Was pootering about with the laptop the other night and left it alone came back and it shut down and rebooted with a blank screen.i have it hooked up2 a pc to tv device and the laptop screen was on the tv,disconnected the pc to tv rebooted the laptop & the laptop came 2 life,but i cannot find the setting to identify monitors e.g 1 & 2.its not there anymore.it's default monitor only + all the desktop items have grown, do i have a graphics card prolem? plz help, tattoodragon ?????????????????????????
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Addition to previous post: You can also try Safe Mode to correct your video issues, too. Restart your computer or turn it on. Count to three, then start rapidly tapping the F8 key on the keyboard. Choose Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking. Let it load up. Try info from previous post in Safe Mode.
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Press Start(ORB at bottom left for vista/w7) and if you're on windows 7/vista, there should be a list button on the bottom right side of the start menu saying "Shutdown"(windows 7) and "Sleep"(Vista), click the list and click Reboot.
On XP you need to click the Shutdown button and before you click shutdown instead click Reboot(Green button If i recall correctly).
If the laptop has a Vista sticker on its base, then the BIOS is programmed to accept Vista and only Vista. The only way to install XP on that machine is if HP has a BIOS update for that model in their support files. If they do, download the BIOS file and install it. Reboot and if the machine boots up and stabilizes, shut down, insert the XP installation key and reboot.
There could be a few reasons why this would be happening, An infection can cause your system not to shut down or restart on command. I recommend letting a professional take a look at it for you.
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If the LCD display worked until the processor over heated and then went blank, and would work again once it cooled down, then yes I do. As you described above, the screen going blank and blank still on reboot ( no time to cool down ), then the next day the LCD displayed again ( cooled down over night ). Appears to be directly related to the over heating problem. But if the display problem progressed to the point that the PC would boot up cold and the display was still blank, then I would think your graphics card will need repair.
This is hopefully a possible fix. I have encountered a similar problem with windows xp and vista. the fix I found that will eliviate this problem and a startup-reboot-startup-reboot... If you have your original windows (xp or vista) CD lounch it like you would do to do a system install. As the installation starts it will show ask you if you would like to do a recovery using the recovery console, just press ESC and go on. Press the F8 to accept the license. If Windows is not completly broke, it will find the original installation on your hard drie. It will ask if you want to repair. Press the R key and windows will reinstall your operating system, without destroying your software or data. After it is done the system will go to the windows startup screen. You will need your windows product key located on your machine or on the original software packaging.
I hope this will fix your problem.
Always use CRTL/ALT/DELETE to shut it down when something like that happens.
It damages the HDD if you do not shut it down correctly.
Unplug the power cable from the computer and let it sit over night. Plug it back in.
is your computer XP or Vista?
please let me know.