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Monitor not working

When I turn my computer on I see the Gateway welcome screen, then the windows loading screen, then the screen goes blank and you can hear windows start but can't see anything. Could the motherboard be shot like my friend says it is?

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  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2008

    My gasteway M305crv screen is very dim. Pre\vious to this I got new Microsoft Office installed. At restart- screen is very dim? What happened?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2008

    my monitor screen continues to flicker. Sometimes it goes black and I have to wait to resume my task. What can be going on?

  • Naniblu Jun 09, 2008

    I am using a ac adaptor my battery needs to be replaced. Is this the reason my screen is not working while I have the ac adaptor plugged in. I can barely see the monitor screen unless i pull out the adaptor for a few seconds - only..... Then I can see the screen light up and but I have to put the ac adaptor right back in or the computer turns off,. Thank you

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    I have the same problem on my HP laptop. The HP boot screen appears, then you see the microsoft bar, then the display goes black. You can hear the windows starting music but with the screen black I can't tell what's going on. I seem to be able to type in my windows password and the boot will continue. Safe mode works okay. This may somehow be related to the battery and AC power. I always run off of AC power. The battery no longer holds a charge as a result.

    Re-installing windows is such a drastic measure. Any other thoughts on how I might fix this problem?



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Hello Chrispa22, Rest assured, it isn't a fried motherboard. If it had been you woun't see anything on the screen. It's as simple as this. Your problem is related with the windows instalation you currently have. Try to boot the windows in safemode to see if the problem still manifests. If you have 2 partitions on the hard disk move all important data to the one not containing the windows files. The cleanest way to fix this would be to reinstall windows. Format the C: partition to make yourself a clean install. After the install everything should be fine. If you need more assistance please reply back or contact me on the live assistance.

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I've seen this issue in the past and it might be a simple fix what sometimes happens is the monitor defaults to a different display ie:you have also used the tv as a monitor etc. try hitting f8 on start up go into safe mode and reset the display its supposed to use hope this helps

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Repair instead of reinstalling,u lose every thing if u install OS after formatting

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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