My computer screen is blank; works on different computer.

Dell / OPTIPLEX
June 20, 2012 at 13:45:29
Specs: Windows XP, 4gig/512
Display goes blank after initial Windows XP screen is dispalyed.

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#1
June 20, 2012 at 14:17:40
does this happen if you come up in safe mode?

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#2
June 22, 2012 at 13:45:42
No; I get a screen in safe mode; not sure where to go from there.

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#3
June 22, 2012 at 15:04:20
sounds like the video was set to too high a resolution in regular mode which is beyond what the monitor can display.

See if you can in safe mode set the screen to 800x600, save the setting and then come up normally.

if this doens't work you would again come up in safe mode and you would use the standard vga driver for your video. This should allow you to come up normally and then choose your video cards driver and set the resolution to what is supported by the monitor.

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#4
June 22, 2012 at 20:10:32
I assume when you say it goes blank that it's black - no video.

Loading Plug-n-Play monitor drivers, or specific drivers for your monitor model, will set Display Properties to settings the monitor CAN display.

For 2000 or XP...
See response 9 here:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

starting at....
Boot into Enable VGA mode.

Note - that's missing this...

Remove any bootable CDs or DVDs you have in drives.
Press F8 repeatedly while booting, don't hold down the key, starting very early in the boot.
When the Windows "Advanced..." menu appears, choose Enable VGA mode.
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#5
June 27, 2012 at 06:54:32
did not get screen to use control panel; returned to safe mode and selected enable VGA mode; did not see option to select standard.

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#6
June 27, 2012 at 08:12:24
There is no "standard" to select.

When you load Windows the default way, that's referred to as loading Windows normally but that's not working properly for you.

See the directions at the link I referred to in response 4 !


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#7
July 21, 2012 at 16:26:16
You have installed Video drivers not suited to your GPU, you need to uninstall those recent Video drivers. in Safe mode (Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs).

Restart and got to desktop. Windows will oad the default VGASafe drivers (only about 4 to 16mb allowance for vieo ram).

Got o manufacturers website then model number of motherboard then downlaod only those drivers for your motherboard vga otherwise if you are using a Video card then, download only those drivers suited to your operating system and gpu model number..


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