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Dual boot hi i have a problem regading my laptop. i have windows xp installed on my laptop but unfortunately the LCD doesn't work ( there is no display) no image at all just a black screen only. until i decided to install ubuntu on it and in my suprise there was a display. and then i tried to boot to xp again it the display gone and i try to boot to ubuntu and there was a display. what seems to be the problem of my laptop? particularly the LCD? thanks and god bless!!!

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There's probably a problem with your display drivers in XP.
Try booting in Safe Mode (F8 on startup). Now your display should work.
If you boot in safe mode with networking, you can visit the graphics-card manufacturer's website and download the latest drivers. After installing these, try rebooting normally...

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