Solved how do I get to reset screen in windows xp ?

November 12, 2015 at 17:37:09
Specs: Linux
When the computer is plugged in the fans start running but the screen stays black and it doesn't boot up.

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November 12, 2015 at 18:08:09
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Try two easy things first.

1. Discharge the motherboard by turning the computer off, removing power, removing main battery too if it's a laptop. Before putting it back together hold the Power Off/On button down for at least 20 seconds.

2. The above only helps at odd times so assuming it is still the same, turn off the computer then start tapping F8 key continuously and hope that it shows the startup menu (list, white text on black). If it does then select Safe Mode with Networking. You can do a System Restore from there which doesn't lose your own data.

If you never ever see a thing on the screen after powering up then you almost certainly have a hardware fault. The first step would be to check with another monitor (or try an external if it's a laptop).

EDIT: Let us have the make and model number of the computer.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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November 12, 2015 at 19:27:45
Did anything happen to it or did you make any changes to it between the last time it worked OK and the first time it didn't?

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