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Re: gateway laptop 450 rog
Be sure to circle through possible screen. use FN key + a key with a screen symbol on your keyboard (or check your doc) to switch from main screen to external monitor and back. sometime some techies use external monitor for pc final test and forgot to restore configuration to laptop screen. At restart XP is expecting the last used monitor and nothing shows on laptop screen. try also connecting any external monitor to vga plug. let me know if is fixing
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Yes, this sounds like the traditional black screen issue, but it's
different! This machine is a Dell Dimension 3000 with XP. System won't
boot. After Blue Dell BIOS splash screen with F2 & F12 options, it
just goes black. There will ultimately be a white cursor in the upper
left hand corner. I can edit BIOS with F2, I can get in to the boot
menu with F12, but I can't do anything after that. I can even get in to
the Safe Mode menu (F8), but it never boots.
I think your Windows installation is damaged. Boot from your operating system CD. (Go into setup mode F2 or delete during bootup. Go to the Boot select screen and set up to boot from CD. Place your OS CD in the drive and power on.) When it boots, it should give you the option of REPAIR. Select this and allow Windows to repair itself. I hope this helps you resolve your problem.
at the the top of webpage hit arrow on page in tool bar then you can change text sizes or zoom in and out.
let me know if that helps
also have you gone into device manager and update your display driver
if this does'nt help i can give another solution
The only easy check I can suggest is on the memory. Flip your notebook so that the bottom is facing up. Locate a small panel (with 1 or 2 screws) roughly 3X3in. Inside would be 1 or 2 memory strips held in place by 2 retaining clips, one on each side. Moving the clips slightly away from the memory would free the memory strip and partially spring up. It can now be easily removed. With a pencil eraser, clean/rub on the little gold contacts at the bottom. The slot where they mate with their holder could also be cleaned with an old toothbrush.
If the above does not correct the errors, then perhaps you are better off seeking the services of a qualified professional since the unit may have to be opened up and diagnosis performed on its various components.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information.
Good luck and kind regards.