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Windows 7: No Display

20 Oct 2010   #1
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 
No Display

My friend has a HP laptop.

A problem just happened that, a game (counter strike) hanged in the middle of game-play and then the system turned off(Like it does when you long press the power button), and from then the display is not showing anything (The OS(windows) boots up, that i can tell from the sound),

I checked it on my PC thru VGA connection and it turns out there is no display.

Help please.
any suggestions would work.

YBL.


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20 Oct 2010   #2
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

maybe the graphics card overheated how long was the computer on for?
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20 Oct 2010   #3
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

How do i get to know if that has happened?
Yeah! it was on for a long time.
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20 Oct 2010   #4
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

There is a possibility that the video card has fried in the process. I know that when my video card fried while playing COD:MW2, graphics started looking weird, mismatched colors and everything including just plain not working correctly under windows normal. If you have tried using a different video output with same results, more than likely the video card has failed and will need to be replaced.

One option is to borrow someone else's video card and see if you can get it to come back up with video first as a preliminary test. Or take your card and put it into a known working computer and see if you can even get the BIOS to show on another computer. However, I would lean heavily to a failure of the card in general.

Edit:

Forgot one more test... Hook your monitor to a known working computer as well, there is a slight chance the monitor might have had problems itself or the video cable, although you stated you tried different outputs. Either way, testing all possibilities will help narrow down the root cause first. But I don't think this is purely a windows problem but a hardware failure somewhere.
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20 Oct 2010   #5
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

try keiichi plan and tell us how it went
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20 Oct 2010   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keiichi25 View Post
There is a possibility that the video card has fried in the process. I know that when my video card fried while playing COD:MW2, graphics started looking weird, mismatched colors and everything including just plain not working correctly under windows normal. If you have tried using a different video output with same results, more than likely the video card has failed and will need to be replaced.

One option is to borrow someone else's video card and see if you can get it to come back up with video first as a preliminary test. Or take your card and put it into a known working computer and see if you can even get the BIOS to show on another computer. However, I would lean heavily to a failure of the card in general.

Edit:

Forgot one more test... Hook your monitor to a known working computer as well, there is a slight chance the monitor might have had problems itself or the video cable, although you stated you tried different outputs. Either way, testing all possibilities will help narrow down the root cause first. But I don't think this is purely a windows problem but a hardware failure somewhere.
You'll notice it's a Laptop so changing Video Cards is not an option
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20 Oct 2010   #7
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Damn my impatient eyes...

Well, laptop, sometimes it might be due to accidental video switching, like the Fn+F7 or whatever the F Key that has the monitor Icon. The problem still would be the Card though if you aren't getting video trying to flip through the different modes the laptop should be able to offer and from the description, it suggests the video chip in the laptop might have fried.

One thing to note to your friend, generally you don't want to play 3D graphic games on a laptop unless it is one of those heavy duty desktop replacement kind. The mid and light laptops tend to have not enough air flow for the video chip to keep properly for 3D applications that the chance of blow it might be higher than you expect.
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20 Oct 2010   #8
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

cant change graphic card..

so i guess is this it.
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20 Oct 2010   #9
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Try the Fn+F Key, see if it will switch modes, as Laptops of that sort with the VGA output sometimes can stick in a different mode. If you can't get it to display on anything, see if you can get HP to warranty replace the laptop if it is under a year or 2 old.

Edit: The other option is that there are USB-VGA adapters to at least get standard Windows video. However, do NOT use it for gaming. This should be only if you want to pull data off the computer and you don't want to try and pull the Hard drive out and try to extract the data through some other means.
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20 Oct 2010   #10
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keiichi25 View Post
Try the Fn+F Key, see if it will switch modes, as Laptops of that sort with the VGA output sometimes can stick in a different mode. If you can't get it to display on anything, see if you can get HP to warranty replace the laptop if it is under a year or 2 old.

Edit: The other option is that there are USB-VGA adapters to at least get standard Windows video. However, do NOT use it for gaming. This should be only if you want to pull data off the computer and you don't want to try and pull the Hard drive out and try to extract the data through some other means.
I was thinking the same :)

The icon graphic is usually that of a monitor or open laptop.
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