Blank Screen error and typing issues

By yeahisgood
Aug 20, 2014
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  1. I am running Windows 8.1. After restarts, the laptop screen would be blank, yet the computer would load. If I hooked up a 2nd monitor, it would show the desktop on that screen but laptop screen blank.

    Now when I try to type on that computer (I'm currently on a different computer) the typing of the keys is all off (none of the letters actually type what they are supposed to and some open up random windows and command prompts)

    I am wondering if this is a virus. Currently running Malwarebytes. I did a system restore earlier and the problem wasn't solved.
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,423   +77

    Could be a virus, but could also mean the motherboard is faulty. If still in warranty, RTM.

    Does the laptop have a bootable CD reader? If so, then download and make a bootdisk of a small linux (e.g. puppy linux). Booting off that will virtually prove if the motherboard is faulty or not.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2014

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