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Windows 7: Monitor not working after recovery disk

12 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Monitor not working after recovery disk

hi, I recently used the recovery disk to wipe my memory because my cpu was getting slow, and it said it would restard frequently. I said ok and watched a movie. I checked on it often, the monitor went black. I thought it was just restarting, so I left it. I went to bed. 12 hours later, the screen was still black. I cant turn it on, I tryed unplugging the VGA cable, restarting it with the CD and without, and nothing will work. can someone please help? I also used an HDMI to plug it in to my TV, no luck.

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12 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You don`t use a disc to wipe memory, you don`t use anything to wipe memory.

You probably wiped out windows and that is why there`s nothing on the screen.

Reboot the pc with nothing in the dvd/cd drive and tell us exactly what shows up on the screen.

Any words at all, etc ?
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12 Jan 2014   #3
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Do you have a TV tuner card or have it ported any other way except VGA or HDMI?

If so plug in a VGA or HDMI monitor to do the install.

Reboot into the Recovery disks and watch their progress. Tell us if it fails ,where exactly.

If it fails you can try wiping the HD first before rebooting into Recov Disks, but since REcovery is an inferior install loaded with bloatware and duplicate utiltiies which interfere with better verisions built into Win7. For this reason most tech enthusiasts will not even run that factory install but instead prefer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Read over the steps to see if this interests you, ask back any questions. Stick with the steps, tools and methods and you will get and keep a perfect install as long as you do.
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