While trying to sort out a display problem on my windows vista , I changed the display option from "system" to "automatic". The next time I restarted my computer, all started as normal except that windows did not load. I have a blank screen which does not respond to any keys from my keyboard. How can I access the system to change the display menu back to how it was? or is there another way?
While trying to fix a driver problem i wandered into various areas in tools , i think it was. There is an option list in there somewhere that gave me the choice to change the load up display from system, which was highlighted,I assume the correct option, to several other options, one of which was "automatic" which I chose. The result being that when I start up my computer, a blank screen shows up after the windows loading panel runs!
Hi, I have the Boot menu on screen, however the options are:
1. Removable floppy disc
2. Hard Disc SATA 1 ST3500630AS
SATA 2 : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203N
SATA 3 : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203N
I assume I choose Hard disc? It doesnt mention enable VGA mode!
Hi Jason, sorry to be so pedantic, but the options now areRepair your computer
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable low-resolution video (640x480)
Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)
Directory Services Restore Mode
Disable automatic restart on system failure
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
Start Windows Normally
These are the options.
Did that and computer made the usual microsoft sound when loading up but still the blank screen, although my monitor is receiving input as the little purple light is on, rather than the orange light when there is no input to the monitor.
Ok did that and immediately, A header came up saying "Loading Windows Files
A whole list of files it has loaded came up, the first being:
The last being:
Then there is a footer saying:
So far ( 3 minutes) and still no more activity!
No, still the screen I described above.
Still a long list of loaded files with "Please wait"
Hi Jason, yes that worked!
I have windows loaded on my sceen now in the 1280 x1024 resolution.
The normal resolution is 1600 x 1200.
The screen I had wandered into before was the Display SETTINGS-
Properties - VGASave properties screen-Driver tab Startup: Type then the drop down menu giving the options:Automatic, Boot, Demand,System, Disabled.
I will of course leave it on System!!
I have tried to now change the resolution back to its optimum ie 1600 by 1200 pixels but the resolution hasnt changed. Do I have to re-boot my system again now?
Hi Jason, I did rate your service immediately we were finished and left a tip as prompted. Windows are now working, although I can't get the resolution back to what it was. I also think that the graphics card is not switched on and the computer is relying more on its own capacity to accelerate the graphics!
Hi Jason, sorry I was called away on an errand last night.
Yes I would be happy to allow you remote access into the system. I will be back on line at about 7pm this evening, which I think is about 2pm your time? Can you give me an approximate time and I shall be on line then?
Hi Jason, I am up and around now for the rest of the day.I appreciate you may not be available now, but I shall periodically check my email until you respond.
Regards, Robert Sommerville.
Hi Jason are you available?
I have opened up the remote screen connect but you don't seem to be connected. Is there a technical problem?