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#1 InvalidUserID

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 07:05 PM

the Windows XP loading screen (the one with the green bar that moves across).

Hello all. This is on a Dell Inspiron 8600 with Windows XP SP2 that was working for fine for the past year or so until I went to turn it on a few hours ago.

It will show graphics on the screen fine up until the Windows login screen (where I normally choose the user and enter the passwords). It will show the green loading bar screen and then when it normally goes to the login screen, now it just shows black.

I'm currently using the said laptop, but hooked up to a LCD monitor so the computer itself is functional...just not the monitor.

I've tried restarting in Safe Mode with VGA options. Under those conditions, it will show the login and work normally...it just looks silly on a laptop. When I try to change the display settings in Safe Mode...the screen goes blank again.

Any suggestions or help? Sadly, I don't have the Window disk that came with the computer.

Thanks. :thumbsup:

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#2 Joshuacat

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 08:08 PM

Have you tried the Dell diagnostic CD to test the video output? The Dell diagnostic CD should have come with your laptop. You could also download it from here -

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...WW1&osl=EN#

Also, did you make any changes in XP prior to this issue. If so, you could also try the XP System Restore.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-xp-system-restore-guide/

Has your warranty expired?
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 11:13 PM

Thanks for the advice, Joshuacat.

I actually found my answer and it was the "reed switch". Apparently, it was getting stuck in the down position. After about an hour of trying to fix it, I said to heck with it and just cut off the little actuator that pressed down on the switch.

No more problem, screen is back.

Cheers. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 07:33 AM

I am glad you were able to find a workaround. :thumbsup:
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