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No monitor computer starts up, dell progs load, window prog load and then the screen goes black. i can hear the desktop being loaded but the screen is black and i can't get to the settings to see if i can fix the monitor. tried safe mode but with no luck.

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  • wcornwell1 Jun 30, 2009

    thanks heavyvice,
    no battery, (haven't had one for a long time) can not see the desktop to get into the settings to restore. everything loads correctly. monitor goes down when desktop is loading. any other way around besides reinstall of windows xp? i really don't want to have to go through all that again. drivers @ dell site maybe?

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1) UNPLUG THE LAPTOP
2) REMOVE THE BATTERY
3) HOLD DOWN THE POWER BUTTON FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS TO 2 MINUTES
4) THEN PUT THE BATTERY BACK IN or DON'T
5) START IT UP...
After that when the system starts you can do the system restore START--ALL PROGRAMS--ACCESSORIES--SYSTEM TOOLS--SYSTEM RESTORE.Hope that will do. Otherwise you can re-install windows if you have a Windows CD.That will definitely solve the problem.There might be problems with VGA Resolution [if you have used the laptop with some other monitor or TV] or driver. For installing Windows Do Google Search.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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    Fardin Ahmed Jul 01, 2009

    Try removing any components attached to the laptop...make it light.If you can,try removing the keyboard wires and the screen wires [attach another monitor] from inside,1 by 1,n you can check what basically is wrong.I don't think there's anything else you can do then Re-Installing windows.There could've been more option if Windows could load properly but in your case there r not many options left.

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