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No display I see the display on safe mode, but not on normal mode. Right now I use external monitor to boot up. Any suggestion?? Should I replace video card or lcd?

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  • wilddngy May 07, 2008

    I'll try to re-install all my driver, and may have to re-install my professional XP version.

    Thanks Oldnovii and ThunderDan for your fast responses.

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    This is a notebook right? If you can see the video on an external monitor it is not the video card. Since it only works in safe mode it sounds like it may be a driver problem. What operating system are you running?

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I believe you are referring to a desktop PC.

You can press F8 repeatedly while booting to get the Boot options screen. It should contain a VGA Mode - this will boot your regular desktop with a lower resolution. Once in windows adjust the screen resolution to one that your Monitor supports.

Right click the desktop anywhere. Choose properties. Go to the right most tab "settings". Slide the screen resolution option until its where you want it. Click Apply. Do Not Hit any keys on the keyboard. Wait until it finishes changing resolution than click Ok. Close the Window.

If your screen goes black during this waiting 30 seconds should automatically revert it to the previous settings.

Posted on May 07, 2008

  • Daniel McMullen May 07, 2008

    I see you've actually posted this in laptop - either way it should still work the same.

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