Solved monitor works in linux and not windows 7 no boot menu

December 11, 2011 at 09:22:08
Specs: Windows 7
new ACER | LCD 23" 5MS G235HABD R monitor . Plugged into my machine , old HP AMD Athlon 11 - Win 7 . Duel boot . Ubuntu Linux . Old monitor HP w19e no boot problems . New monitor gets wrong input message and defaults to Linux . No boot menu . Works with crappy resolution .
Acer works fine on wife's machine . Her HP monitor does the same thing on my machine ... no boot menu and default to Linux .
My machine has problems , will not restore and an " expert " from my ISP zapped a line out of my registry and now many things wont work . Google earth , Chrome , Windows update , etc and other things can't update . I use Fire fox and get along ok or switch to Ubuntu and get along mostly fine .
I would like to get the monitor working on windows . Where should I start ?

Thanks Erik


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December 11, 2011 at 14:30:46
If you can still boot to windows with the old monitor, do it. If your friend remembers what line he zapped from the registry, he should be able to add it back or at least tell us what it was. When you said that you can't restore, did you mean a restore point? What about F11 for the recovery partition. Have you tried that?

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December 11, 2011 at 15:40:50
Thank you for replying Guapo .
Using the old monitor it boots up fine . Boot menu with choice of Win 7 or Ubuntu . As far as the registry goes my ISP takes no responsibility for zapping the reg . The official line is 'we don't do that ' I don't remember the name of the guy that did it so I have no clue as to what he did just it's effects . Adobe can't upgrade ...etc .
Have not been able to use a restore point for at least a year and a half . Months before tech support took the line out of the registry .
If I use the F11 to access the recovery partition , will what follows wipe out all my non windows programs , data Etc,,,?

Thanks Erik




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#3
December 11, 2011 at 17:05:50
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Since you can boot to windows, backup all your files & do the F11 thing. Yes, all will be gone but you won't lose anything if you do the backups.

If your new monitor still doesn't work, try service pack 1 for windows 7.

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#4
December 12, 2011 at 12:04:07
Your display setttings might not be compatible with the new monitor.

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#5
December 13, 2011 at 17:57:49
Hi Guapo
I worked ! I'm typing on my bright new monitor . I have even learned a little about backing up .

Thank you very much !

Erik


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December 14, 2011 at 06:26:39
Glad to hear it.

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