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No display except safe mode

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by mgeorgevich, Jan 9, 2011.

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  1. mgeorgevich

    mgeorgevich Thread Starter

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    I have an HP pavilion DV6000 and it boots upo fine however with no display. The only time I get a display is when it boots up in safe mode. I don't understand what is going on. All the LEDs work and I can hear the hard drive spinning, it just doesn't display anything. It is Windows Vista.
     
  2. kenny111111

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    what happens if you press the windows logo key (next to the alt key)?

    or the ctrl+alt+del keys at the same time? if you can get task manager open, click file (top left)>new task (run) then type explorer.exe OK

    see if that brings up the desktop.
     
  3. mgeorgevich

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    Still notjing. The screen is still black.
     
  4. kenny111111

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    reboot and start tapping the f8 key....you should enter "safe mode" back up if able- to external hdd or dvd's we will go from there..
    try and back your files up 1st...

    good luck!(y)
     
  5. mgeorgevich

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    It won't let me back up in safe mode.
     
  6. lunarlander

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    I think there might be a problem with your graphics driver. When in safe mode, go to device manager, find the video driver and choose update.
     
  7. mgeorgevich

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    I did that and what is weird is I have an NVIDIA graphics card but it doesn't show up in the Device manager even though I know it is on the machine. When I right-click on display/properties it saya on the top of the window, VGA mode.
     
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