I'm after some help please. The laptop's been out of action for some time so I thought I'd take a quick look at it tonight see if I could do anything to get it back up and running but I think it's knackered.
It starts fine, it lets you click on the administrator button and then loads on to the desktop fine with no problems.
As soon as the desktop appears it's ok for literally a few seconds and then the screen goes completely black with the just the pointer/arrow now enlarged stuck on the page and that's it, it won't let you move the cursor around the page or anything.
I can get into safe mode ok. I'm having trouble finding the Graphics Drivers though through Device Manager, I haven't got a clue which one I need to uninstall as I believe it may be a Graphics driver problem that I'm having.
It also won't let me go online so I can't get onto the internet, it says I have no internet connection. The home PC is connected fine to the BT Hub and is working with no problems. I've pressed F1 and the FN button to try and sort out the wireless but I'm still unable to get online. The laptop hasn't been used for a good 5-6 months now at least.
I press right click - Properties - then Settings as the advanced button is under that tab. I then click on the Monitor tab, click on the Screen Refresh rate, press the drop down menu and it all it says is 'Use Hardware default setting'. There are no other options on the drop down menu just that one so I'm unable to check the refresh rate and make sure it's 60ghz.
Also says just underneath that it says;
Hide modes that this monitor cannot display with a tick box, the tick box here is also greyed out so I can't alter anything there either.
The system is XP Home Edition.
It's a Packard Bell Easynote laptop if that's any help. Any help would be great please guys.
Edited by hamluis, 04 October 2010 - 09:03 PM.
Moved from XP forum to Internal Hardware ~ Hamluisl.