blank screen on 515 compaq laptop starts up

November 14, 2011 at 07:58:30
Specs: Windows 7
blank screen on 515 compaq laptop ,i can go to start up menu but that's it tried safe mode but just a bunch of system drive lines appear

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November 14, 2011 at 08:16:56
Go here:
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.

Blank screen as in all black (no video) or all white (no color, no usable display) ?

If that's not what you're seeing, what are you seeing ?

Are you ALWAYS seeing video while booting BEFORE Windows loads, but no video (blackness) after Windows loads ?

Or - does the screen go black at seemingly random times, or it goes black a short time after booting ?

If you're not familiar with Safe mode (without networking), when it works properly, you see a screen filled with lines that show which programs are loading, then it stays that way for the last screen full for as long as a minute or more, then the Logon screen appears with at least the built in Administrator user and your user listed, you pick a user, then the desktop screen loads, a large window pops up and you are asked if you want to run the computer in Safe mode or choose something else. (Whatever you choose, you can run System Restore to load a previous restore point.)

If something is wrong with Windows, that may not work properly.

- If you WAIT longer when you see the last screen full of lines, Safe mode MAY proceed from there fine.
- The computer freezing forever at the screen filled with lines that show which programs are
loading doesn't necessarily indicate the last line listed on the screen is loading the program that's is causing your problem with Safe mode, but something is definitely wrong with Windows

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