection. It would cost so much to have it fixed that it wasn't worth it. Thank you for steering me the right direction!

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The last one i had with this prob had an ati radeon xpress 200m video card and it was defective had to replace it.

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