I deleted programs and i think I deleted a driver becuz when I restarted computer I got blank screen that read "cannot display this video mode". How can I fix it?
I was deleting programs and I think I deleted a driver for my monitor because when I restart I get a blank screen that says - Cannot Display This video Mode. Any idea how I can get back onto my computer to restore back to original settings?
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Re: I deleted programs and i think I deleted a driver...
bring your pc up in safe mode by pressing f8 untill you get the start up menu then select safe mode once the pc is up rght click on a blank area of the desktop .select properties ,settings, then advanced change the refresh rate down to 60hz then restart as normal your pc should now display
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Hi, Restart your computer press F8 key from the displayed option select safe mode. After entering in to the safe mode go to device manager in my computer property, Hardware option. In that remove the display driver and restart your PC.
Check Sony's website and look for a support section, you can most often find manufacturer's drivers on the site. If not check out the computer specifications on google and look for the display chipset or the graphics controller it's either somthing with one of 3 things ATI, nVidia, or Intel Extreme. Then you can find a driver support site like driverguide.com and then load the drivers through there. it is free if you don't mind viewing an add or 2 and is pretty good with driver support. Do not use a program like driver detective most programs may identify a device but will charge you money to install the driver for you. My best suggestion, look for drivers on sony's website.
When you power up the compute press F8 key then enter in :"Enable vga mode" then go to display property and set screen resolution to 1024*768. Then check . If still same then enter in safe mode and uninstall graphic driver then start computer normal mode then install graphic driver. Also in safe mode go to start->run type in run "chkdsk /r" then press ok then press "y" then restart computer then it fix and recovers error on harddrive. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.
When you power up the computer press F8 key then you can see safe mode and other menu enter in "enable VGA mode" Then go to start ->control panel ->display- settings. Change screen resolution to 1024*768 Then apply and ok. then restart then check. If you still get blank screen then enter in safe mode and uninstall graphic driver from control panel -> add remove program wizard or device manager. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks.
Do you mean after windows has booted you have a blank screen?
Boot into windows in safe mode (by pressing F8) during the boot up process.
When booted go into device manager and remove any video drivers under display adapters, if it asks to delete the files as well answer yes.
Reboot into normal mode and let windows find the driver for you.
Try these 2 steps if they don't work get back to me :)
Step 1. Connect the video cable and turn on the computer. What happens?
the monitor screen remains blank (no startup screens or onscreen
display messages), the monitor must be connected to another computer
using a different cable to determine if the monitor is bad. Skip to the
Step to connect the monitor to another computer.
If the monitor is capable of displaying boot screens but is unable to
display Windows, use the following steps to set the computer to a
the native display resolution for your monitor in the User Manual or in
the product specifications for the monitor model. If you are unable to
find the native display resolution for your monitor model, temporarily
use 1024x768 for troubleshooting purposes.
Turn on the computer and press the
key repeatedly when the first startup screen appears.
If you are using Windows Vista, select
Enable low resolution video (640 x 480)
, and wait until Windows opens. To set display settings that match the monitor, use the steps in the HP support document,
Changing Display Settings, Background Image, and Screen Saver in Windows Vista
If you are using Windows XP, select
Enable VGA Mode
, and wait until Windows opens. Continue using these steps to set display resolution.
If you are using Windows 98 or ME, select
and perform the following steps to enter into a standard VGA mode:
Once Windows opens to the desktop in Safe Mode, click
In the Open field type
The MS Configuration Utility window appears.
button, and select
VGA 640 x 480 x 16
if it is available.
and restart the computer.
After Windows opens, click
, and then click
In the Open field type
button, and remove the checkmark next to
VGA 640 x 480 x 16
. Do NOT restart the computer.
After Windows opens, right-click on an open area of the desktop and select
(Windows XP, 98/Me) or
In Windows Vista, Scroll down and click
In Windows XP, 98, or Me, click the
In Windows Vista, select the native display resolution size using the Resolution slider. Set Colors to
Highest (32 bit)
In Windows XP, select the native display resolution size using the Screen resolution slider. Set Color Quality to
Highest (32 bit)
In Windows 98 or Me, select the native display resolution size using the Screen Area slider. Set Colors to
after you have made your adjustment.
The screen should blank out temporarily and come back.
If you are satisfied with the new display settings, click
on the Monitor Settings windows. If you are not satisfied or if the
screen just goes black, wait: Windows sets the screen back to the way
it was before. Try another setting until you find a display
configuration that is compatible with the monitor and meets your needs.
the native resolution is not available, download and install updated
video driver software for your computer. Updating the video driver
software can add more resolutions (graphics modes).
Restart the computer. The monitor should now display a full screen image in high quality. You are done.
Step 2: Connect to another monitor
a different cable, connect the monitor to another computer that has
video. Turn on the monitor and the newly connected computer. What
the monitor works, the video hardware on the original computer is
likely to be the source of the problems. You can try connecting the
original computer to another monitor that works to update its video
If the monitor remains blank, repair or replace the monitor.
Sounds like its simply going into power save mode. Does your screen come back on when you move the mouse or press a key on the keyboard? Is the computer still on? Check your power options in control panel.
Problem with the monitor, monitor cable, or video output. For monitor, if you have more than one input, make sure it's set to the correct one. Try a different cable. Try a different monitor. Check your video card settings--if you see the BIOS bootup screen while it's coming up then the Windows splash screen, then monitor blanks out, it's a Windows display setting. Boot into safe mode, then change settings--
Turn the computer on or Restart the computer
Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Boot Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected (the top option)
Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
When you are finished with troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.
Could be a simple video driver problem, try starting up your laptop in safe mode (Pressing F8 on boot up).
If and when screen comes up highlight 'Start Windows in Safe Mode'
Next a list of startup drivers etc will stream down the screen and tell you you are starting in safe mode, allow this.
If your lcd screen stays on then it's a driver problem, go to add/remove programmes and uninstall driver the driver and restart your laptop.
This should then start in VGA mode all icons will be bigger than normal.
Either re-install video drivers from setup/restore disk or go to laptops manufacturer website to download drivers.
If no screen even in safe mode LCD probably dead.
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