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Model: Dell Latitude C840 When I turn on the computer, white underscore lines appear across a page that indicates to select to enter in Safe Mode. I didn't click anything, so it automatically goes to start in regular mode. Windows XP attempts to open (has green vertical bars that appear as it is trying to load). Then a blue page flashes briefly saying something like "sorry for the inconvenience..." and then the screen goes black. Then, after about 5 minutes, the computer does this all over again. When I select to run in Safe Mode, Windows XP loads, and I can access my files, but the screen has lines across it (it is also made worse when I press on certain parts of the laptop). Any ideas? I'm thinking it could be the video card. Any suggestions? Thanks
Check the video cable and see if it;s properly seated. run the laptop with something that uses memory. if the video chip it going to show signs of problems, it will be more prominent when the laptop gets hot. most cases laptop motherboards have integrated video cards and cannot be replaced.
Posted on Aug 27, 2007
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Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The words "Safe Mode" appear in the corners of the display to identify which Windows
mode you are using. If an existing problem does not reappear when you
start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic
device drivers as possible causes.
If you don't know the cause of the problem, you can
use the process of elimination to help you find the problem. Try
starting all of the programs you commonly use, including the programs in
your Startup folder, one by one, to see if a program might be the
cause of the problem.
If your display works in safe mode then you have a video driver issue or virus or software issue.
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