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#1 dyngdong1211

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:02 AM

My 12 year old son went into the control panel to change the size of the icons. Some how it made our screen black. When you start up the computer the Microsoft logo comes on just like normal and then it all goes black. I dont know what he did or how to undo it. I have tried safe mode but it does the same thing. It lists all the things and then it goes black. I need some help here please. :thumbsup:

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#2 TheTerrorist_75

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 01:03 PM

Sounds like he changed the refresh rate to one that the monitor cannot handle. Try tapping the F8 key on bootup to access the boot menu then select Safe Mode.

Try the directions in the link below.

Why does my screen go black after the Windows screen when I boot?

Edited by TheTerrorist_75, 22 February 2007 - 01:12 PM.

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#3 dyngdong1211

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 02:41 PM

I have tried this and when I hit safe mode it lists all these things in white and then it goes black again.

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 02:49 PM

dyngdong1211:

Do a System Restore to a Restore Point before your 12 year old played with the control panel.

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 02:52 PM

That is what I wanted to do but I can't get the screen to come up, it is a black screen. When I try to go into safe mode it lists all the drives and then it does nothing and goes back to a black screen.

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 04:06 PM

Instead of Safe Mode select Last Known Good Configuration from the boot menu after tapping F8.

Is this a custom built computer or proprietary such as Dell, HP/Compaq or etc.? What is your graphics setup (onboard video, graphics card or are both available)?
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 04:19 PM

It is a Dell computer. Just a basic computer. As far as the rest of the stuff I have no idea. As you can see i am not computer literate and yes, I am blonde :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 04:36 PM

What model of Dell? Do you have the recovery CDs?
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