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Vaio cr series laptop - the desktop is all black

I got my vaio about 8 months ago, and a few weeks ago i noticed that when i switch it on, it would start normally..i.e the swtich user page comes on and i select the user but then and when it comes to the desktop appearing, its all black.i cant see any icons or anything, but when i hit the webcam button on my keyboard, the webcam works..and i can control and see my cursor..its like i can use my laptop except the desktop is black and the icons and start up menu etc.. are all disabled..please tell me whats going on.thanks in advance, appreciate your help.

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    PitVipermd May 11, 2010

    Check you desktop theme...right click on open desktop area...select properties...Themes. See if you can change the theme and restore your desktop. If not...check your video card in device manager and see if its working properly. Perhaps un-install the driver(after you have downloaded the latest for your card) and then load the new driver...reboot and see what happens.



    I would also google search for this problem to see it anyone else has experienced it with their laptops and any possible solutions they found or others recommended..



    Good luck.

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Restart the computer and continue press F8, you will get few choice in the DOS screen. select last known good configuration and press enter.
that should bring you back to where it works.
if that didn't bring back the screen, try startup in safe mode, restart the computer after the safe mode completed.

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