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Remove web browser add-ons, Run a hard drive defrag, and virus scan. Remove any performance enhancers tools, disable startup items by going Start > Run / Search and typing MSConfig. Uncheck as many startup items.
It is possible you inadvertently disabled your notebook screen. There is a feature that lets you alternate between the internal screen and an external monitor/projector. This is used in presentations and docking situations.
To check - try this, in the lower LH corner of the keyboard, find the "fn" key. It is sometimes blue in color. Now locate the F4 key. You should seen a symbol on it that looks like a large oval with vertical lines on each side. Press and hold the "fn" key. While holding it down, press and release the F4 key. If you had accidentally disable the scrren, this should restore it.
If that is not the case. wait for the system to fully boot up. Take the unit out of direct lighting, but not into a dark room. Look at the screen from a slight angle. If you can just make out images on the screen that resemble what your normal display looks like, then what has happened is the the fluorescent backlight that make the LCD visible has failed. This requires a rather extensive effort to repair.
The old card has to be disabled in bios or some times you can do it from safe mode by uninstall. For bios settings depending on the PC it self you would have to start the pc and first screen that shows up will tell you how to access bios settings. In the settings there is an option to turn off on board video card. Hope this helps.
Is this a cXXX series Dell laptop? If so, this is a common problem with the touchpad and integrated wrist rest and bezel. You can disable the touchpad within the synaptics control panel if you use it. If you just use the windows driver, you may not be able to disable this. I will sometimes just disable both the touchpad and touchpoint and go with an external USB just so it does not wander.
If you're pretty sure its your comm ports, boot up into your bios setup screen. (Tap Del while booting) Then go to the onboard devices page or any page that lists your com ports and change the property value to disabled.
hi, you should have specified about your laptop. but you can try the following steps. 1. check the powercord and battery. 2. check screen brightness and contrast. 3. assuming that you login . click start-> run ..( msconfig ) -> and press ok-> in the window that appears click the startup tab. now click disable all. this will probably help.. 4. or you might be running Vista in a 512 ram. 5. or you can try to insert the windows installation disk and start the laptop. and if the blue screen appears continue reinstalling the OS. this would probably help.