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Windows has eaten itself - again.
You need to enter via the 'Safe Mode' to try to locate the problem.
As soon as you hit the power button, start tapping first F5 and if that doesn't work, reboot and tap F8. Once of these should bring up a short menu with a couple of selections; choose the 'Safe' mode. This limits the number of files loaded during boot and is mostly successful in giving you limited access.
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Posted on Dec 15, 2008
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Shine a flashlight on the dark screen to see if you barely
see the icons on the desktop. If so, then the LCD Inverter is bad.
Plug in an external monitor and see if the display shows up on it. It can be any kind of monitor even the old big fat crt monitors as long as it has a vga cable to connect to your computer's vga port. If so that proves your video card is ok. The video will show on most systems when you reboot without you having to do anything. Some systems will require you to hit the FN (Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold down the FN key then hit the correct key for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru F12). The correct key will normally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have the icon of a display.
If you see no icons by shinning a flash light and the external monitor works, then your screen is bad. If you see no icons by shinning the flash light and nothing shows on the external monitor, then most likely your video card is bad.
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Click the "Start" button found at the bottom left hand side of your desktop. Select "Turn Off Computer" in the "Start" menu options.
Click "Restart" in the "Turn Off Computer" dialog box to reboot your computer.
Watch your computer's reboot display closely. Press "F2" when you see the system keys display at the bottom of the screen, just before the Windows splash screen appears, to access the BIOS panel.
Make any needed changes in the BIOS and hit the "F10" key to save your changes and exit the BIOS. Your computer will complete the startup process and launch Windows.
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