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Gateway laptop 450 rog

After booting I get to windows XP screen and then scrren goes black...never get to my desktop.

I have tried f2 in bootup and have gotten to my Setup Utility screen...now what?

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  • scfsportsmom Jan 06, 2009

    We have the disk and would like instructions from you to solve this. After the XP screen, it makes the windows sound like it is loading, but you cannot see anything on the screen, so no desk top.

  • Chase May 11, 2010

    When you say setup Utility screen do you mean the machines setup options or do you see a windows setup screen? If the screen is going black it sounds like you have a corrupted or missing file. If you have the Windows XP installation disk I can provide you with step by step instructions on repairing your installation so you don't lose any files or programs.

    Thanks,
    Chase


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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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