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When i start my computer it doesn't open windows, well it basically does all the booting up and up until it has to say "welcome" it then presents a black screen with the message: input signal out of range. This it does but in the background you can hear the jingle of when windows has started/ opened but you just can't see your desktop. it has been going on like this for the past two weeks.

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The video driver isn't set up correctly for the computer. You need to boot into safe mode - after powering on the computer, press the F8 key. You will be shown a menu. Choose Safe Mode with networking. The computer will boot using a very basic video driver. Right click on the screen and select properties. Click on the advance tab. Click on Driver => Advanced => Update driver. Once the driver has been updated. Go back to the drivers tab and click on mode. Select one of the modes. Close everything and restart your conmputer normally.

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