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rhinojonson

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My monitor only shows the Windows XP screen when starting up and then goes blank. I had just manually deleted some stuff from my registry before shutting down. Reason is my zone labs scan showed it as a trojan, but would not allow me to delete it using the program. Maybe because I haven't payed for the full version yet. I'm thinking that the two reasons could be that I either accidentally deleted some software for the graphics card or that the graphics card went bad. I know the monitor is not bad, because it still shows the xp screen when loading up and if I turn the monitor off, it shows the graphics saying "monitor off". Any ideas?
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Tap the F8 key during boot up and try starting it in safe mode. You will only have low screen resolution but you will at least find out if the operating system is intact. You may just have done something to the graphics card driver installation and need to reinstall the drivers.

If it works in safe mode you can go to Device Manager and uninstall the drivers for the video adapter and it should work with reduced resolution in normal mode. Then you can reinstall the drivers and get it working again.

Edited by Tyger, 01 August 2007 - 08:25 PM.

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Thanks tyger. Is the video adapter and the graphics card the same thing?
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