Does it have on board graphics(built into the motherboard) If you are trying to install a different video card, then you need to set it up.
Hook the monitor up to the old one with the new one plugged in Look on the screen on startup for a SETUP or BIOS button(Usually F1, F10, or DEL) then go to ADVANCED and look for anything having to do with VIDEO, then if it gives you a list, with the new card listed, choose the new one. Then restart with the monitor hooked up to the new card.
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I would say your Graphics Adapter is going. Has it been overheating? Have you cleaned the Fan, Vents, Heatsink? Have you connected to a External Monitor? If the problem follows to the external monitor it's likely a Graphics Adapter problem, which is a problem in a laptop. Have you tried booting to Safe Mode? In safe mode your windows software will use the generic graphics driver.
Well first off, when you say 'but when it boots up the screen goes black', what option did you pick? I would try selecting 'Safe Mode with Networking" and see if you can't get into windows. If you can't get into windows in *ANY* mode, you're probably going to have to reload/repair the os instalation. If you can get into safe mode, install 'malwarebytes', an antimalware software, and see if it comes up with anything. If not, I would say that it could be a driver issue.
Hard drive has bad sectors on it which is why its giving you that message even though you can go thru the restore. Normally going thru the system cd and then the recovery cd should bring you into windows with the device drivers installed.
try to boot in safe mode first. turn on computer then keep tapping on F8 then boot to safe mode. once you booted in safe mode try to open notepad and word check if all keys working. if yes then try system restore it might be some conflict when in normal mode. if keys same problem in safe mode then try last known good configuration if still having the same problem with normal mode then try booting to F8 safe mode with networking. download the latest toucpad drivers and the latest bios for your system. install all downloaded updates then boot back to normal mode after. check if still the same problem. if yes then try to do system restore to the previous state when laptop keys was working fine. if all fails try to re-install the OS. if fails then have your touchpad, keyboard and palmrest replaced. (Note: when troubleshooting make sure you are using an external mouse and keyboard thru USB)
Do you have the original recovery disk? I recommend inserting the recover disk, restart the computer while continually pressing F12. Select boot from CD, press any key when asked, and you would want to do a "repair". That should fix your problem.
Try booting into safe mode.. press F8 before the windows screen, and select Safe Mode as the boot option. If that is a temporary fix, then reinstall the driver, and make sure your Hertz settings are correct!
Well it is most likely a issue with the Video driver as you are able to boot to the safe mode.I would suggest going back to the safe mode and deleting the present driver for the video from the device manager.before you restart the system just download the latest version from the support.dell.com so that you can reinstall it.Also check in the graphic properties which screen is set to be the defuat.Incase still not working i would suggest reinstalling the operating system before replacing any hardware.