How to enable a disabled laptop video card

July 12, 2011 at 23:47:35
Specs: Windows XP, 1.88/512
Someone disabled the video card for my laptop. Now, when starting up the Windows screen shows but after that its all blank although i can hear the startup sounds and everything else but no screen. How can I rectify this? I use windows xp.

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#1
July 13, 2011 at 00:11:58
im not sure any laptop motherboard has an option to disable onboard graphics if they had that would be stupid. did that person go to ur bios by any chance he might have messed around with the settings. try connecting the laptop to another monitor, do u have display?
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#2
July 13, 2011 at 00:14:18
laptop model number please

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#3
July 13, 2011 at 01:46:07
apparently he disabled it from the regular display settings when the os was running. on another monitor the response is exactly the same. i see the windows startup screen but nothing after that.the BIOS options dont show anything concerning graphics.

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#4
July 13, 2011 at 01:46:58
hp compaq nc6120

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#5
July 13, 2011 at 02:10:53
hp compaq nc6120 Specs
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/...

As u can see your laptop has no video card, it use Intel IGP. Can u enter BIOS? Try safe mode (start the system and tap F8 then safe mode).

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#6
July 13, 2011 at 02:29:10
kuwese safe mode is refusing to boot and yes, i can enter BIOS.

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#7
July 13, 2011 at 02:58:32
good if u can enter bios then u can reset the settings to default.
to do that in the exit tab in ur bios look for load setup defaults and hit enter then exit and save and see if that helps

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#8
July 13, 2011 at 03:30:17
already tried.no dice.

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#9
July 13, 2011 at 03:57:05
Do u have any linux live disc? Are sure someone disabled onboard video in device manager?

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#10
July 13, 2011 at 05:14:18
Did you try pressing F8 at bootup then selecting VGA mode?

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#11
July 13, 2011 at 05:15:55
i tried vga mode, same problem.i guess all that's left is reinstalling windows.thanks for the suggestions though.

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