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Black screen I inherited an old computer and had to get a monitor for it. The monitor didn't work well with it, so the guy told me to disable the display adaptor. Why I don't know. So now when I turn the computer on, I get a black screen. So obviously I can't even see where I am going to re-enable. I tried the voice narrator and am getting no where. Is there a solution to this problem???

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Re: black screen

Lol thats was dumb for him to tell u that maby he ment reinstall it not disable it go in safe mode f8 enable it again

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